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300 Hour Yoga Immersion
& Teacher Training

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
– Bhagavad Gita

Yoga is an opportunity to sharpen the lens through which we see ourselves and the world. It is a practice of self-observation and a method of transformation

to step into your power. 

Take a journey that just may leave you forever changed.

This program is designed for...

  • Committed Yoga practitioners ready to immerse themselves in the teachings and practices of Yoga. Take a deep dive and walk away with an empowered, educated practice for life.  

  • Aspiring Yoga teachers ready to step into the role of Yoga facilitator.

  • Current Yoga teachers looking to deepen their education and refine their teaching skills.

  • Health, mental health and wellness professionals seeking to widen their scope of practice, understand the science of personal transformation, and add Yoga psychology and Yoga techniques to their current offerings​.

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Yoga is an evolving and empirical science.


This comprehensive program is designed to empower a lifelong practice and the ability to intelligently share the art, science and psychology of Yoga. 


  • You will deeply understand the foundation of a linage-based, time-tested practice

  • You will learn to creatively present and modify practice to meet your students (and yourself) where they (you) are

  • You will understand the research behind the science of transformation, witness the transformation in yourself, and learn how to foster transformation in others

  • Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to integrate learnings into your professional practices through expert business coaching

Yoga is a way of living, well. Learn a variety of Yoga practices to meet you at every stage of life. Walk away with a Practice for Life. 


An Innovative Cohort-based

Program Design

Three 100 Hour Training Segments 

Fall Term One, Winter Term Two, Spring Term Three

Join for an immersive deep dive course or

to apply for 200 / 300 hour credentialing with Yoga Alliance. 

The program is organized into three terms.

  • Fall Term One focuses on grounding in lineage to lay a strong foundation in a time honored tradition passed down through many generations.

  • Using this foundation, Winter Term Two and Spring Term Three will integrate Yoga into modern living. Yoga is designed to evolve to meet the times and the individual right where they are. Using our foundation as a blueprint we will creatively explore the practice to support Yoga's evolution as a healing and transformative science.  

  • Through our cohort model, you will gain deep relationships as you build a community of practice with classmates.


We believe the world needs Yoga now. Be part of the movement as we empower a shift in consciousness to mindfully live from our hearts and

plant seeds of transformation with our actions. 

Join a like-minded, mindful community and create friendships for life. Be ready to transform on every level; physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. You will have the opportunity to grow more than you can imagine.


Fall Term One: Ground

Three Immersive Weekends

Weekend One: October 13-15, 2023

Weekend Two: October 20-22, 2023

Weekend Three: November 3-5, 2023

Friday 10 AM- 6 PM

Saturday + Sunday 7 AM- 6 PM

Lay firm ground in this foundational 100 hour course.

Lean into tradition and take on the methods and teachings of Yoga for a lifelong educated and empowered practice. Our focus is inspired by Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Learn the history of this ancient method, the practice and the method of ujjayi, drishti, bandha and the art of vinyasa. In Fall Term One, you will learn how to use the Ashtanga Vinyasa system to creatively sequence and take on the foundational teachings from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  Leave this course with the ability to confidently, safely and effectively share a Yoga class.

Winter Term Two: Create

Three Immersive Weekends

Weekend One: February 2-4, 2024

Weekend Two: February 23-25, 2024

Weekend Three: March 1-3, 2024

Friday 10 AM- 6 PM

Saturday + Sunday 7 AM- 6 PM

Once the foundation is laid, it is time to build and create. Yoga is ever-evolving and designed to meet the times and the practitioner exactly where they are through direct experience. In Winter Term Two, we will learn the science of Yoga with an emphasis on applied anatomy and physiology, the art of sequencing, purposeful prop use and finding your unique voice. 

Spring Term Three: Embody and Transform

Three Immersive Weekends

Weekend One: April 5-7 2024

Weekend Two: April 12-14, 2024

Weekend Three: May 3-5, 2024

Friday 10 AM- 6 PM

Saturday + Sunday 7 AM- 6 PM

Experience and anchor your own personal transformation, live an empowered and inspired life and learn to effectively share the love of Yoga. Find your unique voice and step into the role of Yoga facilitator as a transformational change leader. 

This Program is Guided by Four Pillars

Pillar One


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Pillar Two

Let Yoga Live

Through You

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Pillar Three

Share the Love of Yoga

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Pillar Four

Become a Facilitator of Transformative Change

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Tuition Investment

Option 1: Pay by the Term

Three 100 hour terms $1800/each

Can be purchased individually

Total Cost for all three terms $5400

$300 non-refundable deposit due for each term at time of application;

deposit applied to each course.

Fall Term One $1500 due October 1, 2023

Winter Term Two $1500 due January 15, 2024

Spring Term Three $1500 March 15, 2024

Option 2: Pay for the Full Program (save $600)

300 hour program $4800

$300 non-refundable deposit due at time of applicaiton;

deposit applied to program.

Pay balance in full $4500 due October 1, 2023


Two installments $2250 each due October 1, 2023 and January 15, 2024

This program requires a minimum of five participants to run.

Yoga Alliance Certification*

Upon completion of coursework, classroom hours and graduation requirements students may apply for Yoga Alliance certification through the Yoga Alliance website.

*Program pending confirmation from Yoga Alliance


The Historic Smiley Building

1309 East Third Avenue Room #32 (on the third floor)
Durango, CO 81301

Are you ready to dive in?

Our Faculty


Sarah Klein

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Tonya Ensign, PhD

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K-Lea Gifford 

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Stacy Reuille-Dupont, PhD

Sarah Klein 

Co-owner of

The Transformative Learning Center

Lead Teacher

Sarah Klein is the Co-owner of the Transformative Learning Center (with partner Tonya Ensign). Sarah finds her Yoga home in the Ashtanga Lineage. She is moved by the devotion this practice requires and its innate ability to create a moving, breathing, meditation through its direct and clear nature. Sarah has over a decade and a half of Yoga teaching. She is the founder & director of the Ashtanga-Inspired Yoga Alliance certified Yoga School.

Teaching to learn, Sarah takes pride in annually continuing her formal studies with her primary teachers Bhavani Maki, Annie Pace and Larry Schultz (deceased) since 2008.

Sarah has a B.S. in Health Psychology and Human Development, Family System studies from the University of Vermont. She is a E-RYT- 500 with well over 500 hours of training. She is a certified Health and Wellness coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with continuing education credits in hormonal health and Ayurvedic studies. She is a lifelong learner, who thrives in exploring the mystery of life.  

Sarah effortlessly weaves Sutra through her asana classes and continuously invites students to look deeper into themselves through the wisdom of the practice. Sarah is an Ashtangi at heart, guiding students with the precision that is rooted in tradition, but not averse to pulling out the yoga chair and taking creative liberty to meet students where they are. Sarah’s love and devotion for Yoga shine through her charismatic and effervescent personality.

K-Lea Gifford 

Co-Lead Teacher


Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Asana Lab, Sanskrit

K-Lea is a second-generation Yoga instructor having started with her late mother, June LaSalvia in 1983. As a young teenager, K-Lea was surrounded by visiting Yogis.


K-Lea graduated from Florida State University in 1986 and is a certified Advanced Alaya Process Practitioner. K-Lea was exposed to several styles of Yoga until she was 22 then narrowed her focus solely to Iyengar Yoga during her pregnancy with her daughter, Chelsea. Seeking to dive deeper into the minutia of alignment, she began training for Iyengar certification and teaching full-time in 1990.

K-Lea's Training: K-Lea attained her first Iyengar certification in 1999. She was the founder/owner of two Yoga studios in Nashville, TN. She is currently CIYT, Iyengar Certified at the Intermediate Junior 2 Level, and has made several trips to Pune, India to study with the Iyengars. She is also a C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and with Yoga Alliance as E-500 RYT/YACEP.


Her personal background in gymnastics and certification in body-oriented transpersonal psychotherapy, meditation, and breath-work have enriched her teaching immensely.

Tonya Ensign, PhD

Co-owner of

The Transformative

Learning Center

Transformative Learning & Change, Business, Yoga as a Profession

For the past three decades, Dr. Tonya Ensign has been an entrepreneur and a teacher. She has invested in, owned and/or operated more than a dozen start up and growth stage companies since 1996. She has taught leadership in corporate, small business, nonprofit and academic settings from 1990-present and has taught as a part-time university professor since 2010.


Tonya began practicing Yoga in the 1990s and began to seriously study Yoga in 2003 prompted by rehab from a life-threatening blood clot in her shoulder. Her first Yoga teacher in Scottsdale, AZ taught her about anatomy and ways to heal herself, and she was hooked. Since then, she has completed many hours of advanced trainings and immersions including studying with Sharath Jois in California and David Swenson in Maui and Scottsdale.


Tonya is a lineage-based Yoga teacher (RYT-200) and practitioner who infuses Yoga philosophies and techniques into all her work. She is also board certified in Health and Wellness (NBHWC), a certified Personal and Executive Coach and certified in Positive Psychology. In addition to undergraduate degrees in Finance and International Business and a master’s degree in Organizational Development, she has earned hundreds of hours of continuing education in health sciences, psychology, personal development and other areas.

Tonya has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. She currently teaches and supervises doctoral student research in the PhD in Global Leadership program at Indiana Institute of Technology. She has published research on and is considered an expert in transformative learning, transformative change, leadership, and entrepreneurship.


Practicing an 8-limbed Yogic lifestyle has transformed Tonya and allowed her to share Yoga philosophy, the art and science of Yoga, nutrition science and other wellbeing practices with entrepreneurs, leaders and university students in ways that have transformed them too.


Reuille-Dupont, PhD

Guest Teacher


Yoga & Psychology 

Dr. Stacy Reuille-Dupont is a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed addiction counselor, certified personal trainer, certified nutrition coach, and formerly a group exercise instructor, yoga teacher, and fitness center owner.


She has over 25 years of experience working in the fitness and wellness industry and over a decade working in traditional mental health clinics, integrated care environments, and building a successful private psychology practice.

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“I was absolutely blown away! It far exceeded any expectations I had going in. It truly was a transformational experience! I could not recommend it more!”

- 2022 graduate

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