Our Next Training: Fall 2024

 

Training Starts: September 22  Duration: 12 Weeks Training + Teaching Practicum. 

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Worried you don’t look or practice like a “typical” yoga teacher?

Don't have enough personal yoga experience yet to teach?

Does teaching publicly make you feel nervous or afraid?

Concerned “yoga philosophy” could compromise your faith?

Don’t know exactly what you’ll do with your teacher certification?

 

If this sounds like you, it’s okay - every yoga teacher asks these questions. 

The Foundations Program will help you move through these challenges and become a confident yoga instructor, ready to teach your first class. 

At Living Soul Institute, we believe the calling you’re sensing is too important to be ignored and we want to equip you to pursue it.

A 200-hour holistic, Christ-centered leadership training and accredited yoga teacher certification experience with everything you need to step into your calling

Get The Certification

Earn your RYT 200 yoga teacher certificate

Build Your Confidence

Know how to teach a one hour yoga class well

Go Deeper With God

Feel your soul come alive in your practice

Establish Your Practice

Solidify your personal yoga practice

Find Community

Receive support from others on the journey

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200 Hour Christian Yoga Teacher Training

While every yoga certification program teaches you the “head knowledge” about yoga (poses, anatomy, techniques, etc), very few actually prepare you be ready to teach your first class.

The Living Soul Foundations Program is a holistic, faith-based leadership development and accredited yoga teacher certification experience that gives you more than yoga “head knowledge”. Our students are also equipped to develop a new lifestyle for themselves that prioritizes stress management, a healthy and functional body, and healthy rhythms for your soul. Through experienced mentors, confidence building experiences, and spiritual formation practices you’ll become a confident instructor that is ready to teach your first class.

Graduates of this program earn their RYS-200 yoga teacher certificate, accredited by the Yoga Alliance. With this certification and skills learned throughout the program, you will have what you need to get hired, run your first class, build a community, and much more.

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Meet your Guide

Kristin Gibowicz, Founder + Lead Trainer

Like many of you, I found yoga in a stormy season of my life.  

I wouldn't be surprised if you had a similar "how I found yoga" story - how you began practicing in the midst of a difficult season in your own life.  

I created the Foundations Program after training over 1,000 teachers for 16 years with other programs because I wanted trainees to go deeper than just learning how to teach the technical skills of yoga (the poses, anatomical terms, etc.)   There are many of those programs out there, and they are much cheaper than our program. Foundations is about growing into confident and holistically healthy yoga leaders.  It is a well-rounded experience that provides you with qualified mentors, confidence building experiences, and spiritual formation practices to become a person who feels prepared, and has clarity on their calling as a yoga instructor.  

So if you’re tired of dreaming and talking about stepping into your calling and are ready to dive into the real thing, then I invite you to join us for our next foundations program. Don’t let another year go by. If you want to become a yoga leader who is more present, holds space for others, and leads healing yoga experiences for others, then your next step is to enroll in our next program >

Have questions? You can book a discovery call with me here >

Kristin gets it - becoming a yoga teacher can feel nerve-racking...

She's here to use her wide variety of yoga experiences in both secular and faith-based environments to help guide you on your yoga teaching path.

● 20+ years leading yoga classes to thousands of people

â—Ź 15+ years training over 1,000 yoga teachers

â—Ź Worked for CorePower Yoga, Holy Yoga, YogaDownload + more

â—Ź Experience as a yoga teacher, studio manager, retreat planner, and yoga trainer

● A certified Spiritual Director and iEnneagram Motions of the Soul practitioner passionate about equipping and empowering people to pursue their God-given passion.

Access To Mentors

Kristin and the rest of our world-class teacher trainers aren’t kept behind some sort of glass wall. We are ready to engage with you as an individual and provide support and mentorship on your unique journey. 

Faith-Based

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are foundational to what we teach in our class. We are intentional to be a safe space for people of all faith backgrounds and journeys as we explore and deepen our spiritual lives.

“Ready To Teach” Guarantee

Surprisingly, many training programs never prepare you to lead an actual class. By graduation, we guarantee you will know how to teach a 1-hour yoga class and audition at a studio.

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Meet Your Trainers

Hands down, we have the most educated and experienced trainers (all have a E-RYT 500 credential - basically a PhD for yogis) in a first time teacher program.

Your trainers aren’t just yoga instructors either - they are also life coaches and spiritual directors who deeply care about the embodied faith experience and personal transformation that happens in each of our students during this program.

At Living Soul, you can expect a culture where:

  • We believe yoga is for EVERY BODY and offer each unique trainee ways to customize their style of teaching.

  • We are down-to-earth, funny, and compassionate.

  • We care deeply about justice, mercy, and living beyond ourselves.

  • We create an environment of belonging - connecting with each trainee in a personal way.

  • We lean into the questions and seek unity, not uniformity.

Kristin Gibowicz
Parker, CO

E-RYT 500, Trauma-sensitive Yoga Trainer, Certified Spiritual Director, iEnneagram Motions of the Soul Coach

Katie Pearson
Bainbridge Island, WA

E-RYT 500 & Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC)

 

Hope Stockman
Brussels, Belgium

RYT 500 & Spiritual Director

 

Jen Allbritton
Evergreen, CO

E-RYT 500 YogaMedicine

Luci Davis
Tyler, TX

Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT

Kali Gillespie
Victoria, BC Canada

RYT 500

Join us for 12 weeks and be ready to transform into the yogi you’ve wanted to be

Enroll In The Program

Our next 200-hr Training is limited to 40 students and the deadline to register is August 31st.

 

Complete The 12-Week Program

Engage in a mixture of live workshops, self-paced online content, mentorship groups and an optional immersive in-person retreat with your fellow classmates!

Step Into Your Calling

Start loving and leading others closer to God and themselves through yoga. Bring hope and healing to your community!

 

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Allison

RYT 200

"Excellent instruction, rich and challenging curriculum, lead instructor Kristin Gibowicz is all the things you want in a lead instructor: approachable, responsive, knowledgable and humble. From the anatomy to the yoga history to the pose breakdowns and cueing/sequencing how-to's this program was worth every penny and every hour I devoted to this training. Highly recommend!"

Tylor

RYT 200

"I can’t put into words how much I loved my training at Living Soul Yoga Leadership Institute. Kristin is a wealth of knowledge with a huge heart for the Lord. She is so personable and was always so accessible. I started this training strictly for my own knowledge with no desire to teach. Within a few classes my fire was lit to teach. Week after week I got more excited about my future in yoga and teaching. I can’t say enough about Living Soul. I recommend 1,000%!"

Nina

RYT 200

"I find myself extremely fortunate to have launched my yoga training journey with Living Soul Institute. The training was thorough, detailed, and left a lot of room for discovery. I feel incredibly prepared to continue my journey in learning and to begin teaching courses to others. This program was a beautiful blend of hands on and personal responsibility to learn. I would highly recommend, and plan to continue with their programing when I feel it’s right to set my sights on a 500 hour certification."

Amy

RYT 200

"My training with Living Soul gave me more confidence in my teaching and Kristin was so encouraging as I stepped into this calling. I'm grateful for the knowledge they taught, the depth of spiritual growth that was fostered, and for the fact that I feel equipped as I begin my teaching."

Ready to change your life... and the lives of others?

Don’t miss out on your calling. You can become a confident yoga leader ready to teach your first class.

Live Zooms start September 19th

Standard & Online-Only Programs Available

Standard Program

 3 Day Yoga Retreat + 12 Week Online Training

$2,750 Early Bird Price   |   $2,899 Regular Price (after July 31st) 

Monthly payment plans available. Affordable exchange rates available for international students - contact [email protected].

3 Day Yoga Retreat

Sep 29 - Oct 2 (In-Person)
Valle Crucis Conference Center in Banner Elk, North Carolina

There's no better way to begin your journey than to immerse yourself, heart, soul, mind, and strength, in a yoga retreat experience with Living Soul! This retreat will include new teachers, alumni, and friends.

Enjoy 3 days of Christ-centered yoga practices, soul care exercises, and the power of community. Your tuition includes accommodations (everyone gets a single bed), meals, and retreat programming including breakout sessions specific to trainees in our 200-hr program. You will be responsible for transportation to the conference center site & there is a Facebook page to coordinate ride share.

 

 

Online Training

September 22 - Dec 1
Live lessons via Zoom, online videos, and real-time practice 

Expect weekly online course curriculum that includes reading assignments, Christ-centered meditation and yoga practices. The live Zoom calls are recorded & added each week to the online course. Over the month of December you will engage in your practicum teaching to friends & family or co-workers in preparation for your teaching journey as soon as January 2025.

Class Times + Dates

Sundays, 3:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
(2:30pm PDT, 4:30pm CDT, 5:30pm EDT).
Dates: 9/19 (Orientation), 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm MDT
(10:00am PDT, 12:00pm CDT, 1:00pm EDT)
Dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/23, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12

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Online-Only Program

$2,499 Regular Price (after July 4th)

Monthly payment plans available. If you are an international trainee, reach out to [email protected] for affordable exchange rates.

We understand not everyone can travel and want to make this life-changing program available to everyone! The online-only version includes everything above except the in-person 3 Day Yoga Retreat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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