"Oh what a wonderful journey. The whole process challenged me in so many ways. The lessons on love, mindfulness, and vulnerability transcend yoga. You really owe it to yourself if you're ready for it, and I can think of no better people to help you along the way."
- Marc S.
The YogaSport Yoga School (YSYS) is designed to turn students who love yoga into teachers who can transform lives. Our program is unique and comprehensive in that we offer both practical, hands-on instruction as well as tools to enhance your personal growth. Ultimately, the YSYS will provide you with the ability to teach - and live - from a place of compassion and authenticity. We are proud of our program and our graduates. Together we have inspired thousands of people to practice yoga. YSYS graduates have gone on to teach yoga classes and start yoga outreach programs in schools, rehab centers, women's shelters, corporations, fitness centers, and yoga studios across the globe.
"This experience has been far more powerful and personal than I could have ever imagined. Angela has a gift for seeing, supporting and guiding you where you want to go. It’s not always easy or fun, but always amazing." - Krista H.
200 Hour Training - Yes, really. In order to be approved by Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour School, you must have a minimum of 180 classroom hours with the Director or equivalent. YSYS provides over 180 classroom hours with YSYS Director Angela, as well as additional hours in assisting, teaching, etc. Some programs only meet for 100 classroom hours.
Manual - Our manual is top-notch and updated every year. All of the asanas and assists are professionally photographed with detailed explanation of the posture, sanskrit translations, modifications and space for your own notes. Our manual is broken up into sections on Asana, Teaching, Assisting, Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle and Anatomy. Check out a few pages from our manual.
Community Classes - We support our community by offering $8 classes taught by YSYS graduates. YSYS graduates can apply to teach a Community Class at YogaSport and get real experience teaching at a Baptiste Affiliate Studio.
Life Coaching - YSYS Director Angela Wagner is a Certified Yoga Life Coach. Our training includes a very powerful Life Coaching component.
Assistant Training - YSYS participants attend Empowered Assisting Level One Training as part of their program. Upon completion of this weekend, participants are able to apply to be a YS Assistant and gain more experience and knowledge on the studio floor.
Community - YogaSport prides herself on her strong and loving community. All of the current YS teachers (who have all graduated from YSYS) assist the training and mentor current YSYS participants. You will find that most of our YSYS graduates stay with us after the training as students, assistants, teachers, or staff.
Baptiste - We have been a Baptiste Affiliate Studio for 10 years. Angela has been training with Baron since 2003 and has assisted him at his week-long teacher trainings.
"This program is so much more than learning the asanas! I truly believe that Angela and the YSYS helped me become the best possible version of myself and I learned how to share that version through yoga and teaching. It strengthened my existing relationships and created new relationships. It’s been a springboard to a fantastic life and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!!"
Shannon — Fall/Winter 10-11
"Teacher Training with Angela was a life changing experience. It was hard. It was emotional. At times, it kicked my a**. When I signed up, I was looking for a challenge, but I walked away with life skills that will help me be the person I want to be for the rest of my life. The experience totally supersedes practicing and learning about asanas and postures (though I learned that too). I learned about life, communication, compassion, anatomy, and most importantly all about myself. Angela doesn’t mess around either. When she says be prepared to work, she means it. The accomplishment and personal satisfaction I fostered over the last four months is invaluable, and it would not have happened without the support of the entire YogaSport community. Be prepared to sweat, cry, and grow."
Christopher — Fall/Winter 10-11
"There aren't many people in this world that can you give you a safe place to fall but love you enough to push you forward when you are too comfortable. Angela has just that (and more)."
Monika - Spring 2015
"Angela, like I have said before, God has placed you and this program here for a reason. You allow us space yet encourage us in ways to where we can be raw and share. Not very many people have that gift. You come from a place of love and nonthreatening being to improve the "whole" us. For that, I thank you."
Tara - Spring 2015
"Angela has been blessed with a beautiful gift that she teaches and spreads to others. I am 42 years old and this has been the coolest experience I have ever gone through and done for myself. I had never met Angela or anyone at YS prior to my training and they welcomed me with open arms."
Kim - Spring 2014
"With 100% honesty, I can say this training is a fundamental cornerstone for the rest of my life."
Mario - Sp/Sum 2013