· 200 hr. Easy Day Yoga Teacher Training ·

Starting March 2018

Please submit application in care of Azi Tavassoli

How long is the training program?

TThis 200hr Teacher Training program will run from March to June 2018. We begin March 3rd and will end June 10th. We meet almost every weekend, with one weekend off a month. Saturdays 9:30 – 6:00pm. Sundays 9:00am – 4:30pm. See below for a list of our training dates.

What will the weekends look like?

We will begin most mornings with a yoga practice and then dive deeper into our curriculum. You will have breaks and a lunch built into your day. We encourage you to bring snacks/lunch, but there are places close by to run out. When it comes to content, every weekend will be different. We will be studying asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), proper alignment, modifications and adjustments of the basic yoga postures, meditation, mindfulness, anatomy, philosophy, sequencing, practice teaching sessions with feedback, the business of yoga, and more. Azi, Denyse, & Sheri will be your main instructors, but we will also be bringing in guest presenters as well.

How much does the program cost?

The total cost of the program is $3,000. If you sign up before February 15th, 2018 you get $200 off, for a total of $2,800. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of $500 to reserve your spot, which is then applied to your total cost. We request your total cost be paid up front, but if you need a payment plan let us know. * Payment plan options available.

All payments need to be completed by the end of training

Tuition includes unlimited yoga at Easy Day Yoga during your training!

What if I need to miss anything?

We know this training is condensed into 12 weekends. We understand that life happens. Though we ask that every student plan to be present for all of the weekends/hours listed. If you must miss any weekend, make up work will be required.

Is the Training Yoga Alliance Certified?

Yes! We are a Yoga Alliance approved 200hr training program. During this training you will learn how to register yourself as a Yoga Alliance certified instructor.

How do I reserve my spot?

To reserve your spot there is a $500 non-refundable deposit. You can pay in full or payment plan options are available. We take cash or check. To sign up, email julia.tavassoli@gmail.com and she will quickly walk you through the payment process for your deposit.

* Payment plan options available. All payments need to be completed by the end of training.

Whom should I contact with questions?

Contact Azi Tavassoli with any questions at: julia.tavassoli@gmail.com

Training Dates and Times:

We will meet Saturday and Sunday from March until June 2018. You will have one weekend off a month and the hours will be as follows: Saturdays 9:30am – 6:00pm. Sundays 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Here are the dates:


3rd & 4th
10th & 11th
17th & 18th
24th & 25th


7th & 8th
14th & 15th
21st & 22nd


5th & 6th
12th & 13th
19th & 20th


2nd & 3rd
9th & 10th GRADUATION

We are resting on:


31st & 1st


28th & 29th


26th & 27th

Required Reading:

- The Yoga Toolbox

- The Secret Power of Yoga by Nichala Joy Devi

- The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele

Suggested Reading:

- Hatha Yoga Pradipika

- Moving Into Stillness: Erich Schiffman

- The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

- Yoga Body by Judith Lasater

- Living Gita and Yoga Sutras by Sri Swami Satchidananda

- Ayurveda and the Mind by Frawley

Why Easy Day Yoga Teacher Training?

- Out of all the teacher training programs… Why Easy Day?

- Easy Day Yoga teacher training is more then just learning to become a RYT-200. It’s more then just learning a handful of postures and a sequence so you can teach a safe and effective class.

- Our teacher training program is a mind, body and soul program/training. The foundation of our training is movement, meditation, mindfulness, and lifestyle/nutrition. Yes, you’ll learn to become a knowledgeable and skilled teacher, but it will go much deeper then that.

- These amazing layers and tools will build upon each other that will give you a solid foundation not only for teaching, but in your own personal lives as well. Tools you can share on and off the mat.

- We have a passionately, skilled group of amazing teachers who can’t wait to share with you what lights them up and the beautiful path of yoga.

- We hope that you join us on this amazing journey and we can’t wait to share space with you.

- Blessings and Namaste.

Lead teachers

Denyse Peterson

Denyse Peterson :

- Denyse Peterson is one of the first in the nation to receive a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health and is certified as a Yoga Therapist by The International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 and a provider of continuing education (YACEP).

- Her certifications include: Relax and Renew Trainer, Reiki Master from the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage for over 10 years, NASM Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Group Fitness Instructor with over 30 years of experience and is currently pursuing her Ayurvedic Coaching certificate.

- Denyse is the owner operator of Virginia Yoga Therapy, LLC and also works as an Adjunct Faculty member and Clinic Supervisor in the Yoga Therapy program at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Denyse fully believes in the healing power of yoga for physical, emotional and mental health.

- She has experienced relief from fibromyalgia with her practice and witnessed amazing results with her students and clients. She loves sharing her passion of yoga and a healthy lifestyle and is grateful for the opportunity to never stop learning. She enjoys walking her dogs, stand up paddle board and reading.

Kanta Haran

Kanta Haran :

- Center, in Lenox, MA. In 2000, she earned her teaching certification through the Integral Yoga Teaching Academy, in Buckingham, VA. She has returned to Satchidananda Ashram several times to serve in the Integral Yoga Academy as Teacher Training Staff, and as the Academy and Teacher Training Administrator. Kanta has studied and practiced many different Yogic styles and traditions, but enjoys teaching and practicing Hatha. In addition to the physical and mental benefits of Yoga, Kanta loves learning about the tradition, philosophy and science behind Yoga and includes these teachings in her classes. As a Yoga Therapist, she focuses on the therapeutic qualities of yoga and enjoys sharing the healing benefits of yoga with clients who have physical, mental, and emotional challenges. With a Master's degree in Counseling and Sport Psychology, She is also a Certified Stress Management Coach, Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, and a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. Kanta is currently enrolled in a 750 hour Massage Therapy Training to be completed June 2017.

Kate Bharati Thuss

Kate Bharati Thuss :

- Kate is a Reiki Master and Integral Hatha trained RYT-200. She specializes in working with people living with depression and anxiety, though she enjoys working with anyone who is in pursuit of living a more balanced and joyful life. The gentle practices of Reiki & Yoga have been an integral part in her own well being and recovery from depression, and she’d love to share the tools and techniques she’s learned to help you manage your mood more effectively. She’s available for both Reiki and Yoga sessions privately here at Easy Day Yoga.