About

 

 

Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training is the locally-owned program directed by Danielle Day, one of the region's most experienced Yoga Teacher Trainers. Danielle has trained over 450 people and counting, from ages 11 to 72, to become Yoga Teachers. These are people just like you, starting where they are!

You will be guided to teach high energy, safe and delightful yoga classes.

Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training's          "Performance Element" focus highlights tons of practical experience in the teacher training environment. While many programs merely lecture and offer a lot of philosophy and theory, Open Up puts you center stage from the first hours of training, honing your skills, revealing the glorious teacher that was inside you all along.  Every session of TT is about you up in front, working on your voice, tone, tempo, timing and delivery of intelligent, inspiring instruction.

Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training's core curriculum emphasizes 5 learning objectives.

When you graduate you will be able to:

  1. Teach a 60 minute class, divided into three distinct 20 minute segments: Warmup, Challenging, and Floor sequences, in both the Hatha and Power Yoga Traditions, as well as Yin and Sculpt.
  2. Utilize safe transitions, emphasizing active dialogue.
  3. Use music that facilitates the mind-body experience and enhances the activities at hand.
  4. Adjust yoga students energetically, verbally and physically as are appropriate, welcome and empowering to the student.
  5. Teach all levels, all the time, in real time.

Since 2011, Danielle has been teaching people how to develop the inner yoga teacher within, preparing them to be "show ready" from day one. Ask anybody in the region. Chances are, they have taken Danielle's classes, or have taken classes from someone she has trained.

Before choosing any teacher training program, ask them how much actual time you will spend teaching to the entire TT group. Ask what percentage go on to teach in studios. Ask how many have gone on to open their own studios. Ask if the teacher training program represents a small, intimate program with a big circle of friends networking you to the vast opportunities in the yoga community. 90% of success is really showing up ready to do your best AND who you know!

If you really want to be able to teach when you graduate, call Open Up right now!

 

Namaste

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Danielle Day

CEO and Founder

Danielle Day has taught more than 16,000 hours of yoga since 2003 in all the finest studios in the region.  Her teaching experience also includes over 15 years in the fitness industry teaching Yoga, Spinning, Circuit Training and Personal Training as well as the yoga formats power vinyasa flow, hatha, yin and Yoga Sculpt–the program she personally created for HYI in 2010. 

A former social worker and two-time Ironman Triathlete, Danielle learned anatomy, physiology and nutrition while working at PRO Sports Club in Bellevue.  While training triathletes and clinical weight loss patients in the 20/20 Lifestyles program, Danielle learned the industry's most cutting-edge research.  It is through this lens, that she teaches intelligently and handily.

Danielle began teaching Yoga in 2003, alongside the other group fitness programs she'd created over the years including Extreme Body Makeover and Cardio Blast. for PRO Sports Club.  She began as a BTS certified teacher in Renton at Dana's Body Zone, circa 2002 in formats Body Flow, Body Pump and Spinning.  In 2006, Danielle went on to acquire her 200 Hour RYT at 8 Limbs in 2006, and upgraded to E-RYT in 2012, as the Director of Hot Yoga Inc. Yoga Teacher Training program, training around 100 teachers in ten sessions from 2012-13, producing top teachers and studio owners of Pure 8, Glow Yoga Chelan and even "Studio Pure" in Argentina, to name a few.

Danielle recently completed her 500 Hour RYT at Twist, in Edmonds, grateful to have learned Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga in their program, studying under Janell Hartmann and the beloved Jen Mitchell.

Danielle has trained 500 people and counting from ages 11 to 72 of all abilities.  As a former social worker (1993-2001), Danielle is well-trained to help people "start where they are".  These are people just like you, starting where they are!  No matter what level of practitioner you are, Danielle will guide you to teach high energy, safe and delightful yoga classes. 

Her "Performance Element" focus highlights tons of practical experience in the teacher training environment. Since 2013, Danielle has been teaching people how to develop the inner yoga teacher within, preparing them to be "show ready" from day one. Ask anybody in the region. Chances are, they have taken Danielle's classes, or have taken classes from someone she has trained. 

While many programs merely lecture and offer a lot of philosophy and theory, Danielle's program puts you center stage from the first hours of training, honing your skills, revealing the glorious teacher that was inside you all along. Every session of TT is about you up in front, working on your voice, tone, tempo, timing and delivery of intelligent, inspiring instruction.   

Danielle's core curriculum emphasizes 5 learning objectives.  When you graduate you will be able to

  1. Teach a 60 minute class, divided into three distinct 20 minute segments: Warmup, Challenging, and Floor sequences, in both the Hatha and Power Yoga Traditions, as well as Yin and Sculpt.
  2. Utilize safe transitions, emphasizing active dialogue.
  3. Use music that facilitates the mind-body experience and enhances the activities at hand.
  4. Adjust yoga students energetically, verbally and physically as are appropriate, welcome and empowering to the student.
  5. Teach all levels, all the time, in real time.


Before choosing any teacher training program, ask them how much actual time you will spend teaching to the entire TT group.  Ask what percentage go on to teach in studios. Ask how many have gone on to open their own studios. Ask if the teacher training program represents a small intimate program with a big circle of friends- networking you to the vast opportunities in the yoga community.  90% of success is really showing up ready to do your best AND who you know!

If you really want to be able to teach when you graduate, call Danielle right now!
Namaste
425-890-2336