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 500 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 is a 500 Hour E-RYT Yoga Alliance certified Yoga teacher and Yoga teacher trainer living on the north shore of Lake Washington near Seattle. The founder and lead trainer of Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training, Danielle has led over 50 sessions of her 5-Star, top-rated 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified program, Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training. (Yoga Alliance RYS #117218, est. 2013).

Throughout her career, Danielle has trained well over 500 of the region’s best- loved early-career Yoga teachers since 2009, the majority of which have gone on to teach in local yoga studios, fitness centers, gyms, corporate wellness centers, schools, Native American Tribal Communities, Pilates/Barre and Crossfit gyms, MMA training facilities, private home yoga studios, winery and agri-tourism businesses, and both recreational and professional sports teams. Many of Danielle’s graduates have also gone on to open their own Yoga studios and successful Yoga businesses. Danielle is an expert Yoga teacher, having taught over 11,000 documented hours of public Yoga instruction in the region’s finest Yoga studios and gyms since 2003. Voted a Top-Five Finalist in Seattle Yoga News’ Seattle’s Best Yoga Teacher, 2015, Danielle has also been certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, The American Council on Exercise, USA Triathlon, and Body Training Systems’ Body Pump and Body Flow. Danielle served as a personal trainer with the 20/20 Lifestyles Program at PRO Sports Club, in Bellevue, Washington, where she was a finalist for Personal Trainer of the Year 2004. Since 2003, Danielle has taught Yoga in the Pacific Northwest alongside her career as an Ironman Triathlete and USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach. Danielle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work, from Eastern Washington University, where she started her journey with one goal:

To earn her living helping people take their dreams and make them reality.



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