What makes your program unique?

We are the only program that dedicates the majority of TT to your practice time teaching. No other program puts you front and center, crafting your authentic teaching voice, in real time, with real feedback for as many hours as we do. Other programs assign you lots of reading and busywork. At Open Up, most of what we do is provide the forum, the support and the real-life experience crafting your authentic teaching voice by putting you and your fellow trainees front and center, every time we meet.


What type/style of yoga does this course cover?

You will learn how to teach hatha and power yoga 60 minute formats upon graduation. You will explore yin and sculpt, prenatal yoga, nutrition, kids yoga and ayurveda in TT, along with functional anatomy, yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and extensive units on teaching methodology, incorporating Performance Element – the 5 Facets of a Brilliant Class, as codified by Open Up Yoga Teacher Training.


Do I need to have a stellar practice or any particular length of time having practiced yoga?

Absolutely not! Yoga is your natural state. Whether you are brand new, or are a seasoned practitioner, we are here for you to literally start where you are.


Who is the lead trainer?

Danielle Day has taught over 20,000 documented hours of yoga since 2003, and has been coaching the region’s best-loved teachers since 2010. Danielle is an E-RYT 500, an ACSM certified personal trainer and a USA-T Level One triathlon coach, and the former owner of Fruition Yoga Studio (formerly Hot Yoga Laurelhurst). Previously, a social worker, PRO Sports Club group fitness instructor and personal trainer, Danielle is a Two-time Ironman Triathlete, and self-avowed fitness junkie, on fire with the healing power of fitness.

To date, Danielle has trained over 500 teachers in over 50 Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-200 sessions, since 2010. Incorporating healthy movement patterns and fun challenging sequencing, Danielle has trained most of your favorite yoga teachers, many of whom have gone on to open their own studios.


When do classes take place?

Typically, classes are held 8am to 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays.


What if I can’t attend a class?

You are welcome to drop in to any other training session to make up any missed time. Sessions are held throughout the year at multiple locations


What would be the cost of this course?

200 Hour training is $3288 and covers Hatha, Yin, Sculpt and Power Yoga. Workshops and advanced training prices vary depending on the course and location. Early registration discounts are available.


Would the course help with opening up teaching opportunities?

Very much so. We have a vast network of studio owners and program alumni to which you become connected. We are a very small yoga teacher training program with a very large circle of friends!


Would this course be recognized by Yoga alliance?

Absolutely. Please see our school page on Yoga Alliance. We are the highest rated privately-owned and operated teacher training program in the state of Washington. You will see many reviews from program alumni there!


Why are you charging less than the other programs?

We want to enable everyone from all walks of life to do what they love and love what they do.

We are proud to offer such an effective program at such a great rate.

We believe in the Abundance of the Universe, and invite you to trust the process too.


In radical self acceptance and love,

Your Team at Open Up!