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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING REVIEWS

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 2023
200 Hour & 50 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

Ralph
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Careful, loving, thorough training by a team of skilled instructors in a welcoming, nurturing, growth- and community-fostering environment. A wonderful setting with amazing vistas. Training in many yoga styles with a comprehensive curriculum and excellent supplementary texts. Intense but well-paced. A life-changing experience that has prepared me to teach in a diversity of settings to students of all ages and ability levels. Plus new friendship bonds that are certain to last a lifetime. Thank you. 

Sandra
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Pure Yoga teacher training provides a excellent, and comfortable environment in which to learn. Shannon and her staff are the best and I highly recommend Pure Yoga Teacher Training to all up coming yoga instructors.

Ellie

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AMAZING

Rachael

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Chantel
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This is an excellent training! I feel fully supported and completely prepared and ready to start!!! I will be forever grateful to Pure Yoga Teacher Training for giving me a firm foundation to start my teaching!

Cheri
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"The training was thorough and complete, Shannon knows the practice inside and out, and was able to convey her knowledge so we could absorb it and make it our own. Shannon was fully present not only during the training hours, but after hours as well. Everything that was required was presented, and more. Questions were encouraged and discussion was lively and fruitful. I left this training feeling more prepared than I imagined was possible. I can’t wait to take what I learned and share it with my community.

Christy
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200 HR WIN Pure Yoga Teacher Training was an incredible, beautiful, and transformative experience. I couldn’t more highly recommend Shannon and the rest of the instructors, who have left me feeling fully prepared to begin my yoga teacher journey, leading from the heart. Thank you 🙏

Jessica
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I completed my RYT-200 at Pure Yoga Teacher Training in July 2023 and was amazed how much I learned in a short time. Shannon and Amie are fantastic instructors; both are knowledgeable, kind, and fun! I have a great foundation for teaching a wide variety of yoga classes and also came away with wonderful friendships. The setting near Mt Hood was inspiring and the course content was life-changing. I highly recommend this training!

Scott
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"The actual 16 day experience was intense, educational, and fun...and my appreciation continues to grow long after the "training" ended. Time on my own continues to show what a comprehensive and robust foundation I received from Shannon and Amie (and others) at Pure Yoga YTT. I've secured two separate yoga teaching jobs and feel confident offering a wide variety of yoga classes while helping my students understand some basic aspects of yoga history and philosophy. All of this is due to the tremendous care and personal support I received during my RYT-200 experience."

"Do yourself a favor and just sign-up"

"If you're even considering becoming a yoga teacher and come across this opportunity, don't overthink it and just sign-up! The 16 days are intense, both emotionally and physically, and the instruction was well grounded in various aspects of yoga theory to complement the practice of learning, doing, and teaching poses. I feel much more confident about teaching yoga with a foundation in the history, philosophy, and central tenets of yoga. I also felt well supported by both Shannon and Amie ... before, during, and now after the training. Such a powerful and positive experience ... and I highly recommend it for anyone else looking to become a certified yoga teacher."

Kaitlyn
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"Pure perfection "


"The experience here taught me so much more than being a yoga instructor. If you come here willing to show up authentically and put in the work, you’ll leave here with an open heart, ready to share your gift with your community."

Jen
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"This was a life-changing, transformative experience, And I truly learned how to teach a yoga class."

Kari
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"Well rounded training that truly teaches a person how to teach a full hour class off the mat, in person, in a small group setting in 16 days!"

Charlotte
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Perle
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"Shannon is a very good and professional teacher. This was an intense yoga training. I felt empowered and challenged all at the same time. I highly recommend her teaching."

Kai
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"A sweet yurt in the most beautiful setting with a view of Mt Hood. The training was so comprehensive and amazing. Thank you!"

Simone
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"Shannon and Amie are incredible teachers with so much wisdom and kindness to offer. I was well prepared to teach off the mat and feel very supported beyond the teaching. I strongly recommend this teacher training, you will have a lovely time!"

Michelle
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"I am very impressed with the quality and comprehensiveness of this teacher training."

Madeline
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"Amazing experience. In 16 days I have grown exponentially not only as a yoga teacher, but as a human being. I wish I had more words to use to encourage others to start down this path. Life changing. Can't wait to continue growing & learning. 10 out of 10."

2022
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

Matthew
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"With the many various styles we were exposed to, we all received a bountiful number of ways to utilize this certification. My favorite part of this program was the support we received and were offered throughout the entire stay & beyond.

Shannon Red Cloud and Amie DiGennaro are superb people and instructors who value their profession and knowledge. I am sure to be in contact with both for my entire career. Everyone's energy was sublime."

Courtney
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"It was easily one of the best experiences of my life getting my Yoga Teacher Training certification from Pure Yoga in the Dalles, OR. I truly learned how to teach, as I was guided to teach each day of the training. It was both an in depth analysis of yoga postures, history, anatomy, and so much more - and also a healing journey. I made lifelong friends and have nothing but the highest remarks for Shannon and Amie. Forever grateful to them as my yoga teachers!"

Kendall
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"I could not recommend Pure Yoga Teacher Training more! I had an incredible experience with my YTT, and I grew so much as a person and teacher under Shannon and Amie's guidance. I felt fully supported throughout my journey and was given ample space to grow my confidence as a teacher. Beyond learning the physical asanas and the history of yoga, I learned what it means to practice yoga and how to use what I've learned to impact the lives of others."

Cassandra
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"A two-week escape in the Dalles, an excellent opportunity to learn and grow. Shannon and Amie created a welcoming environment that allowed for students to enhance their skills and talents to become confident in their teaching and abilities."

Lisa
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"My training under Pure Yoga Teacher Training with Shannon and Amie has been life changing. I gained a strong foundation in yoga, both physically and mentally. I would recommend this training to everyone."

Bella
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"This yoga training exceeded all my expectations. I felt so supported, cared for and welcome at this training. Shannon and Amie are so incredibly knowledgeable about what they are teaching and truly give everyone the time and expertise we need to thrive. I was so full of self doubt and anxiety before our training started and I left feeling so motivated, prepared and excited to start teaching. I highly recommend this training and am so sad that it’s already over! So much love for Shannon, Amie and my fellow trainees."

Julie
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"An absolutely amazing and transformative experience. There is learning in every sense of the word, both in the physical practice and the spiritual practice. Amie and Shannon are such supportive and wise teachers that created such a welcoming space to be vulnerable and grow. This is an experience of a lifetime that I will forever be integrating back into my life!"

Parker
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"I feel so much more prepared than I am sure most trainings prepare you. The training was very hands-on and physically demanding which made the learning stick with me. I also appreciate the intimate environment for learning and making the experience so personal. The experience was worth every penny."

Norma
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"I was a bit nervous to take my yoga practice to the next level and when I signed up for this 200 hour YTT program I wasn't sure what to expect. Prior to this training, email communication was excellent and Shannon answered all my questions. Little did I know that upon arriving and meeting the people I was going to spend the next day with that Shannon would skillfully bond us as a group while simultaneously teaching us how to teach yoga from day one! This training is so much more than just teaching the asanas. It is a very comprehensive beginning level introduction to yoga both mentally and physically. So much more than what I could have even expected. I would definitely reccomend taking this teacher training if you are interested in teaching. When you leave you will feel so confident in your ability to succeed! Thank you Shannon and Amie for a truly unforgettable, growth filled, supportive and remarkable experience learning how to teach yoga."

Maggie
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"Life-changing experience. I feel so lucky and blessed to be taught by such empowering women. This training is unlike any other. It brings a well rounded curriculum focusing on the mind, body and spirit. These instructors do great scaffolding and teaching. They meet students where they are."

Sophia
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"Wonderful training! The teachers are incredible. Lovely setting. Changed my life."

Chanda
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"This RYT training exceeded my expectations! Shannon teaches students to be teachers. A personalized way I feel confident and well equipped to go to a studio and teach."

Anna
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"I am 100% confident and ready to teach. Favorite aspects of this training include the seclusion and quiet of the homestead. The curriculum of the program was perfect. Loved learning about mudras, mantras, and tying in together with pranayama and meditation. What Shannon and Amie did was to teach people HOW TO TEACH YOGA....and not just about yoga. I would 100% recommend this training. Loved Leah, Tania and Sam. Very nice to pepper in some from folks from the yoga community."

Johanna
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"The 200 hour YTT with Shannon and Amie at Pure Yoga was amazing. It was fun, professional, well structured, personal and they did such a great job preparing us for teaching. I feel confident to start teaching outside of training. I highly recommend YTT with Pure Yoga!"

Max
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Kami
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"I loved that Shannon provided so many opportunities to practice teaching so that I could feel confidant to walk into a studio and lead a class."

Victoria
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"I absolutely loved my training with Pure Yoga Teacher Training in The Dalles. Shannon is a wealth of information and helped me feel ready to teach in any life setting."

Nova
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"This training was the complete package. Not only do I feel absolutely prepared to competently instruct a yoga class, I also enjoyed a beautiful and healing experience through this two week course. Shannon and Amie are amazing people and instructors, the other students are wonderful and we've created a bond that is so genuine and unique. Can not recommend Pure Yoga teacher training enough."

Summer
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"I feel confident, prepared and ready to teach. My favorite part was meeting everyone and hearing everyones different perspectives. I loved meeting, growing and learning with everyone. I 100% recommend this training for the closeness and although being away from home was odd, it definitely began to feel like a home away from home."

Zamara
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"Shannon and Amie, have a wealth of knowledge. This school is perfect if you want to learn to be an effective, knowledgeable, safe, and aware yoga instructor. I definitely recommend Pure Yoga to anyone looking to expand their teaching skills!"

Lauren
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"Exceptional training program! Thank you for preparing me to share yoga with my community."

 2021 
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

Alanna
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"Life changing. Best choice I have ever made."

Justin
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"Shannon and Amie are two of the most awesome, devoted, dedicated teachers that I have ever had the honor to learn from and practice with."

Jennifer
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"Pure Yoga Teacher Training was a wonderful and spiritually fulfilling experience. I feel like I made life long friends and I am walking out of here capable and confident that I could teach a yoga class! The care and thoughtfulness that went into preparing for our "stay on campus" aka in the house and the food preparation and the community bonding that was so professionally cultivated was priceless. I feel like we won the jackpot by attending this yoga training with Pure Yoga Teacher Training."

Jocy
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"LIFE CHANGING. The program was intense and complete. Shannon and Amy are truly knowledgeable teachers. Shannon has an amazing intuition and Amy has the most welcoming presence--both qualities of true teachers. I left the training full of resources and with the confidence to teach out in the "real world" right away. The Red Cloud's home is welcoming and they make you feel right at home. The views are amazing. The whole property is full of positive energy. Our time was blessed with tons of hummingbirds during the day and stars at night. Overall, highly recommend this program format of immersing yourself for two weeks with like-minded people. It's the community that gets build that also plays a big part in the learning process. I loved my time here and will cherish it forever."

Hanna
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"My time and experience at Pure Yoga Teacher Training was truly life changing. This opened up so many doors as well as friendships. I learned from the Shannon Red Cloud, an inspiring and amazing teacher. I felt truly centered and welcomed over the 200Hr Teacher Training. Highly Recommend!"

Lindsay
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"My experience with Pure Yoga was transformative! The property is beautiful and Shannon and her family were so welcoming. Teachers were very supportive."

Teresa
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"This is the most positive life changing thing I’ve done for myself! Much appreciate!"

Nelly
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"Shannon Red Cloud is a true gift to the yoga community. I highly recommend her training. I have been a school teacher for over 15 years and can say she is an excellent teacher for all types of learners (visual, hands on, repetition). I hope she keeps teaching (Amie DiGennaro too) for a very long time."

Daniel
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"Nothing but great things to say about my experience in teacher training. Well organized, structured, communicated, and executed. Serious yet fun. Will recommend to everyone."

Mindy
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"I would recommend this program to everyone. It was an amazing experience. Location quiet and beautiful, instruction informative and encouraging. Shannon and Amie are the best!"

Kaylee
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"Pure Yoga Teacher Training was amazing. All the teachers were genuine, inclusive, and beyond passionate. It was simply magical:) I feel confident teaching a class after attending."

Melody
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"Wonderful, Inspiring, transformational! What a beautiful training. I truly feel blessed to have been involved. Magic happens here."

Ram
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"It was awesome."

Serli
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"I'm glad I chose Pure Yoga Teacher Training to do my yoga training. I had a wonderful experience and the teachers Shannon Red Cloud and Amie DiGennaro are wonderful human beings. I highly recommend the Pure Yoga Teacher program because it is a serious program, with great teachers in a fantastic place."

Adrielle
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"Pure Yoga Teacher Training was wonderful! The connections made with your special group of co-trainees is a very unique experience. The hosts and teachers are kind, hospitable and make you feel right at home."

Meleah
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"This experience was so special. This is excellent training in a magnificent setting with views of Mt Hood. I made friendships that will last a lifetime. I am ready to teach with the training I received and thankful for support after training ended."

 2020

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

Crystal
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"I feel ready to teach a yoga class and incorporate yoga into my classroom. Shannon's passion is admirable and her personal attention is excellent. Amie is very thorough and knowledgable." 

Makenna
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"I love how intimate this teacher training was. I'm honored to have learned under Shannon and Amie."

 

 

"The journey was real!"

"I cannot even put this experience into words. Shannon is so full of love and has so much knowledge to offer. Amie is such a light and so passionate about what she teaches. I've learned so much by being here."

Nenita
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Ester
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Ela
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"Pure Yoga Teacher Training prepared me to teach yoga with confidence; furthermore, it offered me genuine connections and meaningful conversations. I started YTT during a turbulent time in my life, the supportive environment and the energy of Shannon and her teaching team made my experience one I will always value and be most grateful for. I think that if your goal is to teach yoga after completing your training then this will prepare you to do it, I was able to practice teach throughout this training and receive feedback with care and compassion. If you are reading reviews of a bunch of different schools trying to figure out where you might fit in, I can say from my own experience that I am so happy I went to Pure Yoga and I would choose learning from Shannon and her team of teachers again and again. Thank you."

Cameo C.
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"This experience has been priceless. Fantastic class structure in the midst of Covid. This program was just what I needed during this time."-Jennie

"I learned so much about postures, sequencing, 8 limbs of yoga, history, anatomy, meditation, and how all of these things are connected in yoga. I am grateful for this experience" 

Cairin
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"This training has been a blessing. I lost touch with my yogic path and this training brought me back on track. My favorite part of this training was our teachers Amie and Shannon and the wonderful people I met here. I won't forget this experience and all of the insight I've gotten."




Caroline
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"Pure Yoga’s RYT 200 teacher training was a wonderful combination of professionalism and intimacy with a small class size and personal individualized attention and feedback. As a physical therapist I was grateful for the focus on safety, anatomy, and attention to cues ( verbal and physical ) that ensure a comfortable and safe environment for all - I feel I have become a better clinician thanks to my time learning from the wonderful teacher trainers at Pure Yoga. This program provides great resources and was able to give us the experience of teaching a full class to clients as part of the training."

Gary
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"Pure Yoga Teacher Training embraced my unique enthusiasm for yoga. They provided a well-rounded curriculum and encouraged each student to embrace their interests, as well as a giving a disciplined approach to teaching asana safely to all kinds of people. My personal practice thrived at Pure Yoga Teacher Training as well."

Laura
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"My experience at Shannon's YTT 200 was a very good one! Shannon is very intentional and thoughtful in the way she runs her program, not to mention incredibly experienced and knowledgeable. Her passion for helping trauma through yoga is evident and inspiring, and students can expect a very introspective experience with lots of story examples and a wholistic approach.  Overall, I really enjoyed and am grateful for my experience and highly recommend Shannon's program."

Melanie
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"The adventure was life changing. I was challenged physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Shannon is kind, loving and nurturing. She offers a safe place to explore your yoga practice, yourself and new friendships. Amie has a light and energy that was so kind and supportive. She really connected to each of us and encouraged us as individuals and as a group. I love the yurt!"

Cameo B.
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Jennie
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"Teacher Training with Pure Yoga was an intimate and gratifying experience. Having a smaller group to embark on this journey was my preference. Lots of one on one time, always available to ask questions as they came up, and much compassion by all teachers and peers. After much research, I am so glad that I chose this program for my training! Shannon and her family were so accommodating and kind, opening up their home for this experience. Blessings to everyone who dedicated their time and energy. From the teachers to the other students who showed up for this during COVID. I depart with all of you in my heart. Love & blessings to you in your journey. I look forward to meeting you again!" ❤️

Marilyn
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"It's amazing."

Jessica
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"Absolutely loved my yoga teacher training with Pure Yoga Teacher Training. I would highly recommend this yoga teacher training."

2019

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

Faith
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“People say something special happens at yoga teacher training. Life long friendships are cultivated, memories and laughs are shared, and comfort zones are challenged. I can’t speak for all training options out there, but all of those things certainly happened at the Pure Yoga Teacher Training. From Shannon’s beautiful home to her genuine teachers, it was a one of a kind experience. She has created a safe space for authentic growth. The support I found every step of the way encouraged me to test my boundaries and try new things. I left with that support continuing, prepared to teach. I’m so grateful that I chose the training I did and got to be a part of something so special.”

Heidi
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"If you're looking for a program that will let you grow in to the authentic teacher you know you are, this is it! I loved that we hit the ground running ... teaching each other asanas everyday, starting on day one! There's so much knowledge packed into two weeks, it could feel overwhelming. However, Pure Yoga's warm, hands-on teaching style made it all manageable. I know everyone in my class left feeling confident that they had the tools & ability to create a solid class flow, guide proper alignment & be in tune with the emotional needs that may arise in a yogi. We were taught the skills that matter in the real world. Shannon, Bert, Amie & all the wonderful teachers & artists were a pleasure to learn from. I am so thankful to have found this program!" 

Kim
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“I want to send a large amount of gratitude to Shannon for all of the dedication and love she puts into these teacher trainings.  I signed up for my teacher training many months in advance not really knowing what to expect.  I show up the first day of the training and met my group of trainees, Shannon and Aime.  Happily, we all started finding our interpersonal connections that very night.  After many early mornings together, lots of laughs, long days, crossing paths with many people in the yoga community of The Dalles, life changing emotional releases and thought provoking conversations well into the evenings the training was over.  Looking back, I have changed for the positive and I see things in my life a little differently.  I am a stronger yogi inside and outside, and I owe that to the many people that were part of my YTT journey.  With the training, I am well prepared to go into any yoga situation and teach what I have been taught and share the gift of a balanced yoga practice.  I can guarantee the environment that Shannon cultivates with her amazing yoga family is one of a kinda, rock solid and ingrained in who you are when you leave.”

Katie
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"Enlightening, unforgettable, and transformative. Incredible and outstanding instructors. I’m eternally grateful."

Nawaf
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"Self study experience in family environment."

Dottie
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"Small class size with personal attention created a strong learning and bonding environment that exactly prepared me to teach yoga. It was a wonderful, enlightening experience."

Maddie
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"Pure Yoga Teacher Training is absolutely fantastic. You leave knowledgeable and ready to teach. I would recommend this to anyone, it was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I am confident in my teachings."

Takeshi
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"This is incontestably an awesome YTT program. I’m more than satisfied with my experience through the YTT at Pure Yoga. Not only I got skills, knowledge and techniques which are required for yoga teacher, but also I felt reborn as a new person. Thanks to my stay at Pure Yoga, I feel ready to teach yoga, to share magical moments of yoga practice."

Madeline
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"I left there ready to teach and confident!"

Madeline
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"I didn't know what I was getting into when I left for an intensive YTT program. It was mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging, and pushed me to be a better person. I could not have asked for anything more from my wonderful teachers and the other women training with me. It was an experience of a lifetime and I feel prepared to start serving others through yoga."

Gabbie
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Abbie
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"This training was incredibly supportive and thorough. I had a WONDERFUL experience. Definitely recommend."

Marine
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“This was the most challenging experience of my life, emotionally, physically and mentally. I learned so many things, more than I could imagine. Shannon is an intense teacher with very constructive advice and tips. I definitely wouldn’t be the same without all of her feedback.  I feel ready to teach yoga, but I know the learning will never end. I would totally recommend this training to anyone all around the world! I felt so welcomed and comfy here (thank you). Bert and Amie are also very good teachers with an infinite amount of patience and knowledge. I hope one day to come back, learn more and share time with you my friends!”

Lee
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“My teacher training with Shannon and her wonderful team of instructors at Pure Yoga was an experience I will never forget, for all the right reasons! The amount of knowledge, compassion, respect, humor, and pure grit was exactly what I needed to make my certification experience a fortuitous one. I feel prepared to teach yoga and with hard work and dedication instilled in me by Shannon and her team's example I trust in my yoga future. Nothing is sugar coated here and expectations are high but just as important as these is to allow yourself grace and room to breathe. I found a new family in all of my fellow trainees and instructors. These wonderful humans truly know how to make a certification immersion educational, enjoyable and exemplary.”

Jean-Louis
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"There are a lot of Yoga Teacher Training everywhere. All every style can be found. How to choose? Register to a fancy one full of people dancing on a beach? Chanting mantras from the middle of the night? Or do you want to learn how become a teacher in a small group taking care of everyone? If you want to learn how to teach from the start of the training from teachers with a huge personal experience, just choose this training! To start the fascinating journey of teacher, there is nothing better than a studio like Pure Yoga and every teachers involved in this program. I highly recommend this training."

Holly
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"I cannot imagine how my teacher training could have been better. If you are looking for a Vinyasa yoga training program that really prepares you to teach yoga, this is it. A completely immersive experience run by gracious, patient, loving and knowledgeable teachers. Highly recommended!!!"

Amanda
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"Pure Yoga Teacher Training was by far one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It changed me forever. I left there feeling more in alignment with my true self, ready to grow as a new yoga teacher. Shannon, Amie and Burt are the most loving, compassionate, and wise people to have shared my yoga journey with. I am grateful that I was able to have my first teachers training be with such an amazing group of trainers and trainees. Shannon, Amie and Burt teach and offer you more than you can ever imagine or thought possible. Shannon put together a wonderful group of us trainees that was perfect size where it felt both intimate and expansive with diversity and commonalities, for us to thrive together through our training. My experience in this training was unforgettable, heart warming, soul touching, challenging and awakening. This training was one of the hardest things I have ever done both mentally, physically and spiritually, and I would gladly do it all over again with these amazing humans."

Meghan
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”During my time in Teacher Training I was challenged, supported, loved, understood and forced to grow in the most beautiful way. Being the only student from the area and someone who already knew the teachers, I knew this experience would be amazing, but it completely blew any set expectations I had out of the water. I met and befriended all of my fellow students instantly and formed a bond so powerful and intimate that I’ll never forget. The education and instruction I received from Shannon, Amie and Bert prepared me for any and all opportunities as a yoga teacher. Everything they offered us was so well thought out and personal and truly helped all of us grow into the best versions of ourselves. I could not feel any more ready to step onto my mat as a teacher and put everything I’ve learned here into real life practice. I will truly cherish all the relationships I cultivated during my time. The friendships I created alone made all of this worth it. I am so grateful that I jumped on the opportunity to pursue this training because it really changed my life for the better. Knowing I have continued support as I embark on this new journey means the world to me. I guarantee anyone who selects this training will leave with tears in their eyes, a full heart, a brain full of knowledge, and a rejuventated soul. Forever grateful, Namaste.”

 2018

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

Betsy
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"I came to WIN Yoga Teacher Training looking to advance my practice. I walked away with much, much more. Because my home studio is a loving, accepting and compassionate environment, I came into teacher training felling like I had all of the love and support I needed. I cannot put into words how grateful I am for this experience. When people you never knew before become your closest resource, magic either happens or it doesn't. The expression, "God is love", comes to mind here. Not only did I see myself in a new light and experience a major break through. I learned about loving and compassion for others on a whole new level.. As I leave here today, I walk reassured my lifelong family is there for me. I am confident in my skills as a teacher and know the Lotus 11 will always have my back."

Deanna
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"I am so pleased and amazed from day one of class to the last day. The transformation we as students have experienced..life changing for me! The love and care, plus time and effort Shannon, Amie and Bert put in on our behalf is truly incredible . Amazed at the amount of knowledge we gained! I would definitely recommend Pure Yoga Teacher Training! Well worth the time, effort and money!! You will leave with the tools and knowledge to be a yoga teacher!"

Tianna
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"The two week training experience has been intense, challenging, and overwhelmingly rewarding. Shannon could not have brought together a better group of people. We jumped right into teaching on day 1, which allowed us to start building confidence right away. All of the instructors, Shannon, Amie, and Bert were supportive and informative every step of the way. The guest speakers did great talks as well. I feel so honored to be part of the first Pure Yoga Teacher Training. Each day was a surprise and we always had to be ready to go with the flow, which can be challenging, but it was always for the best interest and needs of the group. I feel like I am leaving with the knowledge needed to lead a class and also with some of the sweetest friends."

Jill
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"I feel so grateful to have found Shannon's teacher training program. The smaller group size made us feel like a family, so the support for each other was able to be comforting and empowering. We started practice teaching on day 1, so by the end, I felt confident enough to teach an hour long class, which we did! I can't believe how much I learned in only 15 days. Wow. I feel confident in my understanding of yoga anatomy, teaching classes, numerous breathing meditations, use of props, and my own ability to give adjustments. Seeing my own practice improve was a BONUS! Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!"

Valerie
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"Awesome experience...Lots of emotions up and down, fear and doubt kept coming in at times, but the leaders and group kept all of us inspired. Honestly I didn't believe I could do it after the 1st day but you helped me believe I could. Even with all the obstacles I thought the schedule was doable and worked for all of us. Getting to go the park and studios was fantastic. Getting us up in front of the group the first day was genius. I love you Shannon (Amie, Bert and Gabe too). P.S. Thanks for the intuition on putting me at the cabin...it was so peaceful!"

Sara
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"There are times in my life I've felt much more fortunate than others. This is certainly one of them. An all around incredible experience, with deeply committed and beautiful people. From biscuits and gravy to micro greens, we've emerged nourished on every level; open and ready to share. Namaste. "

Emy
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"This YTT was full of love and support that I had not anticipated. We started practice teaching from day 1, which was frightening, but the format built us up to finally teach a full hour at the end of the training with confidence, creativity and joy. The bonds built between everyone was amazing and it felt like we were all at summer yoga camp! All the teacher trainers were awesome and fully capable of teaching us everything we need to know to be competent yoga teachers."

Bre
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"Wow! What a wonderful experience! I cannot say enough about Amie, Bert and Shannon. The transformation within myself and the rest of my class has been unreal. I feel l'm walking away with my YTT cert and so much more. Amie, Bert and Shannon give you the confidence you need to lead a class. I felt at home the entire time and the two weeks went by SO FAST! I love my new yoga fam!"

Taryn
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"Amazing experience! I'm blown away with how much we learned in two weeks! I hadn't anticipated all the attention to emotion and trauma but I'm so glad it was addressed with care and consideration. Personally, I didn't mind not having a set schedule in advance, each day was like a new adventure! We couldn't have gotten luckier with the people in our group and you all did a really great job facilitating space and activities for us to bond further. Thank you all for your love and support throughout this journey."

Brandon
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"Yoga teacher training...Hearing those three words before I left had seemed exciting. If I had known what was going to happen, and how much this teacher training changed my life, I would have done this much sooner. Shannon at Pure Yoga is the most caring, supportive, and knowledgeable element to this experience. I wouldn't change what I've experienced here for anything. Amie was and is a plethora of amazing and patient! Bert was and is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and caring, my gratitude is endless for his support and kind words. This entire journey is life changing, the people you meet become family, the energy created, never to fade. The acceptance and understanding is unconditional and from a place of love. I am so blessed to be a part of this experience! Thank you so much to everyone at Pure Yoga! Also thank you to Gabe, Shannon's husband, for being so humble and kind, he really is an inspiration! P.S. Every sinner has a future and every saint has a past."

Brody
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"My experience at this retreat has overall been a wonderful and an amazing chance for me to learn more about yoga. The accommodations were generous and gladly provided. Communication was always available among the group. Our schedule was built structured with great management and break conscientious. Transportation and lodging were excellent to have and again gladly provided. Introduction was a great way to ease the group together and start building connections. Fun games throughout that I thoroughly enjoyed along with group work. Glad that mock instruction started early to expose ourselves to verbally instructing. Readily available resources made it possible to find information easy and helpful. A good place for growth into a teacher. The knowledge provided was abundant and thoroughly explained. Great way to cover history of yoga with group presentations. Learning anatomy was easy with the provided book and videos to reinforce the information. Awesome opportunity to try Vikram, Vinyasa and other various classes. Loved the experience and growing with everyone towards our yoga journeys."

Chelsea
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"This training was so well designed to help the teacher in training get comfortable with getting up in front of people and teaching with confidence. A life changer. So positive. Great down to earth energy. And the location is beautiful!"

Heidi
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"If you're looking for a program that will let you grow in to the authentic teacher you know you are, this is it! I loved that we hit the ground running ... teaching each other asanas everyday, starting on day one! There's so much knowledge packed into two weeks, it could feel overwhelming. However, Pure Yoga's warm, hands-on teaching style made it all manageable. I know everyone in my class left feeling confident that they had the tools & ability to create a solid class flow, guide proper alignment & be in tune with the emotional needs that may arise in a yogi. We were taught the skills that matter in the real world. Shannon, Bert, Amie & all the wonderful teachers & artists were a pleasure to learn from. I am so thankful to have found this program!"

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"My experience at Pure Yoga was entirely pleasant. The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely consider them in the future for any continuing education."

"We started teaching the first day, which made it easier to teach our 1 hour class at the end. Shannon is a great teacher and someone you can relate to!"

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Katie
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"I am so grateful that I did my training with Pure Yoga. I gained the courage I needed to share my practice with other people. It happened exactly when it needed to, and was with exactly the right people."

Katrina
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"My instructors were extremely welcoming and offered great feedback to help me improve, not only as a teacher but in my own yoga practice as well."

Julianne
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"Shannon is a wonderful teacher. Her spirit reflects the heart of yoga practice."

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