Advanced Training

The Grinning Yogi is proud to offer Continuing ED opportunities as well as one of Seattle's *only* 300 hour advance vinyasa flow training programs.  

Also, our training has an exclusive partnership with Laughing Lotus NYC. We are thrilled to invite their Studio Directors to come and share some yoga magic! Mix and match to build *your* ideal 300 Hour Advanced Training Certificate and graduate through us! Email Jamie for more details!

About Our Advanced Training Program:

Our training sessions attract, challenge and cultivate independent thinkers with a longing to create positive impact. We challenge our graduates to live their yoga though mindfulness, vulnerability, self-care & embodiment. 

We know that you have a busy life - we do too! We are mothers, business owners, therapists, students, partners and friends; as such, we have created unique path toward advanced certification with weekend intensives and weeklong retreats offered throughout the year. Fly solo with any one program for CE credit, or combine them to create a customized 300-hour certification, allowing you to register at the 500-hour level with the Yoga Alliance.

Teacher Training students

How does it work?

Our training has been thoughtfully crafted to bring you teachings that are both practical and inspiring for teachers and lovers of yoga. Each module is designed as a stand-alone course so that you can study at your own pace while taking the gems you learn directly into your personal practice and teaching. If you are ready to bring your teaching to the next level, this program is for you!

There will be immersions & workshops taught by Grinning Senior staff as well as intensives from internationally recognized expert guest teachers. Modules are offered throughout the year giving you the flexibility you need to make this program successful for you. The modules cover all the Yoga Alliance topics required for certification: Yoga Training & Techniques, Anatomy, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, and Yoga Ethics. You have 3 years to finish the modules so you can pace the program to suit your budget and schedule. 

module: Beyond the Yoga Sutra

module: Subtle Body Practices

module: from the heart - themeing

module: ayurveda + Healing

module: Yin YOga + the restorative arts

module: Asana 201            

module: teaching 201

module: The Art of Assisting

module: Functional Anatomy

module: sequencing 201

Practicum: Teaching Mentorship


  • 200-hour Teacher Training Certification from any Certified Yoga School

  • 1 year of teaching*

*Please email Jamie with questions about training / eligibility