Jess Dion is the owner/director of Wild Light Yoga Center. She has been teaching yoga for over a decade, and is a 500 hour YA certified teacher in hatha and vinyasa yoga. She also has a background in counseling psychology, and her teacher training program weaves together elements of modern psychology with classical and Tantra yoga. As a yoga teacher, vulnerability is required in order to connect with your students, and the biggest teaching tool you have is your authenticity. Hence, the training experience is a transformation from the inside out in addition to giving you the tools you need to become an informed, dynamic, inspiring and empathetic yoga teacher.


Our Annual WLYC 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Hot Yoga Teacher Training program begins each year. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to email Jess at jess@wildlightyogacenter.com or speak with any of the current teacher trainees about their experiences.

Yoga is a lifelong journey of returning home to ourselves by unlocking our true potential, developing a healthy physical body and skillful mental habits, and living the rich, meaningful, value-laden existence we all seek. In essence, it is a process of becoming more of who we already are. Join Jess Eldridge and her team for this comprehensive hot yoga teacher training at Wild Light Yoga Center this Fall to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Yoga and to learn to guide others along this path.

This is a collaborative, empowering, group-based training that incorporates classical Yoga teachings, psychology, and neuroscience. It offers a strength-based, breath-focused, mindful, non-dogmatic approach to teaching Yoga.

Training includes experiential coursework in:

  • Asana, pranayama and meditation (postures, breathwork and finding stillness)
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • The nervous system, including learning to read and calm your own nervous system as well as facilitate a collective, down regulating nervous system experience for your students
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Yoga history, including C26 and vinyasa lineages, classical methods and modern developments
  • Core 26 and vinyasa teaching methodologies
  • Class sequencing
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • Ethics and power dynamics inherent in the teacher-student relationship
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Discovering your own unique, authentic teaching voice

Training meets over 8 weekends from October to March, including one weekend retreat in Yachats. This is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour teacher training.

2020 Training Schedule:

Jan 8-10

Jan 29-31

Feb 19-21

Mar 12-14

Apr 2-4

Apr 16-18 (Retreat)

May 7-9

June 4-6

(All WLYC weekends meet Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 8/8:30am-6pm and Sundays 8:00am-6pm)


Special Considerations for COVID-19:

After much deliberation, I've decided to run the majority of this training in person. There may be a few lectures that are on zoom but I really believe in the power of in-person connection and that's part of the power of Yoga teaching and also the experience of learning to be a teacher, which is in many ways an in-depth personal exploration of how to embody more of yourself.  We will be required to wear masks at all times unless regulations change between now and the start of training.  Training will also be limited to 10 students this year, which is significantly fewer than we've had in the past.  Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or if you would like an application!


Cost: $2850; $2600 Early Bird pricing through September 1st, 2019

Payment plan options are available.

Email Jess (jess@wildlightyogacenter.com) for an application packet and more information!

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