Jess Dion is the owner/director of Wild Light Yoga Center. She has been teaching yoga since 2008, and is an E-RYT 500 hour YA certified teacher in hatha and vinyasa yoga. She also has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.  Her teacher training program weaves together elements of modern psychology and science with classical and tantra yoga. As a yoga teacher, the biggest teaching tool you have is your authenticity, which is the same thing you are asking your students to find.  The best yoga teachers walk the path because they speak from the heart and draw on an ever-developing toolbox that is informed by continued study, self-reflection, and experiential, kinesthetic learning. 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, present, and inspiring yoga teacher.

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Our Annual WLYC 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training program begins each Fall. 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 life we all seek. In essence, it is a process of stepping into ourselves and finding freedom in the limited and limitless expanse of existence. Join Jess Dion and her team for this comprehensive 200 hour 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 vinyasa lineages, classical methods, and modern developments
  • 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 at Brasada Ranch in Bend, Oregon. This is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour teacher training.

2024 Training Schedule:

Oct 11-13

Nov 1-3

Nov 22-24

Dec 13-15

Jan 10-12

Jan 31-Feb 2

*Feb 28-Mar 2 (Retreat at Brasada Ranch)

Mar 21-23

(All WLYC weekends meet Fridays 4-8:30pm, Saturdays 8/8:30am-6pm and Sundays 7:30am-6pm)

Cost: $4300; $3900 Early Bird pricing through September 1st, 2024

*Brasada Ranch retreat is included in the cost of training

Payment plan options are available

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


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