Our 300-hour certification is offered as a 9-day face to face immersion plus 16 weekly on-line sessions. In the face-to-face sessions we dive deeper into alignment principles, therapeutics, and the physical details of advanced teaching skills. We explore variations for students with limitation as well as systematic methods for teaching complex poses such as handstand. In the online sessions we unfold the living philosophy of yoga and learn to apply it to our own lives as well as weave it into our classes and share it with our students.
In the 9-day face-to-face sessions we use the Wisdom Flow Yoga Teacher Training Manual (available on Amazon) and Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long. We dive into common pathologies such as pinched groin, sciatica, and bulging discs to discover how alignment principles within the poses can help students re-balance the body and assit it in healing.
In the online sessions we weave together the adventures of a young yogi named Friday in the novel "How Yoga Works" with Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as interpreted by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Your final project for the training is to develop a 2-hour workshop diving deep into either alignment principles or philosophical aspects of yoga and offering it to your community.
We only accept 12 students per training. We believe the cohesion and intimacy of the group plays a huge part in the power of the training. We also want to assure that each student gets plenty of personal attention. Apply early to assure you spot.
6:00 AM to 6:30 AM: Silent Meditation with Mantra
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM: Anatomy & Alignment Presentations
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Light Breakfast - Teaching Techniques
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM: Asana Practice
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM: Lunch in the Park
10:30 AM to Noon: Practical Anatomy Lessons
Noon to 2:30 PM: Therapeutics and Managing Injuries
I was surprised at how quickly I learned the elements of functional anatomy. The games we played everyday - naming the contracting muscles and the lengthening muscles in each pose - were fun and effective. Learning the common habits of misalignment and the antidote for each made me feel like an advanced yoga teacher!
- Angela Gonzales, Wisdom Flow Yoga Graduate
Watch a video sampling our Day One curriculum slides
All trainings are conducted at our upcountry Maui studio. Visiting students can book their own accommodation or ask us for help finding budget-friendly accommodations with out community hosts. Budget friendly rooms range from $75 to $175 per night. Light breakfast, snacks and drinks are provided everyday. You may bring your lunch or pick something up from the many nearby food trucks, restaurants and delis.
Some of yogis choose to stay with one of our community hosts. Others find their own accommodations. If you are looking for budget-friendly options, we can help. There are a variety of choices from beach cottage to simple bedroom with twin bed. All are very close to the studio and range from $75 to $175 per night.
If you choose to find your own vacation rental, be sure it is no more than 15 miles from the studio (in Makawao). Traffic is never an issue since we begin at 6AM but you do want the shortest commute possible.
A note from our founder...
If you are anything like me, your yearning to experience more and share more of this illustrious path we call yoga gets stronger every year. We learn the basics of breath and asana when we first take the seat of the teacher, but we know there is more. Years of practice and humble self study leads us to the nectar of inner joy. This recognition of our inner divinity holds great power and peace. We find that, more than mastering handstand, it is this nectar of self-love and inner joy that we hope to help our students find. From that deep inner connection so much is possible; handstand, world peace, and a future that is bright for all the children of all species. I hope you will join us for this journey.
- Jennifer, Wisdom Flow Yoga founder
Meet Your Teachers
Jennifer Lynn - ERYT 500 - After many years in the tech industry and a battle with level 4 cancer at age 28, Jennifer radically changed her life priorities and started a path of karmic clearing and joyful growth. Her first yoga class brought a profound out-of-body experience that awakened her to the joy living through the lens of the soul. She has been on a path to share the gift of self-realization through yoga ever since. Jennifer believes it is through the reverent exploration of our brilliant bodies that we find our way to our divine source. Jennifer has taken over 3000 hours of trainings and workshops with masters like Richard Freeman, John Friend, and Desiree Rumbaugh. She teaches alignment of body and mind that tune us to our goodness, truth and universal oneness.
Jenna E-RYT 200, Life Coach, Counselor - After nearly a decade of life lessons, Jenna realized that Yoga is “the way”. She embarked on a life-changing expedition to India to find her true calling. Jenna focuses her teaching on empowering students to take on whatever life may deliver and shape it into growth. Her teaching style blends traditional Hatha postures with an intuitive vinyasa flow. Jenna holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology, and is a Certified Health & Life Coach. Jenna teaches yoga at Wisdom Flow Yoga and assists in our Teacher Trainings and Retreats.
Diana DepineresRYT 500, Ayurveda Practitioner - Diana has been teaching Vedic and kirtan chanting, hatha yoga, vinyasa and meditation since 2003, with a foundation in Advaita Vedanta, Asthanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. She is also an Ayurvedic practitioner who teaches and guides people in healthy Ayurvedic living. Her personal yoga asana practice is dynamic, restorative and therapeutic, and is deeply influenced by the Iyengar method. She is currently under the mentorship of Senior Iyengar yoga teacher Holly Walk Kostura. Diana believes yoga, meditation and Ayurveda are available to anyone—young or old, rich or poor, religious or non-religious. She says that however you identify, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda can bring you into balance and well-being.
Wisdom Flow Yoga was founded in 2007 by Jennifer Lynn. With an engineering background, Jennifer appreciated the inner engineering outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The Wisdom Flow style blends precise physical and mental alignment with free and joyful flow of spirit through the asanas. Structure must align with the divine laws of nature in order to be strong and sustainable, yet too much dogma can pinch off the organic flow of joyful growth. Wisdom Flow Yoga embodies a balance of precise alignments and core-centered movement with a playful dynamic flow that keeps the pathways clean, clear and strong, and the song of the heart coming through. Our classes and trainings offer a set of elegant alignment principles based on the sacred geometry of the human body. We learn to balance these principles in all poses. We learn to ride the flow of breath as the vehicle of awareness to keep us revealing and sharing deeper layers of our true nature. Wisdom Flow Yoga embraces all expressions of love that rise from inclusion, compassion and unity.
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Reviews From Our Students
"If your goal is to become a yoga teacher who leads with confidence, clarity, and heart, Wisdom Flow Yoga is the training for you. The program has you practicing teaching and voicing from day one to build courage and skill. Jennifer Lynn provides the framework and ongoing support to help you understand the nuances of yoga philosophy, deepen your alignment and get the most out of your personal practice - all of which will help you become an excellent teacher."
- Lisa Avramenko, Nova Scotia CA
Graduate and owner of HappyFit Studio
"Although I had received other forms of yoga training, nothing quite compared to the training at Wisdom Flow. Jennifer’s level of professionalism is outstanding. She has a deep desire to bring out the absolute best in her students and her style of mentoring (both during and after the training) gives you the skill, confidence and passion to take the seat of the teacher. I’m now teaching regularly within my community and loving every moment of the journey."
-Rachel Holding, Queensland, AUS
Wisdom Flow Yoga Graduate
"Wisdom Flow yoga provides a framework for studying all aspects of the practice, breath, postures, meditation, and philosophy. This framework can be used as a universal key to take into all types of movement practices. The structure of this training supports the yogi as they explore their own experience of expanding consciousness and helps them move towards purpose in life that is authentic to them."
-Kristy Haber, Chico, California
Wisdom Flow Yoga Graduate
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Training fees are $3300. You can hold your spot in the training by paying a $500 deposit now and the balance 30 days before the first day of the training. Fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to future Wisdom Flow Yoga events; Teacher Trainings or Retreats.
Please note, you should arrive at least one day prior to the first date of the training, our celebration dinner on the last day runs into the night so departure should be the day after. Please schedule your journey with enough wiggle room for ease and joy.