YOga Alliance Registered Teacher Training

Though we are growing, as hearts spread the word, we are not the easiest to find. Nirvana does no advertising, we commune with and are supported by students who tell others what they have found in our space.

This is the happening that is called yoga.

Now accepting applications for Sept 2019-May 2020 Teacher Training!

This is the last training planned to be offered by Marlene!


Only 3 Spots Left!  We will be selecting 12 students for the program. Please note that it is required that you have at least 1 1/2 years of personal practice.

Monthly Yoga Workshops

2nd Saturday 11:30-5:30

Home grown small teacher training producing a lot of depth with well rounded offerings in anatomy, philosophy, spirituality and poses.  Overall class size is limited to 15 students for optimal learning.

Monthly Experiential Lessons

2nd Friday 6-8:30pm

Studying yoga at a deeper level offers the chance to deepen your yoga practice, learn about yoga, get to know others and yourself, change your life, and help change the lives of others.

Teaching Practicum

Student Teaching

Unique to Nirvana; you will start to teach in smaller groups leading to the full group providing a rich and real teaching experience.  Most programs do not offer this opportunity to practice in a safe and encouraging environment.

Teacher Assistanceship

Live Audit and Assist

Rare opportunity to assist an experienced teacher during a live class and be able to lightly assist students. Graduates of the program have greatly benefitted from observing a live class as prep for building their own class plans.

Community Building

In person and Online

Workshop exercises build fellowship in class and is continued through private Facebook page sharing. Applicants are required to have at least 1 1/2 year experience with their own practice.

Registered Certification

Yoga Alliance credentialed

Yoga Alliance approved teacher training by the internationally recognized association for Yoga.

200 hr Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training

Jan - Dec 2015 YTT

Jan - Dec 2016 YTT

Jan - Sept 2017 YTT

Sept 2018- May 2019  YTT

Sept 2019-May 2020

Tuition: $2350; $2200 if registered and paid by August 18, 2019​ (payment plans are available)

Deposit of $300 is due August 18th to secure your spot

"Nirvana's RYT 200 teacher training program allowed me to feel ready to teach my first beginner class! The hands on teaching we did throughout the program brought a level of comfort to all of us. Not just poses, but the essence of a life of yoga where the practice sticks with us all day long! "

- Jackie K. (Yoga Alliance Review)

Your teachers

Marlene Rucks

Marlene loves teaching, unleashing a quality of playfullness in her students, leaving them empowered, strong and loving themselves. In 2005 she opened Nirvana Yoga Studio to bring together Yoga teachers with an inclusive and open minded style of teaching the traditional aspects of Yoga , from their own experience. Though her classes draw freely from a variety of styles and traditions, there is a consistent emphasis on natural awareness of breath, the ability to utilize asana as a practice for our life and listening to our teacher within. She wants to create a space for people to have fun in their bodies, honoring themselves, and reconnecting to the light that shines within them. It is a priviledge and a joy for her to be sharing this practice with others.

karen fagerson

Karen danced professionally for many years, and her yoga practice and style of teaching reflects a love for creating fluid movement with the body. Allow the breath to be the music, and the focused flow of energy to be the supporting partner guiding you through your practice. She believes that as you develop a strong, supple body, and a centered, peaceful state of mind, your spirit will be free to move you gracefully on and off your mat.

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 "...I came here to be a yoga teacher, I am leaving here with a renewed sense of purpose, love, and understanding that only the most gifted teachers can bestow..."  

- Patty K. (Yelp Review)