Yess Yoga’s 200 RYT Certified Teacher Training

Starts November 2024 / email: [email protected] / payment plan

After completing Yess Yoga’s 200 RYT, you will confidently know

  • the roots of yoga
  • your personal practice
  • a deep connection to your intuitive side
  • how to teach with authenticity
  • how to teach three different styles of yoga (vinyasa, yin, and restorative)

We value equity, inclusive communities, and authenticity. If those qualities are important to you, this is your teacher training. This is a certified RYT training with a variety of teaching styles (restorative, yin, and vinyasa) and teacher support (Lucia, Elisabeth, Anna and Victoria).


Email lucia@yessyogastudio for more information about the unique five sections. If you are currently a teacher and want to go through any of these training modules you are welcome to join! Open to all people.

The 5 Modules for Yess’ 200 RYT

Intuition and Authenticity: November 15-17th

Yin: December 6-8th

Vinyasa: 4 Weekends in January/February

Restorative: February 28-March 2nd

Personal Yogic: March 21st-23rd

Yess Yoga’s Continued Education

For schedule email [email protected]; payment plans available

We are thrilled to offer these modules which promote growth and wisdom. Our continued education programs are taught by a select group of teachers with a diverse teaching style and knowledge. This is to support your creativity and understanding of yoga. Each of these modules are considered by Yoga Alliance as 30 CE credits.

As always there are a couple of payment plans options. Please let me know via emailing [email protected] if you have any questions or have other payment plan ideas.

*$50 of each payment goes to administration costs and won’t be refunded.

Continued Education Modules

Reiki Level I

Led by Liz Flavin

Sept 14 & 15, 2024


Firefly Training in Trauma-Informed Yoga

Led by Annie Kiel 

Sept 27-29, 2024


Yoga Theory & Yoga Nidra

Led by Elisabeth and Michele

Oct 11-13, 2024


Firefly Training in Trauma-Informed Yoga with Annie Kiel with Firefly Yoga International 

September 27-29th / 9-5:30 pm /  $500-early bird pricing

The Firefly Training introduces the foundations of teaching trauma-informed yoga to yoga teachers, therapists, medical professionals, educators, and other social service providers who incorporate yoga or body-based practices into their work with clients and patients. The training consists of a robust, evidence-supported, 30-hour curriculum delivered through six modules. Firefly views trauma through a public health lens while applying an interdisciplinary approach drawing from various fields, including: neuroscience, trauma theory, traumatology, and positive psychology. The Firefly Training has equipped more than 500 professionals (in 26 states and 5 countries) on the principles and practice of trauma-informed yoga. In an effort to accommodate diverse learning styles, the training combines lecture, small and large group discussions, group activities, partner practice teaching, independent study, and experiential learning. The Firefly Training will be led by Annie Kiel, MPH, MA, E-RYT 200.

Training Objectives

The 30-hour trauma-informed yoga teacher training* is delivered through six modules. In that time the Level 1 Firefly Training: 

  • Defines trauma and what it means to be trauma-informed

  • Provides foundational knowledge to integrating a trauma-informed approach

  • Educates on the neuroscience of trauma and its impacts on brains, bodies, and behaviors

  • Discusses how trauma-informed yoga can serve as a complementary intervention for those who have experienced trauma

  • Addresses indications of vicarious or secondary trauma, and innovative approaches to cultivating resilience, and self- and collective-care

  • Explores the intersectionality of trauma, privilege, and social justice to understand how historical or current systems of oppression (and/or intergenerational trauma) may impact survivors

  • Equips participants with practical application of concrete skills and techniques to effectively create physically and psychologically safer yoga spaces

  • Provides two full instructor-led trauma-informed yoga practices and multiple opportunities for practice teaching by participants

  • Connects participants with a community of empowered and embodied trauma-informed yoga teachers through the Firefly Network

*All participants receive a printed training manual.

Annie Kiel, MPH, MA, E-RYT 200
Owner, Firefly Yoga International
Annie Kiel is a public health practitioner and organizational consultant specializing in multi-sector trauma-responsive design. With experience spanning over 20 years, her background includes addressing trauma as a public health issue, trauma-informed systems change, global sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence prevention and response, and more. Annie has provided consultation on trauma-responsive design to US federal government agencies, domestic and international non-governmental organizations, and those in the private sector. She has trained individuals from over 60 countries on how to integrate a trauma-responsive approach, individually and organizationally. In 2013, Annie co-founded Firefly Yoga International, an organization focused on using yoga as a complementary public health intervention for those impacted by trauma. Firefly has trained over 500 yoga teachers, therapists, and other social service providers on the principles and practices of trauma-informed yoga, and (from 2014-2017) provided trauma-informed yoga programming to organizations throughout the US.
Annie earned a Master of Public Health from Boston University, a Master of Arts in Gender and Peace Building from the United Nations University for Peace, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 2,200 teaching hours and has completed over 600 hours of yoga teacher training.