In ESSENCE OF YOGA 200 hour vinyasa flow intensive and teacher training, you’ll discover the essence of teaching the art of yoga. This intensive will deepen your practice, and lay the groundwork for the teaching path. 

With the Three Treasures of Chinese Medicine as our foundation— Essence, Prana + Spirit— we will explore yoga’s rich history and tradition. We’ll weave our way through the Five Elements, the seven chakras + the energetics of living, as we study asana, mediation, the deities, innovative sequencing, so much more.

The ESSENCE OF YOGA INTENSIVE + TEACHER TRAINING is infused with the spiritual heart of yoga; while diving deep into vinyasa flow yoga, you’ll learn mantra, mudra, and meditation practices that will re-connect you to the heart of your practice. Together in community, we will connect and lay the foundation for personal growth + transformation, leaving you ready to share this rich practice with others.

The training is divided into three modules: ESSENCE, PRANA, + SPIRIT. Throughout the 7 month training we will cover in-depth: anatomy, yoga philosophy + history, the foundations of flow, the five elements, energetic anatomy, meditation + mantra, the deities, asana alignment, sequencing, hands-on assisting, ethics + teaching yoga, and the business of teaching.

Daniel Stewart E-RYT 500
“The Yoga of Transformation + Devotion”

Co-owner of Rising Lotus Yoga, and an holistic Mind/Body Psychotherapist, Daniel is dedicated to the practice of being fully alive in each moment.

His playful, heart-centered teaching, combines alignment, meditative breath, and spirit in vigorous vinyasa-flow classes that encourage reconnection to Self, renewal and joy. He incorporates music, eastern philosophy, depth psychology, poetry and laughter to create a stimulating environment where students can release physically, quieting their minds to experience a deep sense of peace and well-being.

Meghan Neeley  E-RYT 500
“Embodying the Goddess”
Meghan Neeley is The Manifestress. She coaches yoga practitioners who are committed to creating reality from their wildest dreams of what’s possible in relationship, work and life. She is devoted to teaching yoga as a path of transformation on and off the mat. Meghan blends her creative writing and psychology BA, over 1200 hours of yoga teacher training (ERYT 500) with Shiva Rea and Janet Stone, over 1000 hours of life coach training with Grace Clayton and role as a Desire Map Facilitator into her transformational coaching. She lives the life of her dreams in Santa Cruz, California with her husband, son, and fur baby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, offering private sessions and workshops for clients internationally.

Emily Perry L.Ac., MTOM, E-RYT-200

Lead Trainer ~ About Me:

Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist, & Herbalist living in Santa Cruz, California. A student of yoga and meditation since 1994, and of Chinese Medicine since 2000, I teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga, mindfulness, and Holistic Health. Weaving together five element theory, energetic alignment, non-dual philosophy and Classical Chinese Medicine, my classes explore energetics, mudra, chanting, and pranayama within a rigorous vinyasa flow. I support Heifer International,, and Women for Women International.



Feb 27-March 1
Mar 28-29
April 11-12
May 22-24
June 27-8
July 25-26
Aug 14-16



$2650, $500 Deposit with Application


1) Print out and deliver in person or by mail to:

DivinTree Yoga & Arts Studio – attn. Emily

1043-B Water St.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

2) Sign Contract below

3) Pay Deposit (Deposits can be paid electronically below or with your Application)

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Send in Deposit with Application (Make Payable To: DiviniTree)



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