Yoga Booty Ballet® Teacher Training

Trainee: “What are the hatha schools?”

“These and many more: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Flow, Bikram, Iyengar, Anusara, Power, Kripalu, Laughing Lotus, Yoga Works, Jivamukti, etc.  The only schools I steer trainees away from are ones that don’t focus on asanas (body postures), like Kundalini (this is an experienial school, which I teach in depth in the training) Kriya (a devotional school) etc. Check out any yoga studio near you and ask for a list of the types of yoga they teach. 90% will be hatha schools. These are mostly fine. Not sure? Call the studio and ask me about it. 323-782-0741. I’ll be glad to assist you in finding a hatha style that works for you.

Most yoga studios will create a printout of your accomplished classes for you, which you can then email, mail or fax to us for your license. It’s paperwork, but absolutely necessary paperwork. If you study privately, have your instructor sign off on a attendance you sheet you make yourself noting the date, time, length, style and location of the class. Then have that person write a brief letter on your behalf stating your attendance in class.

Trainee: “I’m concerned that I can’t get all of the yoga hours completed before I come to the training.”

“The yoga hours are 30 hours of classes, preferably w/ a single teacher in a single hatha (physical) style in any period of 16 weeks. This means 15, 2-hour classes or 20, 1.5 hour classes (or a combination thereof) in a 4-month period. If you break it down this is approximately 2 classes per week. Its honestly an easy accomplishment and a necessary one. The YBB hatha yoga section which takes place at the close of class is really only 10-15 minutes long, but you have to know what you’re doing to teach it. In our weekend training, there’s simply not enough time to transmit all that yoga is! Yoga is such a profound system that it simply cannot be taught and assimilated in a short period of time. It requires at least a few months of study to sink in even for our small use with it. Delve into your hatha yoga studies as you would any beloved thing.

Your 30 hours of yoga training don’t have to be completed before the YBB Teacher Training. (Although this would help call forward your intention to teach YBB. The weekend workshop is highly motivating, transmitting to all involved a very powerful charge of energy and inspiration. To begin teaching shortly after completing the training will be propelled forward by this huge momentum.) These hours just have to be completed to earn the license to teach. I have had trainees complete the training, pass the exams and then wait almost a year to submit their proof of 30 hours. These women still attained their license to teach and now instruct YBB prosperously well.”

Yoga Booty Ballet® is a fun, sexy and spirited workout that gets your SWERVE® on! Work your body, engage your mind and lighten your spirit as you practice this East meets West amalgam of meditation, cardiovascular dance, ballet, Kundalini and hatha yoga.

Yoga Booty Ballet® is a complete workout system that was created for all ages, sizes, fitness levels and types of people. Join us for a class, or check out any of our 18 DVD’s and find out why folks just love it.

The results are immediate and long term. Students consistently complete class feeling better about themselves than when they arrive. The meditation element serves to focus busy minds as well as awaken dull ones. The dance portion improves cardiovascular endurance, promoting weight loss and improved body composition. The ballet section increases strength and agility, building muscle and bone density. The yoga sections promote flexibility, balance and inner wellness. Classes are easy to follow, designed to draw out individual self-expression, in a comfortable, non-competitive environment.

Gillian Clark teaches an uplifting and powerful weekend workshop during which trainees receive all tools necessary to teach Yoga Booty Ballet® Level 1.

Unfortunately due to SWERVE closure these workshops will not be regularly scheduled. For information on any future happenings please email

Master classes will be taught within the workshop, which are also open to the public.

Tuition includes instruction, teacher training manual and licensing fee for the 1st year of teaching YBB anywhere in the world. (The license to teach YBB is renewable yearly by submitting a review questionnaire and a $100 licensing fee.)

Workshop pre reading will be sent to students upon enrollment and at least 30% payment has been received.

In order to earn initial license, trainees must pass a practical and written exam as well as show proof of attendance at 30 hours of Hatha Yoga* classes and 15 YBB classes completed within a 6 month period, 3 months either side of workshop date, and current CPR or AFAA certification. Completion of this workshop can earn you 15 AFAA CEU’s with petition.

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*Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.

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