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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.

YBB is available internationally and teachers are greatly sought after. Interested in teaching YBB?
See below for more about our Teacher Training Opportunities.

Interested in 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® Teacher Training 2017 – Two Weekend Intensive

October 13, 14, 15 & 20, 21, 22

Join Gillian Clark, Yoga Booty Ballet® class creator, and YBB Teacher Luisa Frias, plus Krista Ramirez for a powerful & uplifting dance fitness workshop in which trainees receive all tools necessary to teach Yoga Booty Ballet® Level 1.

Yoga Booty Ballet® Teacher Training Level 1 – Workshop Syllabus:

Fridays 10/13th & 20th – 12pm to 8pm

Saturdays 10/14 & 21 – 10 am – 7:30 pm

Sundays 10/15 & 22 1:30 – 7 pm

Because there are sweaty workouts involved during different times each day, it is recommended that you bring an extra change of clothes each day. It is also recommended that you wear comfortable workout wear that you can live & lounge in for a few hours comfortably. Bring workout shoes even if you intend to practice barefoot for the most part. You can expect to have an uplifting, life-affirming weekend!

*Required reading and study questions will take about an hour each evening following the workshop.

**Your hatha yoga training should be completed within 6 months of completing the YBB Teacher Training. Please email SWERVE Studio to discuss the style of hatha yoga you have studied or intend to study:



Currently licensed YBB Instructors may take this training at the discounted rate of: $250

Formerly licensed but lapsed YBB Instructors may take this training at the discounted rate of: $450

Payment plans are available upon acceptance of application: email

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

Tuition includes instruction, teacher training manual & 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, YBB journal entry & the $100 licensing fee.)

In order to earn initial license, trainees must pass a practical & written exam as well as show proof of attendance of 30 hours of Hatha Yoga classes completed within a 16 week period** (read more below) & a current CPR or AFAA certification. Completion of this workshop can earn you 15 AFAA CEU’s with petition.

For more information, call (323) 782-0741 or email

NOTE: 30 hours of Hatha yoga must be completed within 4 months of completing the training, or may be completed prior to it.**

Spread LOVE.

If you’re still not clear on this or anything else regarding the Training, call us at SWERVE® (323) 782-0741.

Program Directors:
Gillian Clark and Kristen Huffman

Please contact Kristen Huffman at or Gillian Clark with your questions regarding the training or to set up an interview for admission to the training.

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