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Welcome to The Yoga Underground

The Yoga Underground takes Ashtanga Yoga and adds an imaginative, liberal spin; with more sass and spice, our classes ignite creative self-expression and are designed to leave you feeling strong, lighthearted, open-minded and optimistic. TYU was founded in 2010 to further spread the vision of the late Larry Schultz, Bad Man of Ashtanga; Larry’s playful and fun-loving attitude toward yoga inspired TYU owner Brittany Andrews to open her studio with the goal to revolutionize the human hearts of Utah County, one downward dog at a time.  

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schedule

Schedule

Monday

  • 6 am
  • 12 noon
  • 5:30 pm
  • 7 pm
  • 8:15 pm (yoga nidra)

Tuesday

  • 6 am
  • 12 noon
  • 6:30 pm
  • 8:15 pm

Wednesday

  • 6 am
  • 12 noon
  • 5:30 pm
  • 7 pm
  • 8:15 pm (meditation)

Thursday

  • 6 am
  • 12 noon
  • 6:30 pm
  • 8:15 pm

Friday

  • 6 am
  • 12 noon

Saturday

  • 7:30 am
  • 9 am

Sunday

  • 10 am

Each class is unique and is taught according to those present and the intuition of the teacher. All classes are open to and appropriate for all levels. (Yoga Nidra is “yogic sleep”: guided relaxation and deep meditation.)

pricing

Pricing

   

Regular Rates

Monthly unlimited: $50

Student monthly unlimited: $35

Lunch-time only pass: $30

10-class punch card: $85

Drop-in: $10

 

   

Private instruction, group classes, corporate rates, and corporate retreats available.
Please contact us for further details.

 

teachers

Teachers

All teachers have successfully completed a minimum of a 200-hour yoga teacher training program registered with The Yoga Alliance

Brittany

Brittany

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Stephanie

Stephanie

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Antoinette

Antoinette

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Angie

Angie

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Sarah

Sarah

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Kelli

Kelli

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Amber

Amber

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Ruth

Ruth

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Callie

Callie

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Reid

Reid

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Alex

Alex

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Kimmi

Kimmi

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Brittany

Brittany

Owner / Unicorn

Brittany was raised to use her imagination; with a father who brought moon rocks home from work (his office had a rocket on the roof — as all financial planning offices do) Brittany spent her time trying to fly off the back porch, dig to China, and turn her four brothers into girls (she still doesn’t have a sister, but her brothers have grown on her. And Alex paints his nails, so there’s that.) A Colorado native, Brittany learned to love the outdoors after years of stubborn “ I HATE CAMPING ” arguments. Brittany loves flowers, plants, and outer space (in a magical way, NOT in a scientific way) and spends time reading, hiking, road biking, writing, and using her fiery personality to create adventures, make life interesting, and get into trouble. For Brittany, yoga is a lifestyle that weaves together creative, open-minded thinking, kindness, passion, strength, and love to create a tapestry of beauty woven throughout every aspect of her life — whether she’s in a handstand, stuck in traffic, or taking a nap with her puppy.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Stephanie Cirac was raised in Provo Utah, and decided she loved Happy Valley so much she would stay here forever. As a result she gained a deep love for skiing, hiking, and avoiding BYU traffic at all costs. 3 years ago she reluctantly took her first yoga class, and never looked back. Yoga has taught her to cultivate the deep connection between mind and body, and find the balance between strength and surrender. In her spare time you can find her organizing, and re-organizing her home, chasing her 2 year old, and convincing her husband to come to yoga (usually in vain). Closing remarks: Beans, rice, and a good yoga session can cure anything.

Antoinette

Antoinette

Antoinette Gloria was born at the Queen of the Valley hospital in Napa, California, land of the vineyards…(which explains her love for good wine!) She is fluent in three languages: English, Coffee, and Yoga. She loves to sing, dance, design, be in love, and make and consume freshly brewed coffee while hanging out with her kitty cat. Yoga has completely transformed her. She believes the soul needs nothing more than yoga and daily laughter to survive!

Angie

Angie

Angie Miller was born and raised in Utah and was a free spirit from the start. She is a lover of the outdoors, eating (a LOT of eating), fashion, singing, making people laugh, and generally being a free spirit. Angie began practicing yoga a few years ago and decided early on to become a teacher to help other people figure out how to be contortionists, too. (Just kidding.)

Sarah

Sarah

Born into an awesome family and raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Sarah had a blissful childhood and was raised with a healthy dose of happiness, sensibility and good humor. After moving to Utah to attend BYU, she developed a passion for anything outdoors: running, biking, rock climbing, skiing/snowboarding, and started yoga to compliment these activities. Sarah instantly realized that her love for yoga was rivaled only by her love for chocolate (every meal should end with it) and dove head-first into a regular practice that has brought balance to her body – but even more, as a mother of 4 – balance to her life.

Kelli

Kelli

Kelli will never forget the day when one of her friends that did yoga said to her ″you should try yoga… you’ll start doing that more than running.″ She never believed it until she finally tried it. :) 10 years and 2 kids later (with one more on the way) she’s still going strong. Born and raised in Utah, Kelli has an appreciation for the mountains and being outside. Hiking, fly fishing, water/snow skiing, and running are just a few of her addictions outside of yoga, all of which help her keep her sanity while raising a family to love and do the same. She was taught to love hard work, and while traveling the world gained a love for other cultures, food (thats why she has to keep up with her yoga) and most of all- people. Yoga has changed her life and she believes if you’re not having fun while doing yoga, you shouldn’t be doing it!

Amber

Amber

Amber was raised in the best-kept secret of the United States: North Dakota. Growing up she was always involved in sports and staying active. As a result, eventually she tried yoga, but mostly to explore the physical benefits. Much to her surprise and delight, yoga provided mental and spiritual benefits as well. Finding that yoga has the ability to aid a person understand his/her self better and to live more in the present moment, she wanted to share this great find with others. In her free time, Amber also likes to take care of her horse, do Muay Thai, and eat candy…lots of candy.

Ruth

Ruth

Ruth Westergard was born in Provo but was raised in Massachusetts. She loves traveling, this is reflected but not limited to her quest to graduate college as she attended Universities in Idaho, Hawaii, and finished in Utah. She was a vivacious kid always bouncing off the walls, to release this energy she was introduced to gymnastics at a very young age and took to it like a fish in water. As the years passed she developed a deep appreciation for the human body and its extraordinary capabilities. Stumbling upon yoga she discovered something that unlocked countless doors physically but also mentally, and spiritually. Her love for yoga grows, as she teaches and more importantly, as she continues to practice and learn.

Callie

Callie

Callie was born and raised in Seattle, Washington; technically from a city called Sammmamish, but no one can pronounce that! She loves wearing her moccasin slippers, watching Gilmore Girls and eating oatmeal. She grew up dancing and thought that was where her life was headed until she decided to follow her heart in a new direction. She is now at BYU majoring in Exercise and Wellness and minoring in Contemporary Dance. She loves yoga for it’s ability to strengthen the mind, body and spirit. She is all about positive energy, and uses yoga open her heart and reenter the world with a brighter perspective.

Reid

Reid

Meet Reid, Psychiatrist turned Yogi who prescribes a helluvalot more Yoga and Meditation these days than he does Prozac and Ambien. Born in Chicago and raised in Toronto, he migrated to happy valley several years ago in search of higher education, enlightenment and better enchiladas. Caffeine-dependent from birth, Reid has been blessed with many qualities amenable to teaching the Jedi path of Yoga, including but not limited to being unflappable (try him), a self-proclaimed good samaritan, a terrible napper and a washed up neuroscientist. Reid is also an indefatigable proponent of self-depreciating selfies (inducing his patent-pending system of selfie-stick yoga), but with a strong aversion to ###hashtags###. He’s is on a crusade to elevate small talk to medium talk, and currently starring in his own reality show titled “OMG no one cares”. Living vicariously through himself, Reid is a professional procrastinator and his life is about as organized as the $5 DVD bin at Walmart. As a deep thinker and chipotle enthusiast, he’s got a theory that real human adolescence doesn’t start until your thirties, and until then you’re just doing research. Reid wants everyone to do more Yoga (every damn day) and dream big, because life is too rad to be sad. So pour yourself a kombucha, put on some yoga pants, and pull yourself together because the best of you is yet to come.

Alex

Alex

Holla! Yes, I paint my nails.

Kimmi

Kimmi

Kimmi was born in Birmingham, Alabama but has since become a Utah native. She grew up practicing the piano for hours each day and thought music would be her only life long passion… until she took her first yoga class. Yoga became the perfect compliment to the busy and fast-paced lifestyle that she keeps up. She loves that it keeps her body healthy, mind at peace and heart happy! Along with yoga, Kimmi loves popcorn-movie nights, teaching piano lessons, shopping at Zara, eating Avocado Toast and spending time with her family.

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Ashtanga Teacher Training

The Yoga Underground is proud to offer unique, Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training programs. All programs are taught using experiential philosophy rather than a dry lecture setting. We spend as much time outside as the weather permits, hiking, snowshoeing, and healing through yoga and beautiful mother earth.

What to expect

  • Develop a better understanding of your personal practice
  • Learn how to facilitate meaningful, well-rounded yoga classes
  • Better understand human physical anatomy and energy systems Expand your knowledge of yoga philosophies, ethics and lifestyle practices
  • Learn how to use yoga philosophies and ideas to better your life and the lives of those around you
  • Have a most supremely awesome time

200-Hour

200-hour training
180 with Primary ERYT, Brittany Andrews, including:
100+ hours of asana practice
30+ hours of the philosophies that surround yoga
25+ hours of anatomy and physiology
25+ hours of teaching methodology, including building sequences
20+ hours teaching practice, assisting, and observation

Schedule

~ $2000 ~

  • Feb 24 – March 29 nighttime
  • April 11 – May 13 daytime
  • July 28 – Aug 31 daytime
  • Sept 12 – Oct 14 nighttime

300-Hour

Interested in adding some flavor and spice to your 200-hour training? TYU now offers an additional 300-hour training, enabling students to become certified to teach at the 500-hour level. This course offers a much more in-depth look at the body, mind, and spirit, and closely examines the balance requisite between the three in order to live peacefully and happily. Components of this will be a study of anatomy, different styles of yoga, metaphysical aspects, teaching techniques, and many other things that will give current teachers the opportunity to further develop and fine-tune existing skills. Just like our 200-hour program, this program is kept small and intimate in order to create an atmosphere where self-discovery and creativity can thrive.

Schedule

~ $3000 ~

  • June 6 – July 18
  • Oct 19 – Dec 7


Why choose TYU?

From Owner, Brittany Andrews:

– My trainings are kept extremely small and intimate, I won’t train more than 8 people at a time. In my opinion, students deserve a lot of individualized attention when participating in this kind of program. Most programs will take upwards of 25 students, and I think that renders that specific program generally ineffective.

– You will learn how to sequence AND teach a class! It’s surprising how many trainings leave these very important factors out…my method involves learning teaching principles and hands-on adjustment principles from the very beginning. And you’ll get lots of teaching practice, with such a small group.

– The training can get as advanced as you’d like it to be — working on basic poses? Great! Looking to nail that handstand? Fantastic! Focused on flexibility? Excellent! I don’t divide my trainings into levels, because I think that’s highly unnecessary and frankly a waste of your money. (Can’t you tell I’m an savvy businesswoman? Ha.) I am happy to work with the students in my trainings, regardless of the “level” they happen to be at the moment.

– Once you’ve completed the training, you are welcome back for any subsequent trainings, free of charge.

– Lastly, I participate in 100% of my training. It’s my favorite thing in the world. A lot of head instructors “outsource” the majority of their teacher trainings to other instructors, but when you sign up to train with me, you’re training with me.

certification

 

The Yoga Underground provides training programs that meet or exceed the Yoga Alliance standards.

 

reviews

Reviews

 

 Alexandra S.

You won't regret

8/3/2015

The teachers are amazing, the classes are glorious, and they’re always doing something fun. If you want to do yoga or already practice a lot go here. Seriously. You won’t regret it.

Alexandra S.Provo, UT

Praise From TYU Teacher Training Alumni

  • I was so impressed with the description of TYU teacher training that I flew to Utah and spent one whole month absolutely absorbed in this delightful, daily immersion program. I loved every minute of my training. Brittany is an immensely gifted teacher. Being in her classes opens up possibilities and feels life giving. Her infectious enthusiasm and “can do” attitude on the mat make you feel like you want to try anything and aspire to whatever is the next level for you. I instantly loved the open, high flying and yet down to earth feel of this studio. Everyone was accepted at the spiritual/physical level they were on and it was a beautiful experience watching everyone thrive and improve. With such a small group, we were able to get to know and provide encouragement for each other. We were taught and then given many opportunities to sequence and teach classes and receive valuable feedback as we grew in confidence and ability. Brittany kept everything alive and fresh by mixing it up and bringing in knowledgeable resources from the community to expand our knowledge of meditation, chakras, street and mandala yoga. We went out into the community and enjoyed yoga in the beautiful outdoors, a visit to BYU to learn from the resident physical trainer, even a day trip to Salt Lake City to attend classes at different yoga studios to broaden our horizons. It was highly evident that Brittany puts her all into her teacher trainings, expertly and magically weaving together all of these different elements seemingly into the very fabric of my being so that at the end of the training I felt different from when I first started. My month in Utah flew by and I left feeling charged up and empowered with the experience, skills, and confidence I needed to teach and share with others the life giving skills I was privileged to receive. I highly recommend this teacher training to anyone and everyone who is interested in transformation. The Yoga Underground rocks!!!

    Shari
  • In the past year since I participated in YTT at Yoga Underground with Brittany, I frequently have friends, neighbors, and co-workers ask me what I have changed in my life. They sense something is different about me. I seem happier, act calmer, and have a different countenance. Each time I hear this from a friend, I tell him or her “It was YTT…it was life changing.” And although the difficult circumstances of my life haven’t fully changed, I have been able to make some changes that have helped me find peace and wellbeing. Of course I still have much work to do, but I love what yoga has helped me uncover in myself. I like me, and I haven’t always been able to say that in my life. How did YTT get me to this place? Well, it wasn’t without some hard work and dedication on my own part, but through yoga Brittany is brilliant at helping others see their potential, their gifts, and their worth. Aside from my changed self, I am loving the opportunity to bring this love of yoga, this passion for uncovering our personal truth to others around me. I came away from YTT completely ready to teach from the music to sequencing. I loved it all, from the study of the Yoga Sutras and the 8 limbs of yoga, to the study of personal meditation, wonderful guest instructors, and practicing in our beautiful outdoors. Even being challenged to reach outside my comfort zone in inversions workshops, and teaching early on in our training was beneficial to my growth in yoga as well as in teaching. I can’t recommend this YTT enough! Not only is this program very affordable, but Brittany is very personable and her training well thought out. If you’ve been thinking about doing something like this, or even just want to know more about yoga than just the physical movement, this teacher training is for you…do it!

    Jill Lancaster
  • Certifying with The Yoga Underground was truly a beautiful experience. Going into the process I worried if I would be ready to teach successfully in such a short 5 week time period. I finished this program not only capable but with ability and excitement to continue on my journey. The teacher Brittany brought professionalism, fun, and an abundant amount of passion and connection. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone.

    Holly
  • Teacher training at The Yoga Underground was more than a certificate for me. Being my second teacher training I wish I would have made it my first. Thank you, for the priceless knowledge and experience. Thank you, for the skills, the laughs, and the confidence.

    Kate
  • The Yoga Underground training was so awesome. With the small class size, it allowed Brittany to be able to help us one on one in learning about and perfecting our practice. I cherish the friends and new memories that were created and the experience that I now have.

    Chelsey
  • Teacher training at Yoga Underground was amazing. It did wonders for my personal practice and understanding of yoga, and it helped me learn to be a better teacher. Brittany is an amazing instructor. She is knowledgeable and passionate and caring, and I feel blessed to have had the chance to learn from her and become her friend. Teacher training was a beautiful, transformative experience, and I am profoundly grateful to have taken part in it.

    Christian
  • All I can say is that Brittany’s training was like eating poprocks. It’s full of surprises, delicious, and makes you feel like a kid.

    Alex
  • YTT at the yoga underground is by far the best place a person could go to deepen his or her personal practice or become certified.. Or both! there is a balance between learning the physical practice and the ideas/origin of yoga that creates a great foundation to continue learning from. By the end of YTT, I felt excited and ready to teach classes and confident that I was trained well enough to know what I’m doing. And the place just has great vibes. :)

    Amber
  • My yoga teacher training experience at the Yoga Underground was absolutely priceless. Brittany is an incredible teacher, and is an expert when it comes to building creative sequences and crafting an effective class. I learned so much from practicing with her daily and gleaning from her wisdom and experience in our class discussions. Her curriculum is designed to give her students fundamental knowledge base in Ashtanga Yoga while also providing a wide variety of experiences, allowing each student to find their own individual direction in the broad world of yoga. Each day of training was enlightening, educational, and so much fun!

    The two most valuable things I took away from her training were 1) the teaching experience — Brittany is skillful at teaching her students how to teach, and provides many opportunities for them to practice teaching in the training; and 2) the confidence to be an authentic teacher. Brittany has a gift for helping people discover their voice as a yoga teacher, encouraging them to “own” their individual style and strengths that they bring to a class. With these two skills, I felt confident pursuing teaching opportunities immediately after receiving my certification. My current students often comment on how much they enjoy my style of teaching and approach to yoga — I give all the credit to my training at The Yoga Underground!

    Holli
  • I’ve wanted to do a yoga teacher training since I graduated college four years ago. While I loved the idea, I was also so intimidated, thinking I needed to be a certain type of person, have a certain type of body, or even have reached a certain level in my yoga practice. After a friend did her training with Brittany at The Yoga Underground, she convinced me I could do it. After the first day, all of my fears dissipated. Brittany’s program welcomes all levels and all types. Her curriculum is designed to help you better know yourself so that you can be a more effective, authentic teacher. The program is so well-rounded; I not only gained knowledge about Ashtanga yoga and how to better my own practice, but also learned life-changing lessons about meditation, teaching techniques, and methods to better know and understand myself and my students. I love that Brittany focused so much on us becoming the type of teacher we naturally are, not trying to fit any kind of stereotype or expectation.

    The teacher training at The Yoga Underground completely changed my life. Once I finished, I had the confidence and knowledge I needed to build my own sequences and teach classes, but most importantly I’ve enjoyed better health, less stress, and honestly a more joyful life. I cannot say enough about this program and the passion, love, and fun that Brittany so naturally brings to it every day. You will not find a more compassionate, positive environment to deepen your practice, increase your self-knoweldge, love, and awareness, and transform you into a yoga teacher.

    Alison
  • The Yoga Underground not only gave me the required 200 hours(and then some) for my teaching certification, it literally gave me a new lease on life. I found a fresh sense of self, healthy body, and a clearer mind. What I gained during training is something that money cannot buy. In terms of knowledge, in terms of practice, this studio is unparalleled.
    There isn’t a distance I wouldn’t travel to in order to participate and attend The Yoga Underground Teacher Training Program. There are very few times in life, very rare breeds of teachers, whom one is fortunate enough to be touched by as a student. Brittany is, and forever will be held in my highest regard. She represents all that was, all that is, and all that will be true in this practice.

    Whatever your hesitation, stop. Whatever the excuse, dismiss it. The Yoga Underground will change your life in every way possible. Brittany has one of the oldest soul’s of anyone I have ever been blessed enough to meet. Her intuitive capacity for teaching and exploring remains a mystery to me. All that I know is that I am by far, a better human for being around her. As a teacher, I have never appreciated another student until taking her training. She is the very definition of unconditional love.

    Thank you. Thank you on so many levels for pushing me, for holding me, for making me stand on my own two feet. You have given me the tools to not only teach, but to hone my craft. To love my own practice, to love my own habitually incorrect alignment, to breathe, to focus to forgive. Every day on the mat is another chance. A chance to try again. You have given me the strength to pursue, to engage, to believe in my inherent passion. Brittany, this is a debt that can never be repaid. This life experience is unmatched.

    Thank you Brittany. Thank you for seeing the lump of clay that I was before you, and for allowing the process to mold me. You will always be my North.

    Danni
  • Last summer I did yoga teacher training with Brittany at the Yoga Underground and it was one of the best months of my life. I learned so much, not only about yoga, but about life and myself. I went into teacher training not knowing for sure if I really wanted to teach or if it would just be a way for me to improve my practice. Well, my practice inevitably improved, but I also found a LOVE for teaching and spreading the happiness, peace, and physical and mental strength (that comes from yoga) with others. Brittany is one of the most amazing people and teachers that you will ever meet with the biggest heart. She will provide you with the knowledge, confidence, and strength that you need to vastly in improve your yoga practice, as well as your ability to spread all that awesomeness to others through teaching. Your life will absolutely improve by doing yoga teacher training at the Yoga Underground. Definitely recommend it!

    Carson Crawford

 

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Events & Retreats

France Retreat

Dates: May 20-27 2016

Kauai

Dates: September 2-9 2016

Check back for more details!

healing-arts

Healing Arts

This extension of our studio is designed to bring together healing arts of all kinds and make them available to the general public.

Stephen Nibley, private meditation

Alex Paulos, temperament analysis and life coaching

Dean Judd, yoga for multiple sclerosis and scoliosis

Toni Lock, Qigong and Thai Chi

Eric Ward, emotional processing

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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