Taṇhā 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, healing through yoga and beautiful mother earth.
Our comprehensive 200-hour program is led by 500-hour ERYT Brittany Andrews, who has over a decade of teaching experience and 10,000+ hours under her belt. This training includes philosophy, anatomy/physiology, meditation, developing creative sequences, and teaching practice.
Limited financial aid opportunities are available for our 200-hour programs. Click ‘apply now’ below for details!
~ $2500 ~
200- Hour Schedule 2023
January 9 – February 11 (nighttime)sold out!
- March 27 – April 29 (nighttime) sold out!
- June 5 – July 8 (daytime)
- August 21 – September 23 (nighttime)
* daytime sessions are M-F 10am-4pm with a lunch break, nighttime sessions are M-F 5:30pm-9:30pm
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.
Limited financial aid opportunities are available for our 300-hour programs. Click ‘apply now’ below for details!
~ $3500 ~
300- Hour Schedule 2023
- February 13 – March 25 (nighttime) sold out!
- July 10 – August 19 (daytime)
* daytime sessions are M-F 10am-4pm with a lunch break, nighttime sessions are M-F 5:30pm-9:30pm
What to expect
- Develop a better understanding of your personal practice — on and off the mat
- Learn how to choreograph your own creative, intelligent sequences
- 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 just the best time ever
Why choose TYU?
From Owner, Brittany Andrews: There are a growing number of YTTs to choose from, so why do I think you should train with me? First off, I keep my courses small and intimate — between 4-12 people at a time. I believe that in this type of learning situation, each student deserves ample one-on-one attention.
“Do I need to have a certain skill set already, or be able to do _____ pose to qualify for YTT?” This is a question I get a lot, and the answer is NO! Yoga is a personal journey, and I believe that a teacher should be capable of meeting each student where they’re at on this path. Yoga is lifelong learning adventure!
The best thing I believe that I can offer through this course is the confidence and skillset necessary to graduate as a totally qualified, employable teacher. Most YTTs teach you only how to teach their own sequence. I don’t think that’s fair — and it severely limits you as a person and instructor. I want each of my students to develop and grow authentically through this course, so I’m not trying to get them to teach like me — I’m trying to get them to teach like THEM. I will give you the tools and understanding necessary to intelligently and creatively design your own sequences so that you can develop into the very best version of yourself, and feel confident in sharing that with others.
My philosophy is a lighthearted baptism-by-fire — you will be teaching new concepts as you learn them from the second day of class forward. I believe in your ability to learn & apply new concepts, and promise to always cater my teaching to the needs of the class in a loving, compassionate way that stimulates cohesion within the group as well as individual development.
300 HR YTT was magical! It was a phenomenal opportunity to dive deeper into yoga philosophy, asana, and myself. YTT has helped me become a better and more confident teacher and person. In addition to all of the YTT work, Brittany is an exemplar of dancing through life courageously.
My expectations for YTT consisted of learning asanas and how to sequence them. I couldn’t have imagined the incredible introspective experience, which led to exponential growth. Little to say my expectations were 100% exceeded.
YTT at TYU changed my life! I found so much happiness, fulfillment, purpose, and confidence while going through it. I loved spending every evening with incredible people that really changed my perspective. Stephen’s meditation course was particularly meaningful for me, and is helping me to bring about some major life changes. I wish I could repeat YTT over and over! Worth every penny.
individual. When I signed up for certification, I thought I would just learn how to teach classes, which I was so excited about! However, I’ve learned more about yoga, the world, and myself than I could have ever imagined! I wish everyone could have the opportunity to go through Brittany’s certification process. I truly believe the world would be a better place for it!
On top of all of the amazing things I learned, I’m proud to say I’m leaving training feeling very confident in my abilities to teach a class and help others live more mindful lifestyles. Plus it was so fun!! I definitely want to get my 300-hr through TYU!! Loved every minute of it!
how anything could possibly be that awesome. However, it turned out to be as awesome as
promised and more. Brittany is an incredible teacher who cares so much about all of her students and helping them become the best they can be, both inside and outside of the yoga studio. I learned a lot about yoga, but perhaps even more about myself. The training helped me realize my authentic self, and it taught me how I can use my strengths to benefit other people as I teach.
I learned from the best teacher with the coolest dog, I gained strong relationships with my classmates, I learned so much more about my body, I was challenged, I gained a deeper love for meditation and worked through some things, I learned more about my personality, we went freakin ax throwing! The overall theme is that I am a badass! And this course has changed my life.
Praise From TYU Teacher Training Alumni
I loved everything about my 300-hour training! Brittany has such a wealth of knowledge, and she shares with her classes what will be of the most benefit to them. I loved how customized this training was to the people in my group.
I felt like I learned exactly what I came here to learn, and a lot of things that I didn’t even know I needed. I learned how to teach some new styles of yoga that I really wanted to add to my repertoire, like yoga nidra, kids’ yoga, trauma-informed yoga, and restorative yoga. I also honed and refined my skills of sequencing and incorporating a spiritual/mental element into my classes.
More than anything, though, this experience was transformational. Brittany understands that she can give us all the tools and skills in the world, but we won’t be good yoga teachers if we aren’t confident and if we don’t love ourselves. We had some workshops and guest speakers come in to help us identify and root out our core insecurities–things that keep us from progressing and improving in our lives. I left this training with a better understanding of my underlying beliefs of how I view myself and the world, and with a toolkit to transform my thought processes and beliefs. Brittany genuinely cares about us as people, and by helping us identify and work on our own insecurities, she helps us become better, more confident and competent teachers. I can’t recommend this training enough and I wish I could do it 100 more times! Definitely got more than I paid for with this training!
My favorite part of it was the feeling of empowerment! Empowerment and attunement to my growth as a human and a yogi. Being so new to Yoga, this was exactly what I needed to begin my daily practice and journey into moving my body freely and in a way that feels right for me. TYU provided such a safe, wonderful space for my journey! I am forever grateful!
I loved this experience and I already miss it so much. I loved my entire class and the lifelong friendships I was able to create. The space in the classroom was so safe and kind, I felt like I was able to completely be myself and have a little bit of peace every single day. I was able to broaden my teaching ability by triple what it was when I entered my 300-hour teaching. I feel like I am such a better and well-rounded teacher because of the advanced training. I can now reach so many more groups of people and be a teacher to everyone I meet.
I honestly had no idea how much 300 hr YTT would change my life. Thanks to the magical and inspiring energy of this training, I was able to overcome some serious lies that I didn’t even realize that I was telling myself… I began TRULY believing that I am deserving of a beautiful and wonderful life… and I started fearlessly going after my dreams! Things like travelling, leading my first yoga retreat, and creating a dream teaching gig for myself.. all flooded into my life during my time in training, and I just have so much gratitude for Brittany and the way that she truly inspires her students to become the best versions of themselves. 300 hr was so empowering! My gratitude is infinite.
My favorite part of training with Brittany at the Yoga Underground was getting to see Rumi everyday of course. I especially loved how each lesson, and practice was thoroughly explained to us, and then was offered to us to experience and interpret ourselves. I felt free to be my most authentic self, and safe enough to be vulnerable. Throughout the entire training, I felt deeply loved, and genuinely cared for. Brittany is the most delightful teacher! She is inspiring, and encourages the most authentic and unique version of you to blossom! If I could take this training on repeat, I would.
One of my favorite parts was incorporating other teachers to come and share their knowledge and skills to broaden our view on the way to teach and to assist us in finding our niche. Kenny’s class on mobility training was one of the best for me. I’ve been learning about mobility training as well, and it was so fun, and challenging. I loved the new movements that he provided to add into my yoga classes. I also loved how you create such an open space for growth to become the best yoga teacher and person. Your classes are kept small and personal.
Another favorite part was our dyhrma code. That night was just awesome and amazing.
My main take away was growing doesn’t have to be hard, that you can have an open mindset about it, and when you are given the correct procedures, and tools to assist in that growth, and to create an atmosphere to where that growth is possible…your opportunities are boundless.
My favorite part of 300-hour yoga teacher training was working with the beautiful and amazing people that I got to work with. Whenever you decide to do something life altering to better yourself, you’re bound to meet some incredible people. This training was no exception. I got to work with the greatest, most caring group of people. I felt so extremely supported and loved by all the people that I worked with. I felt free to be myself, and because I felt that freedom, I became more myself throughout the course of the training. Brittany is an amazing teacher and an amazing leader. She truly sees and cares about people and invests her time into helping other people grow and become the fullest version of themselves. I am so grateful that I was able to embark on such a wonderful, growth-filled journey with beautiful people.
I loved spending every single day with such incredible humans. I loved growing, learning, and becoming with them. Brittany’s YTT is full of positivity. I felt I could try, mess up, and try again without any fear of disappointing her. We all put ourselves out there and asked questions. I was genuinely shocked at how much I was able to learn, accomplish and experience in such a short amount of time. If you go all in during your YTT by doing the reading, being present and participating you will 100% be ready by the end of your training to be hired and teaching your very own yoga classes that are uniquely yours.
My experience at the yoga underground has been quite literally life changing. It was a safe environment for vulnerability, growth, and authenticity. I felt accepted and loved just the way I am. It was amazing how much information and skills I learned in such a relatively short amount of time. I 100% came out of training a better person.
Other fav things- rumi, being outside in the sunshine, flows led by brittany, the sense of intimacy in a small class, hours of nightly yoga, meditation class, just all of it! So so good. I’m already having major withdrawals. See ya for my 300 ytt!!!!!!!
My favorite thing was probably our group, Brittany included of course! I felt like we all became friends very quickly. Everyone was so supportive and kind, it made being there so much better than I imagined it would be. I just had the most beautiful, life changing experience and it really is all thanks to Brittany, Jade, Elle, Becky, Mauni, Sydney, Steven and Dean! But mostly thanks to Brittany ♥ because she made this all possible. I can’t thank her enough!! She gave me such a wonderful gift, and I will always be grateful!!
I was soooo grateful for the affordability of this course in comparison to other local courses and I was blown away by the value. I feel like I got such a holistic view of yoga and my potential as a yoga teacher. The books were perfectly relevant and I loved that you brought in others like Stephen and Dean to help teach. I would 100% recommend this teacher training to anyone interested in deepening their yoga experience, becoming an instructor, or needing to do some guided soul searching!
Brittany has created a space for everyone to practice yoga, meditate, and be completely vulnerable. YTT changed my life in an unlimited amount of ways, it gave me the confidence to be comfortable in my body in a way that I have not been before and I felt myself begin to reclaim my mind and body. I am forever grateful for Brittany, Rumi, and this beautiful studio.
It was a joy to work with the instructors and the fellow trainees. Over the course of five weeks, I saw each one of us blossom in beautiful ways. The Yoga Underground has become a home of learning, growth, and friendship for me.
Thank you a million.
Doing my yoga teacher training at The Yoga Underground was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life! I will definitely be going back to her for more training! The environment Brittany has created is beautiful. At The Yoga Underground I feel centered and free.
I have looked and researched into many yoga teacher training courses from Salt Lake to Provo, and I know this sounds cliche, but I honestly could not have picked a more magical program. What I wanted from a program, that I wasn’t quite satisfied elsewhere with, was that I wanted more than just the yoga poses, adjustments and Sanskrit names. I wanted the philosophy. I wanted a taste of what it FELT like to consider the true 8 limbs. This may sound selfish, but I wanted a program I could find healing and empowerment in for myself that I could emanate and share, because that is what yoga has always meant for me. It has always been a savior in my low moments.
Brittany tapped into a way of understanding that yoga CANNOT be digested, lived, or expressed without self-love and actualization, and it is clear that through her program, she made it her mission to unravel that within us more so than just giving us facts to recite and perform. What I loved the most is that she invited a host of numerous experts and educators who specialized in everything from recovery through meditation, balancing chakras, yoga expression through dance, anatomy and physiology and the science of how to get in touch with our truest temperament type based upon our phenotype. It was so unique.
To simply say that Brittany created a wonderful teacher training program would be an understatement. Honestly, it is a place of healing, of letting go, of holding on, of creating, of spreading wings, of trusting, and of flying. She cultivated Yoga Chikitsa in its most true and beautiful sense. I hold this experience close to my heart and would recommend it to all I love!
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!
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.
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.
I love yoga so learning so much about it was my dream. I loved learning more about mediation—this was something that I really didn’t know much about prior to beginning. And I completely love the hands-on approach to teaching and how much teaching practice we got while going through the program. I could see the growth in myself and others from the first week of teaching to the last.
Brittney is an amazing instructor. I love the practical (instead of ideal) approach she takes to yoga. She helps everyone to feel that they can come as they are and that we are enough! Also I admire how she helps people to feel good about the practice they just did—in spite of whatever their body had to offer that day—and that she taught us to consider that as we are leading our classes.
Learning about how to teach different personality types was something that I’d never even considered, but it makes such a huge difference.
I also love that she keeps the classes pretty small so that we get a lot of individual attention. And I love the type of people she attracts to this program. The group dynamic was warm and welcoming and encouraging. I hope to stay in touch with everyone from the class!
I LOVED YTT! It has honestly been one of my favorite experiences ever, and by far the most life-changing. I now know more than I ever have about myself- body, mind, and spirit. It has been empowering to say the least 🙂 Thank you!
My favorite thing about this YTT was finding this great community and learning everyday from the people around me. Everyone was so welcoming, accepting, and fun to be around. I learned more about yoga and life in 5 weeks than I have in years! It was a life changing experience! I’m so glad I did my teacher training here!
I’m also in love with Brittany because she’s the best teacher ever and her dog is the cutest. 😉