300hr  Advanced Teacher Training and Retreat

ELEVATE. WIDEN. REFINE.

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300 Advanced Training and Retreat 

August 2021 - March 2022

Back Pocket Yoga Studios, Lehi, Utah

Embark on a life changing journey to spiritual elevation, widened knowledge and physical refining that will transform you as a teacher, student, and practitioner.

Back Pocket Yoga 300 Advanced Training and Retreat is an experience where you will be able to explore asana techniques, deeper philosophy, subtle body anatomy, and teaching tools that will allow you to take these learnings off of your mat and into the world.

This program is limited to 10 students, ensuring personal care and attention. Graduates that have previously completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher training program will be eligible for this program.

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Quick Facts
  • The history of Back Pocket Yoga lies within the walls of the chakra's and this 300hr training is no different. Two weekends are spent discussing and learning areas regarding to elements of a chakra 

  • The cost of this 300hr Advanced Training is $4700. This price includes a five day, four night night retreat in September

  • Payment plans are available

  • You must be a 200hr certified teacher to participate in this training.

  • You do not have to be certified through Back Pocket Yoga's 200hr to participate, any previous school's certification will do

  • Each weekend can be purchased separately if you are simply interested in learning more. Check out the schedule below for more information

  • If you are a registered yoga teacher, each weekend can be purchased separately and qualify as YACEP hours. Check out the schedule below for more information

This Course Includes
  • 100+ Teaching Technique Hours

  • 50+ Yoga Philosophy Hours

  • 30+ Teaching Methodology Hours

  • 50+ Yoga Philosophy Hours

  • 25+ Anatomy Hours

  • 45+ Practicum Hours

HOW IT WORKS
  • Check out the schedule below and make sure you are available for the dates given

  • Fill out application on the link below

  • Pay $800 deposit to ensure your spot

  • Prepare yourself for an intense six month training by

    • practicing yoga​

    • meditating

    • preparing your finances

    • ensuring child care

  • Get excited you have decided to take your teaching to the next level

MEET OUR TEAM

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Sariah Bastian, E-RYT 500, 1200 Yoga Therapy, Back Pocket Yoga Studio Owner, Author

I began studying yoga in 2006 and in 2012, studied and completed my first 1000 hour yoga therapy training with Dana Baptiste at Centered City Yoga. In 2014 I retrained the entire 1000 hours and added on another 200 - completing my 1200 Yoga Therapy Certification in September 2017. I registered with Yoga Alliance to become a 200hr Yoga School in 2018 and since then, have taught six groups and over 60 women how to teach yoga from their heart.

I love yoga. Yoga has saved me over and over again, and, on a daily basis I use the tools and ethical principals yoga teaches. I always "jokingly" say, I am yoga, and yoga is me. We cannot be separated for I live yoga to my best ability. This includes standing up for myself and knowing myself. And, also, being humble to continue to widen as I recognize where I can grow.

Teaching others how to teach yoga is a passion and joy. It is the most fulfilling opportunity to show others the path to themselves, so they can in turn, introduce the path so others can find themselves.

I love to learn. I love to laugh. I love to create. And, I love to spend time with my family (especially outdoors). 

Jenny Lopes YT500, YACEP, Certified Beyond Breath & Meditation Coach

Jenny began practicing yoga in 2014 and quickly fell in love with it. Noticing how it allowed her more freedom in her mind and body, she wanted to pursue sharing it with others. Her passion for yoga continues to grow as she continues to learn. Jenny believes that yoga is the study of oneself and that is it a spiritual path.

Jenny completed her first 200 hour training at CorePower Yoga in 2016. She completed her 300 hour training at Inbody Academy with a focus on yoga therapeutics. She has done 180 hours of intensives and continued education and trained as a Beyond Breath instructor in 2020.

She honors the opportunity to lead others on their path to become & further their knowledge as a yoga teacher. She has been co-leading teacher trainings since her first 200 hour training in 2016. She considers herself a forever student of the practice and is enthusiastic to share the emotional, spiritual, and physical benefits of a yogic lifestyle.

Jenny is a mother to two young babes and outside of the studio, loves being outdoors, reading, and enjoying time with family. 

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Katy Willis, YT980

Katy Willis (AKA "Siri Dharma Kaur") lives in Brigham City, Utah with her husband, Mark, and their 4 energetic children. She is a full-time homeschooling mom. On the side, Katy works with brain wellness clients using a protocol called Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy. She also enjoys sharing yogic lifestyle principles and experiences with adults and children.

 

Katy found yoga in 2012 while wrestling intensely with PTSD-like symptoms and depression in the aftermath of betrayal trauma. Yoga immediately felt like "coming home!" Yoga not only helped her integrate the trauma, but it has also been the catalyst for propelling her forward in her quest for deeper spirituality. The more she kept moving and meditating on her mat, the more her desires to share these discoveries with others grew and deepened. 

Katy was privileged to study with Sariah Bastian at Back Pocket Yoga for 200-YTT as well as teaching Sariah's Beyond Breath course.

Additionally, her teacher-training journey has included: Kundalini Yoga & Meditation (500 YTT anticipated 2022), Yin Yoga, Karma Kids Yoga with additional training in yoga therapy for kids who have been through trauma, Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga, and SuperHealth. SuperHealth blends the ancient sciences of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and healthy eating habits with psychology to support addiction recovery. 

 

Katy was also trained by: Staci Bina with Bala Shala Kids Yoga and Joanne Llyod with YoginiKids; Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Wah Kaur Khalsa, and Sarah Kamrath for Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga; Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Suchas Kaur, and Harsimrit Kaur Khalsa for SuperHealth; Claire Green from Akira Yoga for Yin Yoga; Siri Marka Singh Khalsa, Dharam Dev Kaur Khalsa, Dr. Siri Atma Singh Khalsa, Nam Kaur Khalsa, Guru Amrit Hari Kaur Khalsa, Nam Joti Kaur, Karta Purkh Kaur Khalsa, Hari Kaur, Khushbir Singh, Guruprasad Singh, Nirmal Singh Khalsa, and Dr. Hari Dass Kaur Khalsa for Kundalini Yoga. Katy loves passing on to her students the combined legacies from all her incredible trainers as well as weaving in her own hard-won wisdom and insights as they apply to individual spiritual progression. Katy is on this planet to help people become more conscious, find Jesus Christ, and heal from trauma.

Lauren Davey, YT1300

After personally experiencing the healing transformation of yoga and meditation in her own body and mind, Lauren knew she wanted to share these benefits with others. Her first 500 hours of yoga teacher training were focused on the teachings of BKS Iyengar and Ayurveda. She completed another 500 hours of yoga teacher training based on the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois's Ashtanga Vinyasa in contemporary application. Beyond that, Lauren has completed several continued education trainings and studied in 1:1 apprenticeships with a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and an Ayurveda Practitioner to further her understanding of yoga for health and wellness.

 

Since she began teaching in 2015, Lauren has dedicated over 4000 educational and teaching hours exceeding the highest regard of designation set by the Yoga Alliance. She is continuously committed to gaining more knowledge and experience to offer her clients something truly special, beyond expectations. 

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Lauren spent her first 4 years teaching therapeutic styles in a medical wellness clinic and describes herself as a very gentle teacher.  She then spent 2018-2020 traveling and working with retreat venues across the USA, and has since started her own freelance yoga teaching business specializing in workshops, events, continued education, and mini retreats.  Lauren has worked with clients from infant to elderly, physically disabled to professional athletes. She is particularly passionate about empowering women and teaching mental wellness techniques to children. She takes a holistic approach of body, mind, and spirit to curate experiences that are healing, renewing and transformative. 

Lauren’s earnest goal and ultimate purpose as a yoga teacher is to make the world a better place for her daughter, Violet, (through a sort of butterfly-effect) by helping others find healing and happiness through yoga and meditation.  The two of them enjoy making art, hiking, kayaking, skiing and traveling to National Parks together.

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Kinley Moss, YT1100

Namasté! My name is Kinley and I Love Life, Love, the mountains, service, my pup and God! I am So grateful I, a spiritual being, get to live on Earth and have human experiences through a body! A few years ago I was launched head first into a journey of healing and self discovery with NO comprehension of where I had just been planted. The truest form of me began to stir. It was Not easy, but I would do it again, all of it, to gain all I have gained: the greatest being, myself. 

 

In 2017 I took the Beyond Breath course with Sariah Bastian. Between 2017-2018 I took Beyond Breath 4 more times! Through it, I was finding myself. I came home to my body after living as if it was the enemy my entire life. 

In 2018 I did my first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Sariah Bastian at Back Pocket Yoga with NO intention of being a teacher and fully focused on finding further healing in my body, mind, and spirit. 

Quickly after, in 2019 I took my 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Brittany Andrews at The Yoga Underground learning all different types of yoga through the Ashtanga lineage in the only Tanhā studio in Utah! That same year, I took the Beyond Breath Course Teacher Training with Sariah Bastian, to teach the course that changed my life. 

In 2020 I began my Masters Program for Clairvoyance with Debra Katz at The International School for Clairvoyance. My intention was to learn energetic boundaries so my sponge-like empathy could be tamed! I have expanded and learned everything from remote viewing to past-life readings and communications with spirit guides. 

In 2021 I took my Second 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Sariah Bastian at Back Pocket Yoga. It was so transformative I went back for seconds! Simultaneously, I certified as a Yoga Nidra Teacher with Scott Moore. 

 

I have been teaching for 4 years and currently teach the Beyond Breath course daily to groups ranging from teens to seniors. I also partner with Addo Recovery and Bloom for Women teaching intensives to people from all around the United States, offering the idea that their body is on its own healing journey too. 

 

I have evolved from the unbeliever, unable to even say the word YOGA, to the believer who teaches from experience. I believe I am wise not for my knowledge of things, but for my knowledge of self - living curiously as an Eternal Student of The Universe!

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GROUNDING

Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga / Therapeutic Essentials of Yoga
Thursday, August 26 - Sunday, August 29, 2021 with Sariah
Bastian

Thursday, August 26, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Get to Know You/ Introductions and Yoga Class

Yoga as Therapy Discussion

Evaluating Postures

Friday, August 27, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Exploring Perfect Posture

Movement & Health

Overview of the Soma Sutras

Saturday, August 28, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Core Sutra

Bandha Sutras

Principles of Bandhas

Paschima Sutra

Purva/Parsva/Parvritta Sutra

Shoulder Sutra

Sunday, August 29, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Yoga for Arthritis

Hands on Yoga

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for $322.00

This weekend includes 23 YACEP hours

RETREAT

Subtle Body Anatomy & The Flow of Prana

Saturday, September 11 - Thursday, September 16, 2021 with Sariah Bastian

Saturday, September 11 12:00 - 10:00pm

Travel to retreat destination & help set up

Sunday, September 12 - 16

Attend Retreat

Back Pocket Yoga's Retreat is going to be amazing. Check out the details and join us! Anyone is welcome.

The retreat is 25 YACEP hours

VISION

Yoga Nidra Intensive

Friday, September 17 - Saturday, September 18,  2021 with Kinley Moss

Friday, September 17, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Yoga Nidra History / Purpose / Stages / Koshas

Creating the container + Role as the teacher

Creating a Yoga Nidra Blueprint

Saturday, September 18, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Energy - What is it and how to use it as a teacher

Grounding Cord + Calling Back Energy

Energetic Sequencing / Prana Vayus / Movement

Energy Tool Box - You Are Psychic Book Discussion

Clearing Energy - When, Where, How, & Why

This weekend is only eligible to join is you participate in the RETREAT. This weekend can be added on to the retreat price for $308.00

This intensive includes 22 YACEP hours

GROUDING 2

Adjustments Assists/ Wall Stretches / Strength Drills

Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 3, 2021 with Jenny Lopes

Friday, October 1, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Assists & Adjustments

Saturday, October 2, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wall stretches

Hands on Assisting & Adjustments

Sequencing wall stretches for specific goals

Sunday, October 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Restorative Yoga

Poses & Sequencing

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for $269.50.

This weekend includes 19.25 YACEP hours

MOVEMENT

Yin & Yang Intensive / Creating Class Outlines - Catalogs & Soundtracks

Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31, 2021with Lauren Davey

Friday, October 29, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

7 layers of a Sequence / How to Outline and Catalog Classes

Yin & Yang / Balance & Harmony

Yin Yoga Practice w/ props & wall

Saturday, October 30, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Yang Yoga Practice

Yoga & Technology / Creating Soundtracks and using DJ Software / Sequencing with Music

Online Offerings

Giving and receiving feedback / Cueing Refinement

No Demo Game

Sunday, October 31, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Smooth Free Flow Yoga Practice / Teaching Intuitive movement

Yin & Yang Tissues in the body / connective tissue intensive

Postural Analysis

SOAP notes / Teaching Privately and Sequencing to Individuals

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for $280.00.

This weekend includes 20 YACEP hours

MOVEMENT 2

Kids Yoga

Saturday, November 13 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 with Katy Willis

Saturday, November 13, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Welcome / get to know you / Kids Mindfulness

Demo class for ages 5-7

Basic benefits of yoga & mindfulness for kids

Impacts on brain development from trauma 

How yoga can help with the rewiring process

Emotional Intelligence for kids

Demo class for ages 8-11

Pranayamas for kids

Kids Yoga props

Basic Principles for trauma-sensitive kids yoga

Teaching Family Yoga

Sunday, November 14, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Mindfulness game

Teens demo class

Structuring kids yoga classes

Music suggestions

Incorporating art projects/creativity into the experience

Children's books to support yoga, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence

Itty Bitty yoga Demo and yogic principles with babies, toddlers ("Mommy and Me"), and preschoolers

Yoga/mindfulness games

Group and partner poses for kids

Discussion: taking yoga off the mat and incorporating in daily living for kids and their families

Interested in attending this weekend? Anyone is welcome!

Join us for only $252.00.

This weekend includes 18 YACEP hours

POWER

Yamas - Niyamas / Chakras & Consciousness

Thursday, December 2 - Sunday, December 5, 2021with Kinley Moss

Thursday, December 2, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Movement Introducing Yamas & Niyamas 

Yama / Niyama Discussion

Sequence 30 minute themed class & teach in pairs

Friday, December 3, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Chakra Themed Yoga Class

Overview of Chakras / Study of the Science Behind Chakras and Nadis / Yoga Postures to Stimulate or Soften Each Chakra

Chakra Theming and Appropriate Postures

Saturday, December 4, 8:00am - 5:30pm

Gentle Chakra Themed Movement / Discovery of Your Body's Wisdom

First Chakra Discussion

Second Chakra Discussion

Third Chakra Discussion

Fourth Chakra Discussion

Sunday, December 5, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Meditation

Fifth Chakra Discussion

Seventh Chakra Discussion

Seventh Chakra Discussion 

Discussion: Why They Are Important

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for only $343.00

This weekend includes 24.5 YACEP hours

POWER 2

Weaving the Wisdom of Ayurvedic Science / Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers

Friday, December 10 - Sunday, December 12, 2021with Lauren Davey

Friday, December 10, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

History and philosophy of Tridosha Yoga

Tridosha Yoga Practice

Saturday, December 11, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Dosha Quiz

Prakriti and Vrkriti

Tridosha Yoga Practice

Ayurveda in seasons & cycles of life

Ayurveda application as a yoga teacher

Sunday, December 12, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Ayurveda & Herbology / Tea Ceremony /  5 tastes / Daily routines

Tridosha Yoga Practice

Reviewing and analyzing the tridosha sequence & applying it's teachings

Guest Chef

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for only $280.00.

This weekend includes 20 YACEP hours

HEART

The Art of Teaching Yoga

Friday, December 17 - Sunday, December 19, 2021with Jenny Lopes

Friday, December 17, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Vedanta & Samkhya Philosophy

Philosophy: Rig Veda / Upanishads / Five Vayus / Study of the Eight Limb Path

Saturday, December 18, 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Five Bodies

How to Teach to the Five Bodies

Seven Paths of Yoga (Journal Work)

Sunday, December 19, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Meditation

Guiding Meditation / Different Styles / Science Behind Meditation

Create a Meditation Class

Teach Meditation Class

Study of Yoga Sutras

Discussion of Yoga Sutras

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for only $269.50.

This weekend includes 19.75 YACEP hours

HEART 2

Pranayama & Mantra

Saturday, January 8 - Sunday, January 9, 2022 with Katy Willis

Saturday, January 8, 8:00am - 6:00pm

"New Lungs & Circulation Kriya" + "Meditation for Increased Energy"

Western Anatomy of Respiratory System

Breath and its Relationship to the Mind

Yogic Anatomy of Respiratory System

Discussion: What is Prana?

Experiencing Pranayama / Learning to Properly Teach and Understand the Unique Benefits of Each

"Renew Your Nervous System & Build Stamina" Kriya + "Meditation for Sudden Shock"

Sunday, January 9, 7:00am - 5:30pm

Playing with "Bee Breath" / Discussion on the Relationships Between Breath and Mantra

Western Anatomy / Science of Mantra

Yogic Anatomy / Science of Naad

"Kriya for a Calm & Open Heart" + "Meditation into Being"

Exercise: The Power of Your Own Voice

Experiencing Mantra, properly teaching, and understanding unique benefits of each

Interested in attending this weekend? Anyone is welcome!

Join us for only $252.00.

This weekend includes 18 YACEP hours

VOICE

Business of Yoga & Marketing / Sanskrit

Friday, January 21 - Saturday, January 23, 2022 with Lauren Davey

Friday, January 21, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Field Trip to Flip It Gym 

Saturday, January 22, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Vipassana Meditation Practice

The future of yoga & elevating the yoga industry

Know your "why" & know your worth

Industry Intensive

Professionalism & Marketing

Sunday, January 23, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mysore Practice

Language of Yoga / Sanskrit

Guest Speaker 

Vision Board & Intention setting ceremony

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for only $280.00.

This weekend includes 20 YACEP hours

VOICE 2

Kundalini Yoga

Friday, February 4 - Sunday, February 6, 2022 with Katy Willis

Friday, February 4, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

"Nabhi Kriya" + "Sat Kriya" Meditation

What is Kundalini Yoga; Discussion: the 3 Bandhas

Saturday, February 5, 8:00am - 6:00pm

10 Bodies Discussion

10 Bodies Experience

"10 Bodies Kriya" + "Laya Yoga" Meditation

Kundalini Yogic Lifestyle Discussion

The Teacher's Oath, Law of Deliverance

"Stress Set for Adrenals and Kidneys" Kriya + "Meditation for Burn Out"

Meditation on the Mat - To Off the Mat

Sunday, February 6, 4:45am - 5:30pm

Aquarian Sadhana: Jaap Ji "Kriya to Balance Head & Heart" + "Meditation to Heal a Broken Heart" / Chantin

Discussion: 5 Stages of Spiritual Development / The Two Gates to the Heart

Meditation to Break Through "Shakti Pad"

31 Minute Kirtan Kriya

Interested in attending this weekend? Anyone is welcome!

Join us for only $421.12.

This weekend includes 30.08 YACEP hours

VISION 2

Intuition & The Art of Boundaries as a Yoga Teacher

Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27, 2022 with Kinley Moss

Friday, February 25, 5;00pm - 10:00pm

Intuition

Types of Intuition & Keys to Your Intuitive Gates

Offering Intuitive Teaching + The Art of Boundaries as a Yoga Teacher

Deprograming

Saturday, February 26, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Grounding & Guided Imagery Movement

Media Lesson

Take Strengthsfinder Assessment

Strengths Finder with Gallup Strengthsfinder Coach

The Power of Dreams

Sunday, February 27, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Manifesting & Abundance

Heart Math

Vibrational Healing + Drum Circle

Words and Energetic Biases for Cueing

Future Self Meditation

Owning and Practicing Intuitive Gifts

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for only $304.50.

This weekend includes 21.75 YACEP hours.

KNOWLEDGE 

Yoga Meditation & Mindfulness Practices

Friday, March 11 - Sunday, March 13, 2022 with Jenny Lopes

Friday, March 11, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Kleshas

Light on Yoga Discussion

Saturday, March 12, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Seven Paths of Yoga

Use of Language & Voice in Teaching

Ethics

Sunday, March 13, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Discussion: Bhagavad Gita

Anatomy of Movement Discussion

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for only $280.00.

This weekend includes 20 YACEP hours

KNOWLEDGE 2

Yoga Psychology & Trauma / Mindfulness for Mental Health

Friday, March 18 - Saturday, March 19, 2022 with Sariah Bastian

Friday, October 29, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Yoga Psychology & Trauma

Saturday, October 30, 9:00am - 7:00pm

Mindfulness for Mental Health

Graduation Party

Interested in attending this weekend?

Join us for only $126.00.

This weekend includes 9 YACEP hours

FALL 2021

REGISTRATION OPEN

NEXT SESSION BEGINS:

Thursday, August 26

DURATION: August 2021 - March 2022

DEPOSIT: $800

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