Heart of vinyasa

yoga school and 200 hour teacher training 2019


Dive deep into this heart centered practice.  This is not only a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification program, but truly an education in yoga.  Recommended whether you want to teach, explore your personal practice, or perhaps you already teach but want deepen your intuitive approach and connection with the students you currently serve. Heart of Vinyasa program will help you tap into your confidence and open up to service by inspiring others through offering your authentic self.   This program will grow you as a leader in whatever capacity you serve.  It's so much more than asana - through knowledge we become leaders.  Transformation begins on the mats to make the difference off the mat, and within  our communities.  Being the change.


This will not be an easy program. It will require effort and willingness to do the work and turn in.  Through turning in you will open to intuitive teaching and leading, with compassion, empathy, and connection to those around you. The very nature of Burning Spirits Yoga Heart of Vinyasa School is meeting those where they are,  and showing them what is possible- holding supportive space where one is safe to open, heal, and serve. Graduates of the program will learn how to teach with their voice- engaged with the students.  They will have a  basic understanding of anatomy for yoga teachers,  and start the  lifelong exploration of yoga philosophy.  The stage set for even deeper exploration, as we firmly believe we are forever the student.



Sandee Simon-Lawless, MBA, EYT 200, YACEP,  is the Director of Burning Spirits Yoga’s Heart of Vinyasa Teacher Training Program.   Sandee is the  Co-Founder of Yoga Punx PDX and Burning Spirits Yoga.  She has led retreats, taught special populations ( elders, physically challenged, trauma survivors, college students (PNCA),  those new to recovery from addictions), at conferences, and taught both nationally and internationally taking her special version of Bhakti Flow on the road.   She created the Heart of Vinyasa program so she can share her passion for Seva (service) and her unique approach for connection with others.  Sandee will share her knowledge of Bhakti Flow, Seva, finding your Dharma,her firm belief that yoga is for all- Yoga revolution,  and exploration of heart work.   She will also include lots of chanting and singing.  Guest faculty/master teachers are key to Heart of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.   We are proud to be partnering with some of the most respected teachers in Philosophy, Meditation, Ashtanga, Bhakti and more.    They come from Portland, San Francisco, Philadelphia and beyond. This program includes weekend intensives, workshops and lectures and hands on practicum. Due to the intentional small size of the program students will be able to be mentored  by Sandee Lawless throughout the course.   The training will be specialized upon students' interest and will flow naturally- setting an example of how to listen and lead with intuition and fluidity. Heart of Vinyasa completion certifies teachers and awards them with the credit hours needed to register with Yoga Alliance if that is path the graduate chooses take.   

Our amazing Master Teacher/ Faculty list, bringing their expertise.

* Special Ashtanga master teacher to be announced (history of Ashtanga)  and Vinyasa Anatomy Expert TBA!

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Home Study

This is a sacred practice, and our program endeavors to honor this practice and to open doors for the participants for continued and deeper study into the philosophy and methods of Yoga. We will be reading and studying sacred texts, various traditions, and much more.

You will be required to complete weekly home study assignments comprised of reading, writing, chanting, and meditating a month before our gathering and during the times between sessions.

You will also have the opportunity to teach Community Classes at Burning Spirits Yoga during your training, should you choose to do so.   If you would like to learn more about the Community Classes, attend our Thursday noon practice to see what it is all about.

Thank you for considering Heart of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and School at Burning Spirits Yoga.  Come be the Change. 


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Class Schedule

  May 10th- 18th, 8-5PM
  May 31st - June 3rd, 8-5PM
  June 21st -24th, 8-5PM
  July 12th-14th, 8-5PM

Due to the intimacy of our program, class size will be kept to less than 15 students.   There are limited, discounted lodging options for those out of town participants, inquire for more details.

We do ask that you complete an application (includes short essay questions and photos) so we can get to know you better, and target our training to your specific needs.   



Tuition and Payment Plans

Early Bird Paid In Full,  $2700

 After March 10th, $3000.

*Books not included in tuition prices.  

Need some time to pay the tuition?   We can help!  $500 non-refundable deposit with payment plan options are available.  Payment options include cash check and credit cards.

Inquire at info@burningspiritsyoga.com


HOV is now accepting applications for 2019! To receive an application or answer questions please email chelsey@burningspiritsyoga.com 


Burning Spirits Yoga Heart of Vinyasa is registered with Yoga Alliance