"Beyond the Physical"

2024 Dates Coming Soon

Zuda RYS 300 Hour training focuses on how to intimately join yogic philosophy and asana practice, planting the seeds to successfully navigate life – on and off the mat.

The 300HR “Beyond the Physical” intensive-style training will be taught in three 9-day modules, starting Saturday meeting thru the following Sunday from 8am-6pm daily.

  • New Dates Coming Soon!

Our curriculum includes the ancient teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Dharma, Karma, Metta, Pranayama, Chakras and more.  You will be learning and implementing tools and techniques to deliver transformational yoga experiences.  Just a few are cueing mastery, how to speak to the body, music magic, theming, and how and why exploring “edges” is transformative for students and teachers. 

The teachings we provide are directly connected to the Ashtanga Yoga Lineage. David Williams was a student of Pattabhi Jois in India and was the first to bring Ashtanga Yoga to the states. Over 35 years ago, as one of David’s first students, Jonny Kest began to practice. He then went on to become the Midwest’s leading voice in Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga and a true pioneer for the shift in the Vinyasa culture nationally. Both Jodi Dillon and Heidi Hemler have trained and studied directly under Jonny Kest.   

Three 9-day intensive modules include daily Pranic Rituals to provide an opportunity for you to return to your truest nature; pure, unconditional love and equanimity. 

Prerequisites: This teacher training is for anyone that is looking to take their yoga practice and understanding to the next level.  If you have a basic understanding and ability to deliver a Vinyasa Yoga Class, this training is for you.  A 200 Hour is recommended. 

Yoga Teachers: this is a Yoga Alliance Certified Course. However, you must have 200 Hour Certificate to apply to the Yoga Alliance upon completion for a 500 ERYT designation. 

Reading List
  • The Great Work of Your Life // Stephen Cope
  • Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness // Sharon Salzberg
  • Science of Breath // Rudolph Ballentine, Alan Hymes, Rama
  • The Body Keeps the Score // Bessel van der Kolk
  • Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice // Paul Grilley
  • Everyday Zen // Charlotte Beck
  • Quantum Wellness Cleanse // Kathy Freston (optional)

Exchange is $4800

Early bird discounts and payment plans will be announced with next class date announcement.

Exchange is $4800. 

$100 Early bird discount is available, as well as a $200 pay in full discount. Payment plans are available, with the first $1200 deposit due by October 12 and an additional $1200 on the 12th of November, January and March.

$200 Pay in full discount – full payment before January 12th
$100 Early bird discount – before December 12th

Payment Plan
$1200 deposit by December 12th
$1200 by January 12th
$1200 by March 12th
$1200 by May 12th



Topics covered include:

  • Power Vinyasa
  • Sequencing
  • Breath
  • Meditation
  • 8-Limb Path of yoga
  • Yoga anatomy & physiology
  • Finding your voice as a teacher
  • Chakras
  • Giving feedback
  • Receiving feedback
  • Deeper levels of listening to others

The practice of leading a class and teaching others is critical for you to gain confidence and experience. Our teacher trainees begin teaching others the very first weekend and continue honing their skill throughout. Since we come from a perspective of “serving others,” each student finds a way to share yoga in their own communities. You’ll leave this program prepared to teach a vinyasa style yoga class anywhere. Our graduates go on to teach all over the world!

Expect to be challenged on many levels and discover new areas of awareness and acceptance for yourself. These insights can change your path in life while connecting you with a deeper meaning for living. All of this occurs within a safe, trusting environment, where you are supported, encouraged and loved.

Dates: 2022

Weekend 1: Jan 20-23

Weekend 2: Jan 27-30

Weekend 3: Feb 10-13

Weekend 4: Feb 17-20

Weekend 5: March 3-6

Weekend 6: March 10-13

Weekend 7: Retreat March 24-27

Arrival at Galilee Retreat Center at

5:00PM March 24th – Departure 12:00PM March 27th

(Subject to change due to COVID)

7 weeks (Thursday-Sunday)

Thursday: 6:15-10pm (Roseville)

Friday: 6:15-10pm (Roseville)

Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm (Folsom)

Sunday: 7:30am – 4:30pm (Folsom)

Early Bird: $2500 By:12/1/22

Tuition: $ 3000 (includes unlimited yoga for duration of training if not a member)

Members get 10%

Lead Teacher Jodi Dillon 500ERYT, YACEP®
has assisted in hundreds of hours of teacher trainings over the years. She has studied with renown teachers Jonny Kest, Anne Marie Kramer, and Rod Stryker. Her service work in 12 step recovery for 26 years lends a unique perspective to integrating ancient yoga teachings into practical application. Jodi continues to walk the path by devoting time to continuing education every year as well as working with women through recovery.

Assistant Teacher Amanda Starr, 200ERYT
has been through over 1,000 hours of Zuda teacher training, half of those hours in an assisting capacity. She has also taken Tyler Longdale’s teacher training, successfully completed Vipassana, is certified to teach Buti Yoga, and has taken advanced Buti Yoga courses on Native American and East African dance. When she isn’t meditating, she likes to dance and play with her two 5yr old boys and is holding down a full time career in the semiconductor industry. If there is a spreadsheet in this teacher training, it came from her.

Assistant Teacher Amber Cayer, 200ERYT, YACAP®
has thousands of teaching hours- including hundreds assisting and leading in Zuda’s teacher training, transformational workshops, and retreats. She has completed Zuda’s teaching mentorship program and went on to mentor teachers herself. Amber has been a devoted yoga, and spiritual practitioner for 8 years. She has completed multiple trauma informed breath-work facilitator trainings- learning from Biodynamic Breathwork Founder Gitan Tonkov. She has recently completed a 10-month Clairvoyant Apprenticeship with meditation and intuitive life expert Aimee Leigh. Amber continues to serve her community and personal growth by attending and teaching trainings in Yoga and Healing arts.

Assistant Teacher Leighanne Hales, 200 RYT
Leigh Anne has been a proud Yoga Devotee for 20+ years and part of the Zuda Yoga Community for the past 6 years. She has completed hundreds of hours of Zuda Training programs including Yin and Chakra training, and assisted multiple workshops and programs. Practicing in this vibrant space sparked a professional desire to share yoga through teaching. Doing so, serves as a powerful tool in her life while expanding and deepening her personal practice! Leigh Anne is a disciple of all things health, wellness and fitness! When she is not on the mat, she is busy studying nutrition and training to be a Certified Nutrition Coach. She is an avid reader, great cook and clumsy meditator!

Assistant Teacher Tiffany Frassetto, 500 RYT
Tiffany has been a dedicated student to many workshops and trainings over the years. Tiffany has taught Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga for Zuda Roseville going on five years now, she has assisted Phase One teacher trainings, Yin trainings, Chakra trainings, Beginner Series, assisting workshops, Breathwork workshops, she is also Buti Yoga certified, and completed Baron Baptiste- Journey into Power. In her daily life she is a business owner who still shows up for her community and colleagues in every way she can. Tiffany’s special touch to Zuda is her sound bowl Yin class; she strives to create memorable experience and her singing sound bowls are one powerful way she creates just that.

Assistant teacher Andrew Santos 200-ERYT, YACEP®
Andrew has been teaching yoga since 2010 and yoga workshops since 2013 in the Sacramento area. With thousands of teaching hours, Andrew has taken trainings in Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Chakras, Inversions, as well as an advanced teacher training. Yoga has been an integral part of Andrew’s life, and he shares a desire to spread his love for the practice to the Zuda community.


Questions and comments about payment email: heidi@zudayoga.com

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