Uplifted ™

Yoga Teacher Training

Led by

Lesley Fightmaster

& Brett Larkin

On the beach!

In Dana Point, California

Lesley’s not just a master teacher, but a master teacher trainer. She’s led 200-Hour and 300-Hour programs for YogaWorks since 2010. There’s no one I could be more excited to collaborate with.

Brett Larkin

E-RYT, RYPT & YouTube Award Winner

Brett’s a total innovator. I immediately fell in love with her astounding 200-hour Online Training curriculum. I knew if we combined her unique content with my expertise leading in-person trainings, we’d create an unparalleled experience for students.

Lesley Fightmaster

E-RYT-500, Master Teacher-Trainer, Youtuber

How it Works

Best of BOTH Worlds:

IN-PERSON + ONLINE

Fulfill Yoga Alliance Certification requirements in-person, plus get access to 30+ hours of inspiring, exclusive content from Brett’s Online Training

WHAT’S DIFFERENT

Proven

Lesley’s led dozens of Yoga Teacher Trainings globally for YogaWorks since 2010 and certified hundreds of teachers. Brett offers the most interactive Online Teacher Training in the world. Together, we’ve teamed up to bring you the most comprehensive training in the Hatha/Vinyasa tradition, embracing the perspective that we endorse — every body is unique. We want to empower and inspire you!

PRACTICAL: MAKE A LIVING FROM YOUR YOGA

Beyond anatomy and asana, learn our hard-won business strategies as the owners of two of the largest yoga channels on Youtube. We reach over half a million subscribers every month. We each built our yoga business from nothing — now we’re breadwinners for our families. We want to share with YOU what it takes to succeed financially as a certified yoga teacher in the digital age, whether you plan to teach online or in the studio. We are the only ones offering these behind-the-scenes, real world-tested success strategies as part of an 200-Hour Teacher Training Program.

POWERFUL

The best teachers draw from a strong sense of purpose and connection. Helping you achieve YOUR destiny is what drives us. We’ll be supporting you to discover what’s most meaningful to YOU — on the mat and in your life.

THE PERKS OF IN-PERSON + ONLINE

FLEXIBILITY

Attend two, 10-day in-person modules — you have up to three years to complete!

Learn at YOUR own pace

We believe the YTT experience should be enriching, uplifting and convenient. Your timing. Your pace. Access bonus online training content ($1800 value) before each in-person module. Dive into topics that intrigue you before training even starts. Arrive at in-person modules with a wealth of information to discuss and review.

Resources FOREVER

Access the online materials from the comfort of your home or mobile phone – during the training and years later.

YOGA ALLIANCE Approved

Fulfill Yoga Alliance Certification requirements in-person, with access to 30+ bonus hours of online training ($1800 value).

Our Philosophy

TRANSFORM INSIDE AND OUT

Immerse yourself in the power of the science and spirituality of yoga, supported by a group of like-minded peers

Embrace the opportunity to be a positive force for your students and within your circle of family and friends

Cut through difficult situations with grace, confidence and clarity, in the studio and in the world

The Experience

TRAINING MODULES

Covered both in-person and online

Anatomy

Meditation Techniques and Teaching

Uplifted Body Reading - A 3D approach

Inside the Yoga Sutras

Yin

Injury Management & Modifications

Yoga, Money, Business!

Social Media Marketing for Facebook & Instagram

Asana

Uplifted Alignment

Cardiovascular & Nervous System

Sanskrit - An Instrument of Yoga

Restorative

Sequencing & Finding Your Voice

Waivers, Taxes & Getting Insured

Studio Classes vs Private Clients

Pranayama Techniques and Teaching

The Fascia & Body Reading

Science of Ayurveda

Tantra, Nadis & the Gunas

Pre-Natal

Chakras & Subtle Body Systems

Online Gameplan & Technical Training

Grounding & Energy Management

Lesley satisfied my thirst for evidence-based physiology and kinesiology, while providing open-minded insight into the spiritual aspects of the practice at the same time. She also made YTT the most fun and light-hearted experience of my adult life. I could not have asked for a better teacher!

Taylor M.

Toronto, Canada

In addition to flexibility, one major benefit to Brett’s training online is you have access to the material forever, so you can go back and review it several times during the training or several years later. Also, Brett is amazing, and I decided I’d rather have her as a teacher than some of my local YTT options. I think it’s really important to really know and believe in the person doing your training.

Elaine H.

Business School Student & Yoga Teacher

PROFOUND


Arrive at Lesley’s in-person training with a wealth of knowledge from Brett’s bonus online training videos. Immerse and inspire yourself in all aspects of the practice. Define what success with yoga looks like for YOU, in life and yoga.

HEALING

Training in-person allows for an escape from the chaos of day-to-day life. Leave everything behind and immerse yourself in the healing arts. Whether you’re coming to deepen your personal practice or pursue teaching as a career, each module builds to an unforgettable 10-days devoted purely to your own self-discovery.

THE ART OF TOUCH

Learn traditional, yoga hands-on adjustments from Lesley. Learn transformational myofascial release bodywork from Brett, which you can apply both in the yoga studio and on private clients. Myofascial release or “MFR” is an exploding field with decades of proven success. Go in-depth into asana, anatomy, yoga philosophy, energy healing and the fascia. Give and receive a myriad of adjustments in Module 1 via partner-work and interactive workshops.

LAUNCHPAD FOR SUCCESS

For those of you who plan to pursue teaching as a career, Module 2 is also designed to fuel your professional success.

Strategies to best engage students and prospects

Hone your voice, cuing and teaching style

Practice teach a variety of styles in a group setting

Film your first yoga or meditation video on-site at the retreat, produced by Brett & Lesley’s team

Shoot your headshot and professional yoga photos on-site with Brett & Lesley’s photographer

Create your business/marketing plan

Receive help on any technical issues, website troubleshooting, and email marketing advice

We believe that when you become a yoga teacher, you also become an entrepreneur. Beyond alignment and asana, we want to empower you with the skills to succeed in the digital age. These skills are more important than ever, as the business of yoga is transforming rapidly by new technology.

Brett Larkin

Brett’s taught at companies like Google and Pinterest. I launched my business teaching privates, corporates, and now working with some of my favorite brands on Youtube. One of my favorite parts of teaching yoga is leading retreats all over the world (with my family in tow!). We want to share with you the concrete steps we took to get there.

Lesley Fightmaster

LOGISTICS

This training comprises TWO MODULES taken during separate time periods in Dana Point, California. In order to receive the 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate, both Module 1 and Module 2 must be completed — and you have up to three years for completion.

Upcoming Modules

in Dana Point, California @ Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Center

Modules run continuously several times throughout the year. Additional dates & venues coming soon.

MODULE 1 – The Uplifted Body

April 9 – April 17, 2018

  • Asana & Alignment
  • Myofascial Release
  • Restorative
  • PreNatal
  • Ayurveda
  • The Art of Sequencing
  • Hands-On Adjustments

*7 days led by Lesley, 2 days led by Brett

MODULE 2: – The Uplifted Soul

September 10 – September 18, 2018

  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Asana & the Subtle Body
  • Tantra, Nadis & the Gunas
  • Yogic Philosophy: The Sutras
  • The Chakras
  • The Art of Teaching & Finding Your Voice
  • Business of Yoga: Launching Your Soul-Based Business

*7 days led by Lesley, 2 days led by Brett

In-person modules are led by Lesley, with Brett in-person as guest teacher.

Online modules are designed by Brett, with Lesley as a guest star in select videos.

I traveled thousands of miles away from my home country for Lesley’s YTT. I loved practicing with her videos! Everything about the training was relaxed, friendly and easeful. I could not think of anyone better to do YTT with!

Gregory N.

Paris, France

Lesley taught me so much – not only about yoga, but about life! She’s incredibly knowledgable, caring, loving, and funny! Her teacher training is an experience which I will always cherish.

Joe P.

Owner, Ekam Yoga, Newport Beach, CA

The Investment

FULL 200-HOUR TRAINING INCLUDES

15 Days of in-person training with Lesley

5 Days of in-person training with Brett

30+ hours of Online Training content ($1800 value)

400 page Uplifted Yoga Training Manual

Yoga business and social media strategies

Professional headshots ($600 value)

Video creation and production workshop ($1650 value)

Total Training Value = $7,550

Total Training Cost – $3100*

*Based on early bird rate

You may attend either module to simply deepen your personal practice
OR
for Continuing Education Credit.

 

Food & lodging are not included. Please see FAQ for suggested lodging at a variety of price points.

Module 1 – The Uplifted Body

$1550

Early
$1750 Regular

April 9 – April 17, 2018

Deposit

$500

required to hold your spot

Payment Plans Available

$262

a month based on the early rate

Module 1: April 9 – April 17, 2018

Module 2 – The Uplifted Soul

$1550

Early
$1750 Regular

September 10 – September 18, 2018

Deposit

$500

required to hold your spot

Payment Plans Available

$262

a month based on the early rate

Module 2: September 10 – September 18, 2018

Lesley has the biggest heart and is dedicated to her students success. Everyday she went above and beyond to make sure our YTT experience was exceptional.

Paige P.

Brett’s YTT Manual is an amazing document. The Asana pages are priceless! The Myofascial Release and Body Reading information is helping me so much in cueing individual students.

Brett is a gifted and dedicated teacher who works tirelessly to enable her students to learn! (I am a career teacher; I do not say that lightly.)

With this YTT and the quality of the students Brett attracts, SUCCESS is guaranteed.

Ellen J.

FAQ

What are the exact requirements for earning my YTT-200 certification?
  • Attend both in-person modules (10-days each) within the span of three years
  • Complete all online coursework
  • Fulfill all required reading and class observation requirements
  • Pass the final written exam (score of 75% or above)
  • Pass the final teaching practicum
Do I have to take Module 1 before Module 2?

No. Each 10-day experience is designed as a stand-alone module. Each complements the other. You can take them in whichever order best suits your needs.

When do I get access to the online content?

Watching the bonus online content is a prerequisite to both Module 1 and Module 2. You’ll gain access to the online content related to each module as soon as your tuition is paid in full (as soon as this week if you choose to pay in full, or 2-weeks before the training start date if you choose to pay via payment plan).

Where does the training take place?

Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Dana Point, CA.
34700 Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

Where should I stay?

At a nearby hotel or Airbnb in beautiful Orange County, California! We promise you’ll enjoy the weather and the beach!

Suggested Hotels:

Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Center

DoubleTree

Location: Dana Point
Trip advisor rating out of 5: 3.5
Approx Nightly Rate*: $165
Address: 34402 PCH, Dana Point 92629

Best Western Doheny Beach

Location: Dana Point
Trip advisor rating out of 5: 4.5
Approx Nightly Rate*: $113
Address: 34280 PCH, Dana Point, CA 92629

Beachfront Inn and Suites

Location: Capo beach
Trip advisor rating out of 5:
Approx Nightly Rate*: $135
Address: 34734 Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Notes: Walking Distance

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Location: Dana Point
Trip advisor rating out of 5: 4
Approx Nightly Rate*: $250
Address: 25131 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Notes: Upscale

Best Western Plus

Location: Capo beach
Trip advisor rating out of 5: 4.5
Approx Nightly Rate*: $150
Address: 34744 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92624-1302
Notes: Walking Distance

AirBnb Private Rooms

AirBnb Whole Houses

*We suggest comparing different online websites for the best rate

Is there parking?

Yes. There is free parking at the Shala. Stay anywhere locally and know you can easily park if you chose to drive! Note: there are many hotels walking distance from the Shala as well (see above). Renting a car is not required.

Can you help me find a roommate?

The Private Facebook Group is an excellent resource for this and a great way to save money. Post that you’re looking for a YTT roommate in these Facebook Groups (YogaHackers and Lesley’s Group). Once you register, you’ll also have access to a Facebook Group just for YTT students where you can also connect and coordinate with attending students. It’s likely that even after your register, you’ll be able to find a roommate via the Private YTT group of registered students. If it’s close to the training start date and you need more help finding a roommate, email lesleyfightmaster@gmail.com

I’ll be flying in – what airport should I fly into and then where do I go?

The closest airport is John Wayne in Santa Ana (SNA) and it’s approximately a 30-minute drive. However, Los Angeles International (LAX) has more options and the drive is around 60 to 90 minutes. You may also check:
Long Beach (LGB) 45 minutes
Ontario (ONT) 45 minutes
San Diego (SAN) 60-90 minutes
To get to Dana Point, you can contact SuperShuttle: https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/losangeleslax/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwprbPBRCHARIsAF_7gDY3i5gToNVF6_KKwIlOP3NncUyKtzwI-2Of4R9pKvbr-S8NsSrnV5gaAgH8EALw_wcB
or Uber/Lyft. Budget about $40-$60 each way, depending on the airport you choose.
Rental cars can be picked up at any airport location and an economy car will cost approximately $25-30 USD per day.

What are the payment plans and payment details?

Your deposit holds your space in the training and the deposit is non-refundable. Please do not pay and reserve your spot unless you plan to attend training. If you need to drop out for any reason, your deposit can be credited toward to a future retreat or training module.

Any tuition payments made are 50% refundable 60+ days before the training start date. Within 60 days of the training start date payments are 30% refundable. Starting at two weeks (14 days) prior to the start date, no refunds are issued. ANY non-refunded tuition payments can be credited to a future retreat or teacher training. We cannot apply credits toward Uplifted membership payments, physical props or products, or DVDs.

Does it cover the business aspects of teaching?

Yes! There will be 10+ hours of business training with the option for additional mentorship from Brett, and/or the option to teach or work within the Uplifted community.

How do I sign up for a payment plan?

Links to either pay in full or via payment plan will be emailed to you after placing your deposit. Please note that if you sign up close to the training start date (within 2 months of the training), payment plans may no longer be available. We can work with you to create a custom invoice if you have financial need.

I’m already a yoga teacher. Can I get Yoga Alliance Continuing Education for attending this training?

Yes, you can get Yoga Alliance CE Credits for certain modules within the training. Email info@brettlarkin.com for more info.

I have no interest in becoming a Yoga Teacher. Can I just take these modules to deepen my practice?

Yes! Tuition and fees are the same. However, you will not need to complete the final exam or practicum. Many decide to explore Teacher Training by attending one module and deciding later if they want to complete the other module and fulfill the graduation requirements to become a certified teacher.

I’ve taken Brett’s Uplifted Online Yoga Teacher Training in the past. Is there a discount if I want to now come study in-person?

If you’re an Uplifted Online YTT graduate, you’re entitled to the early bird rate discount, regardless of when you sign up for training. You may also have the opportunity to join the training just for the weekend. For more info, email info@brettlarkin.com so we can apply that discount when you sign up.

I noticed Module 2 includes headshots and video creation. Are there any extra fees associated with this?

Having photos taken and your practicum filmed is optional and free as part of your tuition for Module 2. You’ll be delivered both your photos and your footage on the day of the shoot. If you want your photos edited/retouched or your footage professionally edited, there are extra fees associated with this. You can do this yourself or we can point you in the right direction of how to get it done affordably. We’re committed to your success.

I still have general questions about the training and logistics. What should I do?

Email lesleyfightmaster@gmail.com for any questions related to the in-person training modules, travel and logistics. Email info@brettlarkin.com for any questions regarding payment, payments plans, or online coursework. We can’t wait to train with you!