Thousand Petals YOGA IMMERSION PROGRAM 2016-17
Program Dates

11/5–6, 2016
12/3–4, 2016
1/28–29, 2017
2/25–26, 2017
3/25–26, 2017
4/22–23, 2017


What is the Immersion Program?
A six-weekend experience designed for dedicated students of all levels to explore the heart of yoga. This program is not a teacher training, but a pre-requisite for joining the Thousand Petals Yoga Teacher Training Program that will begin in the Fall of 2017. For one weekend a month, we will delve into the many aspects of yoga: asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, ayurveda, anatomy, & more. This is an opportunity to connect with like-minded community members while exploring the multifaceted limbs of yoga. Please join us in the profound experience of moving into the gateway of the heart, recognizing its mystery and its power.

Weekend Breakdown of topics:
Click Here to See the Full Program Syllabus Per Weekend 

Carrboro Yoga Co. 200 N Greensboro St. in Carr Mill Mall, Suite C-1

Carrboro Yoga Company is a beautiful yoga studio housed on the second floor of the historic Carr Mill. The studio is within walking distance of many locally owned restaurants, cafes, Carrboro’s famous health food store, Weaver St Market, minutes from the the Saturday farmer’s market and much more.

Class Schedule:
Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.



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Teaching yoga is one of the most honorable services one can offer.

The journey to becoming a teacher involves a powerful transformation of self. The Thousand Petals Yoga Teacher Training Program is for students who are dedicated to the study and practice of yoga and who wish to share the love of the practice with others. This program will offer the participant the skills and tools necessary to become a well-rounded yoga teacher. It is our greatest intention to support each person on the path in finding one’s own authentic teaching voice. Students will be guided, supported, and mentored each step of the way in becoming well-trained and highly-skilled yoga teachers. It is with much excitement that we offer this program to the yoga community!

This program is registered with Yoga Alliance, and combined with the Thousand Petals Yoga Immersion Program, exceeds the RYT-200 Level National Standard. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Thousand Petals Yoga School and will be able to apply for Yoga Alliance certification.

2017-18 Program Dates


Fridays 5-8pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 9-4:30p

Program Features:

  •  Practice Teaching in a Supportive Environment
  • Art of Observation
  • Teaching with a Heart-Oriented Theme
  •  Creating an Authentic Teaching Style
  • Leading an Effective Centering
  • Ethics & the Yogic Lifestyle
  •  Teaching Pranayama & Mediation
  • Art of Effective Demonstrations
  • Modifications & the Use of Props
  •  Anatomy for Teaching Yoga
  •  Effective Sequencing Techniques
  •  Art of Verbal & Hands-on Adjustments
  • Creative Languaging
  •  Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga Techniques
  • Teaching Special Groups & Populations
  •  The Business of Yoga
  •  Creating Kula

At-home study:  Assignments will include reading, journaling, writing papers, practice teaching, observation of classes with Sommer and Paul or other qualified teachers, & group study.


  • Completion of full Yoga Immersion Program or Completion of any previous YTT program, Y.A. affiliated
  • Before applying, students must have completed (at some point in the past)  a min. of 8 weeks alignment based yoga for beginners class;  consecutive weekly attendance required.
  • Minimum regular yoga practice of one hour, three times per week for one year.
  • Desire to share the love of the practice with students.

Tuition Information:

-Tuition is $2150
-Early Registration Discount is $2000 if paid in full by : __________
-Payment Plan Option: $550 deposit due upon acceptance into program + $400 payment due at each of the first 4 weekends

How to Register:
-Download application from above (coming soon) and email to acceptance into the program students will receive a registration/payment form. A $550 deposit is required within two weeks of acceptance into the program to hold your space.

All weekends will be held at the beautiful retreat space, Sfeer Studio which is 4.5 miles from downtown Carrboro, NC. This spacious studio has sliding window doors that open up in warm weather to roaming peacocks, pear trees, a pond and the beauty of nature. There is a small kitchen on site for making hot tea and for storing lunch provisions. Community picnic lunches are a great tradition, bring your lunch and sunhat to rest and relax outside! Participants can easily drive to downtown Carrboro to enjoy the favorite local health food store, many locally owned restaurants, and small businesses.

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