Ember Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
with Astrid Santana
NEXT TRAINING January 2017 through April 2017

We are now accepting applications for the January 2017 teacher training

Achieve Your Goals

Ember Toga’s 200 hour yoga teacher training is a journey deep into the heart of yoga, offering students the opportunity to deepen their practice while obtaining the skills necessary to become a professional yoga teacher. This 200 hour, yoga alliance certified, foundational training is designed to empower graduates with the craft to create safe, meaningful, intelligently sequenced classes that can be tailored to a broad range of students and abilities. Through group and home practices, lecture and study, and ample opportunities to practice teach, students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to strengthen their practice, deepen their understanding of the mental and spiritual benefits of this work, and gain the skills necessary to become fully competent yoga teachers. This training is open to all serious students of yoga, aspiring yoga teachers, and teachers already in practice wishing to take their teaching to the next level. Students with injuries and health issues are encouraged to attend.

Astrid Santana, Program Director

Astrid Santana is a 500-hour certified ERYT with yoga alliance, and has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Astrid has completed more than 500 hours of formal teacher training and has taught over 7000 hours of classes to students ranging from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners of yoga. She has studied yoga, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and the sacred texts of yoga in depth with Yoganand Michael Carrol, a master level teacher in the Kripalu tradition, dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga and founder of Pranakriya Yoga. Astrid has also studied extensively in alignment based systems of yoga asana with Gina Minyard, Christina Sell, Noah Maze, and more.

In the summer of 2015, Astrid began working for the National Park Service as a seasonal National Park Ranger in Glacier National Park in northwest Montana, where she has continued to work and play from June to September, annually. In the fall, she happily returns to her home in Atlanta, shared with her fiancee, Eliot Bronson, and their two dogs, Leo and Annie Oakley. 

Course Curriculum

The 200 hour program topics include:

  • How to improve your own yoga practice
  • How to teach a yoga pose
  • Skillful and safe alignment and sequencing
  • Theming
  • How to modify postures and use props to create safe space for all students
  • Observing and understanding bodies and misalignments
  • Hands on adjustments
  • Basic sanskrit
  • Vedic mythology and chanting
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Philosophy
  • Anatomy of the physical body
  • Anatomy of the energy body
  • History of Yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Ethics and boundaries
  • The business of yoga
  • The art of teaching from the heart
  • Requirements and Expectations


  • 1 year of yoga practice recommended
  • No prior teaching experience required
  • Stiffness and injuries OK
  • Willingness and discipline to cultivate a home practice and sadhana journal
  • Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
  • Dedication, motivation and committed studentship

  • Jaunary 2017 - April 2017 Training Schedule

    January 27-29
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    February 3-5
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    February 10-12
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    February 17-19
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    March 3-6
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    March 10-12
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    March 24-26
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    March 31-April 2
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    April 7-9
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    April 14-16
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm

    April 28-30
    Fri. 5pm-9pm, Sat. 8am-2:15pm, Sun. 8am-2:15pm


    Once accepted, a $500 deposit is required to hold a spot in the training, $3200 full tuition. Must be paid in full by January 20, 2017. Early bird pricing of $3000 if payed by December 31st, 2016.

    Includes: Unlimited membership to Ember Hot Yoga during training months ($476 value).

    Hotel, Restaurant and Event Information


    The following hotels are a few minutes driving distance to Ember Yoga:

    Hampton Inn
    450 Parkway 575, Woodstock GA
    (770) 592-2323

    Comfort Suites
    340 Parkway 575, Woodstock, GA
    (770) 517-9650


    The following restaurants are all walking distance from Ember Yoga:

    Copper Coin Coffee
    One of the best independent coffee shops in all of Atlanta

    J. Christopher
    Breakfast food
    Vegitarian options

    Truck & Tap
    A variety of exceptional food trucks
    Vegitarian options

    The Salt Factory Pub
    Upscale gastropub
    Vegan & vegitarian options

    Century House
    Upscale comfort food
    Vegan & vegitarian options

    Pure Taqueria
    Mexican taqueria
    Vegitarian options

    Ice Sushi
    Sushi bar
    Vegan & vegitarian options

    Excellent Neapolitan Italian food
    Vegitarian options

    Wood fired pizza and grill
    Vegitarian options

    Freight Kitchen and Tap
    Southern fare


    Ember is located at 330 Chambers Street in downtown Woodstock Georgia. From Atlanta, take I-75 north to I-575 to Exit 8, Towne Lake Parkway. Head east (right) off the exit towards downtown Woodstock. Turn right on E Main Street and you will see a 5 story building. We are on the retail level of that building.

    Some GPS devices will take you to an incorrect location so make sure to check our contact us page for detailed driving directions.

    For Friday evening events, give yourself time to account for rush hour traffic and parking. There are sometimes other events taking place in downtown Woodstock so come early.

    Parking directly in front of the studio is hit or miss depending on how busy the downtown area is. Often the best bet is to park on the residential streets behind the building. Click Here for a map showing parking options.


    If this is your first visit to the studio, please print and complete the new student form and bring that with you to save time when you arrive.

    We have mat rental available for $2 and towel rental available for $1 or you can bring your own. We have large changing areas with showers so you can bring extra clothes if you'd like to shower here.

    You may also wish to bring a notebook and something to write with for trainings, intensives and workshops.

    We do not have lockers available, so please leave valuables locked in your car or at home.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your visit complete.

    Application Process

    1. Send an email indicating your intent to apply for the training. Email training@emberyoga.com. Also include your contact information in this message. Any pre-application questions can also be sent to this address.

    2. You will be sent an application for the training.

    3. Email completed application to training@emberyoga.com.

    4. Applications will be reviewed promptly and an interview will be scheduled.

    5. Once you have been accepted, you will be asked to make arrangements for your deposit. We prefer payment by cash or check, however we will also accept payment via credit card online.