Vinyasa Yoga

Pineapple Life's 200hr Teacher Training

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Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

We invite you to join us as we transcend any geographical boundaries and create an entirely virtual experience that is sure to change your life and better those around you.

This incredible yoga teacher training will prepare you to not only deepen your own practice, but will encourage you to focus your mind and empower you to teach the style of yoga you love most! 

Pineapple Life Yoga Teacher Training Experience is registered and approved with Yoga Alliance and features Program Director & Lead Instructor, Cheryl Yamamoto; Reiki Sound Energy Healer, E-RYT 200, RYT200, RYS200, & YACEP; As well as several guest instructors and presenters (hint, they'll be AMAZING!

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200hr Fall 2021 Teacher Training
w/Pineapple Life

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Date: Fall 2021 200HR Yoga Teacher Training staring weekends; September 4th- October 23rd.

Venue: Meeting in person over the weekends at Pineapple Life Studio (hybrid online options are currently available for some portions of the training as well)

Total Program Tuition: $3600.

Full Tuition: $3,600 ($500 Deposit required to hold your space). Tuition Includes everything you need for training including: required reading books, manuals, guidebook, journal and class materials.  Also two (2) Months Unlimited Membership at Pineapple online. 

200hr Teacher Training

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Pineapple Life Yoga Teacher Training Experience

is registered and approved with Yoga Alliance and features Program Director & Lead Instructor, Cheryl Yamamoto; Reiki Sound Energy Healer, E-RYT 200, RYT200, RYS200, & YACEP 

Cheryl Yamamoto

offers training in several self-discovery modalities, including Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow & Power Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vini Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Pilates & Barre, Yoga Nidra, NLP, Reiki Level 3, Astrology, Sound Healing Massage and Energy Healing. With a devout daily yoga practice (Sadhana) and teaching yoga daily for over a decade, she offers a wealth of knowledge in many disciplines. Offering Yoga Teacher Training since 2012 and training hundreds of students to become Yoga Teachers. Cheryl is dedicated to living a healthy, conscious life of service to others; sharing her loving, healing energy with those in need.


200HR Yoga Teacher Training curriculum features a deep foundation in the following modules, and is accredited through Yoga Alliaance.

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Yoga Asana & Pranayama 

90 Hours

  • Posture Clinic (Learn your Postures)

  • Modification & Use of Yoga Props

  • How to Structure or Sequence a Vinyasa, Hatha, or Yin Yoga Class & Yoga Nidra (or guided) Meditation 

  • Pranayama (controlled breathing) Techniques 

  • Practice Hands-on Adjustments and Assisting (group & live class)

  • Learn how to incorporate modifications to accommodate the appropriate level or contraindications (injuries)

  • Learn to teach private or small group classes

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

25 Hours

  • Learn an approach that is anchored in a deep understanding of the body & bio mechanics

  • Understand contraindications and how to keep students safe 

  • A complete understanding of our energetic anatomy 

  • Learn to see, feel and interpret how energy moves through the body through study of the Chakras

  • Basic level understanding of the 5 Elements and how to weave the principles of Ayurveda into your teaching. 

  • Learn the systems of the body;  which organs are used and how they're affected during asana practice

The Art of Teaching

25 Hours

  • Learn the different ways to "theme" your class

  • How to find your authentic teaching voice (using NLP and other voice inflection techniques)

  • Intelligent Sequencing- how to produce a well structured class that helps your students gain awareness and progress in their practice

  • Practice teaching sessions (small group)

  • Practice assisting in a live yoga class

  • Practice teaching in a live yoga class

  • Learn Yoga Cues (Verb your pose) and also learn appropriate dialogue when teaching in diverse and different level groups

  • Adding music (help preparing appropriate playlists for different types of classes)

History, Yoga Lifestyle and Philosophy

30 Hours

  • Learn Basic Sanskrit and how to apply it when teaching

  • Foundations of the Yoga Sutras, 8-Limbs of Yoga & Mindfulness

  • Introduction to Yoga Nidra and other forms of meditation and mindfulness practices

  • Basic Introduction to Energy Healing & Sound Healing (Reiki Level 1 & 2) 

The Business of Yoga

10 Hours

  • MindBody software training

  • Registering with the Yoga Alliance

  • Learn how to thrive as a Yoga Teacher (workshops, private or small group sessions) 

  • Yoga Ethics (how to hold a safe, non-biased, inclusive space for your students)

  • How to get started teaching yoga (advanced training, mentoring programs and to prepare for auditions and how to present your offerings) 

  • Advice and feedback from Pineapple Life Studio owners and management team 

Homework & Practicum 

10 Hours

  • Guidebook worksheets, required reading from several books (all books, worksheets and guidebooks are included in your tuition) 

  • Practice teaching at home guiding family and friends 

  • Preparing for your final exam and mock class 

  • We help you become ready to teach yoga so that upon completion of our program, you leave feeling confident, connected and changed- for the better.

Upon completion of enrollment: you will receive an email with all of the downloadable program materials. We will meet as a group via Zoom and instructions will be sent as well as our meeting schedule.

For more program information and to get enrolled into our next training program, you can contact Cheryl via phone: 360-986-9163 or via email:

You'll be on your way and one step closer to learning to teach and share the amazing, healing gift of YOGA! The world needs more of YOU!

Accepting Fall 2020 enrollments.

~ Namaste Pineapples