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The Good Ground Yoga 300-hour
Teacher Training Training
October 2024-June 2025
Online & In Person

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Fool-proof your teaching, sell out your classes, and get your students results in 9 months or less.

We’ve cracked the code…

 

Intention-focused, apex-driven, embodied-led emphasizing inclusion, accessibility, working with injuries, mixed-level modifications, and consensual hands-on assists that get people out of pain and deliver practice-altering breakthroughs.

Why you are stuck in your teaching without even realizing it:

😩 You scroll the internet, pour over your training notes, and stay in constant worry rather than teach with confidence.

 

😩 It takes you hours to prepare for your classes and even then you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing.

 

😩 You are paralyzed with self-doubt about whether your classes are good or safe enough and if people will pay for them.

 

😩 You are overwhelmed by the uncertainty that makes every teaching decision feel like an “all or nothing” gamble, so you do nothing instead.

 

😩 You are so fearful that you might hurt your students that you start to dread teaching despite your passion for yoga.

Fool-proof your sequencing, cue with confidence, and watch your attendance numbers skyrocket in 3 months or less.

Here is the honest-to-goodness truth:
 
Extraordinary teachers do more than teach– they LEAD.

I’m Leslie, your lead trainer and mentor. 

I help yoga teachers ascend from run-of-the-mill yoga teacher to coveted hold-the-presses, knock-your-socks-off, double-your-class size yoga LEADER and this is exactly what we will do together in this 9-month training. 

Our high-touch, interactive Yoga Alliance-approved training is offered online or in person at our Training Center in Hampton Bays, New York. 

It consists of 3 blocks over 9 months and includes our celebrated step-by-step customized teaching system plus over 250 hours of LIVE instruction for practice, integration, and personalized feedback.

Take each block individually or all three for 300-hour certification. 

Let’s break it down.
 
Here is everything you will learn in 9 months…

BLOCK 1: ELEVATE YOUR TEACHING
October - December, 2024

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SEQUENCING RX: SMART, SAFE, SIMPLE

REFINE YOUR SEQUENCING. 

In our first month, you will learn our exact formula to guarantee every student in your class gets where they are going safely no matter their level or ability without sacrificing spontaneity, creativity, and fun.

Live Schedule: 

Friday, October 4

Training Instruction 5:00-8:00 pm EST

 

Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6

Meditation & Yoga Class Intensive 8:00-10:30 am EST

12:30-6:00 pm EST Training Instruction (with breaks)

 

Wednesday, October 16

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

12:00-1:00 pm EST

 

Sunday, October 27

Sequencing for Backbends (The Do’s & Don’ts)

11:00 am-1:00 pm EST

Teach With Purpose: Intention Setting Like a Rockstar

ADD THE DEEP WORK. 

In our second month, we focus on infusing your classes with jaw-dropping, inspiring intents to wow your students and help them go beyond the poses so your classes make a real impact.

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Live Schedule: 

Friday, November 1

Training Instruction 5:00-8:00 pm EST

 

Saturday, November 2 & Sunday, November 3

Meditation & Yoga Class Intensive 8:00-10:30 am EST

12:30-6:00 pm EST Training Instruction (with breaks)

 

Wednesday, November 13

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

12:00-1:00 pm EST

 

Sunday, November 17

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

11:00 am-1:00 pm EST

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Embodied Communication: Clear & Confident Cueing

ASSUME YOUR TRUE ROLE AS AN EMBODIED YOGA TEACHER.

In our third month, you will stop frantically trying to remember what to say and rather teach authentically with ease and confidence, inspiring your students to believe in themselves in the exact same way.

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Live Schedule: 

Friday, December 6

Training Instruction 5:00-8:00 pm EST

Meditation & Yoga Class Intensive 8:00-10:30 am EST

12:30-6:00 pm EST Training Instruction (with breaks)

 

Wednesday, December 11

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

12:00-1:00 pm EST

 

Sunday, December 15

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

11:00 am-1:00 pm EST

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BLOCK 2: TRANSFORM YOUR TEACHING
January - March, 2025

Mixed Level Mastery: From Beginners to Advanced

SAFEGUARD YOUR CONFIDENCE.

In our fourth month, you will learn our 4-Step Leveling Process to confidently work with every level of student, juggle multi-level classes, and seamlessly come up with modifications on the fly so every student feels safe and seen.

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Live Schedule: 

Friday, January 10

Training Instruction 5:00-8:00 pm EST

 

Saturday, January 11 & Sunday,January 12

Meditation & Yoga Class Intensive 8:00-10:30 am EST

12:30-6:00 pm EST Training Instruction (with breaks)

 

Wednesday, January 22

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

 

Sunday, January 26

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

12:00-1:00 pm EST

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Injury-Proofing Wizardry & Practical Anatomy: From I Can't to I Can

PULL BACK THE CURTAIN.

In our fifth month, you become a detective learning everything about the body, the poses, and injury prevention so your classes are safe, healing, non-injurious, and pain-free (bye-bye feeling like an imposter).

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Live Schedule: 

Friday, February 7

Training Instruction 5:00-8:00 pm EST

 

Saturday, February 8 & Sunday, February 9

Meditation & Yoga Class Intensive 8:00-10:30 am EST

12:30-6:00 pm EST Training Instruction (with breaks)

 

Wednesday, February 19

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

 

Sunday, February 23

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

12:00-1:00 pm EST

The Secret Sauce: Reading Energy, Seeing Bodies, Hands-On Assists & Verbal Adjustments

AND NOW THE MAGIC.

In our sixth month, you venture off the confines of the teacher’s mat and grow the inexplicable gift of seeing, feeling, and transmitting energy so you can read the room and instantly know what to say or do so your classes feel tailor-made for every student. 

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Live Schedule: 

Friday, March 7

Training Instruction 5:00-8:00 pm EST

 

Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9

Meditation & Yoga Class Intensive 8:00-10:30 am EST

12:30-6:00 pm EST Training Instruction (with breaks)

 

Wednesday, March 19

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

12:00-1:00 pm EST

 

Sunday, March 23

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

11:00 am-1:00 pm EST

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BLOCK 3: INTEGRATE YOUR TEACHING
April - June, 2025

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Philosophy, Pranayama, Subtle Anatomy, and Spiritual Warriorship

REAL LIFE YOGA.

In month seven, make the esoteric relevant, relatable, and actionable so your students feel inspired to take their yoga off the mat and into every area of their life.  

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Live Schedule: 

Friday, April 4

Training Instruction 5:00-8:00 pm EST

 

Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6

Meditation & Yoga Class Intensive 8:00-10:30 am EST

12:30-6:00 pm EST Training Instruction (with breaks)

 

Wednesday, April 16

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

12:00-1:00 pm EST

 

Sunday, April 27

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

11:00 am-1:00 pm EST

Yoga for Addiction, Recovery, Trauma, and Co-Dependency

THE TRAUMA INFORMED LENSE.

In month eight, we dive deep into neuroscience, polyvagal theory, and the mind-body connection so your classes are safe, healing, and empowering (without running the risk of re-traumatizing your students).

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Live Schedule: 

Friday, May 2

Training Instruction 5:00-8:00 pm EST

 

Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4

Meditation & Yoga Class Intensive 8:00-10:30 am EST

12:30-6:00 pm EST Training Instruction (with breaks)

 

Wednesday, May 14

Practice, Feedback, and Q&

12:00-1:00 pm EST

 

Sunday, May 18

Practice, Feedback, and Q&A

11:00 am-1:00 pm EST

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Individualized Mentoring and Teaching Practicum

GROW YOUR GIFTS.

In our final month, get direct, personalized feedback on your teaching so you can develop a love affair with teaching that lasts for a lifetime. 

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Live Schedule:

 

Since this high-touch module is designed to give you direct and personalized feedback on your teaching, there are no group sessions during this module.

 

Your private 1:1 mentoring sessions will be arranged individually.

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INVESTMENT

 $575 x 9 monthly payments or $4,200 paid in full (save $975)

Interested in individual blocks? Each block is $1,500

BONUSES

 

🔥 Our entire step-by-step teaching system.  This includes class plans, training guides, cheat sheets, sample classes, pose library, and cues for over 150 poses ($2,700 value).

 

🔥 Unlimited membership at Good Ground Yoga. This includes in-person or Zoom classes plus 24/7 access to our On Demand video library ($1,800 value)

 

🔥 Personalized support and mentoring via Voxer ($4,500 value)

WHY ME?

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Part anatomy nerd, part embodiment coach, and part straight-talking spiritual cheerleader, Leslie has inspired thousands of students to stand their ground, heal their chronic pain, and take charge of their lives.

A retired Forrest Yoga Guardian (one of the most senior Forrest Yoga teachers in the world), Leslie has taught thousands of students, certified hundreds of teachers, and mentored the most sought-after teachers in the industry earning her the reputation of the “teachers teacher" for the past three decades.

Whether it's using her seeing skills to uncover a teacher’s blind spot, knowing the exact thing to grow a hidden gift, or relentlessly causing a quantum shift, Leslie’s trainings are ALIVE with teachers celebrating their wins and stepping into their greatness.

  • I’m confused, Is this an online training or an in-person training?
    Both. You can attend either in person at our Training Center in Hampton Bays, New York, or on Zoom. Every live session is recorded and streamed via Zoom so you can attend from anywhere in the world. Can’t make a session live? You can catch the replay.
  • How much of the training is live or is most of it pre-recorded?
    This is live, interactive, and intimate training. No watching a few videos and calling it a day. You get lifetime access to an Online Course Portal jam-packed with every nugget of wisdom I have distilled from over 25+ years of mentoring yoga teachers PLUS, 250+ hours of live instruction which you can attend either in person or via Zoom.
  • What is the live schedule?
    We meet the first weekend of every month from November to June as follows: Fridays from 5-8 pm EST Saturdays and Sundays from 8-10:30 am EST & 12:30-6:00 pm EST Plus two other times each month for Q&A and Practice teaching with feedback.
  • What if I can't make the live portion of the training, will I still get anything out of it?
    I get it. Life is busy, plus with the time zone, not everyone can attend live. I’ve got you covered. Everything is recorded and you get the recording to keep forever. Plus, there are loads of opportunities to get feedback from me outside of the scheduled live sessions.
  • What if I can’t attend in person and I HATE being on Zoom?
    Sigh. I get it. I promise you, that my classes are interactive, fun, and full of life. In fact, you might even forget you are in your living room.
  • Break it down for me, is this all lecture or will we actually do something?
    Our time together is interactive cause we learn by doing. Expect deep lively discussion, followed by time to integrate and practice what you are learning.
  • How much one-on-one time will I get?
    I cap enrollment cause this is high-touch training. I am with you every step of the way to answer all your questions and offer personalized feedback and support. You will get so sick of me. Plus, the last Training Module is a personalized month of mentoring with me.
  • How much is the investment?
    The full training is $575 x 9 or $4200 (save $975). Individual blocks are $1500.
  • What if I just want to register for one of the Training Blocks?
    Totally fine. Choose which one interests you and join us that way. Each Training Block is bankable toward 300-hour certification.
  • Is this training recognized by Yoga Alliance?
    Yes. Good Ground Yoga is a 300-hour Yoga Alliance registered school. Upon completion of all Training Blocks, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level. Not taking all Training Blocks, individual Training Blocks will earn you 100 hours of Yoga Alliance-approved CET.

Confidence, clarity, and self-trust are the direct results when you ELEVATE your teaching.

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