Buffalo + Sparrow 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Through A Trauma-Informed Lens + 50-Hour Trauma-Sensitive Training Certificate


January 2020 - December 2020

With a total of 250 hours, you will earn a 200-Hour YTT Certificate AND a 50-Hour Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Certificate.

The entirety of the curriculum is taught with the sensitivity and knowledge of trauma and cultural diversity. 

In this training you will:

  • Be well equipped to teach safe yoga in a public setting regardless of the population.

  • Understand the alignment of and feel confident in teaching/practicing asanas (poses) 

  • Receive a well rounded and deep understanding of trauma and  how it relates to the brain, body, yoga, and everyday life 

  • Learn:

    • Yoga anatomy (including a cadaver lab)

    • Yoga philosophy, history and mythology

    • Pranayama And Meditation

    • The Subtle Body

  • Practice Teaching

  • Have the opportunity to work and hear opinions of guest speakers who are experts in their fields

  • Receive feedback and learn to teach yoga as a critical thinker so that you feel confident in making thoughtful and safe choices 

  • Receive readings and resources full of rich and valuable information for your continued study and success as a teacher

  • And much more! 


Location: The Heart Studio at Mental Health Partners - 1455 Dixon Avenue, Lafayette, CO 80026


    • Early turkey bird pricing $2500 if paid in full before Thanksgiving, November 26th , 2019.

    • Early bird pricing $2700 if paid in full before January 1st , 2020.

    • Monthly payment plan total of $2900 ($242/month).

    • Non-refundable deposit of $500 due upon registration (applied towards your total cost).



This training takes place over the course of the 2020 year - one weekend and one Thursday evening each month.  Perfect for those trying to fit training in with the rest of life’s commitments. Training will commence on the third weekend of every month and the third Thursday evening of every month (with a slight deviation in January, November and December).

*Note: there will be an opportunity to learn remotely for 3 Thursday evenings of your choice. This option has been included to help those who are commuting, and if inclement weather is a problem for attendance. IF you choose to learn remotely, you will be asked to turn in a summary of the lesson for the next meeting time.



Each Saturday will run from 8:00am-6:15pm

Each Sunday will run from 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Each Thursday will run from 5:00pm-9:00pm



    • Saturday and Sunday, January 11th & 12th  

    • Thursday, January 16rd

    • Thursday, February 6th

    • Saturday and Sunday, February 15th & 16th  

    • Thursday, March 5th

    • Saturday and Sunday, March 21st & 22nd 

    • Thursday, April 2nd

    • Saturday and Sunday, April 18th & 19th 

    • Thursday, May 7th

    • Saturday and Sunday, May 16th & 17th

    • Thursday, June 4th

    • Saturday and Sunday, June 20th & 21st

    •  Thursday, July 2nd

    • Saturday and Sunday, July 18th & 19th 

    • Thursday, August 6th

    • Saturday and Sunday, August 15th & 16th 

    • Thursday, September 3rd

    • Saturday and Sunday, September 19th & 20th

    • Thursday, October 1st

    • Saturday and Sunday, October 17th & 18th 

    • Thursday, November 5th

    • Saturday and Sunday, November 14th & 15th

    • Thursday, December 3rd

    • Saturday and Sunday, December 12th & 13th



  1. Why should I take this training instead of another 200-hour YTT?

    Because yoga standards have been lifted and are only going to improve as time goes on. Yoga Alliance standards are asking for more cultural awareness, more inclusivity, more diversity and more awareness around trauma for the trainings they approve. This is wonderful progress! With this training You will be ahead of the curve. You will learn all you need to know to meet and exceed these important standards.

  2. What if I’m unable to make it to the training because i’m sick or have an important commitment?

    You may miss up to 10 hours without having to schedule a make-up session with on of your trainers. Keep in mind if you miss more than 10 hours, the make-up session is required in order to graduate and receive your certifications, and you will have to pay the trainer for the time they spend to catch you up to speed.

  3. Will I have to take exams?

    You will be evaluated on the quality of work you turn in (homework) and the quality of work you present (practice teaching), along with your overall participation. However, you will not be given written tests/exams.

  4. Is this training registered and approved through Yoga Alliance?

    Yes! You will have the ability to register as a 200-hour RYT (registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance.

  5. How much time is required outside of the in-person training?

    This is going to depend on the assignment and the individual. However, there are homework assignments once a month requiring anywhere from 1-3 hours of your time. you will also need to put in time to prepare for your Practicums (practice teaching), especially your final Practicum.

Still have questions?

please email buffaloandsparrow@gmail.com