Cohort July 2020 – November 2021 (17-month program)

Join True Nature School of Yoga for an unparalleled experience to redefine how you teach and practice Yoga. If you want to strengthen your skills as a teacher and take your personal practice to the next level - this training program is for you!

This unique program is offered as a COHORT model allowing for a DEEP exploration of the teachings and application of the Yoga Tradition. The group that comes together is always inspiring and becomes your Yoga Family. Space is limited to 12 participants.


The curriculum is cohesive and comprehensive offering an accurate historical perspective and in-depth knowledge from ancient and modern yoga texts. The YTT program is in accordance with the Yoga Alliance National Standards.

The program covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Sanskrit & Pronunciation
  • Mantra, Chanting and Bhakti
  • Yoga Nidra and Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Yoga for Stress Management & Healing
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology – Physical and Subtle
  • Refinement in Advanced Asana & Vinyasa
  • Vedas, Upanishads, Samkhya Karika
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Pranayama, Prana Vayus, Bandhas and Maya Koshas
  • Karma Yoga & Spiritual Activism
  • Yin Yoga & Healthy Joints
  • Yogic Lifestyle and Balanced Living
  • Instruction Refinement & Effective Teaching Methodology
  • How to Design a Workshop & Lead a Yoga Retreat
  • How to Teach People Privately
  • Building Your Class Numbers and a Loyal Following
  • Ethics and Communication Skills
  • Chair Yoga 
  • Plus more. . .

Program Location:

Whispering Lilac Retreat Center in Bonsall, CA

Program Dates & Details
There will be three 5-day immersions (Saturday-Wednesday) and 6 weekends (Saturday & Sunday) spread out over 17 months. Typical day will be 9:00am – 7:00pm with slight adjustments depending on curriculum and guest teachers.

The launch of the program begins with the first 5-day Immersion on July 25th – 29th, 2020.

5-day immersions:

July 25th – 29th, 2020

January 23rd – 27th, 2021

July 24th – 28th,2021 

6 Weekends:

September 26th – 27th, 2020

November 14th – 15th, 2020

April 10th – 11th, 2021

June 5th – 6th, 2021

September 25th – 26th, 2021

November 13th – 14th, 2021

Most session we will gather in person. There will also be some sessions held online using the Zoom platform.

Attendance to all sessions is mandatory. The uniqueness of this program depends on a dedicated group of practitioners who want to be in a supportive learning community both as learners and as teachers. However, if you are unable to attend a session, we will be recording and/or videoing some sessions. Some recorded session will be available to purchase for an additional price if needed.

Optional Mentorship with Danielle Fowler, Melanie Wassman, and Leslie Denny is available. This option is for teachers who are interested in observing and assisting in live classes. Dates and times determined by you and your mentor teacher. (Additional cost applies.)

Program Tuition: $3,950. 

10% deposit of $395 is required at the time of submitting your application. 

The remainder can be paid in installments. Please state in your application your payment plan preferences. There is also an early bird option of $3,700 to pay in full. No refunds once the program has begun.

For those working toward 300 Hour Certificate of Completion:

  • In order to receive a Certificate of Completion you must attend all Contact Hours. 
  • Additional homework assignments are required. You will receive all the homework assignments at the first 5-day immersion.
  • Prior to receiving a Certificate of Completion for the 300 Hour program you must have completed a 200 hour YTT program from any Yoga Alliance RYS.

To Apply: Submit your Application and pay deposit.

3 options to submit your deposit:

1.  Send a check (payable to True Nature) to:
Danielle Fowler
603 Seagaze Drive, #424
Oceanside, CA 92054

2.  Make a payment using Venmo. Account: Danielle Fowler @truenature

3.  Credit card payment is also possible and includes a 3% fee.



Advanced Training Application



Pay in Full

Early Bird $3,700. + 3% fee = $3,811.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card