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200 & 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training

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Starts May 16th, 2020!

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So you want to become a yoga teacher?

YOGA STUDIES 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING – *Before you sign up for any YTT Program it is wise to ask a few questions.
1) What level of Mastery do the trainers have? Do they teach on a regular basis? How long have they been teaching for? Who is their mentor?

2) Is the training program backed by Yoga Alliance? YOGA Alliance provides a well rounded format for yoga schools to follow.

3) Where did Trainers complete their YTT training and who was their lead trainer.

Yoga Alliance has recently changed its standards requiring lead trainers to be at the E-RYT 500 Level. What does that mean? E-RYT means Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, to be designated an E-RYT 500 level teacher they must have a minimum four years teaching experience and have at least 2000 hours of teaching. 
Our Lead trainers are E-RYT 500’s and assistant lead trainers E-RYT 200’s and have over 50 years combined teaching knowledge.
Join Visionary teachers Karin Fellman E-RYT 500 IKRI Yoga Instructor, Master Yoga Nidra teacher and founder of Hot Yoga University, Effie Densberger E-RYT 200 and many more amazing teachers, on a journey to your most Authentic self. Anatomy with Professor Amber Brooks-Gumbert PA

This is a comprehensive, all inclusive program, with no additional add-on costs, that will guide you no matter your age or fitness level into a fuller understanding of Yourself and Yoga.

Whether you want to teach or simply dive into a deeper understanding of your own practice this program is for you.

“YOGA STUDIES is the most comprehensive Teacher Training in the valley! The level of knowledge and experience Karin and Effie bring to the table is inspiring and motivating. Join the Evolution of Yoga training with the offering many training’s in one! Hot Yoga and Non-Heated Yoga, Master and learn how to teach hot yoga (our Integrative Method) Create and teach your own authentically inspired non-heated vinyasa flows, hatha, fitness, and meditation classes.” 

  • Two Training’s each year
  • Our Program is accredited, certified and recognized world-wide through our Registered Yoga School designation with Yoga Alliance.
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  • Full Tuition Price $3525 Register today through Mindbody Online Hot Yoga University: Where Yoga Teachers Evolve

We’re passionate about teaching yoga at Hot Yoga University and this program is designed to facilitate the growth of teachers inspired to do the same. As a graduate of the Yoga Studies program you will have a greater understanding of: Functional anatomy, how to build creative vinyasa sequences, hatha yoga, yoga philosophy and history, how to lead a meditation and to teach and connect with your students from an authentic place with confidence and skill.The Yoga Studies 200 hour yoga teacher training program is grouped into four modules that build on each other.


300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Ready to take your teaching to a whole new level? Sign up for our 300 Hour training! Become an RYT-500 with the most in depth Advanced YTT in the valley!


Karin Fellman E-RYT 500, IKRI Yoga Instructor, 
, Kundalini Research Institute 225 hour Certified Yoga Instructor Meditation teacher, Master Yoga Nidra Teacher, Lead Instructor for Yoga Studies 200 hour YTT Founder of Hot Yoga University

Karin is one of the Valley’s most well loved and respected yoga teachers. Her vision to create an urban style yoga studio that was affordable for everyone, where yogis of all backgrounds and levels can practice and heal together, became a reality in 2012.

An athlete from the time she was 8 years old, finishing up on the collegiate level on scholarship in the early 80’s. The experiential knowledge and insight from all those years playing team sports, setting personal goals and achieving them within the scope of a team environment; set her on a natural to path of leadership and instilling a strong sense of self in others.

After college, she married her sweetheart and they started a family. She enjoyed the next ten years as a stay at home mom of two very active kids. Feeling inspired to share her love for sports and teaching, she began to coach girls and boys basketball at her children’s Catholic school, along with leading and teaching the Art Masterpiece Program. Now married for 37 years they have two grandchildren to enjoy.

She eventually ventured out into the corporate world and effortlessly worked her way to the top of the corporate ladder, as a trainer, educator and managing hundreds of employees.

She began her yoga practice in 2000 at the Yoga Institute in Old Town Scottsdale- a Bikram method studio. Her practice became a way for her to manage the stress of her corporate career. Just two years into her practice, she resigned from her corporate job to become a yoga teacher; walking away from everything she thought defined her. Through her yoga practice she had a new understanding, that she defined herself.

Since that time, she has taught over 11000 yoga classes, inspiring over 275,000 students with her radiant authentic style and whole-hearted approach to life. Karin’s classes balance the meditative, energetic and spiritual side of yoga and life along with anatomical alignment and strength building.

  • January 2004 Bikram’s Yoga College of India’s YTT Teacher Training
  • October 2014 100 hour Amrit Method, Yoga Nidra training with Kamini Desai Ph.D.
  • October 2015 Yoga Masters Immersion training with Kamini Desai PhD and Gurudev Amrit Desai.
  • June 2018 Kundalini Research Institute 225hour Level 1 Kundalini Teacher Training with KRI certification
  • Karin is registered E-RYT 500 YACEP with Yoga Alliance.
  • She is excited to share her knowledge, and continue the lineage of the passionate teachers that have inspired her.

Effie Densberger E-RYT 200, Effie is the lead assistant trainer and anyone who knows Effie knows her all out passion for yoga and for HYU. She has been teaching yoga since 2014.

When she first started practicing she was really concerned with was the physical improvements. She began to see changes in her body and her energy levels, so naturally she was hooked. The more she practiced the more she realized that she wanted to practice for so many more reasons than just the physical aspects. Yoga has become a gift, a teacher, in her journey through life. For Effie, yoga is all about dropping fear, overcoming physical and mental limitations, self-acceptance, and realizing anything is possible both on and off the mat.

Effie loves the music festival life and her classes are infused with amazing music and grounded with breath-work and passion. Effie is excited to share her love for yoga with this new group of teacher trainees.

Assistant Trainers:

Carol Regan RYT 200

Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master and have been a spiritual seeker. My interests are many when it comes to the spiritual and metaphysical.

2014- 100 hour Yoga Nidra Training with Kamini Desai PhD.

2015 Masters Yoga Nidra Immersion training with Gurudev Amrit Desai and Kamini Desai.

2018 200 hour Yoga Studies YTT.

2018 Yin Training

My interests and workshops are many, including Crystals, The Chakras, Astrology, tarot cards, graphology, Sacred Spaces, NLP Nuro Linguistic Programming, ayurveda, aromatherapy, personal training and life coaching.

I am grateful to have attended many workshops and seminars and to have learned from some of today’s most influential spiritual seekers: Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Carolyn Myss, Marianne Williamson and Byron Katie to name a few.

I look forward to sharing my passion, as I guide you and also get to know you, through your Yoga and Yoga Nidra Meditation.


  • 2018 Yoga Studies 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • Master Yoga Nidra Amrit Method Certified Facilitator
  • Vipassana Meditation
  • Matnix Energetic Level I and II Intensives
  • Theta Energy Course
  • DNA Healing Course I and II Advanced Training
  • Personal Training and Life Coaching

“A belief is just a thought you keep thinking” – Abraham Hicks

Northern Arizona University Professor Amber Brooks-Gumbert PA Amber is lover of yoga and has found her practice as a great way to eliminate stress and to stay balanced. She absolutely rocks our teacher trainings and is voted the favorite study block by all the teacher trainees year after year. She has a wealth of knowledge and teaches in a way that is fun and liberating. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Science at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2001 and her Masters of Medical Science from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona in 2005. She worked as a staff PA in the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona from 2005-2018. She previously served as the Assistant Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Postgraduate PA Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine at the time of its inception in 2007 and served as Program Director from 2015-2018. She joined the faculty at Northern Arizona University as Assistant Professor in the PA Program in 2018. Ms. Brooks-Gumbert has an interest in interprofessional education and simulation lab teaching. She is adjunct faculty at Arizona State University and Midwestern University, Glendale. She has been lecturing at the national level since 2007 on various topics such as hypertension, liver disease, delirium, hematologic and oncologic emergencies, VTE and sepsis. Ms. Brooks-Gumbert has also served as Research Chair for APPAP.