Foundations For a Mindful Teacher
Planting Seeds of Transformation
Teaching yoga presents a beautiful blend of opportunities — it is meaningful, creative, service-oriented work that gives you a level of independence, freedom and ironically connection that you won’t likely find at a desk job. With the right tools teaching yoga can become, if you want it to, a well-crafted lengthy career.
200HR | $2850 before Feb 23 | $3000 after| $500 deposit due upon registration

Becoming a Yoga Teacher

The Foundations for the Mindful Teacher Training offers a rich foundation of pertinent information and experience that creates the context for deepening your personal practice and if so inspired, from which to teach yoga. It is, of course, also open to dedicated yoga practitioners simply looking for a greater depth of knowledge. It’s a transformational process geared toward adult learners where through self-inquiry and facing personal challenges, participants grow as individuals. This program is an opportunity for dedicated yoga practitioners to delve deeply into their own practice and study. Trainees learn how to become a positive force in their own lives and in their communities.

Most people, including us, want to become more flexible in mind and body; to experience stress relief and to have a high level of general fitness and improve overall health. Doing yoga and teaching yoga is the perfect tool to achieve all these goals. As a result of this course, you gain a strong sense of mental clarity, become physically stronger while giving something to yourself and ultimately, you are able to give back to your community.

Our program insures that you will graduate with confidence in your voice and ability to teach a great yoga class! That includes smart sequencing, excellent themes, and hands-on experience learning effective physical and verbal assists.

How to Become a Teacher

Join us on this five month journey that is designed to build a thorough and empowering foundation for the aspiring teacher while also deepening the breadth of your personal practice. Upon completion you will have the tools and readiness to share your passion with confidence, grace, skill, creativity, intelligence and authenticity. Yoga Alliance Certified.

Experienced Teachers

Experienced and talented instructors who offer a breadth and depth of teaching that would be impossible to replicate elsewhere, teach the Foundations for the Mindful Teacher Training. You are guided through topics such as yoga philosophy, how to correctly perform and teach a wide range of poses, how to properly sequence a class and how to authentically brand and market yourself as a new teacher.

One of the most important underpinnings of the training is an alignment-based practice that promotes a safe, healing, life-affirming style of yoga that is informed by a deep knowledge of yoga philosophy and integrated practice.

You will be immersed in the elements of Vinyasa Flow while also being introduced to Beginner’s 101, Forrest, Power, Restorative, Yin styles of asana practice as taught by some of Tampa’s and the nation’s best and most seasoned instructors.

Marley Vigdorth

Marley has been teaching full time since 2006. She began assisting CorePower Yoga teacher trainings in Denver, CO in 2007 and went on to co-lead trainings through 2012. In 2011 she travelled to Cape Town, South Africa with Off the Mat, Into the World’s Global Seva Challenge. Fortuitously one of her former teachers had recently opened YogaLife which is now South Africa’s largest and most successful yoga studio.

Marley spent the next 3 years developing and running their 200hr RYT program for the studio. In 2014 she re-located to Tampa, Fl where she created and led the 200hr-RYT program for Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation. Now teaching exclusively at Kodawari, Marley is excited to blend together the trainings she and Annette have spent years refining as an offering from the heart to the community.

Mallory Dillion

Mallory found yoga 15 years ago and has been teaching since 2012. She quickly became known for her powerful heated classes that challenge you mentally, physically, and spiritually. She teaches exclusively at Kodawari and joined the 200hr yoga teacher training team in 2016.

Mallory is registered with Yoga Alliance with E-RYT 200 and will complete her 500hr advanced training in October 2017 from The Asheville Yoga Center. She is passionate about helping you grow into the teacher you are meant to become. Her authentic and lighthearted spirit will empower you to use your strengths and weaknesses to find your own style and voice as a teacher. Her goal is to give you a fun, educational experience while teaching you the subtleties of theming, methodology, cueing, sequencing, and the use of music.

Bio Photo of Annette Scott

Annette Scott

Annette has been teaching yoga since 2004. Her classes and workshops are consciously designed to leave you feeling joyful, motivated, awakened and inspired. Expect to connect to your core and engage in learning to live, teach and practice in a way that brings greater presence, healing and transformation.

Her teachings are a dynamic interplay of deep listening, radical respect for oneself and others while establishing a conscious, compassionate presence. Annette is stoked to blend together the trainings she and Marley have spent years refining as an offering from the heart to the community.

"Annette's approach is the perfect combination of heartfelt and savvy. If you are ready to activate your soul purpose, I recommend with all my heart saying 'Yes' to this training!"
Maria D

Training Details


One of the most important underpinnings of the training is an alignment-based practice that promotes a safe, healing, life-affirming style of yoga that is informed by a deep knowledge of yoga philosophy and integrated practice.


Exceeds Yoga Alliance Standards

  • 20+ hrs of Anatomy, Kinesiology and Physiology, Reading Posture and Correcting for Alignment
  • 25+ hrs of Practice Teaching, Assisting and Observing
  • 30+ hrs of Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Qualities and Ethics of a Teacher, Making Your Business Work
  • 40+ hrs of Teaching Styles, Methodology and the Process of Learning Itself
  • 100+ hrs of Asana Techniques, Training and Practice


Each module will include asana and pranayama practice, meditation, 8-limb philosophy, lecture, homework/reading assignments, self-care techniques and yoga nidra practice. There will be student teaching every weekend.



  • Friday | 5:30-9pm
  • Saturday | 1pm-7pm
  • Sunday | 8am-6pm

APRIL 18 | WED | 6-9pm

2ND WEEKEND | APRIL 27-29, 2018

  • Friday | 5:30-9pm
  • Saturday | 1-7pm
  • Sunday | 8am-6pm

MAY 2 | WED | 6-9pm

5 DAY IMMERSION | MAY 11-16, 2018

  • Friday 5:30-9pm
  • Sat 1-7pm
  • Sun-Wed | 4 Day Intensive  | 8am-6pm

3RD WEEKEND | MAY 18-20, 2018

  • Friday | 5:30-9pm
  • Saturday | 1-7pm
  • Sunday | 8am-6pm

MAY 30 | WED | 6-9pm

JUNE 6 | WED | 6-9pm

4TH WEEKEND | JUNE 8-10, 2018

  • Friday | 5:30-9pm
  • Saturday | 8am-6pm
  • Sunday | 8am-4pm

JUNE 20 | WED | 6-9pm

5TH WEEKEND | JUNE 22-24, 2018

  • Friday | 5:30-9pm
  • Saturday | 1pm-7pm
  • Sunday | 8am-6pm

JULY 11 | WED | 6-9pm

6TH WEEKEND | JULY 13-15, 2018

  • Friday | 5:30-9pm
  • Saturday | 1-7pm
  • Sunday | 8am-6pm

Additional Requirements


  • Ayurveda and the Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Lad
  • Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic by Darren Main
  • The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope
  • The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind by Richard Freeman
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Teaching Yoga (Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship) by Donna Farhi
  • The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
  • Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg


Establish a journal about your personal at-home practice. No less than a 1⁄2 hr a day, no less than 5 days a week. It must include asana, pranayama and meditation.


  • Attend 5 different classes at different yoga studios – notes required. (fees not covered in tuition)
  • Observe 2 Kodawari classes – notes required. (fees included)


Teach either a community class offering at Kodawari or offer your teaching to an underserved population – notes required for either option.

Tuition & Payment


*Please see below for the additional cost for the week-long Adirondack Retreat (tuition cost and retreat are separate).


*Participants limited to 20 students | Registration closes on March 23



The deposit may be paid online with the online application or in person with check or credit card. Remaining cost may be paid in full or can be broken down into 4 payments and can be paid online, in person with check or credit card, or you may mail a check. Please make all checks out to Kodawari Studios.

If mailing, send to:
Kodawari Studios
3965 Henderson Blvd, Suite C
Tampa, Florida 33629

*Full tuition must be received by June 1, 2018.


If canceling before start date: A $500 non-refundable, non-transferable fee from your deposit will be imposed. If canceling after program begins: full deposit and prorated per weekend amounts will be imposed.

Foundations For a Mindful Teacher
Planting Seeds of Transformation