Foundations For a Mindful Teacher
Watering Seeds of Transformation

You’re proficient at guiding students through an effective yoga class but you want more than proficiency. You want to be a master teacher. This training is designed to give you the ability to establish a deep, authentic connection with your students that is immediate, profound and sustainable. Answer the call that the Universe is making for dedicated people to heal, uplift, and inspire the world through the sacred technology of yoga.

Now is the time to become a better teacher.

300HR Open Enrollment | $150 application fee

Invest in Mastery

Watering Seeds of Transformation is the advanced portion of our yoga teacher training program, The Foundations for the Mindful Teacher. It is specifically designed to accelerate your evolution as a teacher and a person. We’ve created the context for deepening your personal practices while increasing your capacity to skillfully guide a student into the mystery, wonder and beauty of the sacred technology of yoga. You will receive the guidance, tools and information needed to become a master teacher in your own right. It’s a transformational process geared toward adult learners where the outcome is the rich, uniquely dynamic expression and manifestation of yourself.

Training Modules

We’ve built our Advanced Study Program around the drop-in concept. There are required modules you need to take and electives that you choose to take which allows you to customize your learning. Each module spans anywhere from 2-4 hours or 2-to-4 days in length and are generally offered over a weekend. In this very flexible modular program, you get to decide which particular module you take, when both time and finances allow. You have 3 years to complete the required and elective modules although some students do it within 2 years…Modules are generally open to the public as well, so you will be joined by experienced teachers as well as aspiring enthusiasts. If, after taking modules as a “public” student, you decide to pursue  a 300 Hour Certification – know that you can retroactively include the modules you’ve already taken over the past 12 months.

Experienced Instructors

Watering Seeds of Transformation is taught by a group of experienced and talented instructors who offer a breadth and depth of teaching that would be impossible to replicate elsewhere. You will be given detailed and specific guidance on how to build on your existing skills while expanding your knowledge and prowess with topics such as yoga philosophy, sequencing, voice modulation, contemplative practices, anatomy and biomechanics, yoga psychology as well as how to authentically brand and market yourself as a teacher.

Overall the training is constructed to have an interdependent focus on mindfulness, deep listening and radical respect for oneself and others. Each module (required or elective) illustrates the progression toward deeper truths of how an integrated, alignment-based practice promotes a safe, healing, life-affirming style of yoga. This then becomes a continuous process of creative renewal and growth informed by a deep knowledge of yoga philosophy and its integrated practices.

Required Modules

These required modules are offered repeatedly throughout the year:

Basics of Anatomy Review w. Lisa Jamison – Jan 12-14, 2018

Pranayama – Level 1 | The Art of Yogic Breathing w. Dr. Nick Atlas – Feb 23-25, 2018

Pranayama – Level 2 | The Art of Yogic Breathing w. Dr. Nick Atlas – April 13-15 , 2018

Restorative – Level 1 | Learning to Nurture w. Michele Smith – Feb 9-11, 2018

Assists and Adjustments | Catalyst for Connection w. Annette Scott – June 15-17, 2018

Core Stability w. Dr. Moses Bernard – 2018 TBD

Yoga Nidra | Level 2 w. Dr. Nick Atlas – April 20-22, 2018

Yoga Nidra | Level 1 w. Dr. Nick Atlas – March 2-4, 2018

Yoga Psychology w. Dr. Nick Atlas TBD

Business of Yoga – Level 1 w. Annette Scott – Sept 29-30

Mindfulness Meditation (Meets weekly starting Jan 3, 2018. Participants are required to make 2 a month. Skype available.)

Gathering and Sharing Book Club (Once-a-month meeting. Skype available.)

Elective Modules

The electives modules to take you deeper into your chosen field:

Yin Level 2 w. Lisa Jamison

Yin Level 3 w. Lisa Jamison

Tensegrity and Cellular Remodeling w. Dr. Moses Bernard

Advanced Biomechanics and Movement Variability w. Dr. Moses Bernard

Business of Yoga – Level 2 w. Annette Scott

Mentorship with a Chosen Teacher

Pre/Post Natal Yoga w. Annette Scott

Social Media and You w. Michele Smith and Annette Scott

Making Sense of It

Upon completion you will have the tools and readiness to share your passion with confidence, grace, skill, creativity, intelligence and authenticity. Yoga Alliance Certified.

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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.

Dr. Moses Bernard

Moses Bernard

Dr. Bernard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada where he graduated with great distinction. He also holds a cum laude Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX.

He has since expanded his education to include numerous post-graduate certifications in neuromuscular rehabilitation & sports performance enhancement. His post-graduate studies have ranged in fields as diverse as yoga therapy, infant neuro-motor development and Olympic weightlifting. Dr. Bernard has taught seminars throughout the United States, has had multiple articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals, and has presented findings from clinical studies at international research conventions.

He focuses on identifying, evaluating and correcting movement imbalances to eliminate pain, and prevent joint degeneration. Dr. Bernard’s approach covers the spectrum from rehab to performance, and works regardless of whether you are injured, healthy, new to activity, or a world-class athlete.

Marley Vigdorth

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.

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Michele Smith

As a yoga teacher, amateur dancer and dance mentor, Michele has a great appreciation for every body’s beauty, strength and athletic ability and believes yoga to be instrumental in healing physically and emotionally. Michele completed 200hr Teacher Training with Val Spies and Karen Stephan in 2011. She has since continued her training attaining another 300hrs of training in Yin, Restorative Yoga, Injury Recovery, Pranayama and more. Michele is also an Usui Reiki Master Healer and Energy Worker since 1999. Her asana practice is enhanced with regular training and performance in Modern, Ballet and Hip Hop dance styles.

Michele’s style of teaching yoga focuses on the subtle/energetic body to encourage healing and transformation on a cellular level. Her classes and workshops make use of traditional movement and breath-work with attention paid to how a person functions as a whole.

Kodawari Yoga Teacher Ashley

Ashley Halley

Ashley has spent the last 30 years devoted to movement such as: dance, sports and athletic training, climbing, body surfing, boxing, functional movement, kettle bells, TRX, and yoga.

Ashley creates powerful holistic and creative classes that create a dynamic experience for the body, mind and soul. She uses stability, focus and power moves to train your body in all exercise platforms. Her teaching reflects her belief that we are always evolving and that when we explore something new on the mat, we find something new within ourselves. She helps the student discover that they have the spirit of a warrior, and that that can give us the grace and strength to flow with the currents of our lives.

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Nick Atlas

Dr. Nick Atlas, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 is a light-hearted, grounded and accessible instructor specializing in integrative approaches to sleep, dreams, lucid dreaming, relaxation and stress reduction. The Director of Evolutionary Education® and 200hr Yoga Psychology Teacher Trainings, Nick also teaches psychology at Atlantic University and the University of West Georgia. As a transformative educator, he conducts pioneering research on dreaming so as to inspire his students and clients to realize their maximum potential. He has been practicing and teaching various forms of yoga, qigong and meditation since 1998.

Lisa Jamison

Lisa Jamison

As owner of LIFT Performance Enhancement, Lisa uses a multi-disciplinary approach to helping clients improve movement. Her training within the fields of sport, fitness, and yoga give her the tools to realign, reeducate, and rebuild skill specific patterns.

Although a “movement junkie”, Lisa specializes in the “non-working” forms of yoga, allowing her clients a chance to stop, heal, and repair. Her yoga training program, Take a Balance Break™ examines the Yin side of life and combines her love for movement and her quest for stillness.

As a graduate of The University of Connecticut, Lisa earned a degree and certifications in the sports world. She was also part of the initial wave of group fitness instructors and personal trainers in the early 1980’s. After getting licensed as a massage therapist, Lisa did her initial yoga training at Asheville Yoga Center, and is certified in Medical Therapeutic Yoga by the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. She is also a certified Breathwork Practitioner by David Elliot.

"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!"
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Training Details


Exceeds Yoga Alliance Standards

  • 40+ hrs of Anatomy, Kinesiology and Physiology, Reading Posture and Correcting for Alignment
  • 60+ 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 and self-care techniques. There will be student teaching every weekend.

Additional Requirements



  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Echart Tolle
  • Kundalini Tantra by Satyananda Saraswati
  • Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley
  • Teaching Yoga (Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship) by Donna Farhi
  • The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
  • Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful – No Matter What (Business Skills and Development) by Srikumar S. Rao
  • Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga by Michelle Berman Marchildon
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda
  • The Path of Fire and Light Vol 1 by Swami Rama
  • Trail Guide to the body by Andrew Biel 5th edition
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book  by Wynn Kapit & Lawrence M. Elson
  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Echart Tolle
  • Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony de Mello
  • Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasaster


      • 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
      • Key Muscles of Yoga: Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga: 1, 3rd edition by Ray Long (for reference)


Establish a journal about your personal at-home practice. No less than 20 minutes a day, no less than 5 days a week.


      • Attend 5 different classes at different yoga studios – notes required. (fees not covered in tuition)
      • Observe 4 Kodawari classes – notes required. (fees included)
      • Attend 2 public classes a week at Kodawari. (15% discount to registered 300hr students)


Students can choose to teach either community classes at Kodawari or offer your teaching to an underserved population – or a combination of both – notes required for either option.

Come with an open mind, heart and willingness to try new things.

Tuition & Payment

Rolling Enrollment = Pay as You Go!

Modules are generally open to the public as well, so you will be joined by experienced teachers as well as aspiring enthusiasts. If, after taking modules as a “public” student, you decide to pursue  a 300 Hour Certification – know that you can retroactively include the modules you’ve already taken over the past 12 months.

– $150 Non-refundable application fee – apply prior to enrollment in your chosen module.
– A $50 non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve your space in each required and elective module. The deposit will be applied to the total cost of the module once completed.
– The cost of each module must be paid in full prior to attendance.

The deposit and fees can be paid online, in person with check or credit card, or you may mail a check. Please make checks out to Kodawari Studios.

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


If canceling before start date of a module: The deposit, which varies by module, is paid to reserve your space in a module is a non-refundable, non-transferable fee which will be imposed if canceling prior to the start of the chosen module. If canceling after a module begins, an $25-per-hour prorated amount will be imposed.

No refunds on deposits are given for cancellations given with less than 24-hours notice.

100% attendance required for 300-hour credit.

Foundations For a Mindful Teacher
Watering Seeds of Transformation