Teacher Trainings 2020-04-04T22:11:24+00:00

In light of the world wide pandemic and the shifts that are happening daily, we are not currently accepting applications for the 2020 YTT.  If you have interest in the YTT, please reach out and be in touch.  We hope to keep information up to date as things become more clear about the future opening of the studio doors.  

Step into the teachings of this ancient, yet continuously evolving practice. Cultivate studentship, leadership, and steeped connection.

The Journey of a lifetime begins with a single YES!

Whether your inspiration is to deepen your practice and understanding of yoga or share this ancient wisdom tradition with others, our Foundational 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Program will deliver.

When the student is ready the teachers appear.

We invite you…humble and sincere, passionate and compassionate students/teachers who feel the call to deepen and expand your understanding of what’s possible for the health and well-being of yourselves and our larger shared communities. Our belief is that we all deserve to be the best versions of ourselves and our YTT supports that mission. Ultimately, as we are all connected, this commitment is a gift to yourself that supports the health and overall wealth of our communities.

What Sets Us Apart:

Teaching yoga takes dedication, and consistency of personal practice.  Our intention is to create a learning environment that encourages personal reflection, self understanding, self responsibility, and spiritual maturity within a grounded and connected context.  Jen and Genell cultivate a strong and nourishing container for this adventure that is sure to be uplifting and life transformative. We will humbly and vulnerably share everything we know about yoga, Ayurveda, asana, meditation, and the cultivation of consciousness and conscious living.

In Sanskrit, Lila means “spontaneous play” with a focus on effortless or playful expression. Imagine “heaven on earth” cultivated thru spiritual practice. Yoga is a healing art form and has the potential to transform lives by cultivating and nourishing spiritual maturity while bringing practitioners into greater integrity, joy, and balance in body, mind, and spirit.

Our goal is to offer participants the guidance, knowledge, and tools necessary to feel confident offering quality, professional, safe and knowledgeable yoga in a variety of settings and for a variety of bodies.

Curriculum Includes:

  • The understanding and creation of Sadhana or Daily Spiritual Practice
  • Taking the seat of the teacher: presence, integrity, development of authentic voice
  • Teaching methodology: prop usage, sequencing, adjusting skills, the use of themes, teaching beginners, injury prevention, creating individualized programs
  • Understanding of variations on individual asanas (postures) including modifications and practicing yoga from the inside out
  • Analytical training in how to practice and teach yoga asanas with a focus on alignment, and the flow of breath
  • Meditation – guided and silent meditation techniques
  • Pranayama – guided breathing techniques
  • Yoga Philosophy: Patanjali’s Eight Fold Path (yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi)
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Yogic Lifestyle
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology (including skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous, and endocrine systems – pre/post natal yoga guidance as well as more subtle anatomy)
  • The art and necessity of Intention/Attention and Letting Go/Surrender
  • Trauma Informed Teaching Precepts
  • Ethics related to Yoga Teachers/Yoga Ethics
  • Self Inquiry/Journaling/Outside Reading
  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • Practical application: practice teaching, assisting, and feedback
  • Learning how to play, have fun, connect, and give back!
  • One weekend module will take place retreat style in noble silence

About Jen and Genell:

Jen Queally

Jen Queally

Genell Huston

Genell Huston


Click HERE for the application link.

We ask that you have some experience of being on your mat and in your body. We understand people will have varying levels of experience and all are welcome to apply.
November 6th-8th, 2020
Dec. 4th-6th, 2020
Jan. 8th-10th, 2021
February 5th-7th, 2021
March 5th-7th, 2021
April 2nd-4th, 2021
May 8th-10th, 2021
June 4th-6th, 2021
  • Friday: 5-7:30pm (last ½ hour – meditation or yoga nidra)
  • Saturday: 6-7am, 8:30-11:30am, 2:30-5pm
  • Sunday: 6-7am, 8:30-11:30am, 2:30-5pm
  • $600 non-refundable deposit due with application
  • $3000 early bird registration fee if you pay in full by June 15th
  • $3200 registrations received after June 15th (paid in full 4 weeks prior to course start date)

In order to receive the 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification, attendance to sessions is mandatory. Our intention is that this will be an engaging and fun experience for all and we encourage everyone to put every effort into being present for the entirety of the training sessions. That said we understand that “life” happens. In circumstances of missed time, the student remains accountable to make up the content and hours missed. This can be done by arranging ahead of time to have a fellow student take notes on your behalf and/or to record missed sessions for you. It will be expected that you do your own study deeper into the content that will be covered during the sessions missed and that there is some written work to account for the integration of the main teaching points.

All practice hours missed must be made up by attending asana (postural yoga classes) and meditation classes on your own time. Please account for your time by submitting an analysis of your experience. (Class Analysis Worksheet can be found in YTT manual).

If necessary Jen, Genell, and other Lila teachers may be available to work with you individually under their private session fees (around $85 per hour).

Jen Queally and Genell Huston along with guest teachers. Click here for complete details.

The trainings will be held at Good Medicine, a wellness collective based on Portland’s West End. 231 York Street, Portland, ME. Meeting up on the 2nd floor in the movement space.
Apply Here