RYS Yoga School

Trax Yoga 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training

We are committed to giving you a full and expansive experience of yoga training that will enhance your practice, allowing you to build a solid foundation to skillfully impart wisdom to others through your own authentic voice, and find your confidence as a teacher.

From the history and philosophy of yoga, to the anatomy of asanas, to pranayama — you will be prepared to take your knowledge and training and share your Yoga with others.

Doing salutations

Is this Training for You?

This 200-hour training is appropriate for participants who are 18+ years old, and have at least six months of a consistent asana practice. Students should have a basic foundation in the primary yoga postures before learning how to teach.

If it appears that you do not have the necessary foundation, we will kindly ask you to defer your training until you have this experience. Students will be practicing asana two to five hours each day of the training.


Our second 200-Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training school begins February 2019!

Key Modules of Training

Asana – learn the safe and intelligent way to perform poses

Alignment – with modifications, variations and the proper use of props

Anatomy – tools and knowledge that will improve your own yoga practice and sharpen your teaching skills

Practice teaching

Pranayama – breathing techniques

History and philosophy of yoga

Sanskrit names of foundational poses

Sequencing – how to design dynamic, effective and intelligent classes

Prenatal yoga

Business advice

Finding your teaching voice

Your Instructors

Dee Gard, E-RYT® 200

Dee is the Lead Trainer for this training, and is the Lead Instructor at Trax Yoga.  She is an experienced yoga teacher, teaching over 1,000 hours of yoga.  Her most influential teachers are Annie Carpenter and Kathryn Budig, and she is currently pursuing her 500-hour yoga teacher credential with Jason Crandell.

Dee is known for her strong verbal cuing, paying close attention to the subtleties of postures, and guides her students to move mindfully from an intelligent place using sound body alignment and movement principles. Dee believes magic happens in the practicing of yoga, and is truly excited to share the magic with her students.

Jody Hassel, M.F.A., E-RYT® 200 , TCTSY-F

Jody is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT® 200 and is certified as a Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) by the Justice Resource Institute’s Trauma Center in Boston. She is
registered with Yoga Alliance in Iyengar-based hatha yoga, which roots her
practice in a clear awareness of aligning breath, body, energy, and mindfulness.

Jody is blessed to receive yoga through a diverse lineage. She has studied vinyasa yoga with Seane Corn, restorative yoga with Judith Lasater, yoga in balance with Jean Couch, Kundalini yoga with Devta Khalsa, therapeutic yoga with Sarahjoy Marsh, and hatha yoga with Lynne Minton and Teri Viereck–her first master teacher in 1985. She completed the 200-hour teacher certification program at Yandara Yoga Institute in Todos Santos, Mexico where she studied Iyengar-based hatha in 2007. Prior to her work at Yandara, she completed Seane Corn’s Vinyasa Teacher Training at Kripalu in 2006 and again at Santa Barbara Yoga Center in 2013.

Her additional training with Divine Action and Off the Mat into the World has informed her practice of integrating yoga with social justice work. Jody loves sharing her practice of yoga with others and has also spent many years in the practice of dance, music, writing, theatre, healing, and esoteric arts.

Jessica Christenson, RYT® 200

Jessica is an active member of the Fairbanks yoga community. She believes her Prenatal yoga teaching in addition to her work within the birth community as a doula and birth advocate help to create an empowered pregnancy, birth and recovery process. As a 200hr RYT and a certified pre/postnatal exercise specialist she is able to “train” the pregnant body for the marathon of labor and birth while also instilling a deep mind body connection.

Certified through Childbirth International as a Birth Doula, Jessica has been honored to have been attending births since 2011. Her certifications include PT Aid through Penn Foster, Pre and Postnatal Exercise Specialist through American Fitness Professionals and Associates, and the Yoga Alliance 200 RYT certification.