2022-2023 Teacher Education & Certification Programs

Teacher Education and Certifications

Our education programs are evolving! Please message us with any questions regarding our trainings and immersions.

Click on each program below for details, information & registration. As always, please contact us with any questions. We are always happy to help navigate students towards their goals with us and beyond.

  • 200 Hour Teacher Training October 2022 *new dates

    200 Hour Teacher Training October 2022 *new dates

  • Restorative Yoga Immersion: Fall dates TBA

    Restorative Yoga Immersion: Fall dates TBA

  • Yoga Nidra Immersion: levels 1 & 2 TBA. fall 2022

    Yoga Nidra Immersion: levels 1 & 2 TBA. fall 2022

  • 500 Hour Teacher Training *Beginning Fall 2022

    500 Hour Teacher Training *Beginning Fall 2022

  • 30 Hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training: Infant to Teens, w Special Topics including ADHD, Autism, Stress & Sensory Integration

    30 Hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training: Infant to Teens, w Special Topics including ADHD, Autism, Stress & Sensory Integration

    Levels 1-3: May 14-15 & May 21-22, 2022

    Schedule for both weekends: Saturday: 12-8pm, Sunday 10-4pm

    *Please note that level 3: Heart & Soul Work with Children can be taken alone for credit or for personal development(May 21-22). This program is open to ANYONE looking to deepen their connections & share yoga with children. No previous certification is necessary. Professional CEU's may be available.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Immersion

This immersion is open to teachers & practitoners looking to deepen their knowledge and share.

Fall dates coming soon.

Children's Yoga Teacher Training (30Hours)

Levels 1-3: May 14-15 & May 21-22, 2022 Schedule for both weekends: Saturday: 12-5:30pm, Sunday 10-3:30pm *virtual participation is available.

Radiant Child® Yoga (RCY) 1-3 is an innovative 30-hour training program designed for everyone interested in teaching yoga to children of all ages. One of the first child yoga training programs worldwide, this program provides enlightening results for ALL children, including those with ADD, ADHD, and Autism. In Radiant Child Yoga Training, you’ll learn how to:

  • Teach children & learn developmentally appropriate yoga, mindfulness & meditation techniques for ages ranging from infants to teens
  • Create lesson plans using the plethora of materials that are included in the training
  • Lead yoga classes that are fun for everyone, including you
  • Enrich children’s mental and physical health through captivating movement, relaxation, and mindful meditation
  • Use effective and age-appropriate, self-calming and self-regulating techniques
  • Give children tools they can take home with them as well as use at school
  • Learn how to stay in your center and have clear, meaningful interactions with children
  • This course may be applied for CEU credits for professionals & has been supported by many education institutions in the US

This training is led by Lisa Brodrick. Lisa has taught in public education as well as yoga for almost 20 years. She has shared yoga and trainings throughout the US, Mexico & Africa. She brings her experience in education, SEL, creative arts and yoga to this special training.

Materials included in Levels 1-3

  • Fly Like a Butterfly: Yoga for Children
  • RCY 1-3 Teacher Training Handbook
  • Kundalini Yoga Book excerpts
  • Yoga in Motion Download and Workbook
  • RCY tote bag
  • Mp3 files of Deeply Relax and Meditate, Happy and Cozy, Present Moment Awareness

Please note that Level 3: Heart & Soul work with Children can be taken alone.

In this course, you will learn about authentic communication, deep listening, playing in the unifield field as well as personal heart and soul work to be an effective guide for our youth.

Total Investment for Training/ Certification: $685 (interest free payment plan with AFTERPAY can be selected at checkout).

Investment for level 3 only: Non Credit: $165

We offer an installment payment program as well as partial scholarships so that individuals with diverse financial circumstances and backgrounds may have access to quality education.

At checkout, you can select an installment plan. To apply for a scholarship, please email: hello@ohanarising.com

Consider applying for a scholarship if you:

  • have little or no expendable income
  • qualify for government assistance
  • are an elder with limited financial support
  • a returning veteran
  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance


REGISTER FOR LEVEL 3 ONLY (non certification) HERE

Yoga Nidra Immersion 1

Immersion 1: The Essence of Healing

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification: The Heart of Yoga

September 2021 to December 2021

The Heart of Yoga: Appreciating a Depth Within

Our 200 hour yoga teacher certification program begins with a deep dive into the heart of classical hatha yoga. This is a wholistic program that emphasizes the approach to yoga inclusive of the origins, the teachings with regards to the mind and meditation, the physical (asana) practices and modern social impact and responsibility as a facilitator of these sacred sciences.

You will be exposed to several world reknown & respected teachers anchored by lead teacher, founder of Ohana Rising, Lisa Brodrick. The Ohana Rising teacher community will also serve as personal mentors, resources, support and guides.

While our teacher education program will provide you with all the tools to begin to share yoga, this program provides the opportunity for you to connect with your own personal growth, path and practice. In order to share, your cup must be filled.

In the book Enlightened Living, a New Interpretive Translation of the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali (1999), by Swami Venkatesananda we gather more clues toward a deeper understanding of what is Yoga:

“The gospel of Yoga suggests neither a withdrawal nor an escape from the world, but the abandonment of the mental conditioning which creates a division….”

“[You] will not fail to notice that the teachings of Yoga are universal and that they do not interfere with one’s religious faith, occupation, or lifestyle. Everyone who lives is entitled to enlightenment that instantly transforms every-day life into enlightened living.”

The practice is both the means and the goal. This is not just an intellectual endeavor, but the essence of daily living. There are many lineages that have developed over time that carry a certain emphasis or methodology. Yoga will always lead to the same condition: moksha or liberation/ enlightenment. The goal is freedom of spirit and victory of consciousness over ignorance. Imagine our world as each one of our lives & spirit is elevated - especially in our “ordinary” daily life leading to that which we can know as enlightened living.

Topics Include:

- Foundations of Asana: building and sequencing classes

- Foundations of meditation

- The history of Yoga

- Anatomy & Physiology

- Ethical Rules, foundations of teaching, use of props & adaptations

- Eight limbs of Yoga

- Breathing Practices (Pranayama)

- Alignment, Energy & Subtle Anatomy (Chakras, Koshas, Prana)

- Deep healing relaxation & meditation

- Mantra & mudra

- Deep ecology, connection with planet & nature

- special topics will include Yoga Nidra (deep healing relaxation), Kundalini Yoga, Conscious Communication, introduction to Yin & Restorative Yoga, foundations of adaptive/ chair yoga, & body sensing.

Program Structure:

In Person Weekends:** (virtual option available for distance learning).

Saturday's 12-8pm/ Sunday's 11:30-3:30

October 23 & 24

November 6 & 7

November 13 & 14

December 4 & 5

December 11 & 12

January 7-9* (Friday evening 6-9pm)

Weekly 1 hour Zoom calls *flexible times TBA according to group

Early Morning Meditations:

6:30 am - Sunday's in December

Weekly lessons through online portal

Access to all online classes

30 class pass to be used during training period

Mid October- December week day teacher practice sessions (to be scheduled based on students)

This course is a commitment. However, it is designed to be integrated into your daily life. The self paced lessons & weekly check-ins serve as a support & conscious space for exploration.


Please copy, paste & submit your answers to the following questions and email to ohanarisingyoga@gmail.com




1) What is your relationship with yoga?
2) What does "The Journey of the Teacher" mean to you?
3) What is inspiring you to do this training? Do you have a specific goal in mind?
4) List Yoga history, experience, styles practiced and any previous training.
5) Influential teachers, teachings, books you have encountered:

6) What brought you to this program?

7) Please indicate if you will be paying in full or selecting the payment plan. Once application has been approved, the appropriate link will be emailed to you to complete payment. (see below)

Once registration and payment have been confirmed, you will receive a required reading list and introductory manual to begin your journey prior to class start date.



Tuition & Payment Plans

payment in full: $2889 upon registration

Payment plan: three payments of $999

First payment is due upon registration, second & third payment within 30 and 60 days.

All students will recieve a 30 class pass to be used during teacher training as part of practice requirement.

** If student needs to quarantine, arrangments can be made to attend remotely during the YTT days. You are encouraged to attend all days. Absences can be discussed & arrangements made on a case basis.

All payments are non-refundable but are transferable to any Ohana Rising Yoga School Programming prior to program start date. After YTT start date, all payments are non refundable & non transferrable.

We look forward to sharing in this journey with you! Mahalo!

*pictured above: 2014 YTT group with Lisa Brodrick & Global Camps Africa leaders in Johannesburg, South Africa