{be} illuminated

a 200 hour yoga study + teacher training


{be} illuminated

Intelligently and uniquely designed, this experience through {be}Studio will prepare students to teach and guide others in the practice, but more important, bring them back home to themselves.

Our 200 hour program is a “tapestry” of ancient wisdom, real-world application, and deep soul journeying. Students will learn to weave the practice into their hearts and lives, taking it off the mat. We whole-heartedly believe in “student first, teacher second.” As such, our program is designed to immerse students into the devotional, integral, and illuminating parts of the yoga practice while staying modern with methodology and philosophy.

Yoga extends far beyond the physical postures and into the vast landscape that is out physical, mental, and emotional bodies. Alongside of learning proper alignment, anatomy, and mindful movement, students will be guided through the other seven limbs of the practice- all designed to being harmony and expansion back to the Self.

We are deep believers in experiential learning to explore the practice. We offer time to practice teach, have open dialogue and discussions, on-going support and community during and after training, and a day with horses to learn mindfulness and energetics. This program also offers consistent opportunities for the student to engage in their own "shadow work," seeing the whole of who we are and being accountable to healing our wounds so that we may move forward with great integrity and empowerment.

More than just learning how to teach yoga, expect to learn how to be in your life fully, with heart.

Be surrounded by a group of teachers who are here to support and uplift you, a space ready to receive you and a program that is truly unlike any other. All skill levels welcome!

I am not sure I can describe the teacher training experience. It awakened in me a deep spiritual curiosity. It helped me discover parts of myself that had long been hidden or forgotten. It was fun. I made great friends. My practice got better. More importantly, it scratched open a door of possibilities that stretches as far as we are willing to take it.

about the program

 Our Yoga Alliance accredited school digs deep into not only the asana practice, but fully into the eight limbs that create our system of yoga. Students will be exposed to the wisdom of the practice and be guided into a journey of exploring their own creativity, sacred body, and heart intelligence. Students will feel confident moving forward in a diverse range of subject areas.

This program explores:


Through pose construction, discussion, and exploration, students will learn to construct their asana practice based around alignment. Anatomy is taught by Meghan Nelson, a local physical therapist and yoga instructor. No pose is “one size fits all” meaning it looks different and feels different in each body. As such, we teach modifications, use of props, and teaching to special populations (such as pre/post natal classes).


Use your voice and harness alchemy. Through mudra (hand positions) and mantra (voice activation), students will learn to pull on other elements than breath and asana to construct a practice that is well-rounded. We explore mindfulness and meditation through a variety of ways.


Be creative. Learning from books such as Yamas and Niyamas by Deb Adele and exploring the myths behind a few of the yoga postures exposes us to the alchemy, magic, and tradition behind this practice. Through exploring the philosophy of this practice, student will take their practice off of the mat and into the rest of their lives.

sequencing, theming, methodology + beyond

More than learning the alignment and construction of postures, we spend a great deal of time on how to put classes together! Learn to sequence and theme classes, how to hold space for transformation, and plan classes woven with intention and devotion.

History, lineage, + schools of yoga:

Explore where the practice came from and why it matters the present day. The heart of our program is rooted in incredible instructors like Sianna Sherman and Rod Stryker, with our own personal insights, learnings, and more woven in. There are many styles to yoga, and students will explore many highlights such as vinyasa, hatha, ashtanga, yin, restorative, Iygenar, and more. Our training includes several instructors to give you a diversity of instruction and voice to enhance your learning.


Weave together breath work (pranayama practices) with the awakening of the subtle body system- the koshas, nadis, chakras, and beyond. Understand how the koshas (layers of the body) invite integration, mysticism, and more to a public yoga class.

TRANSFORMATION, devotion + shadow work

Through sadhana (a daily spiritual practice) and sankalpa (setting heart-intentions), student will be disciplined in their own exploration of this practice. The entire training is woven with shadow work and exploring samsakas (soul wounds) that invite profound healing to wrap around us.


Learn to offer heart-based classes and create community. We strive to cultivate harmony and relationship with those who attend classes at {be}, and an important part of teacher training is diving into relationship with the Self and one another. Further, learn pieces to help you on your journey forward after training.

In {be}Illuminated, you will:

live the 8 limbs of yoga off the mat and in the world
develop and refine your authentic self and voice for teacher
create intelligent and heart-based yoga sequences and themes
honor the age-old wisdom passed down from our teacher’s teachers and beyond

build a broad scope of skills needed to teach yoga
learn the deep wisdom of the system of yoga
cultivate a deeper understanding of anatomy, energy, and subtle body systems
construct asanas (poses) from the ground up and integrate into practice

Here's what sets us apart:

limited class sizes to allow for depth, exploration, and community
an in-depth training manual
experiential learning
diversity of instruction from teachers devoted to their continual learning of this practice
time set aside to practice teach while in modules
an afternoon with horses at the STARS Barn to explore shadow work
continued support and engagement, even after your complete teacher training
classes to use while in training at our sunny downtown loft
a heart-filled community

{be}’s yoga teacher training is one of the most comprehensive around, providing in-depth knowledge and skills in a wide variety of areas so that you can feel confident teaching in many different settings! And not to mention—this experience will change your life for the better. If you’re thinking about doing it, just jump.
— YTT Graduate

 the logistics

During the summer of 2019, we are offering two different paths for exploration! Our immersion-based program is held during the weekdays from 8-4, allowing students to really dive deep into living their yoga for five weeks! Conversely, we’re also offering a men-only training that is unique in it’s format, held over the course of five months from May to September.

Space is limited to 9-12 individuals (minimum 7) in order to cultivate a deep space of learning and community

summer immERSION training

Held over the course of five weeks in June and July. This training is held during the weekdays and allow for an experience that is incredibly deep and thorough. Immerse yourself in the system of yoga.

June 10 - 14, 17 - 21, 24 - 28, July 8 - 12, and 15 - 19. Held Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm with an hour long lunch break each day. This training has a week long break near the middle to allow for processing and celebration for the holiday!


If paid in full prior to training: $2400, which includes $700 non-refundable deposit in order to reserve your space.

If choosing a payment plan: $2800, which includes a $1000 non-refundable deposit and six payments of $300 beginning in June.


5 month men-only training

April 26 - 28, May 10 - 12, May 31 - June 2, July 19 - 21, August 2- 4 and 16 -18, September 13 - 15 and 27 - 29.

Weekend modules are held Friday evenings (6 - 9pm) and Saturday/Sunday all day (8 - 4pm). An hour lunch is given on Saturday and Sunday.


If paid in full prior to training: $2400, which includes $700 non-refundable deposit in order to reserve your space.

If choosing a payment plan: Payment plan available for $350 per month beginning in April after deposit.



Our Team

We pride in having instructors devoted to continuous learning and exploration of the system of yoga. Expect a range of voices and diverse instruction that allows you as the student to develop your own voice.


jackie paulson, lead instructor

Jackie Paulson is a 500hr registered yoga teacher and a licensed mental health counselor with a passion for harnessing the practice of yoga as a journey towards self-revelation, healing and connection.

In this program you will not just learning the wisdom of the practice but truly weave your whole self back into it's divine power. Through the use of shadow work, wisdom sharing and movement, Jackie guides students to a level of integration that is beyond a traditional 200hr program.

She has been steeping herself in learning the practice of yoga and healing work for the past 10 years, consistently doing her own personal depth work so that she can show up as present and open for your transformation.

Most recently Jackie immersed herself into the Tantric path of yoga through the Rasa Yoga study with Sianna Sherman and Swami Chetananada.


Jianna hoss
lead instructor


meghan nelson


marie mortensen
support instructor


bob nelson
support instructor