be illuminated

200 hour teacher training + yoga study


Intelligently and uniquely designed, this experience through {be}Studio will prepare students to not only teach and guide others in the practice, but more importantly bring them back home to themselves.

Our 200hr program is a tapestry of ancient wisdom, real-world application and in-depth 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.

Yoga extends beyond the physical postures and into the vast landscape that is our physical, mental and emotional bodies. Alongside of learning proper alignment and mindful movement, students will be guided through the other seven limbs of the practice, which is all designed to bring you back into harmony with your most expansive and integrated self. 

We use experiential learning to dive deeper into the practice, including 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!



Q+A Session!

Come learn the details of our program, see the studio space, meet the instructors, and take a class on us!

Tuesday, August 21 at 6:45pm.

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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.
— teacher training graduate

about our 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: 

history + lineage of yoga · the sacred language of Sanskrit · deep exploration into the 8 limbs of yoga · basic elements of an asana practice · pranayama · schools + styles of yoga · anatomy · subtle body, energy work + an afternoon with horses · creating space for self-transformation · meditation + mindfulness · sequencing + planning classes woven with intention · techniques + tools in teaching yoga · honoring your authentic self · pose construction + alignment · tantric path of yoga · shadow work · philosophy · mythology ·ethics and business of yoga · finding your voice through chanting + mantra · ayurveda + healing through nature · yoga for every body + special populations · cultivating a devotional heart through sadhana · modifications + use of props + MORE

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 sized (9-12) individuals create sangha (community) as well as allow for deep exploration of knowledge and self.
learn from teachers committed to their own learning and exploration of Practice.
an in-depth training manual
experiential learning
time set aside to practice teach while in modules
an afternoon with horses at the STARS barn to explore our personal shadows as well as energetics
classes to use during training in our sunny downtown loft
diversity of instruction
continued support and engagement- not only during training, but after from instructors and other trainees
a heart-filled community



the logistics

6 month fall + winter immersion over 8 weekends.

October 12 - 14, November 9 - 11, December 7 - 9, January 11 - 13, January 25 - 27, February 15 - 17, March 8 - 10, March 22 - 24.

Fridays: 6 - 10pm || Saturdays: 8 - 4pm || Sundays: 8 - 4pm

Space is limited to 9-12 individuals in order to cultivate a deep space of learning, connection and community.



$2400, which includes $700 non-refundable deposit in order to reserve your space.
Payment plan available.

about jackie




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.