Welcome to the Oak + Lotus
Yoga Teacher Training Academy
Here you’ll find a wide variety of yoga teacher trainings,
all rooted in the Oak + Lotus mission of inclusivity and excellence in teaching.
The Oak + Lotus
Designed to Make
All Bodies Feel Welcome
Our Founder +
Alia J. Khan
Inclusivity is intentionally incorporated into every layer of our teaching, from our cueing to our sequencing to our use of props, even the music we choose!
Our practical trainings are designed to prepare our graduates to feel ready to teach the moment they complete our programs.
Oak + Lotus Yoga founder Alia J. Khan has over a decade of experience teaching yoga, owning studios, and training teachers, in both DC and Austin. Her approach to teaching is rooted in her own experience as a short, curvy woman attempting to learn yoga in a world of skinny, naturally flexible teachers who had no idea how to teach to her body.
YTT Academy 200-hr Graduate
I had taken Alia's yoga classes for years and her sequencing and command of the studio was so impressive that it made me want to learn so much more. I never thought of myself as wanting to eventually teach, but after taking the first several weekends of teacher training, I just wanted more and more. Alia's approach to yoga - both as a student in class and a student in teacher training - is so accessible and also leaves you plenty of room to make the practice your own.
Continuing Education (CE) Trainings
All Oak + Lotus YTT Academy CE Trainings Qualify for Yoga Alliance CE Credit
Our YTT Academy's Continuing Education (CE) Workshops are designed for folks who already have their 200-hour certification, and are looking to hone their teaching skills by learning the Oak + Lotus Teaching Method.
Our practical trainings are designed to prepare our graduates to feel ready to teach using their new skills the moment they complete our programs.
They are offered In-Studio only, and class sizes are limited, so you get lots of direct contact with and feedback from your trainers, and plenty of opportunities to bond with your fellow trainees.
Let us help you take your teaching to the next level!
Inclusive Teaching CE Workshop Series
If you're a yoga teacher who wants to make your classes more welcoming and inclusive for all body types, this series is for you.
for All Bodies
Sun., 5/1 @ 11am - 3pm
This 4-hour Continuing Education Sequencing Workshop will teach you how to sequence your classes in an intentional, inclusive way that leaves your students with that fabulous "yoga brain" feeling. If you can sequence your classes so that only the bendy folks feel good after, or so that every body type feels good after, wouldn't you rather do the latter?
Sat., 4/16 @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm
This 3-hour Continuing Education Workshop will teach you how to seamlessly incorporate props into your teaching in order to make your classes more inclusive for all body types. Props are your #1 tool when it comes to teaching inclusively, so let's dive in!
Sat, 5/14 @ 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun 5/15 @ 12:30pm - 3:30pm
This 6-hour Continuing Education Cueing Workshop is all about how to truly teach and connect with your students, rather than simply calling out poses and transitions. Excellent cueing will leave your students feeling like you were reading their minds and talking directly to them the entire class.
Many teachers use demoing as their main - or even only - teaching tool. But truly connecting with your students requires. you to let go of that crutch! We'll teach you how to how to cue so effectively that you’ll never have to rely on demoing again. Then you’ll learn to get comfortable teaching without demoing - it's a hard habit to break!