CityROCK’s Yoga Teacher Training program is for all seekers looking to travel further on their yogic path. If you are looking to deepen your practice, uncover your authentic voice, share the gifts of yoga with students and, earnestly live the lessons of yoga, then this is the perfect program for YOU. Teaching yoga is a path of self-discovery, shared inspiration, and service. We would be honored to share this path with you.
Our comprehensive program will engage students in the study of Yoga Postures (asana), Functional Anatomy for Yoga, Techniques in Alignment, Breathing (Pranayama), History of Yoga, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Subtle Body Energy, Ayurveda, Sequencing, Theming, Assists and Adaptations, and Additional Yoga Practices (Meditation, Mudra, Mantra, Chanting, and more). Our program integrates alignment-based asana technique with principles of Vinyasa movement. Our course gives hands-on practice teaching, with one-on-one mentoring. Our mission is to develop empowered teachers through an emphasis on personal growth, preparing graduates with the tools and understanding to teach yoga with confidence and clarity.
As with everything we do here at CityROCK, we take a community-oriented approach to delivering this program, by emphasizing the importance of healthy, supportive relationships. Your director, teachers and your peers will support you just as you will support them.
Graduates will leave prepared with a full skill-set for teaching yoga to a broad demographic in a variety of settings. Graduates will also leave with the understanding that a yoga teacher does not have all the answers, but rather continually learns to perceive and grow to meet each student’s needs.
Our training is truly transformative – You’ll experience teachings that ask you to examine your perception of yourself and dive deep into your own personal practice. You’ll be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone and learn about yourself. You’ll then become empowered to teach from a place of skill and authenticity. Live up to your highest potential – recognize that you have something special to offer - YOU can make a difference in the world!
“Our life experiences give us a distinct perspective and therefore a unique voice of guidance to offer others. Just as yoga itself is a guide, it attracts guides. I firmly believe that if someone hears the calling to become a yoga instructor, they should listen to their heart and pursue that path. We cultivate abundance in our life by listening to our inner guide and by doing what we love. To teach Yoga is to give others the opportunity to find their own inner guide along this incredible journey of Yoga and therefore in life.” ~Christine Malmborg, Program Director
January 11 – April 5, 2020
Meets Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM through 6 PM.
10 Contact Weekends
3 Weekends Off (Feb 8-9, Feb 15-16, Mar 21-22)
Yoga Studio at CityRock
The training will be held in the brand new, spacious yoga studio on the second floor at City Rock. The new studio has lovely maple wood floors, big windows with screens for privacy, and all the props we need for the training. This is a terrific site for learning plus leisure between sessions. Quench your thirst and appetite at The Ute & Yeti. This in-house café has a wonderfully healthy lunch menu and Kombucha on tap.
The tuition for this program is as follows:
$2,575 Non CityROCK Member
$2,375 CityROCK Member
Available discounts: Pay by cash and receive $100 off!
A $375 non-refundable deposit is required at time of acceptance into program. This deposit amount will be deducted from your final tuition payment.
We understand this is a financial investment and are more than happy to arrange payment plans.
- Unlimited yoga at CityRock during the training
- Teacher Training Manual
- 1-on-1 mentorship and immense support throughout the program
- Certificate upon completion of all requirements
While we understand that students will arrive with a unique set of abilities and may be in various stages of their yoga journey, we do require that all students devote themselves earnestly to their studies. As with any yoga class, this time is yours. We ask that you show up in each and every moment.
- Complete 200 hours through training, practice and self-study
- Practice a minimum of three classes per week during teacher training (Unlimited Yoga included with tuition)
- Elective reading of a Yoga relation text to further your personal exploration of this dynamic practice.
- Journal. “The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.” ~Chinese Proverb
How to register
Space is limited to ensure individual attention for maximum learning. We encourage you to apply early to reserve your spot. This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance.
Christine Malmborg, ERYT-200 | YACEP
Program Director, Yoga Teacher Training CityROCK
Christine has been a student of yoga for 14 years and brings 10 years teaching experience to her devoted community. She is a Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Instructor and holds certifications in Power Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, SUP Yoga, Yoga Wall, and Yoga Nidra. She has been instructing yoga at City Rock for over 5 years. In 2017, she launched her own Standup Paddleboard (SUP) company - Dragonfly Paddle Yoga. Christine has lead over a dozen teacher training programs in Colorado and Alaska, graduating hundreds of inspiring and empowered teachers.
Christine is passionate about sharing the practices and lifestyle of yoga. On the mat, Christine teaches a blend of asana, mudra, pranayama, mantra and guided meditation. She draws inspiration for her teachings from her students as they transform their own lives through empowerment and self-discovery. She cultivates genuine connections with her students and strives to relate on and off the mat. Christine is encouraging and caring with an infectious enthusiasm. Her classes are often described as having a playful spirit, flowered with compassion, imbued with humor, and guided by her collective wisdom.
She is the Director of CityROCK’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Her aim is to help motivated yoga students become extraordinary yoga teachers, empowered to teach as their most authentic self.
“Yoga is limitless in its potential to transform and heal our lives.” ~Christine Malmborg
Jessica Patterson, ERYT
Owner, Root Center for Yoga & Spiritual Studies
Jessica Patterson has been practicing and discovering yoga for more than 27 years, during which time she has had the great privilege of exploring many methods, approaches and teachers, including her most formative teachers, Mark Whitwell, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Manorama, Christopher Wallis, and Nischala Joy Devi. She is a 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
In 2014, Jessica opened Root: Center for Yoga and Sacred Studies, a Colorado Springs-based sanctuary that serves as a home for her public classes, workshops, Sadhaka Sessions (intensive learning modules for those who seek deeper study outside of “teacher” trainings), 1:1 sessions, and more. Jessica has been offering retreats for over 11 years in diverse locations (Colorado, Mexico, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Iceland), integrating thought-provoking themes. In addition to her public offerings at Root, Jessica loves to work with individuals one-on-one through Yoga Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Mentoring, and Off the Mat sessions. Whether teaching public classes or intensive offerings and retreats, Jessica is committed to sharing Yoga as an empowering technology relevant to our modern lives. Making it “real” is what it’s all about.
Jessica believes that the ultimate purpose of yoga is to remember and embody who and what we really are and to recognize that as whole and holy. Missing nothing. The goal of her teaching is to help students free themselves from limiting thoughts and ideas, drawing upon the full practices of Yoga. Jessica’s dedication to and respect for all these practices have enabled her to infuse her teaching with deeply spiritual, physically rigorous, and truly uplifting classes that seek to liberate and bring joy to each student.
Dixie Frank, CNMT | RMT
Dixie is a graduate of The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, and is also a Nationally Certified Colorado State registered Massage Therapist. Dixie has always loved the outdoors and enjoys being active—having the ability to do all kinds of activities with hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and paddle boarding.
She strives to find the right balance in life and in her body, and Rolfing® has been an integral part of her ability to stay strong, healthy, flexible, manage stress, and overall, feel good in her body. Because of this, she was motivated to become a Certified Rolferin order to help others experience the same great benefits she experiences through the work.
In addition to her practice, Dixie is passionate about helping others in their learning of the body. She spent two years teaching at the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy and starting teaching anatomy for yoga teacher training courses in 2018.
Ayano Atsumi-Masty, C-IAYT
Ayano is a yoga therapist certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapy and Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy. She is also a yoga teacher trained through Kripalu and Phoenix Rising with an additional training of Yin Yoga. She was born in Japan, grew up in multiple places around the world and currently lives in Manitou Springs, Colorado, right by majestic Pikes Peak.
After dedicating 8+ years for a fast-paced IT company as a working mom in Tokyo, she was ready to explore what her soul truly calls for. Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) have helped her meet herself in different and deeper aspects and empowered her to live her life more fully. She is passionate about facilitating a space for people to explore their inner wisdom through embodied awareness.
Ayano is also a passionate rock climber and considers climbing as an active ("yang") form of mindfulness and gentle yoga & meditation as a quieter ("yin") form of mindfulness. Body awareness is such an important aspect of her practice and offerings.
"My time learning under Christine can best be described with one word: Divine. From the day I met Christine, I knew I had connected with someone special, and I appreciated that she had recognized and pursued my love of and talent for yoga. Learning from Christine was always fun, enlightening, and I always stepped away from her teachings more prepared to step confidently into the role of yoga instructor. Her careful instruction and encouraging leadership throughout the program made me feel supported and excited for the future! I now know that I am a capable instructor that can not only get students into poses, but who can also offer opportunities for a deeper yoga experience - and this is because of my experiences working with Christine. Any yoga student looking to deepen their practice or to become an instructor themselves need look no further, they’ve found their guru in Christine!" Meghan S.
"When I started teacher training I had no idea it would change my life. To be honest I had no idea if I was even going to be able to teach because I did not think I was flexible enough or yoga teacher “worthy.” Going though the training, I had learned so much about yoga and myself. During the training, I learned a lot of my body, my strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly Myself and how I should embrace my personality and let it shine through in my classes. Once I realized this, and with the help my amazing mentor Christine, this shaped me in becoming the yoga teacher I am today. Because of this, I felt more empowered to pursue a fulltime career as a yoga instructor and learned to never stop being a student. I recommend yoga teacher training to anyone and everyone wanting to know a little bit more about themselves. Even if you do not pursue a yoga career, you will leave the training having discovered your strengths, deepened your asana practice, and mostly likely even forged new relationships. You will fall. You will stumble. You will fumble over your words. You will learn the art of picking yourself up, laughing it off and continuing on. You will walk out of your training with a new sense of how much you can do, how far you can go, and how amazing you are—right here in this moment." Courtney C.