Teacher Training

The body and mind have two different and very important intelligence systems. We need to connect with our true selves and learn how to deal with our own hang-ups and obtrusive thoughts as much as we need to keep our physical bodies in good working order. In this training, we study the physical, mental, spiritual & emotional benefits which are finally being recognized as something that can heal many injuries and traumas, as well as illness, depression, anxiety and a myriad of other things.

This training focuses on various approved subjects with emphasis on what the accepted applicants are interested in learning so they receive the benefits of the practice in a way that applies to their lives and the niche they want to speak to as teachers. There is no discrimination, just a commitment to those interested in dedicating their time, honoring the process and embracing a new practice so if they choose, they can teach their knowledge to others with confidence and humility.

This is not just a training. It is a lifestyle and is worth investing in! Personal practice and education is key. Practice what you teach and teach what you practice.

This training is beneficial to those committed to becoming excellent Yoga teachers as well as those who might not want to teach but are interested in learning about Yoga and how the tools can be used in improving daily life.

Natalie Buchi , E-RYT500 is the studio owner at Mindful & Embodied and has been teaching Yoga since 2005 and training future practitioners to become teachers since 2010. Natalie has studied with many wonderful teachers in various ancient practices, including many styles of Yoga, bodywork and healing techniques, and martial arts.

Natalie is able to provide continuing education credits as well as certify future Yoga teachers at the 200 and 500 hour levels recognized by the Yoga Alliance. She does offer a 300 hour training program for instructors who already hold a 200 hour certification.

The program is unique in that it was created intentionally to guide a small group which assist in a deeper connection between the trainees and the teacher. Natalie pays close attention to each of the participants and their individual needs and prepares them to not only be great teachers but to also begin their own journey to liberating themselves from physical, mental and emotional tangles.

Since students will be coming from different backgrounds and training, Natalie’s training can also be a great addition or supplementation to any prior education as she dives deeply into so many styles and aspects of Yoga, and openly shares her experiences and various perspectives she has gained from her years of study and practice in a very clear and easy way to relate to – regardless of your belief system or learning style.

If you are seriously interested in transforming your life, finding more strength, confidence, power, and in gaining a skill in a trade that will help not only the participants themselves but the people they choose to teach, call or email Natalie to reserve your spot!  (We have so much fun too)!

Watch the video for some clips on what people have experienced in working with Natalie and please continue reading below for scheduling and tuition information.

This training is recognized by the Yoga Alliance and covers a wide range of topics essential for anyone wanting to understand yoga on a deeper level including:

  • Yoga history, philosophy, ethics and lifestyle
  • Anatomy and physiology (studying the brain, nervous system, muscles, bones, joints, organs, soft tissue and how it all works in Yoga)
  • The business of Yoga
  • The Chakra system
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Meditation and Pranayama
  • Technique, teaching methodology and how to teach various styles
  • Therapeutic adjustments and assisted Yoga
  • Mindfulness as a tool to heal depression, anxiety and other imbalances in the body
  • Energy and bodywork

UPCOMING TEACHER TRAINING COURSE: September 14, 2018 – December 29, 2018. Some of these days are flexible and can be moved around but based on those who have spoken up and are committed, this is the schedule we have come up with so far to get the 200 hour certification! If this almost meets your needs but you have some conflicts, talk to Natalie!  She will make it work.  These dates include all of the hours necessary for study and lecture time as well as the required practice hours.

September Weekdays:  14, 17, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28 (4:30pm-7:30pm)

September Weekends: 15th (11am-6pm), 16th (11am-4pm), & 30th (11am-4pm)


October Weekdays: 2, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 23, 25, 26, 29 (4:30pm-7:30pm)

October Weekends: 6th (11am-6pm), 14th (11am-4pm), & 28th (11am-4pm)


November Weekdays: 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 19, 26, 27 (4:30pm-7:30pm)

November Weekends: 10th (11am-6pm) & 18th (11am-4pm)


December Weekdays: 3, 4, 7, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 27, 28 (4:30pm-7:30pm)

December Weekends: 8th (11am-6pm) & 9th (11am-4pm) & 29th (11am-4pm)

Natalie is currently accepting and reviewing applications for this upcoming training.  Natalie does everything she can to make everyone feel important, heard and an essential part of the group. She will assist each participant along their paths as a mentor as long as necessary. Each training allows a maximum of 6 students for this personalized attention and mentoring.

Cost of the 200 Hour training is $2,500, which is non-refundable.  Tuition includes content and instruction by Natalie throughout the training, instruction and anatomy materials, as well as unlimited yoga classes at Mindful and Embodied.

If you are earnest and sincere in your passion to learn more about Yoga for your own health reasons or to assist others and are driven to be a Yoga teacher, don’t hesitate to talk to Natalie.  She will make it happen for you.

Would you like to learn more about this teacher training program or sign up? Let’s see if it is a good fit!  Tell Natalie a little about yourself and she will get back to you.