Teacher Training

 Certified Yoga Teacher Training and Mentor Program


The Trainer and Mentor of the program offered at Mindful & Embodied is Natalie Buchi, E-RYT 500.  She is able to offer both a 200 hour certification and a 300 hour certification with are recognized by the Yoga Alliance.  Her next training will be a 300 Hour training for teachers who have already received their 2o0 hour certificate and are looking to expand their knowledge base and also want to learn how to sequence classes for specific issues their students may have.


Please take the time to read and absorb all that is outlined on this page if you are serious about your desire to learn more about Yoga and participate in a training that is tailored and personalized to a small group where your learning styles, belief system, interests and goals will be taken into account.


Yoga Teacher Trainings are becoming more streamlined with requirements and expectations of various sorts and there are also many opinions on what a training should be like and how it should be presented.  The standards for Yoga schools is in the process of a very big change and it is important to recognize the credibility that comes with a school that is accepted to certify teachers through The Yoga Alliance.


Nats complies to the standards of  The Yoga Alliance, recognizing their purpose in the day and time we live in to keep people in line. At the same time, she holds the ancient wisdom the teachings of Yoga in very high regard and uses no filter to sugar coat the deep lessons and truths we need to face. These teachings are the very roots of the practice of Yoga and it teaches being realistic about life and our ability to be mature enough to look at it with open and non-judgmental eyes.


Nats teaches to her students’ strengths and weaknesses in a gentle way.  She strives to see the highest potential that presents itself in everyone and teaches people tools to help them look beyond themselves, their expectations, and their personal agendas so they learn how to access that depth in themselves and all humankind, even in difficult times.

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


True honest dedication to growth and transformation is necessary on the participants part. Being a Yoga teacher or diving deeper into understanding yourself and life through Yoga is not an easy path and it takes dedication and commitment to living a more mindful and conscious life.

Since students will may be coming from different backgrounds and training, this training can also be a great addition or supplementation to any prior yoga training 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.

When trainees graduate, not only are they set up to teach Yoga well in a variety of settings with extensive knowledge of the topics outlined below, they also will have had the opportunity to take a 9 month journey through ancient path that is life changing, healing and beneficial to all aspects of being human.


This training allows time and space to explore and test out many approaches to the Practice and to develop a consistent and strong practice and a deeper sense of Self. Understanding the material not only on a cognitive level but understanding it on a deep and personal level is essential in bing an authentic teacher that can speak to a variety of students.

Mindful & Embodied is currently accepting and reviewing applications for this upcoming training, taking into consideration every applicants intentions, goals, needs and concerns. Each Trainee will receive mentorship along their paths as long as necessary.  Please see the application form below and be sure to check out the video!

Dates & Times: TBD based on accepted applicants 

Tuition: $3,500 


It is important to keep in mind, should you choose to take any course from Mindful  & Embodied, that this practice is a path to a better life and it comes with many facets beyond the physical aspects or the postures.  Guidance will be given on how to integrate it, live it, and teach it in a way that resonates with each individual.


To be a teacher means to be a practitioner of all aspects of life and consciousness and to embrace the journey to its fullest.  It’s not just what you teach that really makes a great teacher.  It’s how.

A $1000 deposit is required to hold accepted applicants spot in the training.  The rest of the tuition is due the first day of training. Payments are accepted in advance to offset the final amount due in September. Deposits and payments (partial or in full) are non-refundable.


Tuition includes guidance, content and instruction, an instruction manual and anatomy materials, as well as specialized and tailored Yoga classes at Mindful and Embodied. Attending other classes at studios is something she encourages as well. The best teachers are the best students and the best students are the best teachers.  A strong and earnest Practice is key.

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. If you are seriously interested in transforming your life, finding more strength, confidence, power, and in gaining a skill in a trade that will benefit not only your practice and life but also the people you choose to teach.  If you are truly driven to be an authentic Yoga practitioner and teacher, you can’t find a better training.  Come take a free class if you are considering this training to see if it is a good fit.

Watch the video for some clips on what people have experienced in working with Natalie!