Teacher Training

The Studio Mill Valley Teacher Training with Nikki Estrada

About the Teacher Training

The Studio & Nikki Estrada Yoga are teaming up for a comprehensive 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training this January. Based on the fundamentals of a holistic yoga practice, learn asana, sequencing, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy and more. This training is for anyone serious about their yoga practice or interested in teaching. Below you will find more information about the schedule and testimonials from previous students.

Informational Session

Tuesday December 13th from 7pm-8pm

Hear all about the training, who it’s for, what a typical day is like and get your questions answered. We look forward to seeing you.

Teacher Training Schedule

Session Times
Fridays 3pm-7:15pm | Saturdays 8am-5pm | Sundays 8am-5pm

Weekend 1
January 27: Welcome Circle, what is yoga, tadasana
January 28: Blueprint, 3 platforms, anatomy
January 29: Down dog, history of yoga, sequencing

Weekend 2
February 3: Anatomy, chanting, yoga sutras
February 4: Anatomy, meditation, practice teaching
February 5: Sequencing, adjustments, sutras

February 10, 11, 12

Weekend 3
February 17: Surya Namaskar, anatomy, chatturanga
February 18: Salutations, pranayama, practice teach
February 19: B series, sutras, pranayama

Weekend 4
February 24: Creative vinyasa, transitions, anatomy
February 25: Component parts, inversions, teaching
February 26: Inversions, sequencing, sutras

March 3, 4, 5

Weekend 5
March 10: Handstand help, anatomy
March 11: Twists, anatomy, pranayama
March 12: Side bends, anatomy, sutras

Weekend 6
March 17: Baby back bends, anatomy
March 18: Back bends, sutras, teaching
March 19: Beginners, class levels, adjustments

March 24, 25, 26

Weekend 7
March 31: Forward bends, anatomy
April 1: Forward bends, review, Ayurveda
April 2: Seated twists, sutras, ethics, injuries

April 7, 8, 9

April 14, 15, 16

Weekend 8
April 21: Restorative, anatomy, nervous system
April 22: Restorative, savasana, subtle body
April 23: Hips, prenatal, take home exam, final pose

Weekend 9
April 28: Arm balances, sequencing, anatomy
April 29: Core, teach, trauma sensitivity
April 30: Review, test prep, final teach practice

May 5, 6, 7

May 12, 13, 14

Weekend 10
May 19: Test, Sutras
May 20: Business of yoga, what comes next
May 21: Final teach with feedback, sutras circle


In 2004, I took my first teacher training with Nikki. It was also her first teacher training. We were the grateful guinea pigs with whom Nikki began to hone her craft, not just for teaching, but for teaching teachers. Nikki blends a beautiful integration of alignment precision steeped in yoga philosophy with a strong emphasis on the inner journey of pranayama and meditation. Nikki embodied a clear, articulate, and practical approach to yoga. Now almost 20 years later, her wisdom continues to grow and deepen through her current offerings. She is the quintessential teacher’s teacher. She knows what it takes to commit her life path to yoga from daily practice to nutrition, to the application of the yoga sutras in everyday living. These are things she instilled in us early. I went on to teach public classes in Marin for 13 years with a foundation in mindfulness-based flow and a strong emphasis on yoga psychology. Nikki helped to create a solid foundation that was never lost on me every time I unrolled my mat in front of my class. Her teachings are holistic, never just pose-focused, and prepared me as a teacher to offer this back to my students. A great teacher trainer is really the gift that keeps on giving. Nikki is exactly that.
Jonathan Pofsky, MFT

Owner, Marin Stress & Anxiety Center