• EARN up to 200 hrs Yoga Alliance Certifications or CE credits through the Center For Natural Living
  • Learn the ‘kinesiology’ of postures for injury prevention at any of our trainings or workshops
  • Study with authors and international educators
  • Extra Hours possible in Psoas work and Advanced Practice

This unique certification emphasizes daily meditation and encouragement of personal style that leads to better success in your practice and teaching.

For all Teacher Training locations & details, please visit


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“I have recently completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Jo Ann S. Jones and Irum Naqvi. Right before the training was to begin, I had become mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically drained. There were times when I did not think I was going to get through the training. With the support, encouragement, knowledge, and guidance of Jo Ann and Irum, I was able to finish my training, capturing a renewed spirit and well-being. My transformation would not have happened without Jo Ann’s and Irum’s deep love and expertise of yoga practice.”

“Genuine, well-informed and professional teaching with warm hearts, Jo Ann and Irum make for quite the pair!”

kula yoga

About the Location:

From website: Kula Yoga & Wellness: “Kula Yoga & Wellness is pleased to serve as your Community Center for Physical and Spiritual Wellness. “KULA” is Sanskrit for “grouping together, community, family”. We welcome you to join our “family” as your life journey continues to unfold. ”


Spring/Summer, 2016
Northwest New Jersey

Training Completed! New graduates are on their way to teaching and practicing yoga with renewed spirit and knowledge, we wish them much success in their endeavors…and will be posting 2017 trainings soon.

About the Training:

In 2016, spring/summer weekend training in Northwest NJ at Kula Yoga & Wellness, Stanhope NJ- come study with international authors and guest speakers for a full 200hr Certification sanctioned by Yoga Alliance:  contact Jo Ann  from this website for more information.

Northwest NJ 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training starts April 22 – 2 weekends/month through Aug 21st. Registration is currently underway – contact http://kulayogawellness.com for the registration form. Cost: $3,000; receive $200 discount if paid in full by March 1, registration closes March 15.

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About the Location:

From www.RanchoMargot.com: “Unique, enchanting and beautifully remote, Rancho Margot is a hidden gem near the Arenal Volcano and just 30-minutes from La Fortuna. Our Costa Rica eco-lodge in the rainforest is one of the country’s most exclusive getaways where boutique accommodation and farm-to-table dining go hand-in-hand with sustainable and self-sufficient practices.”


November 1-22, 2016 at

The training is on!  A few spaces still open, come join us for an immersion in yoga like no other…

About the Training:

3 Week 200 hr YTT (Yoga Teacher Training). A full immersion of yoga practice and teaching in one of the most beautiful places in the world. You won’t find a better training at such a great price anywhere in Costa Rica.

2016 prices: $1200 training, with choice of accommodations/meals ranging from $1500 to $2900. Contact Jo Ann through this website for more information.
I truly believe this is real yoga; learning how to live to your highest potential, from your highest Self, and taking what you know as good out into the world and living it. I don’t think this would have become so available to me if it wasn’t for Irum and Jo Ann as my teacher guides. They truly topped off this experience for me and I will always be a student of theirs for life. And, Rancho Margot has a life long fan, too! So much love for everyone involved in the training. It literally could not have been any more perfect.”
Kelly Thomas, Alaska


  • 200 plus hours of Hatha and Vinyasa training
  •  strong anatomical focus for the safety of each Asana
  • emphasis on teaching techniques and practice
  • detailed study of energy systems of nadis and chakras
  • yamas and niyamas as a way of life

This unique certification emphasizes daily meditation and encouragement of personal style that leads to
better success in your practice and teaching.

Find us on www.yogafinder.com or www.yogatrail.com: http://www.yogatrail.com/teacher/jo-ann-staugaard-jones-120453

From Irum Naqvi:
Author/yoga model for Stillness in Chaos