Psychologically Sound Yoga Teaching

Online ~ Self Paced Course ~ Begin Anytime


teach with Psychologically Sound Yoga

and Applied Psychology for Yogis principles.


Course Description:

This continuing education teacher training is for both novice and seasoned teachers. The psychotherapeutic tools and somatic psychology principles offered here will serve you in teaching classes that transform and educate in combination with any style of yoga. 

Our time together will address all areas of the yoga classroom: setup, accessibility and equity, teacher student relationships, adjustments and ethical use of touch, demos, verbal and nonverbal contact, the purpose of theming and potential use of music, personal presence and resourcing, attention and awareness skills. 


What to Expect:

Convey the teachings of both traditional and contemporary yoga in ways that are accessible for the western psyche.

Create healthy and safe containers for students to experience themselves and the yoga? How do we increase the likelihood that learning can actually happen in a psychologically safe way.

Handle dual relationships in an ethical way.

Use music well, effectively, and ethically if at all.

Utilizing yourself as a teaching. 

Cultivating greater safety for ALL students. 

Understanding ethical touch and how to use touch in your classes to heal and help and honor boundaries and self sufficiency.

Theme classes in non projective ways that still inspire.

Create healthy contact with students.

Handle projections, demystify the pedestal and the guru complex, and cultivate the self sufficiency of the student. 

Create useful demos without intimidating or ingratiating students.

Building and supporting ethical relationships inside and outside the classroom.

Building healthy communities.

Assessing and maintaining you Scope of Practice.



8 recorded webinar classes with Livia roughly 90 (some a little more) minutes each in length. (12 contact hours)

TWO BONUS CLASSES: Two 90 minute lectures with Livia along with corresponding learning materials (3 contact hours)

 A resource library to continue and support your learning. 

1-3 video asana classes with Livia (ranging from 60-120 minutes) for each lecture to keep your practice fresh, gain new ideas and work on the themes presented in lecture.

Readings from a variety of sources to augment your learning.

Assignments to bring the teachings immediately into your teaching, classes and studios.

Assignments and journaling for personal inquiry and development.

A manual of information to download, keep, scribble on and implement.

Ongoing online support via email

15 minute office hours session with Livia to discuss class, your process and your inquiries as you begin class.

1 Mentoring session with Livia.

Ongoing online forum for discussion via Facebook.

A plethora of resources including handouts, learning tools, links, websites, video tutorials and more as they are useful to the discussion and learning.


All classes, materials, practices, forum, support are available for you to access through a dedicated website upon enrollment.

Lectures are available to view via streaming internet connection, audio download and video download.

Manual, readings and videos available streaming and downloadable.

Tuition: $500



Please Note:

We take pride in doing lots of stuff by hand, student by student. Please allow 48 hours for confirmation of your enrollment. A thorough welcome letter with all materials and access info is sent approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course.


I ask that you enroll in our courses in an invested and committed manner. A great deal of time, energy, expertise and attention to students and detail goes into each course. I ask you extend the same to us and your classmates.  

You have permanent access to the program materials of your cohort. Therefore I ask you please do not request a refund because you have not had time to go through the course in the way you expected or you could not attend specific sessions. I believe in the importance of responsible adult education. I am confident in both the importance and application of this work in enhancing and changing your personal and professional life. 

No refunds. No Partial refunds for missed sessions. No partial refunds on payment plans. No exceptions. 

In the event of major power outages, internet snafus, acts of god, mercury retrograde or other unexpected circumstances the session effected will be rescheduled in a manner agreed upon by all students rather than a refund issued.