STARTS JANUARY 22, 2020
Welcome! If you landed on this webpage, there must be a reason. You might be called to learn more about your personal yoga practice or you might have a deep, burning desire to share the practice with others. Whatever your reason, I am so glad that you are here.
The Angela Wagner Yoga Teacher Training (AWYTT) is designed to turn students who love yoga into teachers who can transform lives. This program is unique and comprehensive in that it offers both practical instruction as well as tools to enhance your personal growth.
Ultimately, the AWYTT will provide you with the ability to teach – and live – from a place of confidence and compassion. I am proud of the program and our graduates. Together, we have inspired thousands of people to practice yoga. Graduates have gone on to teach yoga classes and start yoga outreach programs in schools, rehab centers, women’s shelters, corporations, fitness centers, and yoga studios across the globe.
While I love working in person with students, I have noticed a growing trend over the past several years. We have become chronically busy. Work, family, and travel fill up schedules and don't leave much room for 200-hour trainings. The bottom line is that you need to spend quality time on learning if you want to become a great yoga teacher. But, just because you can't give up all of your weekends doesn't mean you shouldn’t be able to become a yoga teacher.
Online training gives you the freedom and flexibility to follow your passion, and possibly even change your career, without having to give up precious family time or miss out on travel. All of the sessions are recorded and available in the membership site at any time of the day or night. You can fit the work in when it works for your schedule and you can log in from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a laptop and a WI-FI connection. Your schedule will no longer hold you back!
One of the biggest benefits to this training is that you can go back and watch the material and take notes as needed. Have you ever been in a class where you just couldn’t write your notes fast enough to keep up with what the teacher was teaching ? Now you can simply pause, take notes, rewind, and rewatch as often as you like. Even my in-person teacher trainees have asked for this benefit and are jealous about this aspect of the online format!
First, let me introduce myself. My name is Angela Wagner. I am a yoga teacher, trainer, studio owner, life and wellness coach, wife, and momma of two littles. I have been working in the health and wellness space for over 20 years.
After being laid off from my advertising and marketing job just two years out of college, I decided that the Universe kicked me out of the corporate world for a reason and I became a full-time yoga, fitness instructor, and personal trainer.
In 2004, I founded YogaSport Dallas (which is still thriving today) and in 2010, I delved even deeper into the personal development side of things and became a certified Yoga Life Coach and Cooper Trained Wellness Coach.
Through yoga and coaching, I am committed to empowering people to master their yoga and master their lives.
Although I have studied with many yoga masters throughout my time, my mentor and teacher is Baron Baptiste. I started training with Baron in 2002 and absolutely fell in love with the Baptiste Power Yoga practice. It’s powerful, intuitive, athletic, and accessible. It doesn’t ask practitioners to get into dangerous pretzel-like positions.
The practice is a beautiful marriage between a flowing sequence of postures and healthy alignment and anatomy. But the most powerful and impactful part of the practice is the life tools that you learn as you continue this practice.
I went from being a stressed out young woman trying to figure out who I was and how to be happy, to being a powerful change agent, wife, mom, and coach.
"I have never met an individual who cares and teaches to others with so much good intention. Angela is amazing! I have nothing but good words and an insane amount of respect for her. I’m so happy I didn’t go train with anyone else!"
I have been doing this work for over twenty years. I have hundreds of thousands of hours of experience teaching yoga, training people on how to teach yoga, and running a thriving yoga studio. I have also taught yoga at eight additional locations at one time (gyms, YMCA’s, hotels, etc), so I can speak from real world experience on not only how to teach yoga but how to get a job teaching yoga. I will teach you what you actually need to know to be successful in this business vs. spending endless hours on theory and ideas.
I value efficiency. Many online trainings boast that they have thousands of hours of videos and content. I don’t know about you, but that makes me want to run for the hills. Who has the time (or desire) to watch that many videos? While this is a comprehensive 200-hour program, the material is delivered efficiently and effectively. I will not create two-hour videos where you are forced to either tune out or fast forward. Each video and audio will be interesting and essential to your learning process.
I will teach you how to brand yourself as a yoga instructor and how to maximize your social media following. You will learn how to develop and execute material for podcasts, blogs, and social media posts in order to build your online following. Staying fresh, relevant, and active in your marketing is a key component to your long term success. My background in marketing and advertising has helped me continue the long term success of my studio and brand, and I’ll be sharing tips and secrets to help you succeed.
Unlike many online trainings, there is an important live component. There will be weekly calls over Zoom. Although we highly recommend being available for the live calls, they will be recorded.
Live calls will allow us to create a tight-knit and trusting community. You are never alone in this training. You will also have access to a private Facebook group so that you can connect with your classmates on a regular basis.
"Angela creates a learning environment that is rich and diverse not only in materials, but in trust and honesty. Every activity is geared to making every student an effective teacher who is teaching from an authentic place."
Our LIVE calls are the best part of this training. Not only will you be able to get all of your questions answered, but we will also deepen the conversation and content as a community.
During Asana Labs, we will be reviewing the alignment, anatomy, and assisting of postures. You will submit pictures of yourself doing each posture and in the calls we will work together to access alignment and learn how to break down and teach the postures to each individual. We will also workshop poses in real time.
Why? While the videos, downloads, and anatomy books provide the details you need to understand the postures, it’s imperative that you can identify misalignments and teach to individual bodies. In the calls, we take the learning out of theory and into real world practice.
Oooooh, this is my favorite. Our Life Work calls will be the personal development and transformation portion of the training. This is my speciality. I have been a life coach since 2010 and love helping people improve and feel more empowered in their lives. I can’t wait to help you uncover the blocks that are stopping you from living your best life!
Do you want to change careers? Need a kickstart to change your diet? Want to own your own business? Ready to change a relationship? Need a catalyst to make a change? These are just a few examples of major life changes that people have gone through during and after my trainings.
Why? This work is essential if you want to be a great yoga teacher who can make a true difference in people’s lives. You know those teachers who inspire you to live a better life? I can almost guarantee that their personal development work is the reason that they are able to guide and support you in such a profound way.
During the Mind Lab, we will dive deep into mindfulness practices including meditation, concentration, and visualization. Don't worry if you are new to mindfulness practice, we start simple. We will often do a mindfulness exercise together during our calls.
Why? It’s important for a yoga teacher to have a daily meditation practice in order to be centered, focused, and intentional. You will learn ways to decrease your reactions, anger, anxiety and more. You will also learn how to teach these mindful practices to your students.
Get ready to learn about real life tools that will help you and your students reduce stress, improve your mood, have more self-love, and balance your energy. Some examples of real world tools are learning how to use essential oils, affirmations, the study of chakras, and more.
Why? Yoga is just one piece of the wellness puzzle. As a yoga teacher, people will look to you for guidance in all areas of their lives. Having some tools that you have used and can recommend to them will help tremendously, and help them continue on their journey to whole health and wellness.
The Teaching Lab calls will help you hone your skills of teaching to real people, not the people in your head. We will review and practice my eight teaching techniques, learn how to facilitate energetics in a class, and other essential teaching elements such as timing, pacing, and tempo.
Why? In order to be a great teacher, you must put your teaching into action. Many trainings (online and in person) spend the majority of the time talking about teaching instead of having the trainees practice teach. The only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice. On these calls, we will be in a virtual yoga class together and you will teach to your fellow yoga students all over the world.
"This experience has been far more powerful and personal than I could have ever imagined. Angela has a gift for seeing, supporting and guiding you where you want to go. It’s not always easy, but it’s always amazing."
Functional Anatomy Instructor
Yoga has been a part of Christopher’s life for over 10 years—a passion spurred from the high stress ad agency life. With practice, Christopher discovered that yoga could calm his anxieties, strengthen his body, and set him up for success in many avenues of life.
He has been teaching yoga and yoga workshops since 2010, and earned his 500-hour certification through Angela Wagner’s Teacher Training programs. He loves inversions, arm-balances, and is fascinated by that anatomy that makes it possible.
Renee Adams started practicing yoga in 2007 and completed her 500-Hr Teacher Training this year. She started her meditation practice in 2008. She taught a course called Mastery of Consciousness at a non-profit in Dallas. The course consisted of concentration, meditation and visualization exercises. Over time with these practices, she experienced a shift in mindset and perspective that has allowed her to be more centered and alleviate anxiety and depression. She is passionate about helping others on their self growth and awareness journey.
Nicole is a mom, wife, writer, podcaster, 200-Hr Certified Yoga Instructor, and decluttering maniac. Her mission in life is to live simply and to spread joy and sunshine wherever possible. Yoga has been part of Nicole’s world for more than 15 years. She received her 200-Hr Teacher Training and Teacher Assistant Certifications through Angela Wagner. She has been teaching challenging and fun yoga classes for over 4 years. Becoming a teacher was a way for her to delve deeper into the practice that she loves and learn how to share this gift with others.
Stacy has been an avid yogi since 2001. In order to get a better understanding of the physical postures, she joined teacher training in 2008 and promptly announced during introductions that she had “no interest in teaching yoga” – thousands of hours, and hundreds of students later, she is a 500-hour E-RYT. Her passion lies in guiding “baby teachers” to their full potential and certification. She is also a certified life coach and gains inspiration by working 1:1 with women facing life shifts.
2nd Level Reiki Practitioner
Once an avid runner and rucker, Peri sought out yoga to maintain fitness and sanity. As a second level reiki practitioner, she now wants to impact others by sharing healing and balance between mind, body, and spirit. Balancing the chakras or the body’s energy flow promotes health and healing, ultimately becoming more connected to your body and spirit. Peri currently serves as an official court reporter in Dallas County and lives with her pets Truvy and Buddy.
This training is for anyone who wants to deepen their practice and/or teach yoga. It’s geared toward the busy yogi who can’t give up their full weekends to train due to kids, travel, work, and LIFE. It’s also accessible to anyone in the world so we will have a global class of yogis.
YES there will be live sessions where we will meet as a group over Zoom. While you can watch the material whenever you have time (in your hotel room while traveling for work, at 10pm when the kids finally are asleep, etc), we will meet live to go over the material, practice teach, and work through powerful personal development exercises. Having a community, feedback, and support system is KEY to your success as a teacher. And, the Zoom sessions will be recorded so if you can’t make one, no problem!
The live portion of the training will run be between 3-4 months. You have one year after the start of training to complete all of your requirements.
Absolutely! You will receive a legit Angela Wagner 200-Hr Teacher Training certification.
The simple answer is no. My in-person trainings have been approved by YA since 2009, but YA has not gotten with the times. While this training covers more than YA even requires, they do not accredit online schools. However, YA is a private organization that does not check the quality or integrity of its approved schools. It is also not required for yoga teachers to have a YA certification in order to get insurance or a job. Very few of my in-person trainees choose to get their YA certification because they simply don’t need it and do not see a benefit. Your 200-Hour certificate will give you the same job opportunities and will not say that it was taken online.
Much of this training is influenced by the Baptiste Power Yoga practice. I have taken this style and added my own techniques and content to create a truly comprehensive and powerful training.
The style of yoga you will learn is powerful, intuitive, athletic, and accessible to all-levels of yoga practitioners. It doesn’t ask practitioners to get into dangerous pretzel-like positions. The practice is a beautiful marriage between a flowing sequence of postures and healthy alignment and anatomy. But, the most powerful and impactful part of the practice is the life tools that you learn as you continue this practice.
Yes there is a payment plan that allows you to pay over several months. The pricing is usually released on this page about 1-2 months before each session begins. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list so that you get notified of release dates, early bird discounts, and freebies. Sign up for the free audio download on this page and that will put you on our email list.
I am thrilled to say that Christopher Roberson is guest teaching the anatomy portion of the training with me. He is an expert in all things anatomy, yoga, and funny business so we will have a lot of fun together. These videos will not be boring, I can tell you that. There are also some live audio components from my most recent in-studio training. These audio sessions are engaging and informative and you will feel like you are in the studio with the class!
I would love to connect with you! Email me at [email protected] and I will setup a time for us to meet and chat over Zoom.
You will need to purchase books and an essential oils kit for the training. Once you enroll, we will send you the list of required materials.
A 200-Hr YTT is a big investment of your time and money. We recommend signing up as soon as you possible. The earlier you sign up, the more time you have to order your materials, start reading the books, and watching the videos. Although you have a ton of flexibility in this training, you have to put in the time and effort in order to be successful. Getting a head start is a recipe for success.