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Pure Flow™ 200hr Teacher Training Program: The Foundation





Pure Flow™ Vision

The art of teaching yoga requires sensitivity, compassion and understanding, as well as lots of practice, technical and therapeutic knowledge. Pure Flow™ teacher training program is designed for your own essence to radiate through, to communicate your own voice and expression of yoga naturally and with ease. To that intent, it is important as you read this, for you to explore the power of this modality. One must become free of the ego’s attachment of “Am I good enough to teach?” Yes, you are! If you truly care to give, to serve, to inspire yourself and others, you are indeed a strong candidate for teacher’s training. It’s about the joy of learning, not intimidation. Pure Flow’s teacher training program is carefully designed to inspire you and allow you to open to your full potential. Welcome!

Pure Flow™ 200 hour teacher training offers something different from all the other programs out there. This training is unique, like you. Every yoga practitioner is different and arrives on the mat with a distinctive set of strengths, challenges, and goals. Because there is no cookie-cutter yogi, there can be no one-size-fits-all approach to the sacred art of teaching yoga. Under the expert guidance of Elinore Cohen (E-RYT 500), you will find your individual gift, discover that the teacher is already inside you, and lay the foundation for that teacher to emerge.

As a student of this program, you will participate in class meetings, intense but fun practices, and lectures that are structurally similar to other programs. You will study the Sutras, integrate the knowledge of functional anatomy into your practice, and have the assurance of completing a program that is registered with Yoga Alliance. Weekends are broken down into categories of asana, such as standing poses, inversions, backbends, twists, hip openers, and the subtle body, to name just a few.

But there is so much more than the industry standard with the Pure Flow teacher training program. There is extensive time for practice teaching and individual feedback. Hours are devoted to learning and practicing hands-on adjustments. There is also the sense of community within the training, and the joy that comes from surrounding yourself with like-minded practitioners who care about your progress and want to see you “blossom,” whether your goal is to teach yoga or to advance and deepen your practice.

Pure Flow™ 200hr Teacher Training Participants Will Be Trained In:

  • Intensive, alignment-based yoga asana practice and study.
  • Yoga specific anatomy and physiology (movement anatomy).
  • Principles of “Vinyasa Flow” (creating intelligent flow sequences which link movement with breath).
  • Principles of pranayama.
  • The yoga sutras and yoga philosophy (history of yoga).
  • Yoga philosophy and ancient texts and teachings.
  • Subtle anatomy including chakras and koshas.
  • Introduction to meditation.
  • The art of teaching yoga, including practice teaching (teaching methodology & practicum).
  • Introduction to specialty yoga (prenatal, postnatal, yin yoga, yoga therapy, etc.).
  • Hands-on adjustments (effective communication through hands-on adjustments and clear verbal cues).
  • Intelligent sequencing for all levels (teaching beginners through level 2-3 and 3).
  • The business of yoga.
  • Teaching private yoga sessions.

It’s time to transform your yoga practice…and your life!


First Session — September: Fri 9/23, Sat 9/24, Sun 9/25, Mon 9/26

Friday: Welcome Session
Saturday: Externally Rotated Standing Poses
Sunday: Externally Rotated Standing Poses
Monday: Surya Namaskara Part 1
Wednesday: Surya Namaskara Part 2, Introduction of Independent Final Project

Second Session — October: Sat 10/1, Sun 10/2, Mon 10/3, Wed 10/5

Saturday: Neutrally Rotated Standing Poses
Sunday: Neutrally Rotated Standing Poses
Monday: Teaching Methodology – Principles of Practice and Teaching
Wednesday: Sequencing Methodology – In Depth Sequencing Development

Third Session — October: Sat 10/8, Sun 10/9, Mon 10/10, Wed 10/12

Saturday: Hip Opening, Psoas and Hamstring
Sunday: Hip Opening, Psoas and Hamstring
Monday: Thoracic Spine – Upper Back Opening, Yoga Philosophy, Development of Independent Final Project
Wednesday: Heart Opening – Lower Back Protecting, Development of Independent Final Project

Fourth Session — October: Sat 10/15, Sun 10/16, Mon 10/17, Wed 10/19

Saturday: Twisting – Seated and Standing
Sunday: Twisting – Seated and Standing
Monday: Shoulder Girdle and Shoulder Opening
Wednesday: Yoga Philosophy, Business of Yoga Part 1

Fifth Session — October: Sat 10/22, Sun 10/23, Mon 10/24, Wed 10/26

Saturday: Backbends, Chair Backbends, Forward Bends
Sunday: Backbends, Chair Backbends, Forward Bends
Monday: Backbends Revisited and Backbend Counterposes
Wednesday: Yoga Philosophy, Business of Yoga Part 2

Sixth Session — October: Sat 10/29, Sun 10/30, Wed 11/2

Saturday: Inversions and Cool Down
Sunday: Inversions and Cool Down
Wednesday: Restorative Yoga, Relax and Renew Yoga, Yin Yoga

Seventh Session — November: Sat 11/5, Sun 11/6, Mon 11/7, Wed 11/9

Saturday: Pelvic Floor, Arm Balances, Creative Transitions, Abdominals and Core Strengtheners
Sunday: Pelvic Floor, Arm Balances, Creative Transitions, cont.
Monday: Pranayama – Principles and Practices
Wednesday: Pre and Post Natal Yoga

Eighth Session — November: Sat 11/12, Sun 11/13, Mon 11/14, Wed 11/16

Saturday: Advanced Asana – Arm Balances, Yoga Philosophy
Sunday: Advanced Asanas – Inversions, Yoga Philosophy
Monday: Yoga Philosophy, Subtle Body; Chakras, Vayus, Nadis, etc.
Wednesday: Yoga For Early Childhood, School Age Children and Teenagers

Ninth Session — November: Sat 11/19, Sun 11/20, Mon 11/21

Saturday: Advanced Asana – Backbends
Sunday: Advanced Asana – Backbends
Monday: Yoga Philosophy and Introduction To Ayurveda

Tenth Session — December: Sat 12/ 3, Sun 12/ 4, Mon 12/ 5

Saturday: How – To Teach and Work With Beginners
Sunday: How – To Teach and Work With Beginners
Monday: Yoga Philosophy – Bhagavad Gita

Eleventh Session — December: Sat 12/10

Saturday: Final Practicum, Independent Final Project Presentation and Diploma Ceremony


SATURDAYS, and SUNDAYS: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and “Select” FRIDAYS: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

608 Moulton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031


No formal experience is required to enroll in the Pure Flow teacher training program. However, we do recommend that you have had at least six months of regular practice prior to the start of the course.


Tuition includes: Pure Flow yoga teacher training sessions, training “manuals”, and free attendance at ALL regularly scheduled classes at Pure Flow Yoga Institute between September 23, 2016, and December 10, 2016. Reading list books NOT included. Non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of $500 is included in initial tuition payment.


Early “EARLY” Bird Discount: $2000
Paid on or before July 10, 2016

Early Bird Discount: $2800
Paid on or before August 1, 2016

Full Cost Tuition: $3500 After August 1, 2016
Inquire about our Installment Plans* at: Hello@PureFlowYogaInstitute.com *On Full Cost Tuition ONLY!

Any and All “Current” Yoga Teachers May Take the Pure Flow Yoga Teacher Training Program for:
$2500, payable by the Early Bird Date: August 1, 2016


Cancellations received on or before 9/22/16 will be charged a $500 cancellation fee. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing to Hello@PureFlowYogaInstitute.com by 9/22/16. ***No refunds will be issued after 9/23/16***


You must attend at least 70% of the sessions above to receive a diploma. If you miss 30% or less of training
sessions, you may make them up at **no charge** in ANY subsequent Pure Flow Yoga Teacher Training program anywhere… Anytime!

Questions about Pure Flow Call: (818) 927-3085
Information at www.ElinoreCohenYoga.com or PureFlowInstitute.com

Sign up at www.ElinoreCohenYoga.com, PureFlowInstitute.com or in person.

TT Information Sessions – Meet & Greet:
Sunday: August 14, 2016 2:00pm – 4:00pm

What about books? Are they included in the training price?

You will receive two very detailed student manuals which are included in the training price. Homework assignments are given weekly and will require reading from other books selected by your teacher, but it may not be necessary for you to purchase all of them. We have found that our trainees are happy to share many of their materials; the local library has all of them as well

How will I know if I’m accepted?

The first step to acceptance is always a conversation. Depending on your current relationship with our studio, your acceptance could be immediate and in-person. If you are unfamiliar with Pure Flow™ teacher training program, you may wish to get on the phone, or begin an email dialogue, with one of our staff to discuss the general requirements, then come to a class led by your teacher, and go from there. We are open to everyone who has an open heart!

Do I have to be an advanced yogi to enter Pure Flow™ Teacher Training?

No! Remember, Pure Flow™ teacher training program is for practitioners who wish to deepen their practice, as well as for those who wish to teach someday. If you have a regular yoga practice and possess the maturity required to delve deeply into a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual learning experience, this program is for you! Please feel free to speak with us if you have any concerns about your own readiness.

How many students participate in each training?

We keep it small in order to foster individual attention. You will become a close-knit group of loving yogis!

What if I miss a class?

Not to worry. While we would like you to be present for every session of your training, we understand that everyone has a life, three months contain a lot of weekends, and sometimes it’s impossible to be at every meeting. Just be up front about absences with your teacher. Usually you will just make up the missed portion of your training in a subsequent series-training program. Your eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance may be delayed, but it’s nothing serious.

How long does the homework take?

It takes as long as it takes… Enjoy the reading and writing processes. Your completion of the assignments (which are thoughtfully designed by your teacher to align with the progression of the program) is necessary for your eventual certification. There is no letter grading, so there is no need to stress about making your writing perfect. Just make it thoughtful.

Will I be ready to teach yoga once I complete the 200 hour teacher training program?

Most definitely. Every one of our graduates has been amazed at their readiness to teach this sacred practice to others once they finished the program! We have had several trainees who have gone through other, more widely known 200 hour programs, only to graduate without the confidence to teach. Once they came through Pure Flow™ teacher training program that was a different story…not only were they ready, but they LOVED teaching!

If the path of a yoga teacher is one you wish to walk, Pure Flow™ teacher training program is the bridge to lead you there! We welcome you and encourage you on this incredible journey to sharing your gifts and talents with your community! Namaste!

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