Immerse into the study and practice of Yoga!

Next Training will begin July 2016.
dates announced soon

The True Nature Yoga Studies Program is a comprehensive study of the teachings of Yoga and ideal for the aspiring Yoga student who wishes to deepen their personal practice and gain a more complete understanding of the vast tradition of Yoga.

At True Nature, groups are kept to an intimate size allowing room for personal interaction and individual expression. We value the spiritual roots of the Yoga tradition and provide a solid foundation for a life long, holistic Yoga practice. Diving into the therapeutic and subtle aspects of Yoga this program encourages exploration of the individual experience and recognizes that every body has distinct needs and limitations. Each Yoga student is unique and our training emphasizes how to teach safely to a diverse range of people. While we cover yoga postures in depth we also inspire teachers and students to embark on a path of self-inquiry and spiritual growth. We honor all yoga styles and lineages.

Participants will learn:

  • Patanjali’s Raja Yoga - Ashtanga Yoga
  • Therapeutic Application of Asana
  • Subtle Body Anatomy - Chakras & Nadis
  • Alignment Principles, Modifications, Contraindications & Benefits of Numerous Postures
  • Designing, Sequencing & Pacing a Yoga Class 
  • Ethical Aspects of the Yoga Profession
  • Assisting & Adjusting Students
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • How to Create a Safe Learning Environment
  • Processes for Self Study, Enhanced Personal Practice
  • Practice Teaching, Giving and Receiving Feedback

The Yoga Studies program is in accordance with the Yoga Alliance National Standards and includes in-depth study and experience in:
• Practice and Training in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
• Philosophy and Ethics including Yama and Niyama
• Anatomy and Physiology – Physical and Energetic
• Yogic Lifestyle, Diet and Balanced Living
• Effective Teaching Methodology

The 200 Hour Yoga Studies program also covers the following special topics:

  • Restorative Yoga
  • Chair, Gentle and Senior Yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Kids/Teen Yoga
  • PreNatal Yoga
  • The Business of Yoga

The 7-day Immersion: The Essence of Yoga

is the first step.

The next immersion is offered

July 2016 (dates announced soon)

After attending the Immersion and to continue your comprehensive study, the group will meet for 1 Saturday and 11 Sundays from 9:00am - 5:30pm on the following dates: check back for dates soon.

You'll also participate in the Apprenticeship portion of the program to qualify for 200 hour Certificate of Completion. Apprenticeship hours are flexible and scheduled during live classes with your Mentor Teacher. Current Mentor Teachers include: Leslie Denny, Danielle Fowler, Gale Gibbons, Melanie Wassman & Evelyn Wittman.


Program Benefits

  • All required books are included in the price of tuition.
  • Unlimited $5 classes at Yoga Oceanside during the program.
  • 10% discount in boutique at Yoga Oceanside.
  • True Nature School of Yoga Training Manual
  • Organic Canvas Tote Bag and Journal

Registration includes all required textbooks. Upon receiving your application and registration for the program, you receive all the books you will need for the program.

Program Tuition:

7 day Immersion:  $700.00

YTT Program: $2,000 (Must attend Immersion first.)

Program Total Tuition: $2,700.

Payment plans are available. Please don't hesitate to express your specific need regarding payment. True Nature School of Yoga does not turn away dedicated students due to financial hardship. Partial scholarships are available. Please apply early and mention your interest in receiving a scholarship.

Military Spouse: We accept Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program is an employment assistance program that provides financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation. Spouses of eligible military can apply and receive financial assistance for the full amount of tuition. To establish a MyCAA Account please visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal online at

1. Please download and fill-out the Application Form.

2. Send a check (made payable to True Nature) to:
Danielle Fowler
603 Seagaze Drive, #424
Oceanside, CA 92054

3. Or, to make a payment online with a credit card click here





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- Rumi





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- Martin Luther King Jr.




"I absolutely loved this program. The YTT deepened my personal practice and my entire view of life. This program was honestly a blessing in my life and I love the connection I was able to make with everyone in the class. I also enjoyed touching on so many aspects of the yogic philosophy, including chakras and ayurveda, as well as, all the specialty areas of yoga like prenatal, kids, senior, chair, gentle, etc. I feel we received a very thorough and inclusive training program."
- Krysten N.

"The [YTT] program has been an amazing journey about keeping the total body happy - not only the physical, but the mental, spiritual and personal bodies as well. I feel I have found a more important purpose in life. . . the program has created a deep sense of purpose and peace within me."
- Kanoe H.

For more testimonials and guest teacher bios visit the Faculty & Graduates page.

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