Professional Trainings

The professional trainings being offered by Evolution Training are the result of Michelle's search and study to find a practice that heals the body instead of hurting it, while balancing the mind and emotional body.  
The trainings will educate participants in a deep immersion into yoga and personal health, while also training them to be an excellent teacher with the ability to work with people of all ages and all levels of fitness, in class and private settings. 
Transformational Yoga Teacher Trainings and
Orthopedic Yoga Therapy  Certifications

These programs are the result of 20 years of experience as a yoga therapist and over 40 times directing therapeutic yoga teacher trainings, 20 years of seeing and experiencing so many yoga injuries and so many imbalances being driven deeper into students’ structures through uneducated asana. It emerged out of my search to release myself from the constant pain I was told I would have to live with at 29 years old and my intense study of human anatomy with my amazing teacher Tom Myers of “Anatomy Trains” fame. It works on three synergistic levels: educated movement, informed touch and neurological re-connection. 

200, 300 and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

The program we enter into Fall 2021 consists of two (2) sections: 200-hour and 100-hour. 
  • Participants can take the 200-hour section which will certify them as an Orthopedic Yoga Teacher.
  • Participants can take both sections for a 300-hour certificate which will allow for teaching Orthopedic Yoga Classes and working as an Orthopedic Back Care Specialist. 
  • The 300-hour certification may be combined with an existing 200-hour certification to receive a 500-hour certificate.
  • All hours may be matriculated into the 1000-hour Orthopedic Yoga Therapist degree program

200 Hour Certification

Transformational Vinyasa, and Level 1 Orthopedic Yoga Therapy

Next in person and live online session begins October 12, 2022
6 month program, one class per week and one weekend per month
At our partner studios, live online and by recording

This training teaches students how to teach Orthopedic Yoga Flow classes.

The word “vinyasa” means to connect. A “ Vinyasa flow” class is one in which the poses are connected and move rhythmically from one to the next. This enables the joints to be bathed in synovial fluid, the internal, healing lubricant of the body. In this course, all levels of flow are taught so students will be able to teach in every situation, to all students. Students leave fully prepared to teach all levels of classes ranging from power style, sweaty and exhilarating classes, to gentle, slow therapeutic flows. The best part is, all students will graduate knowing how to support and protect their students, even those working with constraints or injuries. You will never have to say “If this pose doesn’t work for you, feel free to come into Child’s Pose.”; because you will have the knowledge to modify those postures for those students to make it safe for them. 

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300/500 Hour Orthopedic Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders

Next in person and live online session begins October 2021
9 month program, one class per week and one weekend per month
At our partner studios, live online, and by recording

This certification is obtained by taking the 200-hour Orthopedic Yoga Therapy and the 100-hour Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders. An additional 200 hour certificate may be matriculated in for a 500 hour teaching certificate.

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100-Hour Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders


Next in-person and live session begins April 13, 2022 
3-month program, one class per week, and one weekend per month (April 22-24; May 20-22; and June 10-12)
At our partner studios, live online, and by recording

Led in partnership with Neuro-Psychologist Dr. David Callahan, Addiction Specialist Dr. Kristen Anderson, and Trauma Specialist Elisha Fernandes Simpson, LMSW, this 100 hour Yoga Therapy certification is where yoga and neurology intersect. Learn to treat mood disorders such as depression and anxiety; degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and MS; substance abuse, PTSD, and TBIs. Combining yoga therapy and trauma sensitive education, with neurology and psychiatry this truly holistic training provides a full spectrum approach. 

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Orthopedic Yoga Back Care Program (Spring 2023) 

Next in person and live online session begins April 2023
3 month program, one class per week and one weekend per month
At our partner studios, live online, and by recording

This course focuses on spinal care, as well as the rehabilitation of spinal injuries and conditions such as herniated disks, stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, pinched nerve and generalized back care. There is a microcosmic focus on the anatomy from the perspective of the joints, and a macrocosmic focus from the perspective of fascial tensegrity. These focuses allow us to both home in for a detailed view of the injurious site as well as to pan out, capturing a holistic perspective in an effort to both discover and alter the factors that are contributing to that injury. It teaches a combination of manual, movement and neuro therapies designed to rebalance and rehab the body from a holistic perspective. It focuses on treating individual clients to help them rehab from current and past injuries and educating groups on how to restructure and reorganize to prevent future injuries. 


Aligned Form Stand up Paddle Board Yoga Certification

August 28 and 29, 2021
10:00AM - 06:00PM
Creve Couer Lake - St. Louis, MO

Learn to bring yoga to the water!
From holding the paddle and entering the water, to the intricacies of teaching with alignment, this fun-filled weekend on the lake will fully prepare you to bring yoga to the board! 
A two day certification for yoga teachers and fitness professionals.
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