Our 2019 200hr Yoga Teacher Training students have graduated! Thank you to our amazing Teacher Trainers and most of all to our new yoga instructors!

Stay tuned for our announcement for our next 200hr Teacher Training in 2020!

Pacific Yew Yoga offers a 12 week intensive training located in the Pacific Northwest in the Downtown Historic District of Albany, Oregon.


“When the yogi-in-training is established in Satya, there is great strength and fruition in all of his/her actions”.

We are happy to bring you Satya “Be True” 200 Hour Teacher Training!
Learn to “truly” teach yoga in a supportive learning environment where you will discover your individual voice and teaching style. We will cover a wide variety of different styles of yoga providing you with the techniques necessary for implementing proper alignment and skillful sequencing. You will explore the balance of science and the traditions of yoga through mindfulness, breath, asana, and self study. This training is designed for both the aspiring teacher or serious student with the desire for a greater understanding of yoga and your ability to integrate your practice on and off the mat. You will have a lot of fun and make lifelong friends too!
For more information and registration details contact Wendy Humphreys 541.829.0942 or email wendylou@pacificyewyoga.com

For more information and to register contact Wendy Humphreys 541.829.0942 or email wendylou@pacificyewyoga.com


200 hr Teacher Training Content, But Not Limited To:

  • Foundations: Styles & Practices of Asana

  • Pranayama

  • Building A Class

  • Mudras, Madras, Chanting & Meditation

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Pillars of Teaching

  • Finding Your Voice

  • Seeing and Understanding Bodies

  • Modifications, Props and Adjustments

  • Yoga For All Bodies

  • Business of Yoga

  • General Anatomy & Physiology And Energetic Anatomy

  • The Study of Traditional Yoga

  • Yoga Sutras

  • Bhagavad Gita

  • Sacred Mythical Stories

  • Concentrate on the Namas & Niyamas

  • The Science of Yoga & Ayurveda

  • Svadyaya ~ Self Study

  • Field Trips

Instructors for the Training 

Lead Trainer: Wendy Humphreys, E-RYT 200 & YACEP  

Hi, I am Wendy and I love teaching yoga to the people of the Willamette Valley. I love practicing yoga because it makes my life better and I know it will make your life better as well. Yoga will make you stronger, more emotionally balanced, and bring more clarity to your life. It takes patience and work to heal our bodies and souls. I received my first 200 hr. training at CorePower Yoga and then a CorePower level 2 training,  my journey then led me to  another 200 hr. Baptiste training  giving me the tools and inspiration I need to give my students a powerful yoga practice with benefits that improve every aspect of their life. I am super excited to be currently working on my 500 hr training that has included learning from Sarah Powers, Rod Stryker and Gary Kraftsow.  I teach a class for all people who want to grow and learn to live their truth and be the best version of themselves as they can possibly be. I am eager to go on this adventure with you.

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Trainer: Marilyn Polo, 200hr Sivananda  

Marilyn Śambhavi Polo has been practicing yoga, mediation, and Ayurveda for 20 years. She is a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher, having completed her in-depth training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island, Bahamas, in 2002. Marilyn continued her intensive studies in yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, karma yoga (selfless service), yogic lifestyle, and Vedanta philosophy while living at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in Woodbourne, NY, for over 18 months. She has lived and served at various Sivananda ashrams worldwide since that time, including assisting in yoga teacher trainings in Neyyar Dam, India. Throughout her spiritual life, Marilyn has had the privilege and fortune to have trained under and alongside advanced yogis, many of whom were direct disciples to highly evolved souls. As an instructor, Marilyn’s intent is to be able to share her vast knowledge of all things yoga, Vedanta, and Ayurveda in meaningful ways to a Western audience. Helping individuals connect to their divine nature and to live their truth is at the heart of the practice that she shares. Marilyn teaches traditional Sivananda-style hatha yoga classes that have a deep, meditative approach and focus on the breath. She believes yoga should be accessible to all body types and ages.

Trainer: Barry Glassman, 500 hr RYS

My relationship with yoga is an important grounding contribution to my spirit walk. The teachings layer in nicely with my connection to and practice of Native American Sweat lodge and philosophies, love of our Mother Earth and wisdom of the Self = the One. Practices and concepts I enjoy bringing to the mat and classes are: pranayama, meditation, chanting, asana, meridian energy, and learnings from ancient Indian texts. Love the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata and Upanishads just for the shear enjoyment of it; always something to learn or marvel at. Other Earthly enjoyments during the rest of life: reading, music, the out of doors, growing things (in the garden, heart & mind), cooking, any art project, carpentry, and broadening the circle of friends = family of the heart. Come practice together. Namaste.

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Trainer: Rose Kress, ERYT-500, CIAYT, YACEP

Rose Kress, Owner & Director of LifeForce Yoga, began practicing yoga in 1994 and has been teaching since 2004. She began studying with Amy Weintraub in 2002 as a means of finding ease from anxiety. After becoming certified to teach yoga, Rose began assisting Amy at workshops and the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training nationally and internationally. In 2016, she purchased LifeForce Yoga from Amy. Throughout her teaching career, Rose has focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga, teaching at hospitals, pulmonary centers, a chiropractor’s office. In 2017, she developed a yoga therapy protocol for veterans and active duty soldiers receiving treatment for substance abuse and PTSD at a VA Health Care Center in Tucson, AZ.

Rose is now the owner and director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute. She is the creator of the Best Practices Series, a number of CDs/mp3s, including Mantra Chanting with Rose, Yoga Nidra for Light & Clarity, & True Heart Yoga Nidra, and several LifeForce Yoga videos including LifeForce Yoga Practice for Light & Clarity, and LifeForce Yoga for an Open Heart. Rose also created the Essential Self-Care for Balance monthly program to support individuals in reconnecting with their sacred sense of self.

Ever the student, Rose continues her study of yoga with Rama Jyoti Vernon and Maria Mendola.

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Trainer: Kelsey Elliott, 200hr RYT

I have always been a seeker of light, love and growth. Yoga was brought into my life in 2007 and it continues to be the foundation of my existence. After completing a Reiki Master training in 2012, I was compelled to help others feel better with a holistic- preventative approach to their health. Starting with our youth, I took a children’s yoga teacher training in 2017 through Yoga Playgrounds out of Portland, Oregon. A year later completed a 200 hour training with Swastha Yoga International in Rapid City, South Dakota and a 200 hour training with Wild Thing Yoga Bend, Oregon.
Becoming more mindful of my peers, space, and body I ditched the “convenient” lifestyle and started shaping myself into the person I was meant to be. I love to share essential oils and aryvedic habits on and off the mat. When I’m not practicing yoga, I’m touching base with mother nature, chilling with my pup, making smoothies and sewing.
With roots in dance, my style is very free flowing and open to how your body moves you. Creating a space to connect with your body and let your mind go.
Movement is medicine and the more you flow, the more you grow.

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Trainer: Liz Hoffman, 200hr E-RYT, YACEP 

Elizabeth Hoffmann has been practicing yoga on and off for the last ten years. She began her journey in a small class with hardwood floors, traditional Hatha yoga, and a teacher she will never forget. Years later, she received her 200 hour teacher training at Nirvana School of Classical Hatha Yoga in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2013. Since then she has gone on to become an Oregon licensed massage therapist and vaginal steam facilitator. Now, Elizabeth is a Yoga Alliance certified continuing education provider for other yoga instructors (YACEP) and is an E-RYT which means she has taught over 1,000 hours of yoga. Additionally, Elizabeth is also a Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher, having completed her 60 hour education at Passion Yoga School & Bodywise Institute. Elizabeth’s yoga classes are influenced by the eight branches of yoga and alignment based concepts. Her goal is empowering the inner teacher in every student. She always offers modifications, props, and alternatives for every body; she constantly strives to make yoga accessible for every person who comes to class because she firmly believes yoga is for every person, regardless of their size, age, weight, abilities, gender, or experiences.




Pricing Structure

$500 deposit to hold your spot to attend the 200 hr. Satya “Be True” Yoga Teacher Training at Pacific Yew Yoga Studio
(deposit is non-refundable, credit towards tuition)

  • FREE membership at Pacific Yew Yoga. Includes any and all required asana and meditation classes at Pacific Yew
  • Yoga (classes at other studios are encouraged, but not included)
  • Required texts are additional and are all available on Amazon
  • Workbook and all other materials will all be provided
  • You will be paired with a Mentor during your training
  • Upon completion of all required classes, sessions and homework, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and be certified to teach yoga. At that time, if you choose, you may apply to Yoga Alliance to be a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT200).

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Contact Wendy by email wendylou@pacificyewyoga.com or phone 541.829.0942


Satya “Be True” 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training Application


In order to register you must contact Wendy at Pacific Yew Yoga wendylou@pacificyewyoga.com or call 541.829.0942

We look forward to hearing from you!


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