our
mission

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Elevate Yoga Education

We are raising the bar for yoga teacher trainings and continuing education! Through inspired leadership and selective collaboration, we are providing opportunities of the highest caliber for students of yoga to expand their horizons and develop their passions.

Our high quality yoga programming includes exceptional Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour foundational yoga teacher trainings and 300-hour advanced trainings and additionally goes well beyond the minimum standards by curating extraordinary continuing education in related areas of focus and specialization.

our
values

What inspires us

We are dedicated to educating extraordinary yoga teachers and providing valuable continuing yoga education for those who have a hunger for both academic and practical knowledge and are looking to hone their offerings to be passionate, authentic and inspired teachers. Our trainings pay homage to the eclectic and vibrant history of Yoga with a focus on Integrated Vinyasa Flow and its applications in modern society.

Integrated Vinyasa Flow is a style of Hatha Yoga rooted in intelligent, natural evolutionary patterns and emphasizes the broader impact of an individual’s Yoga practice. “Vinyasa” means to place intentionally and we believe a commitment to intentionality in both teaching yoga and living life will lead our graduates to be superlative teachers on and off the mat.

The quality of our programming is not only determined by the curriculum and hours of practice but also by the bonds that form between us. Without a doubt, you will be challenged, overjoyed, and awakened by CSOY Teacher Trainings. Humor is abundant. Quirkiness will be celebrated. Sorrow is shared. Appetite is stoked. Your unique contribution is considered essential. Our goal is not to turn out teachers who sound alike; but to illuminate and cultivate each student’s unique gifts.

Our Accreditation

Surpassing the minimum since 2007

We have been a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School in good standing since 2007. Each year we meet and surpass the minimum requirements to maintain our registration and are constantly developing curriculum beyond the Yoga Alliance Registered 200 and 300 hour programs to provide opportunities for continuing education and specialization. All our senior faculty meet or exceed the Yoga Alliance minimum experience requirements.

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our team

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Gina Caputo

School Founder & Director and Principal Teacher of the Boulder 200 & 300 hour Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education Programs. The Yogini On The Loose! www.ginacaputo.com

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Tracey Garcia

Our Director of Teacher Trainings and CSOY alum with a Masters of Arts in Teaching, Tracey is passionate about teaching others how to create a sustainable yoga practice while maintaining the passion that initially brought them to their mats. www.traceygarciayoga.com

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Louis Caputo

Louis is the man behind the plan to take CSOY far beyond the borders of Colorado and into your own home! He's our Director of Technology and the driving force behind our online offerings.

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Julia Clarke

Our subtle body and Ayurveda guru. Master of the lunar art of restorative, marma-chakra-nadi, and the practices involved in a living yoga practice. She is one of the founders of Mountain Soul Yoga in Edwards, CO and a passionate hiker and uphill skier. www.juliaclarkeyoga.com

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Andrea Bilderback

A licensed massage therapist and a CSOY alum, Andrea is a passionate anatomy and alignment teacher in addition to a strong, calm leader committed to curiosity and sustainability. www.andreabilderback.com

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Evan Soroka

Our lady in Aspen and our Viniyoga expert. She's a native mountain yogini specializing in therapeutic approaches to bringing yoga to everyone. www.evansoroka.com

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Leia Morrison

Seasoned yoga teacher, studio owner, mother and local politician, Leia is a person of passion! She is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style (infused with a hearty dose of humor & a spirit of playfulness) and compassion-centered philosophy. CSOY alum and owner of the Sanctuary yoga studio, Leia is our Western Slope Teacher Training affiliate!

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Jason Bowman

Our expert in imparting the historical philosophical teachings of hatha yoga and meditation with insight, character and humor to make them accessible to all. www.jasonbowmanyoga.com

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Mary Taylor

Our wisdom bearer - with over 40 years of yoga sadhana behind her, she brings inimitable insight to our students with her knowledge, calm nature and lively wit. Co-founder of the Yoga Workshop with Richard Freeman.

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Sarah Kucera

Dr. Kucera has enough knowledge for 3 lifetimes and still seeks more! She's an extraordinary yoga teacher, chiropractor and Certified Ayurveda Practitioner with a Masters in Ayurveda who artfully combines her passions into every class and session at her Sage Center for Yoga & Healing in Kansas City, MO.

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Sharon Prothe

A fitness and nutrition expert with a deep love for the way yoga impacts absolutely every aspect of our lives, this CSOY alum is a passionate teacher and leader in her community as the owner and director of Fit Formula in Kansas City, MO. www.sharonprothe.guru

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Barbara Fitzgerald

Barbara is a proud alum of CSOY based in Healdsburg, CA (wine country!) with an insatiable appetite for knowledge. The more she learns, the more she feels called to share with her students and her community, in the hopes of helping people sustain a lifelong endeavor of conscious evolution through the practice of yoga. www.yogawithbarbarajean.com

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Ange Stopperan

Ange a Yoga Teacher and CSOY Alum who specializes in Business Coaching and Mentoring Yoga Teachers who are looking to find their voice and clear direction on how to create their career path. She has combined her Yoga and 14 years of experience in marketing and advertising to help yoga teachers create their ideal business and tools for success. www.angestopperan.com

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David McConaghay

David is deeply trained in both the Sivananda yoga tradition and Ayurvedic science. He is an Ayurvedic practitioner based in Boulder and on the board of COLORAMA (Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association). He is a Vedic science enthusiast and a prolific writer and soccer player! www.SatsangEtc.com

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Kirsten Cooper

A CSOY alum with a Masters of Science in Integrative Physiology, a profound love for the outdoors, and a vast curiosity for the human body and mind and all of their extraordinary capabilities.

students
say

Gina absolutely lives her yoga and inspires all those around her to do the same. She has a wealth of knowledge and knows how to transmit it with both a sense of the sacred and a sense of humor. These teacher trainings will help you step into living up to your highest potential and then teach others to do the same!

Jen D, student

They put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into the preparation, the materials, and the transmission of the deep body of knowledge that comprise her teacher training offerings. The result is nothing short of an extraordinary learning experience for students.

James C, student

The most depth and organization of any workshop or training I have ever taken. And, this ability to be knowledgeable and passionate about what you are teaching dedicated to the transmission of it, while still being real and fun, is unique to you in the world of teacher trainings.

Sarah K, student

This superb training is an investment in empowerment! Gina's passionate commitment to teaching shows in every detail, and has given me the confidence and skills to bring yoga to a unique niche.

Beth W, student

CSOY is a space for people to become the protagonists of their own lives. The quality of education is the best, bar none and you are encouraged to integrate the materials into your own unique offering. The CSOY culture empowers students to challenge the status quo of yoga instruction with an intelligent, energetic collaboration of faculty, alumni, and peers!

Kirsten C, student

The Colorado School of Yoga stands out as an institution where yoga teachers, both aspiring and experienced, can explore the depths of the practice in an intimate setting that’s tailored to fit their educational needs. I appreciate the school’s non cookie cutter approach and received far more than I expected from my trainings.

Dan C, student

Colorado School of Yoga offers a yoga curriculum that is relevant to the yoga teacher refining their craft and the yoga enthusiast who applies the beneficial techniques of yoga to their personal and professional lives alike. These programs are much more than practicing physical yoga and go beyond learning material; they are catalysts for students of yoga to develop a personal symphony of meaning about why they practice and teach. This training training celebrates the individuality in all of us and ties us together in the comfort of our shared love for the practice of yoga.

Caitlin K, student