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Beyond Passion, Find Purpose.

300 Hour Professional Yoga Teacher Training
with core faculty, Ashley Sharp and Nubia Teixeira

You’ve finished your 200 hr. Training or you’ve been teaching for a short time. Either way, you’re eager to learn more. You’re ready to turn passion into a philosophy. In this 300 hr. Teacher Training you’ll distill years of personal practice into a clear vision. Our mentors will help you articulate your beliefs and style in a teaching methodology authentically you. Through intensive study, hands-on practice and deep inquiry you’ll unpack your perceptions, ego and experiences leading to a new sense of purpose in your practice.

Learn to craft classes for a professional career. Debate yoga ethics and culture. Pick apart alignment and subtle anatomy. Over a year long journey you’ll find opportunities to customize your training with electives focused on topics unique to your interests. Create an experience that leads you to a path only you can make come alive. Make a choice to establish yourself as resource, a pillar of strength, a reservoir of awareness and love for those who seek to join you on this journey.

Program Dates

2018 Dates Coming Soon!
Namaste Berkeley

Program Structure

This training stands apart through our focus on infusing life with sacred touch points. We encourage sustainable and integrative methods for living a life that feels good and whole. Honoring each individual, we encourage you to step into your own voice. Hours of intentional, guided study  has been designed to help you share your personal message in the clearest way possible.

CORE IMMERSION (192 hours)

  • A one year immersion that meets over 16 weekends with core teachers Nubia Teixeira and Ashley Sharp.

ELECTIVES (50 hours)

  • Develop your areas of interest by selecting 50 hours of electives from Namaste’s robust continuing education program.


  • Attend weekly class with the core faculty teachers


Namaste’s 300 hour professional teacher training is a strongly experiential program with carefully crafted exercises and many practice teaching opportunities.  Each student will be closely mentored by the core faculty, given constructive feedback and supported in becoming the teacher you are meant to be.

This comprehensive program will cover a breadth of key topics including but not limited to:


The core faculty for this program is Ashley Sharp and Nubia Teixeira, each with over 15  years of experience.

ashley400Ashley Sharp, E-RYT began teaching yoga at the turn of the century.  She is known for her wit, practicality, and tenderness as an instructor. She grew up dancing, and brings to her classes a lifetime of body-knowledge and wisdom. She has studied yoga asana and philosophy in the United States and in India with Swami Dayananda, Erich Schiffmann, Patricia Sullivan and Sat Santokh Sing.

She has trained in yoga asana, yoga therapy and yoga nidra (a reclining meditation practice).  She completed both the “Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training,” (an 18 month program integrating Buddhism and yoga asana) and the ”Dedicated Practioner Program,” (a two year intensive study and practice program) through Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Ashley’s ongoing practice of Vipassana meditation leads naturally to her unique weaving of mindfulness themes into each class, simultaneously deepening her students’ physical and spiritual practice. She teaches retreats internationally and leads yoga teacher trainings in the Bay Area.

nubia-headshot-200A Brazilian-born yogini, Nubia Teixeira, E-RYT 500 has devoted herself to teaching different aspects of Yoga for the past 25 years. Perceiving Yoga as a Healing Art, Nubia’s refinement and devotion to this ancient practice is reflected in her unique teaching, overflowing with heartfelt compassion and inspiration. A longtime dancer in the classical Indian dance tradition Odissi, Nubia joyfully infuses her classes with it’s symbology and sacred geometry. She is the author of the CD “Pranayama: May Breath Be Our Prayer”, released by Sounds True.

Heart Flow Yoga is based on Bhakti and Hatha Yoga. In the heart of devotion we honor the physical body as an instrument of service. Flowing thru asanas, pranayama, prayer and mudras we begin to awaken the internal ocean of feelings, emotions and transformation, tuning into our divine purpose.

ada-lusardi-444175Ada Lusardi, ERYT 500 Ada’s classes and workshops marry the heart and science of yoga by offering nuanced and precise teaching with warmth and humor. Through the use of compassionate and clear direction, intelligent sequencing, and skillful hands-on adjustments, Ada’s teachings challenge and refine one’s yoga practice, regardless of age or ability. A self-professed “anatomy geek,” she leads classes, trainings and retreats throughout California’s Bay area and around the country. She is a graduate, and faculty member, of The Berkeley Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program, a long time student of Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin, and a perennial student of yoga and life.


For Core Module:  $3750

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before January 1, 2017 will receive a refund minus a $250 processing fee. NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER JANUARY 1, 2017.

Unlimited Yoga Membership is included for the duration of the training. 50 Hours of electives in immersions and trainings at Namaste not included in core module pricing.

Payment Plans + Scholarships are available. Please contact tt@ilovenamaste.com for more information.

Apply online:

Please follow this link to our online application. We can’t wait to hear from you!