Yoga Teacher Training

Uplift Yoga
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

find your transformation.

Created by two passionate E-RYT-500 level instructors, who met in their advanced yoga teacher training, our training is designed to foster connection with others, discover and hone your unique voice and ultimately guide you to discover your true self through the teachings of yoga. 

Within this training, which meets and exceeds the latest required Yoga Alliance standards, you will find an invigorating mix of yoga philosophy blended with teaching skills, sequence building, an understanding of anatomy, while finding your unique and individual teaching voice.  

You will leave this course not only with a deeper understanding of yoga and stronger personal practice, but also empowered with the skills to teach, and equipped with the knowledge & support to share your gift of yoga with the community.  

Your YTT Guides


Brenda Norris, RYT-500, and owner of Uplift Yoga, believes EVERYONE needs yoga in their lives, and seeks to guide every individual in her class toward building a practice that works for them. A modern dancer in her past life, she immediately felt a connection to the yoga practice the moment she stepped on the mat, pleasantly accompanied by a change in her physical body, and a transformational shift in her thinking. She completed the Charm City Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training at YogaWorks, and immediately began teaching. Years into her teaching, she completed her 300-hour Advanced Studies yoga teacher training program at the Bhagavata-Sevaya school of yoga. Brenda’s approach to class is lighthearted, positive, and fun, and she welcomes all who step into her class to share in an ever-moving, music-driven, and breath connecting Vinyasa style flow, and begin moving toward discovering their own transformations.  She is elated to be sharing what she’s learned along the way and continues to learn each and every moment with all future students and teachers looking to expand their own yoga worlds.

Angelique Raptakis is an E-RYT200/RYT-500, YACEP Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Community Herbalist who looks to nature for inspiration, weaving its lessons into her classes. She believes that through the practice of yoga, we can more easily come to the connection between our body, our breath, our mind, and the universe we find ourselves in.

Angelique has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and found a sense of lightness and length in her body, less chatter in her mind, and heightened senses.  Yoga has helped her recover from injuries, work through grief, and manage anxiety.  She enjoys working with people in group classes and private sessions to facilitate a state of balance and connection between mind, body, and spirit, from the physical/material body to the energetic subtle body, through the use of asana, pranayama, and meditation.  

She has completed over 60 hours of training in Restorative Yoga, over 60 hours in Yin Yoga, over 30 hours of training in yoga nidra, completed the Surviving Assault (Yoga Essentials as Early Intervention Following Assault or Trauma) course with Diana Tokaji, and participated in numerous Ayurveda immersions.  She will always be a student of yoga and is deeply grateful for the continued loving guidance and wisdom of her teachers. To learn more about her classes, workshops, and retreats, visit


Guest Lecturers:

Machelle Lee, MA, E-RYT-500, CMT, YACEP Anatomy and Physiology

Darin Soma, C-IAYT, Yoga Philosophy, Sanskrit

Jayshree Surage, MYT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 200

Tiffany Kuo, RYT-500, Ayurveda

Taylor Fury, MS, CNS, LDN, E-RYT 200


Before joining us, please ensure you can fully commit to the following eight weekend dates, (Saturdays 9am – 5pm and Sundays 10:30am – 7:00pm),  attendance to 2 hours of  yoga class each week and 2 hours of guided online study per week. (yoga class times and online study time flexible)

Feb 6/7 
Feb 27/28 
March 13/14
March 20/21
April 10/11
April 24/25
May 1/2 
May 22/23
June 12/13

Required books: 

-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

-Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens 


Curriculum includes Yoga Humanities, history, philosophy, ethics, Anatomy, Physiology, biomechanics, asana, pranayama (breathwork) and subtle body, meditation, ayurveda, teaching methodology, professional development and practicum.  


Early commitment and paid in full cost (register by December 14, 2020):  $3200 

$3400 if registration and deposit received thereafter. 


Payment plans can be arranged by request.


$400 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance to program to hold your spot

Program limited to 12 students


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