Darling Yoga

Teacher Training

Darling Yoga is a registered yoga school through Yoga Alliance.   Our RYS 200 program prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently, covering the topics of asana and alignment, pranayama, sequencing and language, anatomy of movement, assisting and adjusting, meditation, mudras and chanting, and yoga philosophy. This program meets 10 weekends over an eight-month period providing ample time for digesting the information and putting it into real-life action.

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour training program, we offer an Advanced RYS 300 program. The 300-hour Advanced Yoga Studies Program emphasizes a deep study and understanding of yoga philosophies and practical applications of the eight limbs of yoga both on and off the mat. Students will build on their foundational knowledge from the 200-hour program and use it to enrich their abilities to both practice  and share all aspects of the yoga practice. The advanced course of study gives you the tools and understanding to become a master teacher who can think outside the box and adapt the science of yoga for each and every kind of student. Graduates of the Advanced Yoga studies are eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance and combine the 200 and 300 hour trainings to register as a RYT 500.



with Christy Burnette and Emily Darling

Meets 10 weekends over eight months. All hours accredited by Yoga Alliance. Registration now open.

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with Christy Burnette and Emily Darling

Meets 11 weekends over a 12 months.  Additional elective contact hours are required to complete required contact hours for Yoga Alliance requirements.

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Lead Trainers


Christy Burnette

Christy is an exceptional trainer focused on wellness through personal awareness. Among the first to be certified by Anusara founder John Friend, Christy is senior-level registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500). In every class, Christy implores her students to “Be the lump of clay and the sculpture too: a Universe of unlimited potential.” She believes that every yoga teacher has a message to share with the world that is far larger than simply aligning parts of the body.

Christy’s yoga background is in rehabilitation and personalized training for people of all levels of mobility. Christy travels nationwide offering in depth Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yoga Therapy Trainings, workshops, and retreats. Christy’s approach is based on her strong understanding of body movement and alignment, which is strengthened by her passion in offering both physical and emotional support for students.

With over twenty years of experience in the yoga profession, Christy promotes yoga as a whole body whole life experience.


Emily Darling

The opening of Darling Yoga with her sister Sarah in 2007 was a dream come true for Emily who has been teaching yoga since 1993. She began her studies in the rich tradition of Iynenar Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She has also studied Ashtanga, Sivananda and Vinyasa Yoga. Through a beautiful weaving of all, she has a created a style of her own. Emily’s graceful flowing classes blend skillful alignment with a deeper awareness that yoga is a practice of going within and connecting to ones’s heart, light and truth. Her nurturing and compassionate nature creates a class atmosphere that is non-competitive, yet challenging. Her orchestration of rest and movement creates inner peace and strength in the body. She is grateful to have trained with world-renown teachers; and is daily inspired by her fellow KC teachers, students and family. As a registered E-RYT 500 level Yoga Alliance teacher, Emily brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her Darling Yoga’s Teacher Training Program.