White Crow Yoga, LLC is committed to offering a truly different Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy Training to our students. We offer a fun, educational, and non-judgmental environment where you can connect to your mind, body and spirit through the practice of Yoga.
To fellow Yoga Teachers and Fitness Professionals Looking to Further Their Education:
White Crow Yoga strongly believes that ANYONE who has felt the calling to teach Yoga should have the opportunity to participate in a teacher training, no matter what their fitness level, race, religion, gender, age or dietary beliefs. We offer teacher training that will enable you to teach a variety of populations including seniors and those with health issues or physical limitations. We believe that Yoga is in the heart, not in the posture. You don't have to be able to do the most complicated Yoga poses, or be the most strong or flexible person in class to be a Yoga teacher.
Our 300 hour Yoga Wellness Specialist Training (formerly called Yoga Therapy Training) is an RYT-300 course (RYT-500 Eligible) that prepares students to work one-on-one with clients to help them live life to the fullest. We study yoga asanas, movements, pranayama, meditation, and lifestyle choices to enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We focus on teaching you how to assess posture and health conditions and then apply yogic principles (including Ayurveda) to each individual client to get the best possible outcome for each person.
While we offer some very challenging poses in our 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training, we realize that not everyone is well-suited to do every pose, and we will teach you WHY this is true in your training. We believe that a yoga teacher training should be informative and fun...not stressful. After completing our training, you will leave being able to teach and demonstrate modifications for every pose to ensure the most beneficial class experience for your students. You will also receive a comprehensive education of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, as we believe that all are necessary to have a complete Yoga practice.
Please browse our website to learn about other courses we offer, including Aqua Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Several of our courses are available via distance study. All courses are eligible for Yoga Alliance CEC's and several are also eligible with other accrediting bodies. See individual course pages for CEC information.
Jill Munson, E-RYT
Jill fell in love with the practice of yoga in 2010 when she took her first Vinyasa class at Yoga of Dickson. She had practiced yoga occasionally on her own prior to this, but had never been to an instructor-led yoga class. After dealing with a high-stress job and daily headaches due to head/neck injuries for over a decade, Jill was drawn to the practice as a form of physical therapy, balance, and stress relief.
Her passion for yoga has only increased since that day and her goal is to share the joy of yoga with as many people as she can. Jill has a strong desire to bring the joy and power of yoga to people who want to lead a healthier and more fulfilled life. Her passion is to share the healing benefits of yoga that have helped her to find peace of mind, internal cleansing and experience transformation through the breath. Jill enjoys reading, fishing, scuba diving, and being anywhere in mother nature's great outdoors.
Mary Irby - C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, CTP, YACEP
Mary is a Certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and an E-RYT 500. She has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 30 years. She completed her yoga therapy training in India, where she studied Thiramoolar's Therapeutic Ashtanga Yoga. Mary is a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and Certified Thai Practitioner (CTP). Her teaching style is a blend of many styles she has experienced, creating a class that incorporates all eight limbs of yoga.
Mary holds a graduate degree in Education from Colorado State University and an undergraduate degree from MTSU with a double emphasis, one of which is in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Dana Will - E-RYT
Dana has worked in the Spa and Fitness Industry since the early ninety's. Working as a massage therapist and ACE Certified Personal Trainer lead to her interest in yoga. Her clients would complain of sore muscles while in the massage establishment so as a personal trainer she could direct them to help themselves with strengthening exercising. However, she soon learned that clients held on to much tension and needed another way to help let things go.
Dana's first experience with yoga was not positive and she stayed away for over six years. Finally finding a teacher she understood she found a new love and way to help her clients. Dana wants her students to have a good experience in the yoga classroom and feel better after class than before coming to the mat.
Linda Jaeger - RYT 500
In early 2007 she began teaching yoga. She practiced yoga as a child without knowing it was yoga, then officially tried yoga classes as an adult. Resistant at first to the philosophy part of yoga, she has found that her beliefs and life philosophy are much more in line with the 8 Limbs of Yoga than she expected. She enjoys practicing and teaching many different styles of yoga. Learning and teaching both bring great joy to her heart, and she loves sharing that joy with others.
Jacob Hopkins, LMT, Certified Thai Practitioner
Jacob began his study of massage therapy in 2005. Despite having a highly successful career providing deep tissue massage, he left that behind to practice Thai Yoga Massage full time. In 2009, Jacob completed his Thai Practioner Program under Matthew Mandeville, a protégé of Pichest Boonthumme from Chiang Mai.
During his free time, Jacob loves to get into the backcountry. In addition to being a graduate from the Natural Health Institute, he received a Bachelors Degree from MTSU in Outdoor Recreation