Welcome to the next step in your yoga journey. VIDA’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training will enrich and enliven your life.
Join the company of DC’s finest teachers in this exploration of your personal practice of yoga on and off the mat. By the end of the training, you’ll feel confident leading students one on one, or in a group class in physical practice, breathwork, and meditation. You’ll graduate ready to teach a set sequence, as well as be able to design your own intelligent, well-rounded classes.
Structured around the five layers of being central to yogic philosophy (the pancamayakosha model) and practice, we will explore how the practices of yoga – from posture to breath, to meditation, among others – connect you to an integrated sense of self and ultimately, your most natural teacher within.
VIDA’s Yoga Teacher Training is led by Chris Parkison, Julia Romano, Lori Perkins, Adrianne Du’sauzay, and Christine Kontra. It is designed for both the aspiring teacher and those just looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga.
Chris ParkisonYoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Chris practices and teaches many different types of yoga (asana, meditation, pranayama, kriya, mantra) and has studied yogic/vedic wisdom and philosophy at Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh India. Chris believes in yoga as a practical way to strengthen and tone the muscles of both the body and mind. Chris is creator and host of the DC Yoga Podcast (iTunes | soundcloud)
He teaches Yoga, Pilates, and Group Fitness full time and is the Group Fitness Manager at VIDA Yards.
Julia RomanoYoga Alliance RYT 500
Julia is the founder of EmPower Yoga and Wellness, a Washington, DC based yoga, meditation, and yoga-as-therapy practice, and leader of yoga and meditation retreats around the world. A Masters level Certified Yoga Therapist, Julia believes in yoga as therapy for mind, body and Spirit. Yoga is a process of continual refinement: poses are not achieved, but rather infinite opportunities, joyfully explored.
Christine KontraYoga Alliance E-RYT 200 | Certified Personal Trainer
Christine Kontra is a yoga teacher, personal trainer, health coach, and martial artist in Washington, DC. Since completing her yoga teacher training in 2012, she has taught classes, led workshops and trainings, and incorporated yoga into programs for her personal training clients. Christine is also a Master Trainer at VIDA Fitness U Street, where she is passionate about helping each client reach their potential, while prioritizing mental fitness as an essential part of building physical fitness and overall wellbeing.
Adrianne Du’sauzayYoga Alliance E-RYT 200
Adrianne Du’sauzay started the physical practice of yoga over 20 years ago. She continued to practice during graduate school at George Washington University (for Exercise Science & Nutrition) while she worked as a personal trainer. In 2015, Adrianne completed 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with CorePower Yoga. This led to full-time teaching, management, and facilitating many Yoga Teacher Training programs. In 2020, she became a Master Trainer supporting CPY’s yoga quality and training. Adrianne also began teaching virtually and leading virtual training for students across the world! She has taught over 1,000 yoga classes and led countless training programs over the years. Adrianne currently lives and teaches in the DC area for various fitness companies and studios and continues her yoga studies through workshops such as Pranayama (breath), Meditation, and Integrative Yoga (Kriya) workshops. As a yoga practitioner, she is forever studying and sharing yoga (beyond asana)! Adrianne is committed to inspiring curiosity to explore your authentic self through the practice of yoga.