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Yoga Teacher Immersion


Balanced Yoga School’s unique curriculum facilitates a deeper understanding of self and builds confidence in your ability to teach yoga. This Yoga Teacher Immersion provides insight and life-changing tools that encourage personal growth and balance into your daily life. You will learn to teach an all-levels vinyasa flow class, understand how to modify classes for varying levels and learn the basics for constructing your own sequence. Upon completion you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and pursue teaching in studios, gyms and online. 


Monica Fayad, Balanced Yoga School’s founder and lead teacher, is one of the area’s most experienced teachers with over 22 years of teaching, over 1000 hours of education and almost 10 years training and assisting teacher training.


Balanced Yoga School has a team of local and nationally recognized faculty specially curated for their expertise and dedication to their craft.

Topics Studied

• Anatomy + Physiology

• Asanas/Postures

• Ayurveda

• Chakras + Subtle Body

• Ethics + Business of Yoga

• History of Yoga

• How to Create Your Own Sequence

• Meditation + Mindfulness

• Practice Teaching Labs

• Pranayama/Breathing Practice

• Prenatal in Public Classes

• Teaching to Beginners + EVERYbody

• Yoga Philosophy

2022-2023 Dates

• October 21 - 23

• November 11 - 13

• December 9 - 11

• January 13 - 15

• February 10 - 12

• March 31 - April 2

• April 28 - 30

• May 12 - 14

Additional Lab/Special Topic evenings will be held

once a month on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8 pm.

Guest Teachers


Elizabeth Patillo & Stephanie Chapman


Jen Rault

Co-Owners of Bloom Yoga

Ethics + The Business

of Yoga

Yoga Philosophy + the Yoga Sutras


Jessica Hunter Rivera

Pelvic Floor and Teaching Yoga to Beginners + Prenatal in

Group Setting

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Elyse Bradley, PhD

Physiological Effects of Yoga

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Stanton Dossett

Meditation Teacher in Buddhist Tradition

Erin Hogg, RN, BSN

Shreveport, LA

Monica's knowledge of yoga, anatomy, compassion for others and connecting with one's inner self is powerful and inspiring. Monica's hands-on style of teaching offered a way to learn postures, adjustments and yoga philosophy that allowed the student to comprehend and retain the information effortlessly and easily. I loved this teacher training! I recommend this Yoga Immersion to anyone who is starting out or who is already a yoga teacher yet looking for an in-depth, knowledgeable continuation of their experience with yoga. The friendships, knowledge, support and confidence you gain from investing in this teacher immersion is priceless and irreplaceable. I am so glad I took a leap and signed up for Balanced Yoga School’s 200 hour YTI. I am forever grateful for my wonderful teacher, Monica, for giving me an incredibly strong, and knowledgeable foundation as a yoga teacher and practitioner.

Maria Melancon

Curriculum Developer and ESL Instructor

Shreveport, LA

I am so thankful for having been given the opportunity to complete my 200 hour YTT with Monica at Balanced Living Yoga School. From the first night, Monica made a point to get to know each of her students and she facilitated a strong community amongst ourselves with group work and discussions. Her love and passion for yoga was apparent in each of our meetings as she helped us gain strength and confidence in our own practice with adequate class and teaching time. Due to her vast knowledge of human anatomy, Monica gave detailed instructions for learning physical postures, hands-on adjustments, and body safety and mechanics when teaching others. She was encouraging, genuine and patient throughout our training and I would highly recommend her school to anyone wanting to receive a solid foundation to learn and teach yoga and the asanas.

Dina Atkinson

Yoga Instructor

Shreveport, LA

I didn’t know what to expect when I started yoga training, but I quickly knew I was right where I was supposed to be. Monica created a judgment free environment where over the course of the following months, I witnessed not only myself, but my peers, open up and fully embrace the process and each other. We were given the safe space to allow ourselves to become completely vulnerable as we took our individual journey in discovering our full potential through yoga. I found my passion to teach along the way. But, most importantly, I found my voice. I found community. And I found the confidence to share my love and newfound teachings of yoga with others. Monica has an exceptional supporting cast in her guest instructors and experts. The curriculum was well rounded and easy to follow. I am grateful for the opportunity to discover my new self because of Balanced Yoga School. I am forever changed.

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