A teacher training like none other in Dayton, we believe that when you are empowered to live authentically, it will emanate through your yoga teaching and inspire others to pursue a life of purpose. 

Not all teacher trainings are created equal.  We offer a yoga teacher training program, not only to create powerful yoga instructors, but powerful human beings.  The edge of who you are will be challenged so you can come from where you are and accelerate into what’s possible for you.

Teacher Training Program - FALL 2019


This program is highly interactive and practical.  You will learn to teach powerful vinyasa that will transform the way you experience and look at yoga. You will have the ability to take the tools of your learning and generalize them to teach other realms of asana practice, including but not limited to, beginners classes, gentle yoga classes, classes for those with limited mobility or range of motion, and private sessions. Specifically, to become an effective and successful yoga instructor we will discuss and practice:

To participate in this program your requirements and expectations are:

Must be practicing yoga regularly for one year
Be open to any and all ideas introduced in the program
Be coachable
Be willing to get messy
Complete the program in its entirety
Give your best

Alignment of poses
Functional anatomy
Yoga philosophy
Voice and projection
Being an authentic instructor
Posture and body language
Awareness of energy
Assisting and adjusting students
Expect the unexpected
Creating and empowering your community

This training program has the potential to change your life if you come ready and open. If you are ready to become a powerful yoga instructor, a force in your community,  and are ready for the next step in your practice and teaching, you will be a great fit here. We believe when you are deeply confident and comfortable with who you are, you can hold others to their greatness. We all have the ability to ignite, we just have to get out of our own way to do it.

Commitment and Weekends

This program is comprised of 9 full intense weekends, as well as, additional contact and non-contact time. On various weeks you will be expected to be in the studio to assist classes, teach community classes, and have 1:1 meetings with lead instructor. You will also be required to do readings, journal writing, and assignments outside of our weekend time. Participation is 100%. If you are to miss a session, there is a $65/hr make-up session fee.

Space is limited to 10 participants

The weekend requirements are as follows:

Fridays 6:00p - 10:00p*  •  4 hours

Saturdays 10:00a - 8:00p*  •  10 hours

Sundays 10:45a - 8:00p*  •  9.25 hours
*Times are subject to change

$3,497 registration by August 1st**
Payment plans available
Additional cost of books and classes are not included
**Save 10%-20% with Classic/Classic+ Membership

$500 non-refundable deposit with application

August 9, 10, 11

August 23, 24, 25

September 6, 7, 8

September 20, 21, 22

October 4, 5, 6

October 18, 19, 20

November 1, 2, 3

November 15, 16, 17

November 30

December 1

Some weekends may be modified

What's Being Said...

"The teacher training program at Ignite Yoga was an amazing personal journey that not only helped deepen my personal practice, but also prepared me to teach from a place of authenticity. The instructor truly pushed me to my edge so that I could experience the personal growth necessary to be a great teacher. I feel confident in my abilities to lead a yoga class of both experienced and non experienced yogis. I highly recommend this training!"

"It was the most perfect program, and I would do it all over again. Ignite was perfect. I learned so much about myself and how to be authentic. I didn't even want to teach and now I cannot imagine not teaching."

"The teacher training program at Ignite Yoga Dayton, OH is amazing. Justina has created a beautiful community and provides a safe, loving environment for growth and learning. I highly recommend this program to anyone and everyone interested in teaching yoga or simply taking their practice and their life to a new level."

"Starting and completing this program was absolutely one of the best decisions of my life. I grew in all aspects- emotionally, spiritually and physically. This training program and Justina set me up to be confident and powerful human, yogi and teacher. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is even questioning whether or not they want to become a yoga teacher or even just further their practice and/or understanding of yoga. I believe this program has and is producing top notch teachers and am proud to have done my training there!"

"The Ignite Yoga Teacher Training program is complete, competent, and caring. This school offers excellent instruction for confidence and preparedness in leading a class. Instruction time was beneficial as well as enjoyable with all the instructors involved. Time well spent!
Thank You Justina!"

"This process was transformational! I am so grateful to Justina and my fellow teacher trainers for guiding me through and helping me "find myself" =0) There was a lot of hard work, but it totally paid off!"

Meet our facilitators


Joane Wire - Facilitator, 200 RYT

In the past 20 years, I've had a strong focus towards health and wellness. My journey began as a registered dietitian, but yoga and meditation have been an important part of my wellness journey. This lead me to complete 200 hour yoga teacher training and become certified in Primordial Sound Meditation through the Chopra Center in meditation.

Outside of the studio, I'm a full time mom of three teenagers and love to spend my time traveling with my husband or being outdoors doing anything from hiking and biking to kayaking.


reka juhasz - facilitator, 200 ryt

I'm a power yoga junkie! Give me a heated room to practice and I'm in sweaty heaven.

A Hungarian-born, American-trained graphic designer, I love teaching yoga as a way to detach from all things design, computers—and tune into all things breath, flow, and deep assisting. I have been practicing and studying power yoga for more than 5 years now and I have a passion to support and empower others through meaningful practice.

You'll find me leading our TT's through Baptiste-style practices. These practices are open to the public, so luckily everyone can join in!

justina sanford - lead trainer, 500 E-ryt

Yoga has been a journey of peeling away what doesn't belong, an unlearning rather.  I began by practicing and studying, what felt like, every style of yoga available, when I finally landed in Power Vinyasa.  It more or less found me. 
This practice challenged my mind to take a deeper look at myself, my life, and how I was living, and then brought it to my mat by embodying the practice. Once I began to see how my life was changing, I knew I could never go back. I've since been studying personal development and empowerment and bringing it to the yoga practice so that I could continue to the study of human relationship within and with others.


Katie Mitchell - Facilitator, 200 RYT

I began practicing yoga at my local YMCA in 2009 and slowly built a steady home practice over the following years. My desire for community led me to Ignite, where I dove into teacher training. I'd describe my classes and teaching style as laid back and cheerful. As a mother of three boys I've learned to keep my head cool and my heart open.

Some of my favorite things to do outside of the studio include playing in the sunshine, creating meaningful jewelry, loving up my fam, and generally trying to enjoy all that life has to offer.

Ignite Yoga- Dayton, Ohio