Workshops • Intensives • Teacher Training

Master Class Series with Theresa Elliott, 2019-2020

Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
10 Selected Friday’s starting October 4, 2019
Deadline for registration: September 15, 2019

For instructors and students seeking depth and clarity in asana and vinyasa. Dive into alignment, movement principles and innovative yoga techniques during this seven month progressive series that gives the participant the skill necessary to see and understand yoga asana and vinyasa at a core level. The Master Class Series curriculum is different every year and is based on input from students.  Training will begin with a general outline of topics (standing poses, twists, inversions, etc) and be fine tuned as the series progresses depending on participant’s interest.

2019: October 4, 25   November 15   December 13
2020: January 10, 31   February 21   March 13   April 3, 24

200 and 500 hour certificate
Established home practice
Sense of humor
or Instructors consent

10 sessions - $1050, 7 sessions - $810
Friends & Family: bring a friend new to Taj Motion and pay $1750 for two!

Want more?
Add one or both of the following support modules. These classes will explore the lessons and concepts presented in the Friday Master Classes and give the participant the consistent reinforcement of technique and understanding that comes from meeting weekly. Note: Support modules are not required to take the Master Class Series.

Skill in Viny/asana
Mondays, 2:00-3:30pm
October 7 - April 27 (28 classes, no December 23, 30)
Get the theory and technique anchored into your body through weekly practice.
Discount rate with Master Class enrollment: $390
Class Cards, not enrolled: $25/drop in, 5 classes/$100, 10 classes/$180

Yoga Anatomy & Kinesiology Lab
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30pm
October 9 - April 29 (27 classes, no November 20, December 25, Jan 1)
Poses or regions of the body will be dissected, discussed and practice after analyzing influencer muscles and bones. Class requirements: bring your favorite anatomy book or Essential Anatomy app.
Discount rate with Master Class enrollment: $390
Class Cards, not enrolled: $25/drop in, 5 classes/$100, 10 classes/$180

Taj Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training

Begins January 25th, 2019

I’m excited to announce the Taj Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training! This training will be lead by three of my advanced students: Michelle Befus, Kathleen Meehan Lorenzo, and Dylan Nobels. I am advising this excellent team on the series, and may make a guest appearance from time to time. Down load the application and read more about the training here.

Open House:
Meet the instructors and discuss the program
Sunday, October 21st at 4:00pm

Pacific Yoga Teacher Training

Originally The Yoga Tree Teacher Training (1996 - 2003) was created and taught by Kathryn Payne and Theresa Elliott. The program was renamed Pacific Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Studies in 2003 and moved to Taj Yoga in 2004, the studio founded by Theresa. Pacific Yoga offered both 200- and 500- hour programs until 2014, when the partners retired the training.

The program was unique in it’s approach. Both Kathryn and Theresa’s extensive knowledge of the practice allowed them to create original content and teaching methodologies, and with the exception of anatomy, the entire program was taught by just the two partners.

Often called “The Harvard of Teacher Trainings,” Pacific Yoga included the full spiritual practice of yoga, trained hundreds of teachers, and had a deep impact on yoga in the Seattle area.

Both Kathryn and Theresa continue to teach.

Kathryn can be reached at:,
Theresa can be reached at:

Summer 2019 Yogadance Intensive with Theresa Elliott

June 17th - 21st
9:30 – 4:00pm (includes lunch break)

This 5-day intensive will delve into the rich relationship between music, body and mind through the study of Yogadance. Posture, stylized yoga sequences, and a broad range of music will be explored and combined to create a set work of yoga choreography.

Theresa Elliott has developed and refined a unique methodology of instruction for her original content and choreography over the last 28 years. Through deconstruction, intellectual engagement and physical repetition, she teaches the relationship between the stillness of stationary posture, the transitions of vinyasa, and the expression of Yogadance.

The intensive culminates in an informal performance at the annual Taj Yoga Summer Works in Progress show, Friday evening, June 22nd. Performing is an exciting way to share and inspire others, and strengthens the group bond forged through the week. Participation in the performance is optional and highly recommended.

Intensive Recommendation
A solid understanding of standing poses, healthy backs and knees. How to prepare and what to bring will be included in the confirmation email.

Early Bird Registration: $650 by May 15th. $700 after
Bring a new student or family member and pay $975!

For a full brochure, email

Refund Policy
Payments are refundable minus a $50 admin fee up to 7 days before the intensive begins. 6 - 1 day before, refunds minus 50% of payment, unless your sport can be filled, in which case minus a $50 admin fee. No refunds on payments the day the intensive starts.

Photo Yoga Shop, 2019 with Theresa Elliott and Dale Peterson

Shoot Date: Summer/Fall 2019
Preliminary Saturday workshops (required first time): TBD

Want a high-quality photo of yourself to market your teaching, to document a pose in your life, or just for fun? Learn how to prepare for a photo shoot to get your best shot! Have your picture taken by professionals to create yoga images for use in flyers and web sites, or to give a loved one.

Series begins with two Saturday workshops in preparation for the photo shoot, and culminates with Dale photographing while Theresa “spots”, checking alignment, facial expressions and placement.

You will receive 5 professional images in digital format. Includes a post-shoot consultation with Theresa to review and select images.

A behind the scenes look. Theresa works with Binka Popov on alignment during the photo shoot.

Full Workshop (required 1st time), $545
Repeat Participants, $395

Registration Deadline: TBD

For a PDF brochure for registration, email

Refund Policy
Payments are refundable minus a $50 admin fee up to September 15th, 2017. No refunds after that time.