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Fall 2018



200 hr Teacher Training for Women


Next Training Begins Sept. 21st 2018.

We are dedicated to Training Yogis through a holistic vision of yoga. Complete with Ayurveda (Diet and Daily Routines), Yoga Asana (Postures), Pranayama (In depth study of Breathwork) and true Vedantic and Tibetan Yoga Philosophy. 

Registration Opens May 4, 2018 and closes on Sept. 18.

16 Spaces Available for women devoted to higher education in the Art and Science of Yoga.


Next Program Begins Sept. 21st, 2018!            APPLY HERE NOW

What you can expect from a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Passion for Practice...

  • All Star team of faculty with skill diversity, each with over 15 years of dedicated yoga practice and/or experience leading advanced trainings. 
  • Lots of 'Functional Anatomy' in asana combined with learning to read bodies energetically.
  • Joyful community with a soft approach to deep inner work.
  • Yoga Philosophy straight from the Vedas and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.
  • Strong sequencing practice for varied level classes and  flow creation
  • Overview of alignment for basic warming, apex and closing postures. 
  • Training in voice, cueing and demonstration.
  • Subtle body anatomy and experiential learning.
  • Pranayama and Meditation.
  • Adjustments, Modifications and use of touch in yoga.
  • 10 hrs Yin Yoga and 5 Element Theory Training.

What we learn to teach, we integrate. 

It is as simple as that. When you know you will be responsible for sharing something with another human being - you automatically take it to heart in a different way. Whether you take the training for personal development or with the intention to begin teaching yoga we encourage our trainees to begin to SEE through the eyes of a teacher. The PATH of Teaching is a PATH of integration: making something a living wisdom which can then be shared and passed on.

Passing on the LIVING WISDOM of Yoga is the purpose of our 200 hr Passion for Practice Teacher Training. 

GIVING you the TOOLS to teach/practice vibrantly, progressively and with confidence is our commitment to you.

We are dedicated to bringing you the finest Art, Science and Tradition Yoga has to offer. The Parampara (teacher to student unbroken lineage) is something we are deeply devoted to and take quite seriously here at our Island Yoga Shala (school). 


What Past Students are Saying:

“Finding Jenna and Passion for Practice has been a profound blessing for me. I have practiced yoga in many places, and I find that the healing art of yoga is being offered with such clarity, generosity, and respect in Jenna's studio.  There is no judgement, which fosters a safe space to be where you are in the practice, and to reach for the edge of your practice, when inspired.  By weaving a deep understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy, and embodied consciousness- Jenna cultivates room for the divine to emerge, for the ordinary to become illuminated.  Authentic connection is revealed.  I cherish my time here, and I always leave class feeling renewed and resourced- regardless of the circumstances going on in my life.   Passion for Practice is a bright, warm treasure, that reminds me to live in the larger arc.”


Erin Ohara

Mother/Musician Graduate of Spring 2017 200 hr YTT

“I didn't know when I signed up for the Passion for Practice teacher training, that I'd be walking into a studio that would change my trajectory. Voids were filled that I didn't know were there, the training offered the time and space to unearth aspects of myself I had neglected. The curriculum was refreshingly unconventional and un-dogmatic: these teachings are conscientious, smart, and refined. Jenna and is unafraid to dig deep into yogic philosophy and practice, and has an affinity for combining the physical and philosophical for a comprehensive approach to awareness of the mind and body. The lessons and wisdom from the training continue to come up in conversation with those I love, and with perfect strangers. I use books and materials from YTT to continue the self-work.


The YTT gave me the tools necessary to make my own work creative and genuine. It's impossible to name everything this training taught me, but to name a few: I learned breath and thought are inextricably connected. I learned how to replace old thought patterns with healthier, more productive ones for positive change. I learned that remaining curious opens the flood gates to creativity. The teacher training with Jenna was a cocoon of nourishment and growth; its effects have been omnipresent.”


Carly Trombley

Family Therapy Major and Yoga Teacher Graduate of 200 hr YTT



From Left to Right: Jenna McDonald, Kimberly Lafferty, Sarah Kruse, Stacy Hemingway & Emily Silver

Jenna McDonald, 200 hr E-RYT

Jenna brings a combination of rich Asana based teachings and a background in Vedanta and Sanskrit together for a unique lineage based approach to modern yoga. She teaches and is trained in Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Various Forms of Pranayama & Meditation with over 1,000 hrs of combined teacher trainings. She is the lead instructor and director of the 2017 Yoga Teacher Training. It has always been her vision to bring the spiritual richness of global yoga to Bainbridge Island and with this incredible faculty she is happy to announce that dream manifest! She holds a BA in Eastern Philosophy and Decolonization from Evergreen State College. 3 words to Describe Jenna's Teaching: Technical. Devotional. Inspired. 


Kimberley Lafferty, MA in Human Development              

Kimberley is a researcher, storyteller, mother and wife. Kim holds degrees in: English Lit, Human Development and Eastern Psychology. She spent two decades as a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, Himalayan yoga tantra and western integral theory. She founded and directed a non-profit adult education company that certifies hundreds of yoga teachers around the world. Kimberley spent over three cumulative years in solitary retreat, graduated from a twelve year advanced degree study program with the Asian Classics Institute, and eventually became one of the first American female lineage Lamas to teach Vajrayana Buddhism. Kimberley then completed her western education in human development to bring global balance to her education. She now follows a call that includes a child, a book, and a country island in the Pacific Northwest. 3 words to describe Kim's Teaching: Truthful. Integral. Compassionate. 

Sarah Kruse, Ayurvedic Practitioner and LMP                            

Sarah is the Owner and Director of Embrace Ayurveda in Seattle, Wa. As graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute of New Mexico where she mentored under Dr. Vasant Lad. She has traveled to and from India and Kaui'i for many years studying with various Ayurvedic Doctors and Practitioners to refine and LIVE her practice. We are happy to welcome her back for the 200 hr training.  3 words to Describe Sarah's Teaching: Thoughtful. Nourishing. Sublime.


Stacy Hemingway, 500 hr E-RYT

Stacy is steeped in years of both teaching and maintaining an advanced personal practice. Her passion is alignment and inversions. She is here to support all our trainees to develop a practice with good form and proper strength. Stacy trained for years in Anusara Yoga before it changed forms and brings her sweet functional cues together with intentional sequencing to craft meaningful and pragmatic classes. 3 Words to Describe Stacy's Teaching: Clear. Functional. Fun!

Day Christensen, KPJAY Ashtanga Yoga Level 2 Certified Instructor

Plus, Tracey Stover of Breathing Mandala and 

Cost of FULL PROGRAM: $3250
Early Bird is $3050 before July 1st, 2018


*If you refer a student who registers you both get $100 OFF your training!

16 Student Maximum! Waitlist Avail when Full.

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Schedule of Hours for Fall 2018 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training:

September 21 - Nov 18 2018

Fridays 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturdays 9:30am - 7:30pm  *with Lunch and shorter breaks

Sundays 11:30am - 5:30 pm

PLUS 2 FULL FRIDAYS October 5th and November 2nd 9:30-3:30 pm. One Weekend May be off site depending on the group availability. 

*If you refer a student who registers you both get $100 OFF your training!

16 Student Maximum! Waitlist Avail when Full.

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Already have your full body YES!!!??? Next Steps... 

1. Request and Fill out an application (Online). 

2. Return Completed Application with Deposit to hold your space.

(Check, Cash and Card Accepted by Link in Upper Right of Page or by Communication with Jenna)

3. Once accepted into the Program you will be given ways to prepare for the best possible experience during our course.

(The journey actually begins when you Say YES. Aka. NOW)

4. Honor how far you have come! It takes courage and maturity to invest in yourself and your health in this way. 

Apply Online HERE.  

What's to LOVE about this Training? 

1st Registered Yoga School on Beautiful Bainbridge Island.

Training Taught by Global Network of Advanced Yogis.

Designed to be accessible to Working People.

Designed to give you enough technical form that you can teach safely in your own unique way. 

Lots of Focus on Good Sequencing and Yoga Philosophy.

In Depth Breakdown of Yoga Postures and Modifications. 

Transformational Intro to Sanskrit.

Ashtanga Vinyasa based Alignments and Foundation.


Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back— Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
— John Anster