200-hour SmartFLOW®

Seattle Yoga Lounge is proud to be joining the SmartFLOW yoga community to bring you a one of a kind experience!

Have the adventure of a lifetime. Make the journey worth it! Choose an experience that’s considered the ultimate yoga training of its kind: Annie Carpenter’s SmartFLOW Training. SmartFLOW is celebrated as a top yoga program due of its depth, innovative approach and intelligently designed studies. SmartFLOW is designed to capture your attention in two parts: Abhyasa and Vairagya! Join Tiffany Russo and Elvis Garcia for these two 11 day training intensives with special 2 day guest Annie Carpenter for a one of kind teacher training experience.

Part One: ABHYASA June 28th to July 8th 100 hours

The Path of the Sadhana; Do your Practice!

This first section establishes you in the roots and rituals of Yoga. Abhyasa means practice, or the effort towards aligning and re-aligning one’s attention to the present moment.

We will employ the yogic practices of asana, pranayama (breathwork), chanting, and various methods of meditation as our elemental practice. You will gain a profound understanding of the foundational asanas as alignment tools for safe physical practice, and for yoking the mind to this moment. Asanas are presented as elemental, sustaining, deepening and as a means to return to center to illuminate the path of creative sequencing.

In addition we will consider various ethical observances to inform and sustain our choices on our mats, with our students, and in daily life.

ABHYASA includes:

Asana practice engaging body, mind and spirit
The deconstruction of asana into primary movement principles for clarity of alignment and sequencing
Functional Anatomy and Physiology: presented in short segments to support the movement and breath principles with relevance and meaning.
Movement inquiries for evolving a keen and subtle awareness of Proprioception that you can awaken in your students
History and Philosophical concepts of classical Yoga
Pranayama practices to refine attention and shift vital energy
Dharana: multiple paths to focus your mind for contemplation
Basic Sanskrit pronunciation for key concepts
Yama and Niyama: learning and living the yogic ethical observances, on and of the mat

Part Two: VAIRAGYA July 19th to July 29th 100 hours

The Path of Radical Acceptance; All is Coming!

Vairagya is the ability to accept everything that arises with evenness and equanimity. It is the basis for the cultivation of community and the essence of every teacher who wishes to inspire her students. Vairagya reveals and celebrates the present moment in all its unpredictabilty and originality.

As we delve deeper into the practices, we encounter everything on the spiritual path: strength and flexibility as well as weakness and pain; we find the greatest joy as well as fear and doubt. As spiritual aspirants and guides we gather and balance our energies and intentions to become the light embodied, beacons on this path.

VAIRAGYA includes:

Advanced Asana: bringing multiple movement principles together in a playful, balanced way
Creative sequencing that encourages you to find your voice and vary your focus and themes
Pranayama, guided meditation and philosophical themes as integral, inseparable elements of the practice
Yoga for longevity: learn modifications for injury prevention and rehabilitation
Cultivating clear languaging with its basis in structural awareness and thematic development
Hands-on adjustments that educate your students
Teacher student relationships: inspire without enmeshing
Cultivating your life-long home practice: tools for deepening awareness and developing source material for teaching.


PART I PRICING: $1475 Early Bird (Paid in Full by 3/30) / $1675 Regular (Paid in Full by 6/28) PART II PRICING: $1475 Early Bird (Paid in Full by 3/30) / $1675 Regular (Paid in Full by 6/28)

PART I and II PRICING: $2950 Early Bird (Paid in Full by 3/30) / $3350 Regular (Paid in Full by 6/28)

$500 non-refundable deposit required

Teacher Training Staff

Lead Trainer Tiffany Russo

Tiffany Russo’s love of yoga spans over a decade. But it didn’t start that way. She was dragged to her first yoga class and despite her objections, something happened between the first downward dog and the last “om.” She went back the next day, and the day after that.Born and bred in Southern California, Tiffany is the quintessential California girl who cannot resist the pull of the ocean or the sunshine. She credits yoga for supplying the yin in her life to counter Los Angeles’ yang-like energy.She completed her 500 SmartFLOW teacher training certification under the guide of her teacher and mentor, Annie Carpenter. Continuing to apprentice with Annie and assist in the SmartFLOW teacher trainings since 2010, Tiffany embodies the wisdom and grace of Annie’s brilliant teachings. She is now honored to lead SmartFLOW teacher training’s around the country.Always a student, always curious, Tiffany is continuing to explore the yoga practice and share that with her students.



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Elvis Garcia

Elvis was born in Guadelajara, Mexico and was raised in Wenatchee, Washington. For Elvis, yoga is an extension of his passion for movement and his love of the performing arts. Just as a performer must find strength and stability in the preparation leading to the final performance, Elvis finds the same joy in building the basics of an asana practice as a base to flourish into a beautiful expression of movement. He holds a high regard for the simplicity of the practice, for not only does everything you need lie in the basics, but it is also where beauty and clarity are found.

Elvis was trained by Annie Carpenter and aligns his instruction style and yoga values with the SmartFLOW methodology, which blends the discipline of classic yoga with anatomic awareness and fluid transitions.


2 Day guest Annie Carpenter

Known as a teachers teacher, Annie is the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, an intelligent marriage of mindful movement with compassionate, wakeful alignment. Annie creates practices that are at once advanced and challenging, yet safe and playful. She has been practicing yoga since the 70s, performed and taught for the Martha Graham company in the 80's and continues to be a dedicated student (geek!) of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy. She believes that Yoga has a multitude of expressions and can truly transform and heal each of us, teaching us to embrace passionately all that life presents.


Annie is the author of RelaxDEEPLY, a CD of restorative yoga, and Yoga for Total Back Care, a DVD produced by Yoga Journal and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal and Origins magazines. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie leads public classes, 200/300 Teacher Trainings and mentors young teachers at Exhale in Venice, at YogaTree in San Francisco, and internationally.

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