Dragonfly’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

2024 Dates are Here!
Dragonfly’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance-Certified
Teacher Training Program

with Instructors Winter Brown, Samantha Okumura, Laurie Johnson Gallagher, Suzanna Spring & Teresa Gonzalez

Be Inspired. Inspire and teach others.

Sign up before January 1st, 2024 to receive our Early Signup $200 Discount.
Please email us at [email protected] with any questions about enrolling in the program. 

Our Program meets one weekend per month, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 

Program includes free unlimited yoga classes at Dragonfly during the months of the program, and a day retreat at Green Gulch Farm near Muir Beach.

2024 Schedule
Fridays 6:30-9:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1pm-9pm with a one-hour dinner break. 

Program Dates 2024 
March 22-24
April 19-21
May 17-19
June 21-23
July 12-14
August 16-18
September 13-15
October 11-13
November 15-16

Dragonfly Yoga is committed to providing a safe space for upcoming teachers to build their teaching skills, find their voice, and gain confidence in a supportive environment in our beautiful, spacious studio. Space is limited, ensuring that participants receive plenty of personal attention. We are proud and humbled that so many of our graduates are now employed as respected yoga instructors throughout the Tri Valley, and beyond.

• Foundational Asana

Learn yoga postures in detail with a focus on alignment, variations and modifications

• Offering Verbal and Hands-on adjustments

• Sequencing for vinyasa yoga classes:
Learn the energetic and biomechanical principles of vinyasa yoga; intelligent sequencing

•Trauma-informed teaching

• Pranayama Methods

• Meditation Methods

• Anatomy & Physiology

• Understanding the Subtle Body

• History of Yoga

• Intro to Sanskrit

•Yoga Philosophy

• Ayurveda• Introduction to:

Restorative Yoga
Yin Yoga
Prenatal Yoga
Yoga Therapeutics• Ethics & Business of YogaOur program includes a day retreat. We’ll practice, meditate, enjoy healthy vegetarian food, and soak in the gifts of nature in a lovely and peaceful setting.
Core Teachers:
Winter Brown, Director
Samantha Okumura, Director
Laurie Johnson Gallagher
Suzanna Spring
and guest instructors 
Early signup $3300 before January 1st, 2024 $3500 after January 1st, 2024
A Monthly Payment Plan option is available: 
$500/month for 7 months.
(We also offer individual, flexible payment plans to fit your life; to inquire, please email us at
Returning Teachers’ Discount: Teachers who have previously taken our 200-hour Teacher Training Program and are interested in repeating the program to refresh skills, and/or 200-hour teachers who have been certified elsewhere and wish to enroll in our Program, may do so at a reduced price of $1800.
• Free yoga during the four months of training
• The Dragonfly Training Manual and all handouts are included in the price of tuition.
• Attend all hours of the program
• Attend 4 public classes each with Laurie, Winter and Suzanna (12 total classes)
• Observe 2 classes each with Laurie, Winter and Suzanna (6 observations total)
• Complete the reading and homework assignments
• Complete your Teacher Training payments.
• Dragonfly TTP Manual and Asana Guide – provided for you
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, by Sharon Salzberg
The Science of Yoga, by Ann Swanson
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation, by Patanjali & Chip Hartranft
Upanishads, Eknath Easwaran translation
Bhagavad Gita, Eknath Easwaran or Stephen Mitchell translation
WINTER BROWN, Ph.D., E-RYT800, RPYT, C-IAYT, YACEP A lifelong learner, Winter is a Director of Dragonfly’s 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Programs, and our Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. She combines movement, breath, and mindfulness to empower the healer within students. Winter also holds an 800-hour certification in Yoga Therapeutics, and offers group classes and private instruction.She strives to create classes that are inclusive, trauma-sensitive, and empowering for her students.
Samantha Okumura is a 500-Hour yoga instructor with over nine years of experience teaching group and private classes. She believes that yoga is a powerful tool for healing physical and emotional trauma, and her classes prioritize intelligent sequencing, alignment, and the subtle aspects of the practice to help students build a sustainable and strong self-care practice. Samantha has taught vinyasa, hatha, and restorative yoga classes in the Bay Area and Las Vegas, specializing in adaptive yoga for neurological injuries and disorders as well as pain management. She has co-facilitated and written curriculum for Yoga Teacher Trainings for the last four years with her team at Solstice Yoga, and is passionate about bringing diversity, accessibility and inclusivity into the wellness space.
LAURIE JOHNSON GALLAGHER, E-RYT 500, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) Laurie is known for her mindful approach to flow yoga, the individual attention she brings to her students, and a dedication to intelligent sequencing. Laurie began experimenting with yoga in 1997, eventually drawn to the discipline and challenge of the Ashtanga lineage. She earned her 200-hour certificate with Clayton Horton at Greenpath Yoga in 2003, and has since completed the 50-hour bridge program and 300-hour Professional Program with YogaWorks. Over the last decade, Laurie has also studied with a diverse group of teachers that includes: Rusty Wells, Clayton Horton, Mynx Inatsugu, Melanie Salvatore August, Lakshmi Norwood, Melanie Green, Annie Carpenter, and Maty Ezraty. Laurie is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT at the 500-hour level, and has been training aspiring yoga teachers since 2009.
A co-owner of Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness, Suzanna has studied both Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga traditions. She holds a certification in Prana Flow yoga from Shiva Rea’s Samudra School, as well as a certification in Yin yoga. Suzanna has completed initiation into Neelakantha meditation with tantric scholar Paul Muller Ortega, and continues to study with Shiva Rea, Jason Crandell, Annie Carpenter, and Tias Little. Suzanna is registered as a Yoga Alliance E-RYT500 and a YACEP, and has taught yoga and meditation at yoga studios in the east Bay, and in the Polytrauma Unit at the VA-PAHCS, where she worked with military veterans healing a variety of health issues. An accomplished musician and world traveler; teacher of challenging, rhythmic vinyasa flow and a meditative, breath-centered yin practice; Suzanna leads yoga retreats nationally and internationally.
Cancellation Policy
Once registered, if you cancel before 90 days prior to the start of the training, the amount you have paid minus a $500 processing fee will be refunded. Once registered, if you cancel between 90 and 60 days prior to the start of the training, 60% of the training fee will be refunded. If you cancel between 59 and 30 days prior to start of the training, 40% of the training fee will be refunded. If you cancel within 30 days of the training, no money will be refunded.
Studio Cancellation Policy: In the event that Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness cancels the training for any reason, students who have paid their deposit or paid the entire enrollment fee will receive a full refund, or can apply their deposit or entire enrollment fee to a future training.