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Teach What You Love


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
at Awakened Yoga in Sugar Land!

Learn to teach what you love and dive deeper into your yoga practice with our 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved Vinyasa Teacher Training.

Announcing  Spring Training Dates!

Yoga has made many positive impacts in your life and you want to share that with others. Or maybe you love yoga and just want to learn in depth information about yoga.

Whatever your reason, you're ready for the next step in your practice.

Our teacher training program will give you the skills you need to lead a yoga class and provide you with the opportunity to study poses and the yoga practice in depth.  


This yoga training is focused on the vinyasa style of yoga.  Participants should have a minimum of one year of yoga practice and be familiar with
vinyasa flow.  

Our unique training combines both in person, live training with self-paced virtual learning. You will have access to videos and lectures and receive a training manual.

We are proud to be a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS).

Program curriculum includes:

  • Knowledge to thoughtfully and safely sequence a yoga class

  • Skills to engage, motivate and inspire your students

  • Communication and leadership skills that translate beyond the classroom into your daily life

  • Practical teaching experience so that you are ready to teach classes immediately after completing training

  • Insight into your own motivations and the ability to communicate this to your students

  • Hands-on adjustment skills

  • In-depth study of yoga poses and proper, safe alignment and modifications

  • Basic anatomy and the benefits of yoga to our bodies

  • Theory and practice of pranayama

  • Yoga philosophy and history

  • The business of yoga and becoming a teacher in your community

In addition to in person training, this program requires self-paced learning through reading, instructional videos, homework assignments, regular yoga practice, and teaching community classes at the studio (or other approved studio).

A typical training day begins with discussion followed by yoga practice, lectures, small group activity, and practice teaching. You will have ample breaks for personal time for reflection or individual work.

Please contact Grace Kubecka at or call 281.491.0221 for an application.

Program Dates & Times

Our program is flexible so that anyone can work their schedule around it. In person meetings are evenings and weekends to allow anyone to attend.


Meeting dates and times are listed below. These are for IN PERSON meetings only. You will also be required to complete self-paced training in between our in person sessions. Attendance is mandatory but if you have a conflict, please reach out and we can work something out.



February 17 - 18, 2024

Saturday 1:00 - 7:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm


April 13 - 14, 2024

Saturday 1:00 - 7:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm

April 28, 2024

Sunday, 9:00 - 4:00pm

May 11, 2024

Saturday 1:00 - 7:00pm

June 8 - 9, 2024

Saturday 1:00 - 7:00pm

Sunday 9:00 - 6:00pm

Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00pm

February 22, 2024

February 29, 2024

March 7, 2024

March 21, 2024

March 28, 2024

April 11, 2024

May 9, 2024

June 6, 2024

Program Fees

$500 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot (applied towards your tuition)

$2850 early bird registration (paid in full by December 31, 2023)

$3350 full price

*Payment plan available - see below

Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes (in studio and live stream) during the training through the last weekend of the training as well as all printed materials. Tuition does not include required reading materials - a reading list will be provided approximately two weeks before training begins.  A 50% refund will be issued in the event of a student's withdrawal before January 31, 2024.  Due to financial commitments made by the program, no refunds will be issued after January 31, 2024. No exceptions.

What makes us different?

Joining the Awakened Yoga's teacher training program gives you access to the most experienced teacher training program available in the area. No studios in Sugar Land have trained more teachers or for longer!  We are very proud of our graduates and their ability to quickly get teaching jobs locally and all around the city.  

Our program can be completed 100% on weekends and evenings.  We have the perfect schedule for working yogis and for parents.  Parts of the program are self-paced so that it fits into your schedule.

You will get experience right away!  All of our teacher training students co-teach public classes (along with a lot of practice teaching during the program) after completing the weekend intensives.  You will feel confident to lead a class upon graduating the program.

We focus on the whole yogi - a great yoga teacher goes beyond "right foot forward" - in this program, you will tap into what brought you to yoga in the first place, what you love about this practice, what makes you individual and powerful and then share that with your students making you a well sought-after teacher.

* Note: A payment plan is available for the regular FULL PRICE of tuition.  Please contact Grace at for details. No refunds (including the deposit and any payments towards tuition) after Janaury 31, 2024. A book list will be provided before the classes.  Books must be purchased by the student and are not included in the tuition price.

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Meet Your Instructors

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Jessica Ladd

E-RYT 200

Jessica received her E-RYT 200 designation from Awakened Yoga in 2018 and has been teaching at AY for over 4 years. She has been the cofacilitator for the teacher training program since 2019. While Jessica loves teaching classes at the studio, her passion is teaching and training new yoga teachers. Jessica’s style of teaching is fun, open, and straight forward. Jessica teaches mostly strength-based yoga with a flair for functional movement. Jessica encourages student to choose alignment and postures that is right for the student’s body, making her classes accessible for every level of student. She holds many continuing education credits and certifications in functional movement and mobility from a variety of respected programs and teachers. She is currently in process to receive her FRCmS from Functional Range Systems, the most highly respected certification in Functional/Mobility Training. She also holds an additional 250 hours of advanced yoga teacher training from Carson Clay Calhoun who specializes in Rocket Yoga and inversions. Jessica is earning her 500-hour certification and working on becoming a Functional Range Movement Therapist. Jessica excels at pushing you to your edge but being mindful of your limitations. This is especially true with her teacher training students. Jessica can allow her teachers to bloom and grow by means of compassion and honesty and always meeting you where you need.

Grace Kubecka

E-RYT 500

Grace has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and took her first ever yoga teacher training in 2006 with Baron Baptiste. She has completed over 200 hours with Baron Baptiste, over 100 hours with Ana Forest and over 300 hours with Jason Crandell. She is now working on her next 500 hour Yoga Medicine certification with Tiffany Cruikshank. She's been teaching classes for over 15 years and continues to teach on a regular basis. Grace teaches classes that are challenging but accessible. She believes that yoga is truly for every body and is able to work with all abilities and skill levels to adapt the practice. She continually attends training classes to upgrade her skills and knowledge. Grace began training yoga teachers in 2012 as a way to recruit new teachers to Awakened Yoga. Since then she has led over 3200 hours of teacher training. When you study at with her, you'll get frank and honest feedback as well as real life advice that only comes with years and years of teaching. Besides her yoga training, Grace holds both a BBA and M. Ed. from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Sophia Bekiaris, DC, DACNB

Dr. Sophia Bekiaris has served the Fort Bend community since 2011. She has helped many people with various conditions and has a true passion for her work. 

A true Houstonian, Dr. Sophia was born and raised in the Houston area. She had the wonderful opportunity to live in Greece TWICE! The first time being for 7 years, through her Junior High and High School years. The second time being last year (2017) after selling her Sugar Land office for a chance to experience practicing in a foreign country. 

Dr. Sophia pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. Concurrent to her undergraduate studies she also became a Licensed Massage Therapist. She later moved to Davenport, Iowa where she attended the first and largest chiropractic college in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic. After graduating in 2010, she returned to Houston to open her private practice. 

Aside from her love of Chiropractic healing, she is also a huge Yoga advocate. In 2014 she studied under Ana Forrest and completed the 200-RYT Forrest Teacher Training certification course. She taught Forrest Yoga at Awakened Yoga from 2015 until her departure to Greece. 


Read testimonials from teachers who have gone through the program!

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