Naomi Gold opened Detroit Yoga Lab, the first yoga studio in Detroit, over 10 years ago and has fostered the studio to be a pillar of inclusivity and curiosity with deep roots in the community. Hundreds of students have graduated from her Teacher Training programs and are teaching across the globe both in person, online and at their own studios. All of those students have gained extensive knowledge about the practice of yoga through the lens of vinyasa and more subtle body practices like pranayama, mantra, and meditation. Naomi has been studying under Jason Crandell for over 10 years! She also studies under Kia Miller and Guru Singh among other world renowned yogis. This training is a dynamic experience including online modules, live interactive sessions that you can access for up to 18 months. The community that you will experience is diverse and full of like minded yogis that are willing to have honest and real conversation about the historic and modern approaches to these teachings. This training is extensive, organized and knowledgeable. You will supercharge your own practice and spiritual development while preparing to intelligently and confidently guide others. Training includes daily practice and meditation, practical anatomy, philosophy, strategic sequencing, finding your voice, practice teaching, interpersonal work, and technical alignment principles. All through the lens of understanding and connecting with your unique way of being.
Immerse yourself in study + practice while getting physically strong and emotionally balanced. Become a force of expansion within your body, mind + spirit and learn to cultivate a healthy relationship between yourself + others.
Cut through life challenges with courage, grace, and confidence. In this course, you will learn how to use yoga as a powerful tool to heal yourself within the support of an amazing community. The skills you learn in this training will radiate through every aspect of your life.
Become your own deepest and strongest advocate and open to the abundance of life. Learn how to command your mind, expand your energy and deep dive into your potential through physical movement, energetic breathwork and meditative stillness.
Asana : Your practice will grow to a new level during this training. Through a daily physical yoga practice you will learn how to use the poses to more deeply understand yourself and expand your knowledge of how to physically and energetically align.
Sequencing: Plan intelligent, dynamic and effective classes; develop verbal and physical assists and adjusting to enhance your sequencing; and start to develop a vocabulary of Sanskrit names and meanings.
Teaching Technique: Find your authentic voice and learn how to hold space for yourself and your students with honesty, integrity and grace. Learn foundational modifications and variations to teach a well balanced class to multiple levels.
Meditation, Mantra + Pranayama: Find a practice that works for you. Learn the how + why of incorporating meditation, sound and breath into your yoga practice. Develop a consistent daily practice that will stick with you for a lifetime and build confidence to share these practices when you teach.
Sacred Texts: Dig into the Yoga Tradition by studying the Yoga Sutras and other philosophical texts and delve into deep dialogue with a diverse group of students about how these texts are (and sometimes are not) relative in the modern yoga practice. Understand what principles resonate with you and learn ways to integrate them into your life an teachings. Develop daily rituals to feel more connected to your body, head + heart while reducing the stress, pressure and business of every day life.
Community: Connect with a divers group of people who will help support your growth as a student practitioner, and teacher of yoga on the mat and throughout life. You will develop intimate connections with like minded individuals. You will enjoy getting together weekly in small support groups to provide feedback, guidance and have open conversations that uplift one another.
This course is rich with information. You receive the benefit of online training while getting the best of both worlds.
This course works with YOUR schedule. Rewind, pause and replay on your own time. Never miss a beat.
We meet in person, weekly in Detroit. Get the benefits of in-person connection, hands-on-assists, breathing, moving, chanting in a room full of like-minded souls.
Yoga Teacher Training is a unique experience that helps develop your yoga practice and gives you the tools to thrive and navigate life. We want you to feel supported and loved. Apply now.Application Form
I started yoga teacher training with Naomi Gold in winter of ‘22. The experience surpassed my expectations. Naomi is deeply knowledgeable with anatomy and alignment. She really helped me understand the tiny details that make a huge difference in alignment. Naomi is also focused on the philosophy of yoga. She teaches with exquisite humbleness and also actively listens and offers wisdom and compassion. I loved circle time when we had a chance to share personal thoughts, struggles, fears, as well as champion each others progress. Prior to yoga teacher training I had struggled profoundly with anxiety and agoraphobia. Naomi created a very safe and intimate environment that always made me feel very comfortable-even when I had to stretch out of my comfort zone. For those on the fence about taking Naomi’s yoga teacher training, I would strongly encourage you just to do it! There is nothing to lose and an abundance of goodness, friendships, wisdom, and strength to gain.
This training really opened my eyes to what Yoga teaching is truly about. I thought that teaching yoga was just calling out various postures and poses with breath. I had no idea the amount of time and preparation it takes to build a class. It was such an awesome and informative training it's hard for me to just name a couple of things that helped prepare me to teach. If I could sum it up: the teachers always were reassuring each of us as we taught, not one time did I feel discouraged or talked down to. The approach to understanding anatomy was very practical and easy to understand, especially in direct relation to the asana techniques. The knowledge I obtained about the physical and mental practice of yoga increased my love for yoga and life! If you want to understand more about your mind and body it’s time to take a leap and dive into this training.
I am so grateful for my experience as a student in Naomi’s Yoga Teacher Training at Detroit Yoga Lab. What initially began as “just a personal journey” to deepen my understanding of this practice and my relationship to myself (aka I couldn’t actually imagine myself teaching yoga)… I have now gained the education, practice, language, skills and confidence to bravely step into a new role. Thanks to this training, the DYL community, and Naomi’s steady encouragement, I feel prepared to call myself a yoga teacher and share this practice with my friends, family and all of the new and seasoned students I will have the honor of guiding. Yoga Teacher Training is more than just learning about yoga. The experience, much like yoga itself, serves many purposes depending on the person that is approaching it. My intention was to be open, curious and trust during a transition period in my life, and the gifts I receive from this experience continue to unfold. I highly recommend trusting your own curiosity about this training if it calls to you.