As you can probably tell, we have completed 2012’s Teacher Training Program – and we had a blast!

… Which brings me to 2013. I am so honored and happy with the enormous number of inquiries for applications to the 2013 training. I am getting dozens every month.

Many, many people are waiting for the announcement of the final dates!

I have some important announcements about the 2013 training. Here’s the backstory so you can really appreciate my decisions have been about you and the quality of what I commit to give. One is a personal reason. The other is a VERY important reason about the quality of the venue’s facilities.

A teacher training takes months of my time to get ready. That’s just a fact, because I take my job very, very seriously so that your process is honored. You deserve way more than being handed a few dozen pages of scripts that you have to learn and simply parrot out like a machine. The program is layered intricately so that you can get your outcomes and be a teacher not a robot. Each year I have guided dozens of people through the program and each year graduates have a high level of skill and an appreciation for teaching quality classes – a solid base on which to grow their experience.

My wonderful and adored father-in-law became sick in the middle of the year. He died a few months later. This has definitely made life challenging because my number one support, my lovely hubby, has spent 2.5 months with his family, caring for his Dad (his hero) and now staying with his Mom and being her support. This is across the globe so I have been a single mom running the household and the business.

Here’s the other reason. While I really like the staff at the resort in Costa Rica I have had to pull out of the venue. When you look at the photos of their new hot yoga room you will see that it has perhaps the most beautiful view of any hot yoga room – anywhere. Really. It is gorgeous.

I regret to say however that the heating system is not at all acceptable to me. While I would get by having a 7 day retreat and we would put up with it (just) I really cannot and WILL NOT subject anybody to those conditions for an entire month.

The heaters, while being infrared, are gas powered. This means that that are NOISY. In fact they are SO NOISY it’s like being in the a jet plane’s motor assembly. The words “like a 747 taking off” come to my mind. It’s incessant, it’s an abuse to the senses. It’s not something I will put you through.

On top of that, the heat is not consistent at all. You have to stand under one particular heater if you want ‘the heat’.

The venue charges mainland USA prices (and more) for its facilities. If it were a far less expensive place to go to, I may have thought differently about it (MAYBE). But it’s not and I will not compromise what I can offer you and I will not compromise your experience.

I am on the lookout for a new venue – if you’d like to recommend one, or are interested in having me run a program at your studio, feel free to email me anytime: info “@” (or use this “Contact Us Link)!

To stay in touch and receive announcements for 2013 and beyond … make sure you are subscribed to our updates (use the “Free Course” box above; enter your name & email) and I’ll be letting everyone know when there is more info to hand. In the meantime, almost all the information (except prices and dates of course) remains current!

OK … back to normal programming …


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Renee December 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Thank you so much for your integrity in this matter! I look forward to you finding a facilty that you can teach at and I can train at. I am encouraged by all the free advice and yoga training I have already recived in your emails. Thanks so much Gabrielle for your passion and love of this practice, as to make it avaliable to us. <3 Renee


Gabrielle December 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Thank you Renee! I look forward to finding something much better, too. And you are very welcome. Keep an eye out. More resources coming 🙂 Warm wishes for a great holiday season, Gabrielle 🙂


Keith Aitken April 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Hi there

Can you let us know when the next teacher training is?
My wife and I are in the early stages of thinking about this so late 2013 or early 2014 would work for us

Keith and Lucia


Colleen Fuller August 19, 2013 at 12:14 am

I’d like to know what you have planned for 2014 as I am trying to plan according to my schedule. Thanks!


Gabrielle August 27, 2013 at 1:25 am

Hello Keith, Lucia and Colleen
Still planning (it’s been a busy year here with my family and my studio) so will let you know when everything falls into place

Gabrielle 🙂


Jean August 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Looking forward to some news for next ones and beyond, still dealing with weight issues, but, after 2 years now practicing hot yoga (with great help of your book), and now having some awesome green smoothies with your help too, I’m much better and dream of… more 😉 (improve myself and maybe some day… teach it myself)


Gabrielle September 1, 2013 at 6:51 am

Hi Jean

Thank you so much. I am very happy that what you are doing is making such a difference to you. A dream is attainable with action! And it looks like you are well on your way … enjoying the progress and being spurred on to bigger and better things.

Hugs and smiles
Gabrielle 🙂


Julia March 18, 2014 at 5:43 am

Hi just looked at your website and am wondering if you are still providing a hot yoga qualification? If not could you please point me in the right direction?
Many Thanks


Gabrielle May 9, 2014 at 10:28 am

Hello Julia
I apologise that I did not get to this question as quickly as I usually do. When you first posted this I had trouble with the system which refused to post (on a handful of occasions.! Raagh. Anyway, the truth is, life got in the way and I actually let this answer fall through the cracks! I am working on a program that will be in Australia, within the next 12 months. I hope that is interesting for you!

Warm wishes
Gabrielle 🙂


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