Zenways Yoga Teacher Training

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Dates: The next 200-hour Zenways Yoga Teacher Training is in the spring of 2023. Please see this link for other Zenways trainings happening  elsewhere.

Location: Blue Cliff Zen Center in Eugene, Oregon. In-person, non-residential over the course of 9-10 weekends.

Teacher: Matt Shinkai Kane, E-RYT

To Register/Questions: Either fill out the form on this page or send us an email at bluecliffzen@gmail.com. We’ll send you a registration form.


  • Our yoga teacher training is uniquely rooted in the Zen Buddhist tradition. The 2-week, 200-hour, total immersion format is designed to take you deeper into your practice and intention to become a teacher. We are registered with the Yoga Alliance. 
  • Zen is concerned with finding your own truth and expressing that, and on that journey your body and your experience is your wisest guide. Rather than orientating our course around “our way" and “our sequences", scripts and postures, we instead orientate ourselves towards your path as an individual. We focus on giving you the principles and techniques to equip you for a lifetime of exploring, developing and evolving, and finding how to teach your truth.
  • This training gives you the tools you need to become a confident, creative, professional yoga teacher.


"The Zenways program has given me the training I need to confidently and safely teach mindful yoga. It meshed beautifully with the strong personal practice I already had and put all the pieces together for me." - Bonnie

"I attended a yoga teacher training with Shinkai from the Blue Cliff Zen Center and I am so grateful for everything I learned through this training. I highly recommend this center..." - Judy G.

"I loved this Dharma-rich program! It was a treasure to find a yoga teacher training steeped in the Zen tradition. The schedule beautifully balanced the hands on practices with fascinating in-depth lectures; all this on the banks of the tranquil Breitenbush river." - Julie

"The Zen Yoga Teacher Training course made such a difference. It changed my perspective on yoga, health and well-being, and personal practice. I feel I can offer students a more authentic expression of yogic principles based on the long legacy of yogic practices, the knowledge offered in the training, and my personal experience of yoga." - Judy N.