Zenways Yoga Teacher Training

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SPRING 2023 TEACHER TRAINING DATES: 8 Intensive Weekends (4 Friday Evenings, 8 Saturdays, and 8 Sundays)
March 17-19, 24-26
April 7-9, 14-16, 29-30
May 13-14, 27-28
June 10-11

Location: Blue Cliff Zen Center in Eugene, Oregon. In-person, non-residential over the course of 8 weekends.

Teacher: Matt Shinkai Kane, E-RYT

Tuition: $2,600
Early Bird Discount: 10% (by February 1st)
Deposit: $150
Monthly auto-pay plans are granted on an individual basis.

To Register/Questions: Send us an email at bluecliffzen@gmail.com. Please specify this event in the Subject Heading. We’ll email you a registration form. Also feel free to call us with questions.

What's Included:

  • 8 full weekends of personal guidance from experienced yoga and meditation teachers with backgrounds in Zen and East Asian yoga traditions
  • 3 months of unlimited classes at Everyday People Yoga
  • Certificate of completion (upon graduation) which will allow for RYT registration with Yoga Alliance

General Information:

The Zenways yoga teacher training is uniquely rooted in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Over the course of the training we study yoga from both the East Asian and Indian lenses. More details can be found here.

Zen yoga practice is grounded in alignment, energy flow, and mindfulness. This teacher training encourages you in finding your own truth and expressing/teaching from there. Our focus is on giving you the principles and tools you need to become a confident, creative, professional yoga teacher.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training is held at our private yoga studio/Zen center in downtown Eugene, Oregon. We flow around the existing class schedule, which allows participants to take classes with various teachers while working with our lead trainers. Our teacher training give a solid foundation in teaching different styles of yoga including Zen Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Vinyasa Flow, among others. Our graduates move in many different directions.

Some folks enter our training intending to teach, others do not. Regardless of your intentions, completing a yoga teacher training can be tremendously beneficial in supporting folks who are involved in many professions. Deeply practicing and learning over an entire season helps you to be healthier and happier, and often sets your life in a new direction.


"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 V.

"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 W.

"[The teacher training] 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.