Greetings Adventurous Ones!

YogaRoots On Location ® Certified Yoga Teacher Training is an antiracism and social justice yoga teacher training offered through the Yoga Alliance's 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Certification. This year long training is rooted in Raja Yoga's 8-Limbed Path of study and centered by Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. 

This yoga teacher training includes 25% racial and social justice work, 25% physical yoga practice, and 50% Raja Yoga practice.



September 6, 2019 - september 13, 2020

Sessions occur one weekend each month.

  • Fridays: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Saturdays 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Sundays: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM



  • September 6 - 8, 2019

  • October 18 - 20, 2019

  • November 15 - 17, 2019

  • December 13 - 15, 2019

  • January 17 - 19, 2020

  • February 21 - 23, 2020

  • March 20 - 22, 2020

  • April 17 - 19, 2020

  • May 15 - 17, 2020

  • June 12 - 14, 2020

  • July 17 - 19, 2020

  • August 14 - 16, 2020

  • September 11 - 13, 2020



Green Heiress Holistic Health Center

Second Floor, 209 Commercial Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15215


LEAD trainer: FELICIA SAVAGE Friedman BS, Med

Certified, Insured and Registered
Urban Zen Integrative Therapist-Trainer
500 hr. RYT-Registered Yoga Instructor
200 hr. E-RYT-Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
YogaRoots On Location, LLC ®
200 hr. RYS-Registered Yoga School



Postures, Breathing Techniques, Behavioral Restraints, Behavioral Observances, Sensory Withdrawal, Concentration, Meditation and Self-Realization will be practiced throughout the training with an acute awareness of how these practices relate to our own self-awareness, self-care and how we live out the practices of inclusivity and our social justice passions, which will assist us all in working towards being a more humane society.


We explore Social Justice passions through the trauma-informed lens of Raja Yoga a combined AntiRacist framework of intimately exploring Community-based AntiRacist Organizing with the People’s Institute For Survival and Beyond’s Undoing Racism Principles©, Racial Equity framework that challenges patterns of Power and Grow Equity with the Racial Equity Institue©, and Ego-Reduction/Gatekeepers Academy with the Soul Focused Group. The Social Justice topics include: Literacy Justice, Reproductive Justice, Economic Justice, Restorative Justice, Food Justice, Pleasure Justice, Criminal Justice, Disabilities Rights, LGBTQi Rights, and Healing Justice.


The yoga postures and breathing techniques will be taught using an anatomy and physiology framework, starting from the gross to the subtle anatomy. Students will receive training in the use of movement, essential oils, Reiki, and nutritional support in an effort to practice contemplative care to aid in managing one’s own: Pain, Anxiety, Nausea, Insomnia, Constipation, Exhaustion and Anger, as well as others.

Young Living Essential OilsStrengthsFinder and Numerology Readings and will supplement the curriculum along with the requirement to share your spiritual or religious practice in order to find your own voice and facilitate understanding and compassion among us all.

How much?

$3,500 with a $600 registration deposit.
Monthly installment terms and partial scholarships are available.