it's time to unlock your potential.

becoming a great teacher means connecting with the teacher you already have inside of yourself, and our job is to help you reveal it! graduate from a teacher training program that will supply you with the tools you need to feel confident and capable as a yoga practitioner and teacher. 

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intimate and interactive.

broaden your perspective by spending 9 weekends with a group of likeminded, yet completely unique individuals who have also chosen to continue on their journey with yoga. as humans, we thrive on connection and building relationships. that is why we are keeping our teacher training limited to a small group of participants. we want you to have an experience where you feel heard, supported, and connected to your surroundings. 

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lighthearted and fun.

sometimes yoga can be serious, and we like to be serious when the time is right, but we also like to keep it light! besides that's what balance is all about, right? we'll take traditional philosophy and find out how to apply it to your everyday so it can help you thrive in your life. as humans we have a tendency to wear many different hats, but instead of feeling like you need to change roles to fit into the different parts of your life, dive deep and learn to be the most authentic version of YOU, 100% of the time. 

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informative and practical. 

we want you to walk away remembering the theories, methods, and various topics we cover, and this happens not just by reading and writing, but by DOING! so that's what we'll do. by spacing the training out over 6 months not only will you have the attention you need, but the space you need to digest information, and mentorship opportunities to dive deeper into topics that you feel like you need to explore further, too.

in addition...

  • traditional philosophy with a modern twist. we have to take knowledge that is thousands of years old and make it accessible for the life we are living today. deepen your yoga practice by exploring yoga philosophy, including the 8 limbs, in depth work with the yamas and niyamas, yoga sutras and more.

  • our training will help you gain a solid foundation in basic anatomy and functional movement. though the body is complex, you will learn how to break down information to make it accessible, yet still specific, and how to apply this effectively to your practice as well as your teaching.

  • beyond skin, muscles, and bones, we’ll explore what doesn’t meet the eye with energetic anatomy, as well as meditation and pranayama practices to deepen your experience with yoga on and off the mat.

  • you will walk away with all the tools you need to hold space, feel comfortable, and be confident while instructing people of all levels.


required texts/programs:

  • the yoga sutras of patanjali

  • the yamas and niyamas, deborah adele

  • perfectly imperfect, baron baptiste

  • embodied posture, Stacy dockins

  • visible body app - available for computer and smartphones

recommended texts:

  • the untethered soul: the journey beyond yourself, michael a. singer

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what people are saying...

Absolutely everything was better than I could have ever expected. I got everything I was looking for and more. I grew so much as a person, my yoga practice is so much more personal, I’ve learned more about who I am... I also gained an incredible second family with so much love and support. The experiences, the knowledge, the community. The best.
i had been thinking about doing teacher training for many years but once i became a part of the speakeasy community i began to feel a stronger desire to follow my dreams. i am so grateful that i decided to take a leap of faith and go for it full force because these past five months have been some of the most profound and magical times of my life. i’ve learned so much and grown so much as a human i can barely believe it. i am so grateful to have tori as a leader, and teacher through this time. she’s been such a pillar or support and guidance. i’m leaving this training feeling like i have been given all the tools and support I need to be the best yoga teacher i can possibly be.


friday evenings: TBD

saturdays: tbd 

sundays: tbd 

*this schedule includes a yoga practice each day + breaks. some weekend hours may be subject to change.


2020 exact dates tbd

*all trainees will be expected to attend all hours of training. if you are unable to attend all weekends, there is a $75 fee to schedule a make-up session.


  • $2900 if paid in full by january 1

  • $3200 after january 1 or with payment plan.

  • individual payment plans available. please inquire for more information.

  • a $300 non-refundable deposit is due at time of application. this amount is applied to final payment of training.

  • tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at speakeasy throughout entirety of training.

*tuition does not include cost of books used during training


submit completed application below. $300 deposit is due upon submission of application and post-information meeting with lead trainer to hold your spot. remaining tuition is due two weeks prior to the date training starts unless payment plan has been put in place. acceptance is based on first come basis and your deposit will be processed upon acceptance. please review the application below before sending questions to tori@speakeasydayton.com.


deposits are non-refundable. once training starts, no refunds of training tuition will be given. 


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why do you love yoga?

this question makes me think of a time early on when I realized I was no longer just “going to yoga.” the more I practiced, the more I could see that everything was connected to each other and itself, and the separation I once believed in was not actually there. I got to know myself better, released a good amount of resistance I had to what life could offer me, and felt a new found sense of fluidity ease into my existence. so what I first thought of as the missing piece of the puzzle turned out to be the whole puzzle put together, and once you figure that out there’s really no going back. 

what can we expect from your class?

simplicity in thought, creativity in movement. I like to challenge myself and my students in ways that feel just different enough to keep you on your toes, but still carry a sense of familiarity. I’m also a firm believer in not overwhelming my students with information. in my opinion, we are often walking into a class with a lot on our plate. so if we have enough overload going on in our minds, we probably don’t need more. I like to give everyone just enough of the details to keep them engaged and moving in a way that will leave them wondering where the time went. 






alexandria crow’s yoga experience has been about transformation. the physical challenges of yoga provided a natural familiarity for the former competitive gymnast, while the philosophy of yoga has given her tools she uses to approach life with a fearless attitude. it was during her first teacher training that alex realized the connection between the physical practice of yoga and the spiritual texts she had been studying. she learned the importance of living in the present and how one’s thoughts do not reflect one’s true self. this lesson and her continued yoga practice transformed her life.

alex shares her personal experience of the transformative nature of yoga with her students. her approach to teaching stems from her belief that the practice is for everyone. she guides her students step by step through creative sequences providing all of the components needed for each individual to feel successful. she encourages her students to challenge themselves while focusing on staying conscious of their body’s strengths and limits and making good decisions based on the present moment. alex’s emphasis on paying attention allows her students to create true change and growth, something they can take with them into their daily lives.

alex completed extensive training starting with the yogaworks 200-hour certification program, followed by a lengthy one-on-one apprenticeship with james brown over the course of almost 1,000 studio and classroom hours. since 2010, she has been leading 200 and 300-hour teacher trainings in santa monica, ca, and various cities around the states..

deborah adele holds master’s degrees in both liberal studies and theology & religion. an ERYT500, she carries yoga certifications in kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, yoga therapy, and meditation. she is also trained as a gestalt practitioner and a somatics educator. for over 14 years, deborah brought her combined knowledge of business and her in-depth knowledge of yoga philosophy to build yoga north, a now thriving yoga center. currently she is writing, teaching, consulting, and engaging her own personal practice.

deborah is the author of the groundbreaking book The Yamas & Niyamas:  Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice. in addition, she has authored various published articles, two cds The Art of Relaxation and The Practice of Meditation, and has been sought after as a keynote speaker. deborah currently owns adele & associates, a company whose goal is to increase clarity, productivity, and right-living in individuals and systems.

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joane wire has spent the past 20 years working in the wellness field. she is a registered dietitian, yoga teacher, and certified meditation teacher. most recently, she became an ayurvedic yoga specialist after studying with the himalayan institute. her focus has always been to guide others to lead healthy, happy lives and to feel their best in body, mind, and soul. 

megan lees will be joining speakeasy's teacher training program to share her expertise of prenatal and postnatal yoga.

megan has been practicing yoga since 2008, and completed her 200 hour Teacher Training Program at leelaa yoga in springboro, oh in 2012. megan's practice has continued to evolve, and will continue to do so, as she hopes to continue learning and changing as life is constantly fluctuating. even though megan's practice and teaching style constantly ebbs and flows, you can expect to focus on movement, the breath and mindfulness in each of her classes.


ross stambaugh (EYT 200) has been a dedicated student of ashtanga yoga for ten years. he travels to mysore india annually to practice at the source; KPJAYI (k. pattabhi jois ashtanga yoga institute ). 

ross regularly furthers his studies by attending workshops with richard freeman, tim miller, kim carter, taylor hunt, and matthew darling. 

"every day I practice. everyday i'm rewarded with a little more clarity and calmness. not much mind you! it's a slow process!"