Yoga Soul is the premier school for Centered City Yoga studios
Taught by Salt Lake’s highly qualified and experienced teachers
We are pleased to offer a beautiful and carefully designed 200-hour foundational yoga teacher mentorship & training program and a robust 300-hour advanced teacher training in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Serious students of yoga wishing to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga will appreciate the transformational experience and instruction of our introductory program. Yoga practitioners with the intention to become teachers are guaranteed to improve their own practice, while learning to teach safe, balanced and inspiring classes.
Teachers who have completed their introductory programs can take teaching to a deeper, senior level with our 300-hour program, led by some of the most experienced teachers and trainers in Salt Lake City, as well as visiting master teachers. Teaching skill is refined via practice teaching at both the studio and in the community. This program has been carefully crafted to ensure that teachers gain advanced knowledge of anatomy, sequencing, adjusting, cuing, philosophy and lineages.
- Yoga Alliance certified
- Small, intimate classes
- Classes held over weekends
- Mentors and practice teaching
- Personal yoga practice strengthened
- Unlimited studio classes for 6 months
- Community seva
Rachel Cieslewicz BS, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Rachel is the owner of Centered City Yoga and Yoga Soul. She was raised primarily in the Mojave Desert of St. George, Utah. Rachel’s yoga journey started young, at the age of five. She dedicated herself as a student of yoga at the age of 18, while attending the University of Utah. Rachel’s main path is Ashtanga yoga. Her guru is Manju Jois. Other insightful yoga teachers are Sondra Fraleigh, Jeff Silverstein, Stephen Brown, Peter Francyk, and D’ana Baptiste.
Rachel continuously inspires others to learn what it truly means to live a fulfilling life of joy. Her greatest gift is her son Canyon, he inspires her own deepest love and strength. Her lyrical and purposeful classes carry the intention for others to find their own inner beauty and strength, and to connect with their infinite potential. Her students develop the courage and love, on and off the mat, to manifest their dreams and live a beautiful life. This is all while becoming healthy and strong in body, mind and soul.
Rachel is a Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT, is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a 500-hour E-RYT and continuing education provider. She holds a B.S. in exercise sport science from the University of Utah. She integrates yogic philosophy into her other life passions as an elite runner, cyclist and endurance coach. She is a certified Pilates instructor and licensed massage therapist.
Eric Martin MS, E-RYT 200
Eric Martin is an exemplary example of a highly successful businessman living a balanced yogic lifestyle. He holds a B.S. in computer science, with an MBA in business finance and administration.
In 2003, Eric met Manju Jois on one of his many business trips to New York. Eric was changed by Manju’s powerful and authentic teaching ability. Eric has dedicated himself to training under him. Manju is the pure lineage of Ashtanga since his father Pattabhi Jois passed away several years ago. He teaches a simple, profound practice that sets Eric and anyone whom dedicates to learning under him apart from all who teach an incomplete yoga style. Eric teaches yoga with the spirit of Manju in his heart. He stays close to his Ashtanga roots with perfect adjustments and a humble, yet empowering voice. The opportunity to experience Eric as your teacher is an experience to seek after.
Maria Radloff BS, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Maria Radloff specializes in practicing and teaching ashtanga yoga and sanskrit. Following in the footsteps of her teachers Dave Oliver and Cheryl Hall Oliver in Scottsdale, Arizona, Maria brings more than just asana to her classes. Her classes always include Vedic chant, Sanskrit and a few tips and stories from Vedic philosophy and Ayurveda. Maria has been practicing yoga for ten years, most of it in Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. She has a dedicated home practice in ashtanga yoga, but always loves to venture out to a class with friends. She has traveled around the world studying ashtanga with various teachers.
Maria has been studying Ayurveda, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit as well. She is currently enrolled in Kerala Ayurveda in Fremont, CA. She has taken philosophy classes through the Scottsdale’s School of Practical Philosophy (based in New York City) for over 6 years and has studied Sanskrit directly with Niall Mandal and Nicolai Bachman.
When first starting to learn yoga philosophy, she asked her teacher “How can anybody fit in so many practices and studies to live a yogic life?” The answer was simply to prioritize…and so it was. Her entire day is spent practicing yoga…starting with waking early and meditation, followed by ashtanga and hanging out with her yoga family over a little coffee afterwards. Ayurvedic practices are always interlaced into morning prep, meals and throughout the day’s activities. Most importantly, she practices awareness and surrenders all of her days’ activities to the divine consciousness that we all share.
Erin Meyer PH.D., C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Erin Meyer earned a PhD in pharmacology from Georgetown University in 1998. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed a six-year postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience and Genetics at the University of Utah and she was a research assistant professor at the University of Utah from 2004 to 2011. Erin has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years. She completed the 1000 hour Yoga Therapy Certification with D’ana Baptiste at Inbody Academy and has been teaching Yoga (including classes and private sessions in Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana) since 2006. She has also studied with Rolf Gates, Christie Burnette and Anodea Judith and at the Hearth Math Institute. She is trained in Chakra Healing and is a certified Heart Math practitioner. Erin teaches science, pranayama, subtle anatomy and teaching styles for Inbody Academy. She has designed a “yoga relevant” science curriculum for Inbody Academy that includes cell biology, neuroscience, quantum physics and physiology. Her curriculum includes the science of cellular breathing and yoga from the perspective of a cell.
Sarah Elizabeth Levitt A.S. E-RYT500, CQI, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
Sarah Elizabeth Levitt, AS, eRYT, YACEP, CQI a theatre, music and dance enthusiast, has always had a deep appreciation of movement, which led her to fall in love with yoga. Having found her niche, Sarah Elizabeth’s yogic path led to Yoga teaching certification with Dana Baptiste, Qigong certification with Jesse Tsao and training in Street Yoga and Mindful Schools to serve youth with yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices.
Sarah Elizabeth teaches Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Qigong for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Primary Children’s Hospital specializing in yoga for cancer patients, care providers and healthcare staff.
At Centered City Yoga, Sarah Elizabeth teaches Yoga and Qi Flow with the love of her life, Olin Levitt and Yin Yoga which she shares with her dear friend Erin Meyer. She is also a faculty member at InBody Academy, and has been practicing yoga since 1994, teaching since 2007. Sarah Elizabeth is a strong advocate for accessible yoga that can benefit people of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities.
Credentials: Ayurveda Studies (AS), Experienced, Registered Yoga Teacher (eRYT 500), Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Certified Qigong Instructor (CQI).
Yoga teaching certification with Dana Baptiste, certified Senior Level Qigong Instructor with Tai Chi Healthways, Mindful Schools Foundations certificate, Yin Yoga training with Dina Amsterdam, Training in Street Yoga for at-risk youth, Chakra Study certificate with Anodea Judith, Grief and Loss studies with Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ayurveda Studies with Dr.P. Sathyanarayanan, BAMS at Aditya Ayurveda Hospital in Kerala, India.
Guruprasad Singh (J. Scheffres, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, MA, CMHC)
Guruprasad Singh, MA, CMHC, is a native of Chicago’s North Shore. He graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. and Highest Honors in English and American Literature and then went on to gain a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. As a young man he joined the wave of interest in yoga and meditation which swept fully into the public consciousness in the 1980’s and began to bring mind-body approaches into his work as a psychotherapist. He met his wife Kellie in 1991 who introduced him to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and to one of the world’s masters of Kundalini Yoga, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. Guruprasad has been an innovator in bringing together Eastern and Western models of psychology and spirituality. He has almost 30 years’ experience in teaching and counseling individuals, couples, families, and groups throughout the country and has developed programs and approaches to address addictions, intimate relationship problems, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. A KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and a teacher trainer with the Aquarian Academy, Guruprasad Singh has been teaching Kundalini Yoga as taught byYogi Bhajan since 1996. His approach is deeply transformative, combining yogic philosophy and instruction with depth psychology to maximize students’ understanding of themselves and the psycho-spiritual path they are walking.
Roger Coulombe E-RYT 200
Roger was drawn to the healing power of yoga while recovering from a serious injury. During this time of healing, he also studied many esoteric disciplines and techniques to rebuild the human body.
While living in Los Angeles, Roger developed a private practice based on these regenerative abilities and became a highly sought after healer. This in combination with a dedicated yoga training allows him to identify areas that need healing and strengthening- not just the body, but for the mind and energetic existence.
Roger’s classes are strong intuitive and inspiring. They are magical. You will leave feeling balanced and grounded–yet light, and happy.