"Aarunya’s training went above and beyond simply learning asanas. I’ve emerged from my 200HR YTT with a rich and solid foundation—a deep understanding of yoga’s physical, intellectual, and spiritual legacies over its long journey through history and evolving cultures. This foundation will undoubtedly guide and texture my teaching, giving it a depth and authenticity that will better allow me to serve and connect with students. This training is as good as it gets."


Heather Sappenfield (teacher & author)

Yoga & Ecology 
200HR Teacher Training
Minturn, Colorado
Autumn 2022


Aarunya yoga school offers a contemporary approach to teacher education in the disciplines of movement and meditation. Our mission is to share useful tools for physiological and psychological resilience, creative and critical thinking, and sentient relationship, in order to restore bonds and foster healing.


We welcome students of all ages, abilities, cultural and spiritual backgrounds, and believe in a holistic approach to practice that is rooted in kindling the light of self awareness.

Often used as a given name, Aarunya translates from Sanskrit to English as "the dawn". Each day we awaken to possibilities. As practitioners, we are committed to the awakening of consciousness in service to a healthier world. We do so through an interdisciplinary, ecological, and bioenergetic lens. 

This is our one of a kind 200HR Yoga and Ecology Teacher Training program. It has been created for those who are interested in deepening their personal practice, teaching, or working in leadership roles within their communities. 

The curriculum includes and is not limited to the study of Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Mindfulness Meditation, Ayurveda, Experiential Anatomy, Kinesiology, History, and Deep Ecology. 

The next course will take place in the Fall of 2022 at our home studio (which is currently under construction) in Minturn, Colorado. 

Tuition is $3000, we ask for a $500 non-refundable deposit upon registration. We respect our students personal lives and needs, emergencies and life changes, therefore are committed to financial flexibility and transparency. We offer payment plans, scholarship opportunities, and do our best to be the most equitable yoga teacher training program in Eagle County. 

Further details are shared with interested applicants only. 

Please email us at

Pure Aspiration of the Heart 
300HR Teacher Training
June 2022 - May 2023

We have reshaped our advanced yoga teacher training methodology due to the changing landscape of yoga culture in the West, mentoring select and exceptional candidates through what we call our 300HR Expressions of Embodiment Mentorship. This is a one year long individualized certification program focused on deeply supporting sensitive and courageous leaders in the field of yogic studies and teaching. A 500HR pathway is available upon interview and acceptance as well. 

Our 2021-2022 Mentorship program is currently full, however we are accepting inquiries for 2022-2023. Please reach out to Morgan at to begin a conversation. 

The curriculum takes on various shapes depending on the needs of the students involved and includes a series of intensives formulated around; Raja yoga, Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, Daoyin Arts, and Zen. The curriculum is shared in interviews and with interested applicants only.