Vinyasa Arts Certified Yoga Teacher Training, RYS

2023 San Elijo Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92007
United States
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

10 Reviews


Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

10 Reviews

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Great Value
Loose Structure
Defined Curriculum
New Teachers
Experienced Teachers
More Theoretical
Very Hands On
Large Group Size
Small Group Size
Body Focused
Spiritual Emphasis


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Review for Tamara nd Andy totman

As a recent retired CEO I am not easily impressed however Tamara nd Andy totman demonstrated extraordinary excellence beyond my expectations as yoga teachers nd instructors

I highly recommend all walks of life to join vinyasa arts
I am very confident u will find their knowledge and expertise to be of value in all aspects of life,health and spiritual growth

I have been a practioner of yoga for 20 years and thoroughly enjoyed every moment with the totmans


As teachers they are committed to the highest standards of educaton,safety,philosophy,anatomy etc
Their continued passion in the greater of the good is clearly illustrated in the teacher training

I will always have sincere appreciation to the Tomans for their dedication and contributions in trying to make a difference in the world

Words cannot express my attitude of gratitude

Misty Flannery
Soon to be teacher and forever student

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Fantastically knowledgeable and committed teachers who walk the talk!

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Grow as a person and a yogi with Vinyasa Arts!

Vinyasa Arts offers a rewarding yoga teacher training program that has helped me develop my yoga skills and understanding as well as teaching abilities. Their format helped me gain lots of yoga knowledge while providing resources for further development and provides a safe container for me to practice teaching. I feel confident with what I have learned with Vinyasa Arts and am so excited to move forward in life as a yoga teacher! I'm so grateful for the time I have spent with Tamara, Andy, and all of the trainees in my program. Teacher training with Vinyasa Arts is highly recommended!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing life experience!!!

I was honored to be apart of the Vinyasa Arts 2014 teacher training that began in January. I felt perfectly at home throughout the training at Vinyasa Arts and with Tamara and Andy. They are incredible people who really embody the balance of yoga; especially as a pair. They are quite the dynamic duo both having incredible strength, flexibility, and beautiful yogic spirits. I acquired more from the training than I ever could have possibly imagined.


The small setting of unique people brought incredible diversity and insight from various yoga lives. The course information was exactly what I needed and it is mind blowing how calm and confident in my ability to convey the amazing art of yoga to my fellow humans I began to feel as the course came to a close. This choice in my journey has already opened many doors of wonder for me and will only continue to do so. The training embodied everything in me that I needed to share my love and dedication for yoga with the world. I wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into but in the end I was forever changed and delighted yet again with a new found level of serenity. :)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Andy and Tamara are the BEST!! Wonderful Teacher Training!

This was a wonderful teacher training experience for me! Andy and Tamara were able to create a curriculum that focused on so many aspects of yoga, and most importantly got me ready to actually finish and feel comfortable to go out and teach.


Andy and Tamara created a clear and easy class to follow as well as bringing in awesome speakers that specialized in different aspects such as Anatomy, Ayurveda, and the deities. This was an amazing experience with 10 other people, a small and intimate group, and will be truly missed after this coming weekend, our last weekend :(

I was so lucky to have found this Teacher Training and found Andy and Tamara through it. They are AWESOME teachers, so encouraging and they just really know what they are doing. I love to practice with them and plan to continue to after my training is over.

If you are thinking about taking the Teacher Training Certification, stop your search here. It is by far the best around!!!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing and supportive teachers!

Andy and Tamara are friendly, supportive, and very knowledgable in many different aspects of yoga. While this was their first independent teacher training, they have taught for other teacher training classes before and it is clear they have a lot of experience training teachers. In addition, they have had extensive teaching experience for over a decade.


This is a very hands on Vinyasa Flow-focused class with an emphasis on being able to leave the class ready to teach and adjust with confidence. From the very beginning we are instructing classes with gradual increases in length and depth, and gaining experience speaking and instructing others while adjusting.

With this being the first Vinyasa Arts class, there were a few things learned along the way, but Andy & Tamara are very adaptable and picked up on the needs of the class. For example, the class requested hard copies of the lessons and power points, and they provided those to us. Another example is the scheduling of lectures/materials, in which they were flexible and able to adapt to the class' strengths and needs. If there was something we were very interested in or needed additional assistance, they were quick to cover those topics more in depth, but still maintained the overall curriculum goals.

I think my favorite thing about this training is that Andy & Tamara encourage creativity and for each student to find their unique niche. They want us to shine as individuals and help us find our own teaching styles built upon a foundation of strong alignment. Walking away from this training, I feel like I can already teach a class in my own personal style, with clear alignment cues and knowledge of the asanas.

The physical studio is in the process of being moved to a gorgeous spacey building with changing rooms and bathrooms. If it were staying in the current building, I'd be tempted to rank a little lower, due to the lack of bathrooms/changing rooms. But the current building was unfortunately the victim of unforeseen circumstance/change, and they have this well under control. I cannot wait to practice in the new studio! Even with the current situation I felt at home and comfortable in the space.

Overall, this teacher training was a life changing experience and I would recommend this studio to any of my closest friends, which is why I gave them 5 stars. I felt completely supported and they were understanding when my hectic life left me a little tired and less available than I had hoped. Yoga training is much more than just learning asanas, you grow as an individual in ways you didn't expect.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing training

Vinyasa arts definately got me prepared to teach a class by sessions end. They allowed me the freedom for self expression and yet gave me so much structure. It was an awesome experience that I recommend to anyone even if you just want to know more about yoga and better your practice.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
simply fabulous flows from vinyasa arts vinyasa classes

I love all the unique, and different approaches that each Teacher integrates into the Classes. All the amazing Teachers' bring something special, challenging, and useful during instruction. I have never had the same class twice. The Teachers' always progress the Student. Whether you want to work hard, breathe deeper, or stretch gently, I would highly recommend Vinyasa Arts Studio. Beginners, to advanced, all are welcome and treated like family. Thank you Vinyasa Arts, for making Yoga fun.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Would recommend to any future yoga instructors!

I've had an amazing experience under the Vinyasa Arts Teacher Training. Andy and Tamara work as a great team, teaching us different ideas of yoga, helping us determine our own strengths and weaknesses, and giving positive feedback and constructive criticism. They both are very experience teachers and have provided a wealth of knowledge. Andy and Tamara always encouraged us trainees to define and develop our own style.


One of the best things about the Vinyasa arts training was that we began teaching within the first couple weeks. Even if it was for five minutes each, we were up and speaking right away. I personally have been challenged with public speaking, and through vinyasa arts i feel as if I am finally able to overcome my fear. Not only do i feel like a well rounded, educated yogini, i also truly feel like I can be a teacher for life.
There was a good amount of lecture, which was just the right amount, combined with very detailed demonstrations, and always hands on experience with the trainees to ensure we have the experience to teach others.
The price of the training was very affordable. I feel the training I received is very valuable, and I couldn't have asked for better teachers. Not to mention how beneficial the small class size was. With about a dozen students, Andy and Tamara were able to give us a lot of one on one time, and all questions were answered.
I hope in the future that I can take my 300 hour teacher training with Tamara and Andy. This training has really changed my life for the better.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Vinyasa Arts

Vinyasa Arts has a unique system that make easier to learn postures, techniques, adjustments, philosophy, Sanskrit
They focus their teaching in every single aspect, even the smallest details
We started teaching since the very first weekend!!! Giving us extra confidence of teaching
My husband and I took together the trainning and we are very please with our investment