WEDO Yoga Program & Teacher Training


WEDO x Back Trap Yoga is pleased to announce our new WEDO Yoga Program

Funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Healthy Schools Healthy Communities initiative empowers communities to build a healthier future for children and families across Missouri. As part of the HSHC Initiative, Women Empowered to End Disparities in Obesity (WEDO) is bringing together moms and female caregivers in the Ferguson-Florissant, Normandy, and Riverview Gardens school districts to create positive and healthy changes in their homes and North St. Louis County communities.

WEDO x Back Trap Yoga is a collaboration between the WEDO Program and Back Trap Yoga artist Brittany L Hill to bring the unsuspecting approach and accessibility of the Back Trap Yoga practice to the North St. Louis County WEDO community. The collaboration began in Fall 2017 and is slated to continue with funding through 2021. WEDO x Back Trap Yoga will transition to the WEDO Yoga Program in 2020 and plans to train two North St. Louis County moms or female caregivers via the Fall 2019 Yoga Buzz 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and Intensive Experience with Brittany L Hill. These individuals will be dedicated to supporting healthy changes and accessible, inclusive environments in their communities by sharing the practice of yoga at monthly WEDO Yoga classes.

Trainees will participate in the Yoga Buzz 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program

This training will encourage trainees to develop a sense of purpose within their community and use their unique skills and passions to create a plan to enact change.  Join this wide-array group of students and teachers for a rich experience of yoga, community, and connection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Trainees will leave this training with a comprehensive knowledge of living their yoga both on and off the mat.  Careful attention will be paid to recognizing and respecting the Indian culture from which yoga derives, both throughout its history and within our own St. Louis community.

  • Trainees will leave this training with a strong awareness around ethics, boundaries, and trauma-informed practices within the profession of teaching yoga.

  • Trainees will develop leadership skills both in the yoga classroom and within their own community, while identifying their own strengths and resources already available within themselves.

  • Trainees will identify their personal commitment of using yoga as a tool for resiliency and growth within specific communities and diverse populations, and create a plan to take action.

  • Trainees will gain the skills to confidently guide, assist, and support their students on the mat.  Special attention will be paid to accessibility through the discussion of adapting yoga for varied needs.

Upon completion of training and all requirements, students will receive a certificate of recognition and will be eligible to register as a RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance.

*Applications are now closed.

Weekend Schedule

Fridays: 6-9pm
Saturdays: 10a-6pm
Sundays: 11a-5pm


Aug 16-18

Aug 23-25

Sept 6-8

Sept 13-15

Sept 27-29

Oct 4-6

Oct 18-20

Nov 1-3

Nov 15-17

Nov 22-24


Dec 7-8 (10a-3p)