Teacher Training

Light the Spark Within is excited to announce their first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Spearfish, SD!  Light the Spark Within is a certified and registered school through Yoga Alliance and each trainee will be able to register officially with Yoga Alliance as a certified Yoga instructor.

Your lead instructors Erin Damm and Clarissa Thompson have been teaching and practicing combined for over 20 years and excited to share this amazing practice with you and help you learn how to teach it yourself.  Both Clarissa and Erin are 500hr E-RYT and YACEP providers. Both lead instructors have many of hours in teaching, training, certifications, travel, business, and marketing.

During this training you will receive the knowledge to teach the practice as well as gain a more in-depth understanding of Yoga as a whole and how to deepen your own practice.  Yoga means to yoke the mind, body and soul and by attending the Light the Spark Within YTT you will gain a depth of connection you didn’t know you were capable of. We all come to this practice for different reasons and taking a YTT is an incredible way to learn more, challenge yourself, and maybe even help others too.  Even if you don’t want to teach a class this training is still a powerful way to learn!

Additionally, as part of this training you will become a lifetime member of the LTS Tribe and receive 10% off any future training, retreat or workshop we offer through Light the Spark Within. All training weekends and sessions will be recorded and as part of your tuition you will get access to these materials indefinitely so you can go back and refresh your memory at any time. We are here to support you and will happy to work with you if you need to miss a day. We hope you will join us for this adventure!

Email or Message Light the Spark Within for more details!

Five Weekend Immersion Dates


Note: Additional hours will also be expected for practicum and other workshops. You can expect to have a weekly Zoom call with the group (2-3hrs) on a topic or discussion as well as attending classes to assist, observe or to teach. These will happen for the duration of the training.

Practicum hours = 20 – we will discuss in more detail how these will be obtained, but you can expect to get them outside of regular training time.

*Payment plans available – please email us at info@lightthesparkwithin.com to discuss this option

There will be some books required for the training as well – approximately $75 for all required texts, used copies are available.

This training will take place at Spearfish Yoga, 1927 Russell St. Spearfish, SD

As part of this training you will also receive a pass to Spearfish Yoga for yoga classes for the duration of the training. This is a $340 value.