Becoming a Heart Based Leader

Body Temple Yoga™ 300hr Advanced Teacher Training


 Next Program STARTS SEPTEMBER 2020!

At Body Temple Yoga™ School’s gorgeous home

in San Jose!

Includes a heart-based leadership training in beautiful San Diego!

Details HERE.

Turning Yoga Teachers into Heart-Based Leaders.

Having a sustainable career in teaching yoga is entirely possible if you know what your calling is and how yoga fits into that.
Your true calling is inside your heart and is meant to serve your community and the world AND bring you the abundance you need so you can carry it out successfully.
This starts with you doing your inner work – doing what is true yoga.
Go inside and clearing out the demons that hold you back. That keep you small. That keep you believing the impossible.
This is what Daniella is so superbly gifted in helping people do. Her Heart Wisdom Teachings get you beyond your “stuff” so you can live the life you dream and deserve while serving others through the true practice and service of yoga.


Internal Alignment Clinic
Energetic Alignment Clinic
Hands on Adjustments
Intermediate Anatomy
Fascia and Intrinsic Movement
Intermediate Yoga Philosophy Course
Ethics Course
Chi Kung
Pre and Post Natal Yoga
Energetics of Yoga
Advanced Ayurveda
Heart Wisdom Immersion
Acro Yoga
Spiral movements in yoga
Alignment-based Yin yoga
The Bandhas
Community Outreach Program
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
DESIGN, TEACH & FILL a 2 hour+ workshop
Yoga for Seniors
Heart-Based Leadership

Weekend Dates: TBA

July –
August  – Graduation!!!!


Saturday 11-7pm
Sunday 10-6pm


255 North Market Street, Suite 270 
San Jose, CA 95110
(Near San Pedro Square)

EASY AND FREE PARKING: We have our own parking lot right outside the building and free street parking in a quiet section of town.

Take your yoga teaching AND business to a higher level of confidence and skill.

Be qualified to apply for

The Body Temple Yoga™ Ambassador Program

and be a
Teacher Trainer for BTYS!

Requirements and Application

Requirements: 200hr Certificate from an accredited yoga school


1. CLICK HERE  to put down your non-refundable commitment down payment deposit to reserve your spot.

2. Email the application below to [email protected].

Body Temple Yoga™ 300hr Advanced Teacher Training application


The full tuition of the course is non-refundable.  This is a full commitment to yourself and your path.

MAKE-UPS – We realize that unexpected things come up in life as you go along. You can miss up to 4 full weekends of the training for the year and still be able to make up the work, complete the program and graduate!

Schedule a 30 minute Connection Call and connect with Daniella

Meet Your Teachers

Daniella Cotreau

Daniella Cotreau

Founder of BTYS, Heart Wisdom Mentor, Body Temple Yoga™ Method creator, Lead Instructor

Daniella Cotreau is the founder and fearless leader of Body Temple Yoga™ School and the creator of the Body Temple Yoga™ method. She has dedicated her life’s work to the study of the of the wisdom of the Heart and is passionately driven to share that wisdom with all whom she comes in contact. Her deepest desire is that all become free to be who they truly are and live by what is written on their heart. Her expertise in yoga is in internal detailed alignment, energetic alignment, pranayama, meditation, application to modern life and her life changing Heart Wisdom Teachings. She gives her students incredible tools to advance their practice and their lives to one that is aligned their authentic and empowered sovereign selves. She turns yoga teachers into Heart-Based Leaders.

Gideon Enz

Gideon Enz

Energetics of Yoga

Gideon Enz has been teaching and practicing Yoga, Taiji, mediation, and natural health for nearly 30 years. With training in Classical Chinese and Sanskrit, he holds a bachelor’s degree in South-Asian Studies from UC Berkeley where he is currently engaged in an MA research project comparing Chinese and Indian approaches to spiritual movement. Gideon also holds a doctoral certificate in Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy from the Western District Medical Qigong Science & Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute in Beijing. He received his first 500hr teaching certificate in Yogic Studies from the world-renowned Bihar School of Yoga in 1996 and is also a graduate of the Berkeley Psychic Institute. Over decades of living and traveling in Asia he refined his art through apprenticeships with numerous yogis and teachers throughout China, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. His teaching style reflects a deep understanding of the classical principles of numerous Asian health systems, and his practices are a challenging and well-balanced blend of ancient tradition and modern innovation. 

Michelle Nayeli Bouvier

Embodied Anatomy: Fascia & Tensegrity AND Patterns in Practice

Michelle Nayeli Bouvier is a Prana Vinyasa™ Yoga Teacher Trainer, certified Yoga Therapist, Hoopdance pioneer, AcroYoga teacher, Thai-Yoga bodyworker and dancer devoted to the art and science of embodiment. Michelle’s mission is to bridge somatics, circular movement, and new understandings in anatomy with yoga āsana and the roots of vinyāsa. 

Michelle is a co-creator of Hoop Vinyasa on Shiva Rea’s Yoga Alchemy and co-founder of Movement, Medicine & Magic Retreats. With nearly 5000 hours of advanced study, Michelle is currently focused on the Axis Syllabus, Ayurveda, Integral Anatomy, and various styles of primal movement, which all inform her teaching. Her background in science has influenced her ongoing study of biomechanics and anatomy of the human body, in large part through the work of Gil Hedley, Tom Myers, Frey Faust, and others who are challenging the status quo through science.

Michelle has taught full-time since 2000, at local studios, teacher trainings, and events across the country and around the world.

Satya Shiva

Satya Shiva

Advancing in Ayurveda

Satya Shiva is a teacher and advocate of Integrative Medicine, Buddhist Education, and Sustainable Community.
She is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Acupuncturist, Herbalist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has served as resident faculty of the Yogic Medicine Institute since 2004 and specializes in Panchakarma, the purification and rejuvenation techniques of the ancient Himalayan Yogis.
Since 1999, Satya has offered natural health and sustainability consulting within assisted living and residential care facilities for the elderly. She is passionate about infusing the current model of senior living with the eastern medical practices for longevity and compassionate care.
Satya is also a Meditation Instructor in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. She has studied with Pema Khandro Rinpoche for over 17 years and is the Managing Director of Ngakpa International and the Community of Buddhist Yogis. She also serves as the director of fundraising and outreach for Ngakpa House, a charity which sponsors education for children and orphans in the Himalayan border regions.
Gary Kissiah

Gary Kissiah

Yoga Philosophy & Yoga Law and Ethics

Gary is a lawyer and a yogi. He was introduced to Eastern philosophy in college when he discovered the writings of Alan Watts which led to studies in Zen and Zen-inspired poetry. Gary found yoga in 2000 as a way to recover from back trauma and has been studying and practicing yoga since that time. Gary has a Certificate of Yoga Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has studied yoga at Esalen Institute, Big Sur California, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India and Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Virginia. Gary has photographed many spiritual sites and experiences in his travels throughout Asia. After four years of study and writing, he recently published his first book entitled: “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali- Illuminations Through Image, Commentary and Design.” The book provides a new and inviting approach to studying and living the Yoga Sutras by using imagery, poetry and quotation to illuminate the heart of the Sutras. After Gary’s book on the Yoga Sutras was published, he began to get speaking invitations and now teaches workshops on the yoga philosophy, ethics and law for Yoga teacher training programs including being a faculty member of Body Temple Yoga School™.

Joanie Cartal

Joanie Cartal

Alignment Based Yin Yoga

Joanie Cartal was first drawn to the practices of meditation and yoga during the 1970’s.

This discovery answered a deep indescribable, lifelong yearning to uncover the inner wisdom of body, heart, and mind. She has been actively teaching yoga and meditation over the last two decades while continuing to be a student of ancient wisdom practices and healing modalities. She leads a practice that gently guides one into an ever deepening intimacy with the subtle body, heart wisdom and intrinsic knowing.

Under the guidance and tutelage of Sarah Powers and other master teachers, Joanie is Insight Yoga Institute (IYI) trained and endorsed. She also serves as a mentor in the institute offering support and guidance for students enrolled in IYI.  Joanie offers a learning environment that helps students open to their personal journey and to their own process in embodying  mindful, compassionate, and healing and presence.

Nanci Shakthi Nardona

Nanci Shakthi Nardona

Pre and Postnatal Yoga

Nanci became certified to teach prenatal yoga while pregnant in 2001. The impact of the Whole Birth Yoga classes changed the course of her pregnancy and helped her navigate through those early years of parenthood.  Her prenatal community was essential during her transition to motherhood, and it is this concept of community which inspires her to teach, educate, and support mamas during this sacred time of transformation.

As a TM meditator for more than 27 years, Nanci’s journey began on her meditation cushion which led her to the healing arts of yoga, massage, martial arts, Reiki, marma, and Ayurveda.  She weaves the richness of ancient Vedic knowledge and traditions into her teachings and is an alignment-based Hatha yoga instructor and a Whole Birth Yoga prenatal and postnatal instructor, both certified with Yoga Alliance with their highest accreditation.  Nanci applies the therapeutic applications of yoga in her classes serving the perinatal, restorative, and gentle yoga communities. She completed the CAPPA Birth Doula training and is now a doula-in-training to further support and assist her new mamas.

Skye Allison Birdsall

Skye Allison Birdsall

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Skye is a Bay Area native yoga teacher who began her journey in 2004 in her college yoga class. Her teaching experience evolved from prenatal yoga to aerial to trauma focused and most recently a mentorship with Daniella Cotreau at Body Temple Yoga School. Other teachers who have inspired her path are Rusty Wells, Mark Tanaka, Tias Little and many more. She has a deep well of compassion and desire to serve as well as a thirst for knowledge and innerstanding. Since studying trauma and working in facilities such as the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, Ca, she has continued to deepen her offering in yoga for healing trauma of all kinds. Her mission is to remind as many people as possible of their innate healing gifts and that they can be whole again.

Lorena Martinez

Lorena Martinez

Pre and Postnatal Yoga

Lorena is an experienced alignment-based yoga teacher that has lead prenatal and postpartum yoga classes in the bay area for over a decade. She is passionate about integrating her yoga and childbirth training to empower women and share with them the gift of yoga for a more fulfilling pregnancy, birth and motherhood experience by building a strong sense of community in her classes. While going through pregnancy and motherhood herself, she completed numerous trainings including her advanced yoga certification. Lorena deepened her foundation in pregnancy, birth, and early parenting through Birthing From Within Childbirth Training. Lorena’s first language has allowed her to reach a broad population in the Hispanic community bringing mindfulness based yoga to low income moms in the bay area and also by leading prenatal yoga teacher trainings in Mexico.