Join the Sunstone Team

Fitness Leadership Program (FLP): 

Sunstone's Fitness Leadership Program (multiple modules) is offered by audition to our 200-hour Graduates, individuals who have graduated from another YA compliant 200-hour program, or individuals with equivalent training and experience from other fitness programs. The Fitness Leadership Program is designed to train highly motivated and highly qualified applicants in Sunstone's teaching methodology across several types of group fitness. Each module consists of non-contact study and practice classes - followed by face to face instruction at Sunstone Academy.

If you audition and are accepted to the Fitness Leadership Program, you will have access to training modules covering:

Team and Teaching Leadership
Hatha Yoga
Flow Yoga
Class Sequencing
Resistance Stretching

If you complete the Team and Teaching Leadership module and one other module you will be eligible for hire at any of our Sunstone studios. Hiring is done at the studio level so there may be further interviews and practicum teaching required by the hiring studio.

What does it mean to be a Sunstone Team Member?

The Sunstone Team has a purpose – “To provide an environment where people can connect with and cultivate their very best self” – how do we as a team do that?

  • We always strive to provide the highest value experience (the 10 experience)
  • We give the best possible customer service/hospitality to every member, guest, potential new member, and fellow team member
  • We work to help our members be successful and reach their goals
    To accomplish these goals, we must all work as a team. Always work to build trust and earn the respect of your fellow co-workers one action at a time.

We want our teachers to be dedicated to Sunstone and its community - therefore our teachers agree to teach only for our Sunstone studios.

When students see us working as a team, trusting each other, and see the respect we have for one another, they too will begin to trust us. Through that trust we are enabled to help our students cultivate their very best selves!

Modules showing two dates include one lecture day with a follow up day ~1 week later for practicum. We also have mini-modules which are one day.

Team and Teaching Leadership (Required for any SunstoneFIT TM)

 Weekdays: Apr 13, 2017

 Weekends: July 8, 2017

 Weekdays: Aug 9, 2017

 Weekends: Dec 2, 2017

Fundamentals Mini-Module (Fundamental Movements - prerequisite for series modules)

 Weekdays: n/a

 Weekends: May 14, 2017

Hatha Yoga (Hot Yoga, Hot Yoga Lite)

 Weekdays: n/a

 Weekends: May 28, 2017 & June 4, 2017

Vinyasa Yoga (Hot Flow, Pure Flow, Flow Yoga)

 Weekdays: n/a

 Weekends: June 17, 2017 & June 24, 2017

Pilates (Pilates)

 Weekdays: May 8, 2017 & May 15, 2017

 Weekends: n/a

Barre (Barre A, B, C)

 Weekdays: n/a

 Weekends: May 13, 2017 & May 20, 2017

Fitness (HIIT, CoreFIT, CardioFIT)

 Weekdays: n/a

 Weekends: July 22, 2017 & July 29, 2017

Resistance Stretching: Mini-Module (Yoga Core)

 Weekdays: n/a

 Weekends: n/a

Class Sequencing: Mini-Module (Power Flow)

 Weekdays: n/a

 Weekends: April 1, 2017


Training Hours

Standard module training sessions are from 9 am - 6 pm on the first day with a 1 hour lunch break. Day two of a two day module is reserved for practicum and lasts from 1 pm - 3 pm. Both days are required for standard modules. Mini-modules are one day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Call us at (214) 764-2119 option 3 right away to reserve your space.

Fitness Leadership Program

 Pay by module: $400 per module

 Purchase the entire set: $1000 including access to any new modules while employed as a Sunstone Team Member at no further cost!

All major credit cards accepted. Financing options available. Please note: tuition fees are non-refundable.

Cultivate professional practices which prepare you to be an instructor for Sunstone or manage a yoga business.

Build on your 200-hour foundation with our Fitness Leadership Program. This program is modular in nature each module consists of self-study, practice, and online examinations - followed by face to face instruction at Sunstone Academy. The second day of two day modules is reserved for practicum.

Fitness Leadership training begins with our foundations of leadership training:

 Team and Teaching Leadership techniques (Conscious Communication and Operations training)

You then can train in any or all of these areas:

 Hatha Yoga
 Flow Yoga
 Class Sequencing
 Resistance Stretching

Follow our simple re-onboarding process and start teaching right away!

Sunstone is proud to offer our Team Members options to earn their Continuing Education Hours for Yoga Alliance. The following Fitness Leadership Program modules are eligible for Continuing Education credit:
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Flow Yoga
  • Class Sequencing
Each of these modules are taught by one of our E-RYT Sunstone Academy faculty members:
Shawn Bean Martin ERYT 500
Lead Trainer Sunstone Academy

Shawn has been teaching with Sunstone for over 6 years and has logged more than 2800 hours of teaching in that time
Misty Verschoor ERYT 500
Instructor Coach and Teacher

Misty has been teaching with Sunstone for over 7 years and has logged more the 3200 hours of teaching in that time
Wendy Boyce ERYT 500
Instructor Coach and Teacher

Wendy has been teaching with Sunstone for over 10 years and has logged more the 2100 hours of teaching in that time

Wendy also has extensive teaching experience for other yoga and fitness studios

About Sunstone

  • Our Purpose To provide an environment where people can connect with and cultivate their very best self.
  • Our Vision To become one of the world's most influential fitness associations who transforms the very idea of fitness from isolated physical activity into an integrated body, mind and life practice.

Get in touch

(214) 764-2119