CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Becoming a yoga teacher has been the most fulfilling and enriching experience of my life. You will have the ability to create deep transformational change first for yourself, then with time, for others without any expectation of anything in return. It is fullness that has always existed and will always exist in you. All are invited, but there are only a few spots available.
Be Yoga Teacher Training
Our values are inclusion, fairness, compassion, discipline, equality, mutual respect, love and peace. In this comprehensive OHYA accredited Teacher Training, we will train you to teach the original hot yoga sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. It will be completed mostly in person and partly online with some guest lecturers from around the yoga world. Currently, we are planning for one intensive month, followed by 4 follow-up weekends with part-time posture clinics. Our dates for the teacher training are September 1-30, 2020, followed by 4 weekends. We will have VERY limited spots and will do as many lectures and posture clinics outside in the grass while it is beautiful out!
The answer is simple. We have 3 tenacious and eager yoga students whose lives were so positively affected by yoga that they wished to share it with others, especially now. This training wouldn't be here if it weren't for them! We had honest conversations with all of them and they are eager for something magical to happen this year. They are our inspiration! Some of our students have expressed that they realized how important yoga was for them over the last few months as it helped to pull them through uncertainty.
The goal of the teacher training is to set you on a lifelong path of self-discovery and allow you to teach the best yoga class you can. You will develop your knowledge of the postures, yoga philosophy, ethics and more. You will discover many things about yourself in the process. This is meant to be a rigorous training, not a yoga retreat, so please do keep that in mind. There is a transformational shift that happens to people during an intensive teacher training. As such, we will not be accepting part-time participants.
We are pleased to invite a number of lecturers from around the yoga world to lecture on the following units:
- Teaching the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises of the original hot yoga sequence
- Posture clinics to develop confidence, voice and effective delivery
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Yoga and the Heart and Lungs
- Yoga history and philosophy
- History of the Ghosh Lineage of Yoga
- Energetic anatomy and chakras
- Trauma-Informed Teaching
- Racial equity/unconscious bias training
- Gender inclusivity training
- CPR/AED training
- Other lectures are to be confirmed
Your teachers and lecturers will include: Cat Levine (Primary teacher), Val Skylar Robinson (Pasadena, 20+ years experience Professional Development/Anatomy), Balwan Singh (Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Talks, LA), Pachi Shanaberger (20+ years experience,) Lizzy Hoffman (40+ yoga years Yoga History and Philosophy, Energetic Anatomy), Dr. David Thoele, cardiologist (What happens in the heart and lungs in yoga,) Dr. Jennifer Jones (Trauma-informed teaching) and more to be confirmed.
The week's schedule for the intensive will look something like this:
Monday-Friday: 2 yoga classes plus 2-3 additional hours of yoga practice based posture clinics. There will be an additional 2-4 hours of teaching clinics and lecture.
Saturdays: 1 yoga class plus 3-4 hours of teaching posture clinic
The follow-up weekends will include units on corrections for injuries, pregnancy, limited range of motion and more.
The cost of the training is $5,000 and will include an OHYA teacher directory listing, a CPR/AED certification and 40+ hours of continued mentorship with Cat over at least 6 months. Your spot will be secured after paying a $1,000 non-refundable deposit.
For more information or to apply, please contact us below. Once the application and deposit are received, you will receive a trainee agreement with ethical standards and community agreements as well as a portion of the teaching dialogue. The full dialogue will be received upon payment of the full training amount.