THE FUTURE OF YOGA TEACHER TRAINING:
Integrating Vinyasa and Meditation with Social Justice, Accessibility and Body Mechanics.
IS THE YOGA TRAINING THE WORLD NEEDS TODAY
Are you ready to embody the teachings of yoga and change the world?
Learn to teach vinyasa yoga and meditation, and integrate bio-mechanical alignment and yogic philosophy into a seamless experience.
This is a rare opportunity to train with cutting edge teachers all of whom are thought leaders in their fields.
The training is comprised of 6 total modules taught over the course of 2 full weeks and 4 weekend workshops to complete the 200 hour training.
Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation
October 6-13, 2019 & December 8-15, 2019 & January 24-26, 2020
Yoga Biomechanics & the Science of Stretching
October 25-27, 2019
Michelle Cassandra Johnson
Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Practice of Yoga to Create a Just World
November 8-10, 2019
January 10-12, 2020
LIVE YOUR YOGA
Understand the potent power of yoga by studying the source texts and applying them to current social issues and your own life. Become an agent of social change.
The yoga of today isn't about advanced asana - the world doesn't need more handstand teachers!
The world needs people who are willing to dismantle old rigid structures, build connections in hard places and move from fear to love.
IS THAT YOU?
Practice Hatha and Vinyasa style yoga in a safe and supportive environment.
Learn restorative yoga, yoga nidra and breathing techniques.
Study alignment principles and develop knowledge for the longevity of your body and practice.
Practice basic pranayama and meditation techniques and learn their contraindications.
Connect with the subtle body and learn tools to manage your energy system.
Deepen your practice by learning how to skillfully take it off the mat into the world.
Practice teach in small groups and develop the confidence to teach on your own.
Study actions of poses and alignment techniques.
Get hands on experience with modifications and props to make yoga accessible for everyone.
Connect with your purpose for teaching yoga, what styles you want to teach and how to start teaching.
Practice holding space and learn how to read a room.
Learn verbal and non verbal cues to make yoga safe and accessible for everyone.
Study alignment principles and develop knowledge to avoid injury.
Setting up a yoga business.
Develop language and skills to teach philosophy and subtle body practices in an inclusive and accessible style.
The power of touch: Adjustments and consent.
ANATOMY + BIOMECHANICS
Learn the vocabularies of the body and practice using them to teach.
Learn basic anatomy including bones, muscles, connective tissue, the nervous system, tissue, structure and composition, and breath.
Understand the body as it relates to Asana.
Build a knowledge of mechanical behavior, adaption, capacity and alignment.
Discuss cutting edge movement research.
PHILOSOPHY IN ACTION
Learn the history of yoga thought and the roots of modern postural yoga.
Deepen your understanding of the principles of justice and of yoga through an exploration of yoga philosophy and ethics.
Experience a personal transformation that allows you to approach one another with honesty, skill and awareness.
Create concrete plans to put your goals into action.
Deepen your understanding of the workings of power and privilege, oppression and identity, suffering and liberation, and loving kindness.
Discuss what we internalize from living in a white supremacist culture and how these internalizations impact us individually, as people of color, as white people, and as a collective.
TEACH FROM YOUR HEART
The best teachers embody the practice and teach from their heart. Gain skills to teach from an authentic place of personal experince.
Space is limited to ensure individual attention.
Please apply early to reserve your spot.
This YTT is certified Yoga Alliance USA.
October 6 - 13, 2019
October 25 - 27, 2019
November 8 - 10, 2019
December 8 - 15, 2019
January 10 - 12, 2020
January 24 - 26, 2020
$3,200 full price.
$2,800 early bird when paid in full by 9/9/19.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR BIPOC
(You'll be directed to Santa Barbara Yoga Center's website and sign up via MindBody. If you've never signed up online with them before you'll be asked to make a MindBody account.)
Established in 1992, the Santa Barbara Yoga Center is one of California’s leading Yoga Centers, home to many excellent teachers.
Located in a beautiful, historic building, the studios have an expansive atmosphere, with twenty-foot ceilings, huge skylights and are filled with light.
They are committed to offering the best quality of yoga instruction in an inspiring and uplifting setting.
There are many wonderful parks and cafes within walking distance of the center for breaks.