“The ability to look at events from different perspectives can be very helpful. Then, practicing this, one can use certain experiences, certain strategies to develop a calmness of mind. One must realize that every phenomenon, every event, has different aspects. Everything is of a relative nature.”
The Dalai Lama
One of my greatest passions is to share my love of yoga with others who are on this path. I have been teaching and mentoring for a variety of teacher training programs for many years, and have had the joy of watching many of my students blossom into successful teachers.
Yoga Works, Just Yoga and other studios
I teach various modules (for both 200 and 300 hour programs) for Yoga Works,
Just Yoga and other teacher training programs on yoga philosophy, adjustments, Vinyasa sequencing, backbends, advanced asana, and other topics. If you are leading a teacher training, and are interested in one of these modules, please let me know. I would love to be a part of your program.
Yoga Works 300-hr Teacher Training Fall 2018
This fall, I will be mentoring once again for the Professional Program. If you are interested in mentoring with me, let me know. I will be taking 8 students.
This tends to fill up quickly. I will also be leading a 50-hour Yoga Philosophy Module.
Yoga Works 50-Hour Yoga Philosophy Module, September 30-December 3, 2018
In this four weekend course (spread out over three months so that you will have time to read and analyze the material), we will be delving into the origins of yoga in the Indus Valley, the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Mahābhārata and the Bhagavad Gīta, the Yoga Sūtras, the Haṭha Pradīpikā, the Goddess Tradition, modern yoga, as well as subtle body, Ayurveda (taught by Simon Ballard) and meditation. This training is open to teachers, aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga.
To register, go to YogaWorks.com/teacher training, or call 310-664-6470 x131.
Last year, my dear friends, Rebecca Fink, Lindy Ker and I have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind 200-hour teacher training program. Taking the best of what we know, we have crafted a unique program, rich with philosophical traditions, detailed information on anatomy, sequencing technique and adjustments. This program is limited to fourteen students.
Deeper Than Asana 200-hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training takes you on a journey of self-discovery. Our trainers offer an unparalleled level of experience across a broad spectrum of yoga. We work with modules on detailed asana teaching points, vinyasa sequencing, anatomy, yoga philosophy and history, restorative yoga, subtle body, pranayama, meditation, and ayurvedic cooking. Each trainer has specific continuing education credentials and teaching experience in their respective modules of teaching. Our curriculum is customized to fit the needs of each student. We are ready to meet you where you are.
The term "Deeper Than Asana" was specifically chosen to allow the study of the deeper aspects of yoga, in accordance with the 8-limbed path. Beginning with the Yamas and Niyamas (yogic precepts for living in harmony with ourselves and with others) we will develop a practice and a method of teaching that sustains and nourishes us, our families, and our yoga communities. We will dive into intensive asana weekends, explore meditation and pranayama, study the classic yogis texts—the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita—in depth, and much more. Wednesday nights are dedicated to the history and philosophy of yoga, beginning with the Vedas and Upanishads, all the way through to Modern Yoga. Chanting and mantras are a part of each class. Our anatomist will educate us in practicing with structural integrity, and in managing injuries. And our ayurvedic chef will share an evening of cooking with us while explaining the basic tenets of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science.
Most of all we are a community.
The training is approved by Yoga Alliance and training graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at its RYT-200 level.
Our next training program begins February 2018, and we would love to have you along for the journey.
Rebecca Fink, RYT 500;
Erika Burkhalter, MA Yoga Studies (teacher for Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Philosophy Certificate Program), MS Neuropsychology E-RYT-500;
Lindy Ker, RYT 500;
Mackenzie McSween, Kinesiologist at Cal State Fullerton;
Kayla Freudenberg, RYT 500, Ayurvedic Chef;
Sean (Thitipong) Sathitamorntham, RYT 500,
Ayurvedic Chef, former Buddhist Monk;
Doron Hanoch; E-RYT-500; director of the Doron Yoga School (RYS 200 and 500).
Photo Credit: Carrie Cowan