Avita Yoga Teacher Training 2019
One of the the things that makes Avita Yoga unique is the use of the muscles (passively and actively) to access the bones and joints, which in turn provide a gateway to the nervous system and ultimately, the mind. It is practiced and taught in a way that makes it available and beneficial to all types of bodies regardless of age and ability.
The yoga market is wide open because there is a large, untapped segment of the population wanting a way to regain the movement they once had, and resolve old injuries without creating new ones. Avita Yoga is the way!
To be truly comfortable in body, one must also be comfortable in the mind.
Avita Yoga is a moving meditation that directly addresses the needs of the body while using it as a gateway to the mind where all lasting healing occurs. We tend to think of the body and mind as two unconnected entities, often seeking help for each of them separately. There is a time and place for those specific types of assistance, but Avita Yoga capitalizes on the interconnection of mind and body and uses it to access the healing power of the mind. If we make it only about the body, then we are cutting ourselves short and it may not even be considered yoga at all. Yoga joins, and to join is to heal.
People want to be a part of something that works – something that helps physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Avita Yoga is a method that effectively meets the student according to their body type and temperament which is one reason it often brings quick, positive results. As a teacher, the more precisely you are able to do this, the better and quicker the results will be for your students.
It’s not only what you teach, but how you teach it and this training provides both the “what” and the “how.”
The Avita Yoga Teacher
A teacher must have the sincere desire to help others, which sounds trite until you realize that your desire to help others cannot happen without also helping yourself. As a student in this teacher training, you will learn how to take care of yourself. Honest self-study keeps you healthy, informed and whole as you help others. In this healing process, your comprehension is improved, and your words will have deeper meaning.
As teachers, we must first commit to our own healing, the process and practice of which makes up the foundation of this training. To share the practice is a deeply fulfilling responsibility. You will fill your life’s “toolbox” with tools that will help you and those around you, for a lifetime. To share Avita Yoga and the peace and happiness it brings fosters the same in you, which is what makes the experience good for your students but exceptionally good for you, the continually aspiring teacher. Remember, yoga joins and to join is to heal in heart and mind.
The learning begins with you.
200 Hour Avita Yoga Essentials
Why are you drawn to this practice?
What inspires you?
Why do you want to help others?
These are important questions that we work with throughout the training. These inquiries and the answers that come help us become inspired students, and better teachers. One of the simplest definitions of yoga is “the study of self,” physically, emotionally and spiritually and that’s what we are here to do in this training. You will graduate inspired, with more clarity and joy in your life.
There will be anatomy, physiology, philosophy and theory as they relate to Avita Yoga. You will make new friends and share a common purpose to learn and grow together. Using pre-written class plans and video as a guide, students are encouraged to cultivate a home practice to better understand the practice and its significance on their our own bodies.
Learning how to guide yourself through your own practice is a stepping stone to guiding another.
Avita Yoga is a self study that, given the right time in life, becomes a thing that we naturally fall in love with. The same sequences that we practice (both in the classroom and at home with the aid of written class plans and video), are also the classes you will have for life and potentially teach. You will learn new skills as you develop your understanding of Avita–a practice designed to have predictable, sustainable results.
Upon completion, the graduate will have established a fulfilling home practice, developed the necessary skills to teach to small groups (from 1 to 15 students) and have a deeper understanding of Self, the cornerstone of a happy life.
What to Expect
First of all, no prior teaching experience is required. This could very well be your first yoga teacher training ever, and because this is such a unique practice, the less you know about other styles of yoga, the better. Many come to Avita Yoga Essentials with no intention of teaching, and while some find they have a knack and desire to teach, most participate to enhance their understanding of the practice and theory, of which there is a lot.
- 20 hours of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
- 90 hours of teaching methodology, practice and theory (why/how Avita Yoga works).
- 20 hours of history, philosophy and professional development (all of which bring purpose to the practice from a more spiritual perspective).
- Additionally, there are 50 hours of online practice and 20 hours of home study, journaling and research.
Come prepared to learn with fellow students – each with a unique history of life experiences, patterns and injuries and each eager to work through their trepidation and grow and learn together. If you feel nervous, even terrified of the idea participating in this program, you are not alone! It will take some trust but you will overcome this fear quickly as you discover early on that we are all in this to grow and learn together. Avita Yoga teacher trainings are inspired by the diversity of the classroom. If you plan to teach, a diverse population is what you will also see in your classes.
As a graduate of this program, you will embark on a lifelong journey to not only feel the yoga in your own body but learn to see and sense its impact on others. It is a skill that you will develop and own for the rest of your life.
Your homework will be mostly in the form of personal practice, but there will be required reading and small research oriented assignments. Most trainees find that they naturally gravitate to a home practice which will be supported with online video and written class plans. How much and how often you practice is up to you. You will be asked to journal your findings as you experience the changes taking place in your body and mind.
As a way to access the healing nature of the mind, we will use The Yoga Sutras and the timeless classic by Herman Hesse, Siddhartha. You will be given thought provoking questions to help you journal get the most of this reading. All trainees will receive prewritten class plans and a training manual.
It’s not only what is taught, it’s how it is taught.
Come to this training to learn how to:
learn about yourself, to grow with others, to draw out the innate gifts you have to bring to the world, develop teaching skills and learn how to share something unique and personal to each person in the room. We each have gifts to share and we will undoubtedly learn a lot from each other.
While there will be continuing education opportunities going forward, Avita Yoga Essentials is a 200 hour training and is not Yoga Alliance certified. It consists of 130 classroom hours, 50 hours of at-home video class instruction, and 20 hours of homework in the form of reading, writing, and research. In the classroom, in addition to practice and theory, you will learn essential anatomy and physiology as it relates to the practice. There will be sections on the spiritual aspects of the practice where “spiritual” is defined as anything that brings you closer to lasting peace and clarity which makes the entire study relevant and practical.
Life happens and sometimes students are not able to attend all of the classroom hours. All classroom teachings will be video recorded and can thus be used to makeup missed class time. However, you are strongly encouraged to miss no more than 3 days total. If you feel that you will not be able to attend at least 5 of the 6 weekends, then perhaps it’s best to wait for a future training.
ABOVE ALL, COME TO THIS TRAINING TO LEARN, GROW AND
TO HAVE FUN!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.
Located in Boulder, Colorado, Yoga Loft is situated near the foot of Boulder’s famous Flatirons which provide an inspirational backdrop to the practice. The studio is surrounded by great restaurants and coffee shops, with two full service grocery stores nearby. Locker rooms and showers are also available.
200 Hour —Avita Yoga Essentials 2019
Friday – Sunday
August 23, 24, 25
September 20, 21, 22
October 11, 12, 13
November 1, 2, 3
November 22, 23, 24
December 6, 7, 8
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day
9:00 – 10:30 am Check-in and practice
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 12:30 pm Lecture and Discussion
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 4:15 pm Lecture and Discussion
4:15 – 4:30 pm Break
4:30 – 5:30 pm Yoga practice
Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at Yoga Loft for the duration of the training, August 23 to December 9 ($595 value!)
- Pay in full
- Installment Plan
See chart below for your registration payment options.