Avita Yoga® Teacher Training 2020
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.
Avita Yoga Essentials
Why are you drawn to this practice?
What inspires you? Do you want to help others?
These are the important questions that must be asked to become an informed student, and if we are inspired to become good teachers we must remain good students. One of the simplest definitions of yoga is the study of self.
There will be anatomy, physiology, and theory as they relate to Avita Yoga. You will meet new people and make new friends. There will be movement, laughter and a lot of fun. The primary intent of Avita Yoga Essentials is to identify hidden obstacles and cultivate a personal home practice to help resolve them. How will you successfully guide another through their practice if you cannot guide yourself through your own? You will learn to fall in love with your personal practice. You will be provided with a set of 50 class plans to practice and teach (the same class plans form the foundation of our learning throughout the training). You will learn new skills and the essentials for sharing Avita Yoga with others.
Upon completion, the certified Avita Yoga® Teacher will have a strong home practice, be able to teach to small groups and have a deeper understanding of themselves which is the cornerstone of a health and happiness.
But the learning won’t stop here. It takes time to integrate and apply the teachings to your students and classroom. The Avita Teachers Network is a support system for you and your colleagues which includes:
- Authorization to use the Avita Yoga® registered trademark
- Video instruction addressing injuries, compensatory patterns and other unique student needs
- Ongoing support and interaction with Jeff Bailey and fellow teachers
- Location finder on Avita.yoga website
- Marketing support, materials, guidelines to promote your business
- Unlimited access to Avitaonline.com
The annual licensing fee is $70 per month or $800 per year
What to Expect
No prior teaching experience is required. In fact, this could very well be your first yoga teacher training. Because Avita™ is so unique, 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.
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.
Upon completion, you will graduate with an understanding of your bodily patterns and constitution that limit movement and health. This will help you develop a more fulfilling Avita practice and it will provide the foundation for you to develop the necessary skills to teach to small groups. Avita Yoga rests on a simple, consistent spiritual component that could be summed up with Socrates’ well known aphorism: Know thyself. It is the cornerstone of a happy 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.
Why become an Avita Yoga® teacher?
Come to this training to learn how to learn about yourself, to grow with others and to draw out the innate gifts you didn’t know you had—gifts that you were meant to share, regardless of the teaching level you decide upon. You will develop teaching skills and learn how to share something that is unique and personal to the people who come into your life.
The training takes place over a 6-month period and includes both online and classroom components:
- Three 4-day weekends in-person (132 hours)
- Three 3-day weekends interactive online (36 hours)
- Online non-interactive Instruction (14 hours)
- Online Practice (50 hours)
- Approximately 250 Hours Total
Life happens and sometimes trainees are not able to attend every session. All classroom teachings will be video recorded and can thus be used to makeup missed class time.
Objective and Materials
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. We will use the classic story of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse as our lead-in to the spiritual aspect of the practice. Siddhartha (Shambhala Publications) is the story of a young man working through the trials and tribulations of life—to know thyself—the goal of anyone on the awakening journey. We’ll discuss supporting correlations in The Yoga Sutras as well. Along with a basic anatomy book, these are the only necessary reading materials. Along with an Avita Teachers Manual, students will be provided with 50 Avita Yoga class plans that are designed to inform you, the aspiring teacher on the essentials of the practice while providing a formula for rich and positive change for students you begin to work with along the way. The purpose of the training is to inform you as a student and as a teacher. Thus, the aspiration to teach is not a requirement for the training. What matters is the desire to learn and grow as a student. How you are destined to share the practice with others is often revealed during or later after the training is complete.
As a student, Avita Yoga Essentials is designed to help you:
- Understand your body and it’s patterns and restrictions.
- Gain a practical and helpful understanding of anatomy and physiology.
- Draw out limiting beliefs where they can be transformed into something helpful.
- Move further along your inner healing journey and to understand that we all have one. In a sense, this is our shared life-work.
- Develop a better understanding the the Avita practice and how it applies to you and your body
As a teacher, the training is designed to help you:
- Draw out your hidden talents and aspirations.
- Understand how there have been no accidents in your journey and that everything can be repurposed to make you a skilled teacher.
- Develop your voice, the one you use to inspire yourself as you inspire others.
- Cultivate deeper healing for yourself as you help others. We cannot help others unless we include ourselves.
- Develop leadership skills that help you hold the container of the classroom whether with one student or many.
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. There’s plenty of extracurricular fun to be had and the studio is surrounded by great eateries and coffee shops.
Avita Yoga® Essentials 2020
The training kicks off in June with the group coming together for the first of five 3-day weekends. The training will be mostly online and recorded for review to the student learning portal. We have found over the years, that trainees appreciate being able to review class information.
2020 Program Dates
Three 4-day weekends in-person
- October 1-4
- December 3-6
- March 4-7, 2021 (Graduation Weekend)
- Any 2 of the 3 weekends are required with make-up available through classroom recordings
Three 3-day weekends interactive online
- November 6-8
- January 8-10, 2021
- February 5-7, 2021
Upon registration and deposit you will get access to Avita Online so you can begin practicing. A home-practice is an important ingredient to becoming a great teacher.
DAILY IN-PERSON SCHEDULE:
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 practiceSTART TODAY!
Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes for the duration of the training and a $500 non-refundable deposit.
Pay in full
- By July 1, 2020 save $500 ($3,250) use coupon EARLYBIRDTT at checkout
- By August 1, 2020 save $250 ($3,500)
Easy Payment Plans
- $500 non-refundable deposit with balance of $3,250 due on October 1, 2020
- $500 non-refundable deposit and 6-monthly installment of $575 beginning October 1, 2020
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