Avita Yoga® Teacher Training 2021
One of the things that make Avita Yoga unique is using 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 a large, untapped segment of the population wants a way to regain the movement they once had and resolve old injuries without creating new ones. Avita Yoga is practical and holds attainable goals for all!
To be truly comfortable in our body, we must be comfortable in mind.
Avita Yoga is a moving meditation that directly addresses the body’s needs 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 separate entities. Avita Yoga realizes their interconnection and uses the relationship between the two to heal. If we make it only about the body, then we are missing part of the equation. After all, yoga has for centuries been mostly about the healing power of the mind.
People long 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 can do this, the better and quicker the results will be for your students.
It’s not only what you teach, but how you teach, and this training provides both the “what” and the “how.”
The Avita Yoga Teacher
A teacher must have a 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. Your comprehension of the practice is improved in this healing process, and your words will have a deeper meaning.
As teachers, we must first commit to our own healing, the process and practice that 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. Sharing Avita Yoga and the peace and happiness it brings fosters the same in you, which makes the experience good for your students but remarkable for you, the continually aspiring teacher.
The learning begins with you.
Avita Yoga Teacher Training
Why are you drawn to this practice?
What inspires you? Do you want to help others?
These are the important questions that we ask to become informed students, 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. Avita Yoga Teacher Training’s primary intent 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 love 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 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 optional 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 and is for those who want to use the Avita® brand and have ongoing support. For those who do not wish to teach, the license is not necessary.
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 Teacher Training with no intention of teaching. 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 of participating in this program, you are not alone! It will take some trust, but you will overcome this fear quickly as you discover early that we are all in this to grow and learn together. The diversity of the classroom inspires the Avita Yoga Teacher Training. 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.
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 supported by 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.
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 your 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 about yourself, grow with others, and 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 unique and personal with the people who come into your life.
The training takes place over a 6-month period and includes both Online and In-person components:
- Six 3-day weekends interactive online (108 hours)
- 6 Hours Per Day
- Online non-interactive Instruction (30 hours)
- Online Practice (50 hours)
- Approximately 190 Hours Total
Life happens, and sometimes trainees are not able to attend every session. All classroom teachings will be recorded and can be used to make up for the missed class time.
Objective and Materials
In addition to practice and theory, you will learn essential anatomy and physiology related 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, making 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 given 50 Avita Yoga class plans 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 after the training.
As a student, Avita Yoga Teacher Training is designed to help you:
- Understand your body and its patterns and restrictions.
- Gain a practical and helpful understanding of anatomy and physiology.
- Draw out limiting beliefs and transform them into something helpful.
- Move further along your inner healing journey and understand that we all have one. In a sense, this is our shared life-work.
- Develop a better understanding of 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 classroom as a healing container, whether with one student or many.
JOIN THIS TRAINING TO LEARN, GROW, AND TO HAVE FUN!
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® Teacher Training
The training is designed for 100% remote, online learning, and all sessions will be available on the student learning portal.
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