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The AWAKE Life 200 Hour Teacher Training


  • AWAKE Yoga 2201 Francisco Dr. #130 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 USA (map)

200-Hour Teacher Training with Anjali (Dr. Cathy Connors) and the Awake Master Teachers*

The Journey Begins January 2020


Discover Your Unique Voice as a

Teacher and Leader in 2020!


We are excited to announce our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Program that begins January 2020. We would love for you to join us on this incredible journey!

Yoga is a path of Awakening…
to your truth, your inner wisdom and your light! 
As you awaken you experience more freedom, love, joy and peace! 

Whether you want to teach, deepen your practice or simply learn more about yoga, this will be a life transforming experience. This training will also give you the foundation you need to teach a class that is powerful, alive and uniquely you. You will find your voice and your way to inspire others!

What is Unique about Awake’s YTT?

This trainings infuses teachings from the vinyasa tradition as well as the Sattva Himalayan Kundalini Tradition. There are only a handful of teachers in the United States that share the teachings of Sattva Yoga. Anjali, Kelley and Gabriel have traveled to India multiple times to learn the Sattva teachings from Anand Mehrotra. Justina, Heather and Monique completed their 200 & 300 hour TT with Anjali and are well established in the teachings. Sukhbir Collins and Padma Diamond are master kundalini teachers.


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WHY THIS TRAINING & ABOUT Anjali & the Faculty:
It is a combination of Vinyasa and Sattva Yoga. You will learn how to teach a vinyasa class and learn how to integrate practices from Sattva Yoga into a class and your life. These include kriya, pranayama, laya and wisdom.

The program leader, Anjali, Dr. Cathy Connors, is a psychologist, who uses her deep knowledge of human behavior and experience to enrich her trainings and teachings. This will be the 9th teacher training that she has led. Cathy has been a yoga teacher since 2009, taken multiple trainings herself and traveled to India 8 times to further her studies. She is one of very few teachers in the States that teaches the Sattva Yoga Kriyas.

The AWAKE Faculty include master teachers: Yogi Bajrang (Sacred Scriptures), Gabriel Grendon (Sacred Ceremony), Monique Rofio (lead assistant) , Heather Willis, (yin) Justina Lambert (inversions), Erica Ramos (Anatomy), Padma DIamond (trauma and the nervous system) and Sukhbir Colliins (kudnalini).


WHAT PAST STUDENTS ARE SAYING:

This was a life changing experience. [...] Beyond the education, I had a life altering experience which was guided by the most passionate yogi I know. I'm so honored to have had this experience and would highly recommend her training and workshops to anyone interested in expanding their horizons."Amy E.

"I find Kriyas, thus far, the most exciting component of my practice. They are truly liberating! You have opened a world of possibilities to my yoga practice. I am blessed for knowing you!" - Luis R.

“Cathy’s YTT200 was incredible. It was beyond what I could’ve hoped for. Certainly, I learned all the things I expected to learn – the names of the asanas, how to sequence poses, how to call students into the “shapes” of each pose, and many other things that are typical of a yoga teacher training, but I gained so much more than a deeper knowledge of yoga. I found my voice in Cathy’s training. I learned to trust myself, in class as an instructor and in my everyday life. My confidence level on and off the mat has skyrocketed. YTT was an emotional experience for me, but Cathy held space beautifully. I felt completely supported, but I was also gently pushed outside of my comfort zone – and I am so grateful for the “nudge”. It has been life changing. I highly recommend her training and look forward to taking more with her!” - Lauren H.


TRAINING DATES:

Jan 9-12

Jan 23-26

Feb 6-9

Feb 27-Mar 1

Mar 19-22

Mar 26-29

TRAINING TIMES:

Thursday’s and Friday’s - 6:00p to 9:30p

Saturday’s - 7:30a to 8:00p

Sunday’s- 8:00a to 7:00p

TRAINING INVESTMENT:

(Price includes membership at AWAKE during training)

Early-Bird- Before November 1st
Or Pay All At Once:
$3,200
FULL PRICE- After November 1st:
$3,500 (*can make payments)

($500 deposit to reserve spot and can make payments)

Scholarships Available. Please email info@awakeyogaedh.com for application.


TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM:

I. PHYSICAL BODY:

You will step away from this program with an in depth understanding of the asana (physical poses) and how to structure a class that is intelligent in the body. Alignment, anatomy, and some assisting will all be addressed in this training.

You will learn about the glandular system, nervous system, the brain and how yogic practices impact these systems. 

II. SUBTLE BODY:

You will learn about the following:

Chakras

Koshas

Nadis

Gunas

III. PRACTICES:

You will learn how to practice and teach:

Meditation

Pranayama

Bhandas

Mudras

Mantra

Kundalini and Tantra Kriya (Sattva Kriyas)

Laya & Chi Movements

III. TEACHING:

You will learn how to:

Cue the asana and the breath during class

Sequence poses

Incorporate pranayama, kriya and mantra to deepen students' experience

Use music and silence impactfully

Find your voice as a teacher

Feel the energy of a class to co-create an experience

IV. YOGA PHILOSOPHY:

Yoga Sutras: 8 limb path

Deities

Karma and Dharma

Flow State

VI. ADDITIONAL TOPICS:

Yogic Lifestyle and Ayurveda

How to use yoga in your daily life (Sadhana)

Business of yoga

Other environments you can teach yoga (other than a yoga studio)

Exploration of your own personal journey with yoga on and off the mat

Teaching special populations: beginners, those with physical injuries and limitations, trauma

VII. GUEST TEACHER TOPICS:

The following topics will be covered by expert guest teachers:

Anatomy & alignment (Erica Ramos)

Yin (Trena Suhr)

Kids (Shelby Everest

 Prenatal (Gloria Rodriquez)

 Sutras (Kelley Moran)

Nervous System/trauma (Padma Diamond)

Inversions (Monique Rofio & Justina Lambert)

Sacred Ceremony (Gabriel Grendon)

REQUIRED READING:

Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste

Patanjali's Yoga Sutra (any author)

CHOOSE TWO ELECTIVE BOOKS:

Bhagavad Gita

Upanishads

Autobiography of a Yogi

Polishing the Mirror

INCLUDED IN TRAINING PRICE:

 AWAKE 200-Hour Teacher Training Manual

Kriya Manual

AWAKE Unlimited Membership


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