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200-Hour Teacher Training with Cathy Connors & Guests


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

200-Hour Teacher Training with Cathy Connors & Guests

The Journey Begins January 25, 2019


Discover Your Unique Voice as a

Teacher and Leader in 2019!


We are excited to announce our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Program that begins this January. 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 vinyasa class that is powerful, alive and uniquely you. You will find your voice and your way to inspire others!

Awake TT is a combination of Vinyasa and Sattva Yoga teachings

GUEST TEACHERS: Bajran (Sutras, The Gita), Padma Diamond (nervous system, sublte body, trauma), Gabriel Grendon (sacred ceremony), Erica Brett (Anatomy), Gloria Rodriquez (prenatal), Shelby Everest (kids). More to come.


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WHY THIS TRAINING & ABOUT CATHY CONNORS:
  
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, 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 7 times to further her studies. She is one of very few teachers in the States that teaches the Sattva Yoga Kriyas.


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:

January 24-27
February 15-17 NOTE: we won't meet on Thursday this weekend
February 28-March 3
March 21-24
April 11-14
May 2-5

TRAINING TIMES:

Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm

TRAINING INVESTMENT: (Price includes membership at AWAKE during training)

$3,200 If sign up by January 7th ($500 deposit to reserve spot and can make payments)


FULL PRICE: $3,500


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

  • Membership at AWAKE during the time of the training (unlimited classes).

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