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27 Days 250hr Flow Yoga Teacher Training in California

  • The Big Yellow House, 108 Pierpont Avenue, 2nd floor, Summerland, California 93067, USA

Yoga Teacher Training USA

Complete your yoga teacher training in sunny Santa Barbara. This amazing location is the perfect place to live, learn and grow. Immerse yourself in yoga experience that will change your life. Evolation flow yoga teacher training is a course focused on teaching the flow yoga primary series, originally defined by Bikram Choudhury. You will explore the essentials of yoga philosophy, anatomy, and mechanics that underpin this sequence - in an inclusive and intimate training environment. You will also deepen your own yoga practice through intimate posture mechanics workshops, a variety of yoga classes and individual feedback.

Highlights

  • Meditation classes
  • 2 yoga classes per daily
  • 250-hour yoga teacher certification
  • Instruction in energy, passions, confidence, and humor
  • Instruction in history, philosophy, and evolution of yoga
  • Instruction in yogi anatomy
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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Experiential training with up to two classes a day. Weekdays are typically 09:00 to 21:30, Saturdays from 09:00 to 15:00 and Sundays are optional. The teaching team includes some of the most experienced and knowledgeable senior teachers from the hot yoga and flow yoga community. You will learn from them in small intimate groups and receive one-on-one guidance throughout your training. Evolation Yoga is a collective and it offers you the combined wisdom of every member of this growing yoga family.

Sample schedule

Monday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:45 Teaching clinic
  • 12:00 - 01:30 Yoga class
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break / study time
  • 15:00 - 18:30 Posture mechanics
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Group study

Tuesday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Group study
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Class and meditation
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break / study time
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Teaching clinic
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Posture mechanics
  • 17:15 - 18:45 Yoga class
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Lecture: yoga sutras

Wednesday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Group study
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Teaching clinic
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Yoga class
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break/study time
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Posture mechanics
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Lecture: bhagavad gita
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Group study

Thursday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Group study
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Class and meditation
  • 12:00 - 01:30 Lunch break/study time
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Teaching clinic
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Lecture: anatomy
  • 17:15 - 18:45 Yoga class
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Lecture: pranayama

Friday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Group study
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Teaching clinic
  • 12:00 - 01:30 Yin class
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break / study
  • 15:00 - 19:00 Lecture: anatomy
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner

Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Group study
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Sadhana
  • 12:30 - 15:00 Advanced class

Sunday (optional)

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Sadhana meditation
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Class
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 - 18:00 Silent adventure
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner

Santa Barbara is known for its lively health, wellness, art and yoga communities, and is one of the most health and art conscious cities in the world. Its also a place with unlimited outdoor activity possibilities. The ocean provides opportunities for every kind of water sport and activity you could ask for. Some of the most beautiful beaches in California are a few minute drive from the training. The Santa Barbara area is also known for its mountain trails and stunning vistas that have very easy access. In some places the mountain peaks and the ocean waves are only two miles apart. Then there is the world renowned wineries and organic farms which are a short drive away and the world class restaurants just minutes away in the downtown area.

Nearby places

  • Bay area - 5 hours
  • Los Angeles - 1.5 hours
  • San Diego - 4 hours
General
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Child care

Having healthy food is a key component to supporting teachers and their learning. Thus, within every training, Evolation Yoga will provide three gourmet, healthy meals per day. They work with great natural foods chefs to ensure that each meal is not only healthy but delicious. At the synergy partner yoga teacher training, the meals will be prepared by gourmet natural foods chefs Daphne and Ricardo.

  • 3 meals per day
  • 26 nights of accommodation
  • Chance to come to any future teacher training (at the same level) at no extra cost
  • Teacher training manual
  • Unlimited free yoga classes at all Evolation Yoga studios

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).

Distances

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 15 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send Evolation Yoga an inquiry.

Verified BookYogaTeacherTraining.com reviews

  • Review by Sylvia from USA

    "Knowledgeable and compassionate trainers and the month-long session was intense -- in a very good way! I was glad to have met and spent time with our particular set of trainers, my fellow trainees and to become part of the Evolation Yoga family."

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  • Review by Keala from USA

    "I know I made the right decision to attend this training (4 week immersion) with Evolation. The staff and trainers are so easy to work with, really make it a point to connect with trainees on an individual and authentic level and they are competent. The registration process is seamless and they stay connected to you even after graduation and beyond. I learned yoga philosophy, anatomy, biomechanics, posture mechanics, and we had teaching clinics each day. I feel as though my teaching has transformed through the experience of teacher training. The days did not seem long; in fact, the training went by in a flash because it was certainly enjoyable. I will be pursuing the 500 hr. path with Evolation!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Poker M. from California, USA

    "I feel blessed to have Evolation in my life. The instructors are conscientious and encouraging, the hot yoga is rigorous, and the rooms are magical. My favorite instructors so far are Martyntje Kyle, Torrey Trover, and Kelley Jane Paradise, and there are plenty of instructors with whom I haven't yet had the pleasure of practicing A great place to practice Hot yoga (although flow and Yin are also available); if you're not sure if you'll like Hot yoga, I recommend that you try it here, in the big room, overlooking the ocean. Enjoy."

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  • Review by Marion Rogers from California, USA

    "Never thought I would like yoga. Now me and my husband are addicted. Great studio overlooking ocean and great teachers. I love it all."

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  • Review by Linda R. from California, USA

    "Evolation Yoga is new to our community and is a great addition. This is one of the nicest yoga studios I have had the pleasure to experience, equally matched with outstanding teachers. If you haven't had a chance to experience this outstanding place, please treat yourself. The ocean view is nice."

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  • Review by Clare D. from Pennsylvania, USA

    "Evolation is a sleek, modern yoga studio that offers Hot, flow, Yin, and even kids classes. The view of the ocean from the two studio rooms is amazing. My friends and I have taken many classes here. The instructors are top-notch and very helpful during and after classes. I heard that there will be a health-conscious Italian restaurant opening one floor below the studio soon. Another great benefit! Lots of parking in the front and around the block. The owners are great people. Check it out for yourself!"

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  • Review by Julia A. from Louisiana, USA

    "Amazing yoga space! Both studios have huge windows that let in natural light and the far wall looks out into the ocean - -allowing a really calm, bright, and inviting atmosphere. They offer a great variety of classes, both Bikram and Vinyasa, and the teachers are all so dedicated and supportive. The studio also has showers which is a huge plus when trying to fit a yoga class into a busy schedule. I highly recommend this studio!"

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  • Review by Susannah S. from California, USA

    "I was so excited a new yoga studio was opening close to my home and with classes that actually fit into my (a mom's) schedule. As a yoga teacher myself, I've been sad that the majority of studios in town all have classes at the same times - too early in the morning (before the kids are at school) or at the time when the kids need to be picked up from school. Before they opened, Evolation posted their schedule and I saw that classes would fit well into my schedule and (this is amazing), they offer kids yoga classes that coincide with some of the grown-up yoga classes. I was sold, and signed up for the pre-opening special sight unseen. Usually, things like this don't go my way. Either they're too good to be true, or there is some unseen catch that I missed in my eagerness to support a new business. Let me just say, my luck has changed! Although my practice started with Bikram / Hot yoga many years ago, it has been a long time since I practiced that style of yoga. I'm more of a Vinyasa (flow) girl. But I decided to try out all of the classes, and I've been nothing but thrilled. The Hot 90 class is a Bikram class (with a few minor alterations - a few poses are only done once and the sit-up is different), and it reminds me of all the things I used to like about Bikram (the amazing workout, the detoxification, the ritual of it all), without all the things I never liked about Bikram (teachers who don't offer modifications, smelly carpeted rooms).If I am going to sweat and, well, yes, suffer for 90 minutes, I'm happy to get to do it in a light, airy room with beautiful floors and a view of the ocean across the street. And the teachers are fantastic and supportive and very clear. I feel amazing after every class! Same goes for the warm 60, a watered down Bikram class in a less boiling hot room, where most poses are done once, one is skipped, and a few are done twice. That's the one I go to while my kids have the best time in the kids class in the next room! Seriously, babysitting but so much more and at a great price (20 USD for five classes). My husband even comes with me on Sundays and loves it. A great family activity - who knew? I've also been going to some of the flow classes. Both the regular teachers and the subs have all been really good. The other day, the sub gave one of the best classes I've ever taken. Of course, she was just in from out of town, but I learned that she was in town because she trains Evolation's flow teachers. That means this place can only get better and better. A beautiful addition to our town!"

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  • Review by Bruce from USA

    "At 66 years old and after 36 years of nursing practice, and 13 years of hot yoga practice, I decided to attend TheHotTT's first 500 hour, 2 month residential, yoga teacher training. The experience was transformative in so many ways. The food and lodgings were wonderful. Living and training with a relatively small group of dedicated yogis was very stimulating and enlivening. The curriculum was detailed, well thought out, engaging and delivered by an incredible array of highly skilled and experienced teacher trainers. There was a lot of memorization for the hot yoga dialogues; and, there was so much more. We studied the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita. We had weekend seminars in partner yoga, Kriya yoga, yoga for children. We had extensive posture mechanics trainings and anatomy. I now teach yoga in my home town."

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  • Review by Hadley Carr from Costa Rica

    "I left the Evolation training, confident in my teaching. I learned so much, not only about the 90 minute Hot yoga class, and what words you have to say, but also anatomy, philosophy, meditation, and the most of all, I learned about was myself."

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  • Review by Kahley Cuff from Santa Barbara

    "I am a certified yoga instructor! This has been one of the most incredible journeys of my life and I thank everyone who has been a part of it in any way. It's a dream come true!"

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  • Review by Mary Grace from USA

    "If you're considering teacher training, Evolation will give you more than you could ever expect. I can't thank you enough, for your beautiful teachers and passion for sharing yoga. I'll be back in 2016!"

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