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Imagine the Bikram yoga teacher training experience in a more balanced, inclusive, and open minded environment. TheHotTT is the true alternative. A training where you will learn to teach the primary hot yoga series (26+2), in an intense, challenging, and inspiring training environment, without the associated attachments. Evolation Yoga love what Bikram has helped bring into this world. Now it is time to grow up, time to move on, and time to evolve.
You will train in a peaceful place to give you the perfect environment to focus on your yoga practice. This is a true immersion. Alongside lectures, posture mechanics, and teaching clinics you will practice two classes a day - Monday through Friday - and an advanced class on Saturdays. And yet, there will be no time wasted: no day of study will go past 22:30. This program, and the world class teachers that will lead you through it are the perfect way to go deeper with your yoga knowledge, to become a great teacher, and to take your practice to the next level.
Weekdays at are usually 09:00 - 22:00 and Saturdays are 9:00 - 15:00. Some weekends include special programming for your additional workshops and teaching certificates. Sundays without special programs are optional. The primary focus of this 500-hour course is to help you become a well balanced Hot yoga teacher. The curriculum includes posture mechanics, teaching clinics, and in-depth lectures. The schedule moves between yoga practice, workshops, and theory.
In addition to learning how to teach the Primary Hot yoga series (26+2) class, you will also complete the Synergy Partner Yoga teacher training, Rainbow Kids teacher training, and an expanding light meditation workshop as part of the course. 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.
You will learn the yogic anatomy and physiology to take your understanding of the physical rewards of a yoga practice beyond the basic benefits. Discover the anatomical processes affected by yoga, explore the role of fascia in the body and deepen your knowledge of how yoga changes the body. The anatomy course is specifically tied to the 26+2 primary series.
Examine the philosophy and lineage of Paramhansa Yogananda, Bishnu Ghosh, and Bikram Choudhury. You will take on a journey that considers the foundations of yoga, the role of subtle energy, and the importance of unity in the modern yoga world. These lectures will also give you insight into the different types of yoga, the eight limbs of yoga and the different steps of Hatha yoga.
Work in small groups to fine-tune your own posture mechanics for each and every posture within the primary series (26+2). Receive individual feedback on your own practice, and develop the ability to analyze and correct your yoga students. You will work closely with experienced teacher training team on every detail of the postures, in a hands-on and intimate environment that will enable you to go even deeper into your practice.
During the training, you will deepen your meditation practice with the meditation workshop and participate in regular meditation sessions throughout the training. Through a balanced mixture of personal stillness and expert instruction you will discover the true value of meditating, the skills needed to successfully lead a meditation, and how to quiet the mind to develop deeper levels of awareness. This aspect of the course will help you leave more connected with the people around you, the natural environment and the world that you live in.
For three amazing days, Evolation Yoga will be filled with laughing, inventing, practicing, dancing, singing, and playing yoga. The three-day course and certification from Rainbow Kids Yoga is included for no extra cost in the training. Graduates can teach at schools kindergartens, community centers, day care centers, yoga birthday parties and studios that offer classes for kids.
Partner yoga is a playful, healing art form that incorporates partner stretching-yoga asana, capoeira inspired movement and Thai massage as a means to inspire communication, trust, strength, and flexibility. Evolation Yoga introduces Synergy Partner Yoga as a part of teacher trainings as a learning tool, a teaching tool, and a healing tool to compliment everything you do as a yoga teacher.
Practice teaching the asanas and pranayamas that make up the primary series (26+2). This is where you get to put your new knowledge to the test. You will work with our staff and your peers teaching the breathing exercises and postures from the series, and receiving feedback on not only the words you say as you teach, but the way you say those words, the way you use your body as you say them, and all the important nuances that happen in between which make up your style as a yoga teacher.
Experience the other side of the yin-yang balance with several Yin and Restorative yoga classes. Deeply opening the body and holding stillness for longer periods of time in this style of practice is the perfect complement to the intensity of an eight week hot yoga teacher training. This practice works into the fascial system of the body, unwinding patterns of tension in a different way than a more active asana practice. Besides the physical experience of opening and stretching, you will gain a more detailed awareness of your body as you practice stillness and focus.
The Santa Barbara teacher training will be situated in the flagship studio Evolation Yoga Santa Barbara. This large studio is the perfect cumulation of beauty and peace as it showcases ocean views in both of the beautiful yoga rooms. Opening their doors in February of 2014, the entire studio is fresh, new, and full of energy. This 2,800 square feet ocean view space includes two yoga rooms. One for hot yoga and another for unheated classes; changing rooms with showers, well-lit vanities and retail including refreshing drinks. Large heat controlled room with stunning floors, reflective mirrors, natural light through many windows, and a gorgeous view of the ocean. The small room has similar views, and floor, just in an intimate setting.
Andrea Campanella, a former professional chef, travels the world on his bicycle organizing and offering organic and local food feasts in every city and village he stays. Andrea accompanies his vegan and vegetarian offerings with dynamic meditation and creative gatherings in the countries he visits. The money he raises goes toward community projects. Guests will be provided with two meals per weekday.
Please book your flight at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA).
Evolation Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.