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55 Days 500hr Hot Yoga Teacher Training in California

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

California Yoga Teacher Training USA

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.

Highlights

  • Meditation workshops
  • Rainbow kids yoga teaching certification
  • 20-hour synergy partner yoga teaching introduction
  • 500-hour yoga alliance, hot yoga teaching certification
  • Transportation to and from the local airport
  • 54 nights accommodation
  • 2 meals per day
  • 52 days with instruction
  • French, Italian, Spanish, English
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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.

Anatomy

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.

History, lineage and philosophy

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.

Mechanics

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.

Meditation workshop

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.

Rainbow Kids Yoga teaching certification

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.

Synergy Partner Yoga 20-hour teaching introduction

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.

Teaching clinics

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.

Yin and Restorative classes

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.

Sample Schedule

Monday

  • 08:00 Breakfast and study
  • 09:00 Yoga class
  • 11:00 Teaching clinic
  • 13:30 Lunch and study
  • 15:00 Posture mechanics
  • 17:00 Yoga class
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Lecture

Tuesday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Group study
  • 10:30 Yoga class
  • 12:00 Teaching clinic
  • 14:00 Lunch and study
  • 15:30 Anatomy
  • 17:30 Lecture
  • 19:00 Yoga class
  • 20:30 Dinner

Wednesday

  • 08:00 Breakfast and study
  • 09:00 Yoga class
  • 11:00 Teaching clinic
  • 13:30 Lunch and study
  • 15:00 Posture mechanics
  • 17:00 Workshop
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Lecture

Thursday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Group study
  • 10:30 Yoga class
  • 12:00 Teaching clinic
  • 14:00 Lunch and study
  • 15:30 Anatomy
  • 17:30 Lecture
  • 19:00 Yoga class
  • 20:30 Dinner

Friday

  • 08:00 Breakfast and study
  • 09:00 Yoga class
  • 11:00 Teaching clinic
  • 13:30 Lunch and study
  • 15:00 Posture mechanics
  • 17:00 Yoga class
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Lecture

Saturday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Sadhana
  • 10:00 Advanced class
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Workshop

Sunday (optional)

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Sadhana
  • 10:00 Yoga class
  • 13:00 Silent adventure

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.

General
  • Beach nearby
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Child care
  • Free parking

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.

Exclusions

  • One meal during weekdays, two meals on Saturday, and all meals on Sunday are not included.
  • 2 meals per weekday
  • 20-hour Synergy Partner Yoga teaching introduction
  • 54 nights accommodation
  • 500-hour Yoga Alliance, hot yoga teaching certification
  • Meditation workshop
  • Rainbow Kids Yoga teaching certification
  • Transportation to and from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
  • Airfare
  • Mat
  • Set books

Arrival by airplane

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.

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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