It is as simple as that. When you know you will be responsible for sharing something with another human being – you automatically take it to heart in a different way. Whether you take the training for personal development or with the intention to begin teaching yoga we encourage our trainees to begin to SEE through the eyes of a teacher. The PATH of Teaching is a PATH of integration: making something a living wisdom which can then be shared and passed on.
Passing on the living wisdom of yoga is the purpose of our 200 hr devoted yogi teacher training.
Giving you the tools to teach/practice vibrantly, progressively and with confidence is our commitment to you.
We are dedicated to bringing you the finest Art, Science and Tradition Yoga has to offer. The Parampara (teacher to student unbroken lineage) is something we are deeply devoted to and take quite seriously here at our Island Yoga Shala (school).
What you can expect from a 200 hr yoga teacher training at devoted yogi®…
✔ All Star team of faculty with skill diversity, each with over 15 years of dedicated yoga practice and/or experience leading advanced trainings. ✔ Lots of ‘Functional Anatomy’ in asana combined with learning to read bodies energetically. ✔ Joyful community with a soft approach to deep inner work. ✔ Yoga Philosophy straight from the Vedas and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. ✔ Strong sequencing practice for varied level classes and flow creation. ✔ Overview of alignment for basic warming, apex and closing postures. ✔ Training in voice, cueing and demonstration. ✔ Subtle body anatomy and experiential learning. ✔ Pranayama and Meditation. ✔ Adjustments, Modifications and use of touch in yoga. ✔ Yin Yoga and 5 Element Theory Training.
“Finding Jenna and DEVOTED YOGI has been a profound blessing for me. I have practiced yoga in many places, and I find that the healing art of yoga is being offered with such clarity, generosity, and respect in Jenna’s studio. There is no judgement, which fosters a safe space to be where you are in the practice, and to reach for the edge of your practice, when inspired. By weaving a deep understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy, and embodied consciousness- Jenna cultivates room for the divine to emerge, for the ordinary to become illuminated. Authentic connection is revealed. I cherish my time here, and I always leave class feeling renewed and resourced- regardless of the circumstances going on in my life. DEVOTED YOGI is a bright, warm treasure, that reminds me to live in the larger arc.” – Erin Ohara (Mother/Musician, and Graduate of Spring 2017 200 hr YTT)
Module 1: Jan 31- Mar 1, 2020 Fri 5:30 – 8:30 pm I sat 12-7:30 pm I sun 12-7:30 pm
Module 2: May 1 – May 31st, 2020 Fri 5:30 – 8:30 pm I sat 12-7:30 pm I sun 12-7:30 pm
Cost: $3250 / $3000 early bird
About the instructors:
Jenna Mcdonald, 200hr E-Ryt Asana, Art Of Teaching & Philosophy
Jenna brings a combination of rich Asana based teachings and a background in Vedanta and Sanskrit together for a unique lineage based approach to modern yoga. She teaches and is trained in Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Various Forms of Pranayama & Meditation with over 1,000 hrs of combined teacher trainings. She is the lead instructor and director of the Devoted Yogi Teacher Training. It has always been her vision to bring the spiritual richness of global yoga to greater Seattle Area (her birthplace) and with this incredible faculty she is happy to announce that dream manifest! She holds a BA in Eastern Philosophy and Decolonization from Evergreen State College. 3 words to Describe Jenna’s Teaching: Technical. Devotional. Inspired.
Jeny Rae Vidal, 200hr Ryt Decolonization and Inclusivity in Yoga & Shakti Strong Ceremony
Jeny Rae is a Yoga teacher, community builder, and consciousness raiser. She holds a degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley which informs her practice, her teaching and her leadership style. She has taught at and managed multiple Yoga studios along the west coast. Recognizing we are both student and teacher, she creates a judgement-free zone of inclusivity, accessibility and radical responsibility to embody Yoga on and off the mat. Three words to describe Jeny Rae’s teaching: Playful. Deep. Authentic.
Sarah Kruse, Ayurvedic Practitioner and LMP Self-Care for Yoga Teachers and Ahimsa Lifestyle
Sarah is the Owner and Director of Embrace Ayurveda in Seattle, Wa. As graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute of New Mexico where she mentored under Dr. Vasant Lad. She has traveled to and from India and Kaui’i for many years studying with various Ayurvedic Doctors and Practitioners to refine and LIVE her practice. We are happy to welcome her back for the 200 hr training. 3 words to Describe Sarah’s Teaching: Thoughtful. Nourishing. Sublime.
Stacy Hemingway, 500hr E-Ryt Principles of Alignment in Hands, Feet and Inversions
Stacy is steeped in years of both teaching and maintaining an advanced personal practice. Her passion is alignment and inversions. She is here to support all our trainees to develop a practice with good form and proper strength. Stacy trained for years in Anusara Yoga before it changed forms and brings her sweet functional cues together with intentional sequencing to craft meaningful and pragmatic classes. 3 Words to Describe Stacy’s Teaching: Clear. Functional. Fun!