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SANGHA YOGA SCHOOL 200-hour In-person yoga teacher Training
Mar 9, 2022| $3600
The world is undergoing a great transformation and our yoga culture needs to be a part of it. As a result we have made some necessary changes to our 200-hr teacher training program. It is our intention to create an experience that supports the healing of our students so they can contribute to the healing of the world. We are so grateful for this opportunity to heal with you.
Techniques, Training and Practice
Posture Clinics + Pranayama + Introduction to Chanting
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
Ayurveda + Subtle Body + Sutra Study + The Ethics of Teaching & Living Yoga + History of Yoga + Cultural Appropration + Mind of an Aspirant Yogi + The Gunas + 4 Paths of Yoga + Birth & Death from a Yogic Perspective + Dharma & the Bhagavad Gita + Seva
Trauma Informed Practices + Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion + Body Kind Yoga + Voice + The Business of Yoga + Mindful Marketing
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy & Kinesiology + Direction & Movement + Bones + Ligaments & Tendons + Fascia 101 + Joints + Muscles & How They Function + Tension & compression + Bone & Muscle Structures + Spine, Core, & Shoulders + Range of Motion + Prioprioception + The Posterior Chain + Stretch Tolerance + Body Systems + Plumb Line & Key Muscle Engagement + Modern Day Considerations in Yoga Sequencing
Weekly Yoga Practice – 2 x per week
Self Study – 3-10 hrs per week: will include pre-recorded content + reading + check-ins
Skill In Action by Michelle Cassandra Johnson
The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonja Renee Taylor
My Grandmothers Hands by Resmaa Menakem
The Great Work of Your Life by Steven Cope
The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali (translation of your choice)
The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
The Living Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Dates: March 9th, 2022 – June, 15th, 2022
Registration Opens Sept 12th
Tuition For This Training
✓ $500 non-refundable deposit
✓ A 4-month unlimted membership to Sangha included
About the instructors:
Alyssa Pizarro – Seva + Taking Your Practice Off The Mat
After leaving a 10-year fashion career in New York and moving to Seattle, Alyssa was finally able to pursue her passion for yoga and service. Alyssa is a 200-hr yoga instructor from the Nairobi based nonprofit organization, Africa Yoga Project in the Baptiste lineage. With a focus on seva, Alyssa completed trauma-informed trainings with Yoga Behind Bars and Street Yoga. In addition, she is certified through the Holistic Life Foundation and has done multiple trainings with Off the Mat, Into the World. Alyssa served as a instructor in juvenile detention with Yoga Behind Bars, a homeless shelter and an adult care facility within the state of WA. Alyssa helped facilitate the Race and Social Justice module of the Yoga Behind Bars Trauma-Informed Teacher Training for 3 years. She has also co-led modules on diversity and mentorship with the University of Washington’s Yoga Teacher Training since it began in 2017. Alyssa is an instructor with the UW Mindfulness Program and teaches in the Seattle community at Yoga Tree. She also works for the nonprofit, Business Impact NW. Alyssa is attuned and trained as a Reiki level 2 healer, and has named herself a Grief Conversationalist. She has called Seattle home for 7 years with her partner and 11 year-old pupper, Leila.
Damithia Nieves – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Damithia is a dedicated practitioner, educator and tenacious advocate of self-care, community care, and disrupting dominant narratives that derail our personal growth and healing.
She is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, certified children’s yoga teacher, and trauma-informed restorative practice facilitator. She is the founder of Thrive Yoga, a yoga and mindfulness youth empowerment organization, offering trauma-informed, culturally responsive movement and mindfulness practices to youth in schools K-12. Damithia is passionate about facilitating the deep healing work around race and social justice, especially as it intersects with yoga and wellness.
Danny Arghetty (He/Him) – History Of Yoga + Sutra Study + Anatomy
Danny Arguetty, M.A., E-RYT 500, and the Mindfulness Manager at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a yoga teacher trainer, mindfulness and wellbeing educator, and has written two books: Nourishing the Teacher: Inquiries, Contemplations & Insights on the Path of Yoga and The 6 Qualities of Consciousness: Practical Insights from the Tantric Tradition of Yoga. Danny is also passionate about supporting people and organizations to flourish through science backed mindfulness, wellness, and leadership education. He has over 15 years of experience in group facilitation, one-on-one coaching, curriculum development, and experiential teaching.
Heather Falkin (She/Her) – Intuitive Sequencing + Practicum
Heather seeks to merge the old school and the new school approaches to guiding students to a sacred place within themselves. Her classes are rooted in the eight limbs of yoga, Vedic tradition, Hindu mythology, Buddhism and the lessons she constantly receives from spirit in her daily life. She offers classes that are physically invigorating, mentally clarifying, spiritually awakening and fun. Teaching from her heart to support the needs of the students in the room is her highest goal — her continued self-study and growth is key in reaching it.
Josephine Edmondson (She/Her) – Trauma-Informed Practices + Pranayama + Subtle Body + Business Of Yoga + Voice + Dharma + Practicum
Josephine Edmondson is a Seattle-based healer and yoga teacher trainer specializing in trauma-informed practices. She currently serves as the lead teacher and curriculum developer for the University of Washington’s Yoga for Healing Program. Over the last eleven years, Josephine has taught yoga, meditation, and breathwork in a variety of settings including: prisons, juvenile detention centers, and eating disorder treatment programs. Josephine also has a private healing practice offering Reiki, breathwork, and one-on-one mentorships.
Regina Rocke (She/Her + They/Them) – Ayurveda
Regina grew up in a small town in Texas and moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2004. She spent most of her life dancing–pursuing both a BFA (2004) and MFA (2006) in dance before switching careers towards a devoted spiritual practice in 2009. In 2014 she received a certification in Ayurveda from the Kripalu School of Ayurveda followed by completiting the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu. Regina completed Breathwork Healer training with master teacher David Elliot in 2017 and recieved her 500-hour yoga teaching certification in 2018.
Regina has spent the last several years delving deep into the study of Ayurveda, yoga, tarot and all things witchy and esoteric. Regina’s intention is to have clients feel happy and healthy in their bodies so that a new way of being becomes a sustainable lifestyle.
Reyna Cohan – Body Kind Yoga + Intuitive Sequencing
Reyna went to her first yoga class when she was 18, was adjusted in headstand, injured her neck, and didn’t return to a studio until about 6 years later. This introduction to the practice has informed and fueled her passion for holding safe and accessible space for students.
Reyna is a teacher foremost and yoga is one vehicle for that passion. As a former environmental and experiential educator Reyna spent 8 years working with youth in residential summer camps and outdoor education non-profits. These experiences have solidified Reyna’s value and understanding of the power of community as well as the power of representation.
Reyna has trained for over 450 hours and has been teaching to youth in non-traditional settings since 2015. She has been teaching in yoga studios since 2018. In 2020 Reyna joined the UW Mindfulness Program, leading asana and meditation classes. Her focus is intentional, intuitive, and accessible vinyasa and yin. Outside of the studio Reyna continues to work with youth and is a Human Resources professional, she views HR as the true “corporate Yoga.”
A true tumbleweed, Reyna has traveled through 41 of the 50 states and has been to 13 countries. Reyna is currently living in her 9th U.S. State, in Boise, Idaho although she will always call Florida home.
Shumit Vatsal – Mind Of An Aspirant Yogi + The Gunas + 4 Paths Of Yoga + Birth & Death From A Yogic Perspective + Intro To Chanting
Shumit was born in the small town of Salem in South India in a family where bhakti and karma yoga was practiced regularly. He practices Vipassana meditation daily and often participates in 10 day silent retreats.
Shumit believes that eternal happiness is attainable through continuous, structured and holistic practice.
Shumit teaches classical hatha yoga as purely as possible, based on his own study and years of practice. He is inspired by a desire to communicate with others in a more meaningful way, and to help others to overcome fear and to find peace.
Shumit only teaches what he has been taught. He believes that when teachings are transmitted purely from teacher to student and so on, without much influence of individual egos, we can be more certain of the efficacy of the teachings.
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