The Avita Yoga Student

Success as a teacher will always depend on one’s willingness to remain a student (which is what makes this training ideal for those who may not have the desire to teach). If as students we enter the practice with beginner’s mind, then the question becomes, “How do we become teachers while maintaining beginner’s mind?” The answer goes beyond the notion of continually learning new information. Beginner’s mind is all about humility and being able to access the Presence that comes with practice. No matter how “advanced” we become beginner’s mind is what keeps the practice fresh and effective.

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The Avita Yoga Teacher

A teacher must have the sincere desire to help others, which sounds trite until you realize that your desire to help others cannot happen without also helping yourself. As a student in this teacher training you will learn how to  take care of yourself. Self care and self practice become an asset that keeps you healthy, and informed as you help others. Your comprehension is improved through practice, and your words will have deeper meaning.

As teachers we commit to our own healing (which is an important part of the training) in order to meet the needs of our students. To share the practice is a deeply fulfilling responsibility. Along the way, you will fill your life’s “toolbox” with tools that will help you and those around you for a lifetime. To share the practice and the peace and happiness it brings fosters the same in you, which is what makes the experience good for your students but exceptionally good for you, the aspiring teacher. Remember, yoga joins. Perfection is never required.

The learning begins with you.

While there will always be continuing education opportunities, this comprehensive teacher training includes a 200 Hour program called Avita Yoga Essentials and a 300 Hour program called Avita Yoga Progressive.

200 Hour Avita Yoga Essentials

Why are you drawn to this practice?

What inspires you?

Why do you want to help others?

These are the important questions that we work with throughout the training. These inquiries and the answers that come help us become inspired students, and better teachers. One of the simplest definitions of yoga is the study of self.

There will be anatomy, physiology, philosophy and theory as they relate to Avita Yoga. You will make new friends and share a common purpose to learn and grow together. Using pre-written sequences as a guide, students are encouraged to cultivate a home practice to better understand the practice and its significance on their our own bodies.

Learning to guide yourself through your own practice is a stepping stone to guiding another.

This is a personal practice that you can fall in love with–one that you will look forward to and naturally want to share. The same sequences that we practice become the class plans that we teach. You will learn new skills and the essentials of Avita Yoga, a practice designed to have predictable, sustainable results.

After successful completion of Avita Yoga Essentials, a minimum 6 month integration time is required before further study. More information will not be helpful until prior knowledge is absorbed and applied.

The 200 Hour graduate is encouraged to teach in small group settings (5 to 15 students depending on prior teaching/group experience). Upon completion, the graduate will have a strong home practice, be able to teach to small groups and have a deeper understanding of Self, the cornerstone of a happy and successful teacher.

What to Expect

First of all, no prior teaching experience is required. This could very well be your first yoga teacher training ever! Many come with no intention of ever teaching, and then sometimes find they have a knack for it.

Come prepared to learn with fellow students – each with a unique history of life experiences, patterns and injuries and each eager to work through their trepidation and grow and learn together. Avita Yoga teacher trainings are inspired by the diversity of the classroom. If you plan to teach, a diverse population is what you will see in your classes. As a graduate of this program, you will embark on a lifelong journey to not only feel the yoga in your own body but learn to see and sense its impact on others. It is a skill that you will develop and own for the rest of your life.

Your homework will be mostly in the form of personal practice. Most trainees find that they naturally gravitate to a home practice which should always come naturally and never be forced. How much and how often you practice is up to you. You will be asked to journal your findings as you experience the changes taking place in your body and mind.

As a way to access the healing nature of the mind, we will use the Yoga Sutras and other classic texts like the Bhagavad Gita and Siddhartha so there will be some suggested reading. Students will receive prewritten class plans and a training manual.

It’s not only what is taught, it’s how it is taught.

Come to this training to learn how to teach a yoga class that is unique to each person in the room.
We undoubtedly have a lot to learn from each other.

Remote Classroom Participation

For those traveling from afar you have the option to participate remotely through our Lifesize video conferencing technology. You will be “in the room” live during the remaining three remote sessions which will allow you to ask questions, see and hear what’s going on as well as practice along with the rest of the group.

Physical presence is required for a total of three sessions — the last one is mandatory.

Above all, come to this training to have fun!
We hope to see you soon.

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Yoga Loft is situated near the foot of Boulder’s famous Flatirons which provide an inspirational backdrop to the practice. The studio is surrounded by great restaurants and coffee shops, with two full service grocery stores nearby. Locker rooms and showers are also available.

200 Hour —Avita Yoga Essentials 2018

2018 Classes

Thursday – Sunday

July 26, 27, 28, 29
August 30, 31 Sept 1, 2
September 20, 21, 22, 23
October 25, 26, 27, 28
November 15, 16, 17, 18
December 6, 7, 8, 9

Daily Schedule:

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

9:00 – 10:30 am Check-in and practice
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 12:30 pm Lecture and Discussion
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 4:15 pm Lecture and Discussion
4:15 – 4:30 pm Break
4:30 – 5:30 pm Yoga practice

Tuition $3,100:

Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at Yoga Loft for the 6 month duration of the training, July 26 to December 9 ($640 value!)

Register by Monday, June 18 and save! 

Registration Deposit Required: $500

Payment options:

  • Pay in full
  • Installment Plan

Pay in full before June 18 and save up to $450!

See chart below for your registration payment options.

Early Bird Registration

Register by Monday, June 18

Early Bird Pay in Full  …  $2,900

$500 Deposit by June 18

$2,400 Balance due by July 26

Early Bird Installment Plan  …  $3,100

$500 Deposit by June 18

6 Month Payment Plan

  • 5 months at $475
  • Final Month at $275
Registration

After Monday, June 18

Pay in Full  …  $3,100

$500 Deposit upon registration

$2,600 Balance due by July 26

Installment Plan  …  $3,350

$500 Deposit upon registration

6 Monthly Payments

  • Monthly $475