200 HR TEACHER TRAINING 2018
Community, Empowerment, Love, Growth
Oct 17th – Jan 14th | Santa Barbara, CA
Join DiviniTree as we dive into the path of yoga in our 200 HR Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program. This training is an immersion into the heart of yoga, and an exploration into the philosophy and practices of yoga. Whether you are interested in becoming a yoga teacher, or seeking to deepen your yoga practice, this training will guide you into a deeper understanding of yogic philosophy and yogic practices.
ASANA | PRANAYAMA | MEDITATION
BUILDING A COMMUNITY
GROWING YOUR YOGA BUSINESS
FINDING YOUR SOUL’S TRUE JOURNEY
YOGA AND ECOLOGY
10/17-10/21 (5 Day Immersion)
11/3-11/4 11/10-11/12 11/17-11/18 12/1-12/2 12/7-12/9 1/11-1/14 Final
- $2,995 ($2,795 – Early bird pricing still available!)
- $500 Deposit with application.
Opening Immersion Price:
- $500 Deposit with application.
Immersion special offer $444 (reg $750)
2 for $5000 sign up special (Take your training with a friend!)
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Immersion Schedule Preview
8:30-10 morning sadhana and practice 10-11 welcome circle! – what brought you here? What does yoga mean to you? Meet the tribe 10:30-12:00 philosophy – yoga intro- a history of yoga and a discussion of the yoga diaspora in the postcolonial world 12:00-1:15 lunch 1:30-3:00 technique training: tadasana, Dandasana, Virabradrasana 2, Adhomukha- down dog 3:00-3:30 – teaching/methodology: Take care of ourselves before we teach others: yogic daily self care morning and night ritual, and the importance of nourishing ourselves. Learn simple techniques for self care. 3:30-3:45 break time 3:45- 5:00 pranayama/mantra nadi shodhana, ida and pingala, balancing the masculine and the feminine within ourself – ujjayi breathing
8:30-10 morning sadhana and practice with Rachel – Ground, then open your upper chest and shoulder girdle. 10-11 philosophy – Introduction to Ayurveda- the history of ayurveda- the science of longevity and an exploration of the three doshas and how to identify and balance their energetics 11-12 lunch 12-1:30 technique training: vrksasana, bhujangasana, urdvadhanurasana, pashimotanasana 1:30-2:30 – teaching/methodology: Discussion on the qualities of a great teacher- applicable to teaching any subject, and qualities of a great yoga teacher 2:30-2:45 break time 2:45- 4:15 pranayama/mantra: Breath of fire, gyan mudra, Chin mudra 4:15 – 5 Thai massage: a juicy sequence with hip openers and spinal twists
8:30-10 morning practice with 10:15-morning snack time 10:30-12:30 philosophy – samkhya- (the creation of consciousness) and Ayurveda- techniques for balancing our consciousness and practical ayurvedic herbs for life: an introduction to the main herbs used in Ayurveda and how to incorporate them into your life 12:30-1:30 lunch 1:30-3:00 technique training – trikonasana, ardhachandrasana, sukhasana, vajrasana 3:00-3:30 – teaching/methodology finding your voice- toning excercises and NLP techniques to empower your speach 3:30-3:45 break time 3:45- 4:30 pranayama/mantra: Kumbhaka- the retention of breath- Puraka and Rechaka- how holding fullness and emptiness can transform our practice and our life
8:30-10 morning practice- with Rachel: Cleanse, detoxify, heal- an exploration of Agnisaura and the bandhas with a fun detox flow. 10:15-morning snack time 10:30-12:00 philosophy – 8 limbs of yoga- the Yamas and Niyamas- how to live a yogic life 12:00-1:15 lunch 1:30-3:00 technique training – Vira 1, Parsvottanasana, Crescent warrior, Warrior 3 3:00-3:30 – teaching/methodology: A breakdown of the bandhas- the energetic locks and how using them will make you fly on and off the mat 3:30-3:45 break time 4:00- 4:30 pranayama/mantra: sithali, sukhari, sat kriya
Journey to NatureWe will spend the day among the Los Padres Hills, connecting with the nature spirits. Part of the day will be spent in silent walking meditation, part of it with chanting, and part in themed discussions with a walking partner. Because our forests are our cathedrals: Yoga and Ecology is a vital part of the DiviniTree curriculum- what better place to focus on this crucial topic? Yoga Activation: How can we take our yoga off the mat and create cultural change? A discussion and opportunity to use our voice to speak our intentions with a supportive community. Those who are journeying on for the whole training set their intentions for their yoga activation project!
Founder of DiviniTree Yoga & Arts studio
Ann Averbach is deeply committed to helping others transform their lives through yoga. Founder of DiviniTree Yoga Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara, Ann’s mission is to help build conscious community. Her classes are uplifting, creative, inspiring, and full of wisdom. She lives and breathes yoga and community, and is committed to helping yogis on the path of awakening to live more authentic lives that are in harmony with the earth. Ann has spent over 15 years committed to learning and teaching yoga in its many diverse forms all around the world. From the Himalayas to the Amazon and from Fiji to Kenya, Ann has been harvesting seeds of wisdom and weaving together a tapestry of transformational tools into her life and teachings. Known for her deeply spiritual and yet highly athletic classes. Gypsy Yoga Flow is meant to bring practitioners to an edge and is based on the belief that when we push ourselves out of our comfort zones and walk the edge we truly live. Fusing vinyasa with the freedom and femininity of dance, the awareness of subtle energy work, weaving in positive affirmation and awareness of our internal dialogue, Gypsy Yoga flow is known for its intense strength building, strongly intention based nature, and deeply intuitive, liberating, circular movements. She brings a deep reverence for the earth into her offerings and helps build conscious community around the planet. Ann leads transformational yoga journeys, workshops, and teacher trainings around the world.
Founder of Source Yoga in Santa Barbara Ca, Nicole Inglish; teacher in the 8 limbs of Yoga and trainer RYT 500, E-RYT 200, loves to share the freedom and ease that a daily yoga practice brings. Her 18 year practice is a safe, spirited, naturally therapeutic atmosphere, emphasizing the use of breath, long slow stretches, self-massage and bio-dynamic alignment. We play, investigate, allow space, challenge edges, and learn to listen; caring for and creating the unfolding of our body’s specific needs. Nicole is best known for supporting folks in listening to their own inner cues as their ultimate authority in well-being. She offers private personally designed for you one on one sessions, as well as group classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Nicole is a certified Yoga Therapist, Thai Yoga Bodyworker, a Master Reiki Practitioner, and Astrologer. She also received a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and draws much inspiration from reading and writing. She thanks all her teachers; Erich Schiffman, Saul David Raye, Master Pischet Boonthumm, Jennifer Freed, Marshall Rosenberg, Pema Chodron, Adyshanti, and Swami Vidyadishananda for guiding her along this path. She credits her parents, Jeff and Carole, for gifting her integrity, dedication and unconditional love. Along with yoga, she loves dancing on the beach, body surfing, rock climbing, writing, singing and cooking using the freshest ingredients from the local farmer’s market. Nicole is devoted to truth, awakening and freedom of all beings.
Rachel’s classes weave together the core centered refinement of Pilates, the intuitive movement of dance and the vigor of Ashtanga with the nurturing and healing energy of Thai massage. With a focus on alignment, she creates a space for freedom and play that balances strength and control with complete surrender. Her breath centered classes celebrate our edges, strengths and vulnerabilities, while encouraging self-exploration and honoring our own experience of mind, body and spirit. Inspired by her studies in philosophy and religion, dance and fine art, Rachel creates an accessible practice space that is at once meditative, invigorating, ecstatic, grounding and spiritual. Be fierce, be free and get your practice on yogis!
Learned transcendental meditation and given personal mantra from parents at age 5. Grew up working in family greenhouse and florist. Certified Massage Therapy 650 hours at Kishwaukee College. Certified Hypnotherapy 350 hours at American Academy of Hypnotherapy. Has taught Reiki for ten years. 400 hour Ayurvedic consultation training with American institute of Vedic Studies. 100 hour Thai Massage certification with Sunshine School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Certified Laughter Leader with Madan Kataria’s school of Laughter Yoga. Permaculture designer certification in Hawaii with Aloha Aina. Has had 5 years farming exotic fruits and herbs on family farm on Big Island. Also enjoys making herbal elixers and medicated oils from fresh plants from the farm. Wildcrafter Certification training with Earth Medicine Institute on Maui. Alchemy apprentice with Dennis WIlliam Hauck. Currently enrolled in Healing Sounds correspondence course with Jonathan Goldman and studying Herbal Alchemy with Robert Bartlett.
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I am the co-owner of a small 2 location yoga studio, DiviniTree, a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an astrologer. I have spent my life studying community, spirituality, psychology, and astrology. I find particular interest in reintegrating spirituality and science. AND dancing. I love to dance!