Santa Monica Yoga Teacher Training 2013
Yoga Alliance Approved 200-hour 6-month Program Begins June 7
Application & Deposit Due May 15
The Santa Monica Yoga teacher training creates a solid foundation to teach and practice yoga. Whether your intention is to teach or simply to deepen your practice, we invite you to learn, grow, and discover where your path leads.
June through November 2013
- One weekend intensive with classes Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday all day
- Additional weekend afternoon workshops (details below)
- Attendance of 6 regularly scheduled yoga classes (as assigned)
- Reading and homework assignments
- One monthly meeting/check-in session/potluck
- June 7-9
- June 28-30
- August 2-4
- September 6-8
- October 4-6
- November 1-3
Friday evening, 7:00-9:00 pm
Open to the public. Topics include:
- The Eight-Fold Path
- Yoga Sutras
- Bhagavad Gita
- Chakras, Nadis and the Esoteric Energy System
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(includes 1 hour lunch break)
Exclusive for teacher trainees. Topics include:
- Deepening understanding of yoga asanas and proper form
- The art of teaching and communicating with your students
- Physical adjustments
- Practice teaching
- Awakening understanding of the self: physically, mentally and emotionally
- Integrating yoga philosophy into the practice and teaching of yoga
Open to the public.
- Anatomy with Russ Pfeiffer (two-day workshop)
- Bandha, Drishti and Pranayama: The Path to a Focused Yoga Practice with Nancy Goodstein, July 13
- Agni Sara: The Master Practice with Luke Ketterhagen, July 27
- Yoga and the Nervous system with Kyra Haglund, August 17
- Teaching for Injuries with Leslie Bogart
- Teaching Prenatal Yoga with Deborah Raoult
Nancy Goodstein has been an Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teacher for nearly twenty years in which time she has taught and traveled around the world in her studies. She is grateful to have had the wonderful teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Dena Kingsburg, Shari Friedrichson, Alan Finger, Lisa Walford, Erich Schiffmann and more. They have shared their knowledge while encouraging her to find and speak from her own truth. She feels this is the greatest thing she can pass on to her students as well.
Kyra Haglund teaches yoga in a compassionate, knowledgeable, and energetic manner. She views yoga as a multilayered journey that inspires greater understanding of and connection to the true Self within. She draws on her background as a dancer to evoke inner grace and balance in a safe, creative environment. Kyra lived and studied in both India and Nepal, having practiced extensively with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy. She also received certification to teach from Acharya V. Venkatesh of the Atma Vikasa Center in Mysore, India. Most recently, she has had the privilege of studying with and assisting Max Strom. Kyra’s classes are holistic explorations of the mind, body and spirit.
Luke Ketterhagen is a teacher in the Himalayan Tradition. He completed his yoga teacher certification and spent over seven years of residence at the Himalayan Institute living and learning yoga. After that intensive, Luke began teaching classes, workshops and teacher training programs specializing in hatha, meditation, diet and nutrition, and stress management. Luke’s teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, has always inspired him to share the knowledge of yoga - breathing, relaxation, and meditation - in a practical way that will help bring equanimity and balance to people’s lives.
An anatomist and movement expert, Russ Pfeiffer teaches anatomy for yoga teacher training programs throughout the Southwest. His holistic and practical explanation of anatomy touches on all aspects of being human and ranges from philosophical to highly technical. His teaching is grounded in sound anatomical understanding of the body from over 15 years' experience as a yoga therapist and Rolfer. He has also taught anatomy and movement at University of California Irvine and the Rolf Institute. He lectures regularly on the evolution of human movement for the Anthropology Department at LA City College.
Santa Monica Yoga’s 200-hour Teacher Training is registered through Yoga Alliance.
Students who successfully complete the training will receive certification and may register through Yoga Alliance. If on a payment plan, certificate will be awarded after all payments are made.
Once certified, trainees will be eligible to volunteer to teach specially designated teacher trainee classes on the Santa Monica Yoga schedule. Through this program we are able to provide our graduates with the opportunity to gain real teaching experience and also to provide our community with low-cost ($5) yoga classes.
There are two payment plans:
- One payment of $2,700
- Six monthly payments of $500 each
- A deposit of $500 holds your space in the training - Due May 15
- Price includes a six-month pass for unlimited classes - a $600 value!
~ Dj Drez, 2008 graduate
"The Santa Monica Yoga teacher training was an incredibly enriching and valuable experience. I deepened my practice significantly, developed my understanding and skill sets as a teacher, and learned the rich history of yoga. The small and warm class environment was very personal, supportive and safe."
~ Karen Hilsberg, Ph.d., 2009 graduate
"During the Yoga Teacher Training I learned that we all might be different and have different bodies which work differently, but we all need the same things- we need patience, we need love, we need to believe in ourselves and we all are trying to find the truth."
~ Irina Hardy, 2008 graduate