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the craft of teaching yoga

The Craft of Teaching Yoga is an interlocution between artistry, yoga philosophy, introspection, and self-realization. Employing yoga’s rich history alongside practical teaching methodology, the Craft empowers trainees to lead a creative, musical, and meaningful vinyasa flow. The Craft enrolls practitioners to be an active participant on the mat, and in their lives, with expanded self-awareness, purpose, and presence.

The Craft explores four overarching themes that guide us through the training experience. These meta-concepts enrich our relationship with ourselves and our interactions with everything in our lives. Through the felt experience of each concept, we increase our capacity to lead as yoga facilitators. We awaken, we flow, we expand, and we integrate. We emerge from this training transformed, yet closer to our selves than ever before.

 
 
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the program overview

Welcome to a unique training experience.

Our inclusive, diverse, and comprehensive training utilizes dynamic learning modalities, adapted to every learning style. Whether you are a visual, audible, or kinesthetic learner, you are fully engaged and empowered to co-create a learning environment that is fun, informative, and transformational in our program.

     
     

    In the Craft of Teaching Yoga, you will:

    • teach an intelligent, musical, and meaningful vinyasa flow
    • develop and refine your authentic voice for teaching
    • gain an intuitive, felt-sense of yoga anatomy
    • be fascinated by yoga philosophy and history 
    • use music to enhance your theme & offering
    • understand the underlying logic in yoga sequences

     

    • build a broad scope of Seattle’s yoga offerings 
    • cultivate artistic self-expression through your class
    • deepen your spiritual connection through yogic ritual 
    • feel supported with your buddy, your family, a team of mentors, and your yoga teacher training community
    • cultivate the felt-knowledge of your energetic anatomy
     
     
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    summer 2018 schedule

    june 14 — dec 9, 2018

    The training schedule for the summer 2018 season is accessible for anyone with a robust and busy life! We meet one weekend a month, as well as two Thursdays a month. In addition, Crafters are invited to four workshops outside of our learning sessions and must attend at least two.

    Thursdays: 6:30pm-9:30pm @ Bohemian Studios in West Seattle
    Saturdays & Sundays: 1:00pm-8:00pm Bohemian Studios in Phinney Ridge

     
     

    June '18

    Opening Day-Thursday: 6/14
    Saturday: 6/16
    Weekend: 6/23 + 6/24
    Thursday: 6/28

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    July/August '18

    JULY SESSIONS
    Thursdays: 7/12 + 
    7/26
    Weekend: 7/14 + 7/15

    AUGUST SESSIONS
    Thursdays: 8/16 + 8/30
    Weekend: 8/25 + 8/26

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    Sept/Oct '18

    SEPTEMBER SESSIONS
    Thursdays: 9/6 + 9/27
    Weekend: 9/29 + 9/30

    OCTOBER SESSIONS
    Saturday: 10/6
    Thursdays: 10/11 + 10/25
    Weekend: 10/20 + 10/21

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    Nov/Dec '18

    NOVEMBER SESSIONS
    Thursdays: 11/18 + 11/29
    Weekend: 11/17 + 11/18

    DECEMBER SESSIONS
    Thursday: 12/6
    Weekend: 12/8 + 12/9

     
     
     
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    your instructors

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    adrienne & eric

     

    We are two liberated souls enraptured by the wonderment of existence. We craft our every day lives through the lens of yoga philosophy, and we co-create an environment with our students that reveals the wisdom in the ancient texts: you are already whole. We allow our students to experience this simple, yet profound, fact through radical embodiment, rich discussion, and the practical application of lessons. We share yoga asana, ritual, contemplation, breathing techniques, and our connection to nature to guide our students in The Craft. We cannot wait to explore the vast inner landscape with you.

     
     

    I, Adrienne, am an Indiana-girl living a life I never thought possible. Some say I am a pioneer in the fitness industry, but I’m just a dreamer fiercely dedicated to living with purpose and heart-felt intentions. For the longest time, I sought happiness outside of myself. I kept shifting and changing everything about my external environment in hopes that my inner world would feel better. Through yoga, I long-last found the peace I desired. I remembered my perfection, and by loving myself entirely, I became empowered to share my lessons with others.  The yoga philosophy and teachings are my confidant, a trusted friend that illuminates my shadows and pushes my barriers beyond comprehension into pure potential and expansion. // adrienne’s website

    Eric Rabena

    I, Eric, live by the philosophy that I can only live my life to my limited capacity allowed by my experience. That is, the potential of my circustances of my life are mere constructs of my past, present, and thoughts for the future. Thusly, I practice never to take things personally because I understand that everyone has different expectations of the world. And it is for this uniqueness that I dance and revel in the varieties of life. I say, the commonalities we identify within our relationships are comforting and familiar, indeed, but finding inspiration in diversity is what paves the road to self-expression. I yearn to share yoga because it illuminates my path as a sentient being, and I am humbled and inspired, grateful for my life of learning and love. // eric’s website

     
     
     

    featured instructors

    We believe in abundance and share our favorite instructors. The Craft collaborates with wellness industry leaders and master trainers to provide a rich and expansive learning environment.

     
     
     
      M I C H E L L E   J O H N S O N   Social justice warrior | Author | Yogi | Teacher | Healer   In Michelle's workshop,  Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice , we collectively harness our power so that we may take action to create social change.   We will connect with our inner fire, our Agni, to get clear about our actions and how to align ourselves with the greater good to be in service of humanity.

    M I C H E L L E   J O H N S O N
    Social justice warrior | Author | Yogi | Teacher | Healer 

    In Michelle's workshop, Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice, we collectively harness our power so that we may take action to create social change. 

    We will connect with our inner fire, our Agni, to get clear about our actions and how to align ourselves with the greater good to be in service of humanity.

      K A R U N A   M A Y  Alchemist | Nutrition guide | Posture sculptor | Yogi | Rebel | Earth Lover  We are at an evolutionary moment in history—our spiritual collective can see how our traumas have taken agency over our capacity to know our divinity, our innocence, and raw power.  Regain clarity and connection to Spirit in  Respire, a Breathwork Medicine Journey , where Karuna joins Reya Born to guide us to explore our inner landscape and discover our reciprocity to the Divine.  

    K A R U N A   M A Y
    Alchemist | Nutrition guide | Posture sculptor | Yogi | Rebel | Earth Lover

    We are at an evolutionary moment in history—our spiritual collective can see how our traumas have taken agency over our capacity to know our divinity, our innocence, and raw power.

    Regain clarity and connection to Spirit in Respire, a Breathwork Medicine Journey, where Karuna joins Reya Born to guide us to explore our inner landscape and discover our reciprocity to the Divine. 

      L E A H   A D A M S   Ayurvedic | Health Counselor | Yin Yogi | Teacher Trainer   Yoga is a natural and essential component of Leah's humanity.   In Leah's workshop,  Ayurvedic Elixirs and Potions , we will experience meditation, Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory, Western Science, and healing through nature. Further, we will learn how to weave in our love of yoga into our lives so we may share it from a felt-sense, embodied way of being.

    L E A H   A D A M S
    Ayurvedic | Health Counselor | Yin Yogi | Teacher Trainer 

    Yoga is a natural and essential component of Leah's humanity. 

    In Leah's workshop, Ayurvedic Elixirs and Potions, we will experience meditation, Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory, Western Science, and healing through nature. Further, we will learn how to weave in our love of yoga into our lives so we may share it from a felt-sense, embodied way of being.

      K A R I N A   B R O S S M A N  Self Expression Enthusiast | Yoga Teacher | Mentor for Young Girls  Your voice is one of the most important components of your teaching and yet is typically the most underutilized and misunderstood aspects of your teaching.  Find Your True Voice  guides into your own self expression.

    K A R I N A   B R O S S M A N
    Self Expression Enthusiast | Yoga Teacher | Mentor for Young Girls

    Your voice is one of the most important components of your teaching and yet is typically the most underutilized and misunderstood aspects of your teaching. Find Your True Voice guides into your own self expression.

      J E N N A   M C D O N A L D  Mom | Yogi | Vedantic | Entrepreneur | Empath | Teacher  In her workshop,  Living Yoga Traditions,  we will learn about the traditional Vedic 8 Limbed Yoga and how to weave the physicality and technicality of Ashtanga Yoga Asana with Vedic philosophy.

    J E N N A   M C D O N A L D
    Mom | Yogi | Vedantic | Entrepreneur | Empath | Teacher

    In her workshop, Living Yoga Traditions, we will learn about the traditional Vedic 8 Limbed Yoga and how to weave the physicality and technicality of Ashtanga Yoga Asana with Vedic philosophy.

      E R I C   R A B E N A  Anatomy Nerd |  Healer | Full-Body Listener  When we employ total body listening, we learn how to utilize our hands as an extension of our yoga intention.  Reciprocal Hands-On Assists , is a workshop that empowers instructors to listen inward while simultaneously using intuition and mindfulness to relay the deepest teachings of yoga.

    E R I C   R A B E N A
    Anatomy Nerd |  Healer | Full-Body Listener

    When we employ total body listening, we learn how to utilize our hands as an extension of our yoga intention. Reciprocal Hands-On Assists, is a workshop that empowers instructors to listen inward while simultaneously using intuition and mindfulness to relay the deepest teachings of yoga.

      K E L S E Y   J O H N S O N  Therapist  |  Yogi  |  Teacher  |  Facilitator | Healer  In Kelsey's interactive workshop,  Weight Bias and Inclusive Yoga , we will continue our work toward a world where all bodies are valued and celebrated. We believe it's necessary to become aware of our biases that perpetuate our culture's stigma and systemic, social justice issues regarding health, weight, diet, and fitness.  We will debunk myths about weight, and we will develop practical, inclusive, and welcoming language that cultivates body-acceptance and self-care. 

    K E L S E Y   J O H N S O N
    Therapist  |  Yogi  |  Teacher  |  Facilitator | Healer

    In Kelsey's interactive workshop, Weight Bias and Inclusive Yoga, we will continue our work toward a world where all bodies are valued and celebrated. We believe it's necessary to become aware of our biases that perpetuate our culture's stigma and systemic, social justice issues regarding health, weight, diet, and fitness.

    We will debunk myths about weight, and we will develop practical, inclusive, and welcoming language that cultivates body-acceptance and self-care. 

      Reya Born  Acupuncturist | Herbalist | Author | Way-shower | Visionary | Earth Advocate  I remember I was born belonging to this Earth; I am part of a higher network of life. These visceral feelings of where things come from and ultimately where they go still beats through the fabric of my being. It is my medicine that feeds my Soul. It is Brilliant Medicine.  Regain clarity and connection to Mother Earth in  Respire, a Breathwork Medicine Journey , where Karuna joins Reya Born to guide us to explore our inner landscape and discover our reciprocity to the Divine.  

    Reya Born
    Acupuncturist | Herbalist | Author | Way-shower | Visionary | Earth Advocate

    I remember I was born belonging to this Earth; I am part of a higher network of life. These visceral feelings of where things come from and ultimately where they go still beats through the fabric of my being. It is my medicine that feeds my Soul. It is Brilliant Medicine.

    Regain clarity and connection to Mother Earth in Respire, a Breathwork Medicine Journey, where Karuna joins Reya Born to guide us to explore our inner landscape and discover our reciprocity to the Divine. 

      C L A U D E T T E   E V A N S    Student |  Yogi | Lifelong Learner | Educator | Manager | Entrepreneur   She is passionate about the experience of higher strength, sensitivity, freedom, skillfulness, and wisdom so that yogis can cultivate greater connection in their lives. In Claudette's  Sanskrit  workshop we learn how to honor the ancient teachings and utilize our voice to improve the clarity of focus and foster the power of sound. 

    C L A U D E T T E   E V A N S  
    Student |  Yogi | Lifelong Learner | Educator | Manager | Entrepreneur 

    She is passionate about the experience of higher strength, sensitivity, freedom, skillfulness, and wisdom so that yogis can cultivate greater connection in their lives. In Claudette's Sanskrit workshop we learn how to honor the ancient teachings and utilize our voice to improve the clarity of focus and foster the power of sound. 

      M A R I A  M C D O N A L D  Nidra guide |  Facilitator | Social Artist | Yogi  ' Yoga Nidra, Welcome Yourself Home ,' is an experiential introduction to the accessible, gentle, and powerful healing practice of yoga Nidra.   Nidra can been used to treat trauma, the practice of turning limiting beliefs in to liberating beliefs. 

    M A R I A  M C D O N A L D
    Nidra guide |  Facilitator | Social Artist | Yogi

    'Yoga Nidra, Welcome Yourself Home,' is an experiential introduction to the accessible, gentle, and powerful healing practice of yoga Nidra.

     Nidra can been used to treat trauma, the practice of turning limiting beliefs in to liberating beliefs. 

      S A M A R A  A N D R A D E  Shamanic Reiki Master | Trama-Informed Yogi | Teacher | Anatomy Nerd  Integrating playful opportunities to explore, Samara incorporates yoga, breath work, Yoga Tune Up®, and The Roll Method® specialized therapy balls to both strengthen bodies and provide stress and tension relief.   In her workshop,  Teaching to Stress & Trauma , Samara supports teachers to develop awareness and hone their tools to create healthier happier bodies.

    S A M A R A  A N D R A D E
    Shamanic Reiki Master | Trama-Informed Yogi | Teacher | Anatomy Nerd

    Integrating playful opportunities to explore, Samara incorporates yoga, breath work, Yoga Tune Up®, and The Roll Method® specialized therapy balls to both strengthen bodies and provide stress and tension relief. 

    In her workshop, Teaching to Stress & Trauma, Samara supports teachers to develop awareness and hone their tools to create healthier happier bodies.

     
     
     
     
     

     a few testimonials

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    The Craft changed my life!

    It's more than a training to become a yoga instructor (that's a given), it's the opportunity to grow as a human, living on the edge of your skin: body, soul & mind. I made incredibly close friendships & dug deep within myself to push beyond comforts & into potential & take creative risks.

    Adrienne’s creative vinyasa flows are passionate, embodied & empowering for everyone. The classes are accessible while still offering a challenge to strengthen & stimulate the mind. Do it, just sign up already! It will be more than you anticipated a training could be.

    -Ashley Zimmerman, Spring 2017

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    hands down the training I would choose

    I served as a mentor during The Craft in 2017. As an RYT 500, if I were to start my training over again, this is hands down the training I would choose. The quality of teaching that emerges from this program is incredibly impressive. I feel lucky to have been a part of this beautiful training.

    -Chelsea Bird, Spring 2017

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    So yes, do it. Absolutely.

    I was in The Craft in winter/spring of 2017.

    You should choose this YTT program if you meet the following:
    1. You want to learn from some of the best instructors in Seattle
    2. You want to expand your yoga network and make wonderful, supportive friends
    3. You crave a safe space for personal development, challenge, and recreating the lenses through which you see yourself and the world

    You will receive all of the tools you need to learn how to teach a gorgeous vinyasa class, be supported through the program's mentorship component, and make lifelong friends in the process!

    -Kristin Spaans, Winter 2017

     

    tuition

    early bird rate ($300 deposit due before May 1): $2,750
    self-investment after May 1: $2,950

    • Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at Bohemian Studios, teacher training manual, tools to lead intelligently sequenced vinyasa flow, yoga playlists, mentorship coaching, RYT 200hr Certification (if completed requirements), and all the warm fuzzy feelings.
    • Tuition does not include optional yoga field trip classes to other studios, online payment credit card fees, or books. 

    Still with us? Fantastic! Please apply below, and when approved, you can reserve your spot with a $300 deposit. Full balance due by June 14, 2018. 

    On a budget? It's all good. Let's talk about payment plans!

    ready for this? apply below! 

     
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    Yoga teacher training is a transformative and powerful experience. If you have hesitations or questions, just reach out to us. Send us an email by clicking here. We would love to talk on the phone or meet for a cup of coffee or tea and talk about your life goals and yoga and how the Craft will help you along your journey.

    If you feel great about it, then please apply below! We will respond to your application in 3-5 business days.

    Yay, yoga!

     
     
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