Kula Flow Fundamentals: 200 hour Teacher Training (winter/spring 2020)
So…you know that you are in love with the practice and you have secretly (or openly!) been dreaming about doing a 200 hour teacher training for the past year (or more). You religiously study with your favorite teachers, pine for more information, and perhaps even fiddle around with teaching your friends, lovers, family, co-workers and pets. The time has finally come to formalize that education and see what it takes to take your dreams public! This training will offer you the first steps on a lifelong journey of developing the craft of becoming a teacher. Kula’s foundational training is designed to help you acquire the building blocks you will need in order to continue your education over the next several years. This training is fundamental and is meant to be the cornerstone of your teaching career. We will fill your tool box with all of the necessary elements you will need in order to teach a basic Kula Flow class by the time you graduate. This training is meant for students who have a desire to be on their feet teaching, not for students looking to deepen their practice but not use their voice (which is also good, but then this is not the right training for you). Expect this training to be heavy on anatomy and hands on adjustments, and expect to spend a LOT of time on your feet practicing your newly acquired skills.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31 (early bird); December 15 (regular).
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15
EARLY BIRD TUITION: $3000 (full payment due October 31)
TUITION: $3500 (due December 15)
Tuition includes: A Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour training (with 180 contact hours of instruction), a Kula Flow Foundations manual, and 40 classes good at any Kula location. Classes expire at the conclusion of training (April 19) and cannot be used for Iyengar or Mysore classes. They cannot be shared with friends or other students.
Nikki Vilella – including but not limited to: The Principles of Kula Flow, The Art of Adjustments, Smart Sequencing/Wise Transitions, The Business of Teaching Yoga, Bandhas, Teaching Observation + Feedback
Nikki Costello – Foundational Asana + Philosophy
Zachery Dacuk – Anatomy + Physiology
Lauren Haythe – Applied Anatomy
Jillian Turecki – Kula Basics, Vinyasa Rx, Various Asana Modules
Magi Pierce – Various Asana Modules, Teaching Observation + Feedback, Mentor Program
Alex Auder – Mobility/Stability, Relevant Dharma Talk, The Art of Adjustments
Alison Sinatra – Holding Space + the Seat of a Teacher
Erin Dudley – Mantra, Chanting, Chakra Study, Sanskrit
Annie Piper – Balancing the Nervous System
Oceana Baity – Intro to essential oils
Megan Mook – Meditation
Lara Kohn Thompson – Prenatal + Pelvic Floor
Derek Cook – Guided Self Massage with Props
Minna Taylor – Vocal Technique
Rebecca Ketchum – Ayurveda + teaching private clients, Mentor Program
Margaret Mann – The infamous Kula Hour
Miriam Wolf – Adjustments, turning your home practice info something useful
Kevin Bigger – Honey Flow, Mentor Program
Naimah Johnson – Yoga and Activism
Giulia Pline – Various Asana Modules, Teaching Observation + Feedback, Mentor Program.
DATES: This training will be held over 4 months at Kula in SoHo and Kula in Williamsburg. It will begin with a 9 day intensive in January and continue with selected weekends through April.
9 day intensive (January 11—19); followed by weekends (Friday evening + all day Saturday/Sunday): January 31—February 2; February 7—9; February 21—23; March 6—8; March 20—22; April 3—5.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: You must have a consistent yoga practice of at least 3 years and it is strongly recommended that you have a consistent Kula Flow practice of at least 6 months. You must meet with Nikki Vilella if you are interested in the program and obtain an application directly from her. (If you are from out of town, a phone interview will be conducted.) If you have never been to Kula, it is required that you come in for class before emailing Nikki for an application and a meeting. It is our recommendation that professional and/or personal commitments be minimized during this time, as you will be expected to complete work and participate in mentor groups outside of classroom time.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to receive a Kula Flow Fundamentals certificate of graduation, you will be required to attend all sessions, complete all out of classroom assignments, pass 2 written tests (one midterm and one final exam), and teach a Kula Flow class where you are able to demonstrate sufficient comprehension of the material covered in the training. In the interest of maintaining the highest possible standards for graduates of the Kula Teacher Training program, graduation is not guaranteed unless all requirements are met in full. Graduates of this program will be certified and considered RYT-200 by the Yoga Alliance.
You must obtain an application from Nikki Vilella. Email her to do so (or with any other questions!) at firstname.lastname@example.org.