Kula Flow Fundamentals: 200 hour Teacher Training (winter/spring 2017)
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: December 15, 2016
EARLY BIRD TUITION: $3000 (application deadline is November 15, 2016).
REGULAR TUITION: $3500
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 are good for 6 months from date of activation and cannot be used for Iyengar or Kulanatal classes.
There is one PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP available for the 2017 200 hour teacher training program. The scholarship will be awarded to someone who is in need of financial aid, demonstrates full commitment to the values of Kula and brings a unique background to the Kula community. The applicant must meet the following criteria: involvement in community (through yoga or otherwise), desire to attain a new level of awareness through the teacher training program in order to better embody a true yogi spirit, willingness to offer/bring the teachings of the program to their community, demonstrate the need for financial aid, has the financial ability to meet the additional requirements (required classes pre-training outside of Kula and the ability to take time off work during the intensive portion of the training). Deadline for scholarship application is December 1, 2016.
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, 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, Sequencing, Teaching Observation + Feedback
Alex Auder – Philosophy, 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 – Honey Flow, Yin + Restorative, Balancing the Nervous System
Oceana Baity – Kula Hour format + intro to essential oils
Aarona Ganesan – Musical Soundscapes
Megan Mook – Meditation
Lara Kohn Thompson – Prenatal + Pelvic Floor
Derek Cook – Guided Self Massage with Props
Avi Rosenthalis – Yoga Philosophy + Social Justice + Mindfulness and Diversity Training
Minna Taylor – Vocal Technique
Rebecca Ketchum – Ayurveda + teaching private clients
Margaret Mann + Miriam Wolf – Mentor Program + various teaching exercises.
DATES: This training will be held over 3 months: January 22 – April 23. It will begin with a 9 day intensive and be followed by Friday nights and weekends, every OTHER week.
DATE DETAILS: 9 Day Intensive: January 22 – 29 from 12:30-8:30pm daily. Followed by Friday nights (6 – 9pm) and weekends (Saturday + Sunday from 12:30-8:30pm) EVERY OTHER WEEK: February 10 – 12; Feb 24 – 26; March 10 – 12; March 24 – 26; April 7 – 9; April 21 – 23.
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 have a solid understanding of the Surya Namaskar A & B practice, and be able to do urdhva danurasana, sirsasana (without the support of the wall), and adho mukha vrksasana and pincha mayurasana (with or without the wall). 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.) 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 email@example.com.
The Art of Teaching Kula style Yoga: 75 hour Teacher Training
with Schuyler Grant & special guests
Location: This training takes place at a private home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The best way to travel to Old Saybrook (from outside the NYC area) is to fly to any of the NYC airports and then take Amtrak from Penn Station or MetroNorth/Shoreline East from Grand Central to the Old Saybrook train station which is 5 minutes from the house.
This is a 75 hour ADVANCED level teacher training for those who have completed a 200 hour TT and have spent at least 6 months teaching consistently OR experienced teachers who want to better their understanding of how to teach Kula Flow style yoga. Limited to 16 participants.
Tuition (includes lodging in Old Saybrook, delicious and locally sourced meals by Chef Paco Rodriguez of White Gate Farm, and all instruction) ranges from $2350 – $3250. Please email Jen for an info sheet that explains the various lodging options and additional details. Spots are held with a non-refundable $1000 deposit.
Plan to arrive around 5pm on Saturday, October 7 and depart around 12 noon on Sunday, October 15.
FOR MORE INFO / REGISTRATION: