Exciting YTT Updates!
2021 Yoga Teacher Training is a month-long immersion at Blue Osa in Costa Rica!
Yoga Teacher Training in Kalamazoo, MI will return in the spring of 2022 in a new format. Dates and details coming soon.
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SELF-Empowerment Yoga Teacher Training
About this Training in Kalamazoo, MI
This 200 hour program is hosted by best selling author, senior ParaYoga® teacher, and East/West Psychologist, Karina Ayn Mirsky, MA, ERYT. It is registered with the National Yoga Alliance and meet the LARA standards for adult education in the state of Michigan.
The 1st goal of this program is to empower the learner with the tools to embody radical self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-care, to facilitate growth and positive change in all aspects of life, not just on the yoga mat.
The 2nd goal is to transform the "learner" into a "leader" with the ability to help others become more aware and empowered both in yoga practice, and in their lives.
What You'll Learn:
How to embody your highest S.E.L.F (Sustainable, Empowered, Loving, Form), and guide others into it too
How to use the somatic, psychological, and spiritual tools of yoga to create positive changes
How yoga practice can be customized for unique individual needs
How to facilitate both individual and collective healing through yoga
Classical Yoga Philosophy & Psychology
Posture Alignment, Sequencing & Hands on Adjustments
Assessing Student Needs & Making Modifications with Props
Structural Anatomy & Physiology
Subtle Anatomy (chakras, prana, etc)
Systematic Relaxation, Pranayama & Meditation
Principles of Ayurveda (time of day, season, constitution, etc)
Business, Ethics, Inclusion, and Equity in the yoga industry
This Experience Will Change Your Life…
Through transformative practice and study participants grow as individuals form a tight bond with one another. Trainees learn how to become a positive force in their own lives and in their communities. Read what our graduates have to say.
Upcoming Training Dates:
Kalamazoo training tiers must be completed sequentially.
2020 Format & Daily Schedule
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm (with a lunch break)
Morning sessions are typically open to public drop-ins
Afternoon sessions are closed to the training group
Check COVID-19 UPDATE for changes
2022 may have a new format
Tier 1: Oct 12-17, 2020
Tier 2: Jan 18-23, 2021
Tier 3: April 5-10, 2021
A note from Devidas...
It's the unique individuals within these groups who create some of the most valuable opportunities for us to learn and grow. Each participant's personal experiences, identity, interests, and limitations are honored here. You are invited to come as you are, into a sacred space to become...
Become more than just a "yoga instructor" going through the motions.
Become a guiding light to yourself and to others.
Become a true teacher... become a Yoga Teacher.
Tier 1: April 2022
Tier 2: June 2022
Tier 3: Sept 2022
2021 Costa Rica
Month-long immersion at Blue Osa in Costa Rica