Beginning or furthering your Yoga Teacher Training can be a powerful and transformative step in a new direction. That’s why choosing the right one is so important. At Luma, we offer comprehensive and high-level trainings, ensuring you have the best experience Santa Cruz has to offer.

 

Provided by local and international teachers, in our trainings you will explore the science, philosophy, and deeply personal art of teaching yoga. We uphold the highest level of safety standards and inclusivity practices. Our contemporary trainings speak intelligently to the traditions and skills necessary for infusing your teachings with inquiry and intention. As with Luma’s mission, we believe yoga education can be a tool to awaken and connect you to a more meaningful life.

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30-Hour Yin Training

FUNDAMENTALS OF TEACHING YIN YOGA

This 30-hr Yoga Alliance certified training covers the following essential information for teaching Yin Yoga, a deep and rewarding practice that explores the more receptive & contemplative states of body, mind and spirit:

  • History of Yoga and Yin Yoga
  • Philosophy of Daoism
  • Physiological Benefits of Yin Yoga
  • Introduction to Anatomy of Yin Yoga
  • Yin Postures, Sequences, and Archetypes
  • How to teach a Yin Yoga class
  • How and when (and when not) to offer adjustments

This is a training for yoga and movement teachers, as well as dedicated yoga students, who seek to enhance their teaching or personal practice by touching upon (t)issues rarely worked in more dynamic yang yoga styles.

LEAD BY KATHY PAEZ

Kathy Páez (E-RYT 500) is an international Yoga Teacher Trainer from Costa Rica with over a decade of experience. A constant student as well, regularly studying Yin Yoga under Yin Yoga masters Paul & Suzee Grilley. She has also studied classical Ashtanga Yoga at Mount Madonna Center (Baba Hari Dass) amongst many other years of practice and training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Prana Vinyasa flow (Shiva Rea) and Sanskrit (University of Barcelona with Dra. María Elena Sierra). Most of this while traveling from what was her home for 15 years; Barcelona, Spain.

 

Serendipitous events brought her to live in Santa Cruz, California, three years ago and is now currently living in Sausalito, California. She is a mom, teacher trainer, a wife, a student and lover of life. Her teachings combine Yin & Yang (Vinyasa) Yoga while always keeping in mind the energetic currents of the body, the seasons, skeletal variation, functional approach to postures and of course; the individual/s needs.

 

Kathy teaches and trains both in the Bay Area of California, and abroad.

Aug 15-18, 2019

hosted offsite at a private residence

extended weekend schedule

Registration

Early Bird Available

starts at $449

Yoga Alliance Certified

30-Hour Continuing Education

Learn more about the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education

Yoga Teacher Collective

Identify your WHY. Clarify your message. Build your career.

Are you interested in clarifying your WHY as a yoga teacher and supporting your students and yourself in a sustainable way? Are you feeling uncertain about what actually works to build studentship? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the confusing messages about marketing and what it takes to grow your career?

 

The Yoga Teacher Collective offers you a path to open the gateways to inspiration- so what you offer stays supported and vibrant for yourself and your students.

Structure, Commitment & Investment

Yoga Teacher Collective is 12-week mentorship program that guides you to identify actionable steps toward your personal teaching goals with support and feedback from other yoga professionals. Engage with presentations, group discussions, and tools to unpack at home. Dive deeply into new information while refining your current offering.

 

The group is limited to 12 teachers, so that time together is both supportive and productive. You will receive personalized guidance on your goals during a private 1-hour coaching session with one of the Yoga Teacher Collective mentors. Subsequent private coaching sessions are available at an additional cost.

 

Our Winter/Spring term begins Monday, February 24, 2020!

 

Joining the Yoga Teacher Collective includes twelve 2-hour semi-private group sessions to improve your knowledge and provide actionable steps on a range of topics. Value = $2400

 

Topics of our group sessions will help you to:

  • Streamline Your Success:
    • Fill your classes & book private sessions
    • Value your time
    • Avoid teacher burnout
    • Develop marketing based on connection

 

  • Understand Your Methodology:
    • Discover how to keep up with a changing industry
    • Build confidence and clarity in our teaching while staying true to your heart
    • Master efficient and inspired class planning that keeps your students coming back

 

Bonus! Joining the Yoga Teacher Collective also includes:

    • One 60-minute private career or practice coaching session with a mentor matched to your specific goals. Value = $250
    • Yoga Teacher Collective curriculum with relevant templates, activities, and action guides to move you forward toward your goals. Value = $600
    • Access to discounted workshops by lead teachers and visiting faculty for the duration of the program session. Value varies by workshop.
    • A community of yoga professionals to bond with, learn from, and grow with. Value = Priceless!

Combined total value of over $3,250, but your actual investment is only $1,095!

Submit your application by January 20 to qualify to save an extra $100.

Time Commitment:

Mondays, February 24 – May 18 (no session April 6)

1:45 – 3:45 pm, meeting at Luma Yoga in Downtown Santa Cruz

 

Investment:

$995 if you apply before January 20th

$1,095 thereafter

 

Luma Yoga invites you to join senior instructors Dawn Hayes, Valerie Moselle and Robin Penney for a unique opportunity to take your teaching and your career to the next level.  The Yoga Teacher Collective is here to help you to increase revenue, hone skills, and further career goals in an interactive environment with other yoga professionals.

Application 

STEP ONE TO JOIN

Complete by January 20 to qualify for Early Bird pricing

REGISTRATION

STEP TWO TO JOIN

Upon acceptance, please use this link to register

ABOUT OUR LEAD TEACHERS

Dawn Hayes, E-RYT 500, teaches group and private classes to those interested in exploring movement and stillness. She integrates flow and form inspired by classical yoga, modern functional movement, somatic movement practices, and mindful stillness. She explore the adaptability of props as a catalyst for meeting students where they are and inviting curiosity into practice. Her local day-long and overnight retreats offer an immersive experience without asking students to travel far from home. As a teacher-trainer she encourages critical thinking and highlights how understanding the context of a teaching helps us see the both/and of seemingly contradictory information. Dawn’s daily meditation practice and almost 20 years of yoga practice help her remain a curious student. While respecting the roots of yoga, she is interested in applying these teachings in ways that support our modern life and its challenges.

Contact Dawn

 

VALERIE MOSELLE, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP is an author, advanced yoga teacher, and founder of Luma Yoga. A 20-year veteran of teaching yoga and breathwork, Valerie has taught alongside industry leaders including Shiva Rae, Seane Corn, and Eric Schiffman. She is known for classes that inspire a playful exploration of breath, movement, strength, and surrender. A student of yoga for nearly three decades, Valerie has studied and taught in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, India, and the U.K. She works in close collaboration with international Breathe to Heal teacher Max Strom coaching teachers around the world. Valerie lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and two daughters, where she serves as the director of Luma Yoga and the Luma Yoga Teacher Training and Practice Enrichment program, and as Vice President of the Board of the Downtown Business Association.

Contact Valerie

 

ROBIN PENNEY, E-RYT 500, YACEP teaches women who are 40+ to manage chronic pain through progressive movement woven into the relaxing cadence of a breath-based vinyasa yoga practice. She runs a boutique private practice as her specialty and supplements her private work with public group classes at Luma Yoga, online offerings, workshops, and international retreats. A student of yoga for over twenty years, Robin is deeply interested in how to use the applicable teachings of the practice to live a connected and thoughtful life in a somewhat chaotic modern-day environment. Therefore, much of her work centers on daily routines for mindful living to support healthy bodies, minds, and relationships. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in Scotts Valley.

Contact Robin

200-Hour Teacher Training

EMBODIED INSIGHT TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES

Inquiry and exploration are the roots of our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training that explores the multi-faceted practice of yoga. In this training, you will ask what it means to live, practice, and teach from a place of embodied insight.

Together, we will explore these topics and more:

  • Asana with an emphasis on approaching practice with responsive compassion
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation & contemplation
  • Sequencing & class planning for groups and privates
  • Use of props in creative and unique ways
  • Hands-on assists: when its appropriate and how to assist
  • Language and word choice
  • Yoga history and influences
  • Anatomy & the study of movement
  • An introduction to Ayurveda

 

Our 2019-2020 training is underway! Contact Dawn to join her training for the next year, 2020-2021!

LEAD BY DAWN HAYES & GUEST FACULTY

Dawn Hayes, E-RYT 500, teaches group and private classes to those interested in exploring movement and stillness. She integrates flow and form inspired by classical yoga, modern functional movement, somatic movement practices, and mindful stillness. She explore the adaptability of props as a catalyst for meeting students where they are and inviting curiosity into practice.

Her local day-long and overnight retreats offer an immersive experience without asking students to travel far from home. As a teacher-trainer she encourages critical thinking and highlights how understanding the context of a teaching helps us see the both/and of seemingly contradictory information. Dawn’s daily meditation practice and almost 20 years of yoga practice help her remain a curious student. While respecting the roots of yoga, she is interested in applying these teachings in ways that support our modern life and its challenges.

 

To learn more about teacher trainings, retreats, workshops, and other ways to explore yoga, movement, and stillness with Dawn, please visit www.dawnhayesyoga.com

Begins Fall 2019

hosted offsite at a private residence

one weekend per month

Registration

Early Bird Pricing Available

starting at $2,950

Yoga Alliance Certified

200-Hour Certification

Learn more about the benefits and elIgibility, upon successful completion

Advanced Doula Mentorship

MENTORSHIP AND CERTIFICATION FOR BIRTH PROFESSIONALS

The mission of the Advanced Doula Mentorship is to give doulas professional development skills often overlooked in traditional doula trainings. The topics covered will be diverse, but all focused toward sustainability in your practices, your lives, and the environment.

 

This 12-week program will be suitable for doulas at any stage in their careers. It is also open to other professionals working with folks in the childbearing years, including midwives and nannies, and doulas who also provide complementary services like birth photography, prenatal massage or yoga, lactation support, childbirth education, and placenta encapsulation, etc.

 

The Advanced Doula Mentorship is for you if you are looking for support and training on:

 

  • Discovering your professional voice
  • Writing, presenting, and executing contracts
  • Establishing fees and trades
  • Setting positive expectations for yourself and your clients
  • Finding and using evidence-based information
  • Building a more ecologically mindful practice
  • Maximizing non-billable hours
  • Finding and maintaining partnerships, collectives, and agencies
  • Defining our work ourselves for greater autonomy
  • Participating in peer review

Structure, Commitment & Investment

The Advanced Doula Mentorship is a 12-week mentorship program, meeting on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Luma Yoga in Downtown Santa Cruz. Each 2-hour session is centered around a theme during which you will work towards personal goals, gain further insight into your practice, optimized your business practices, receive support and feedback from other doula professionals, and enjoy exposure, discussions, and group inquiries into some of the cutting edge topics of our field.

 

The next session begins Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

 

What you get with your investment:

    • 12 group mentorship sessions (valued at $2,400)
    • Access to discounted workshops  for the duration of the program session (valued at $100 or more)
    • A community of doula professionals to bond with, learn from, and grow with (priceless!)

Combined total value of over $2,500, but your actual investment is only $1,095!

Submit your application by August 5 to qualify to save an extra $100.

Application 

STEP ONE TO JOIN

Complete by August 5 to qualify for Early Bird pricing

REGISTRATION

STEP TWO TO JOIN

Upon acceptance, please use this link to register

LEAD BY EMILY FLYNN OF ROSEWOOD BIRTH CONSULTING

Emily Flynn, is a birth and postpartum doula, gentle sleep coach, and doula trainer currently based in Santa Cruz, CA. She started her journey into birth work during her time as a legal researcher in various international non-profits in the US and abroad. Emily has a decade of experience as a doula as well as several years as a student midwife. She’s helped non-profits turn their volunteer doula programs into paid community health worker positions, help collectives and agencies have solid internal and client-based documents, and currently teaches Infant Sleep Basics for Doulas through Cornerstone Doula Training. She is the author of the booklet Contract Writing for Doulas and offers private contract editing and drafting in addition to her workshops.

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