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

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

LEAD BY DAWN HAYES & GUEST FACULTY

Dawn Hayes, E-RYT 200, 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

Yoga Teacher Collective

Hone your craft. Update your knowledge. Build your career.

Are you a yoga teacher looking to hone skills, increase revenue and collaborate with other yoga professionals? 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. In an interactive and supportive environment, the Yoga Teacher Collective is here to help you do just that.

 

The Yoga Teacher Collective is committed group of yoga teachers meeting regularly to receive support from experienced instructors & trainers, steep themselves in burgeoning aspects of the field, and learn how to optimize business practices for maximum benefit.

 

The Yoga Teacher Collective is for you if are looking to:

  • Discover your WHY & establish a niche
  • Plan successful workshops, trainings & retreats of your own
  • Utilize your time more efficiently & navigate financial negotiations with confidence
  • Fill your classes and private practice
  • Avoid yoga teacher burnout
  • Upgrade your cueing and explore which cues you can retire
  • Understand methodology more fluently
  • Teach breathing so that your students will actually do it
  • Be inspired by (and inspiring to) other local yoga teachers

Structure, Commitment & Investment

The Yoga Teacher Collective is a 12-week mentorship program, meeting on Fridays from 1:45 – 3:45 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 for your teaching, gain further insight into your practice, receive support and feedback from other yoga professionals, and enjoy exposure, discussions, and group inquiries into some of the cutting edge topics of our field.

 

Additionally, you will receive a private 1-hour coaching session with one of the Yoga Teacher Collective lead teachers. Subsequent sessions are available at an additional cost.

 

The next session begins Friday, September 6, 2019.

 

What you get with your investment:

    • 12 group mentorship sessions (valued at $2,400)
    • 1 private coaching session (valued at $250)
    • Access to discounted workshops by lead teachers and visiting faculty for the duration of the program session (valued at $100 or more)
    • A community of yoga professionals to bond with, learn from, and grow with (priceless!)

Combined total value of over $2,750, but your actual investment is only $995!

Submit your application by July 1 to qualify to save an extra $100.

Application 

STEP ONE TO JOIN

Complete by July 1 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 200, 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.

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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.

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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

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