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


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.


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


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


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


Dawn Hayes (CYT-500) began practicing yoga in 2001 and teaching in 2005. She finds herself continually curious about the ways that yoga and meditation intersect with life on and off the mat. Her classes include a mix of flow and form inspired by classical yoga, modern functional movement, somatic movement practices, and mindful stillness. She enjoys using props as a tool for exploration – sometimes to support and adapt a pose and other times to offer more challenge and feedback. As a teacher and teacher-trainer she encourages students to inquire into their changing sensory experience as a way to discover embodied insight. Through this inquiry, she offers student support as they evolve in their practice throughout the changing circumstances of life.


As a long-time student of Tias & Surya Little (Prajna Yoga) in Santa Fe, NM, she prioritizes her continuing education and home practice as resources for her life and teaching. To learn more about teacher trainings, retreats, workshops, and other ways to explore yoga, movement, and stillness with Dawn, please visit

Begins Fall 2019

hosted offsite at a private residence

one weekend per month


Early Bird & Scholarships Coming Soon

pricing available soon

Yoga Alliance Certified

200-Hour Certification

Learn more about the benefits and elIgibility, upon successful completion

Yoga + Wellness Membership

Unlimited Classes +
1 Wellness Appt. Per Month*

60 or 90 min options available

Mother-to-Be Bliss Package

3 Prenatal + 1 Postnatal


*one-time $79 activation fee

Learn More about Luma Memberships