One of the things I really love is to help people discover the wonder of their own bodies. Anatomy and physiology are too often taught as dry, boring lists of Latin names to memorize, and it makes me so sad to see people being turned off of learning more about themselves because of this! In my experience, learning about the human body can be interesting, delightful, and even transcendent – and it should always be this way.
When I teach these subjects, I bring my sense of wonder and delight to my teaching. My students are entertained, helping them to absorb and integrate the new information they’re learning. I tend to be a little bit opinionated (I’ll own it!), but I also encourage everyone to explore these topics for themselves, acting as their own true authority.
As a doctoral-level expert in the study of the human body, along with my years of training and experience in yoga and meditation, I’m well-positioned to bring Western science into the yoga studio (and beyond!). I teach my own teacher trainings, and I also frequently teach the anatomy portion of other people’s RYT 200 trainings (the basic level of yoga teaching certification with Yoga Alliance). Whether you’ve already got a teacher training at your studio and would like to take the anatomy portion to the next level, or you’d like to host a complete training of mine, I’d absolutely love to hear from you!
Here are a few of the yoga teacher training experiences you can have with me in the near future.
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: November 2018
Yin is a particular form of yoga that emphasizes long holds in passive stretches, resulting in a deep opening of the body and mind. This form of yoga is in high demand in today’s fast-paced world. My next training will be at True Self Yoga in Olympia, WA; learn more here.
Bhavana School of Yoga Teacher Training: Costa Rica, August 2019
Bhavana is the yoga school that I co-founded with my dear friend and fellow yoga teacher Jennifer Andrews. Our next training will be held in Nicoya, Costa Rica, in August 2019. This is a Yoga Alliance certified, 200 hour teacher training, at the end of which you’ll be eligible for the RYT 200 credential, which is widely accepted as the standard for yoga teachers. We’ll stay at the incredible Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort for three weeks, with time to infuse ourselves with the essence of yoga as well as a little time to explore the area (because I really love magical, vibrant Costa Rica!). We’re now accepting applications; learn more here.
I’ve taught in many yoga teacher trainings, both in the Seattle area and beyond. Yoga Alliance requires 20 hours of anatomy, and I can provide this teaching with my signature inspirational and entertaining touch, in any way that makes sense for your training. (Sometimes it’s a weekend intensive, sometimes it’s a couple of hours at a time throughout a longer training, or anything in between!) Please contact me to learn more, or to see if we would be a fit to work together.