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Vinyasa Arts 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training


Jan. 15 – April 6 – 2014

12 Saturdays; 1:00 – 7:00 pm
12 Sundays; 11:30 – 6:30pm
6 Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30
3 Friday 6:30 – 9:30


2023 San Elijo Ave., Encinitas CA, US 92007

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Jan 15 to
Apr 5
05:00 amto22:15 pm

Vinyasa Arts yoga teacher training in San Diego, is a semi-private course limited to only 12 trainees that exceeds the requirements of Yoga Alliance. Receiving personalized attention, you will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to teach your own vinyasa flow classes. The focal point of this teacher training is to learn the backbone of proper alignment, adjustments and heartwarming allocution that will last you a lifetime. While developing a strong personal yoga practice, you will also receive the skills to become a talented yoga instructor. You will have sufficient opportunities to lead your own vinyasa flow class to your fellow trainees and to community classes. In addition, this teacher training will include meditation, pranayama, history and philosophy; as well as, ethics of a yoga teacher, and muscular and subtle energy anatomy. We will also have a special weekend of yoga therapy taught by Alana Bray, (owner of Yoga Bound)

Info Meeting:

In our free yoga teacher training info meeting, we will highlight the main training topics of this program, as well as discuss Vinyasa Arts style of yoga and meditation. This meeting well be open to “question and answer”.

Date: Sept 14th 2013

Time: 1pm (held for approximately 45 min)

Location: Yoga Bound ( 3043 Harding St. Carlsbad, Ca. 92008)‎


Yoga Bound ( 3043 Harding St. Carlsbad, Ca. 92008)‎


Early-Bird special, on or before September 30 – 2013; $2,250
Between October 1 and November 30 – 2013; $2,450
After November 30 – 2013 $2,600



Early-Bird special, on or before September 30 – 2013; $2,250
Between October 1 and November 30 – 2013; $2,450
After November 30 – 2013 $2,600

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Payment Plan:

PAYMENT PLAN #1 – First deposit on or before Sep. 30 – 2013

First payment, due Sep. 30 – 2013; $600 (non-refundable)

Second payment, due Nov. 1 – 2013 $600

Third payment, due Dec. 1 – 2013 $550

Final payment, due Jan. 1 – 2014 $500

PAYMENT PLAN #2 – First deposit made between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 – 2013

First payment, due Nov. 30 – 2013 $750 (non-refundable)

Second payment, due Jan. 1 – 2014 $850

Final payment, due Feb. 1 – 2014 $850

PAYMENT PLAN #3 – First deposit Between Nov. 30 and Jan. 1 – 2014

First payment, due Jan. 1 – 2014 $800 (non-refundable)

Second payment, due Jan. 15 – 2014 $1,000

Final payment, due Feb. 1 – 2014 $800

Full Description


- TECHNIQUES, TRAINING AND PRACTICE (Asana, Pranayama and Meditation): 100 HOURS

•We will be practicing asanas as well as going over the guidelines for a daily practice. With the Vinyasa Arts principles of proper alignment, we will explore the asanas with and through the steadiness and ease of the breath, continuously joining the breath with the body-mind-spirit connection. Guiding students through basic yogic breathing (Ujjayi Pranayama); as well as more refined breathing techniques. We will focus on the discovery and development of Pranayama by reflecting on the techniques of the ancient yogis. We will discuss the importance of sthira, sukham, asanam, deepening your yogic practice. We will explore meditation as a form of yoga and the path towards self-discovery, healing and transformation. Opening the windows to the mind and to a deeper connection to the entire universe. Learning to have a clear mind and a balanced sense of self.

- TEACHING METHODOLOGY (Teaching, Modifications, Relationships, Business of Yoga): 29 HOURS

•Teaching techniques that are applicable to Vinyasa Yoga. Helping student yoga teachers open their awareness to the most authentic way they can teach Vinyasa Yoga to others. We will cover several areas; including but not limited to: categorizing standing and seated poses; principles of sequencing these poses; and creating safe and fun sequences (teaching scripts, sequences for various levels, practical teaching, etc.). We will also cover “introducing the pose” (translation, example and benefits); teaching from the foundation up; Addressing risk factors; explaining why we hold a pose a certain way; providing options, modifications and alternative postures; instructing how to move into and out of a pose (transitions, etc.); using precise directional language, Sanskrit names of Asanas, etc; and teacher / student relationships; and the business of yoga. We will also have a special weekend of Yoga Therapy taught by Alana Bray.

- ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (Structure and Movement/Subtle Energy): 20 HOURS

•Having knowledge of anatomy will help with understanding your student’s boundaries and limitations. We will discuss the most common injuries in yoga and how they may have accrued. Using “live models” to show body movements and structure in the asanas. This section will include the language of anatomy; the nervous system and anatomy and physiology of breathing and. We will also have lecture and discussion on anatomy of the subtle body (Three Bodies and the Five Sheaths; Prana (five major types), Nadis, Bandhas, Chakras/Chakra charts, Gunas, and Doshas)


•In this section we will look at the foundational literature of yoga to identify the traditional practices, considering the relevance and practical application of these practices in doing and teaching yoga. Topics will include “Yoga as Self Transformation” by Joel Kramer, The Heart of Yoga (several chapters throughout the training); Light on Yoga (BKS Iyengar);and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, History of Yoga;


•Practicing teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. It also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. We will also conduct a “Final Practicum”