FOUNDATIONS FOR A MINDFUL TEACHER

WATERING SEEDS OF TRANSFORMATION - DATES TBD

You’re proficient at guiding students through an effective yoga class but you want more than proficiency. You want to be a master teacher. This training is designed to give you the ability to establish a deep, authentic connection with your students that is immediate, profound and sustainable. Answer the call that the Universe is making for dedicated people to heal, uplift, and inspire the world through the sacred technology of yoga.

Now is the time for you to become a master at your craft.

300HR Open Enrollment | $50 application fee *applied toward balance once accepted

To signup for our next round of 300hr teacher training, email info@kodawariyoga.com for more details.

INVEST IN MASTERY

Watering Seeds of Transformation is the advanced portion of our yoga teacher training program, The Foundations for the Mindful Teacher. It is specifically designed to accelerate your evolution as a teacher and a person. We’ve created the context for you to deepen your personal practices while increasing your capacity to skillfully guide a student into the mystery, wonder and beauty of the sacred technology of yoga. You will receive the guidance, tools and information needed to become a master teacher in your own right. It’s a transformational process geared toward adult learners where the outcome is the rich, uniquely dynamic expression and manifestation of yourself.

TRAINING MODULES

We’ve designed our program to meet once a month – one Wednesday evening and then again that same weekend – so that we can layer in and loop back to deepen the learning. We acknowledge that the psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiraling process. Our learning methodology allows us to unite feelings with knowledge with the result that concepts become active,”embodied” elements in your life. Organically this translates into empowering you to deepen the development of your own potential while enhancing your teaching. The application of the sacred technology of yoga to that process helps us to progressively replace older, less responsive or antiquated behaviors with awareness based, higher-order systems of care, compassion and love.

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS

Watering Seeds of Transformation is taught by a group of experienced and talented instructors who offer a breadth and depth of teaching that would be impossible to replicate elsewhere. You will be given detailed and specific guidance on how to build on your existing skills while expanding your knowledge and prowess with topics such as yoga philosophy, sequencing, voice modulation, contemplative practices, anatomy and biomechanics, yoga psychology as well as how to authentically brand and market yourself as a teacher.

The overarching theme of the training is the interdependent focus on mindfulness, deep listening and radical respect for oneself and others. Each module illustrates the progression toward deeper truths of how an integrated, alignment-based practice promotes a safe, healing, life-affirming style of yoga. This becomes a continuous process of creative renewal and growth informed by a deep knowledge of yoga philosophy and its integrated practices.

Dr.Moses Bernard

Dr. Bernard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada where he graduated with great distinction. He also holds a cum laude Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX.

He has since expanded his education to include numerous post-graduate certifications in neuromuscular rehabilitation & sports performance enhancement. His post-graduate studies have ranged in fields as diverse as yoga therapy, infant neuro-motor development and Olympic weightlifting. Dr. Bernard has taught seminars throughout the United States, has had multiple articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals, and has presented findings from clinical studies at international research conventions.

In addition, Dr. Bernard recently served as the Postural Specialist & High Performance Liaison for Major league baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays. In this position, Dr. Bernard was the only Chiropractic Physician to travel with a professional baseball franchise in 2016.

Dr. Bernard is the only Kinstretch certified chiropractor in the entire Southeastern US, and among just a small handful of manual therapists with this certification worldwide. Kinstretch is based in scientifically proven principles that are applied in a group training class setting to create improved joint health, body control, injury prevention, physical longevity, and greater movement capacity. Unlike other systems, it was specifically created by medical and physical conditioning professionals to result in improved flexibility, strength, body control, and better quality of life.

Kinstretch practice also involves a self-assessment system allowing you the ability to monitor your own body for dysfunction that may be causing pain, loss of performance, or that may be putting you at an increased chance of injury. In addition to use with everyday people, it has also been used by professional coaches and athletes from around the world including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.

His approach focuses on identifying, evaluating and correcting movement imbalances to eliminate pain, and prevent joint degeneration. Dr. Bernard’s approach covers the spectrum from rehab to performance, and works regardless of whether you are injured, healthy, new to activity, or a world-class athlete.

Suzzanne Aronoff

Suzanne Aronoff began her yoga practice in 2004 to help counteract the physical wear and tear she experienced as a massage therapist and as a competitive runner in college. She was inspired to become an instructor for two reasons: the significant benefits from her own practice and to share yoga with her massage clients in hopes they would embrace the healing qualities of yoga and feel empowered to take a more active role in their physical well-being.

E-RYT 200. Suzanne has been a licensed massage therapist since 1992 and is a 2012 graduate of Cleveland Yoga’s 200hr Teacher Training.

Suzanne’s teaching focuses on safe alignment and finding the creative joy in connecting to the student through yoga. Her ability to intelligently convey how anatomy and alignment translates into embodying the poses and breathing significantly levels up your teaching and practice of the sacred technology of yoga. Her public classes are heartfelt, playful, challenging and supportive. She brings her massage background into her classes through hands on assists (maybe even a little massage during savasana) with a clear focus on alignment and physicality.

Michele Smith

As a yoga teacher, amateur dancer and dance mentor, Michele has a great appreciation for every body’s beauty, strength and athletic ability and believes yoga to be instrumental in healing physically and emotionally. Michele completed 200hr Teacher Training with Val Spies and Karen Stephan in 2011. She has since continued her training attaining another 300hrs of training in Yin, Restorative Yoga, Injury Recovery, Pranayama and more. Michele is also an Usui Reiki Master Healer and Energy Worker since 1999. Her asana practice is enhanced with regular training and performance in Modern, Ballet and Hip Hop dance styles.

Michele’s style of teaching yoga focuses on the subtle/energetic body to encourage healing and transformation on a cellular level. Her classes and workshops make use of traditional movement and breath-work with attention paid to how a person functions as a whole.

Annette Scott

Annette has been teaching yoga since 2004. Her classes and workshops are consciously designed to leave you feeling joyful, motivated, awakened and inspired. Expect to connect to your core and engage in learning to live, teach and practice in a way that brings greater presence, healing and transformation.

Her teachings are a dynamic interplay of deep listening, radical respect for oneself and others while establishing a conscious, compassionate presence.

“Annette’s approach is the perfect combination of heartfelt and savvy. If you are ready to activate your soul purpose, I recommend with all my heart saying ‘Yes’ to this training!”

MARIA D

Training Details

WED NIGHTS & 12 WEEKENDS | JAN – DEC 2019

This training is grounded in the belief that there is a unbroken continuum between mind/body and as such, our goal is to cultivate an alignment-based practice that promotes a safe, healing, life-affirming physical practice that is informed by a deep knowledge of yoga philosophy and the integrated practices of mindfulness and meditation.

TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS

Exceeds Yoga Alliance Standards

  • 20+ hrs of Anatomy, Kinesiology and Physiology, Reading Posture and Correcting for Alignment
  • 25+ hrs of Practice Teaching, Assisting and Observing
  • 30+ hrs of Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Qualities and Ethics of a Teacher, Making Your Business Work
  • 40+ hrs of Teaching Styles, Methodology and the Process of Learning Itself
  • 100+ hrs of Asana Techniques, Training and Practice
MODULE SCHEDULE & STRUCTURE

Each module will include asana and pranayama practice, meditation, 8-limb philosophy, lecture, homework/reading assignments, self-care techniques and yoga nidra practice. There will be student teaching every weekend.

ESTABLISHING THE VESSEL | CREATING THE DYNAMIC
1ST GATHERING | JAN 23 | WED | 6-9PM
1ST WEEKEND | JAN 25-27, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

FEB 20 | WED | 6-9PM
2ND WEEKEND | FEB 22-24, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

MARCH 27 | WED | 6-9PM
3RD WEEKEND | MARCH 29-31, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

APRIL 24 | WED | 6-9PM
4TH WEEKEND | APRIL 26-28, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

MAY 22 | WED | 6-9PM
5TH WEEKEND | MAY 24-26, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

JUNE 19 | WED | 6-9PM
6TH WEEKEND | JUNE 2-23, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

JULY 17 | WED | 6-9PM
7TH WEEKEND | JULY 19-21, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

AUG 14 | WED | 6-9PM
8TH WEEKEND | AUG 16-18, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

SEPT 11 | WED | 6-9PM
9TH WEEKEND | SEPT 13-15, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

OCT 9 | WED | 6-9PM
10TH WEEKEND | OCT 11-13, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

NOV 6 | WED | 6-9PM
11TH WEEKEND | NOV 8-10, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

DEC 4 | WED | 6-9PM
12TH WEEKEND | DEC 6-9, 2019

Friday | 5:30-9pm
Saturday | 8-10:30am | 12:45-6pm
Sunday | 8-11:30am | 12:45-6pm

Additional Requirements

READING LIST

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (Please read in full prior to start of the program) January’s Reading

January’s Reading
  • NonViolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (This book will be referenced throughout the program but please have read through Chapter 5 for Jan 23-27th)
  • Teaching Yoga (Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship) by Donna Farhi (This book will be referenced throughout the program but please have read through Part 1 for Jan 23-27th)
February’s Reading
  • Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasseter (Read prior to Feb 6th’s evening meeting)
March’s Reading
  • Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying by Stephen and Ondrea Levine (Read prior to March 27th’s evening meeting)
April’s Reading
  • Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness (Read prior to April 24th’s evening meeting)
May’s Reading
  • Happiness at Work by Srikumar S. Rao (Read prior to May 22nd’s evening meeting)
June’s Reading
  • The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes by Margaret Mark, Carol Pearson, Carol S. Pearson (Read prior to June 19th’s evening meeting)
July’s Reading
  • Essential Anatomy 5 (this is an app – not a book – download and familiarize yourself with how it works)
August’s Reading
  • The Places that Scare You by Pema Chodron (Read prior to August 14th’s evening meeting)
September’s Reading
  • Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony De Mello and J. Francis Stroud (Read prior to September 11th’s evening meeting)
October’s Reading
  • Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasater (Read prior to Oct 9th’s evening meeting)
November’s Reading
  • Path of Fire and Light, Vol. 1: Advanced Practices of Yoga by Swami Rama (Read prior to November 6th’s evening meeting)
December’s Reading
  • The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection by Michael A. Singer (Read prior to Dec 4th’s evening meeting)
AT-HOME JOURNAL

Establish a journal about your personal at-home practice. No less than a 1⁄2 hr a day, no less than 5 days a week. It must include asana, pranayama and meditation.

ATTEND CLASSES
  • Attend 5 different classes at different yoga studios – notes required. (fees not covered in tuition)
  • Observe 2 Kodawari classes – notes required. (fees included)
  • Assist in 10 Kodawari classes – notes required (fees included)
TEACH 3 CLASSES

Teach a community class offering at Kodawari and/or offer your teaching to an underserved population – notes required for either option.

Tution & Payment

TUITION FOR TEACHER TRAINING $4200 PRIOR TO DEC 1 | $4400 PRIOR TO JAN 1 | $4600 AFTER

*Participants limited to 16 students | Registration closes on Jan 15

$500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

DEPOSIT DUE UPON REGISTRATION TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE
The deposit may be paid online with the online application or in person with check or credit card. Remaining cost may be paid in full or can be broken down into 4 payments and can be paid online, in person with check or credit card, or you may mail a check. Please make all checks out to Kodawari Studios.

Total cost is $4,600. Save $400, for a total of $4,200, if tuition is paid in full by the start of the program.

Monthly payment plan available, payable within ten months. Just ask!

If mailing, send to:
Kodawari Studios
3965 Henderson Blvd, Suite C
Tampa, Florida 33629

*Full tuition must be received by November 1, 2019.

CANCELATIOIN POLICY

Should you have to withdraw from the program before it begins, you’ll receive a refund, minus a $500 administrative fee, according to this schedule:

  • An applicant denied admission by the school is entitled to a full refund of all monies paid.
  • 3 Day Cancellation: An applicant who submits written notice of cancellation within 3 business days of signing the enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies, less a $250 administrative fee, paid no later than 30 days after receiving the notice of cancellation. The 3 Day Cancellation Rule excludes, Saturday, Sunday and Federal and State holidays.

Other Cancellations:

  • An applicant who submits written notice of cancellation of the program more than 3 business days after signing an enrollment agreement and with a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start of the program is entitled to a refund of all monies paid less an administrative fee of $500.
  • If less than a 24 hour time period is given for cancellation, a 50% tuition fee will be imposed.
  • If canceling after program begins: full deposit and a $25-per-hour prorated fee for teaching hours received will be imposed.

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