Liberation Yoga Teacher Training:
Grounded in Gratitude, Growing in Practice
About the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
The exploration of Yoga is rooted in Liberation. Yoga is realized through the union of breath and body, mind and heart.
This inaugural School of Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training provides you with the foundation to deeply understand the whole of yoga—a sacred endeavor and alignment of devotion, intention, commitment, and practice. This immersion will create the platform necessary for you to guide others on their own journeys while supporting you in your connection to what is most alive in you.
The more we understand how our external experiences influence our internal connections (and vice versa), the better we become at living wholeheartedly. Take this opportunity to grow and live more fully from the heart.
Held at Villa Sumaya, a renowned retreat center on breathtaking Lake Atitlan, this training is offered in a space that is as sacred as the practice of Yoga. Here we are cradled in divine beauty, allowing us to bring our whole selves to the practice. We connect, share and evolve. This is Yoga.
Together, we will explore the following topics:
- Asana: Physical devotion
- Pranayama: Vitality and how it positively influences our lives
- Anatomy: Our physical and esoteric bodies
- Yamas and niyamas: Embodying life’s guidelines
- Mantra: Vibrating energetically, emotionally and spiritually
- Cakras: Physical and spiritual alignment
- Pancamaya system: The physical and energetic layers of existence
- Yogic history and cultural appreciation
- Ayurveda basics: Nourishing ourselves
- Soul communication (ahimsa): How we connect through yoga
- Tantra: The grand view and alignment of modern yoga and ancient roots
Raquel (ERYT 500, YACEP, Yin, Viniyoga) began practicing in a studio over 25 years ago with her first Iyengar teacher in Nashville, Tennessee. The precision of this practice along with the deep body-mind connection resonated profoundly within her. After moving back to her hometown, Los Angeles, Raquel experienced a multitude of approaches and styles. Alongside her passion for yoga, she began to practice Zen Buddhism and took her Buddhist precepts in 2002.
Inspired by art, creativity, and belonging, Raquel creates a practice that brings to life the holistic and healing nature of yoga. As a Mexican-American, her faith in the practice of allowing inspires her students to simply yet deeply access and connect with spirit. Her teaching style integrates real-life experience and the science and philosophy of yoga. Raquel leads various 200- and 300-hour YTTs, as well as a multitude of workshops. Always a student, Raquel studies Vedic chanting, yoga therapy, Ayurveda and Vedanta, and she often makes pilgrimages to India to honor and stay connected to the rich legacies of yoga.
Krystalyn (ERYT 500, YACEP), has been a coach and facilitator for over 8 years, and she has developed the subtle art of listening in deep ways to draw out people’s strengths and help them identify and rise above their insecurities. Through observation and tactful feedback, she guides people to discover what they seek in the outside world and within themselves. Krystalyn consciously asks questions that lead to better questions to dig into the roots of the matter at hand. These open-ended questions and her ability to hold a clean container creates a safe space for self-reflective clarity.