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200-hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training Pilgrimage of the Heart

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”One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

—Paulo Coelho


 

About The Instructors

Combined Chessy Kelley and Heidi Kvasnak have over 30 years’ experience studying and teaching yoga. Although they have trained and studied with different teachers and philosophies, they both believe in the life affirming practice of yoga as a game changer in life. You will benefit from their varied experience by learning multiple ways to conduct a class and from their unique specialties: Chessy in vinyasa yoga and meditation, Heidi in yoga therapeutics and restorative yoga.

Chessy is famous for her infections laughter, genuine warmth, invigorating yoga classes and deep meditations, while Heidi, a yoga instructor & business owner since 2005, lives for the sounds students make when responding to a great cue, a big opening, a shared chant or a deeply restorative practice.

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Other Faculty:

Michael Fergot
Bhagavad Gita & Advanced Trainings


Richard Powell
Ayurveda, History of Yoga & Yoga Philosophy


Andrea Trombley
Anatomy
& Yoga


 

WE ARE COMMITTED to facilitating your awakening, guiding you to your edge, igniting your heart and challenging your body, mind and spirit.

Whether you dream of teaching yoga or not, this journey will reveal the deep truth and beauty of who you are. We would be honored to be your guides on this life affirming pilgrimage. All ages and body types welcome.

 
 
 

“Remember that wherever your heart is there you will find your treasure.  You’ve got to find the treasure so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.”  

—Paulo Coelho

 

Why this 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

THREE words:  Beauty, Truth and Love

BEAUTY

Our job is to help you remember and see the BEAUTY of your own heart.  There is only one you, and when you remember who you are the whole world benefits. Our training space is clean, neat and beautiful to help you feel safe and welcomed.  We keep our class size smaller so that we have the space for being fully present to you before, during and after the pilgrimage.

TRUTH

Our job is to affirm the TRUTH that lives in you.  Fears, layers of protection, accepting what others have told you about yourself – all take you further away from the truth of who you are.  These beliefs diminish your relationship to the beauty and goodness that is inherently present within your BE-ing. Learning to be completely truthful with yourself is scary, challenging, healing and affirming.  This is how you grow in to your true authenticity – and we are there for you every step of the way.

LOVE

Ultimately it is all about LOVE.  We LOVE what we do and we will guide you back to your heart and back to the flow of energy that ignites you and sets you free.  We will share both modern and ancient teachings on how to strengthen your capacity to choose LOVE over FEAR, and to choose that which is life-affirming, freedom-enhancing and aligned with your exquisite heart, on and off the mat.


 

You Will Learn:

  • To effectively lead a yoga class, including:

    • Properly sequencing a flow

    • Giving safe alignment queues

    • Offering language that is warm and uplifting

    • Creating themes that inspire

    • Effective use of voice, and taking the seat of the teacher

  • Sequential, monthly study of the Eight Limbs of Yoga

  • Alignment based Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga

  • Yoga Anatomy

  • Pranayama

  • Chanting

  • Ayurveda Basics

  • Yogic Philosophy including the “Sutras of Patanjali” & the “Bhagavad Gita”

  • Meditation

  • Assisting students with confidence


Weekend Dates for 2019/2020

 

Weekend Format

FRI  6:30 - 8:30pm

SAT 11:00am - 5:00pm

SUN  10:00am - 4:00pm

 

 

 

2019 Schedule

9/20–9/22

10/18–10/20

11/15–11/17

12/13–12/15

 

 

2020 Schedule

1/10–1/12

2/7–2/9

3/6–3/8

4/3–4/5

5/1–5/3

6/5–6/7

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Embark on a journey of a lifetime.

 

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What people are saying about Yoga Roots Teacher Training:

 
 
I’m so glad I signed up for 2018-2019 YTT! When I first saw that Yoga Roots was starting teacher training in 2017, I so much wanted to do it, but found a million reasons why I couldn’t do it. I finally found the courage to make the commitment to this training program and with it has come support from family and friends to help make it happen. It’s another example of “jump, and the net appears”.

It’s been exhilarating, demanding, exhausting, and introspective at the same time. All month I look forward to seeing our group on Friday night each month and sitting with candlelight, in asana, meditation, or silence, convening our thoughts before we embark on a vigorous weekend. The training has been physical and mental and emotional and it has touched all areas of my life. The group came together instantly and we are fast friends now, finding laughter and companionship through our group of fledgling yogis. It is both nerve wracking and completely uplifting to begin the process of teaching out loud, preparing to take on the teacher role and beginning to see myself as yoga teacher.

I can already see the shifts in my own life and how going through the teacher training is setting up changes that I can’t even begin to predict. So exciting!
— Heather L.
The Yoga Roots YTT is an inspiring and introspective journey. Heidi and Chessy bring a wealth of knowledge to the training and are supportive and nurturing, but also able to hold us accountable so that we get the most out of the ten months. They each bring their own personal style and energy, and guide and empower us to find our own unique voices and authentic Selves. They have created a safe and peaceful space for physical, emotional and spiritual growth and transformation. It is without a doubt one of the greatest experiences of my life.
— Susan H
 

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