Awakening Yoga Academy Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

Seattle, WA, USA

Awakening Yoga Academy
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Feb 1 - 16, 2020
Group size: 1 - 35
Awakening Yoga Academy Foundational Yoga Teacher Training
Seattle, WA, USA

Awakening Yoga Academy
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2 reviews

Deposit: $500
Feb 1 - 16, 2020
Group size: 1 - 35

About this trip

Awakening Yoga is a progressive practice style rooted in Hatha Vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on functional and creative movement practices . We developed this practice style over years of seeing the many diverse bodies in the yoga practice while teaching all over the world. Our goal has always been to pay homage to the  traditional ritual nature of the practice, deep respect for the philosophy and history of Yoga, and incorporating modern movement patterns for today's bodies and minds.

We work with 4 baseline practices (Solar Vinyasa, Lunar Mobility, Restore, & Strength) which uphold the principles & foundations of Awakening Yoga, while encouraging creativity & freedom from the individual teacher(s). This 200 hour Foundational program focuses on the Solar Vinyasa and Restore pillars of Awakening Yoga. 

*Lunar Mobility & Strength are addressed  in depth during our Advanced 300 hour program.

Program Dates: February 1-16, 2020

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA - Commune Yoga Studio

What is Solar Vinyasa?

We are all looking for methods of stoking the fire that burns deep within our souls, to find the drive to achieve what we never thought possible, to push through adversity, to overcome obstacles, and be in the fiber of our true being. The Awakening Yoga Solar Sequence is a new map for movement through the traditional vinyasa yoga practice. You will have the opportunity to take your asana in many new directions as you begin to understand how to train your physical system to stand with power in our ever changing world.

This Awakening Yoga Foundational Teacher Training will focus on mastering the Solar Vinyasa Sequences, learning how to adapt and adjust it for your needs as a teacher or student, and help you to chart a course into sharing yoga with confidence, clarity, and purpose.

What is Restore?

 Our bodies and minds are designed to ache for balance - and our nervous systems quite literally crave it. Whether it shows up as fatigue, frustration, or burn out - we are getting the messages that we need to slow down, we just may not be listening to them. 

The Restore portion of our training focuses on the necessary balance between effort and ease. We will explore the functions of a regular Restorative Yoga Practice, the science of the nervous system, and effective sequencing.  Diving deep into the use of props, breathwork, and simplicity to support students through the journey into ease. 


The Solar Practice

You will learn the complete Solar sequence for your personal practice and teaching. We will break down each piece of the practice to help you find complete mastery over the set of poses.

The Restore Practice

You will learn the basis of practicing and teaching Restorative Yoga. We will dive into the role of the Nervous System, importance of tissue rest, how to use props, and sequence to offer a Restore Practice. 

Creative sequencing

Each day we will break down the sequence from class to help give students an understanding of how to bring variety to their yoga classes and how to incorporate the foundations of Awakening Yoga into any class setting.

Personalized Inversion practice

Explore the specific needs of your body in inversions, how to best work with your unique strengths and find balance.

How to teach public classes

We will help each student find their own voice as a teacher through practical teachings exercises and group activities to ensure you graduate with confidence & comfort as a teacher.

Philosophy and history of Yoga

We will dive into the pillars of yogic philosophy beginning our study of the many facets in this long standing traditional practice.

Introduction to Pranayama

Learn foundational Pranayama techniques for your home practice and teaching techniques for public class

Postural anatomy of classical yoga asana

You will learn the structural breakdown for classic yoga poses,  cueing approaches, and how to apply modern biomechanics to the physical yoga practice.

Introduction to Hands on Adjustments

We will break down effective options and ways to observe the unique bodies of students.  How to watch for movement patterns and determine the best approach to aiding students in their asana practice via verbal cueing, directional one-on-one help, and individually appropriate hands-on-adjustments.

How to start your yoga teaching career

Learn how to find your first teaching job, how to create your niche as a teacher, how to thrive in many different teaching settings, and develop your own yoga teaching business

Social Media

Learn how to use social media to help you build a unique online presence, find which social channels best serve your creative interests, and how to manage your accounts day to day.

What’s included

  • Tuition
    This Program includes full tuition for the AYA 200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training program
  • Online Study Course
    This course includes our supporting online course curriculum
  • Small Group Mentorship
    Includes 1x monthly meetings or video call with your Mentor Group and AYA Faculty for 6 months from the time of training
  • Printed Course Manual
    Printed Course Manual provided at start of training
  • Unlimited practice
    Unlimited practice at Commune Yoga Studio for month of February
  • Accomodation
    Students are responsible for their own accommodation
  • Food & Drink
    Students are responsible for their own food & drink
  • Transportation
    Students are responsible for their own transportation

Available Packages

Standard Tuition
Available until Jan 31, 2020Sold Out
Deposit: $500


Daily Schedule
Daily Schedule *subject to change*

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00am - 10:00am - Morning Practice

10:00 - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 1:00pm - Teaching Theory

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Asana Lab

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Practice Teaching

5:00pm - 6:00pm - Break

6:00 - 8:00pm - Evening Practice and/or Philosophy & History 

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Awakening Yoga Academy
2 reviews
We are a small yoga school run by Patrick Beach & Carling Harps. Awakening Yoga Academy (AYA) operates yoga teacher trainings in various locations year round. You can find out more about Patrick and Carling at @patrickbeach and @carlingnicole. More info to come soon on @awakeningyogaacademy


This was one of the best trainings I've ever done! Carling and Patrick are a wealth of knowledge and where always willing to make time for their students. Through the training I made life long friendships, memories, and skills I was able to take home with me. Bali is beautiful, the food is delicious, the people are so sweet. I stayed at Cosmos Oasis and my accommodations where wonderful, comfortable bed, clean facilities, and tucked away from the main road, so it was very quite. Would highly recommend taking a training with Carling and Patrick, and if your in Bali stay at Cosmos Oasis, in Canggu!
I had the Best time in Bali and love training with Patrick and Carling. I loved the way they formatted the schedule and loved the amount of physical practice we got in. Morning breakfasts were great and a fun time to connect with fellow Teachers and I loved all the study games. Best Training ever!!!