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Teacher Training

Speak Your Truth and Find Your Power

“Speaking is the most powerful truth we all have.” Oprah – This quote from Oprah describes what being a yoga teacher is about! You will learn physical alignment, anatomy, teaching skills, sequencing, philosophy and meditation…all a great framework for you to speak your truth in what you feel in your body and express thru your heart!

For more information on our Yoga Teacher Training starting on January 22, 2018, check out our website at http://marinpoweryoga.com and read thru the application for all of the details. You will finish the training ready and able to teach Power Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Yin! The training is located in San Anselmo at Marin Power Yoga and is led by Grace You, Wendy Wilkinson and Araceli Santos!

Yoga Teacher Training starts January 22 2018

Our 2018, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training starts January 22, 2018! Yes, you will be certified with Yoga Alliance, but more importantly you will be qualified and capable of teaching Power Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Yin Yoga classes!!!

Why do Yoga Teacher Training? Because it is a great way to learn more about yourself. Yes, you will learn about the physical practice, the philosophical and mystical practice, anatomy, sequencing, alignment and teaching methodology. That is the structure we use to deepen our relationship with our self. By the end of the training, you will be able to teach private classes, small group classes and have the skills to build those classes into large classes!

If you are interested in finding out more, the application is on the front page of the Marin Power Yoga website at http://www.marinpoweryoga.com – you can also message me at jamie@marinpoweryoga.com

Fitness Trainer Certification at Marin Power Yoga

We are leading an MPY Fitness Training Certification Program! The Application is here.

June 19th-29th – 9 Days.
Monday – Friday 1:15 – 4:15pm
Graduation: Thursday, June 29th: 3:30pm

Cost: $500.

All of the details are in the Application. You will learn how to teach a great group fitness class with an emphasis on TRX, BootCamp and TKO. You will deepen your knowledge about alignment, learn how to share your knowledge effectively, craft a variety of classes, integrate mindfulness and meditation into your classes!

You will be ready to teach great fitness classes when you graduate!

Marin Power Yoga Teacher Training

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It is crazy how life unfolds itself, all in its own timing.  You cannot always plan out the future and you definitely cannot predict the future.  All you can do is live your life and let the dots connect.

As a little girl, I remember setting up my stuffed animals on the bed and I would be the teacher.  I read stories to them, taught lessons, and I even made homework assignments for them to complete.

Somehow along the way I had a belief that being a businesswoman would be way flashier and make more money, so I pursued that route in college.  And for some reason I thought I would prove something by finishing college in 3 years, so I took all the classes I needed to graduate.  But then I started dating my husband that 3rd year in college and then realized, why rush to graduate?  I will be working the rest of my life… why not enjoy this college life for one more year?  So I stayed a 4th year and that was the best decision.

I ended up traveling abroad to Hong Kong for a semester, taking a bunch of random classes like Mandarin Chinese and Advanced Piano, and I also enrolled in Teacher Education classes where I was required to volunteer every week in a classroom.  I was reminded then of my true passion to become a teacher, so after college, I said goodbye to my Management Science degree and continued to graduate school to get my Elementary Education Credential and Masters in Education with an emphasis in Technology.

I taught Kindergarten and first grade for 9 years and to balance out the stresses of teaching a bunch of 5 year olds who often don’t listen, I also taught yoga and fitness classes to adults in the evenings.  I became a certified E-RYT Yoga Teacher, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, TRX Instructor, PiYo and TurboKick Instructor.  It was a great balance, and after I had my first child, I decided to take a leave from teaching public schools and be a part-time mom, part-time fitness and yoga teacher.

Fast forward 5 years later, and I am blessed to teach at the Bay Club Marin and am the Director of Operations and TRX at Marin Power Yoga.  In addition to the 15 classes I teach each week, I am so excited that this coming Monday, I will be leading my first 200 Hour Teacher Training program!!!  I definitely never imagined I would be where I am now, but somehow this is the perfect blend of my Education and Yoga/Fitness background.  Instead of stuffed animals and 5-year-olds, I get to teach adults who are passionate about yoga like me!  I am far from being an expert, but I am happy to be a guide in someone else’s journey.

Humbled… grateful… excited.  Happy 2016 everyone.

Teacher Training Starts March 25 – 2015 – Are You In?

200 Hour Teacher Training

We are launching our first 200 hr. Teacher Training at Marin Power Yoga on March 25th, 2015. The application is HERE.

What are the details?

Jessica Kenny will be leading the Training assisted by Sean and Jamie. We will have guest teachers in on the intensive weekends! You will read, practice and dive deeper into your practice!!! The 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Certification is designed to give you a broad overview of yoga from the physical asana practice to ayurvedic eating to the chakras to hands on assisting to BEING A GREAT TEACHER! Our commitment to you is you will dive deeper into your own practice and graduate ready to teach!

Payment

A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $500 is due with your application. This deposit is then subtracted from the total cost of training. If for any reason you are not accepted into the program, your deposit will be refunded in full.

Costs

Tuition  – Member $2,250 – Public $2,500

Schedule

Start – March 25

Intensive Weekends – Fridays 6pm-10pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, Sundays 8am-6pm (120 hrs.)

March 27-29

April 24-26

May 29-31

June 5-7 and 12-14

Single Days

Wednesdays 6pm-10pm (44 hrs.)

March 25

April 1, 8, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20, 27

June 3, 10

Saturdays 12pm-6pm (30 hrs.)

April 4

May 2, 9, 16, 23

*Approximately 20 hours of out of class group meeting time.

**Graduation is June 14, 2015

The application is linked below!

http://marinpoweryoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/TeacherTrainingApplication.pdf

Stephen Covey Quote

The plastic Buddha in the corner of the studio doesnt mean shit

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I’m not pissed, I just don’t get it.  You are the first teacher I ever took a class from and you inspired me, lit me up and made me come back for more.  You changed the way I think, act and operate in this world.  You planted a seed of growth and that seed took off.  I followed your teachers and went to the same schools that you did.  I followed your path because I saw something in you I wanted to be.

When I found my voice you let me teach your students.  I loved it.  I wanted more.  More was not available at your studio and opportunity knocked at Marin Power Yoga.

I understand business and the effect of competition.  In my “day job” new contractors are born every day and many of my past employees have become my peers.  I welcome it because it forces me to up my game and stay present to my clients and their needs.

The stance that some studios have taken against prior teachers is confusing, and in my eyes unacceptable.  How do we all grow as teachers if we are not allowed to practice in studios that we previously taught in?  We need the interaction with everyone’s classes to keep all of our teaching fresh for our students.  It’s our students that are important and our ability to enable them to grow with us is what counts.  Not allowing the interaction between teachers and studios throughout the yoga community is counterproductive, and detrimental to the studios, teachers and students.   It’s fear based, and if anyone taught me about fighting fears, about action and outcome it was you.

All teachers are welcome, and encouraged to practice with us at MPY.  It’s good for our students to see powerful yogi’s in our classes.  You’re invited! I would love to see you!