ONE FLOW YOGA
“If other teacher trainings are like college, then One Flow is more like graduate school.” Jessica
Why Take a Teacher Training?
There are so many various reasons why you may choose to undertake a teacher training program. However, we find there are a couple of themes:
- You are looking for a deeper understanding of yourself. You have asked yourself the question “who am I” and may have a general idea–but now you want clarity.
- You want to gain more confidence. This includes not only as a teacher, but how you show up in life.
- You want to love yourself. That is, after you know yourself, you want to be able to fully embrace and show kindness and compassion to you.
- You want to “find your voice”. Unlike the “who am I’ question, this speaks to living from a place of authenticity–every day. This is the real you.
- You are looking for a richer understanding of yoga. This includes the meaning, history and application of the practice. You want to to know the lineage and to be able to breakdown the asanas technically.
- You want to teach–in a skillful manner. You want to be able to guide students, safely, through a comprehensive practice that offers the opportunity for insight and reflection. You want to make the sequence interesting and know how to use music effectively. And you want it to be inspirational and fun.
The ironic thing is many people who take teacher training in Sacramento (or anywhere else for that matter), do not do so because they want to teach. Instead they view it as an opportunity for growth and to learn something about themselves. Perhaps this is you.
What stops or prevents people from taking a teacher training?
If you are reading this, you most likely have a curiosity and passion for yoga. It has influenced you in many ways and given you tools to lead a more fulfilling life. The one thing that stops you from jumping in, is not money (we have payment plans), time (you make time for things that are important to you in life, but fear. I can appreciate that–fear stops me sometimes. However, I’ve realized that the things in life I regret most are the things I don’t do–not the other way around.
Why choose One Flow Yoga Teacher Training? How are we different?
Our yoga studio, practice and approach to life are founded in the principle of LOVE. This means you will be supported, honored and loved in our teacher training. We know this path helps people to feel safe and therefore to grow. We believe that you can grow, have breakthroughs, ah-has and realizations without having to be broken down.
The “whys” are a huge part of this training. Why do we do what we do in class? We find it analogous to cooking. We can give you a couple of recipes and send you on your way. Or we can teach you how to cook.
You will come out of teacher training sounding like, teaching and being YOU. You will understand the ingredients and techniques and then be able to make choices depending on what you trying to do. It’s called authorship and it’s something all great chefs and yoga teachers do. You have a voice, a way of being, a unique energy, that people will connect with when fully expressed. We are here to help and nurture this expression.
We think it says a lot that a significant group of people who take teacher training at One Flow, have already been through another teacher training experience. They tell us they learn a lot on both the knowledge side as well as “how to live life”.
The knowledge part of teacher training is important.
- Being able to understand why the practice exists and what it is truly about.
- Knowing how to safely guide someone in and out of a posture.
- Reading and being able to apply the various texts that comprise the collective body of “definitive yoga teachings” (the yoga shastra) to life today. (These works include the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika.)
Equally important is having the experience.
We purposely keep the size of teacher training limited to ensure you get personalized attention and many opportunities to practice teaching.
Finally, this training will be fun. There are many ways to offer a teacher training. It is our belief that life is to be celebrated and lived fully. Our Sacramento Yoga Teacher Training program follows the same philosophy.
200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
We try to make teacher training as convenient as possible and know it takes a commitment to fulfill 200 hours. ( The 200 hour standard comes from the Yoga Alliance–a national yoga organization–as a minimum standard to teach.) We believe it takes something closer to 300 hours or more. This kind of schedule allows you to be immersed in the program and yet have time to absorb it.
Our yoga teacher training schedule reflects how how was originally taught through Sravana (listening), Manaana (reflecting) and Nididhyasana (experiencing). A student would study directly with a teacher and then have time to reflect and experience the various lessons.
Who would benefit from teacher training?
In this culture we spend a lot of time developing our minds but not so much developing our hearts or learning how to be in relationship. One Flow Teacher Training is a journey and exploration of yourself so that you may ultimately accept and love who you find.
Many people take our teacher training program have taken other teacher trainings and many are brand new to teaching and maybe the practice. How can this be? In our program you will learn both the technical aspects of yoga and, more importantly, how to be.
Whether you want to teach or are looking for personal growth–the tools are the same.
If you are willing to see what’s within you, be vulnerable, show courage and come with an empty cup–we believe this experience can help you.
Take the next step and Apply.
Click here to download an application. Your completed application and deposit of $500 is required to hold your space in teacher training. Full balances are due not later than August 1st, 2013.
Testimonials from One Flow Yoga Teacher Trainees:
Taking teacher training at One Flow helped me face my fears and insecurities and allowed me to grow into a more confident and stable person. I had decades worth of wall built up around myself and this training allowed me to walk right through them.
My Biggest Ah-ha of teacher training—The absolute influence and presence of EGO. I learned how very, very important it is to practice DAILY. Teachers always said that, but until I felt it for myself I just never knew. Leading with your heart…it’s a different world. I learned to soften and not push. As a person who resists going too deep, it helped me uncover a lot of things in the most kind, loving and accepting of ways. It was probably the safest I’ve ever felt emotionally, so being vulnerable was not scary.
You’re never too old to change your life path and take teacher training. I am more balanced, stronger and flexible but not in my body as much as in my head and heart. I learned things I have no anticipation of coming away with when I started.
I know it (teacher training) helped me be a better person, son, teacher, friend, and co-worker. I have been able to practice yoga more consistently off the mat due to this training. This teacher training can deepen a person’s practice in so many ways that must be experienced first hand. The relationships made during the practice are amazingly huge. Those relationships with others and self will continue to serve throughout this lifetime. I am so grateful.
Through this teacher training I have began to actually see my students. Instead of teaching a “one-size-fits-all” flow, I have learned to look at the students and intuitively see what they need and tailor the class to that. Because of this epxerience I see yoga as a way to get into my body and feel out what is going on with me. It is more of a moving meditation and less of a vehicle to burn calories. Having rock hard thighs is not going to make me a more well rounded person or more likeable or grounded. Actually allowing myself to feel something and deal with what is coming up for me will help me to show up fully. I feel this experience left me feeling empowered and fully able to go out and teach a class with confidence. (In the teacher training I took prior to this one, I left that training feeling like I had no business being a yoga teacher.) Thank you Kate.
For the very first time in a very long time I see the positive in my life. I realized it is ok to just be me—flaws and all. There is so much freedom in just being myself. I am now able to see “easy” now in my life. Before it used to be all “hard”, but now I know I have a choice. I know try to have kindness and compassion for everyone. Everyone!
I would DEFINITELY recommend this training. Be prepared to be uncomfortable, but also be prepared to feel support and love from the people around you. The word that most comes to mind is FEEL. I didn’t like it sometimes, but I now look back and smile because it was an awesome experience. <3
Teaching has been challenging me to step out of my comfort zone. YES I would do it again, because I have had the opportunity to be seen by others in a safe space which has made it easier to be me in uncomfortable situations and my practice has become MUCH stronger with more purpose.
Teacher training has brought me awareness in that everything I do, say, think, am makes a difference in my life and in the lives of others. I’m more confident and open with myself and others but mostly I am learning that acceptance is the key. I would recommend taking teacher training at One Flow if you are looking to bring more awareness to yourself and your body spiritually and physically. I would recommend it if you struggle with low self esteem. I would recommend it if you want to make a difference for others whether you teach yoga or not. I would recommend it if you want to create and express yourself.