Rising Lotus Yoga Teacher Training
is based on the foundation of...
Purity of intention and action in our daily practice to develop meaning in our lives through compassion and selflessness toward others.
The practice of contentment and peace in response to the world around us in order to develop our ability to accept and enjoy exactly what is true and present in our lives, embracing the difficult as well as the joyful as our teachers.
Purification and healing of the body, mind and spirit through the “heat’ of the practice of asana, pranayama, devotion and other practices.
The practice of self study, though meditation, inspiring texts and philosophy to develop the deep internal gaze needed to break free of the illusion of separateness and experience grace and union with all.
Surrender to the divine presence that lies within all of us. In the practice of continued remembrance of this great truth we reveal and experience great Joy and Bhakti (devotion) in all of our actions and experiences.
Whether your interest is in teaching or simply deepening your experience and knowledge of Yoga and Self, we hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey into the ancient science of Yoga!
- Have a deeper level of their own inner landscape and be able to apply Yogic philosophy and practice to their own self-growth and help others achieve the same.
- Deepen their practice and knowledge of asana
- Confidently teach a group class in any setting and help trainees acquire the skills to teach all levels of students in any setting.
- Be able to create interesting and challenging sequences for all levels of students
After completion of both modules students will
Deepen Your Practice—Know Your Self
Deepen your commitment to the journey of transformation, Self discovery and joy in the Rising Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Program. Whether you intend to share your practice as a teacher or personally want to expand your understanding of the ancient tradition of Yoga, our program explores the life-changing wisdom and the meaning of yoga as a life path and heart practice.
Our Program Is Broken Up Into Two Parts
MODULE 1: DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE
A 7-week intensive that meets Friday evenings, Saturday & Sunday afternoons.
During this time you will study:
- The Art of Sequencing
- Energy Anatomy
- Hands-on Adjustments
- Practice Teaching
The first phase is 120 hours. Non- contact hours will include reading assignments and homework. Those wishing to complete our 200 hour certification in adherence to Yoga Alliance standards will enter an apprenticeship program.
Claire Hartley, Daniel Stewart, Russ Pfeiffer (Anatomy) and guest teachers
Students should be able to perform Sirsasana at the wall and Urdhva Dhanarusana or meet with directors of the program to receive approval.
Fridays: 6-9pm Saturdays; 1.30-6.30pm Sundays: 12.30-5.30pm Students who complete Modules 1 & 2 will receive a Certificate and Letter of Completion which they can use to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level
Please pick up an application at the studio, download one here or have one sent to you by email at email@example.com
The second part is for all those wishing to continue on and receive the Rising Lotus Yoga 200 Hour Teaching Certification in adherence to the Yoga Alliance Standards.
The second module is an 80 hour program which includes:
- A Mentor Program where trainees will be assigned to a senior teacher to assist them once a week for 24 sessions in the classroom. This assisting can begin when Module 1 is complete.
- Practice Teaching—Finding your authentic teaching voice. You will begin to refine your teaching skills consistently throughout this module
- Voice Projection and presence
- Use of Music
- Preparing Dharma Lessons for your classes and how to thread them throughout your class to deepen the experience
- The Psychology of Teaching
Homework and reading assignments will be given.
Two workshops with guest teachers are required for completion and are not included in the price for Module 2
STARTS JANUARY 2013
Meets Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 1:30-6:30pm, Sundays 12:30-5:30pm
TUITION: $2000 if paid prior to Dec 15th. $2150 after. Includes unlimited classes while in Module 1 only. $300 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot once accepted. Please pick up application at the studio, download one here or have one sent to you by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Those wishing to complete our 200 hour certification, will enter Teaching Training Module 2.
TUITION: $750, not including workshops.
Co-owner and co-founder of Rising Lotus, British born Yoga teacher Claire Hartley found her passion for the practice of Yoga in the early ‘90s at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York. Their signature style of vigorous flow, chanting, meditation and exploration of the ancient scriptures began to reveal that suffering could be relieved and that the divine was experiential and not just a concept to be studied and discussed. For that she is eternally grateful and humbled by all the teachers she has studied with.
Her first training program was in LA under the tutelage of Peri Doslu. Peri introduced her to Iyengar Yoga which has become an important part of her practice and her teaching. Claire also trained with Lisa Walford and Annie Carpenter at Yogaworks and completed a six month apprenticeship with Lisa.
She remains an ardent fan and disciple of Vinyasa flow for it’s ability to touch the moving prayer that is always singing inside and step into union with the higher Self.
In April 2006 she opened the Rising Lotus Yoga Studio on Ventura Blvd., in Sherman Oaks with her good friend and colleague Daniel Stewart.
Claire created the Rising Lotus Teacher Training program in 2008 and is the director of the program. In 2010 she established and founded the Rising Lotus Seva project, a non-profit organization that brings yoga to underserved communities.
Co-owner and co-founder of Rising Lotus, Daniel is dedicated to the practice of being fully alive in each moment. His playful, heart- centered teaching combines alignment, meditative breath and spirit, in dynamic vinyasa-flow classes that encourage students to reconnect to themselves, creating energy for renewal and joy.
In 1995, after a life changing injury, Daniel completed teacher training with Mati Ezrati and Lisa Walford at the original Yoga Works in Los Angeles. He has been teaching ever since at studios like Santa Monica Yoga, Sacred Movement in Venice and Yoga works Montana, Westwood and Main St. In 2005, he left Yoga Works to open Rising Lotus Yoga with his close friend and colleague Claire Hartley.
Daniel has a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian and Depth studies. He currently works as a mind body psychotherapist in private practice in Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica with a focus on integration, individuation and transformation.
Daniel leads the philosophy module of the RLY teacher training. He incorporates eastern philosophy, depth psychology, poetry and laughter in his teaching to create a stimulating environment where students can explore the intersection between eastern and western models of transformation—experientially and theoretically.
Daniel also shares his love of musical meditation and the Bhakti Yoga tradition in the training and leads kirtan at Rising Lotus, at studios around town, at festivals & retreats.
Russ has studied ex- tensively at various institutions including the Rolf Institute, the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego and the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. He is a certified master rolfer and has two certifications as a rolf movement practitioner (with Monica Caspari of Brasil and Hubert Godard of France). He continues his study regularly with Godard.
His yoga studies, mostly through the Iyengar system, have nonetheless been comprehensive and diverse within a variety of styles His method is grounded in sound anatomical understanding, integrating movement modalities such as Tai Chi, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and Continuum Movement.
He currently has a private practice in Venice, California, where he works with individuals through rolfing, movement and yoga therapy. He conducts independent advanced yoga and movement trainings and experiential anatomy classes for teacher trainings nation wide. He lectures regularly on the evolution of human movement for the Anthropology Dept. at LA City Community College and has taught at the University of CA Irvine and the Rolf Institute.