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Path Of Awakening Teacher Training

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Our Curriculum

Our Unique Approach

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Experience different approaches and techniques with an

unifying foundational understanding.

Your mentor's asana practices comes from different lineages and their synergy offers much more than Asana labs. 

Students will be exposed to very distinct voices inherited from different traditions and schools with an extensive common ground we call Yoga.​

As the students start to indulge and digest the curriculum, the exposure to these different approaches enriche not just their vocabulary as teachers but promotes freedom. Every student has a different voice, need and style. Our goal is to lift their uniqueness and enhance their autonomy and sovereignty.

This path needs to be a unique journey for everyone!

The Format

IN PERSON SESSIONS:
From September 6th through the 21st we will meet on Fridays, Saturdays
and Sundays from 8am to 6pm. We will also have a half a day on Wednesdays
September 11th, 18th and 25th from 5pm to 8pm

ONLINE SESSIONS:
We will meet every weekend (Alternating saturday - Sunday) for 5 Hours.
Days OFF: Thankdgiving, Christmas and New Years. 
All online sessions will be recorded and you will have a life-time access to it.

 

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The Format of this course is focused in two categories: 

  • Accessibility:

 This certification course is accessible to everyone including: parents, working people, people traveling from the mainland or other countries and anyone in between.

This certification course is for to everyone who has the thirst for learning and also may

have a full life of commitments!

  • Integration:

We know how important it is for content to be delivered clearly and also how equally important it is for students to have time to assimilate and integrate what they are being exposed to.

Often in trainings like this, we see the lack of time for integration and an overall feeling of overwhelm and confusion. We understand that these conditions are not in the best interest of the student but often what school chooses for their convenience.

 

***We offer students an alternative to overload.

We welcome you into a spacious hybrid Training where you will have the opportunity to relax, observe, study and review all the embodiment practices (Asanas, Pranayamans, Lab and anatomy) hands-on in 3 weeks of in-person Immersion which will account for half of your training (100 hours).

And then, we will move into the virtual world for the other half of the curriculum which is spaced with classes a week apart for assimilation and integration of the content in real life (100 hours).

Our Curriculum

"The Path of Awakening" Yoga Alliance Certification curriculum is a result of combined 40 years of refinement of teaching. Our vision is to empower the student with the knowledge and tools to see themselves and their future students as multi dimension beings.

Enriching the intellect with teachings and history from the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita and Sutras.

Understanding principles of anatomy and its application in movement with breath.

Exploration of the science behind our nervous system, meditation and pranayama.

Learning the intelligence of the asana practice sequencing and the cultivation and elevation your voice as an individual and teacher.

And One-on-One Mentorship for a broader understanding of the responsibility of being part of legacy in carrying the tradition, history and science of yoga.

PHILOSOPHY, SCRIPTURES, ETHICS, AND LIFESTYLE

Explore scripture through experiential lectures and readings on:

The Bhagavad Gita

Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras &

The dept of the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Ayurveda

Chakras and the subtle body

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ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

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Learn the difference(s) between Alignment and Action

Learn to gain confidenace to teach safely and inform/educate your students using appropriate anatomic terms.

Modules focus on joint movement, kinesiology and soma, range of motion, understand the musculoskeletal system and its functions. Cutting edge information about fascia and its intelligence.

TEACHING TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGY

Explore in-depth  how to teach 35+ classic yoga postures with all its benefits and contraindications

Review the gradient approach to the world of asana, intelligent sequencing and authentic teaching

Learn how to adapt and modify postures to create ease in all body types

Become aware of common compensatory and misalignments

Learn the theory of the kinematic chain observing the body as a whole unit

Learn creative and yet intelligent sequencing methodology and clarity to express your authentic self

Learn to instruct fundamental pranayama

throughout the increment of the asana practice

Receive guidance to teach meditation techniques

Practice the sacred art of assisting

Learn how to utilize your authentic voice and presence to inspire reflection, growth and individually

How to teach online

Learn the ethics and business of yoga

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Meet your Mentors:

Renata Langner

Mentor

Founder of Path of Awakening.

Renata has a strong passion for the practices that

helps us humans to reclaim themselves. She often refers to yoga as this thirst for unity and integration.

Renata has been teaching Yoga for 20+ based in NYC and recently moving to Hawaii she has founded Lanai Yoga and Path of Awakening School. 

Renata's background is a fusion of different traditions like (Ashtanga, Iyengar and Soma ) weaved with breath and awareness into vinyasas. 

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Education

Yoga Alliance Registered (E-RYT500)

– 200H Yoga Teacher Training at Om Sweet Om, 2009
– 200H Yoga teacher Training at Integral Yoga Training, 2010
– 500H Yoga Teacher Training at Long Island School of Yoga, 2012
– 50H Arial Yoga Teacher Training at Om Factory, 2016
– 25H Restorative I Certification at Yoga Nanda, 2018
– 25H Yin Certification at Beloved Yoga, 2019
– Reiki Certified Reiki I, II, III, Mastery, 2005-2014
– Certified Yoga for Cancer Care Certification at Omega from Center for Mind Body Medicine 2012
– OTM Leadership Intensive Training at Omega 2016
– Graduate from Institute for Integrated Nutrition 2008
– Leads 200H teacher trainings in New York since 2016

 

Megan Cannon

Mentor

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Upon receiving her National Iyengar Teacher Certification and studying with BKS and family for 4 months, Megan was invited to teach and share her expertise in yoga asana alignment to established YTT's in Hawaii, Bali and Goa. She now weaves her passion for dance into her alignment based yoga flow classes in Hawaii all together teaching for over 20 years.  years. 

Education

2000-2002  Completed a 2 Year Apprenticeship with Senior Iyengar

teachers at Yoga Northwest (Bellingham, Wa)

2001- Received BA in K-12 Special Education from Western

Washington University 

2003 - Received Waldorf Teacher Certificate from Sound Circle Teacher Training 

2003-2006 - Taught 1st-3rd Grade at Mālamalama Waldorf School 

2006 - Studied at Ramamani Institute with the Iyengar Family in Pune, India (3 months)

2007 - 2009 - Co-creator of Waldorf-Inspired Charter School

2008 - Study with the Iyengars (2 months) and 1 month study with Rajiv Chanchani at Yoga-Ganga Center (Dehradun, India)

2009 - Taught Yoga at Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon)

2010 - Received National Iyengar Yoga Teacher certificate 

2012 - 2016 Co-taught 200 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings with Yandara Yoga Institute in Hawaii + Bali

2017 - Lead Yoga Teacher for 200 hr YTT in Goa, India with Abhinam Yoga

2023 - co-taught 200 Hr YTT with Renater Lagner (Path of Awakening) 

Our Team

Tropical Beach

Where we are:

We are located on the East side of The Big Island of Hawaii.

Lanai Yoga is our primary home studio in Keaau, Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Classes, lectures, practices will take place mainly at Lanai Yoga and

occasionally we will visit another studio in Pahoa and possibly near by beaches:  

The magestic Black Sand Beach Kehena and Carl Smith in Hilo.

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We are happy to partner up with a couple of Eco Village communities and have created affordable agreements with them that would financially support anyone coming from the Mainland and/or need a lodging place to stay.

These Eco villages are an affordable option other than Airbnb which are commonly open to receive guests through out the island. Both are about 25 minutes from our studio and both offer amazing amenities.  ( These are base on the 3 week immersion but possibly longer if needed)

Inquire directly here: https://sundarigardens.com and www.hawaiiansanctuary.com and https://www.instagram.com/sonic_love_alchemy/p/C4BbDFZPhKV/?img_index=1

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Application Process

Our registration for 20124-25 is open now.

The application process is really easy and fast.

Fill out the application on the link below and submit. Once you submit your application we review it and meet as a team to talk about your story what you have shared. We usually let you know if we are a fit within a week ( 7 business days) 

Please note: Payment for the training and or payment plans takes place after aproval of your application.

Scholarships applications are also available.

Every scholarship we offer for those with extreme financial hardship is confidential and on a case by case basis.

So it is very important that you elaborate on your application with a explnation of everything you wants us to know about you and your situation.

Let’s Work Together

Phone: (516) 300-2221

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