We are thrilled to be able to invite experienced students and teachers who are not a part of our Voyager Training to participate in select Wanderlust and YogaMAZE Modules. 
(Please be sure to take note of any experience / practice requirements indicated in each Intensive.)

SmartFlow Teachers’ Intensive // Moving through the Obstacles with Annie Carpenter
(50 Hours) October 8th-14th
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The Art of Wanderlust Style Teachers Intensive with Schuyler Grant
(75 Hours) October 21st-28th
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Buddhist Meditation with Noah Levine
(15 Hours) November 6th-8th
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Traveling from the Outside In with Joan Hyman
(25 Hours) November 27th-December 1st
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  1. Practice and the Art of Possibility with Carrie Owerko
  2. (25 Hours) February 5th-9th
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Fire Nectar Flow: A Weeklong Intensive with Noah Maze
(50 Hours) March 12th-16th

 
Asana & Pranayama As a Gateway to the Subtle Body with Tias Little
(15 Hours) April 3rd-6th

Embodied Flow Immersion: The Five Principles with Tara Judelle
(25 Hours) April 16th-20th, 2018
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SmartFlow Teachers’ Intensive // Moving through the Obstacles with Annie Carpenter

As we mature as Yoga Teachers, we look for ways to empower our students beyond the realm of the physical. We look to the powerful philosophical underpinnings of Yoga to elevate the practice and create the conditions for practice to bleed into daily life.

Join Annie for a week of strong Asana and sweet Pranayama that will elevate your practice to its true transformational potential. 
• Recognize your ego’s aggressivity as it arises, before you have pushed too far
• Sense subtle fears and apprehension in their seed forms
• Seek and honor All messages that you receive as the gifts they are; even the difficult ones
• Be comfortable in the mystery of possibility and inspire your students to practice there.

This Intensive is designed for Teachers and experienced students. A thorough knowledge and comfort with all forms of Asana, including inversions, is expected.

This workshop can be taken as part of the Wanderlust 300hr training, towards your SmartFLOW Advanced Certification, or simply to enhance your personal practice.

Dates: 
October 8th - 14th, 2017

Time: 
Sunday, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm 
Tuesday, Thursday, 7:30am - 9:30am & 1:00pm - 6:00pm 
Saturday, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: 
$900 before September 8th
$995 after

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of the program, your payment will be refunded. If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of the program, you will forfeit your entire payment. (In exceptional circumstances, tuition may be applied to another Wanderlust training program, at the discretion of the Center.) Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.


300HR MODULE: THE ART OF WANDERLUST STYLE VINYASA W. SCHUYLER GRANT, ASSISTED BY MATT PHIPPEN

Additional workshops with Jillian Turecki and Jennifer Elliot

This intimate training is for experienced teachers (1 year minimum experience), seeking new inspiration and yearning to deepen their knowledge of intelligent hands-on adjustments, or for those simply hoping to better understand Wanderlust’s unique style of creative alignment based yoga. What distinguishes Wanderlust-style vinyasa from its brothers and sisters in LA is Wanderlust teachers’ particularly close attention to alignment and detail, coupled with a creative and progressive approach to sequencing.

This Teacher Intensive will:
• Help you apply what you already know, as both a teacher and student, in order to lead highly intelligent and creative Wanderlust-style vinyasa classes.
• Enhance your current understanding of intelligent yet creative sequencing and your ability to communicate physical and philosophical instruction clearly and concisely. Because there will be a focused emphasis on anatomical awareness from direct experience, expect abundant palpation and hands-on adjustments.
• Provide a platform for you to realize and develop your authentic teaching voice. This includes identifying vocal habits, both good and bad, that you have picked up over the years [or decades!].

The intention is that all leave inspired and excited by an entirely new set of questions and aspirations for their teaching path. Because the path of a good teacher is always the path of a curious student.

Dates: 
October 21st - October 28th

Time:
9:00am - 6:00 pm

Cost:
$1,250 before September 21st
$1,400 after

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of the program, your payment will be refunded. If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of the program, you will forfeit your entire payment. (In exceptional circumstances, tuition may be applied to another Wanderlust training program, at the discretion of the Center.) Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Buddhist Meditation for Yoga Teachers with Noah Levine

As most are well-aware, Yoga Asana was created to prepare the body for sitting meditation. This course will cover the basics of Mindfulness, including the study and practice of guided meditations on the Four-Foundations of breath/body, feeling tones, mind and Dhammas. It will also serve as an introduction to the Brahma Vihara practices of Loving-Kindness, Appreciative Joy, Compassion and Equanimity. Those who complete this training, but are new to these teachings, will be encouraged to attend silent meditation retreats to deepen their own direct experience with these practices. All levels of experience are welcome to attend. 

These workshops are open to anyone wanting to understand and have direct experience of the deeper and transformational practices of yoga. These classes can be taken as part of the Wanderlust 300 Hr training, or simply to support and enhance your personal practice. 

Dates:
November 6 - November 8

Time:
1:00 - 6:00pm

Cost:
$375 before October 6
$425 after

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of the program, your payment will be refunded. If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of the program, you will forfeit your entire payment. (In exceptional circumstances, tuition may be applied to another Wanderlust training program, at the discretion of the Center.) Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Traveling From The Outside In with Joan Hyman

Join Joan Hyman as she leads you on a journey to deepen your own personal practice as well as the students you teach.

Each day will start with a two hour advanced asana practice, each day will end with pranayama and meditation. 

Specific Topics Include:
Hands on Adjustments and the Art of looking at bodies 
A great yoga teacher is able to read bodies and understand what adjustments and instructions to give so student can move into better alignment from within.  We will look at different types of bodies in the poses and learn how to read what adjustment that student may need.  Learn the skill of hands on adjustments by grounding your students first and teaching them how to access these poses on their own eventually. Adjust with confidence in a safe and effective manner so your students will leave with an understanding of how yoga works on their bodies and feel transformed! 

 Advanced Asana 
Learn what makes up an advanced practitioner and how to make advanced postures accessible.  This will include a discussion of yoga classes in the western world today, what an advanced practice may look like.  What elements create an advance practice and which poses are considered advanced?  This will also include a discussion on the higher limbs of yoga and the importance of viveka to discern which practice is right for you! 

 The Art of Sequencing a vinyasa flow class – Traveling from the outside in.  
Learn how to sequence from an anatomical place and move your students from their outer edges to the inner body leaving your students feeling blissful and bright.  Sequencing is a skill that can educates students on how their bodies work and how to access their pranic body so they leave feeling transformed!  We will discuss anatomy, subtle body, and how to add the elements of philosophy into your classes! 

Understanding how to work with injuries  
Understanding injuries is a crucial part of being a yoga teacher these days. Most people that come to yoga usually have some type of injury they are working with. We will review common injuries and the anatomy involved with those injuries to help to build a healthy sequence that strengthens surrounding muscle groups around the injured area. Learn important questions and techniques to ask your students to help them approach their injuries with more awareness and mindfulness. 

 Therapeutics (3 hours) 
In our society today most of us live in an adrenalized state finding it is very hard to slow down and relax. Because of this, stress accumulates and disease begins to form. Simple modalities such as restorative yoga, breath awareness, and meditation can help alleviate stress and create a more peaceful balanced environment keeping your health at an optimal level and preventing future disease. We will explore different types of chronic illness and traumatic situations and use restorative sequences to help restore the body and mind to more healing place. 

 Finding your Authentic Voice and Self Care (2 hours)
As a healer we are giving energy out continually. We need to keep one eye on our clients and most importantly the other eye within, so we are practicing self- care all the time. In this workshop we will discuss what Self Care is and how to continually apply it to your life so you can build a sustainable career and live in abundance.

These workshops are open to anyone wanting to understand and have direct experience of the deeper and transformational practices of yoga. These classes can be taken as part of the Wanderlust 300 Hr training, or simply to support and enhance your personal practice. 

Dates:
November 27 - December 1

Time:
TBA

Cost:
$575

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of the program, your payment will be refunded. If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of the program, you will forfeit your entire payment. (In exceptional circumstances, tuition may be applied to another Wanderlust training program, at the discretion of the Center.) Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
 

 


Practice and the Art of Possibility with Carrie Owerko

25 Hours, February 5th-9th

$700, $600 Early Bird by December 5th


How can we get out of our own way, and clear the way to new, as yet undiscovered possibilities? We will plumb the art of possibility by exploring a skillful use of play as an approach to problem solving and discovery. There are so many ways to make what seems impossible possible by thinking outside of the box, being creative, and cultivating a more fluid growth oriented mindset rather than a fixed and limiting mindset. This means we will have to give ourselves both space and permission to make mistakes, fail even, and by doing so learn the art of "how can I, or how might we?" as opposed to "can I, or can't I?" We will also look at what we mean by the word "alignment" and how best to live this concept. We will utilize some principles of basic biomechanics and movement analysis to help us live this question.
We will explore the following:
How to cultivate a sense of possibility in our own practice and in our work with our students. Open hearted acceptance and and a sense of possibility are not mutually exclusive.
They work together beautifully. We will exlpore how. 
We will unpack basic, intermediate and advanced poses and how to adapt or modify them so they are nourishing and accessible.
Explore novel movements and pose variations so that we cultivate variability and resilience in body and mind. 
We will experiment with  how to help our students (and ourselves) become better motor learners and gain greater physical autnomy.
Dive into some deep nourishing breath work and pranayama in ways that are most helpful in toning, nourishing and strengthening the nervous system. 
We will engage in some yoga philosophy discussions and simple chanting (Julia Shaida will join us again!) to explore some of theother rich dimensions of practice.


Fire Nectar Flow: A Weeklong Intensive with Noah Maze (50 Hours) March 12th-16th

Do you want to be an effective and powerful vinyasa teacher? Do you want to fill the room and be a teacher whose classes are well attended? Can you do both? This intensive will take your skills and your teaching to new levels, as you learn to skillfully weave and fuse form and flow, where heartfelt teachings converge with skillful alignment in the rhythmic pulse of breath and body. 

Whether you are a vinyasa teacher looking for new skills and tools, or an alignment-based teacher seeking to broaden your range, this week will up level your teaching immediately. 

As vinyasa yoga becomes more common, quality varies greatly. Vinyasa classes more closely resemble fitness classes (remember aerobics?) than ever before, and “vinyasa culture” is sitting on a spectrum that seems to grow broader by the hour. In this program, we will explore how to safely and most effectively CREATE the FLOW STATE your students crave, while providing you with knowledge, strategies and techniques to set your students up for success. Embody your own most effective and powerful teacher and the quality and integrity of your offering will be magnetic and magical.

Day 1
Form, Function & Flow: What every vinyasa teacher needs to know, organizing principles and essential skills, Level 1 focus
• What is vinyasa yoga? Etymology of vinyasa, definitions, historical context and contemporary vinyasa
traditions/styles
• Organizational principles of vinyasa
• Vinyasa teaching strategies and skills
• Vinyasa sequencing
• Overview levels of vinyasa classes: Level 1, Mixed Levels, Level 2-3
• How to balance pose instruction with rhythm, pace and flow
• How to teach and not lose momentum and flow
• How to cue the breath and keep consistent rhythm
• Physical adjustments
• Demonstration techniques
• Environment: classroom organization, heat, light, music
• Seat of the teacher; how to hold the space of challenge and compassion
• How to begin class: arriving and settling poses
• How to introduce and teach seated ujayii pranayama
• Lesson planning: progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara A
• Lesson planning: How to give effective Chaturanga Dandasana (modified) tutorial
• Lesson planning: Progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara B

DAY 2
Foundations of Flow: Effective and safe 60-minute level 1 classes continued
• Level 1 syllabus of poses
• Sequencing of level 1
• Difficult poses and transitions and common misalignments
• How to balance instruction with pace, rhythm and flow
• How to give effective (brief) postural demonstrations
• Modifications, options and prop use and other pose improvement strategies
• How to introduce and teach mula and uddiyana bandha
• How to create focus and provide recovery time during class
• Repetition; instructional round and 1 breath per pose round
• Lesson planning: progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara C (standing pose linkings)
• Lesson planning: abdominal strengthening, arm balances and forward bends
• Lesson planning: basic backbends
• Closing postures, savasana and ending class

DAY 3

Meaningful Boundaries: 75-minute mixed level vinyasa classes to PEAK POSE (backbend)

• Mixed level syllabus of poses; standing poses and backbends
• How to introduce and teach supine ujayii pranayama
• How to teach with meaningful options and stages for all levels of students
• How to teach handstand and forearm balance in mixed level vinyasa
• Mixed level strategies for Surya Namaskar, A, B & C
• How to never give up on improving chaturanga dandasana
• How to progressively prepare for safe and effective backbend peak pose classes
• How to introduce and teach nadi shodhana pranayama

DAY 4
Meaningful Boundaries: 75-minute mixed level vinyasa classes to PEAK POSE (arm balance/hip opener)
• How to teach headstand in mixed level
• Mixed level syllabus of arm balances, hip openers and forward bends
• How to progressively prepare for effective arm balance/hip opener peak pose mixed level classes
• How to introduce and teach viloma pranayama, kumbaka

DAY 5
Raise the Bar: 90-minute intermediate/advanced vinyasa classes PEAK SEQUENCE 
• Intermediate/advanced syllabus of poses
• How and when (and when not to) to teach intermediate/advanced vinyasa
• How to increase the challenge and safely manage risk
• Set your students up for success; no curve balls, no surprises
• How to sequence intelligently for peak sequence
• Intermediate/advanced vinyasa transitions and skills
• How to teach kapala bhati pranayama
• How to effectively lead practice-style classes


Embodied Flow Immersion: The Five Principles with Tara Judelle

Embodied Flow is a continuum of movement and expression drawing from the discoveries of hatha, tantric and somatic movement systems to experience yoga as a living art form. Both philosophy and method, Embodied Flow training and practice—the living art of yoga—provide the technology and pathways to a deep sense of ease, strength and connectivity in the human form, empowering practitioners to be their own greatest teacher as they expand, integrate and facilitate awareness in their entire body-mind, to remember and experience the unified field.

The immersion is a five day comprehensive introduction to the world of Embodied Flow, designed for those who want to segue from other systems of yoga into advanced training or for those practitioners and teachers that which to enhance their knowledge and practice in the integration of mind-body-sprit.

Our immersions draw on meditation, contemplation, free movement, asana, partner work, experiential anatomy (initiating asana flows from different body systems: skeletal, organ, endocrine, muscular, developmental, nervous system), tantric philosophy, somatic psychology, and pranayama.

The schedule presented is a general template and may change according to the intuition and instinct of the facilitator as well as the needs of the particular group. 

Dates:
April 16 - April 20, 2018

Times:
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost:
$495 Before March 16, 2018
$575 after

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of the program, your payment will be refunded. If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of the program, you will forfeit your entire payment. (In exceptional circumstances, tuition may be applied to another Wanderlust training program, at the discretion of the Center.) Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.