300hr Teacher Training

Elemental 300Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

SEPTEMBER 2020 – MAY 2021

Globally Online

(with Pleasure Point Yoga option Santa Cruz, CA)

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A TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE

Deepen Your Teaching & Personal Practice

Lead Yoga Teacher Trainers Kenny Graham and Emily Perry have joined forces with Pleasure Point Yoga to create a powerful & comprehensive 300Hr Yoga Teacher Training.

Innovative & Life-Changing Program

The Elemental  Advanced Yoga Training 300Hr program is integrated & rich: you’ll graduate from this program with a deepened inner practice and all the tools to teach well sequenced and a concise functional vinyasa yoga class. 

Learn From In-Demand Experts

Kenny Graham and Emily Perry bring decades of experience in multiple forms of Yoga, Chinese Medicine, Philosophy and Meditation.

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NEW INNOVATIVE FORMAT

Global Online Access

Access this full spectrum, heart-centered training from anywhere in the world: through a combination of pre-recorded and livestream content, you’ll dive deep into the rich history, practice, and philosophy of yoga and beyond.

The 300 Hr Elemental Yoga Teacher Training Experience

 

Expand Your Teaching

Widen the scope on teaching the fundamental elements that make up yoga, including the foundations of personal alignment and teaching using our integrated approach. In-depth Asana and Posture Clinics, including hands-on adjustments, Anatomy for yoga Teachers, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Refresh foundational postures + refine advanced ones.

Meditation, Pranayama & Mantra

Learn to teach, lead and refine Meditation, Pranayama, and Mantra— three powerful yoga practices. Learn practical tools for deepening your personal practice, and for teaching your students. Integrate mindfulness and breathwork into your life and your teaching. Learn the power of mantra in transforming your life and your classes.

Functional Yoga

Honors the differences between human beings and human bodies. Learn to teach with a functional approach to yoga exploring posture and practice from the inside out, not trying to fit bodies into the poses but adjusting the pose when necessary to fit the body. 

Transformative Teaching

Learn to teach Hatha Yoga, Restorative, Yin, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yoga Nidra and prenatal. Transformative sequencing,  theming, cuing and demonstration modules will teach you to theme classes & sequence intelligently. Learn exceptional teaching techniques while developing a personal Sadhana (practice) that inspires you.

Embodied Philosophy and Yoga for Social Justice

Our 300Hr Elemental Yoga Teacher Training includes in-depth study in the yoga texts foundational to the practice and understanding of yoga. Through our embodied approach you’ll learn to integrate yoga wisdom into your teaching and your life.

Community & Service

Something beautiful inevitably unfolds when a group of people come together to practice. Something in the energy shifts as you leave your shoes at the threshold. You’ll experience a deep sense of connection to the group of people who you’ve embarked on this journey with. You’ll learn about Seva and service and how to authentically serve your community as a Yoga Teacher.

Your Lead Teachers

Kenny Graham

Kenny Graham

Kenneth Graham is the Founder and a lead teacher of Elemental Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Cruz Ca. 

Kenneth is registered at the highest level ERYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and has taught over 20 Teacher Trainings around the world and studied for over 20 years with numerous influential teachers, across diverse and intriguing philosophies. 

He has drawn on Darren Rhodes and Paul and Suzee Grilley for some of his deepest inspiration on how he currently teaches asana.  Students love his eclectic nature. He has a unique ability as a teacher to make material accessible to students and is able to unite diverse teachings from asana to meditation to philosophy in a fresh and lively way. His mission is to bring together a community of teachers who are confident and well rounded in their knowledge and wisdom.

www.kennygrahamyoga.com 

Emily Perry

Emily Perry

Emily Perry is a lead teacher for Elemental Yoga Teacher training.

Emily Perry is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the highest level (E-RYT500), and has taught Teacher Trainings all over the world. A Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Emily bring her expertise in Chinese Energetic systems to her work and teaching.  

Emily teaches Bhakti Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Mindfulness, & leads kirtan. Her classes and immersions are infused with energetic alignment, mudra, chanting, & pranayama. 

Emily has spent nearly twenty-five years studying yoga, mindfulness, and energetic healing systems, and she weaves the essence of these teachings into her work as a teacher. She has trained in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and  is influenced by her studies with Janet Stone and in Shadow Yoga.

She teaches dynamic workshops at festivals, and leads retreats, immersions, and 200 & 300 advanced teacher trainings globally. Her podcast, Rock Your Purpose, can be found on Apple Podcasts. www.emilyperry.com

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HOW IT WORKS

Over a decade of Online teaching Experience

Since 2010, Emily has been offering online courses and trainings, and is an expert in creating an engaging experience. In addition to livestream classes on training weekends, you’ll get access to beautiful, pre-recorded content, downloads, and more through our teacher training course platform.

A Dynamic, Powerful Training With Global Online Access

Access From Anywhere

All you’ll need is access to the internet and a phone or computer. Manuals and required reading will be accessed through our course platform.

A Dynamic Experience

Core training content will be a curated blend of pre-recorded and livestream content. Livestreams are recorded and accessed later in the teaching platform.

How the Weekends Work

We’ll meet online via Zoom on meeting weekends. Three weekends have an in-person option but are also livestreamed (indoor or outdoor, subject to change per our local ordinances in Santa Cruz, CA).

Community Connection

You’ll stay connected and engaged with your Elemental peer study group, as well as through the private Facebook Community. Q&A calls between sessions help you clarify & grow.

A Well Rounded Experience

You’ll Learn Through:

  • Livestream training & conversation (recorded)
  • Pre-recorded Video Training
  • Audio training downloads (great for mantra practice!)
  • PDF worksheets
  • Online journaling & assessments

 

Integrate & Grow

Teacher training resources will be well organized in the course platform so you can access them again and again.

Just as with an in-person experience, you’ll have material to read and work on between meetings.

 

Elemental 300Hr Advanced Yoga Topics

 

What you will learn:

  • Expand your knowledge of the pillars of yoga practice: asana, pranayama, meditation and mantra (cultivation of your own practice and how to teach each pillar effectively)
  • Teaching advanced postures 
  • Sequencing basic, beginner and mixed level classes
  • Demonstration techniques
  • Expanding on the foundations of exceptional yoga teaching
  • Refining cuing instruction
  • Yoga philosophy and a deeper understanding of how to weave  themes into classes and workshops
  • Anatomy: skeletal segments, muscle groups, fascia, the spine and its structures
  • Skeletal variations, personal alignment and how it applies to yoga postures and teaching
  • Effective pacing, cueing, and sequencing 
  • Confidence-building through practice teaching 
  • Modifications, postural variations and adjustments
  • Creative and effective use of props 
  • Hands-on assists and adjustments 
  • Gaining greater confidence in cultivating your voice
  • Ethics and business of Yoga
  • Ayurveda 
  • The art of Yin Yoga
  • Restorative yoga use props to create a safe and supportive environment 
  • Embodied Philosophy – study of Bhagavad Gita, chakras and subtle body
  • Mantra, chanting & study of the deities

Prerequisites – This training is for you if:

  • You have completed a 200Hr Teacher Training 
  • You want to dive deeper into your own practice and expand your teaching with a community of like-minded people
  • You are on a path of working as a yoga teacher

 

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Guest Teachers

Michelle Johnson

Skill in Action Yoga for Social Justice 

I am a social justice warrior, author, dismantling racism trainer, empath, yoga teacher and practitioner, and an intuitive healer. With over 20 years of experience leading dismantling racism work and working with clients as a licensed clinical social worker, I have a deep understanding of how trauma impacts the mind, body, spirit, and heart. My awareness of the world through my own experience as a black woman allows me to know, first-hand, how privilege and power operate. 

I have a Bachelors of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I have worked in several non-profits and served as an elected official and on many non-profit boards of directors. I have led Dismantling Racism Trainings with large corporations, small non-profits, and community groups, including the ACLU-WA, Duke University, Google, This American Life, The Center for Equity and Inclusion, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Church, Lululemon, and many others. I published Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World in 2017; I teach workshops in yoga studios and community spaces nationwide. I am on the faculty of Off the Mat Into the World, and serve as the Co-Director of 18 Springs Healing Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Gwen Benjamin & Shandara Gill

Yoga and Social Change

Gwen Benjamin is an internationally published novelist and activist whose yoga journey has taken her both on and off the mat. As a community organizer, Gwen collaborates with numerous local and national institutions to fight for racial and reproductive justice and champion human rights.

Gwen is a Dean’s Scholar who graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2005 with a concentration in intersectional feminist studies. 

Shandara Gill burns for equity and justice for all. The journey to the yoga mat in 2007 started as a desire to recover from a lifetime of self-doubt, heal from various eating disorders and illnesses as well as, the array of self-harm that had created a disconnect from her  mind and body. Shandara, known as Shanie to friends and family, moved to Santa Cruz specifically to be a yoga teacher and integrate her passion for activism with holistic healing. She completed her teacher training in 2011, fusing her background with ananda yoga and her newfound love in vinyasa flow to provide the full mental, emotional and physical package! While receiving her master’s degree in social work, Shanie founded a yoga collective of volunteers that would serve our community’s most vulnerable populations. In 2017, this collective has become a full-fledged nonprofit organization, Yoga For All Movement. Their mission is to make the practice of yoga accessible to all in Santa Cruz County, the Central Coast, and beyond! 

Sally Kempton

Meditation and Philosophy

Sally teaches meditation as a process of inner exploration, in which we learn to integrate heart, mind and body in order to experience our natural state of wisdom and love. Sally also offers a wide variety of classes on yogic wisdom texts, as well as hands-on, contemplative practices for moving through psychological obstructions, understanding the intricacies of inner life, and how to apply spiritual principles to relationships, work, and life in our time. 

In 2002, Sally was inspired to put aside her monastic identity to create a teaching path that could help students deal directly with the challenges of 21st century life. Her current work interprets the wisdom of the tantras for mature contemporary aspirants, drawing on depth psychology and neuroscience as well as the insights of Integral philosopher Ken Wilber. From her home base in California, she travels extensively, and offers monthly telecourses as well as workshops and retreats that integrate meditation, yoga philosophy, and spiritual life-skills.

Sally is also the author of the hugely popular books “Meditation for the Love of It” and “Awakening Shakti“.

Chrissy Graham

Restorative Yoga

Lighthearted, fun, and passionate, Chrissy radiates positivity. She teaches her classes using her wide-range of life experiences and the extensive knowledge she gained in her 22 years of yoga study. She is well versed in various systems of yoga and was a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher for 15 years. As a Certified E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Chrissy enthusiastically teaches public classes, workshops, retreats, restorative yoga, kids’ yoga, private lessons, corporate yoga, Teacher Trainings and Immersions throughout the  San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles and over seas.

Chrissy’s varied classes focus on alignment based movement with an emphasis on weight bearing poses and functional movement so students are able to develop a greater sense of their bodies’ natural alignment, to practice safely, and to strengthen while stretching. Chrissy blends philosophy, therapeutics, restoration and a knowledge of nutrition and dietary wellness to create comprehensive classes.

Chrissy’s appreciation of nature and enthusiasm for life, emanate from her soul in everything she does. Since yoga is her first love, these qualities fill her classroom

and inspire her students.

Jana Kilgore

Ayurveda 

Jana Kilgore is a board certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist, Chef, E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, writer, educator/student and guide. She has been studying traditional healing, food and plant medicine, meditation and nature since childhood.  Her life is dedicated to empowering people to become stewards of their inner and outer environments through Yoga, Ayurveda and immersion in nature. She specializes in digestive issues, auto-immune disorders, hormonal health, mental health, trauma and recovery and recently added prenatal and postpartum support to her practice. Jana is part of the teaching team for Balanced Rock Foundation, 200 and 300 YTT in Yosemite, CA and Ayurveda for yoga teachers in many other trainings. When she isn’t teaching, cooking or working with clients she is writing a book, slowly learning to surf and paddle, working in her medicine garden or out on a trail. You can find out more about her seasonal cleanses, courses, retreats and offerings at www.janakilgore.com

Global Online Training Schedule

Each weekend is taught by lead teachers Kenneth Graham and Emily Perry, and Special Guest Teachers

We will Livestream via Zoom, and you’ll receive additional support via our private Facebook Community & the Q&A calls (see below).

In-person Option!

Please note that there are 3 weekends with a live, in person option (subject to change according to local ordinances). 

Livestream Teacher Training Dates

  • Sept  5- 6, 2020 *(in-person option)
  • Sept 26 – 27, 2020
  • Oct  24 – 25, 2020
  • Nov 7-8, 2020
  • Dec 19 – 20, 2020
  • Jan 16 – 17, 2021 *(in-person option)
  • Feb 6-7, 2021
  • March 27-28, 2021
  • April 17 – 18, 2021
  • May 1 – May 2, 2021 *(in-person option)
  • May 14-16, 2021 ** graduation weekend!

Meeting times (for Livestream and in-person weekends)

  • Saturdays 8:00 am-12 pm
  • Sundays 8:00 am-12 pm 

Bonus: Q&A Check-In Zoom Calls

Inbetween session dates there will be Q&A check-in Zoom calls to answer your questions, hear about your experience, and support you on your journey. (Times TBA soon).

More Than Just a Yoga Teacher Training…

Elemental 300Hr Yoga Teacher training is more that just an immersion to prepare you to teach yoga.

The Elemental 300Hr Advanced Yoga training experience is designed to support you in going deeper into your practice, and into the heart of the teachings of yoga so that you can share with the students in a way that is authentic and intelligent . During the training, you’ll experience your own inner transformation and evolution, and as you connect with your inner wisdom and gifts.

The Elemental Yoga Teacher Training program is integrated & rich: you’ll graduate ready to teach all levels of students, with a nourishing and grounded personal practice.

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