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300-Hour Training
Modular Format

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
at Awakened Yoga in Sugar Land!

Not Ready to Commit to the Entire Training or Prefer to Study Certain Modules?

Portions of our 300-hour training can be taken as individual modules and are eligible for continuing education credits. These trainings are open to anyone (you do not have to have a yoga teacher training certification prior to taking any of these modules.

Modules Available

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  • Leadership Training and The Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita - November 4 -5, 2023 Learn More

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Giaconda Parker - December 2-3, 2023 Learn More

  • Myths & Archetypes in Hindu Deity Stories - December 1, 2023 Learn More

  • Elevate & Lead Into 2024 4-Day Retreat: Deepen Your Practice, Elevate Your Knowledge and Discover Spiritual Connection - January 11 - 14, 2024 Learn More

  • Spine Module: Advanced Anatomy and Application - January 26 - 28, 2024 Learn More

  • Hips Module: Advanced Anatomy and Application - February 9 - 11, 2024 Learn More

  • Shoulders Modules: Advanced Anatomy and Application - February 23 - 25, 2024 Learn More

  • Intelligent Sequencing & Workshop Planning & Creation March 2-3, 2024 Learn More

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine/Female Health - March 22 - 23, 2024 Learn More

  • Advanced Yin Teacher Training (includes Traditional Chinese Medicine & Female Health) - March 22 - 24, 2024 Learn More

  • Myofascial Release & Yoga - April 5 - 6, 2024 Learn More

  • Yoga for Athletes - April 7, 2024 Learn More

  • Yoga and Mental Health - April 20, 2024 Learn More

Module Descriptions

Leadership Training and The Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita - November 4 -5, 2023

Saturday - 8:30 - 7:30pm, Sunday - 9:00 - 6:00pm LOCATION: Awakened Yoga Studio, Sugar Land, TX

24 Hour CEU

Join us for a yoga teacher training that empowers teachers with the skills and wisdom to not only guide students through asanas but also to become inspirational leaders in the yoga community. This workshop will discuss the principles of leadership combining traditional yoga wisdom with modern leadership concepts to create well-rounded, confident yoga teachers who can lead with authenticity and purpose. 

 

We will use self assessment tools to discover individual strengths and learn to lean into those strengths to achieve success in our personal and professional lives. In addition, we will explore how to set powerful intentions for our own goals, hopes and dreams.

 

We will dive into the world of yoga philosophy and deepen your understanding of yoga beyond the physical postures by studying the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. This ancient text, filled with profound teachings, offers invaluable insights into the art and science of yoga.

Course Highlights: 

  • Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Teaching:

    • Explore the foundational principles of yoga philosophy and how they relate to leadership.

    • Learn how to embody yogic ethics and values in your leadership style.

    • Discover the relevance of the Bhagavad Gita in today's yoga practice and teaching.

    • Discuss ways to integrate yogic principles into your classes to inspire and empower your students.

    • Develop teaching techniques that align with the teachings of the Gita, fostering a holistic yoga experience.

    • Create sequences and classes that resonate with the Gita's philosophy, promoting spiritual growth and self-discovery.

  • LEADing with Intention & Authenticity

    • Engage in self-reflection practices to understand your personal leadership strengths and areas for growth.

    • Cultivate authenticity in the way you lead your life that empowers your teaching and leadership approach.

    • Deep dive into our own strengths and how to leverage them in your life

    • Explore the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive yoga community.

    • Learn strategies for building connections and fostering a sense of belonging among your students.

  • SMART Goal Setting - take a LEAD in creating a path to ELEVATE your practice on and off the mat

Your Investment: $499

There will be a short pre-reading assignment and a assessment prior to attending the training. You will receive details about 2 weeks prior the the training. This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Giaconda Parker - December 2 - 3, 2023 

Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm LOCATION: Shaka Power Yoga, Cypress, TX

25 Hour CEU

Are you interested in adding a new teaching skill to your tool belt? Would you like to learn how to create a safe and nurturing environment for your students to unwind physical, mental and emotional stress? Would you like to share Yin Yoga as a path of mindful awareness and a gateway to inner resources?

If so, join Gioconda Parker for this weekend Yin Training Program. You will learn a series of Yin Yoga poses and their modifications so you can teach to a wide range of students. You will learn how to combine them in sequences that are powerful and effective. You will learn self-assisting techniques you can use to deepen your own experience or share with your students to help them deepen theirs.

You will learn mindfulness principles that help you guide your Yin Yoga students through the practice as they develop witness consciousness and an ability to be with themselves as they are, and be present to what is with awareness and loving kindness. You will also learn basic techniques to support your students in working with their nervous system, and with your own in the process, so you can hold space and they can let go of stress and re-discover their own natural resiliency.

If you love Yin but aren’t a teacher, you can still attend this immersion to take a deep dive into the poses and practice of Yin and learn to create your own practices and deepen your experience.

25 Hours of Yoga Alliance CEU’s can be earned by completing this program.  This will be an in-person training with supplemental digital learning.

*Additional training material will be available after the training weekend to support your further studies and training.

Your Investment:$595 

This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Elevate & Lead: Myths & Archetypes in Hindu Deity Stories with Gioconda Parker - December 1, 2023

Friday 5:30-9:30pm LOCATION: Shaka Power Yoga, Cypress, TX

4 Hour CEU

In the rich tapestry of Hindu mythology, stories of deities serve as powerful tools for yoga teachers to impart profound wisdom and inspire personal transformation. These myths are not merely ancient tales but timeless narratives that embody universal archetypes and life lessons. 

 

Course Highlights:

  • Myths as Mirrors: Hindu deity stories are like mirrors reflecting the human experience. They explore the depths of human emotions, struggles, and aspirations. By sharing these myths, yoga teachers help students connect with their own inner journeys and challenges, fostering self-awareness and empathy.

  • Archetypal Symbols: Deities in Hindu mythology represent archetypal symbols that resonate with our collective subconscious. For example, Lord Shiva symbolizes destruction and rebirth, while Goddess Saraswati embodies knowledge and creativity. These archetypes offer students a visual and emotional language to explore and express their inner worlds.

  • Life Lessons: Each deity story imparts valuable life lessons. For instance, the story of Lord Krishna emphasizes the importance of dharma (righteousness) and selfless action (karma yoga). By weaving these lessons into their teachings, yoga instructors guide students toward ethical and purposeful living.

  • Transformational Journeys: Many Hindu deities undergo transformative journeys, mirroring the yogic path of self-realization. The story of Lord Hanuman, for instance, illustrates unwavering devotion and the limitless potential of inner strength. Yoga teachers can use these narratives to inspire students in their personal growth and practice.

  • Cultural Appreciation: Yoga instructors should approach these stories with cultural sensitivity and respect. Encouraging students to explore Hindu mythology as part of their yoga journey fosters a greater appreciation for the cultural and spiritual roots of yoga.

 

Incorporating Hindu deity stories and archetypes into yoga teaching can elevate the practice from a physical exercise to a holistic journey of self-discovery, fostering a deeper connection between mind, body, and spirit. By tapping into the wisdom of these timeless narratives, yoga instructors can guide their students on a transformative path of self-awareness, balance, and inner harmony.

Investment $99

This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Elevate & Lead Into 2024 4-Day Retreat: Deepen Your Practice, Elevate Your Knowledge and Discover Spiritual Connection - January 11 - 14, 2024

Thursday 12:00noon to Sunday 12:00noon LOCATION: Camp Allen, Navasota, TX

Start your new year with an escape to a retreat to deepen your practice, elevate your knowledge and reconnect to your spirit. This immersive retreat blends the art of yoga teacher training, personal practice enhancement, and spiritual growth into a journey towards becoming a more informed practitioner. This immersion is designed for yoga enthusiasts of all levels, from those looking to enhance their personal practice to individuals considering a deeper commitment to being yoga teacher. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, this retreat will provide you with the tools to advance your practice and enrich your spiritual journey.

 

Retreat Highlights:

  • ELEVATE Your Practice & Teaching - Learn the foundations and beyond of Yoga teaching and practice. We will hold daily yoga practices that delve deeply into 3 main body parts: Spine, Hips and Shoulders. You will learn new techniques to elevate your practice and teaching as well as explore more “advanced” postures. Explore creative and productive sequencing of poses and enhance your body awareness to unlock new abilities and flexibility.

  • Take a LEAD -  Engage in interactive sessions on empowering yourself and your students, communication skills, and cultivating a team.

  • ELEVATE your Spirit -  Connect with your inner self through daily meditation and introspective practices. Delve into Yogic practices and explore how you wish to integrate them into modern life.

 

Experience a piece of our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training: Engage in a portion of our teacher training program as we touch upon concepts such as philosophy, sequencing, anatomy and more. Receive mentoring and feedback on your practice or teaching. Reflect on your transformative retreat and set intentions for integrating these teachings into your life beyond the retreat.

 

Additional Retreat Benefits:

  • Nature Retreat Setting: Awaken your spirit in the piney woods. With a forest as its background, Camp Allen offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the practice. Camp Allen is located in Navasota, TX – about an hour drive from Houston.

  • Daily Activities: Each day will begin with a meditation. We will hold daily practices, lectures, and philosophy discussions. You will have plenty of time for meals, breaks and rest.  

  • Community and Connection: Forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals who are also on their path to self-discovery and growth.

  • Daily Meals & Accommodations: Meals will be self-serve family style meals with vegan options and accommodations are all shared bedrooms (two or 3 to a room – bunk styles beds).

 

Unwind, learn, and evolve in an atmosphere that nurtures both your personal growth and your escape from the demands of everyday life. Join us for an unforgettable getaway that nurtures your body, mind, and soul, leaving you refreshed, inspired, empowered and ready to Elevate and Lead your life into the new year.

 

Investment: $999 includes activities, accommodations and meals (does not include transportation). $850/Early Bird price through October 1. 

 

This is a part of Elevate & Lead, 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training hosted by Awakened Yoga and Shaka Power Yoga.  You do not need to be enrolled in this program to join this retreat.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Spine Module: Advanced Anatomy and Application - January 26 - 28, 2024

Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-7:30pm, Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm LOCATION: Awakened Yoga Studio, Sugar Land,TX

23 Hour CEU

Welcome to our Elevate & Lead Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: Spine Module, designed to empower you with deep insights into the spine and its surrounding musculature. In this intensive 23-hour program, you will embark on a journey that will elevate your yoga teaching to new heights by focusing on the backbone of the body - the spine.

What You Will Learn:

  • Elevated Knowledge of the Spine: Deepen your understanding of spinal anatomy and function, and gain the knowledge needed to craft anatomically informed sequences to your teaching.

  • Healing and Preventative Wisdom: Explore how yoga and functional movement can be powerful tools in addressing common spinal injuries and dysfunctions. Discover how to strengthen the  back, facilitate recovery, expand range of motion, and proactively prevent future injuries for your students.

Course Highlights:

  • Spinal Anatomy and Function: Gain an in-depth comprehension of the intricacies of the spine, its structure, and its role as the core of physical well-being.

  • Understanding Common Injuries and Dysfunction: Learn to recognize and understand various spinal issues that your students may face.

  • Working with Common Injuries and Dysfunction: Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively guide yoga students dealing with spinal challenges.

  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine: Dive deep into each section of the spine, exploring tailored practices and techniques for optimum health.

  • Addressing Asymmetry: Discover strategies to work with asymmetrical spinal conditions, providing support and balance.

  • The SI Joint: Explore the sacroiliac joint and how it influences spinal and overall body health.

  • Yoga Application: Learn specific movements targeting the spine to help with strengthening and mobilizing the muscles that surround and support the spine to prevent or address injuries.

  • Sequencing Mastery: Craft comprehensive yoga sequences for both group classes and personalized sessions, ensuring your teaching is inclusive and impactful.

Each day of the training will include thoughtfully sequenced classes focused on spine anatomy. Upon completion of this module, you will emerge not only with greater anatomy knowledge but also with the skills and confidence to create sound anatomically sequenced yoga classes for your students. ELEVATE your teaching, LEAD with precision, and empower your students on their own journeys towards spinal wellness.

Investment: $595

This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Hips Module: Advanced Anatomy and Application - February 9 - 11, 2024

Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-7:30pm, Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm LOCATION: Shaka Power Yoga, Cypress, TX

23 CEU

Join us for our Elevate & Lead Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: Hip Module, to elevate your knowledge and understanding of hip function and anatomy.. In this 23-hour program, you will explore the intricacies of the hips and the surrounding musculature. Discover how to harness the strength, flexibility, and stability of this important joint to take your yoga teaching to new heights.

What You Will Learn:

  • In-Depth Hip Anatomy: Deepen your understanding of hip anatomy and function, equipping you with the knowledge needed to create anatomically informed sequences that enhance both stability and mobility in the hips.

  • Healing and Preventative Wisdom: Explore how yoga and functional movement can be tools in addressing common hip injuries, aiding in recovery, increasing range of motion, and proactively preventing future issues for your students.

Course Highlights:

  • Hip Anatomy and Function: Gain understanding of the complexity of the hip joint, its associated muscles, and its pivotal role in movement and balance.

  • Recognizing Common Hip Injuries and Dysfunctions: Learn to identify and comprehend various hip-related challenges that your students may encounter.

  • Effective Techniques for Hip Issues: Develop the skills and expertise necessary to guide students dealing with hip conditions, empowering them on their healing journey.

  • Balancing Stability and Flexibility: Explore practices and techniques to create harmony between hip stability and flexibility.

  • Expanding Range of Motion: Discover how to safely increase hip mobility, allowing your students to experience greater freedom in their practice.

  • Preventing Future Hip Injuries: Equip your students with the knowledge and practices to proactively prevent hip injuries.

  • Yoga Application: Learn specific movements targeting the spine to help with strengthening and mobilizing the muscles that surround and support the hips to prevent or address injuries.

  • Sequencing Mastery: Craft comprehensive yoga sequences tailored to hip health, whether for group classes or personalized sessions.

 

Each day of the training will include thoughtfully sequenced classes focused on the hip joint. Upon completing this module, you will emerge not only with advanced anatomical knowledge but also with the skills and confidence to create transformative yoga experiences for your students. ELEVATE your teaching, LEAD with precision, and empower your students to embark on their own journeys towards hip wellness.

Investment: $595

This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Shoulders Modules: Advanced Anatomy and Application - February 23 - 25, 2024

Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-7:30pm, Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm LOCATION: Awakened Yoga Studio, Sugar Land, TX

23 CEU

Join us for our Elevate & Lead Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: Shoulder Module to elevate your understanding of the shoulder function and anatomy. In this intensive 23-hour program, you will deep dive into the intricate anatomy of the shoulders and their surrounding musculature and learn how to take your yoga teaching of this joint to new heights.

 

What You Will Learn:

  • Elevated Knowledge in Shoulder Anatomy: Deepen your understanding of shoulder anatomy and function and gain the knowledge to craft yoga sequences that enhance both stability and mobility for your students.

  • Healing and Preventative Wisdom: Explore how yoga and functional movement can be tools in addressing common shoulder injuries, enhancing recovery, increasing range of motion, and proactively preventing future issues.

  • Effectively Working with Shoulder Issues: Develop the skills and expertise necessary to guide students with shoulder conditions, empowering them on their healing journey.

  • Creating Balance and Stability: Explore practices and techniques to foster balance and stability in the shoulder joint while enhancing range of motion.

  • Preventing Future Injuries: Proactively equip your students with the knowledge and practices to prevent shoulder injuries.

  • Yoga Application: Learn specific movements targeting the spine to help with strengthening and mobilizing the muscles that surround the spine to prevent or address injuries.

  • Sequencing Mastery: Craft comprehensive yoga classes and sequences to support healthy movement, posture and the long-term health of the shoulders.

 

Each day of the training will include thoughtfully sequenced classes focused on the shoulder joints. Upon completion of this module, you will emerge not only with advanced anatomical knowledge but also with the skills and confidence to create transformative yoga experiences for your students. ELEVATE your teaching, LEAD with precision, and empower your students to embark on their own journeys towards shoulder wellness.

Investment: $595

This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Intelligent Sequencing & Workshop Planning & Creation - March 2 - 3, 2024

Saturday, 8:30am-7:30pm Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm LOCATION: Awakened Yoga, Sugar Land, TX

24 CEU

Sequencing a class can be the difference between a good class and a transformative class. Crafting purposeful yoga experiences through Intelligent Sequencing will elevate your yoga classes and workshops for your students as you guide them on their journey to well-being.

This will be a dynamic and hands-on class into the heart of yoga sequencing and is appropriate for both aspiring and experienced yoga instructors, offering a deep dive into the principles of skillful sequencing that foster alignment, flow, and mindfulness. 

 

Course Highlights

  • The Art of Sequencing: Understand the anatomy of a class and how to harness it into a productive and skillful session for your students. Use your knowledge of yoga’s movement and human anatomy to create sequences that enhance strength, flexibility, and balance. Learn how to prevent injuries and cater to different body types and skill levels.

  • Intelligent Progression: Explore the progression of sequences from foundational postures to more advanced poses. Discover how to build sequences that challenge and inspire, while always keeping safety and utility at the forefront.

  • Finding Your Authentic Voice: It’s not about memorizing cues or repeating what you’ve heard but rather deeply connecting to your own practice and weaving meaningful themes into your sequences and workshops, offering students a deeper connection to their practice both physically and spiritually.

  • Creative Workshop Design: Extend your skills beyond classes and into workshops. Learn how to structure focused workshops that expand into specific aspects of yoga, providing students with a more comprehensive understanding.

  • Hands On Practice: Put theory into practice with sequencing sessions and workshop creation exercises. Receive valuable feedback from experienced instructors and peers. 

 

Whether you're looking to enhance your teaching repertoire, deepen your understanding of yoga sequencing, or inspire your students with creative workshops, our Intelligent Sequencing workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skill to help you shine as a yoga teacher. There will be homework to complete after the training weekend (approximately 4 hours).

Investment: $499

This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Traditional Chinese Medicine/Female Health - March 22 - 23, 2024

LOCATION: Shaka Power Yoga, Cypress TX 

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Advanced Yin Teacher Training (includes Traditional Chinese Medicine & Female Health) - March 22 - 24, 2024

LOCATION: Shaka Power Yoga, Cypress TX 

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Myofascial Release & Yoga - April 5 - 6, 2024

Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Saturday, 8:30am-7:30pm LOCATION: Awakened Yoga Studio, Sugar Land, TX

14 Hour CEU

Elevate your understanding of the fascia and myofascial release techniques. In this 14 hour training, you’ll explore the structure, function and dysfunction of fascia and how to incorporate release techniques to help yoga students when working with pain, decreased range of motion, and injuries.

Course Highlights:

  • Fascia Tissue Structure: Gain knowledge of the basic building blocks that compose fascial tissue and distinguish characteristics of healthy and unhealthy tissue.

  • MFR Techniques: Learn how to apply MFR techniques in a yoga setting with various tools (such as massage balls and foam rollers). Apply these techniques to help students relieve pain, aid students in recovery, and increase range of motion.

  • Integrating MFR Into Yoga: Learn to merge these techniques into a yoga setting whether you are teaching an active vinyasa flow or a quiet restorative session. 

  • Sequencing: Elevate your teaching by learning techniques for major muscle and joint groups of the body. Gain insight into modifications tailored to individual needs to help your students on their journey to health and well-being.

 

During the training, you’ll experience thoughtfully sequenced classes that bring together theory and practice. You’ll leave the training with new tools and ideas to bring MFR techniques into your teaching as well as your personal practice.

Investment: $399

This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Yoga for Athletes: Enhance Performance, Accelerate Recovery and Elevate Mental Game - April 7, 2024

Sunday, 9:00-6:00pm LOCATION: Awakened Yoga Studio, Sugar Land, TX

Calling all yoga instructors with a passion for guiding athletes on their journey to peak performance, recovery, and mental resilience! Our Yoga Teacher Training - Yoga for Athletes program is tailored for you, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to teach yoga to athletes effectively.

Course Highlights:

  • Elevating The Athlete's Edge - Learn how yoga can enhance an athletes sports performance. You will gain insight in specific types of stretches and yoga practices that can boost flexibility, strength, and agility. Customize your yoga instruction to adapt yoga practices to complement athletes’ sports specific training routines.

  • Accelerated Recovery Methods -  Practice using yoga as well as Myofascial Release (MFR) techniques, to aid in the swift recovery of athletes. Understand how to address common injuries and restrictions to expedite the healing process.

  • Mental Mastery for Athletes - Explore the mental aspects of sports performance. Teach athletes pranayama (breath control) and meditation techniques to sharpen their focus, build resilience, and visualize success.

 

This training is targeted to yoga instructors who are interested in elevating their teaching and their client base to include athletes. It will give insight into how athletic performance can be enhanced, injuries can be avoided, and athlete’s mental game can be improved.

Investment: $199

We highly encourage also taking the Myofascial Release training prior to taking the Yoga for Athletes training as MFR is a particularly useful tool for helping athletes to recover and to increase range of motion. We will discuss MFR in this training but will not include training with this tool. This is a module in our 300-Hour Elevate & Lead Yoga Teacher Training program. You do not need to be enrolled in this program to attend this training session. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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Yoga and Mental Health - April 20, 2024 

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Leadership and Gita
Yin YTT
4 Day Retreat
Spine Module
Hip Module
Shoulde Module
Sequencing & Workshops
TCM & Female Health
Advanced Yin
MFR
Yoga for Athletes
Mental Health
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