Yoga Teacher Training

200 HR Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training for the Mystically Inclined

Join Samantha Goldberg Blackthorn, Jenny Orona and Kaytee Hernandez (she/her) for the unique opportunity to take a Yoga Alliance certified teacher training course online! The 200 HR Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training for the Mystically Inclined is an affordable and accessible virtual program with the value and integrity of traditional in person training.

This incredible yoga teacher-training program is dedicated to uplifting individuals, artists, and seekers of the mystic path. Whether you want to teach yoga professionally or deepen your personal practice, this program will provide you the opportunity to learn more about yourself through the study of yoga. Explore your inner landscape and gain tools, and techniques to bring balance to your body, mind and soul.

Classes will specialize in deepening your personal yoga practice, gaining a solid foundation in the eight limbs of yoga, and preparing you to teach yoga classes. Study the history of yoga, yoga philosophy, chakras, koshas, introduction to ayurveda, pranayama, chanting, meditation, yoga anatomy and physiology, sequencing vinyasa yoga, restorative, introduction to prenatal yoga, and the business of yoga. You’ll also learn to incorporate yogic rituals and ayurvedic practices into your daily life in an honorable manner.

Samantha Goldberg Blackthorn, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, holds a degree in Biological science with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology. She brings her strength in anatomical education, as well as her studies in the mystic and healing arts to each and every class she teaches. Samantha will lead the anatomy (western and eastern), ethics and business sections.

Kaytee Hernandez (she/her) is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, certified Yoga Therapist, and Yoga Manager at Austin Bouldering Project. Kaytee believes in the power of the physical asanas (postures) as a portal to experience the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga. She loves Vinyasa yoga because it feels like moving meditation. She brings her strength in sequencing, cuing and communication, and trauma informed yoga. Kaytee will teach the asana, teacher technique, and practical teaching part of the program.

Jenny Orono turned to yoga when an accident caused a debilitating spinal injury. Her yoga practice gave her relief from physical pain, as well as mental and emotional clarity. Her teaching comes from this in-depth understanding and she has a unique ability to find a practice for every “body.” She is well-known for incorporating movement, breath, meditation and sound into her classes, making them accessible to clients and students of every level. A Yoga Therapist at Seton Shoal Creek, she brings the healing path of yoga to clients recovering from substance abuse, trauma and mental illness.
Certifications:

JennyO is a Yoga Teacher Trainer, and a Yoga Therapist Trainer and holds certifications as a Yoga Therapist- (C-IAYT), E-RYT 500 in Hatha Yoga, a RYT 500 hour in Kundalini Yoga, and holds advanced certifications in specialized modalities of iRest, Restorative, Pre and Postnatal, Radiant Child,Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Trauma-Informed Yoga. She continues her studies with Indigenous groups in Shamanism with Maria Elaina. She holds a Masters in Human Resources and continues her yoga studies as a personal student of Chase Bossart and studies Ayurveda under the tutelage of Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart.

All the teachers have years of experience teaching asana classes, healing arts and teaching teachers and have written curriculum for YTT programs. A diverse range of guest teachers who are experts in their fields will teach throughout the course. This training program is certified through Yoga Alliance.

Training will be hosted online through zoom video conferencing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 9PM, Saturdays 10AM - 1PM & 2 - 5PM, and Sundays 10AM - 1PM from September 22nd through December 20th.

All classes will be recorded for students, and can be completed online through December 31st, 2020. Students will be certified to teach through the Yoga Alliance upon completion of the program.

Please inquire with questions or for an application. Call us at 512-599-4800 with any questions or email us at Aceofcupsaustin@gmail.com dates are posted on the event "yoga teacher training for the mystically inclined"

We look forward to walking into this path with you and practicing with you in a way that honors the depth of your truth.

Training Schedule (200 hrs/ 15 hrs per week)
September 22 - December 20

Tuesdays: 6 - 9PM (3 hrs)
Thursdays: 6 - 9PM (3 hrs)
Saturdays: 10AM - 1PM, 2PM - 5PM (6 hrs)
Sundays: 10AM - 1PM (3 hrs)

$550-$1000 sliding scale

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Our training is certified through Yoga Alliance and the students will be certified to teach through the Yoga Alliance upon completion of program. We look forward to delving into this path with you and practice with you in a way that honors the depth of your truth. Please inquire with questions or for an application.

Call us at 512-599-4800 with any questions or email us at Aceofcupsaustin@gmail.com

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INSTUCTORS

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Samantha Saladino

Samantha began her study of yoga in 1993 and has taught since 1999. She is an international yoga teacher and workshop presenter. Samantha is a certified Iyengar teacher (CIYT), is registered with the International association of yoga therapy (IAYT) and has E-500RYT through the yoga alliance. Samantha trains yoga teachers and writes curriculum for yoga teacher training programs. She teaches anatomy, kinesiology and postural assessment to yoga teachers in the states and abroad. In her classes she focuses on alignment, stability of joints and flexibility of muscles combining her anatomical knowledge of the human body with her love and passion for yoga and guiding her students toward their optimal wellbeing. Her private yoga sessions can help you to deepen your practice, learn tools of alignment to stay safe in flow classes, create a sequence designed for your specific needs, relieve tension, stress and pain from postural deviations, improve daily posture or introduce you to the props, poses, and terminology necessary to help you feel comfortable going to a larger group class.

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EMILY LILES

Emily, a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy, holds a degree in Natural Science from the University of Texas in Austin and has been leading various 200 hour and 500 hour Teacher Training programs for over 6 years. She has been teaching Yoga since 2006 and enjoys working with students at any level.

Emily teaches students the tools of Yoga that they may deepen skills creating stability and clarity in life. These Yogic tools not only include the postures of Yoga, but also the breathing techniques, meditation, mantra, and traditional aspects of the teachings.

Emily is on ongoing student of Chase Bossart of the Krishnamacharya tradition and studys traditional Vedic chanting with Pam Hightower. Emily studies Ayurvedic life style choices under the guidance Ayurvedic Practitioner Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart.

Her classes are based in discussion and hands on experience. Come prepared for laughter, ritual, grounding, expression, nourishment, and community!

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PEGGY KELLEY

Lucky to have found Iyengar's Light on Yoga before she turned 20, Peggy has continued to study the Iyengar method wherever she has lived since that discovery (Massachusetts, Canada, Texas, India, Mexico). She has taught Iyengar Yoga in Austin for decades, and directs Austin Iyengar Yoga, a nonprofit entity that grants scholarships to students.

Her Ayurveda studies were inspired by Geeta Iyengar's teaching.. In the late 90's Peggy met Swamini Maya Ma (formerly Bri. Maya Tiwari) and studied Ayurveda with her at the Wise Earth School in North Carolina. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP). In 2012 her book Physical Poetry: Uniting Yoga and Ayurveda was published by Durga Press in Austin. 

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BRANDI JO PERKINS

Brandi Jo Perkins is a Practicing Clinical Herbalist and Yoga Instructor. She has completed official clinical level programs at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine in Northern California, and The Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine in Austin, Tx. She has been working within the Energetic and Vitalism practices of Traditional Western Herbal Medicine and Nutrition for 8 years. Brandi has a yoga practice of over 17 years and has been actively teaching for over 7 years. She received her 200 hour teacher training with Dharma Yoga, continuing mentorship many years under Erinn Lewis and for many years now a student of Shanti Kelley in Austin TX.

She offers yoga and herb classes regularly in Austin, TX. She also offers private herbal consultations and has a business called Ritual Union. Ritual Union is an organic based botanical apothecary that offers beautiful and medicinal body products, teas, tinctures, and more.

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KAYTEE HERNANDEZ

My name is Kaytee (she/her). I’m a creative, kind and energetic personality. I’ve been teaching yoga in Austin for five years and have called this amazing city home for six. I have always been called to help others through creative expression, authentic connection and movement. I believe that everyone has the power within to heal and grow. I guide folks on their personal healing journey through my work as a Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Manager at Austin Bouldering Project.

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JENNY ORONA

Jenny O turned to yoga when an accident caused a debilitating spinal injury. Her yoga practice gave her relief from physical pain, as well as mental and emotional clarity.  Her teaching comes from this in-depth understanding and she has a unique ability to find a practice for every “body.” She is well-known for incorporating movement, breath, meditation and sound into her classes, making them accessible to clients and students of every level. 
A Yoga Therapist at Seton Shoal Creek, she brings the healing path of yoga to clients recovering from substance abuse, trauma and mental illness.  
Certifications:
Jenny O is a Yoga Teacher Trainer, and a Yoga Therapist Trainer and holds certifications as a Yoga Therapist- (C-IAYT),  E-RYT 500 in Hatha Yoga, a RYT 500 hour in Kundalini Yoga, and holds advanced certifications in specialized modalities of  iRest, Restorative, Pre and Postnatal, Radiant Child,Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Trauma-Informed Yoga. She continues her studies with Indigenous groups in Shamanism with Maria Elaina. She holds a Masters in Human Resources and continues her yoga studies as a personal student of Chase Bossart and studies Ayurveda under the tutelage of Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart.