8drops Yoga Teacher Training

June 1-22nd, 2013 at the beautiful Casa de Tortugas in Chacala, Mexico

8 Drops 200-hour Teacher Training and Master Immersion

Costs: $3400 (shared double downstairs room), $3800 shared king upstairs luxe rooms before May, 2013

For applications and inquiries, email us at info@solyogatrips.com or call 540-797-6399

8drops Yoga Teacher Training

The 8drops yoga teacher training will guide you to embody the spiritual and physical teachings of yoga and skillfully and joyfully teach you how to guide others. The 8drops Master Immersion is a 200-hour Teacher Training Program registered with the Yoga Alliance, the national registry for yoga schools. Upon completion, you will be awarded a certificate of completion and you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

The 200 Hour Master Immersion led by Chrisandra Fox and Katie Silcox offers unique and solid foundation for students who wish to advance their knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching yoga, or deepening their living practice of yoga. This in-depth teacher training draws upon the streams of Hatha Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda, as well as the art of skillfully teaching the santana dharma (spiritual disciplines designed to awaken us to a life of joy, health and purpose). A different kind of teacher training, 8drops offers a sacred space in which all levels of student can participate and study in the deeper teachings and life-changing possibilities of yoga in a month-long retreat experience. Together, Chrisandra Fox and Katie Silcox hold nearly 30 years of discipleship and practice, and are active teachers and growing leaders in spreading the living wisdom of yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda throughout the Bay Area, nationally and internationally.

Study Topics Include:

~Technique in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
~Classical Yoga Philosophy and The Yoga Sutras
~Tantric Approaches to Asana, Bandha, Pranayama, Meditation, Kriya and Mantra
~Techniques for sequencing based on biomechanical and energetic intelligence
~Western & Eastern Anatomy & Physiology
~Introduction to Ayurveda with possible guests speakers
~Assisting Technique Basic Therapeutics
~The Path of Dharma
~Teaching Methodology, Skills & Communication
~The Ethics of Teaching Yoga
~Student Teaching & Assisting
~The Business of Yoga

8 drops training

Our beautiful villa is located in the tiny fishing village of Chacala, just steps off the beach and beautiful Pacific Ocean. Your investment includes tuition, room and board, evening meals and ground transportation from Puerto Vallarta to and from Casa de Tortugas.

The path of yoga is a life-long journey that requires dedication, patience, perseverance and a willingness to grow . An authentic teacher must embody practices that cultivate these and the quality of true presence within. From this life-affirming transformation within ourselves, we, as teachers, have the ability to touch others and inspire change in the world.

More than a yoga teacher training program, the 8drops 200 hour Immersion is a month-long living and learning experience in which you will directly experience the power of practice and cultivate the true presence of the teacher. We find that learning in an immersive, embodied, and life-affirming way that weaves the spiritual traditions of yoga into our modern lifestyle enhances our experience of being alive, helps us find greater purpose and meaning in our lives and gives us tools for effecting change in the world around us.

8 Drops Staff

Katie silcox yoga classes

Katie Silcox, recently named one of San Franciscoʼs Best Yoga Teachers Under 30 by Common Ground Magazine, has studied with the world’s pre-eminent teachers, scholars and visionaries in the world of mind-body health. She is a senior student and assistant to Yogarupa Rod Stryker, one of the worldʼs most well-respected yoga and meditation teachers today. This style of practice, known as Para Yoga, blends the three rivers of Tantra Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and the Yoga Sutras into one comprehensive study.Katie was also taught yoga in south India, in the home of the yogis A.G. and Indra Mohan, authors of Yoga for Body Breath and Mind, and two of Krishnamacharyaʼs last students. She is a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Educator and Bliss Therapist from the country’s most recognized school of Ayurveda, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Hindu Religion and Philosophy. Her Ayurvedic studies includes personal mentorship with Devi Mueller, President of the Ayurvedic Medical Association. Katie currently teaches local classes, workshops in the San Francisco Bay area, and periodically teaches on a national and international scale (www.yoginiwarrior.com).

chrisandra fox teacher trainingChrisandra Fox is a dedicated student of hatha yoga, tantra, meditation and Ayurveda. Her teaching skillfully weaves the practices of hatha yoga to awaken fire and remove obstacles within so that you may remember your natural state of meditative awareness and ease of heart. Practicing since 1996, Chrisandra was granted a certificate to teach by Piedmont Yoga Studio under the guidance of Rodney Yee, Richard Rosen, Clare Finn, and Patricia Sullivan in 2002. She has trained in Universal Freestyle Yoga with Ukranian yoga master and mentor, Andrey Lappa, and spent five years in the Shadow Yoga School with Zhander Ramete and Emma Balnaves. She studies presently with great devotion and gratitude to Yogarupa Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga. Chrisandra is the founding Mama of The Heart of Renewal Retreats which informs and inspires life-affirming transformation through relationship to practice, food, Nature, creativity and community. She is an E-500 RYT registered with Yoga Alliance and trains and mentors aspiring teachers.  Chrisandra teaches at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, models and writes for Yoga Journal, and is the voice of Yoga Journal’s Livemag. You can practice with her in Gravity & Grace DVD with Peter Sterios and Yin Yoga DVD with Paul Grilley.

Guest Teachers:

jill leslie yoga workshop

Jill Leslie has been immersed in the study and practice of natural healing for over 20 years. It was her own health challenges that initially led her to explore Ayurveda and Yoga. Rooted in simplicity, and incorporating every aspect of life, she embraced Traditional Ayurveda and what she considers its ‘back-to-basics’ approach to health and wellness. Jill’s gift is in sharing these ancient sciences in a way that is accessible and practical for everyone. Her approach is grounded in the knowing, that when a few key concepts are understood, and gradually implemented into one’s life, complete transformation is possible. Jill is a graduate of Shubham Ayurveda’s Advanced Studies Program, a Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor from Kerala Ayurveda, and was awarded an Ayurveda & Aromatherapy Certification from Dhyana Therapeutics, where completed a year long internship. In the lineage of Swami Kripalu, Jill is a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher. In the Vedic tradition her practices include Ayurveda,Yoga, Jyotish, Hasta Samrudika, Sanskrit, Puja, Classical IndianTantra, and Kashmiri Shaivism. She is the founder of Kitchen Alchemy, an Ayurvedic herbal confection business. Kitchen Alchemy is a natural extension of Jill’s love of sweets, passion for herbal medicine and nutrition. When she learned the adage of Ayurveda, “Let your Food Be Your Medicine” she put on her apron and said, “Let Your Medicine  Be Delicious.” Jill teaches at workshops, retreats and classes and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has her private practice (www.ayurvedaalchemcy.com).

Topics and Required Reading

Study Topics Include:

Technique in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation

Classical Yoga Philosophy and The Yoga Sutras

Tantric Approaches to Asana, Bandha, Pranayama, Meditation, Kriya and Mantra

Techniques for sequencing based on biomechanical and energetic intelligence

Western & Eastern Anatomy & Physiology

Introduction to Ayurveda with possible guests speakers

Assisting Technique Basic Therapeutics

The Path of Dharma

Teaching Methodology, Skills & Communication

The Ethics of Teaching Yoga

Student Teaching & Assisting

The Business of Yoga

Recommended Reading:

  • THE HEART OF YOGA* by T. K. V. Desikachar
  • HOW TO KNOW GOD* by Swami Prabhavanda and Christopher Isherwood
  • THE ROYAL PATH* by Swami Rama
  • YOGA FOR WELLNESS by Gary Kraftsaw
  • FOUR CHAPTERS ON FREEDOM by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • THE FOUR DESIRES by Rod Stryker
  • WAKING THE TIGER by Peter Levine
  • YOGA FOR BODY, BREATH AND MIND by A.G. and Indra Mohan
  • YOGA AND AYURVEDA* by David Frawley
  • AYURVEDA AND THE MIND* by Dr. David Frawley
  • TANTRA UNVEILED by Panditji Rajmani Tigunait
  • THE ELEVENTH HOUR by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
  • UPANISHADS by Eknat Eshwaran
  • BHAGAVAD GITA by Eknat Eshwaran
  • PATH OF FIRE AND LIGHT by Swami Rama
  • HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA by Swami Mukhta Bodhananda
  • KUNDALINI TANTRA by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • SHIVA SUTRA  by Jaideva Singh
  • AGHORA–AT THE LEFT HAND OF GOD by Robert Svoboda
  • AGHORA 2 KUNDALINI by Robert Svoboda

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