Yoga Teachers' Training:
A Journey to Discovery
Next 200 Hour Training February 2 - April 28, 2013

Expand Your Understanding / Train To Teach Hatha Yoga*

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You do not need to be an aspiring yoga teacher to take this course.)
Teaching Staff

*Carl Dawson, ERYT500, Director
Carl practiced Yoga for more than 30 years, and taught for 25. Trainings include:  Center For Yoga (White Lotus) Teacher Trainings 1983 & 1984. IYILA  ongoing Teacher training 1987-1992. Held public class at: The Center For Yoga 1985-2004. IYILA 1988-2002. Yoga Body & Spirit 2002-2008, Yoga At The Village 2005-Present.  Attended workshops with the following Senior Yoga Instructors: Ganga White, John Schumacher, Mary Dunn, Dona Holleman, Maty Ezraty, John Friend,  and others.

*Elyse Briggs, NCTMB, ERYT 500, Director
is the owner of Yoga at the Village, and the vital-force in building a community that celebrates and benefits all its participants.  She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, holds a License in Massage Therapy, and is Certified and Nationally Registered to teach both Massage and Yoga Therapy.

Leslie Bogart
Leslie is certified to teach in the Viniyoga tradition. She has worked with people with physical and emotional ailments as a Registered Nurse since the 1970s.  Leslie began practicing yoga in 1982, and received her first certification to teach yoga in 1985.  In addition to working for a physical therapist, Leslie continued her studies with different yoga teachers, soon immersing herself in Yoga as therapy. She focused on the teachings of Krishnamacarya and Desikachar, mostly as taught by Gary Kraftsow, and has completed his Yoga Therapists' training.


Guy Gabriel, ERYT 200
Guy began his studies over a decade ago at the Taoist Institute studying Shaolin Kung Fu and Taoist yoga and meditation. He gravitated to The Center of Yoga in Los Angeles where he completed his certification in Hatha Yoga in the Anusara tradition. He has studied with many teachers of varied styles such as Rodney Yee, Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti), Krishna Kaur Khalsa (Kundalini), Dharma Mittra, and Mark Whitwell. Guy is also a certified Ayurvedic practitioner having completed a two-year program at the California College of Ayurveda (CCA). He is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM). He loves to teach Yoga's sister science Ayurveda for a complete path to vital Health. Guy maintains an Ayurvedic consultation service for individuals & corporations.

Nancy Goodstein
Nancy’s study of yoga began with a  foundation of pranayama and meditation under Alan Finger and began teaching under his guidance soon after. She then studied Iyengar with Lisa Walford, Steve Friedman, and Aadil Palkihivala. Her own teaching came to include flow yoga with focus on form and joy. In 1995 Dena Kingsburg introduced her to the Ashtanga practice and Nancy has dedicated her studies in this direction ever since, studying with, Pattabhi Jois, at every opportunity. She has also been deeply influenced by Shari Friedrichson, of the Himalayan Institute who encourages an internal path of cleansing pain to allow freedom of the true self. Interest in, The Bhagavad Gita, has been a natural continuance. It guides the journey to self while navigating a path in this world. Nancy uses a gentle, if exacting, emphasis on physical adjustments, and encouragement of self-doing to help her students find their intelligence, strength, abundance, and joy.

Scott Hobbs
Scott Hobbs founded the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles in 1984. He first started practicing yoga in 1977 and has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1981, after completing Iyengar teacher training with the legendary Martyn Jackson. Scott has studied yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar in India and his senior teachers in the US and around the world.  Scott's classes not only feature his many years of expertise but a healthy dose of humor as well.

Russ Pfeiffer
Russ teaches anatomy for teacher training programs throughout the US. He approaches anatomy from a holistic and integrated perspective, drawing from the depth of his trainings across the spectrum of body-mind disciplines. He presents technical information in an engaging, practical and entertaining manner. Russ’ method of teaching yoga is grounded in sound anatomical understanding of the body from his 15 years experience as a bodyworker and Rolfer. His yoga studies, mostly through the Iyengar system, have been comprehensive and diverse within a variety of styles. He has studied with numerous teachers including Richard Freeman, Dona Holleman, Shandor Remete, Rodney Yee, Manouso Manos and Lisa Walford. He informs his understanding of the human system through other movement modalities such as Tai Chi, Feldenkrais Method, Continuum Movememnt and Alexander Technique. He has taught anatomy and movement at yoga teacher trainings, Universityof California Irvine and the Rolf Institute. He lectures regularly on the evolution of human movement for the AnthropologyDepartment at LA City College.

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