Yoga Teachers' Training:
Journey to Discovery
Next 200 Hour Training February 2 - April 28, 2013
Expand Your Understanding /
Train To Teach Hatha Yoga*
Teacher Training Application
do not need to be an aspiring yoga teacher to take this course.)
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.
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’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 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.
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
(Additional Teachers to be Determined)