ZENLIFE SCHOOL OF YOGA - 200 HR YTT
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The ZenLife School of Yoga is a Vinyasa Yoga school, heart and breath focused, with an emphasis in safe alignment, yogic principles, and energy. The beauty of Vinyasa Flow is its creative elegance. The practice is constantly evolving spiritually, mentally and physically. Vinyasa Flow synchronizes breath with movement. It offers a balance of strength and flexibility, linking each pose and each step together in a continuous flow with purpose and intention. Vinyasa Yoga gently reminds us that every step we take is life unfolding, and where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be, so move lovingly, compassionately, with power and with grace.
Compassion, proper alignment, and energetic power, combined with a deep awareness that you as a practitioner are always collaborating with something higher than yourself, are some of the key components of Vinyasa Yoga. The result -- feeling satisfied and whole, reconnecting the mind, body and spirit, unveiling the truest expression of you, reducing suffering, increasing connections to others, and ultimately lifting the vibe both visibly and experientially on and off the mat. Vinyasa Yoga awakens the authentic truest you, and evokes creativity and power so you can meet each challenge in life. Our mission is to maintain the integrity of Yoga as it was handed down to us, to share our love for the artful expression of Vinyasa Yoga specifically, and to pass along this centuries-old discipline.
The ZenLife system mirrors the grace of Vinyasa Yoga by encouraging personal growth in our staff and community. ZenLife is rooted in the Yamas and Niyamas in its business operations. ZenLife recognizes the evolving needs of our community and is always open to new ideas and program development. We are not rigid in our beliefs and do not believe in one way to do Yoga. Yoga is yoga.
The curriculum includes an immersion into the principles of technique and alignment, pranayama, meditation, physical and energetic anatomy and physiology, Aryuveda, Chinese medicine, Kirtan, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy, hands on adjustments, the business of yoga, reiki and more. We offer the heart and soul of yoga both on and off the mat to improve your life, bringing about peaceful, courageous, compassionate and light-filled living into the world. Yoga truly means to unite, and through our friendly community, we connect to our highest selves and to each other, creating a home and a Kula where you belong.
ZENLIFE gathers experts from all over the world to share their love of yoga and wisdom in their area of expertise.
Dena's background in psychology, hypnosis, yoga, meditation, kabbalah and reiki combined with a faculty of experts in anatomy, Ayurveda, nutrition, sequencing, Chinese medicine, and kirtan offer an enriched educational experience unique to ZenLife School of Yoga.
E-Ryt-500, MS, LCADC, CHT, REIKI MASTER
Dena Leibowitz, E-RYT-500, has been teaching yoga and healthy living for over two decades. Her lineage is from the Anusura and vinyasa tradition. She completed her Yoga studies at the University of Maryland and Yogali Institute. She loves the breath and heart led focus of yoga. To her yoga is more than the asanas but a way of life and she fully integrates yoga in her work with clients who suffer with depression, anxiety, aggression and addiction, as well as with her family, and in her social life. As a teacher, she constantly studies and creates sequences and themes to meet the needs of her students.
Her sequences are inspired by TKV Desikachar, Baron Baptise, Iyengar, among others.
Dena is approachable, inspiring and makes learning fun. Expect challenging, yet accessible classes. She gracefully weaves traditional and contemporary approaches to vinyasa yoga.
Dena has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, three children and dog.
E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance
RYS-200 Yoga Alliance
Panel speaker and educator for social workers, psychologists, nurses and medical practitioners
Meditation leader and Reiki master
Co-author of the 200 hour teacher training Yoga Manual
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Master's Degree in Psychology
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
200-HR RYS certified by Yoga Alliance.
Registration now open for the FALL 200 YTT !
Start DATE: SEPTEMBER 13th, 2018!
Is yoga teacher training right for you?:
Do you love the feeling of bliss after your practice? Do you want to learn more about the history, philosophy, art and science of yoga? Deepen your practice, increase your strength, flexibility and learn how to teach what you love. Learn the benefits of yoga, the history and philosophy, alignment, sequencing, finding your voice, connect with your highest self and discover your path. You will not only get physically stronger, but you will gain mental clarity, balance and awareness, and if you are willing, yoga will transform your life.
Students will learn how to sequence, offer modifications that are right for your body, how to tailor any class to fit your needs and how to teach beginner and intermediate students. We know everyone's bodies are unique and special and ZenLife instructors are taught to honor those differences. This course will prepare you to teach Vinyasa Yoga classes.
Whether you want to teach or not, work on your personal practice, learn alignment, gain deeper insight to yourself, yoga philosophy, or find out what gives you that amazing feeling after you've been on your mat, this course provides students with guidance, encouragement, support and lots of fun! Get ready to change your life! Be a part of an elite teacher training program.
Class sizes are small to provide students with lots of attention and guidance and to maximize learning. Once training and requirements are completed, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and eligible to apply with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200. You will also receive a Reiki certification through the Zen Life Teacher Training Program. We believe yoga should be accessible to every body, and that yoga is a way of life. Let the journey begin!
TUITION: $2500 (not including textbooks)
Tuition Payment Option #1: The Early Bird Special
Pay in full by August 31st, 2018: $2,000, a $500 savings.
Tuition Payment Option #2:
Pay the tuition in full by Sept 13th, 2018: $2,500
You will receive a 1 year yoga membership to ZenLife (includes meditation and one free juice a month).
10% off all ZenLife boutique items during the 200-hour teacher training program
200 hour YTT
200-YTT fall 2018 Dates:
Class meets Every Thurs 9am-3:00PM
Start date SEPTEMBER 13th, 2018
September: 9/13/18, 9/20/18
October: 10/4/18, 10/11/18, 10/18/18, 10/25/18
November: 11/1/18, 11/8/18, 11/15/18, 11/29/18
December: 12/6/18, 12/13/18, 12/20/18, 12/27/18
January: 1/3/19, 1/10/19, 1/17/19, 1/24/19, 1/31/19
February: 2/7/19, 2/14/19, 2/21/19, 2/28/19
March: 3/7/19, 3/14/19, 3/21/19, 3/28/19
April: 4/4/19, 4/11/19, 4/18/19
May: 5/2/19, Graduation