Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Barbara, California
4 Weeks 250hr Hot Yoga Certification Training with Evolation Yoga
250-Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training Program
Whether you're looking to begin sharing your love for hot yoga as a certified teacher or you're just interested in expanding your practice as a student, our yoga immersion teacher training programs are designed to enable you to learn, grow and evolve on your yoga journey.
Join us in Santa Barbara, California for a life changing four week yoga teacher training led by knowledgeable senior yoga instructors who will support and empower you each and every step of the way.
Now Enrolling for 250-Hour Hot 26+2 Yoga Teacher Training
April 1, 2019 - April 27, 2019
September 9, 2019 - October 5, 2019
October 14, 2019 - November 9, 2019
March 2, 2020 - March 28, 2020
July 6, 2020 - August 1, 2020
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Serene Studio Setting for the Santa Barbara Hot Yoga Teacher Training
Evolation Yoga Santa Barbara is one of evolation’s main teacher training hubs. This means that classes are taught by highly experienced teachers and teacher trainers, along with newly certified, and almost certified teachers. From each and every one you will learn something new and different. The studio is located in the quaint beach town of Carpinteria. It hosts two rooms, one for the hot classes and one unheated. It has a warm and cozy feel, so that when you walk in you feel immediately like you are being wrapped in a warm yoga hug. After class you can cool down in the private back yard or take a short walk (or drive) for a dive in the ocean!
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Teacher Training Accommodations
The 4-Week 250hr Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Evolation Yoga in Santa Barbara will be hosted on a private one-acre gated estate surrounded by mountains and green landscape featuring majestic views and Southern California sunshine. Both private and shared lodging accommodations are available on a first come, first served basis for this teacher training so please inquire to ensure your preferred space.
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Foods Served During this Teacher Training
We provide an all-inclusive food program consisting of healthy (and quite delicious) vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals prepared by our on-site private chefs. We are always more than happy to try and accommodate for dietary requests relevant to specific restrictions and/or food allergies. Please just let us know in advance so that we can prepare accordingly for you.
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Getting to and from Santa Barbara for the Hot Yoga Teacher Training
This hot yoga teacher training takes place in Santa Barbara, California specifically in the Carpinteria and Montecito area of Santa Barbara County. All local taxi service providers (typical taxi's, Uber and Lyft) are available in and around the area along with other local public transportation services like the Santa Barbara Airbus and more. Transportation is not provided to or from this teacher training but we can always help to provide additional information and make suggestions for your convenience.
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Meet the instructors for the Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Barbara
Zefea had her first experience with yoga at the age of four, when her parents practiced with the renowned teacher Angela Farmer in the Iyengar tradition. She graduated from Bikram’s teacher training in 2005 and represented the Netherlands as the Dutch gold medalist three times in the international yoga championships, all those years finishing in the world’s top ten. In 2009 Zefea and her husband, Mark Drost, founded evolation in a desire to evolve the way the primary hot series is passed on and focus on a collective and community approach. They have conducted hot yoga teacher trainings since. Over 100 trainings and more than 1000 trainees later, Zefea feels that they truly have developed an inspiring and effective service. Zefea is thrilled to be working together with so many amazing teachers. In every training she keeps learning and growing herself and aims to improve further on what she can offer her students.
Mark, along with his wife Zefea, is the co-founder of evolation yoga. He has been studying yoga, the philosophy of yoga, and meditation for his entire adult life. He has been practicing Bikram Yoga for over 20 years and started teaching in 2001. He has taught in hundreds of studios around the world and mentored several hundred teachers. He has founded or co-founded many studios. His inspiration for his yoga journey is to create union in the lineage of Paramhansa Yogananda. Mark brings his 35 years of experience in this tradition to his teaching. He applies this principle of inclusion to all his classes, in which he enriches the heated hatha yoga espoused by Bikram Choudhury, with a deeper focus on meditation and breathing.
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Curriculum for the Santa Barbara Hot Yoga Teacher Training
Expand your knowledge of yoga and enhance your ability to teach as you gain a better understanding of the practice through Evolation Yoga's dedicated hot yoga immersion training's. We are here to help you reach your highest potential while we share in this healing practice together. Our yoga teacher training programs will provide you with the space and tools to move forward on your personal path, regardless of your practice level, prior training or teaching experience.
Teacher Training Curriculum
Yoga History and Philosophy
History, philosophy and evolution of yoga
Practical (and tangible) yoga philosophy
Eight Limb Path of Yoga
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Teachings and lineage of Paramhansa Yogananda and Bikram Choudhury
The Art of Teaching
How to address a group of students
How to use your own body as a teaching tool
How to use your voice, volume, tempo, and pacing
How to correct postures
Choosing the right words
Energy, passion, confidence, humor
Using your own presence and Self-awareness as a transformative teaching tool
The Business of Yoga
Teacher guidelines & etiquette
Appropriate conduct inside and outside the yoga room
How to apply for a teaching position
What meditation is and why it’s practiced
Silencing the mind for deeper levels of awareness
Establishing a connection with nature and the world you live in
Connecting with the true Self
Knowledge of asanas
Foundational yogic anatomy & physiology
Subtle Anatomy & Chakric System
Alignment & how to avoid injuries
Modifications & adjustments
How to read bodies
Balance between body, mind and breath
The use of breath as a transformative tool for Self-awareness
Different breathing techniques
Exploration of benefits
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Accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certifications
Evolation Yoga is honored to be a registered Yoga Alliance yoga school enabling fellow yogis to expand their yoga practice through accredited teacher training programs. Upon completion of the four week, 250 hour Immersion Training, you will receive a RYT 200-Hour registration certificate through Yoga Alliance and you will be fully certified (and ready) to teach hot 26+2 series yoga classes.
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Hot Yoga Teacher Training Experience with Evolation Yoga
When you train with Evolation Yoga, you will practice with other fellow yogis under the leadership and guidance of some of the most passionate yoga instructors on the planet. It is our mission to empower aspiring yogis with the fundamentals necessary for them to continue pushing forward on their respective yogic paths. Come join us in Santa Barbara for a truly memorable hot yoga teacher training experience while you become a part of a community that will be there to support you for a lifetime.
"I just finished my Teachers training in Santa Barbara and I could not have had a better experience. The teachers are world class and the atmosphere in the studio warm. I got so much more out of the experience then I could have ever hoped for. Grateful."
Frida Bergh - Santa Barbara, CA Graduate
Tuition Costs and Payment Options
250-Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Barbara Tuition Fee
250 Hour Teacher Training Certification
Meal Plan Teacher Training
250 Hour Teacher Training Certification with Daily Meals
Housing Plan Teacher Training
250 Hour Teacher Training Certification with Daily Housing Accommodations
All-Inclusive Teacher Training
250 Hour Teacher Training Certification with Daily Meals and Housing Accommodations
Tuition fee payments can be made via credit card, check or bank transfer payments. To reserve and guarantee your space, a down payment of $2,000 USD is required for this training program.
Early Bird Discount
Our Early Bird Discount rate is $3,900 USD for this training. Save $500 USD on this training with our Early Bird Discount when you pay $3,900 USD in full at least 90 days prior to the start of your training.
Payment Plans and Third Party Financing
We offer flexible payment plan options as well as third party financing for our teacher training programs. Contact us to discuss the payment options that will be best for you.
It's always sunny in Santa Barbara
Well known for its sunny beaches, vibrant art scene and health conscious lifestyle community, Santa Barbara offers a perfect setting for yoga teacher training programs with plenty of space for growth, development and utter enjoyment. Training spaces are limited, send a message to reserve your space with us in Santa Barbara.
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What's Included In This Training
Evolation Yoga designed training course materials and essentials
Training book reading lists
Hands-on support and assistance all throughout the training
Live teaching practice time for all trainees
250 hours of hot yoga teacher training education
Yoga Alliance® RYT Certification
Lifetime of support for all Evolation Yoga alumni
Free training repeats for all Evolation Yoga alumni
Deposits for trainings are non-refundable ($2000 for 250 hours training). All money paid to Evolation Yoga for trainings is transferable for a credit to another Evolation Yoga training in the event that trainee is unable to attend the original training they booked. Please contact us directly for more details about our cancellation policy.
Extracurricular Activities (optional)
During your free time while you attend your yoga teacher training, we encourage you to study, practice and reflect upon your experience as much as possible but you are of course welcome to partake in extracurricular activities should you wish to do so. Simply let us know and we can and will help to provide you with tips, suggestions, recommendations and resources for local activities near to your training location.