Hot 250 Hours, Jun 25 - Jul 24 2018
WELCOME TO HARRISONBURG
Complete your hot yoga teacher training in Harrisonburg, Virginia. During this 250 hour 4 week immersion training, you will be fully equipped to teach Hot 26+2 classes and will be qualified for your RYT 200 Hour Certification through Yoga Alliance.
Let Rocktown rock your yoga training. Vibrant, modern and diverse, Harrisonburg Virginia (aka “Rocktown” “The Friendly City”) boasts a happening atmosphere infused with a serious passion for local food and libations, cutting-edge arts and culture, and the historic roots that anchor it to the famous Shenandoah Valley landscape.
Located along one of the main thoroughfares of America’s westward expansion and smack in the middle of some of the most spectacular mountain ranges and outdoor recreation spots in Virginia, Harrisonburg has evolved from an agricultural, cultural, and commercial hub during the 19th and 20th centuries to today’s artfully-restored, forward-thinking destination best known for its lively and distinct style. This small city’s fiercely independent founders would definitely approve!
Fond of being first in many things, Harrisonburg is especially proud of having the 1st recognized Arts and Cultural and Culinary Districts in Virginia. Why not walk, bike, shop, view, eat, drink and revel your way through the 40 block-district of historic downtown for a full-senses experience you’ll not soon forget?
Harrisonburg is Friendly By Nature!
You will live, study, and practice alongside a small group of other likeminded aspiring yogis, creating friendships and bonds that can last a lifetime.
"This isn’t just a company making money selling yoga, but a true family sharing love and knowledge in the purest way. I am reminded of WHY we teach yoga… to help people to connect to the highest version of themselves, to become healthy in body, mind and spirit."
-Zana O'Conell, Evolation Graduate
Toddy found Hot Yoga in 2005 to help rehabilitate from yet another serious accident and loved the benefits of practicing with the heat. After relocating from one end of the world to the other with his wife and missing the heat, he certified with Bikram in Mexico 2008. He has taught all over the world and opened the 4th Bikram Yoga studio in France.
Toddy Willis is a charismatic and methodical educator, lover of life, yoga instructor and a Kinesiologist. His compelling life experiences certainly holds you in awe whilst he guides you through and into newfound depth of your practice and self.
Claudia Debs is a fervent student of this thing called life. In 1997 while attending NYU, Claudia walked into the Jivamukti Yoga School on Lafayette in New York City and took her first yoga class. Having grown up with a background of physical disciplines, there was an instant connection to the graceful command and potential of the human body that the practice enables.
After graduating with a BFA in Acting, Claudia realized that the physical potential could not be forged without the exploration and discipline of the mind. Coupled with a rather late in life diagnosis of severe scoliosis, Claudia found great balance and healing with Bikram Yoga, and in 2002 traveled to Los Angeles to become a certified teacher. In the years that followed, she traveled back to the teacher trainings annually to teach and deepen her knowledge. Having an insatiable appetite for learning about all aspects of yoga, movement, meditation, and energy, she continued teaching Bikram yoga for 8 years in New York City while practicing the Bikram, Jivamukti, and Ashtanga Methods. Somewhere along that journey she was also certified in Level I Pilates.
In 2009 she decided to tap into her creativity on another level, and founded and opened her own studio in her native Brooklyn which blended the various practices that had turned her into a lifelong student. During those 6 years a beautiful, supportive community of practitioners were born. It has always been her nature to recreate and rebirth beyond current limitations, and as the urgings of growth approached once more, Claudia awoke to realize it was time to move forward and close the studio.
She is now completing a year long certification and study as a kinesiologist, in addition to teaching in Brooklyn and Manhattan. When she’s not teaching, she’s reading, writing, listening to music, going to a concert, or traveling. She is beyond ecstatic and grateful to be working with the Evolation team.
Evolation’s curriculum will expand your knowledge of yoga, advance your ability to teach, and give you a deeper understanding of topics that are often missed in other trainings.
Whether you want to deepen your practice, embark on an amazing journey, or become a professional teacher; Evolation is here to help you reach your highest Self and tap into your unlimited potential.
Throughout the training, you will participate in:
- Daily classes
- Posture mechanics
- Teaching clinics
- Anatomy lessons
- Practical and tangible yoga philosophy
- Pranayama (breathing)
- Subtle anatomy/chakra systems
- The business of yoga
- Sequencing (For flow students)
Our highly experienced teaching staff will develop a personalized learning path based on your individual needs, prior training, and teaching experience.
In addition, our commitment to you is that before your graduation you will teach at least one full class, if not more.
- 08:00 – 09:00 am Breakfast
- 09:00 – 10:30 am Group study
- 10:30 – 12:00 am Class and Meditation
- 12:00 – 01:30 pm Lunch Break/Study
- 01:30 – 03:00 pm Teaching Clinic
- 03:00 – 05:00 pm Posture Mechanics
- 05:15 – 06:45 pm Yoga Class
- 07:00 – 08:30 pm Dinner
- 08:30 – 09:30 pm Lecture: Philosophy
- Immersion: We recommend that you participate in our immersion training to reap the maximum benefits from this transformative experience. This would be for 30 days in a row.
- Module: immersion training split into 1,2, or 3 week-long modules at multiple locations of your choice
YOU ARE READY
Evolation trainings are:
- Inclusive of all ages (18+), body types, and physical requirements
- Focused on developing each individual
- Hands on, small group settings
- Taught by tenured teaching experts
- Accommodating of all levels of experience
If you've ever thought about sharing your passion for yoga with others and expanding beyond your limits, now is the time to take the next step and dive deeper. You are ready when you can enjoy a consistent practice for 30 consecutive days and are comfortable being drug- and alcohol-free for at least 30 days.
You can plan on arriving the day before your training starts and the day after your training ends. You are responsible for your own transportation (including transportation from the airport to the training house). Feel free to arrive earlier or stay later in Harrisonburg, but unfortunately we cannot provide food or housing outside of the training period.