Hot 250 Hours, October 8 - November 3, 2018
WELCOME TO SANTA BARBARA
Come complete your teacher training in beautiful, sunny Santa Barbara, California; a city widely known for it's health, wellness, art, and yoga communities. From stunning mountain views to some of the most beautiful beaches in California, Santa Barbara will provide the perfect tranquil backdrop for this period of intense transformation.
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.
You will live and study in a private, one-acre, gated estate in the hills of Montecito, Santa Barbara.
Enjoy comfort surrounded by nature as you learn from the founders of Evolation Yoga.
Our all-inclusive food program consists of filling, healthy, and delicious vegetarian meals prepared by private chefs. We will also accommodate other dietary restrictions and food allergies
Your daily practice is at the flagship Evolation Yoga Studio, a beautiful and elegant Hot Yoga studio with clear and direct ocean views.
Our studio has two rooms with stunning flooring, natural light through many windows, and most importantly gorgeous views of the ocean.
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
Zefea graduated from Bikram’s Teacher Training in 2005. She represented the Netherlands as the Dutch gold medalist three times in the International Yoga Championships, all those years finishing in the world’s top 10.In 2009 Zefea and her husband Mark Drost founded Evolation yoga in a desire to evolve the way the Primary Hot series is passed on and to focus on a collective and community approach.
Mark has been studying the philosophy of yoga and has been meditating for his entire adult life. He has been practicing Bikram Yoga for 15 years and has been teaching since 2001, teaching in over 50 studios in the US and around the world. He has founded or co-founded 12 studios and personally mentored several hundred teachers.
Learn more about Mark
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.
- Extended: mostly in the evenings and on weekends over a 5 or 6 month period, configured to meet your personal schedule
- 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.
MORE ON SANTA BARBARA
Santa Barbara is a place with unlimited outdoor activity possibilities. Some of the most beautiful beaches in California only a few minutes drive from our training facilities. You can also enjoy many mountain trails with stunning vistas - in some places the mountain peaks and ocean waves are only two miles apart. All of this is just a short drive from a buzzing downtown area with world class restaurants.
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 Santa Barbara, but unfortunately we cannot provide food or housing outside of the training period.
The best way to travel from Los Angeles International Airport is with the Santa Barbara Airbus.