yoga teacher training
Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Programs
listen to the call...
Diving into a yoga teacher training is not just for those who want to teach yoga, but also for those wishing to learn more about this rich practice and it’s roots. Each program has a strong focus on the history, philosophy and application of Yoga to modern life.
- Looking to deepen their own practice
- Learn the key anatomical points for each pose/asana
- Learn how to transition into and out of each pose safely
- Learn how to create holistic sequences for either their home practice or to share in a class setting
- Interested in mantra and meditation
- Learn about the history and different schools of Yoga
- Understand the subtle body (chakras, pranayama)
- Learn more about the business of Yoga
- And more!
- Learn different ways of sequencing vinyasa yoga
- Dive deep into common injuries and what modifications to offer their students
- How to teach and adjust advanced asana/poses
- Receive feedback on their classes from their peers and lead teacher
- Discuss and dissect the ancient as well as modern texts of Yoga
- Learn how to lead mantra & meditation
- Offer modifications and alternatives to pregnant students
- Get an introduction to Restorative Yoga and how to offer it in the lunar part of class
- And more!
Clara is the lead trainer in all the programs and is grateful to share the seat of the teacher with these talented and passionate humans.
Carolyn Anne Budgell, E-RYT 200
Carolyn fell into yoga in 1999, while living the ski bum dream in Whistler. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others and feel at home in one’s skin. The magic of yoga surprisingly grows quieter; towards a place where the physical, the internal, the spectacle and the witness are all one.
Carolyn’s past career was outdoors, in environmental restoration for Environment Canada and BC Wildlife Federation. Since completing her first 200 hour YTT in 2008, she has an extensive CV: as a contributing writer for My Yoga Online and Halfmoon Yoga, filming videos with lululemon and Mala Collective, a presenter at Wanderlust Whistler Festivals, as an educator for international Teacher Trainings with Lila Vinyasa School of Yoga, managing yoga studios and guiding students through the mind blowing practice of just being while in silent meditation intensives.
Erin Moon, E-RYT 500 YACEP
Erin is the Co-Creator of World Spine Care’s Yoga Project which launched spring 2016 in Botswana. The YP is a teacher training program for patients of WSC Clinics, in underserved populations around the world, to become teachers in chair/wall postures, mindfulness and breath exercises for active self-care and pain management for people suffering from back and musculoskeletal disorders. (www.worldspinecare.org )Erin grew up in Calgary Alberta, lived in New York City for almost 13 years and now lives in beautiful Vancouver Canada.
Her first training was in Vinyasa Yoga with Sonic Yoga in NYC in 2004. Erin teaches Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Yin styles of yoga. She has her Reiki 1, Thai Massage level 1, 100 hr PREMA Therapeutics, 50hr Yin Yoga and Meridians training. She completed a 200hr Certification in Applied Positive Psychology in the fall 2016 with the Flourishing Center. One of Erin’s greatest yoga joys is being one of the founding faculty and mentors with Three Sisters Yoga 200/300hr. She also teaches with Lila Vinyasa 200/300hr, Sonic/Illumina Yoga 200hr in Paris, Illumina Yoga 200hr in Carmel NY, Yoga Pagoda in Vero Beach FL and been a guest lecturer in Prema Therapeutics 800 for Yoga and Hospitalization. She is also pretty thrilled to be part of the Good Life Project Yoga team.
Erin believes, through her own personal healing from trauma, that Yoga is a journey toward the freedom of good health, happiness, longevity and the bliss of now. She has seen that EVERY body, mind and soul can benefit from it’s beautiful ancient tried and tested wisdom
my own experience
The first training I took back in 2003 was life changing. I had just graduated from Film School and had decided that was not the industry for me. I was lost and not sure what I was going to do with my life. A dear friend and fellow yoga enthusiast had decided to take a training and invited me to join. I thought “why not?”
I was blown away at how rich the history, practice and application of the teachings were. I also realized I loved teaching!
Since then I have taken between 1-3 trainings a year and still do so. I love being a student. There’s so much to learn and it’s such a privilege to step out of the day to day and immerse myself in the practice and student community. When I lead trainings, I encourage my students to do the same.
advice when taking a training
- If you can, let go of the day to day and immerse yourself in this beautiful practice and through it, deepen your connection to the divinity that lives with you.
- Be open to what the teacher has to offer, even if you don’t agree with it. There’s always something to learn.
- Be open to changing your mind about EVERYTHING!
- Ask a lot of questions-to the teacher and to yourself.
- Share your thoughts and opinions with the group, we can learn so much from each other.