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200hr Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training for People of Color with Rolf & Nikki

February - November 2020
Indianapolis, IN 

Dear Friend,

This program is a 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training.

As such it will be a mentally, physically and emotionally challenging process designed to enable serious students to become inspired teachers. You will practice asana, meditation, and pranyama to the point of proficiency and beyond. Your knowledge of Yoga theory will deepen to the point that it will become an aspect of the fabric of your life and of everything you do and say as a yoga teacher. You will learn to teach classes that combine a consistent therapeutic vision with the inspired spontaneity that is the hallmark of Vinyasa Yoga. You will develop a thorough understanding of the elements of the therapeutic principles of Yoga and be able to design a class or teach a pose in such a manner that your students will immediately embody those principles.


Vinyasa Yoga expresses that part of us that celebrates the space between the notes.

A typical class will move from simple to complex poses, from standing poses and balancing poses, to back-bends, inversions, and hip openers. The teacher and students take this simple formula and make it their own day by day. No two classes are ever alike yet the intention behind the class is always the same. The genius of Vinyasa Yoga is not found in its approach to alignment or sequencing, but rather in the rhythm with which alignment and sequencing unfold. Anchored in the unseen aspects of an asana class, Vinyasa Yoga is uniquely accommodating to the evolution of a teacher; allowing her to bring all that she has learned and all that she is into her classroom. The result is a class that is at once consistent and inspired.

I want to bring special attention to the interplay between the physical and the metaphysical: A yoga class is a three dimensional story that unfolds to the rhythm of the breath.

The art of teaching is the art of telling that story. Each of us, always, has a song to sing a story to tell. Of necessity much of what we will be working on will be technical in nature but all of what we do together will be dedicated to supporting you in singing your song.

Namasté and we look forward to the start of this journey with you,
Nikki & Rolf




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Exciting News! 

New TUITION GRANT MONEY for PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS from Lululemon & Yoga Alliance Available specifically for People of Color!

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Communities Rizing is supported by The Yoga Alliance Foundation and Here to Be, lululemon’s social impact program. Together, we’re promoting equity and the possibility of well-being for all by equipping people of color with trainings based in yoga, meditation, and community-building.


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