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Designed for experienced yoga teachers
who are seeking to deepen their knowledge,
refine their teaching skills,
and take their practice to new heights. 

Comprehensive Advanced Training

Traditional Yoga Teachings Blended with Modern Advancements
 

This 300-Hr Yoga Teacher Training merges modern teaching methodologies and techniques with the rich tradition of yoga. This program offers a combination of ancient yogi principles coupled with the advancements of modern life and the demands of a modern world.

Through a unique blend of traditional postures, contemporary anatomy, yoga philosophy, breathwork, and energetics, participants will embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and physical well-being. We will explore advanced asana (posture) practices and developing a profound understanding of sequencing and alignment and enhance their ability to guide others.

 

Central to the Elevate and Lead, 300-Hr Yoga Teacher Training, is the emphasis on leadership development. Participants will engage in transformative workshops and interactive sessions focused on effective communication, teaching methodology, and creating inclusive and empowering class environments. They will learn to confidently lead and inspire students, adapting to diverse needs and skill levels, and fostering a supportive community within their yoga classes.

 

Elevate and Lead is not just a training program; it is a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own unique teaching style, authenticity, and voice, fostering a deep connection with their inner wisdom. By the end of the program, graduates will emerge as confident and empowered yoga teachers, equipped with the skills, knowledge, and leadership qualities to positively impact their students' lives and contribute to the broader yoga community.

Please contact Jenny Normand at jenny@shakapoweryoga.com or call 832-413-3194 for an application.

Who is this training for?

This is an advanced level training designed for graduates of a Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Students should be passionate and dedicated to their continuing education in the yoga field. This program requires a significant commitment of time and dedication in order to maximize the learning experience and to complete the program. We welcome teachers from any school or style of yoga.

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Program Dates & Times

An advanced training requires dedication and perseverance to complete. Meeting dates and times are listed below. These are for IN PERSON meetings only. You will also be required to complete self-paced training in between our in person sessions. Attendance is mandatory but if you have a conflict, please reach out and we can work something out.

Typical Weekend Schedule:

Fridays 5:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday 8:00am-7:00pm

Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm

Dates:

November 3 - 5, 2023

December 1 - 3, 2023

January 11 - 14, 2024 (this is a 4 day immersion - more info below)

January 26 - 28, 2024

February 9 - 11, 2024

February 23 - 25, 2024

March 1 - 3, 2024

March 22 - 24, 2024

April 5 - 7, 2024

April 19 - 21, 2024

May 3 - 5, 2024

Program Tuition

$1000 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot (applied towards your tuition)

$4500 Inaugural Discount Price (this year only) limited to 5 participants - must be paid in full by October 3, 2023, 30 days before the start of the training.

$5500 full price

*Payment plan available - see below

Scholarships:

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in yoga leadership. In our effort to support this priority, we are offering opportunities for scholarships for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. We will be offering one full scholarship and two partial scholarships. To apply, please email grace@awakenedyogastudio.com for an application.

Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes (in studio and live stream at two yoga studios - Awakened Yoga & Shaka Power Yoga) during the training through the last weekend of the training as well as all printed materials. Tuition does not include required reading materials - a reading list will be provided approximately two weeks before training begins.  A 50% refund will be issued in the event of a student's withdrawal before September 1, 2023. Due to financial commitments made by the program, no refunds will be issued after September 1, 2023. No exceptions.

Training Modules

Orthopedic Modules

  • Three Orthopedic Modules: Hips, Spine, Shoulders​

  • How to teach and practice advanced asana through the application of in depth anatomy knowledge

  • Create purposeful and effective sequences in any style of yoga

  • Apply yoga knowledge and related approaches to help serve different student populations

Immersion Weekend: Thu - Sun, January 11 - 14, 2024

 

Included in this training is a 4 day retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX (approximately a 90 minute drive from Sugar Land). Escape to a transformative yoga retreat that promises to deepen both your yoga practice and contemplative journey. Nestled amidst a forest of natural surroundings, this retreat center will be a backdrop for self-discovery and rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in daily guided yoga and meditation practices, learn powerful teaching techniques and experience workshops exploring profound aspects of mindfulness and self-reflection, allowing you to cultivate a deeper understanding of your own consciousness.

 

With nourishing vegetarian meals, serene meditation spaces, and like-minded individuals on the same quest for inner growth, this retreat is an invitation to unplug from the chaos of everyday life and delve into a transformative experience that will leave you feeling revitalized and deeply connected to yourself and your practice. 

You will provide your own transportation to and from Camp Allen. All participants will share bedrooms (bunks) and bathrooms. You will arrive on Thursday morning to begin at 8:00am. Your days will be full but you will have time for rest and meal breaks. Mornings will begin with a sunrise practice, hike and meditation followed by breakfast break. A late morning practice is followed by lunch and then an afternoon workshop and evening practice. Dinner is followed by a late restorative practice or group discussion. More details will be provided prior to the retreat.

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Lead Trainers

Grace & Jenny are both yoga studio owners in the Houston metropolitan areas and are respected business leaders and reputable teachers in their communities.  They are experienced instructors who guide students in understanding the roots of yoga while infusing contemporary knowledge and science to enhance the practice and create a sustainable, mindful and fulfilling practice both on and off the mat. Together, they have taught over 13000 hours of yoga and have been training yoga teachers for over a decade.

 

Grace and Jenny are not just teachers but are forever students who are passionate about continuing their own education. They believe they must always be growing their own skills and knowledge in order to lead others. They are each certified at the 500 hour level and hold an ERYT designation from the Yoga Alliance. Additionally, they are working toward becoming Yoga Therapeutic Specialists through Yoga Medicine. Some of their teachers include: Baron Baptiste, Ana Forrest, Jason Crandell, Tiffany Cruickshank, Giaconda Parker, Manorama, and Christina Sell.

 

Join Grace Kubecka and Jenny Normand as they lead you in the Elevate and Lead program and embark on a transformative path of self-exploration, mastery, and leadership in the world of yoga.

*This program is under review for Yoga Alliance 300 RYT credentialing and will be an approved registered yoga school.

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Jenny Normand

ERYT-500, YACEP

Jenny has been a practitioner of Yoga for over 20 years.  She received her 200-hr Yoga Teaching certification at Power Yoga Hawaii in 2015 and has taught 4700 hours since. Her teaching can be described as creative, powerful and intelligently aligned.In 2020, she completed her 500-hr Yoga Teaching certification through Wanderlust Austin under the leadership of Gioconda Parker.  ​​Throughout the years, Jenny has studied with a multitude of great instructors in the industry, including Christina Sell, Manorama, Dan Nevins,  and Sarah Montross.  Jenny is currently pursuing her certification to become a Yoga Therapeutic Specialist with Yoga Medicine under Tiffany Cruikshank. Jenny spent 15 years in Corporate Retail Leadership, leading Texas, Louisiana and Hawaii markets, prior to opening Shaka Power Yoga.  Her passion has always been to develop and maximize the strength of others.   Through Shaka Power Yoga School, she is able to share her knowledge to her students, honor this beautiful practice of Yoga and honor her teachers who have contributed to her growth in her Yoga journey. Jenny also believes in her role in contributing to the local community and she serves in the Board of Directors with the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce.  Jenny received her Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Communication in the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus.  Jenny is happily married for 21 years with Josh and they have the most adorable Frenchie, MacMac.

Grace Kubecka

E-RYT 500, YACEP

Grace has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and took her first ever yoga teacher training in 2006 with Baron Baptiste. She has completed over 200 hours with Baron Baptiste, over 100 hours with Ana Forest and over 300 hours with Jason Crandell. She is now working on her next 500 hour Yoga Medicine certification with Tiffany Cruikshank. She's been teaching classes for over 15 years and continues to teach on a regular basis. Grace teaches classes that are challenging but accessible. She believes that yoga is truly for every body and is able to work with all abilities and skill levels to adapt the practice. She continually attends training classes to upgrade her skills and knowledge. Grace began training yoga teachers in 2012 as a way to recruit new teachers to Awakened Yoga. Since then she has led over 3200 hours of teacher training. When you study at with her, you'll get frank and honest feedback as well as real life advice that only comes with years and years of teaching. Besides her yoga training, Grace holds both a BBA and M. Ed. from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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