Teachers: Kerri Verna & Amelia Travis
Certification: 200-hour RYT Certification
Program: 17 Day All Inclusive Immersion Retreat, Online Learning & Practicum
Dates: July 16 – August 2, 2018
Where: Delray Beach, Florida
Spirit Led Yoga is about honoring God in your body, mind, and spirit. It is about tuning in & living out God’s perfect plan for your life. Our teacher training program will equip believers to live a more spirit-filled life on and off their yoga mat.
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Yoga is so much more than a workout: it’s a path which calls people who crave a connection with something greater than themselves. The word Yoga means “union,” and the practice of yoga is far more than a physical endeavor. It’s a chance to unite breath, body, mind, and spirit in a wordless prayer which facilitates union with the divine and creates space for deep physical and emotional renewal.
In Spirit Led Yoga, Jesus is our guru. It is through our faith in Jesus Christ that we are given the only teacher we will ever need, the Holy Spirit. Spirit Led Yoga teaches you how to not only hear God’s voice, but to unlock the power of the Holy Spirit and abide in the one true Divine light. In 1 John 2:27 it states:
“As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.”
As God promises in his word,
“Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be in the midst of them… Draw near to me, and I will draw near to you.” (Matthew 18:20, James 4:8).
We expect God to show up in a big way during this training, and we are praying for those who attend to have direct encounters with God. We want to help students understand their God-given gifts and callings, and to learn to use Yoga as a way to not only grow closer to Him but to teach others this beautiful practice of Spirit Led Yoga.
Spirit Led Yoga Curriculum
Our training is broken down into three modules: Yoga & Body; Yoga & Mind; Yoga & Spirit. Students will access an online learning portion of training beginning May 15, 2018. Video and PDF content will be available for yoga history, philosophy, Ayurveda, sacred texts, and anatomy/physiology.
The residential 17-day immersion includes 180 contact hours with lead teachers Kerri Verna and Amelia Travis. This will be more than yoga training – it will be a sacred space, dedicated to God and open to all that God has purposed and planned for you. Upon completion of all modules, practicum, and exams, students will be issued a 200-hour certification which may be registered with Yoga Alliance.
To read more about the Spirit Led Yoga curriculum, philosophy, and reading list, click here.
All-Inclusive Residential Training Includes:
- 17 days & 16 nights accommodations at Casa San Carlos
- 3 nourishing vegetarian (or vegan) meals per day, prepared by a private chef
- Access to pool, jacuzzi, lake, wi-fi, and laundry
- Spirit Led Yoga Teaching Manual & Daily Devotional
- Spirit Led Yoga 200 Hour Certificate upon completion
- Gift Bag with BYG & Stoked Yogi apparel & our favorite goodies
- Fellowship & ongoing digital community with other Spirit Led yogis
- After graduation, special alumni rates for Stoked Yogi and Spirit Led retreats and trainings.
Accommodations & Meals
This 17 day, all inclusive residential style teacher training will be held at the Casa San Carlos Retreat Center in Delray Beach, Florida. Rooms have two double beds and bathrooms are shared between two bedrooms (4 students to a bathroom). Shared rooms with private bath are also available (2 students to a bathroom). Two private rooms with private bath are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Casa San Carlos is a simple, serene environment – the perfect place to escape distractions and dive deeply into self-study and communion with the divine. Casa San Carlos has a full kitchen which students may use, a pool, jacuzzi, beautiful on-site lake, a chapel, large conference room, and plenty of outdoor space as well. An on-site chef will prepare and serve three vegetarian meals per day (vegan option available).
If you’d like to share a room with a friend, please note that in your application and we will make sure you room together.
All Inclusive Rates
$4395 Shared Twin Bed room, shared bath & meals (20 available) ~ $4595 after 4/15
$4695 Shared Double Bed room, semi-private bath & meals (12 available) ~ $4895 after 4/15
$5795 Private room, private bath & meals (2 available) ~ $5995 after 4/15
*Book and pay in full before April 15, 2018 and save $200 off tuition!
$2495 Tuition only, no meals ~ $2595 after 4/15
$3095 Tuition & meals, no lodging ~ $3195 after 4/15
*Book and pay in full before April 15, 2018 to save $100 off tuition!
This schedule is for Monday – Saturday. Sundays will be half days, free from 12:30 pm lunch through evening satsang.
6:00 am – 7:30 am Morning Satsang*
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am Asana Practice
10:30 am – 11:00 am Pranayama Practice
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Philosophy & Scripture Lecture
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch & Free Time
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Anatomy Lecture & Teaching Methodologies
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Teaching Asana Practice
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Lecture, Q&A or Study Hour
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner & Free time
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Evening Satsang*
Spirit Led Yoga | Bridging the Gap
Spirit Led Yoga bridges the gap between traditional Yoga practices and a radical, spirit-filled, Jesus centered worship practice. Kerri Verna and Amelia Travis created Spirit Led Yoga after experiencing a calling to fearlessly share their own faith experiences with people in the yoga world. As believers and Christ followers, we’ve seen first hand that too often, the presence of the Holy Spirit is lacking in the yoga world, though it’s a place where people are seeking God the most.
You don’t have to be Christian to do this training. You don’t have to be ANYTHING to do this training, other than being open and interested in learning more about yoga, yourself, and God’s purpose for your life. There are no prerequisites. All are welcome.
Jesus + Yoga
There are countless intersections of Yogic philosophy and the teachings of the Bible. Jesus himself embodied the characteristics and qualities which the Yamas and Niyamas of the eight limbs of yoga aim to cultivate: compassion, humility, non-stealing, non-covetousness, truthfulness, purity, contentment, self-discipline, and surrender to God. Yoga is not a religion but a set of practices designed to help access higher levels of consciousness through movement, breathing, mindfulness, self-study, and devotion to God.
Many of the existing Christian yoga trainings don’t encompass the breadth and depth of yoga history and philosophy. There is nothing anti-Christian about yoga practice or philosophy. In this training, we will draw upon ancient sacred texts; the Bible and the Yoga Sutras, and find the intersection between these teachings.
Ready to Apply?
We are so happy that you’ll be joining us for this life-changing teacher training. The first step is to complete your training application here. A $450 deposit is required with application. Once your space is confirmed, 50% payment is due 120 days prior to training and the balance is due 30 days prior to training start. Payment plans are available upon request.
Questions? Contact Us
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions. Please feel free to call or email with any questions, comments, or concerns. We are here to help you through every step of the process and make sure this is the right training for you.