Communities Rizing: 200HR Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training for People of Color

Led by

R. Nikki Myers

An accomplished speaker, teacher, and practitioner, Nikki Myers is an MBA, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Addictions Recovery Specialist, and Health Coach. Born from her personal strugg...

Rolf Gates

Rolf Gates, author of the acclaimed book on yogic philosophy Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga is one of the leading voices of modern yoga. Rolf conducts Vinyasa Intensives and 200/5...

Communities Rizing: 200HR Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training for People of Color

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Communities Rizing: 200HR Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training for People of Color
Led by Rolf Gates and Nikki Myers

March 2021 – December 2021 | TWO Tuesdays and ONE Weekend per month
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please see full list of dates below)

DAILY SCHEDULE:
There will be breaks for meals and integration during the training weekends
(all times are Eastern Standard Time)

Fridays
| 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays | 10:00am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Communities Rizing is a next generation 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) course focused on the values, methods, and skills to create classes designed to address the needs of BIPOC communities.

The essence of yoga is experiential, and the role of a teacher within the Communities Rizing framework is regarded as an experiential educator. 

Our goal is to provide a direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities. 


CURRICULUM: How to Design and Lead a Vinyasa Yoga Class

Our curriculum is focused on learning to lead and design a Vinyasa yoga class. You will gain a thorough understanding of the foundation and principles to design a class appropriate for all ages and body types. This will include a specific sequence and more importantly, the methods for adapting this sequence to create infinite opportunities implied by the word “Yoga.” These methods cultivate awareness and foster growth for both the teacher and the student.

One of the joys of teaching is a consistent Yoga practice. All YTT sessions will include asana, meditation and pranayama instruction with opportunities for practice.

  • You will learn to teach the therapeutic principles that will allow your students to practice safely with intensity.
  • You will learn to sit comfortably in meditation for 45 minutes; learning what it means to “rest in stillness.”
  • You will become proficient in many breathing techniques that prepare the mind/body for asana AND meditation.

Your “on mat” practice will begin to feel dynamic as you apply the therapeutic principles you have been learning. You will experience a vibrant “aliveness.” 

There is no going back!

DATES:

March 26th-28th
April 16th-18th
May 14th-16th
June 18th-20th
July OFF
August 13th-15th
September 10th-12th
October 15th-17th
November 12th-14th
December 10th-12th (graduation)

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month (a little variation in months with 5 weeks).
April 13th and 27th
May 11th and 25th
June 15th and 29th
July OFF
August 10th and 24th
September 7th and 28th
October 12th and 26th
November 9th and 23rd
Dec 7th


  • MASTERY OF THE BASIC TECHNIQUES OF ASANA
  • MASTERY OF THE BASIC TECHNIQUES OF MEDITATION
  • MASTERY OF THE BASIC TECHNIQUES PRANYAMA (BREATHWORK)
  • THE THERAPEUTIC ALIGNMENT PRINCIPLES OF YOGA
  • FINDING ALIGNMENT WITHIN AND WITHOUT
  • THE ART OF SEQUENCING A CLASS FLOW
  • THE PROPER USE OF TEMPO IN A CLASS
  • HOW TO USE YOUR VOICE AND LANGUAGE FOR IMPACT
  • YOUR CLASS AS A TRANSFORMATIVE SPACE
  • THE ART OF THEMING IN YOUR CLASSES
  • TEACHING MODIFICATIONS FOR ALL CLASS LEVELS
  • TEACHING TO BEGINNERS
  • THE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF YOGA
  • STUDY OF THE YOGA SUTRAS
  • CULTIVATION OF THE EIGHT LIMB PATH AS A PATH OF ACTION IN 
  • INTEGRATING THE 3 ELEMENTS OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE INTO YOUR LIFE
  • THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER
  • THE ROLE OF PRACTICE
  • THE ART OF SUSTAINING CHANGE
  • MOVING FROM SOURCE


This course is eligible for Yoga Alliance CE Credits.

COURSE FEE & PAYMENT OPTIONS

OPTION I:  FULL PAY DISCOUNT
Pay in full: $3000-$1500 (scholarship)=$1500

OPTION II:  PAYMENT PLAN
$3200-$1500 (scholarship)= $1650

Pay the $400 deposit, with a payment plan of 5 consecutive monthly installments of $250
Full deposit payment of $400 is needed to secure your placement.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refund/Non-Refund Policy: All cancellations are subject to a $450 deposit fee. (This fee can be applied to future programs). 

Cancellations must be made 60 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We can not offer any refunds for cancellations within 60 days of the event.