Ashtanga and Rocket Foundations
Yoga ah has been offering 200 hour teacher training in Ashtanga and Rocket Vinyasa for over 10 years. The full tuition is 2200.00 The deposit is 650.00 the remaining balance will be invoiced to you! June 3rd - July 2nd Level 1 - Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus (200 hours)...
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Larry Schultz (1950-2011)
Larry Schultz was an influential American yoga instructor. He studied traditional Ashtanga yoga with Pattabhi Jois for a number of years, starting in the early 1980’s. He then began instructing first in Austin, TX and after that in San Francisco. He was one of the first yoga instructors to develop a yoga teacher training program. Hundreds of yogis traveled to San Francisco every year to learn “The System,” as Larry fondly called it. Larry developed beginner-friendly sets of routines called the Minimum Daily Requirements (MDR) and Modified Primary Series (MPS), in order to make Ashtanga yoga accessible to the masses. He later developed the Rocket sequence of routines while on tour with the Grateful Dead as their private yoga instructor. Named by Bobby Wier, the sequences are designed to help students progress their practice at a faster rate. Larry taught up into the time he left his body in 2011. Today his most dedicated students continue his teachings. "
Rocket yoga consists of three different routines, Rocket I, Rocket II and Rocket III. It has a total of 140 poses (taken from the Primary, Intermediate, 3rd and 4th Series of Ashtanga yoga) and is designed to give students a weekly practice schedule to follow. The routines are sequenced around the joints of the body and provide more strengthening moves and deeper flexibility poses to give students the ability to practice inversions and more advanced poses. The Rocket also provides modifications to the poses, and thus, opens the practice up to many different levels of practitioners. Because it allows all levels of students to practice together, it has been nicknamed “The Montessori School for Yoga.” The Rocket is a modern form of an ancient practice, and as such, we allow the Rocket to guide us on our spiritual path as the yogis that have come before us. We use the Rocket as a tool to clear our minds, strengthen our bodies and ultimately self realization.
Amber Gean-Marie Espelage
Amber has been practicing the Rocket and Ashtanga yoga since 1998. With the blessing of Larry Schultz she opened Yoga ah! Studio in 2007. She wanted a yoga studio where she could offer “The Rocket System” to others, with a six-days-a-week practice schedule. To make the Rocket even more accessible, she created the Bottle Rocket for beginners or those looking for a shorter routine that can be practiced in under an hour. Currently she is recognized as a senior instructor for The Rocket and offers up to 500 hours teacher trainings in the Rocket system. Amber also has over 10,000 hours of instructing experience.
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