Your training will consist of a core group of four yoga teachers, all of whom work together to bring you the most comprehensive and well-rounded yoga teacher training you would expect. We are intentionally bringing together teachers who have different experiences and different trainings so that you learn from a wide range of yoga systems. When a training is led by teachers who have only had one type of training, it can limit the scope and breadth that we believe is the foundation of yoga. Embracing dualities, understanding the complexity and grasping the expanse that is yoga will teach you how to formulate your own approach, create your own informed opinion and guide you towards authentic teaching.
Summer is an experienced international yoga teacher specializing in pranayama and Ashtanga. Summer has trained in the classical pranayama practices of the Kaivalyadham lineage and the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system from teachers Sri OP Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan. Summer continues to study extensively and has over 1,200 hours of advanced yoga education.
Summer brings a softness and grace to the dynamic practice of Ashtanga and teaches students how to use the body in the most efficient and intelligent way possible. She has a liberal, non-dogmatic approach that is lighthearted and refreshing. Drawing upon nearly a decade's worth of experience and thousands of teaching hours worldwide, she is gifted in working with both advanced and new practitioners alike.
Greg Nardi has been practicing yoga since 1996. He is the director of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide and co-director of Grassroots Yoga based in his home of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He teaches workshops in yoga practice and yoga theory drawing on his experiences in the oral tradition of yoga and philosophy as he learned at the KPJAYI in Mysore, India. He has also studied extensively with teachers in North America and Europe and continues to pursue academic research of contemporary and traditional yoga.
Since resigning his authorization from the KPJAYI, he works with his colleagues at Amāyu Yoga developing an organization and learning pathway for Ashtanga teachers that is consent driven, practitioner centered, and based in practitioner empowerment. His teaching style helps students find the approach to the practice that is most beneficial for them.
Gwendoline Ferreira is an E-RYT500 and YACEP Yoga Teacher based on the island of Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia. She has studied Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga in France, India, and Indonesia with world-renowned teachers. She has been teaching classes, yoga retreats and teacher trainings since 2014.
She completed her last 300hr YTT with Monica Gauci and Gregor Maehle. She has also trained with Laruga Glaser, Janet Stone, Saul David Haye, Sienna Sherman, Paul Grilley and Jason Crandell. She is trained in Yoga Anatomy by Physiotherapist and Chiropractor Monica Gauci, with additional trainings by Judith Hanson Lasater, Paul Grilley and David Keil. Her teaching style combines a traditional approach to yoga fitted to the needs of each individual student.
Rachel has been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga since 2009, when she was living in Cape Town, South Africa. She has studied throughout the world with David Swenson, Matthew Sweeney, Michael Hamilton and Tim Feldmann. Her first 200-hr YTT was with Paul Dallaghan at Centered Yoga in Thailand in 2012. Since then, she’s continued her asana and pranayama studies under his tutelage and that of his teacher, Sri O.P. Tiwari, completing her 500-hr teacher training in 2015. Rachel tailors her teaching to each individual student and aims to helps students ground the mind, center the body and regulate their nervous system. She infuses her teaching with discipline, compassion and even the occasional joke.
We have formed a cohesive framework for our syllabus, so that each student will have a directed and unified base of learning. Using this model, you will confidently walk away as a yoga teacher who can guide others effectively, whilst understanding what has yet to be learned. Having the confidence to accept what is to come, and the self-respect for what you have learned, will result in a graduate who can grasp their own limitation as well as their newfound skill. This is the student we will graduate. Is that you?
The lead trainer on the course will teach you for over sixty-five hours during your course. The asana teacher will train you for another twenty-five hours. A specialised anatomy teacher will come in for three days to teach you anatomical lessons and how to approach students from that viewpoint. A philosophy teacher will be on hand to help you contemplate larger and more complex questions, delivered in a manner that is accessible, replete with modern-day metaphors. Your team of teachers will guide you from their base of knowledge, direct every step of your learning, while encouraging you and holding space for your individual experience. We have carefully chosen a unique team for each course in order to best meet the needs of the student. We can't wait for you to meet your teacher and experience the indelible effect they will have on you and your practice.