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Wisdom, Skill & Grace

Self Inquiry + Yoga Teacher Training Begins January 27, 2017

A 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved course that will deepen your practice and change your entire life.

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Teacher Training Application

Our application process is intended for serious applicants only. The application helps us determine if the Asha Yoga training is a fit for you. If you like what you’ve read so far, please don’t hesitate to apply. Remember, you don’t have to know “everything” about yoga or be able to do “all the yoga poses” to join us!

Want To Apply?

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. We’ll  follow up within 3 business days with questions or acceptance.
  3. Please be prepared to pay in full soon upon acceptance.
  4. Have a question? Email frontdesk(at)ashayoga.com

Dear Passionate Yoga Student,


I know you...

You want the best out of life. And you've found something that makes your body feel good, that makes you feel good about your body, that lets you soften while simultaneously helping you to be strong--more than just physically.

Now that you've found that thing, you want to go all in. And you want the BEST QUALITY TEACHER and the BEST QUALITY PRACTICE and you want to know AS MUCH as you possibly can. You want to know it, apply it, and feel it changing you (but truthfully, more accurately, freeing you) to be the best version of yourself.

You might even want to teach this thing to others.

You're ready. Even if you doubt it sometimes, deep down you know it's true because you can't stop toying with the idea of really diving in.


SOUND ABOUT RIGHT? Then I have something really important to share with you...


Not all yoga trainings are created equally

Read on to find out about this program--how and why it's perfect for the passionate yoga student who wants to dive in and add to the QUALITY of your life by increasing the quality of your practice, while learning what you need to know to be a skillful teacher.

I look forward to connecting!

With Love,

Cori

Your Teacher Matters


A qualified teacher for your yoga training program is an extremely important factor that will ultimately determine the quality of your training.


IS SHE EXPERIENCED?

I'm proud to say I've been teaching yoga for 20 years. I've taught workshops, retreats and teacher trainings all over the country, owned multiple yoga studios, written for (or been featured in) Yoga Journal Magazine, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and Skillful Teaching. I've taught at the infamous Wanderlust Festival and California Spirit Festival and I've written a book--a memoir called Finding God on the Yoga Mat. THIS experience allows me to serve you and teach you better.


IS SHE AN EDUCATOR?

Besides being knowledgeable about yoga, a teacher of teachers should understand the learning process and be skilled in presenting material in an organized, logical and learnable way. The truth is...my first training sucked a little in this department. But I rebounded obsessively and now I see this as one of my biggest strengths as a YOGA TEACHER TRAINER.

Is this the training for you?

First, let's talk about what's involved...

WHAT DOESN'T MATTER

  • You don't need to know "all" the poses--not how to do them or their names in English or Sanskrit.
  • You don't need to be super fit or advanced in your asana practice.
  • You don't need to be the spitting image (in look or attitude) of what you imagine as the "perfect yoga student or teacher".
As for the training you're looking for...

  • Don't decide based on the pictures
  • Don't make location a top priority
  • Don't assume a popular yoga teacher is truly an educator

WHAT IS INVOLVED

  • Deepening your own practice to affect everyday life
  • Being vulnerable, looking closely, getting honest
  • Questioning what you've always done, what you've been told, and what you've told yourself
  • Asking WHY (and getting the answer) so you can FULLY understand, apply and teach skillfully
As for the training you're looking for...

  • You want an EXPERIENCED YOGA TEACHER & EDUCATOR
  • You want to connect to the content

Introducing Wisdom, Skill & Grace

Self Inquiry + Yoga Teacher Training Begins January 27, 2017

Apply Now
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Teacher Training Application

Our application process is intended for serious applicants only. The application helps us determine if the Asha Yoga training is a fit for you. If you like what you’ve read so far, please don’t hesitate to apply. Remember, you don’t have to know “everything” about yoga or be able to do “all the yoga poses” to join us!

Want To Apply?

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. We’ll  follow up within 3 business days with questions or acceptance.
  3. Please be prepared to pay in full soon upon acceptance.
  4. Have a question? Email frontdesk(at)ashayoga.com
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Style of Yoga

Mindful Flow: An approach to Vinyasa Yoga that is aware, smart, purposeful, and deep. We build strength without force. We strive to keep our focus rather than to keep up. We get more by being skillful rather than going faster.


Yes, Yoga Alliance Approved

Because Cori Martinez and Asha Yoga are members of the Yoga Alliance, your certificate will be recognized all over the world. Once you graduate from our teacher training course you will be eligible to join the Yoga Alliance at the 200-RYT level. Becoming a member of the Yoga Alliance is a great way to let gyms and yoga studios at which you wish to teach know that you are a professional, highly educated and skilled teacher.


When and Where?

Asha Yoga in Sacramento, CA for 5 weekend modules, culminating in a 4 night, 5 day retreat at Land of Medicine Buddha in Santa Cruz, CA.

WEEKEND MODULES: Jan 27-29, Feb 3-5, 17-19 & 24-26, March 10-12 2016 (Sacramento, CA.)

WEEKEND HOURS: Fridays 5-9, Saturdays 8-4, Sundays 8-4

RETREAT: March 15-19, 2016 (Santa Cruz, CA.)

TEST: April 8 (Sacramento, CA.)

Before signing up for any training, Watch this video>>>

The Big Mistake Most Yogi's Make When Signing Up for Teacher Training

That unfortunately leads to being under-educated and disappointed.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! My external yoga practice led me inside...to a powerful yoga awakening. I've finally begun moving through my life with strength and ease." --Kate

Program Includes

 

SELF INQUIRY means

You’ll learn about YOU–your body, your physical patterns, the crazy monkeys that live in your head, who you are, who you long to be and how you CAN BE the best version of yourself.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING means

You’ll learn about other bodies, other challenges, other abilities. You’ll learn to present, touch, and TEACH with a little bit of wisdom (cuz a lot takes more than 200 hours) a fair bit of skill, and a whole lot of grace.

ONLINE CONTENT

Videos and audio lessons you can download and keep forever.

TECHNIQUE

You’ll understand technique and experience the value of a meaningful pranayama, meditation, and chanting practice. And yes, you’ll learn A LOT about yoga posture technique and skillful alignment.

POWERFUL PRESENTING

As yoga teachers, we are presenters and public speakers. Don’t freak out though! The front of the yoga room is easier than a stage. You are constantly reminding your “audience” to breath–while you breathe–which makes everything easier.

PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA

We’ll look at ancient teachings including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Tantric Yoga Philosophy (which you’ll learn has very little to do with sex), the Bhagavad Gita,  Hatha Yoga Pradikipa and more.  PLUS interpret the teachings for modern application to you and your life each day.

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY

with Cori Martinez + Guest Teacher and anatomy guru (and Geek), Chantill Lopez. We’ll explore how the body functions and you’ll discover the power of skillful and intentional alignment.

SUPPORT

You’ll be supported unconditionally through many challenges as well as heart opening insight. You’ll be vulnerable, brave, a little scared; you’ll laugh a lot and probably cry a little. You’ll meet amazing people and make great friends, guaranteed.

Apply Now
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Teacher Training Application

Our application process is intended for serious applicants only. The application helps us determine if the Asha Yoga training is a fit for you. If you like what you’ve read so far, please don’t hesitate to apply. Remember, you don’t have to know “everything” about yoga or be able to do “all the yoga poses” to join us!

Want To Apply?

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. We’ll  follow up within 3 business days with questions or acceptance.
  3. Please be prepared to pay in full soon upon acceptance.
  4. Have a question? Email frontdesk(at)ashayoga.com
Connect with Cori NOW
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By the way, Meet Chantill Lopez

Guest anatomy teacher, guru and GEEK

"After more than 20 years of teaching Pilates, yoga, meditation + other movement modalities to a complex variety of folks, I'm proud to be a teacher of teachers. Building relationships with teachers who want to be unabashedly amazing at what they do is what excites me most about my work and keeps me inspired." -Chantill, Author of Moving Beyond Technique

As founder of the Skillful Teaching mentoring program, the largest online resource in the world for Pilates teachers + with more than 600 hours of anatomy under her belt, Chantill is an absolute gift of a resource for this training.

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Our QUALITY OF LIFE has very little to do with what's going on around us, and almost everything to do with what's going on inside of us.

A frequent and consistent yoga practice affects your body, your energy, your mood, your outlook...it adds to the quality of your life.


Keep going.

Learn more. Refine. Deepen. Discover.

And maybe devote a part of your life to sharing this wisdom with others--by helping them add to the quality of their lives.

I can promise you, that's a worthwhile mission.


You're ready.

Even if you doubt it sometimes, deep down you know it's true (or you wouldn't have read this far).

Apply Now
Fields marked with a * are required.

Teacher Training Application

Our application process is intended for serious applicants only. The application helps us determine if the Asha Yoga training is a fit for you. If you like what you’ve read so far, please don’t hesitate to apply. Remember, you don’t have to know “everything” about yoga or be able to do “all the yoga poses” to join us!

Want To Apply?

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. We’ll  follow up within 3 business days with questions or acceptance.
  3. Please be prepared to pay in full soon upon acceptance.
  4. Have a question? Email frontdesk(at)ashayoga.com

$3,147*

*price includes meals and accommodations for 5-day RETREAT

"Cori is a phenomenal teacher. She and her Yoga Teacher Training Program are knowledgeable, skillful, clear and precise, spacious, graceful and wise." -Kate McKinney, Graduate

Still want to know more?

Watch the video >>>

See me practice & teach, plus hear from more graduates

Nitty Gritty FAQ's

Is your school registered with Yoga Alliance?

Yes.

How long has your school been around?

We have been teaching students yoga for almost 20 years and for the last seven years the Asha Yoga Teacher Training program has been supporting students interested in:

  • Learning a skillful physical practice (How the body works and how to heal it’s unhealthy patterns)
  • Creating an authentic life (Being honest with yourself and others feels really good!)
  • Teaching yoga professionally (Only if you want to!)
  • Making a positive difference in the world (By living the principles of yoga and teaching them)
  • Integrating the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. (Yes!)
  • Transforming deeply rooted beliefs that cause suffering. (This is an amazing and unique part of the program!)
  • Exploring the depths of yoga that cannot be covered in a regular class

What types of students attend your program?

The students who tend to join our teacher training are generally female (although we’d love to see more men!) who are either looking to delve deeper into their own personal well-being or are looking to teach professionally. They range in age and personality but all share one common interest: Living with honesty, skill and grace while making a positive contribution to the world.

 

What level are they at in their practice?

Generally speaking, students who attend our teacher training should have at least a 6-month dedicated practice. This does not mean you need to be able to do every yoga pose, nor does it mean that you need to understand all of the yogic philosophy. But some level of commitment and understanding is required and we are able to gauge this in your application process.

 

What is unique about your program?

Cori’s teaching style is to support movement both on the mat and through life with honesty, skill, and grace; which comes through powerfully throughout this training.

 
  • Wisdom: Self Study and Personal Growth
From the first day, you will see Cori’s honesty and authenticity and she will ask you (and inspire you) to do the same for yourself. Beyond that, she will support you in doing it–with skillful guidance through technique, discussion, assignments and self-inquiry based on yogic teachings. The freedom and connection you feel as a result will change your life.

  • Skill: Experienced Teaching
Cori is a very experienced and knowledgeable teacher (which is more unique than we’d like it to be for a teacher training program!) This will make you a more skilled and knowledgeable practitioner and teacher.

  • Skill: Learn the WHY Behind the How
Cori is known for her mastery at conveying a clear understanding of how the body works. She expresses her knowledge simply and clearly to students of this program so that when you practice and teach asana, you know WHY you are guiding yourself and/or others in specific ways. This helps keep you and your students safe, healing and smart.

  • Grace: The Heart of Yoga
Cori is loved for her ability to create an environment where students can connect to the highest version of themselves, their life, and the divine–in a personal, intimate and non-dogmatic way. This gives you a direct experience of what yoga (beyond asana) really is.

 

Will I be READY to teach after the training?

Everything you need to know to begin teaching is offered during the training. Whether or not you will personally feel or be ready to teach when the program is over cannot be known. We have had many students graduate and begin teaching right away, while others have attended a 3-month mentorship program with Cori at Asha Yoga and then felt more ready. Others have required additional time to continue practicing and reviewing the material in order to build more confidence within themselves. What you put in is what you get back

 

How is it determined whether I PASS?

Your full participation in the program is required in order for you to receive the certificate of completion

  • Attendance: We encourage you to show up for 100% of the meeting hours. If an exception is needed, hours missed will need to be made up. Sometimes this will be at an additional cost, though we do our best to accommodate you without extra charge. An example of when there may be an additional charge is if you miss a presentation by a guest teacher that cannot be made up at Asha Yoga. In this case, you may need to attend an additional training elsewhere to make up that content.
  • Completion of all homework, reading and assignments: There will be required reading, weekly awareness practices, and minimum requirements of asana, meditation and pranayama practice during the training. Upon completion of the training and prior to applying for your certificate there will be additional requirements to observe classes, create full sequences, teach full classes, and additional reading. Each assignment will require a form to filled out, a report to be written or questions to be turned in. (Complete details are provided during the training).
  • Final Exam: You must receive a passing score on the final exam. The exam includes a written test and 20 minutes of teaching.
 
More Testimonials from Graduates

Connection

“I’ve known since early on that yoga has a transformative capability, but it was in studying more deeply through Cori’s yoga teacher training program that I have experienced a more profound understanding of yoga’s power to “yolk” us with who we really are and to connect to that authentic place within. It is in this deep inward connection that we are then able to fully connect with others and experience life… to really live. I feel so lucky to have been awakened to this truth, and I am forever thankful to Cori for helping to lead me there.” -Terry

Supreme Quality

“I had a fantastic experience at teacher training with Cori Martinez! I was apprehensive and I got way more than I bargained for. I talked to so many yogis about training, and have researched so many other programs and none of them compare to what I received from Cori. Working with her is by far the greatest gift!” –Patsy Keehan
 

Transformation

“I will forever be grateful to Cori for the tools she shared — which helped to transform many of my own negative and destructive patterns of thinking and false beliefs. It was a time filled with learning and laughing, teaching and crying, loving and being loved. –An absolutely life changing experience!” –Janice Burt
 

Personal and Professional Growth

“This is not a yoga teacher training for someone who just wants to learn how to teach yoga poses. This is a training for someone interested in going deeper and infusing their teaching with heart and soul. It challenged me in ways that made me feel open and vulnerable, all for the sake of cultivating the highest version of myself. And, not only did I learn how to teach yoga poses, I learned how to teach proper alignment based on human anatomy and the way the body works. I learned how to meditate, make friends with “my monkeys,” breathe deeply, chant, slow down, hold space for others, accept reality and trust the universe. As a new teacher, I know I’ll be fumbly-bumbly and will still forget my left and rights, but after this training, I’m confident that I can teach others the true essence of yoga: connecting with God, the Universe, a Higher Power, the highest version of ourselves, through this beautiful practice.” – Lisa Osoteo
 

Inspiration

“I have left training completely determined to achieve some goals that I have set for myself. I now believe in myself and in my ability to achieve these goals. I am so inspired to live a life full of more awareness and love. The training was an amazing experience and my life has been forever changed.” – Kimberly Kramer

Perspective and Clarity

“This training helped me learn to be vulnerable, it helped me to recognize the stories I’ve been telling for so long that were harming in ways I had never understood, this training helped me find compassion where before was judgement about how I felt that everything should go. This training helped me to see the world with open eyes and clarity I wasn’t sure I’d ever find again.” –Tyler Dickerson
 

Simply put, a fantastic idea!

“Let me first say that whether I teach or not, this training was the best thing I have done for a VERY long time. Thank you! It changed my life.” –Lisa Gibson

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