Kunga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Heather Metzler, ERYT500 + Keegan White, ERYT500

Learn to integrate mind, body, and spirit through creative, strong, vinyasa flow practices

Date & Time

Thursday, February 4, 2016
9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, February 5, 2016
9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, February 7, 2016
9:00am – 6:00pm

*Lunch Break & Snack Breaks throughout the day
*Please bring change of clothes, snacks, and eat lightly each day


$550 by January 21, 2016
$600 after January 21, 2016

*Your tuition includes your $50 Manual Fee

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The Kunga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training certification is a transformational program for the yogi and the teacher seeking to integrate mind, body, and spirit through creative, strong, vinyasa flow practices. Students going through the program for personal enrichment will be challenged in a way that is safe, strong, and deeply transformative. Teacher Trainees will learn how to create and offer efficient, and effectively sequenced classes using anatomical principles and vinyasa krama theory. You will also receive a detailed manual with sample class sequences, and content guiding you through the entire process for becoming a strong, effective, and impactful teacher. Training includes mixed levels Power Flow classes, intermediate and advanced postures (with optional modifications), vinyasa methodology and vinyasa krama theory, ayurveda, and teaching techniques for all levels of vinyasa practitioners.

In this Training You will learn:

*How to sequences for all families of themed classes: Hip Openers, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Arm Balances, Inversions
*How to sequence your class for an advanced or “peak” posture
*How to handle mixed levels of students in various settings
*How to teach with confidence, clarity, and ease
*How to enhance alignment and offer a safe but motivating experience for all
*How to Weave Themes/Philosophy into your classes
*How to incorporate music wisely for various classes
*How to create a personal practice that is personal and sustainable for your needs

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In addition, you will learn:
*Classical and Innovative Sun Salutations/Namaskars
*Verbal secrets, teaching tips, pacing, demonstration & tying it all together
*Hands On Assisting guidelines and tips
*Principles of the Ayurvedic Effects of Asana
*Living yoga practices & self-care routines

Kunga Vinyasa Teacher Training Manual
Your take home manual includes the following:
-Vinyasa Krama Sequencing
-Sample Power Flow Classes
-Details on all Families of Asanas, Levels, How to Sequence
-Teaching Tools, Verbal Guiding, Sanskrit Translations
-Music Theory, Suggestions, and Tools
-Creating the environment for your class
-How to Safely teach mixed levels, therapeutic needs
-Opening Invocations
-Readings & Resources

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This training is open to all levels of students and teachers (with or without 200 hour certification.) This certification is a required module for participants towards 300hour certification.

More About Kunga Yoga Programs:
Kunga Yoga certification programs are committed to consistent, clear, and detailed standards ensuring that our trainees have the ability to teach with the highest level of skill while honoring their own unique voice. Our trainings give participants the secrets, tips, and tools to be able to teach classes that cohesively integrate the philosophy, principles and technical know-how that are the standards of the Kunga Yoga Methodology. The mission of Kunga Yoga is offer the practice of yoga as a path of service for the individual, the community, and beyond!

Vinyasa for All Levels:
This certification and training is for all aspiring and experienced yoga teachers wishing to learn to teach effective, safe, and strong Power Flow yoga classes. Any practitioner at any level of yoga experience who seeks a greater understanding of Power Flow/Vinyasa Yoga is welcome into our trainings. Participants in our Kunga Yoga programs sometimes go through the program for personal enrichment, and others for professional training. We welcome and encourage both, and offer our trainings in a way that is both challenging, and permissive-for many this is a deeply enlightening and deeply transformative way of approaching the practice. We do request that you show up with an open mind, and full commitment!

About Heather Metzler, ERYT500
heather-metzlerKunga Yoga Faculty Instructor Heather Metzler, ERYT is a certified 500-hour Kunga Yoga teacher. She has also completed the 100 hour Professional Level Kunga Yoga Apprenticeship under Kristin Cooper for Kunga Yoga Leaders, and is working towards 1000-hour Kunga Yoga certification. As a Special Education teacher for many years, Heather started looking for a way to alleviate stress and create a healthier lifestyle for herself. She took her first yoga class in 2000 at a local gym, and was soon in love with the way it made her feel. She found the Wilmington Yoga Center where she started to deepen her practice through the love and teachings of Kristin Cooper, Larry Hobbs and Donna Gardner. After the birth of her first daughter in 2006, she began her yoga training, and is a graduate of the 220 and 500 hour Kunga Yoga School. She has completed certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Thai Yoga Massage, Kunga Power Vinyasa and Therapeutics and has traveled with Kunga Journeys for volunteer work at the Home of Hope Orphanage in Kerala, India. She feels blessed to have her family and students in her life everyday, supporting her growth as an individual and as a teacher. She is currently working towards her 1000 hour certification, to deepen her practice and experiences while serving others in her classes.

About Keegan White, ERYT500
KeeganWhiteKeegan White, ERYT 500, is a Kunga Yoga School Faculty Teaching Assistant. She is apprenticing 200 and 300 hour teaching modules and teaches public classes. She is a graduate of the 220 and 500 hour Kunga Yoga School and holds a B.A. in Dance from UNC-Charlotte. Keegan has been mentored extensively by Kristin Cooper through the mentorship program at WYC. She most recently completed an additional 300 hour training with Chris and John Yax of Yax Yoga Concepts of Virginia Beach and is the former Director of Hot Asana Yoga Studio in Durham, NC.

With over 1,000 hours of teaching, Keegan is an experienced registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance with extensive training in hands on assisting, the art of sequencing classes, anatomy and musculoskeletal assessment, and inversions and arm balances. Keegan has additional trainings in Yoga for PTSD with Dave Emerson, Thai Yoga Massage with Deon de Wet, Pre/Post Natal with Heather Till, Therapeutics Yoga with Marlysa Sullivan, and Ayurvedia with Hilary Garivaltis. She has also assisted Kristin Cooper in Rhythmic Flow Yoga in Raleigh, NC, presented Safety and Alignment workshops in the 200 hour teacher training at BeUnlimited Yoga, co-led the Prama Retreat at the Prama Institute for the Wilmington Yoga Center, and traveled with Kunga Journeys as a Kunga ambassador for volunteer work at the Home of Hope Orphanage in Kerala, India. The physical strength, self-awareness and inner peace she’s gained from a consistent yoga practice are what naturally led her to want to help others access the same qualities in themselves. She loves sharing the journey of yoga with others; her light-hearted spirit brings a fun and nurturing environment to her classes.

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300HrYogaImg.fwCEUs & Yoga Certification Info

  • 32 of CEU Hours toward 300 YA or CEUs
  • $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
  • Participation in full workshop required to receive 500YA credit.
  • This certification counts as one required module/counts as elective hours towards 300Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center program

Cancellation Policy

10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for account credit only minus a $25 administrative fee. 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

MyCAA Information:

If you are a military spouse, you may qualify for the MyCAA program. The MyCAA program is a career development and employment assistance program offered by the military for military personnel and their spouses. MyCAA provides a maximum educational benefit of $4,000.
MyCAA approved.