Yoga Teacher Training
Want to bring yoga to your community and to help the people around you experience the peace and happiness that yoga offers? This yoga teacher training program will help you take the next step in your journey of taking your yoga to the next level.
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training: Yoga Alliance Certified Led by E-RYT 500 Stephanie Pafford. The style presented is best described as Hatha with a focus on gentle and vinyasa flow (level 1-3). The standard class sequence of warm up, sun salutations, balance series, warrior series, floor poses, backbends, inversions, final twist, and svasana will be stressed. View More
Serving San Diego, La Jolla, UTC, Sorrento Valley, Del Mar, Mira Mesa, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and more. We are MyCaa Credited. Yoga Teacher Training Practicum as required by Yoga Alliance.
“Before embarking on important undertakings, sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts, and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
Asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, business aspects of teaching yoga. Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.), the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers.
The word “hatha” comes from the Sanskrit terms “ha” meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning “moon.” Thus, Hatha Yoga is known as the branch of Yoga that unites pairs of opposites referring to the positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents in the system. Hatha Yoga tries to achieve balance between body and mind, as well as attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses or Asanas, Breathing techniques Pranayama, and Meditation.
$2500 in San Diego
$2800 outside of San Diego
Starts Feb 2017 (La Jolla)
Starts Jan 2017 (Palmdale)
What Other People Think
I am a mother or 3 children. I am what you call “a stay home mom” although I’m rarely home and always running around. The last 16 years of my life have been devoted to my children and husband. I love my life! However, I knew it was time to do something for myself. I’ve been practicing yoga for the last 5 years. I started when my youngest child was in kindergarten. I was hooked immediately. It was like no other exercise I had done before. It brought everything together – my mind, body, and spirit. It was what I was searching for.
After practicing yoga for 5 years, I knew I wanted more and considered training with Steph. Nervous about the commitment, I spoke to my husband and children. I needed to make sure everyone was on board. My family was so supportive and excited for me.
I have to say, I love Stepanie! She made our RYT 200 teacher training so interesting and fun. I looked forward to our weekends together. I quickly got to know and become friends with all the other students. By the end of our training, I considered us a “yoga family.”” We were always there to support each other, just like a family.
It’s bittersweet that our training is over. I’m sad I don’t get to see my new friends as often, but I am excited and ready to teach!
If you have a passion for yoga and want to take your practice to the next level, just do it! You’ll be so glad you did.
It was many years I thought I would like to deepen my yoga practice and maybe do a teacher training program so I can practice on my own. So many years where I thought, “No, I’m not good enough,” “I don’t have time,” and “I do not have the physical condition and my back hurts.”
But one day, someone told me it’s a journey that will change your life! Then someone else made me understand it’s not a question of which crazy poses I can do but rather of finding my true self. Another one made me feel I deserve it. I understood that I just had to allow myself! I met all these people among the wonderful community of yoga. They made me dare, and the magic happened!
Imagine a young woman suffering of chronic back pain since teenager hood! Gone! In less than 4 months! I would never have believed it if I would not have experienced it!
Imagine someone who never has time. Imagine someone slowed down by its doubt. Imagine a control freak living in a word of NO because of fear. GONE! GONE! GONE!
This training was so full of love and compassion that I really got in touch with myself like never before. Steph not only offers a training generating competent and operational teachers, it’s also worth a therapy on the physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual level. I experienced and witnessed it around me. Thank you.
This is an opportunity to move internally and connect with yourself spiritually and emotionally, allowing for openings and integration of oneself which translates to your daily life in all aspects. As we Relax, Rejuvenate, and Replenish, we have more flexibility with ourselves, and this begins our healing and transformation process. By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance. Some poses have an overall benefit. Others target an individual part, such as the lungs or heart. All create specific physiological responses which are beneficial to health and can reduce the effects of stress and stress-related disease. View More
Q: Are there approved providers for continuing education?
A:Yes, Stephanie is a certified Continuing Education Provider thru Yoga Alliance and E-RYT 200- and 500-hour certified.
Q: What is Restorative Yoga?
A: Restorative yoga has best been described as “active relaxation” and is a method par excellence for attaining deep relaxation, tranquility, and the many benefits of “de-stressing.” Using blankets, bolsters, pillows, blocks, straps, and other “props” to support the body, practitioners generally experience profound shifts in their nervous system, thus allowing a physiological shift to deep restfulness, calm abiding, and well-being. Gravity does the “work” as the body progressively relaxes and softens. As this occurs, so do the signs and symptoms of stress, such as depressed or elevated moods, hypertension, muscle tension, digestive problems, high cholesterol levels, eyestrain, headaches, and more.
Q: Who Can Benefit?
A: Everyone! Whether you are a competitive athlete, marathon runner, or someone recovering from addiction, a debilitating illness, or emotional upset, these modalities can benefit you immensely. We will “meet you where you are.”
Restorative Yoga helps with:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Nervousness, Anxiety, Panic
- Sciatica, Muscle tension
- Over-achieving, Perfectionism
- Sleeplessness and Insomnia
- Autoimmune illness
Possible Benefits also include:
- Improved Posture
- Relief from Back pain
- Relief from physical exhaustion and Fatigue
- Relief from chronic stress related condition (insomnia, headaches, digestive problems, etc.)
- Better Resistance to injury
- Release of lactic acid and or other toxins from areas of accumulation
- Improved circulation, metabolism and immunity
- Lower cholesterol levels
$600 in San Diego
$800 outside of San Diego in California (within 3 hours)
Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm
- Energy Body
- Body Systems
- Business of Yoga
- Some Thai Yoga
What Other People Think
I was amazed at the depth of support provided by Stephanie Pafford. After a mix of health issues leading to insomnia and anxiety, I am so grateful I discovered Restorative Yoga with Stephanie. This yoga was able to help calm my hyperactive mind and nervous system, let me sleep, and promote healing. As an Occupational Therapist and a Board Certified Coach, I was impressed by the deep rapport Stephanie had with me and other students. In addition, Stephanie has a deep understanding of Anatomy and Physiology and provides gentle but potent hands-on support. With so much gratitude for this yoga, I knew I wanted to become a student of Stephanie’s. As a result, I have recently completed my Restorative Yoga Certification and am deeply appreciative of what I have to now share. It is hard to describe the special way Stephanie shares her heart and wisdom with her students.
Restorative Yoga was, for me, cathartic. I feel it enables us to offer classes and workshops that touch something deep within us all, at the very least the need to feel nurtured, to take for oneself. In these busy times, looking after ourselves is vital, and Restorative Yoga does that on a profound and deep level. Stephanie’s class gives us that ability. It gives us the underpinning knowledge to make the class seem simple but is yet delivered with great knowledge of the body’s systems to ensure that people can surrender to the deep relaxation it offers. They have no need to understand that their para-sympathetic nervous system has been bought on-line to enable such a sense of well-being; they just know they feel the best they’ve felt for months, maybe longer – that’s for us to facilitate. The course is a great balance between theoretical and practical, enabling us to understand exactly what the student needs on all levels. Take the course and experience it for yourself; it can change your life and others too. How great is that!