Do you have an inner itch for something more in your life?
Rina Jakubowicz and Eric Paskel come together for a
Life &/or Teacher Training that can help you find a deeper meaning and flourish!
These unique programs will take your practice and life to new levels. Explore the areas that can help you go deeper within yourself as well as on the mat and enhance the life skills that will allow you to grow as person and/or as a teacher.
OPTION 1: Life Training Yoga Weekend is an inspiring wake-up call weekend filled with yoga, connection, exploration and new friends! You’ll learn both about the philosophy and the technique of yoga in new and deeper ways allowing you to unlock potential in both your life and your practice. You’ll leave this weekend with an empowered perspective giving you the tools to live your life more positively and successfully. More details below.
Dates: September 21 – September 24, 2018
Friday, Sept. 21 1pm-9pm
Saturday, Sept. 22 9am-9pm
Sunday, Sept. 23 9am-9pm
Monday, Sept 24 1pm-7pm
OPTION 2: Life & Teacher Training
During this training, you will learn from Rina and Eric’s own in-depth Teaching Tool Kit, which not only will empower you to take your practice to new heights, but which will provide you with the skills to become a successful and effective yoga student and teacher.
Get ready to immerse yourself in asana practice, meditation, philosophy, chanting and infinite surprises. Join us for a tremendous internal and external growth; all while having fun learning and making new friends!
Upcoming 6-Month Training Dates and Rates:
- Weekend 1: Sept 21 – Sept 24
- Sept. 21 Friday 1pm-9pm
- Sept. 22 Saturday 9am-9pm
- Sept. 23 Sunday 9am-9pm
- Sept. 24 Monday 1pm-7pm
- Weekend 2: October 26 – 29
- Oct. 26 Friday 1pm-9pm
- Oct. 27 Saturday 9am-9pm
- Oct. 28 Sunday 9am-9pm
- Oct. 29 Monday 1pm-7pm
- Weekend 3 optional: November 3 – 4, 2018
- Nov. 3 Saturday 9am-3:45pm
- Nov. 4 Sunday 9am-3:45pm
Plus 2-month mentorship
These months include weekly emails from Rina and Eric with pertinent assignments for the topics discussed, covering Asana, Philosophy, Experiential Experiences/Exercises, Reading Material, etc.
Plus 3-month internship
During these months you will be setting up a weekly class to teach as a teacher trainee and get feedback from your students. You will be given different tasks for each class to help you develop yourself as a strong, creative and compassionate teacher. You will also have a few assignments and a book report.
Electric Soul Yoga in Studio City, CA
(Out-of-towners can look up the Sportsmen’s Lodge for lodging down the street or a nearby Courtyard Hotel.)
Early Bird Rate: $2600 (limited time)
Payment Plans available for 3 months and 6 months payments.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rates include training, training manual and materials such as tote bag with goodies.
Reasons to Take Training with Eric and Rina
- This is not a cookie-cutter training. We offer personalized attention, practical tools and hands-on experience to help you succeed.
- You will learn and experience yoga, not just memorize terms and sequences.
- Both Eric and Rina study and learn under Swami A. Parthasarthy, Vedanta philosopher, and teach this ancient yogic wisdom in a practical and tangible way that will empower you to connect to your true Self and greater purpose.
- Following the initial in-person training, we offer a unique 60-day mentorship and 3-month internship at no additional cost to ensure you will be confident in your teaching ability after completion of our training.
See what past trainees have to say about their Rina Yoga Teacher Training experience:
-You’ll be able to teach many styles of yoga with the knowledge you will gain in this training. You’ll be able to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Kids, Prenatal, Seniors, and more.
Detailed analysis of poses, including their benefits and contraindications. The importance of proper alignment, your foundation, the action of the poses and how to achieve it by simple, logical techniques.
-Insights as to the intrinsic role of the breath in the practice of yoga. Presentation of various breathing techniques and how to integrate them into a class.
Learning How to Focus (Meditation) and Bandhas
-Introduction to the practice of meditation and its benefits. Locating the bandhas in the body, learning how to engage them and understanding why they matter in asana practice and beyond.
-Understanding the mechanics of body as it relates to motion. Preventing injuries through proper alignment and working with existing injuries by offering alternatives to poses.
-Using Rina’s own Teaching Tool Kit, we will learn an in-depth exploration of essential teaching principles such as active listening, positive communication, detailed observation, and intuitive guidance. Attention to individual learning styles in order to meet the needs of all students. You will get 3 additional months to practice teaching before you are able to get certified.
– We read through the basic teachings of Vedanta; The Fall of the Human Intellect and the Holocaust of Attachment. In addition we learn some of the most important and practical Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We will discuss and share after each teaching. This lends itself to being a very interactive and experiential process.
Extending the benefits of yoga practice beyond the mat by applying philosophical principles in daily life. Emphasis on compassion to the self and other. In-depth analysis of Vedanta, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and introduction to mantras and chanting.
“This teacher training goes way beyond poses and breathing. Rina puts you face to face with yourself–but what and how much you see is up to you. How close are you willing to look inside? Learning to observe yourself and making mindful choices based on what you see are the first steps in deepening your practice. By doing so, you will be able to observe your students and respond to their needs to make your class a wonderful experience. Whether or not you’re planning on teaching yoga, this awareness goes way beyond the mat. Again, only to the degree that you’re willing to take it.
You may find yourself looking at the relationships, habits and activities in your life with new eyes. All of sudden you will notice discomfort in the routines that make up your comfort zone. The beautiful thing is at the same time you’re opening up a fresh and exciting set of possibilities for yourself. Absolutely it is scary. You might be hesitating just reading this. Don’t! In the words of my fellow trainee, “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” Use this opportunity to go all in. You have the invaluable support of your family of trainees.
When you feel yourself pulling away, resisting the changes, remember that obstacles are the surest sign of growth. I once read, “Anxiety is a glimpse of your own daring.” Be bold! Share what is on the tip of your tongue. Ask the question you’re not asking. There was some longing in your heart for this experience. Honor that longing and commit to exploring with a real sense of curiosity about yourself and your practice. You’ll be so glad you did. Namaste’.”
Rina Jakubowicz & Eric Paskel’s Life and Teacher Training Graduation Requirements
Completion of all asana, meditation, philosophy, and pranayama classes within the 12-week period, ideally taking three to four classes per week.
Attendance to all workshops specifically created for training, plus attendance to training at least 80% of the time.
Observations and reports of classes at Rina Yoga.
Completion of Karma Yoga (selfless service.)
Completion of a book report.
Maintaining a 75% or higher on all quizzes and tests.
Please note* we do recommend applying for our training especially if you have taken classes at Rina Yoga and have met Rina personally.
All applicants will be required to fill out an application and write a short essay before acceptance into the program.
A nonrefundable $1000 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot in the training, and full payment is due at least one month prior to the start of the training. If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of the program you will forfeit your deposit. If you cancel within 14 days before the start of the program or do not attend the program, the entire deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferrable.