40-hour Power Yoga Training & Immersion with Bryan Kest, Aug 26 - 30
Hom Yoga, Orchard Central
40-hour Power Yoga Training & Immersion
Led by Bryan Kest
August 26 - 30, 2019
These 40 hours are dedicated to the philosophy & practice of Power Yoga with a slant toward sharing this practice with others. This training is 7-9 hours a day over a consecutive 5-day period, consisting of two sessions per day of 3-4 hours each with a 3-4 hour break in between sessions. A typical schedule would be 8am to 12pm, followed by 2pm to 5pm. Most sessions are split between practice and a mixture of discourse, interactive dialogue and question and answer assignments. You will also share this practice by teaching during our time together. We are focused and serious about the subject yet the training and practice is light-hearted.
What are the subjects covered in these 5 days?
So many different topics could arise during these interactive, non-dogmatic sessions. We could really graze across so much. Yet there is a certain knowledge I want you to walk away with. You will know what Power Yoga is, you will learn a complete Power Yoga routine of about forty asanas called ‘Brahma’ and you will practice sharing this routine. You will learn the multi-dynamic possibilities of every asana. You will learn Power Yoga philosophy and history and depending on time, we may learn some Sanskrit. Other topics include working with injuries, personalizing a practice, yoga & business and much more.
Will I get a certificate of completion?
If you attend each class, arriving on time and remaining for the duration of all sessions, complete all homework and requirements and if Bryan feels that you have earned it, yes; you will receive a certificate of completion from Bryan Kest and Santa Monica Power Yoga. Just remember, by attending this training you are not buying a certificate. You are buying an experience. Bryan has taught more than eleven teacher trainings. This is not a certificate mill.
Who is this training not for?
- Those who expect a traditional training.
- Those who have never experienced Bryan Kest.
- Those who have expectations of topics to be covered other than what has been mentioned.
- Those who don’t like immense physicality and expanded mentality.
Bryan’s teacher training comes with a recommended reading list. There is nothing mandatory. He only wishes to pass these books along to you because he has found simple and wonderful truths in each of these books and all seem to be tremendously motivating. He sincerely hopes that you all enjoy them as much as he did!
- Man's Eternal Quest by Paramahansa Yogananda
- The Art of Living by William Hart
- The Wisdom of James Allen by James Allen
- Sadhu's by Dolf Hartsuiker
- The Introduction to Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
- The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
- Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert Emmons
- Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho
In summary, these trainings are a personal sharing of Bryan's style and philosophy of yoga with you. It is designed to provide an environment where your own unique understanding and perspective of yoga emerges out of direct experience and dialogue and you become confident in sharing it.
ABOUT BRYAN KEST
Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in the late 80s. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.
His mainstream popularity is matched by an authentic foundation in the ancient practice of yoga and a long path of development as a yogi (a practitioner of yoga). At age 14, Bryan uprooted from his native Detroit home to make a life change in Hawaii. He moved to live with his father, a doctor, who understood the benefits of yoga. Like many of us, Bryan originally thought yoga was nothing more than strange contortions, but that changed when his father introduced him to a physical style of yoga called Ashtanga. This appealed to him immediately, and he soon observed great changes in himself, both physically and mentally. Yoga quickly became his passion, one that would take him to India for a year to study with the great yoga masters of the world, Pattabhi Jois. He has been continuing on his yoga path ever since.
Bryan founded and teaches at two studios in Santa Monica, CA. He also teaches workshops and retreats around the world, and provides an intensive teacher training program. His most recent endeavor is PowerYoga OnLine. This on-line tool features streaming video of Bryan’s classes in Santa Monica, which are recorded live and streamed to students around the world. For articles by Bryan and more information about Power Yoga, visit PowerYoga.com.
All true wellness and health come from a calm and peaceful mind.
A calm and peaceful mind is
- Less dominated by habits and addictive behavior.
- Less reactive to outer situations (less stress)
- More centered and objective
- More accepting of life and its fluctuations
- More in tune with the body breath, feelings and intuition
So, the poses naturally need to be infused with a purpose and meaning which brings insight and energy to an otherwise mundane physical practice of poses, or eastern calisthenics. In this way, the poses become asana or "meditation in motion." As we excel in this practice, our yoga begins to transcend the yoga room and permeates our life. In other words, a strong physical practice needs to be grounded in a strong mental practice.
Monday – Friday
8am - 12pm & 2pm - 5pm
All trainees are entitled to unlimited complimentary yoga classes and 10% off all retail during the period of the training, and 20% off our packages upon completion of the teacher training.
Cancellations before 1 June 2019 will receive a full refund less $200 cancellation fee.
Cancellations after 1 June 2019 will receive no refund, but substitutes are allowed.