Advanced Teacher Training

Kula for Karma provides specialized, in-depth trainings for yoga teachers, therapists, and other professionals who work with clients recovering from Trauma or Addiction, as well as a standalone training in Yoga for Eating Disorders.

Our trainings are founded on our 11 years of clinical experience working with patients and students in hospitals, rehab centers, shelters, prisons, yoga studios, and other environments, and informed by the latest research and treatment methodologies. Each training is led by qualified experts in the field, and includes both theory and practical applications that are vetted by our medical advisory board. Students finish our trainings with a deeper awareness of the issues their clients face, how to modify traditional therapeutic yoga and meditation practices to suit client needs, and how to work with client triggers and special needs in real-life settings.

Kula for Karma instructors are required to complete a Kula training (or demonstrate equivalent training and experience) in order to teach to these sensitive populations.

Kula for Karma teachers are required to have a 200-hr yoga teacher certification, along with additional training and experience.

Practicum includes:
Lesson plan development, mentoring, observing, & teaching
CEUs are available

Email penni@kulaforkarma.org for upcoming dates & availability

 

Upcoming Trainings

 Advanced Teacher Training for Mental Health, Trauma, and Addiction
with Dr. Deborah Lubetkin
September 29th & September 30th

Mindful Meditation Immersion: Inspiring Well-Being from the Inside Out
with Michele Sapanaro
Five Webinar Sessions
September 11 – October 15

Yoga for Recovery from Eating Disorders
with Melanie Struble and Jen Kraft
Saturday, April 6, 2019

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"I cannot imagine what would be happening with this class had I not had [Charlotte's] training. I just cannot thank you enough for putting a training program together that gives us what we need to know and what we need to do in a way that allows us to apply it successfully right out of the gate." Student of Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients Advanced Teacher Training
 

Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Training

Advanced Teacher Training for Mental Health, Trauma, and Addiction

with Dr. Deborah Lubetkin
When: Saturday September 29th 9-12 & 1:30-4:30 & Sunday September 30th 9-1:30
Location1115 Broadway 10th floor, Flatiron

For: Yoga Teachers, Therapists, Medical Caregivers, and anyone interested in an immersive training in this subject

Training provides 12 CEUs with 10.5 contact hours

In this training, we explore:

  • Two Topics, One World:  Why Trauma & Addiction?
  • Introduction to Kula for Karma
  • The Case for Yoga
  • Kula for Karma Teaching Protocol
  • Asana, Pranayama, Relaxation, Meditation
  • The Five Koshas, Yamas, Niyamas, and Yoga Philosophy
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Transformative Themes for Yoga Classes
  • Self-Care for the Yoga Teacher
  • Poems, A Breathing Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation,
    Body Scan Script and Yoga Nidra Script
  • Articles, References & Resources and Practicum

Faculty: Dr. Deborah Lubetkin (click for bio)

Investment:  $400  ($200 for Kula for Karma volunteer teachers)


Mindful Meditation Immersion: Inspiring Well-Being from the Inside Out

Five Live Webinar Sessions with Michele Sapanaro

Training Objectives:

  • Learn how to teach Kula’s Mindfulness Meditation based on the 3 Pillars of Practice: Commitment, Consistency, Accumulation
  • Develop Teaching Skills for leading groups and guiding students with confidence and authenticity
  • Gain skill and knowledge to teach classes meditation practices in a secular manner
  • Investigate the obstacles of meditation, brain science of mediation, and explore simple mindful movements to prepare for practice
  • Deepen your own practice: Get in touch with your own vulnerability and learn how to view it as a source of power.

Requirements:

  • Dates: 9/11, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
  • 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Mandatory class attendance
  • Practice time and homework approximately 2.5 additional hours per week
  • Total course approximately 18 hours

Faculty: Michele Sapanaro (click for bio)

Early Bird Registration (before August 20): $300.00 ($150 for Kula volunteer teachers)

Registration After August 20: $325.00 ($150 for Kula volunteer teachers)


Yoga for Recovery from Eating Disorders

A Standalone Module within The Body Image Boutique's 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Saturday, April 6, 2019: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM

While offering a solid overview of the clinical aspects of Eating Disorders and Negative Body Image, this training focuses on the practical application of yoga techniques.

We explore:

  • Why Yoga is Beneficial for Eating Disorders and Negative Body Image
  • How to use Yoga to heal and not harm
  • Connecting the eight limbs of Yoga and the Chakras to body image
  • Essential concepts including: Cognitive Shifting, Body Shaming & Mindfulness
  • How to incorporate Pranayama, Asana, & Meditation
  • The mind-body connection
  • And more

Faculty:
Melanie Struble, LCSW, LCADC, and owner of BIB
Jen Kraft, 200-Hour RYT and owner of BIB

Investment: $200 ($100 for Kula volunteer teachers)


Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Training
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Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Trainings
Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Trainings
Kula for Karma Advanced Teacher Training