200 hr BAPTISTE YOGA teaching certificate course: Expand Your Power

Discover for yourself how Baptiste Yoga™ and the Baptiste Methodology™ applies both on and off the mat through yoga asana, meditation, discussion, personal inquiry, contribution, community building, hands-on coaching, assisting and practice teaching. Experience the freedom and effectiveness that emerges from this inspired and embodied practice of Baptiste Yoga™.

* This is a RYT-200 hour training registered with the Yoga Alliance. This training is also part of the pathway of a Certified Baptiste Teacher as it can be used towards the continuing education credits required for 500 hour Baptiste certification.

Concrete results you will get from this training:

  • A powerful personal practice & deeper understanding of your body

  • New friends and an amazing, supportive community

  • The ability to teach an all levels Power Yoga class to any population

  • Anatomy & Physiology of yoga, as well as the energetics of yoga

  • Alignment, sequencing, and hands on adjustments

  • The philosophy of yoga and how to live yoga off your mat

  • Effective communication & presentation skills

Modules will consist of the following:

  • Asana (physical yoga practice)

  • Meditation

  • Conversation/Inquiry

  • Methodology

  • Technique

  • Practice Teaching

  • Anatomy & Physiology

Weekend One:
Friday, September 7 ... 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, September 8 ... 8am - 9pm
Sunday, September 9 ... 8am - 6pm

Weekend Two:
Friday, September 21 ... 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, September 22 ... 8am - 9pm
Sunday, September 23 ... 8am - 6pm

Weekend Three:
Friday, October 5 ... 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, October 6 ... 8am - 9pm
Sunday, October 7 ... 8am - 6pm

Weekend Four:
Friday, October 26 ... 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, October 27 ... 8am - 9pm
Sunday, October 28 ... 8am - 6pm

Weekend Five:
Friday, November 9 ... 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, November 10 ... 8am - 9pm
Sunday, November 11 ... 8am - 6pm

Weekend Six:
Friday, December 14 ... 4pm - 8pm
Saturday, December 15 ... 8am - 9pm
Sunday, December 16 ... 8am - 6pm

Investment: $3000 until August 10, 2018 / $3600 thereafter

*registered participants practice @ SWEAT for free for the duration of the training

I have personally benefited from yoga in every way, revealing my own fluid strength and powerful vulnerability. As a teacher, my intention is to create a space where each student can experience their own greatness, without limitation or expectation.
— Luca Richards
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Your Expand Your Power Facilitator... 
Luca Richards

Luca Richards is an E-RYT 500 and a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. Luca is trained in a number of fitness modalities, holding certifications in both classical and contemporary Pilates as an instructor and teacher trainer. Luca enjoys and shares a yoga practice that is both physically challenging and inspiring with a message that is tangible and grounded. He invites all his students to step out of their comfort zones and into powerful new possibilities. He uses creativity and humor to bring a powerful lightness to both the body and spirit.

Luca teaches classes, workshops and conferences throughout the USA and internationally, including Yoga Journal Live, ECA Thrive Fitness Conference, and presented at the White House in Washington, D.C. for Michelle Obama’s “Let's Move Campaign.” Luca uses his love of yoga to offer service to the local and global community, including his work with Africa Yoga Project in Nairobi, Kenya and Standout Yoga, an organization he founded that supports at-risk youth. In addition, Luca has been published in academic research on the efficacy of yoga in collaboration with the University of Miami and with Florida International University.