This training will prepare and certify you to:
Teach inspiring, breath-centered vinyasa yoga group classes to a wide variety of clientele, from beginners to advanced, in many different environments (studio, corporate, gym)
Create private yoga sessions with awareness around specific needs, injuries, conditions, and environments
Have a basic understanding of and ability to teach a Yin yoga class
Have a working knowledge of the most common issues presented in students today (low back, neck, feet/knee/hip, pregnancy, stress, etc.) and how to work with and address these conditions in a compassionate and therapeutic manner
Offer informed, compassionate, and instructive hands-on assists and adjustments
Have a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology in yoga and daily life
Study the breath and the mind and the relationship between the two to deepen your personal meditation and pranayama practices, and from this knowing, teach
Utilize yoga philosophy to build compelling, inspiring yoga classes and use it as a tool for personal growth
Hold space for your continued personal expansion and the personal transformation of others
You will immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle of consistent sleep and wake times, a healthy, clean, mostly vegetarian diet, with minimal time for technology, social media, or distractions. You will be leaving behind behaviors and habits that limit growth and detaching from people, situations, places, and things which drain your energy. You will lead a simple life dedicated to your studies and personal growth.
The program will meet daily except for 2 days off during the 3-week period. You will be expected to attend every session and be on time to every session. Attendance is required to successfully complete the course and will be taken at each session. You will be expected to manage your time and boundaries well. This is a unique time in your life. Treat it as such and you will be immensely rewarded.
Example of a typical day:
7am-8:30am: morning practice
8:30am-9am: discussion/writing process/journaling/coaching
10am-1pm: asana, anatomy, alignment, assists and adjustments, practice teaching
2:30pm-4:30pm: yoga philosophy/pranayama/meditation/sequencing & themeing/coaching/personal growth
5pm-6pm: Yin or gentle Hatha practice or trainee teaching practice
“Lola is a phenomenal teacher who truly knows how to meet you where you are regardless of your experience. She creates space for both the novice and experienced student to make the class as challenging as they like. After studying with Lola, I feel much more comfortable assessing what I want out of a yoga class and a yoga instructor. She has set my bar quite high and for that I thank her deeply. It’s helped me understand what it means to truly say you are a yoga teacher. THANK YOU LOLA ;)”
“If you seek a yoga teacher who can properly teach you the asanas with gentleness, attention to detail, patience and constant encouragement, then you will love Lola Rephann. Lola is a gifted teacher. She has introduced me to my body in a way I never knew possible. I wanted a spiritual teacher who could introduce me to the essence, the fullness, of yoga, not the fancy world that yoga has become in some circles. I found her. Lola has helped me to enter the spiritual life through my physical body.”
“Lola is obviously very seasoned, well educated in yoga, and understands that each of her students is on their own journey.”
Lola is a yoga teacher, life coach, personal growth guide, and healer. Her passion and mission is to help each individual heal and grow, which leads to an overall healing and elevation of consciousness on Planet Earth.
Lola’s teaching is a call to meet your edge and sharpen your attention. She asks students to challenge themselves by weaving physical, emotional, and spiritual inquiry into each of her classes and workshops. Lola teaches in a way that encourages students to take the reins of their lives and step into power, intelligence, and grace.
Lola studies Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, hatha and Forest yoga, Buti Yoga, core integration, and functional movement. Lola is a practicing bodyworker using the modalities of Thai Yoga Massage, Myo-Fascial Meridian Release and Reiki. She has been studying Thai Massage for over 8 years and is a Reiki Master. Some of her interests that often inform her classes include astrology, ceremony, ritual, moon cycles, and animal totems. Lola is also a certified life coach specializing in transformational coaching to remove obstacles, create an inspired vision, and help each person walk their Dharma.
Lola has a deep and abiding interest in breath, mindfulness, and somatics. Lola studies primarily with Ana Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga, Erica Mather, a Forrest Yoga guardian in New York City and Bizzie Gold, creator of several intuitive movement systems. Lola was raised in the traditional lineage of Sivananda Yoga before moving into vinyasa and more contemporary yoga studies. Lola is a lifelong student and is always learning new techniques, methods, and applications for healing, wellness and vitality.
Lola is an experienced yoga teacher with over 4,500 hours of teaching experience privately, in group classes, and in corporate settings throughout the world. She has coached dozens of people through creative, inspiring transformations.