August 1-27 2016 at Bala Yoga- Kirkland, WA
Bala is delighted to offer a 200-hour yoga teacher training program led by master teacher Les Leventhal. This program is a great way to develop the skills to teach yoga or to take your personal practice to a deeper level. Les’ program meets Yoga Alliance requirements for 200-hour teacher training programs, and covers anatomy, asana, alignment, pranayama, philosophy, and sequencing. You will also assist and observe experienced teachers and learn how to observe, assess, and adjust students safely in asana poses.
Studying yoga at a deep and personal level requires a supportive and like-minded community (satsang). In our program you will study alongside other students, where you’ll share your experiences and findings in an intimate and encouraging environment. You will also develop the knowledge and skills to supercharge your own personal practice (sadhana), which will serve you for your entire life.
This training will be led by Les Leventhal, a highly experienced and much-loved teacher. Les has completed extensive training with Ana Forrest and also trains with Max Strom, Tias Little, and Seane Corn. Les teaches classes, workshops, and teacher trainings worldwide, and will provide you with all the tools you need to teach safe and effectively-sequenced classes to everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners. This training will give you a solid grounding in philosophy, anatomy, wisdom, prenatal classes, injuries, nutrition, safe hands-on adjustments, ethics, business, and chanting. It will also help you to cultivate the courage and truth you will need to deepen your personal practice and to find your own voice as a teacher.
Yoga with Les is a vinyasa/flow yoga practice. For many years, Les was one of San Francisco’s most popular and sought-after teachers. Nowadays, he lives in Ubud, Bali, and teaches around the world. Les’ classes, workshops, and video podcasts are filled with all the basic technique and alignment cues you will need to get your yoga practice and teaching started. A long-time student of Ana Forrest, and a graduate of several of her teacher training programs, Les has also assisted Ana with teacher trainings and studied many additional hours with her. He has also completed several trainings with Tias Little, from whom he has learned many of his alignment and technique cues. Tias has also provided him with a firm foundation in the Eightfold path of Buddhism, which brings a sense of grace and elegance to his asana practice. Les’ teaching is always inclusive, never exclusive, and accessible to students of any background.
Les’ yoga teaching will give you an opportunity to heal your heart, laugh, cry, dance, and simply let go. Some classes flow freely, while others explore longer holds. Many are accompanied by music. Les always offers students the opportunity to modify poses. When you learn to take better care of yourself, you can then take better care of those around you, a ripple effect that can gradually change the world.
Dylan Bernstein, was fortunate enough to be introduced deeply to yoga asana, meditation and Eastern philosophies in 1988. These essential tools helped him negotiate the turbulent seas of his teens and twenties. Daily practice took hold, becoming the bedrock of his existence and he began teaching across the world.
He now regularly runs Mysore programs on four continents and is often a featured presenter in philosophical realms. He has taught philosophy to yoga teachers on more than 20 trainings worldwide.
A lifelong interest in Asian philosophy, culture and poetics brought him to reside in Asia, where he has maintained his home base since 2001. He has learned immensely both by traveling widely and by living in Vietnam, India, Bali and Hong Kong.
Dylan continues to be influenced by many other teachers and diverse traditions. Perhaps his primary inspiration has become his dynamic and inquisitive students. He is forever indebted to all the teachers, students and fellow practitioners who have helped him along the way.
Dylan has a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies, has been authorised to teach Ashtanga by the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute and also holds an EYRT 500 thingy, the highest certification available from Yoga Alliance.
A student of teaching techniques, Dylan has a background in pedagogy and cognitive development. Essentially, Dylan remains a pluralist, believing in many kinds of truth and many manners of realization. Though entertainment is not his focus in teaching, there is always room for laughter in his classroom.
Daily asana, pranayama and inquiry continue to be the foundation of his practice and teachings. More information and writings can be explored at stillnessinaction.com
Rachel Ellery – Yoga Anatomy. Rachel began her career in London in 1992, working as a sports therapist and gym instructor. She completed a four-year BSc Hons degree at the British School of Osteopathy in the year 2000, and began her osteopathic career in New Zealand the following year. Since that time, Rachel has integrated further osteopathic and movement education into her practice, treating newborns, children, pregnant moms, sports-specific patients, and the elderly.
Rachel also qualified as a Pilates rehabilitation instructor in 2005, and combines a range of neuromuscular re-education exercises and patient management exercise with a variety of special dynamic osteopathic techniques, soft tissue work, harmonics, muscle energy approaches, articulation, manipulation, bio dynamics, and cranial-sacral therapies to suit individual patients.
Rachel has had the privilege of teaching anatomy to students of osteopathy in New Zealand since 2002. She has been passionate about the human form for many years, and expresses this passion in her teaching of anatomy.
Mondays – Fridays 8:00am-6:00pm (8-11 asana, pranayama, meditation; 11-1 break, 1-6 lectures (sequencing, teaching, philosophy, nutrition, anatomy, prenatal, assisting/adjusting, energetics, posture clinics and much much more)
Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm 8-10 asana, 10-12 break and 12-4:30 lectures
Sundays – off
Requirements for this program: Trainees must have a minimum of one year continued (minimum 2-3 times each week) vinyasa yoga practice and have a passion for yoga and a desire to study deeply for the entire month. The program requires you to dedicate significant portions of time to your studies and you will frequently be at the studio for practice and lessons. It is critical that you prepare ahead of time to ensure you have the time to dedicate for the month of the program.
Prior to registering, you must complete an application form, Teacher Training Application. Once complete, forward the application/registration to firstname.lastname@example.org and complete your payment through Shopify as follows:
Tuition includes training and materials 6 days a week.
Tuition cost does not include books, lodging, food or airfare.
Training – August 1- 27
US$ 3,200 if paid in full by March 31, 2016, then
US$ 3,400 if paid in full by May 31, 2016, then
US$ 3,600 due by July 1, 2016
Training – October 31- November 26
Info coming very soon. In the meantime, please contact email@example.com.
- $500 Deposit is non-refundable.
- All Final payments are due by the applicable deadlines.
- Refunds will be made for cancellations up to 6 weeks out from the program, less the deposit.
- Cancellations within 6 weeks prior to training are non-refundable