Deeper Than Asana Teacher Training was created to educate from a traditional philosophical approach to the ancient wisdom of Yoga. Passionate study and practice of yoga promotes a deeper awareness of our purpose in life, this awareness begins to fuel great compassion and insight for the self and others.
The practice becomes DEEPER THAN ASANA.
“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”
Deeper Than Asana Teacher Training is built upon the premise of transmitting knowledge from teacher to student in an intimate setting, thus each session only allows a few students at one time. This traditional method ensures each student personalized guidance, recognizing each individual is absolutely unique.
A progam for people seeking immersion in yoga and a yogic lifestyle. Although this training is ideal for someone who wishes to teach yoga, it is not solely for that purpose. Many people who have been practicing yoga have noticed the countless benefits from their practice and want more. There is a limit to what you can learn in a group led yoga class. During Deeper Than Asana Teacher Training, a comprehensive study of each of the 8 limbs of yoga, quality and experience of the teacher trainers and like-minded student community actuates change into your life and the outlook of your place in the world. We bring yoga’s timeless wisdom alive for people who want to deepen their connection to themselves, each other, and the world. We are unique because we understand the nature of human variation which has been largely ignored by the yoga industry.
"True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn't care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied." ~Aadil Palkhivala
Rebecca Fink is E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified and teaches at Sender One Climbing and various Yoga studios in Orange County, California. She has studied under Master teachers Erika Burkhalter, YogaWorks Costa Mesa, CA; Tim Miller, Ashtanga Yoga Center, Carlsbad CA and Maty Ezraty; Judith Hanson Lasater and Vinay Kumar, Mysore, India. These authentic teachers have influenced her teaching and practice greatly; learning from instructors with 20+ years of experience equips her with a well rounded knowledge of yoga, its impact on the body and the practice as a science of the mind. Rebecca takes a DEEPER THAN ASANA approach to her teaching, being influenced by her travels and study in India, she views asana as only one of the eight limbs of yoga. Her ultimate goal is to provide her students with an educated approach to asana, aiding them to begin to understand the deeper roots of yoga. Making a full circle connection to the practice allows the student to safely begin to unravel the deeper meaning of life, its purpose and ultimate happiness. Rebecca is in the process of completing her Certification in Yoga Studies through LMU.
Erika Burkhalter, MA Yoga Studies, MS Neuropsychology, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga since 1999, and exploring its practices since childhood. Inspired by her many journeys to India, she weaves a touch of Indian myth, meditation and mantra into all of her classes. A believer in the necessity of teaching joint stabilization (especially for yogis, who tend to push towards hypermobility), Erika integrates a myriad of functional anatomical techniques into the flow to ensure that this is a practice that can be enjoyed for life. Erika also teaches classes in Yoga philosophy and history for Loyola Marymount University, and normally begins each yoga class with a short discussion on integrating lessons from the Yoga Sutras or other key yogic texts into our lives to promote happiness, mental clarity, and a sense of interconnection between all things. Erika teaches for a variety of Teacher Training programs, at several festivals and conferences around the country, and is completing writing her book, Interconnected. Erika leads Yoga Trek Adventures around the globe, specializing in Indian explorations. For more information, please see ErikaBurkhalter.com or contact her through her web site.
Lindy, RYT 500, has been dedicated to the study and practice of yoga since 2008. She received her certification to teach at Yogaworks Costa Mesa with mentors, Kori Flechtner Strobl and Kim Haegele Labidi and began teaching in 2010. She continues to mentor under master teacher, Erika Burkhalter and practice daily Mysore Ashtanga with Level 2 Authorized teacher, David Miliotis. Lindy's classes reflect the teachings she continues to find in her practice along with her continuous studies in ancient yogic philosophy, pranayama, and Sanskrit Chanting. Her vinyasa flow classes challenge you to focus on the breath, postural alignment, while observing the nature of the mind with unconditional love and compassion. She is committed to service and her mission is to help others find more joy in life, to live life more fully, and see the interconnection of all things through the holistic, 8-limb path of yoga. Lindy is also certified as a Level 2 Restorative and Kids Yoga.
Simon is a guide in Yoga, Meditation, Sound & Ceremony, as well as a leader and Co Facilitator in Workshops, Retreats, and Festivals across the globe. His studies and influences include that of Tantrika, Shamanism, Paganism, Ayurveda, Vibrational Sound, Indigenous Tribal Custom and Ritual, World Religion and Belief, Cultural Philosophy, The Power of Myth and Folklore, and The Dao. His yoga studies have brought him through the paths of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Prasana, Restoratives, Kundalini, and Nidra.
Kayla is a yoga teacher, plant-based Chef, seeker of true health, rock and roll lover, and sun worshipper, based out of Orange County, CA. After a couple of years of dedicated practice Kayla decided to take time off from college to pursue a career in nutritional sciences and to do her 200 hour yoga teacher training. One training segued into another, and she has now completed 500 hours of training, earning an RYT-500 certification through Yoga Alliance. Her mission is to provide students safe, fun and effective yoga classes, and also to educate on the topics of a plant-based lifestyle. A believer that optimal health is an achievable goal for everyone, Kayla combines the principles of traditional Yoga, Ayurveda, Mindfulness, and Breath-work to support her students in their journey on their mats. Visit Kayla at kaylarosecuisineandyoga.com.
Deeper Than Asana Teacher Training meets the requirements to certify its graduates to register as Registered Yoga Teachers at the 200 hour level (RYT-200) through Yoga Alliance, the only nationally recognized board of yoga training standards.
Deeper Than Asana Teacher Training’s desire is that each graduate becomes grounded in the ancient wisdom named yoga, a living tradition. Understanding that yoga is Deeper Than Asana, the graduate has explored the human potential and its limitless capacity for clarity and comprehensive change. My hope and goal is that each graduate will leave with a profound knowledge and reverence for yogic history and philosophy and more importantly, its application in today’s world, there is more to life then the everyday experience of our senses. Given your unique anatomical structure, we teach and educate from a functional anatomical approach to yoga asana versus a performance related view, optimizing health and well being. This knowledge will be applicable to your growing practice as well as serving others.
Ready to learn more? Please visit the Program Details page to learn more about the program and to register.
Required Texts for Deeper Than Asana Yoga Teacher Training
Contact us with any questions.
A $500 deposit is all that is required to hold your space and it goes towards your tuition.