Rasa Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training
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What is Rasa Yoga?
Rasa Yoga is a modern yoga school that honors the roots of yoga and is committed to the equity and inclusion of all. We hold space for the transformational journey of yoga and the artistry of life. Our depth of offerings include a soulful fusion of asana, mantra, mudra, myth, pranayama, meditation, functional anatomy, Tantric yoga philosophy, shadow work, and soul alchemy.
Rasa is a Sanskrit word that means “essence, juice, taste, nectar and fulfillment of the soul.”
The verbal root of yoga is yuj which means 'to connect, to join, to yoke.' Yoga means connection! In this training we will study the deeper teachings of yoga, both physical & philosophical, to uncover the ways in which this tradition invites us to create more connection to ourselves, to each other and to Source.
In Rasa Yoga we "pulse the opposites" to open ourselves to the full spectrum of life and create a dynamic balance for true health and vitality. Throughout the flow of this training we will explore a broad dance of opposites – form & flow, fire & nectar, art & science, ancient & modern – so that you have a variety of tools to support your life & teaching.
This program is designed to help you integrate the teachings of yoga together with your own embodied wisdom & lived experience to be more empowered as both a yoga practitioner and teacher. Step more fully into your authentic self, whether you wish to teach or not.
Curious about the philosophy behind the physical poses
Ready to reveal your unique gifts and share them with the world
Feeling the pull to understand the yoga practice on a deeper level?
Longing for a true connection with your own body, mind and spirit?
Wanting to create a personalized spiritual practice that is not based in dogma
Seeking to deepen your understanding of the poses and play the edge in your practice?
Tired of playing small and yearning to truly make an impact in the world?
Searching for a community of openhearted friends who share a passion for yoga?
Interested in the intersection of ancient and modern wisdom for a truly inspired yoga practice?
Ready for a radical transformation that brings out the very best of all that you already are?
Here's the truth
The Rasa Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training is MORE than just another yoga course!
This is a transformative journey that invites you to shed old and outdated ways of being in order to truly cultivate and trust your own gifts and bring them out to be of service in the world. This training brings sophisticated biomechanics of the body together with a life-affirming Tantric philosophy, meditation and self-care practices, sacred sound vibration (mantra), shadow work and teaching skills that will nourish your body, mind, and spirit, elevate your yoga, and make you a better leader and communicator in every area of your life!TELL ME MORE
"I didn't realize that I had been a Rasa Yogi my entire life until the first day of my 200-Hour Teacher Training with Greta Hill. I felt safe. I felt seen. I felt at home for maybe the first time ever. Greta, the teachings of Rasa, and the dear friendships I've made have been one of the greatest blessings of my life. I am incredibly grateful and humbled by the courageous and heartfelt path that Rasa Yoga has empowered me to walk."
Drew R., Past 200-hour TT Graduate
Here's what you'll learn
Our Rasa Yoga Curriculum
Asana, Alignment & Functional Anatomy
Deep practice + embodiment of yoga asana
Breakthrough biomechanics for 108 essential poses
Fire + Nectar Sadhanas for daily growth, transformation + nourishment
Foundational anatomy for yogis
Patterns of movement and fascial health
Functional Anatomy & Movement
Essential practices for spinal health
Working with injuries & Radiant Health
Mantra, Mudra, Pranayama & Meditation
- Learn to practice and teach beginning pranayama (breathing) techniques
- Deep study of mantra and the power of sacred sound
- Exploration of mudra (sacred hand gestures) and how to integrate them into your practice and teaching
- Meditation techniques includingmindfulness, present moment awareness, intention based, transcendence, and energized body/mind practice
Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy
- Introduction to Sanskrit
- History of Yoga, Classical Yoga, and Key Yoga Sutras
- Study of select yogic texts & their key teachings
- Introduction to non-dual Tantric Philosophy
- Understanding the 5 Great Elements for your body/mind/spirit
- Exploration of the subtle body – demystifying Chakras, Koshas, Prana Vayus, and Nadis
- Understanding the 9 Rasas (sentiments) for emotional intelligence
Upaya: Skillful Means for Effective Teaching
- Tools for empowered teaching with Authentic Voice + Creativity
- Art of Theming + 3 Thematic gateways
- Art of Sequencing- Rasa Yoga Sequence Maps
- Art of Holding Sacred Space
- Art of Feedback
- Teaching with Key Actions
- Verbal and physical adjustments
- Demonstrations as a tool for teaching, clarification, and empowerment
- Laser coaching & evolutionary feedback for your teaching directly from Greta
Community Activation & Personal Integration
- The Intersection of Yoga and Social Justice
- Cultural Appropriation + Cultural Appreciation and Reparations
- Anti-racism in Yoga
- Introduction to Shadow Work
- Daily Sadhana (practices) for living in rhythm with nature
- Earth Guardianship & Activation
- Sacred Circle & Ritual
- Private Facebook group for our training & local Rasa community
And there is more!
When you enroll, you'll also get these awesome perks:
A comprehensive training manual that is yours to keep
Opportunity to teach community classes following graduation
Access to my Soulful Sunday class for the duration of the training
Continued support for your teaching career
10% off any of my online course offerings
Special pricing on Ayurveda Wellness Counseling
This is what Irie is saying about the training:
"My experience with Rasa Yoga Training was transformative. As a black woman, I was drawn to their active role in social justice and cultural appreciation vs appropriation. Their all-encompassing training program was exactly what my soul needed. My whole world has shifted to higher states of consciousness since I completed their training. Their genuine allyship inspires me to be the best yogi I can be both in teaching and in my own practice. Greta and Sianna are truly a gift to humanity. I’m so grateful to share this time and space with these women."
This is what Michele is saying about the training:
"Greta is a dynamic teacher, who skillfully integrates the yogic philosophy and practices with her experience and wisdom, in a beautiful, meaningful and accessible way. One of the elements of Rasa Yoga that resonates with me is the invitation to embrace all of life, and extract the blessings from life's hardship. I found the training to challenge me in the best of ways, through the various opportunities to play my edges, face my fears, be curious about my discomfort, and know myself on a deeper level, all of which helped me to grow in my personal life and as a teacher of yoga."
Are you ready to shed old and outdated ways of being in order to truly cultivate and trust your own gifts and bring them out to be of service in the world?
I'd be honored to have you on this journey with me.REGISTER NOW →
Greta is a sincere student and deep practitioner of yoga, and has been teaching yoga internationally for 25 years. She has mentored with some of the top teachers in the yoga and Ayurveda world and received certification in both Anusara and Vinyasa since she started teaching in 1999. Greta taught yoga extensively in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Brazil and New York before moving to Seattle. She is the Co-Director and a lead teacher for Rasa Yoga and facilitates Rasa Yoga Teacher Trainings, retreats, and online yoga lifestyle courses around the world.
Greta has served as a consultant for a variety of wellness magazines including Yoga Journal. She recently completed a two-year mentorship for shadow work and emotional intelligence. She is dedicated to anti-racism work and to unpacking her own white privilege. Greta's teaching is a heart centered, empowering fusion of form and flow and she is wildly devoted to helping students reclaim their beauty, awaken deep purpose, and cultivate vibrant health through yoga and Ayurvedic lifestyle.
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RISE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Five RISE scholarships will be offered for BIPOC students who wish to enroll in this training. The Rise Scholarship is specifically offered to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and reparations for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Recipients of the scholarship will receive up to 50% off the full price of the training. In order to apply, you must fill out an application.APPLY HERE →