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Benjamin Sears
Higher Education
Sacred Geometry Vinyasa
200-Hour Teacher Training


February 17th - March 4th, 2018

Huntington Beach, CA

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TEACHERS | MISSION/DHARMA | CURRICULUM | TUITION

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Benjamin Sears
Higher Education
Sacred Geometry Vinyasa
200-Hour Teacher Training


February 17th - March 4th, 2018

Huntington Beach, CA

REGISTER NOW

TEACHERS | MISSION/DHARMA | CURRICULUM | TUITION

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This Training Transcends


Transcend any one style of yoga and learn how the practice fits each body. Develop a personal practice and the ability to diagnose, direct and truly help students. Become a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher! 

Practice cultivates a depth of understanding that prepares you to help others. Teaching is shining a light on the path from effort to grace. 

Join Benjamin Sears and a team of experts for an immersive Yoga Teacher Training that will give you the tools to orient yourself on the mat, as a teacher, and in our ever-changing world. Higher Education is a comprehensive training with a bedrock of two effective sequences and a broad yet cohesive curriculum that connects to a central paradigm of self-knowledge that will empower you to continue to develop your practice and teaching long after the intensive is complete. Knowing how to look is the ability to be a teacher within your practice and a student as you teach. To follow becomes to lead when you've learned how to guide yourself. 

  All this with the beauty of the beach and the convenience of California as backdrop. Huntington Beach, CA from February 17 - March 4, 2018.

This Training Transcends


Transcend any one style of yoga and learn how the practice fits each body. Develop a personal practice and the ability to diagnose, direct and truly help students. Become a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher! 

Practice cultivates a depth of understanding that prepares you to help others. Teaching is shining a light on the path from effort to grace. 

Join Benjamin Sears and a team of experts for an immersive Yoga Teacher Training that will give you the tools to orient yourself on the mat, as a teacher, and in our ever-changing world. Higher Education is a comprehensive training with a bedrock of two effective sequences and a broad yet cohesive curriculum that connects to a central paradigm of self-knowledge that will empower you to continue to develop your practice and teaching long after the intensive is complete. Knowing how to look is the ability to be a teacher within your practice and a student as you teach. To follow becomes to lead when you've learned how to guide yourself. 

  All this with the beauty of the beach and the convenience of California as backdrop. Huntington Beach, CA from February 17 - March 4, 2018.

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Mission/Dharma


Mission/Dharma


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Mission/Dharma

Take your hunger to learn something more and turn it into nourishment. Turn it into something you can feel, like your own volume and all of your sides in every posture. 

The Benjamin Sears Yoga Higher Education Mission: 

+ to provide you with a broad yet cohesive yoga education that empowers you to transcend brands of yoga and develop a personal practice that will stand the test of time and become a shoulder to lean upon through the peaks and valleys of life. 

+ to prepare you teach and practice 2 proven therapeutic vinyasa sequences right away

+ to hold space for you to go deep inside yourself

+ to hold space for you to connect with other soulful people 

+ to give you the tools to hold of those spaces yourself as a teacher and a student 

+ to provide you with a universal paradigm for effective teaching 

+ to inspire you to continue your research 

Your Mission

+ to immerse yourself with great spirit in your training 

+ to acknowledge the distinction between self & habit

+ to use your training to create new positive patterns  

+ to believe in yourself 

+ to refrain from drugs, alcohol, and legal stimulants (caffeine, etc.) throughout the duration of your training

 

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Curriculum/ Schedule


Curriculum/ Schedule


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What to Expect. 

Benjamin Sears Higher Education Trainings are immersive experiences for personal transformation that will provide the fundamentals to start teaching Yoga right away.  Expect a comprehensive Yoga education as well as training in 2 Benjamin Sears Sacred Geometry Vinyasa sequences. 

Curriculum 

+ Asana (Yoga Postures):
master the basics to develop a strong practice and guide others ("learn your dog, dude.") 

+ Pranayama (Breathing Practices) 

+ Dhyana (Meditation Practices) 

+ Kriyas (Yogic Cleansing & Empowerment Practices) 

+ Extended morning comprehensive practices  

+ 2 Sacred Geometry Vinyasa sequences 

+ Ayurveda & Marma Therapy (Nutritional fundamentals via evolved wisdom and learn basic and powerful Marma meridians and pressure points for self practice and wellness) 

+ Functional Anatomy

+ Teaching Methodology: simple, effective, honest  

+ Sequencing: how to go deep safely in practice and teaching (Vinyasa Krama) 

+ Intro to Handstands & Active Mobility: build on an intelligent foundation and learn to teach the same

+ Journaling: learn and practice transformative self-reflective writing - Raja Yoga for the modern yogi. 

+ Philosophy & Tradition: know the basics and how they resonate in today's world  

+ Yoga Business - Guidelines for Growth 

Daily Schedule 

+ 7:15-8am // Awakening : Pranayama & Meditation 

+ 8:15-10:45am // In-Depth Asana Practice 

+ 12:30-4pm // Afternoon Education Modules  

+ 4:30-6pm // Sacred Geometry Vinyasa Practice 

+ 7:30-9pm // Evening Education Modules 

**Evenings : Based on the progress of the group, you will have some evenings free to rest, reflect, or watch the ocean. 

** At the midpoint of the training there will be one day of light curriculum, self-care practices, and celebration. 

Benjamin Sears shares an overview of the curriculum of his February 17 - March 4, 2017 Sacred Geometry Vinyasa Teacher Training in Huntington Beach, CA. Higher Education is a comprehensive Yoga training that will elevate your understanding beyond any one style of yoga.
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Tuition/Register


Tuition/Register


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Tuition Investment: $3250 / $2995 with Early Bird Discount (Includes: All course fees, materials, and daily towels for yoga practice.)

Application fee (because you are serious about this, and we take your application seriously): $75 

*Early Price Discount applies to payments received in full before October 31, 2017

**Deposit & Application payments are reduced from your tuition bill

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Accommodation in and around Huntington Beach is easy to find and there are many options within walking distance of the Beach! Please contact Training Coordinator, Donna Antonelli,  for placement/housing/hotel assistance: donna@bikramyogahb.com

Tax deduction?

Check with your local tax advisor. In most jurisdictions, you can deduct professional yoga training as a business expense which results in a considerably lower course cost. If you need an official tax invoice, just ask. We’re happy to help!

DEPOSIT

Deposit (to save your place): $850* (as soon as you are accepted to the program, you will receive a link to pay your deposit)

*Deposit payments are reduced from your tuition bill

No Hidden Fees

Prices are all-inclusive. There are no hidden fees or extras before or after arrival. All materials are included.

Easy Payment Options

You can pay with any major credit card, or via bank transfer. We offer payment plans (split your tuition into 2 payments after your deposit). Full payment is due 1 month prior to the beginning of your training.

Refund Policy

All payments are non-refundable for any reason. Under no circumstance does payment ensure certification. All certifications are merit-based only. We do not sell certifications.

Payment Plans

You can opt for a 3-pay option where your total fees are split into 3 payments made in the months leading up to the course (full payment due 1 month prior to course start date).

How much is it worth?

“How much is a good education worth?” How much do you gain by developing a practice that leaves you self-sufficient, able to do yoga anywhere? What is the value of self-knowledge and a drive that keeps you inspired to continue learning?

Also:

According to CNN, senior yoga teachers with 7 years of experience, earn an average of $62K/year, and yoga teaching is ranked as the #10 most desirable job in the United States. Many graduates are able to earn back their tuition in three-to-six months of teaching and then have a skill set that serves them for life.



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Tatianna Depillo

I believe that we learn by practice – whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. Practice counts. I’ve spent most of my life sweating, rolling, stretching, dancing - in some way simply connecting body and mind because this integration is where I feel empowered. I think I can help you feel this. When I discovered yoga in 2002, my practice became a therapeutic refuge from a lifetime of intense training and the injuries that inevitably come from a pursuit that puts performance first and wellness second. I still wouldn’t trade a minute of it. Inspired by the healing and self-reflection of yoga practice, I have found a way to teach dance and movement that is not only accessible to all kinds people but also delivers the same type of profound physical and spiritual therapy as yoga. 

I bring the balance of precision and joy from my dance background into yoga and I reveal to my movement students how precise movements are the gateway to freedom. Everyone should be able to discover how practice reveals the unique beauty of the way his or her body moves and the joy of that freedom. I'm honored to teach at LUX – it's a magical place to improve your body's vocabulary. 

Timeline of Influences

- Classical Dance Training (Ballet, Jazz, Modern) -12 years
- Competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics- 5 years
- Limon Dance Immersion
- Alvin Ailey American Dance School - 4 years
-Graham technique – 4 years
- Pole/Aerial arts – 6 years
- Flow movement – 4 years
- Ido Portal Method Movement
- Shai Farran Intensive

Certifications

- Bikram College of india
- Ana Forest Advanced Teacher training
- Elevated Pole Instructor Training
- Flow Movement Teacher training

Performance Highlights

-Printz Dance company
-2 Years @MTV Video Music Awards
- Live Dancer for: 
Missy Elliot, Ludacris, Wyclef, Puffy, John Legend
-  Pdiddy: Vote or die campaign
-  Pdiddy: The White Party
- Morocco Grand Palmarie Pole Dancer: soloist
Aera NYC Dance Company - soloist
Pole-Esque Competition: Top 3 National Finalist
- Flow Movement DVDs:  featured dancer

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Damian Hagglund

Born in Bali to an Australian mum and a Swedish dad, Damian is not your average Joey. He grew up in a monastery in India from the time he was 6 years old. He quickly absorbed the culture and became fluent in 5 Indian languages and various tribal traditions. After monastary he spent 10 more years in India seeking to learn ancient wisdoms. When Damian was 19 he met Dr. Madusudan Ray, while on a search for relief from sciatica & IBS. After implementing the warrior system of Ayurveda, Damian was able to heal himself and after much dedication and persistence became Dr. Madhusudan Ray’s first western student. Since leaving his studies in India in 2004, Damian has dedicated his life to serving others by sharing his experience and knowledge of Ayurveda all over the world. Damian has a Bachelor's degree in classical indian music with a concentration in Tabla. He is also a 200 hour RYT Yoga Instructor and Certified Master Personal Trainer and Martial Art Teacher.

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Rebecca Kovacs

I appreciate structure and I love to draw outside the lines. I like color and splashes but get that you have to develop your palate. It’s a “discipline breeds freedom” kind of approach. I'm a softy with a ready smile yet have developed the ability to hold space; sacred, safe and playfully challenging. My journey in both practice and teaching has truly been through the body to the mind and spirit. I feel powerfully and have been gifted a body that moves in an expressive way, allowing me to reveal the nuances of the pose through demonstration. Through teaching and practice I have developed my own descriptive narrative on form, alignment and devotion. To me, yoga poses are sacred geometry. Each shape mindfully crafted tunes the body and mind to awareness, understanding and positivity. As both teacher and a student I create a practice that applies to life off of the mat. Yes, through improving the body, but more so by learning how practice can guide us towards a fulfilled life. I'm devoted to integration. The real yoga is how we walk the walk, not just how we bend on our mats. Compassion is powerful and it starts on the inside. It's practicing yoga asana in a mindful way and it's being kind and firm - attuned to the moment. Yoga, and teaching more than anything, has lead me to appreciate the unity within the great diversity of our world. Helping people makes me happy - this path is my dharma, my purpose.

I have explored a many directions in this life and and somehow it all added up to Yoga. Once again, the doorway was the body, but you could say I entered backwards. I found yoga while I was training to be professional boxer. One of the great ironies of my life, no doubt, as I don't even want to make a loud noise these days let alone hurt the smallest creature, but nonetheless my record as an amateur stands at a perfect 3-0. I’ve been a bodyworker for 18 years, but back to the irony thing, it was the boxing that led me to yoga 13 years ago to balance the rigors of training. This year marks a decade of teaching. After completing my first teacher training in Sedona, Arizona at 7 Centers Yoga Arts, I jumped into the deep end and immediately opened a yoga school, The Yoga Hut, in San Diego. A space that will always be dear to my heart, the Yoga Hut was a dream; a lab for me to work with students on a daily basis and develop as a teacher. It was a busy blessing: from dawn to dusk I took care of the space and offered the classes. It was total surrender to the unknown and I learned and gave so much. My journey as a student was far from over, however, and I sold the studio to move to New York and study full time with my teacher Sri Dharma Mittra.

It is through the lineage of Dharma Mittra primarily that I offer classes, seminars and trainings throughout the world. After years on Dharma's teacher training staff, I have been riding high on opportunities to travel, share and give. From Israel to Europe, the Eastern and Western coasts of North America into Central and South America, I am truly to grateful for the worldwide yoga community and my place in it. I continued my education via self practice and a certification from the primary Kundalini Yoga school in the United States. Yogic Science is my daily dose. I practice as an offering to my teachers and the world itself and in return, yoga has rebooted and upgraded my operating systems and lead me to reclaim co-creation of my life. I am thrilled to be a part of the LUX vibe and do a little to uplift the collective consciousness. You can count on informative, inspiring classes that lead you to greater physical awareness and a higher frequency of mind. My classes are infused with breath technique (pranayama), sound vibration (mantra), poses (asana), deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and mediation (dhyana). It's been a long road for me and I've found a way to enjoy my travels. I hope to share the movement with you.