Odyssey’s Teacher Training + Immersion Retreat was created to facilitate deeper learning and personal growth – on and off the mat.
Our program is designed to empower people to be leaders, both in their personal lives and in their communities. Each training at Odyssey is led by experienced senior teacher and dynamic guest teachers and lecturers.During this process, students will deepen their practice of yoga, gain incredible confidence, and leave with a sense of purpose that they can use to create the life they love.This transformation course is incredible for everyone, whether they are already a teacher, hope to become a teacher, or simply want to learn more about the magic of yoga.
Early Bird price: $2995* (ends May 15, 2018)
*includes 6-night stay at SunMountain Center with all meals, and 5 months of unlimited yoga at Odyssey (begins at first training weekend)
Payment Plan Option: 5 payments of $650 (all payments due by training start)
Weekend Intensive Schedule:
Weeklong Immersion Retreat Schedule:
The training begins with your commitment to dive into four Weekend Intensives in Vinyasa Flow Yoga or Hot Yoga. These intensives will be the foundation of your 200 hour Teacher Training, and during these weekends we will:
During this Weekend Intensive you will first focus on important applied anatomy lessons with an esteemed guest teacher, doing book work and group exercises, and participate in discussions. You will learn how to use your knowledge of anatomy to cue and assist safely, and to be able to teach in a way that transforms your students’ practices.
Once we have a solid understanding of anatomy and bio-mechanics, we move into learning and practicing safe, effective, and empowering hands-on assists. You will watch demonstration, receive the assists to feel them in your own body, and then practice them on different body types. It is incredible how much feeling the posture move will inform how you see and teach your students.Mentorship Program (5+ hours)
The foundation of being a confident and powerful teacher and leader is EXPERIENCE. Our training program is unique in that participants lead our regularly scheduled Community Flow class during the training process. A training team member will mentor you before and after class, giving coaching, encouragement, and teaching feedback immediately following class. This will give you the tools you need to have direction, improve your technique, and will fast-track your ability to go out and start teaching in the community.Weeklong Immersion (75 hours)
Your training will culminate in an off-campus Weeklong Immersion. We take our training group to a beautiful Colorado location that is convenient to drive to, yet distinctly away from “real life”: you will practice, eat, sleep, and play with your training tribe. No distractions, just yoga. It is invaluable to dive into your practice and studies in an immersive way; and as an added benefit, you get a mini-retreat! Eat healthy meals prepared just for us, practice yoga and meditation multiple times a day, soak in mineral baths, read sacred texts that inspire the soul, and participate in self-inquiry exercises that could potentially be the catalyst for radical self-healing and growth. The Weeklong Immersion will end with a graduation ceremony to celebrate you, our group, and the incredible experience we shared!
Our format for facilitating transformation and empowering extraordinary teachers:
Breakthroughs don’t happen during moments of ease, comfort and convenience; they happen when you test your limits of physical and mental focus. Our training is specifically designed to show you how strong, resilient, powerful, and capable you are. When you discover that within yourself, you begin to see it in others; when you exceed your own expectations, you are empowered to teach others to exceed theirs.
All anatomy and bio-mechanics taught in Odyssey training programs is focused for yogis. It is our priority to educate and empower our participants to leave the training confident teachers, and a big part of that is teach usable and relatable knowledge. We will accomplish this through yoga-specific book work, demonstrations, organic and spontaneous Q&A discussions, and extensive hands-on assisting (both giving and receiving). This format will yield immediate results to your personal practice, and will transform how you see your students.
After completing the 4 Teaching Intensive Weekends in the style of their choosing, participants will begin a mentorship journey that is unique to Odyssey. We have regular community classes for our training students to teach, and training faculty members will practice with them and give valuable feedback and coaching. Participants can also request to assist training faculty members, in which they will receive coaching, feedback, and incredible teaching insight.
The cornerstone of Odyssey Yoga’s teaching program is the Weeklong Immersion. This is your opportunity to join fellow teachers-in-training, who are on the same journey as you, and leave the distractions of everyday life behind to truly immerse in the process. Together we will practice powerful classes 2-3 each day; engage in philosophical discussions about lessons drawn from the Yoga Sutra; unravel the mysteries of chakras (energy centers), nadis (energy channels), and prana (life force) in our bodies; cultivate daily practice of meditation, pranayama (breath control), and bandhas (energy locks); and we will dig deep within ourselves with self-inquiry and group exercises that will empower each of us to be open, connected, and authentic.
You will not find another program like this. We have meticulously crafted Odyssey’s teacher training program to balance the importance of immersion with the practicality of busy work/life schedules. This format, when combined with our Mentorship Program and emphasis on personal development, makes Odyssey’s training truly exceptional.
Upon completion of all required modules, participants will receive a Yoga Alliance certification that goes above and beyond industry standards, and they will have the experience and confidence to go out into the world as teachers.