20 hr Gentle Yoga Teacher Training with Kerry Maiorca

20 hr Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Schedule for 2019

Module One: Active Gentle Poses

Saturday, March 16th from 10:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday, March 17th from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Module Two: Restorative Gentle Poses

Saturday, May 4th from 10:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday, May 5th from 9:00am - 1:00pm Register Now


Gentle Doesn't Mean Easy

Anyone who loves Gentle Yoga will tell you it's not easy. And when it comes to teaching this increasingly popular style, there's a lot to consider and manage simultaneously.

Gentle Yoga is a mindful practice that falls somewhere between a Level 1 and Restorative class. By incorporating active work to build strength and mobility, while also carving out ample time and space to rest deeply in comfortably supported restorative poses, this holistic yet practical approach offers a satisfying balance to students of all stages of life and levels of fitness.

Module 1

Learn to structure an Active Gentle practice for days when your students are game for more of a challenge. It's a delicate balance knowing how to incorporate stronger work into a practice while still keeping it Gentle.

Module 2

Create a Restorative Gentle practice that sequences entirely floor-based poses, while still cultivating soft strength and balanced mobility. Too easily a Restorative Gentle class can become wishy-washy and feel one-dimensional. Learn tips, and tricks for keeping students engaged and alert, while promoting a state of deep inner calm and introspection.

Break free from your routine and learn a new approach to practice that your students (and your own body) will love! This training will provide you with a new specialty that will make you more versatile as a teacher, while also enhancing and refining your teaching of other styles.

Continuing Ed

This workshop is open to yoga teachers, yoga teachers-in-training, and dedicated practitioners. This workshop is also eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credits in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. See YogaAlliance.org for more information. All hours are contact hours.

Attendance Policies

A Certificate of Completion for the 20-hour Gentle Yoga Teacher Training is available to participants who complete Modules 1 and 2 (Module 1 is a pre-requisite for Module 2). To be eligible for the certificate, participants must attend all training hours and complete all homework assignments.

Tuition for 20 hr Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

$450, or $400 if paid in full by January 20th, or $225 for Module One

Interested in attending both Restorative Yoga and Gentle Yoga Teacher Trainings? $900 for both, $800 discounted early payment if paid in full by January 20th.

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Kerry Maiorca, E-RYT 500, RPYT

Passionate about yoga, writing, and creativity in general, Kerry is the Founder and Director of Bloom Yoga Studio and its Teacher Training programs. Kerry has been teaching yoga since 1998 and has completed over 900 hours of yoga teacher training. She is an E-RYT 500, a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and a Level 2 Relax & Renew Trainer. She received an MFA in Writing from University of San Francisco and is the author of Thinking Yogi, a blog that examines the intersection of yoga and everyday life. Kerry is pleased to serve as chairperson on the Board of Directors for Yoga Alliance.

Kerry enjoys exploring the individual nature of yoga and encourages students to make the practice their own. Her down-to-earth teaching style emphasizes healthy alignment, mindfulness, and an exploration of conscious breath and movement. As a recovering past- and future-thinking junkie, she loves the way consistent yoga practice teaches us to live in the now so we may enjoy all of life's richness. Kerry is thrilled to have the opportunity to mentor budding teachers as they begin their yoga journeys.