March 29th til November 3rd 2024
Kevin’s passion lies in sharing insights from his personal journey, motivating yogis of all levels to delve deeper into the boundless depth of yoga. He excels in illuminating intricate details and facilitating significant transformations that come with a disciplined practice. Drawing parallels with his background as a professional musician, Kevin views yoga as an art of disciplined creativity, guiding practitioners towards a state of blissful ‘flow’ – a sublime fusion of effortless effort, action, and awareness.
Kevin’s versatility shines through in his public classes. Whether you’re engaged in an intense vinyasa flow, immersed in a slow-paced, detailed exploration of hatha yoga, or participating in his specialized ‘Yoga for the Back’ sessions, Kevin’s instruction ensures a diverse and enriching experience.
He attributes his development as a yoga practitioner and teacher to the invaluable lessons and insights he received from his esteemed teachers and expresses his deepest gratitude to Noah Mazé, Zhenja La Rosa, Jeanie Manchester, Jeff Fisher, Desirée Rumbaugh, Ross Rayburn, John Friend, and Todd Norian.
Our program utilises a unique 40-pose syllabus, concentrating on fundamental asanas that provide an important launchpad. This does not represent the entire scope of yoga or the training’s boundary, but rather, it acts as a sturdy springboard, initiating your journey into a deeper yoga practice. Coupled with a detailed study of anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics, this unique approach sets a robust foundation. The comprehensive teaching methodology enriches your skills in effective cueing, sequencing, and dynamic demonstrations, equipping you to conduct impactful yoga classes.
Additionally, the curriculum includes elements of self-inquiry and empowerment, Indian mythology, yoga tradition, strategies for smarter practice, and even the business side of yoga.
Each student will also be provided with a comprehensive reader and workbook authored by Kevin, alongside two reference books to facilitate the learning process. We believe this structured approach will prepare you to instruct a basic level hatha and vinyasa classes confidently, and inspire you to continue your journey in yoga beyond the training.
– An exclusive 40-pose syllabus for in-depth understanding and teaching of key yoga postures
– Concentrated focus on Asana practice, both in Hatha and Vinyasa styles
– Pranayama (breathing exercises)
– Meditation techniques
– Incorporation of Mudras and Mantras
– Encouragement of self-inquiry, empowerment, and journaling
/ Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, and Biomechanics of Yoga (35 hours)
– Comprehensive coverage of vital aspects for on-mat practice
– Techniques for strategising a smarter practice
– Guidance on injury prevention and management
/ The Yoga Tradition (30 hours)
– Exploration of Indian mythology and the yoga tradition
– Insight into the history and development of yoga traditions
– Detailed study of key traditions like Classical Yoga, Bhagavad Gita in the Mahabharata, Tantra, Hatha, and Modern Yoga developments
– Techniques for effective cueing and instruction
– Strategies for sequencing yoga poses into a cohesive practice or class
– Guidance on effective teaching, demonstrations, and student interactions
– Teaching with integrity and inspiration
– Instruction on teaching a variety of students from beginners to intermediate
/ Your Yoga Path (10 hours)
– Sankalpa: finding and supporting your highest intentions
– Tri Marga: understanding the three main paths of yoga
– The Four Aims of Yoga as a method for balanced life
– Techniques for developing mindfulness in everyday life
– Guidance on becoming a dedicated student and lifelong learner
/ Additional Topics (5 hours)
– A study of the Subtle Body, including Prana, Chakras, and Nadis
– Advice on navigating the business side of yoga
– Understanding yoga in relation to pregnancy
– Guidance on sustaining yoga practice beyond training and staying inspired
March 29th – April 1st 2024 – Easter (Friday – Monday 9am-6pm)
May 9th – 12th 2024 – Ascension of Christ (Thursday – Sunday 9am-6pm)
June 29th – 30th 2024 (Saturday – Sunday 9am-6pm)
August 24th – 25th 2024 (Saturday – Sunday 9am-6pm)
September 14th – 15th 2024 (Saturday – Sunday 9am-6pm)
October 3rd – 6th 2024 – Day of German unity (Thursday – Sunday 9am-6pm)
November 1st – 3rd 2024 – All Saints Day (Friday – Sunday 9am-6pm)
STUDIO FLINGERN Hoffeldstr. 31, 40235 Düsseldorf
STUDIO FRIEDRICHSTADT Hüttenstr. 31a, 40215 Düsseldorf
After we have confirmed your registration, the training costs needs to be paid within 14 days to secure your place.
* Payment by installments is possible according to agreement
For cancellation up to 6 weeks before the start of training, 25% of the training costs are payable as processing fee
For cancellation made less than 6 weeks before the start of training 100% of training costs are due
Regardless of the reasons of cancellation, obligations for payment may persist
You might be elibigle for receiving a financial funding up to 500€ – check the conditions here
Each day of the training, we will embark on an enriching journey that accentuates on-the-mat experiences coupled with off-the-mat introspections. Our training program aims to gently nudge you out of your comfort zone, fostering personal growth and empowerment. Be prepared for a variety of challenges ranging from mastering subtle nuances, summoning the strength for bold arm balances, or defying gravity with inversions. But don’t forget, it is your journey, and you have the power to navigate your intensity levels according to what feels right for you.
Practices encompass a broad spectrum – from remarkably simple exercises to extremely challenging ones concerning flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance. Each step of your journey is carefully orchestrated to ensure constant success and progress. The majority of our days begin and conclude with meditation and pranayama, anchoring your experience in mindfulness and breath control.
We prioritise a firm understanding of the learning objectives. To that end, we regularly schedule review sessions to reinforce your comprehension. The morning session, primarily focused on practice, usually wraps up with this review, paving the way to a well-deserved lunch break. On select days, we promote a communal lunch, providing everyone with a delightful chance to demonstrate their culinary prowess.
Afternoons at SHIVASLOFT are dedicated to immersive learning experiences. We understand the ebb and flow of concentration, and we’ve tailored our teaching approach accordingly. We’ve instituted the “channel surfing” method, which involves engaging in focused, 40-minute learning bursts on a topic, followed by a short break, and then transitioning to a fresh subject. This method prevents information overload, ensuring you’re not overwhelmed with a single topic throughout the training.
To give you a glimpse of a typical afternoon, it may involve an insightful discussion on yoga philosophy from the Bhagavad Gita, an anatomical study of the shoulder girdle reinforced with a movement lab session, learning to instruct sun salutations, a meditation session, a review slot, and an engaging storytelling session about Indian mythology. This dynamic approach keeps your learning experience fresh and stimulating, ensuring abundant and significant growth on your yoga journey.
10.00-12.30 Practice of Pranayama, Meditation, Asana
12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
15.00-16.00 Yoga Philosophy
16.00-17.00 Teaching exercises in small groups
17.00-18.00 Yoga Mythology / Story Telling, Journaling
– including small breaks of 5-15min between topics -
What level of yoga experience is required to join this teacher training program?
Enthusiasm for intense learning and a growth mindset are key to success in our training. You don’t need to perform complex poses, such as touching your toes in a forward bend or maintaining a plank pose, to participate effectively. We welcome individuals with varying levels of experience, ensuring all participants experience significant growth.
What styles of yoga does this teacher training program concentrate on?
Our focus lies in two styles: alignment-based Hatha Yoga and dynamic Vinyasa. The former builds an intelligent, empowering foundation for your practice, while the latter offers an energizing, cardiovascular experience through flow-based movements.
Can the teacher training program accommodate individuals with specific needs or injuries?
Absolutely! Our program embraces participants with all types of needs or injuries. Our aim is to provide tools for an empowering yoga practice tailored to your specific needs. In the supportive group setting, sharing our individual adaptations promotes collective learning, especially beneficial if you aspire to become a yoga teacher.
Can I join the program if I’m only interested in deepening my personal practice, and not necessarily in becoming a yoga teacher?
Absolutely! Every year, our training includes a mix of participants, some aspiring to teach and others simply wanting to enrich their personal practice. It’s not uncommon for individuals to discover their teaching aspirations during the course of the training. Rest assured, our program is equally beneficial for both cohorts.
What kind of certification will I receive upon completing the program?
Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate from SHIVASLOFT YOGA including a Yoga Alliance certification, a globally recognised organisation. This means our training is internationally recognised and credits earned can be used in conjunction with any other Yoga Alliance registered training
Is there a final exam at the end of the training?
Throughout the training, you’ll receive continuous guidance from Kevin and Verena aiming to deepen your practical understanding of the learned materials. Instead of a “traditional final examination,” we employ a comprehensive workbook. This workbook, covering all topics, presents questions for you to complete between sessions. You’ll have opportunities to discuss and review your answers, fostering a deeper internalization of the course content. Through this hands-on approach, we ensure the training isn’t about passing a single examination but rather a continuous journey of growth and understanding.
Will there be homework between the modules?
Each module includes a targeted homework assignment. Each of these tasks shouldn’t require more than approximately 2 hours.
Will participants of the teacher training receive a discount on SHIVASLOFT classes?
Participants of the teacher training will receive a 50% discount on Shivasloft memberships and 20% discount on 10cards during the teacher training from March til November.
Do I need to know Kevin´s classes and teaching style before registering for the teacher training?
Yes, we highly recommend to visit at least 1 class with Kevin before registering for the teacher training.
Will I be able to teach yoga classes after the completion of the teacher training?
Absolutely! We will prepare you to instruct basic level hatha and vinyasa classes confidently