Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training
May 2 - 28, 2018
Rhinebeck, New York
Daniel Aaron’s Yoga Teacher Training brings so much more to trainees than phenomenal yoga education.
Think of it as a powerful and fun 26-day blast into life mastery, an awakening to who you really are, and a rocketship ride of joyful transformation that will radically and positively alter your life forever more.
That would be more accurate, yet a cumbersome title. You will develop mastery in Yoga, the skills of teaching (moving bodies and touching souls), and how to thrive both physically and emotionally. You will refine your understanding of the intimacy that deepens all relationships and a meaningful connection and congruence with your own unique and beautiful soul.
Through the rich and intentionally-designed curriculum, professional attention to quality, a world-class faculty who have been leaders in their specialities for decades, along with the delicious, organic living foods and a grace which uplifts our yogic, learning community every time, your path to life-changing transformation is supported in every possible way.
Daily we begin with meditation and pranayama (breathing) practice, followed by a Vinyasa asana (postures) class, exploring yogic techniques to calm the mind, increase energy levels and awaken our spiritual essence. We also study asana, including anatomy, alignment, sequencing, flow, injury prevention and teaching, facilitation and presentation methodology.
You also learn to:
You return home with the insight, experience, and confidence needed to teach students through your own deep love of self and the world. This training will benefit those who have been teaching and want to go deeper and improve their teaching skills, as well as beginners with a willingness to learn and transform.
A personal message about the YTT from Daniel
This video is few years old, and back in the Bali and RA days - and still shows the spirit of a Daniel Aaron YTT, now even better at Omega
* Personal note from Daniel Aaron: "For the last 12 years I have trained hundreds of yoga teachers in Bali. Obsessed with creating unparalleled and ever increasing value and quality, and the help of some amazing faculty and staff, we honed the training into a masterpiece of effectiveness, earning an international reputation for turning out highly skilled teachers as well as being the most transformative YTT in personal and spiritual development realms.
Part of why I have returned to teaching in the US, and specifically at Omega Institute, is to lead a paradigm shift in how yoga teachers show up in the world and how they are perceived. It’s time for us to be true leaders, more than simply fitness instructors. The world is more divisive now than ever before - it’s calling for union, and yoga teachers are poised as specialists and models of peace."
Relatedly I’m delighted to be partnering with the Yoga Service Council and for our trainees to be participating in The Yoga Service Conference as part of our Yoga Teacher Training."
Phenomenal faculty, with decades of experience as leaders in their lineages
There are a zillion trainings, most with new teachers.
You deserve to learn from and model the best
Spiritual teacher, coach, leader, writer and yogi – Daniel Aaron has dedicated his life to understanding the human patterns that create suffering, how to create change, and has led thousands of people to live brighter more, fulfilled lives. He leads trainings and seminars at Omega Institute, has taught at Esalen and founded Radiantly Alive, a world-renowned center and school in Bali, created highly regarded professional trainings for living-food chefs, yoga teachers and for leadership.
Daniel is a modern spiritual renaissance man, passionate about helping people end suffering; obsessed with learning, growth and transformation; and committed to creating a new paradigm of vibrant living for all beings, who’s been working with and teaching people for more than 3 decades.
His own journey includes decades of yoga with the modern masters; ruthless personal and spiritual development; radical therapies, trainings and mentorships with enlightened teachers; his own constant self-inquiry, most commonly derived from the ordinary human challenges of his own commitment to kindness, authenticity and masterful service and single fathering a 10 year old angel of a daughter.
Nicki strives to teach each student that yoga is about being fully present in the moment and discovering that we are truly all One: One Love, One People, One Heart, One Destination – Our Higher Self.
Nicki Doane had a wanderlust that led her to India in 1991 to study yoga. She went to Mysore to meet Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and immediately realized she had found her teacher. Nicki started teaching in 1992. She cites Pattabhi Jois, along with Eddie Modestini, Gabriella Giubilaro, and Tim Miller among her most influential teachers. She is an authorized teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. Although rooted in Ashtanga, Nicki‘s teaching goes beyond the traditional. Her Vinyasa classes combine asana, pranayama, philosophy, and poetry. Nicki’s emphasis is on awareness: creating integrity within each pose that can be carried beyond the mat into daily life.
Nicki teaches at yoga studios and conferences across the globe. She is featured in two Ashtanga Yoga DVDs from Gaiam Inc. and has produced her own series of Maya Yoga DVDs in collaboration with in collaboration with Eddie Modestini. Nicki lives in Maui, Hawaii where she is an owner and director the Maya Yoga Studio.
Ex-punk, ex-monk, husband, father of 5, Kirtan leader and co-creator of Supersoul Farm yoga school and permaculture initiative in the Hudson Valley. He’s a teachers’ teacher and leads yoga teacher trainings both at his farm and internationally. He is maybe best known for his annual transformational & sold out pilgrimage to sacred India where he teaches sacred literature philosophy, Bhakti, and how to apply it to to contemporary life.
Raghunath born Ray Cappo was a Lower east side hardcore/punk singer songwriter icon, touring the globe in his teens. In a decadent music scene infested with hard drugs, negativity & intoxication he was an anomaly and a light propounding clean living, positive attitude and vegetarian lifestyle, inspiring tens of thousands of fans internationally. Since his youth he was fascinated with eastern thought and started practicing yoga in NYC in 1987. The pettiness of the business of music and the untimely death of his father led him to India in 1988 where he dove deeper into the the lifestyle and spirituality of India. He became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for 6 years where he intensely studied, meditated and lived the ancient yogic texts.
Rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity multiverse, David is a best selling author and raw food leader. The world’s top CEOs, ambassadors, celebrities, athletes, artists, and the real superheroes of this planet—Moms—all look to David for expert advice in health, energy, peak performance, beauty, herbalism, nutrition, and chocolate!
David is the author of many best-selling books, including The Sunfood Diet Success System, Naked Chocolate, Amazing Grace, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future, Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms and Longevity NOW. He has also appeared in numerous breakthrough documentaries and films including: Food Matters, Hungry for Change, GMOs Revealed and Discover the Gift.
David is a highly sought after health and personal success speaker. He has shared the stage with success and business coaches like Anthony Robbins, Richard Branson, Brian Tracy, John DeMartini, John Gray, as well as acclaimed doctors and health researchers including: Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Dr Dave Woynarowksi and many more.
While not directly part of the yoga teacher training, trainees will have the blessed opportunity to receive live teachings from Pema via simulcast. She's a leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life, Pema Chödrön is widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences.
Chödrön is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery for Westerners. An American Buddhist nun, she began studying Buddhism in the early 1970s, working closely with the renowned Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition until his death in 1987. She is currently a student of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. From years of study and monastic training, she addresses complex issues with a clarity that bespeaks the fruits of her practice.
Ron Reid &
Marla Meenakshi Joy
Ron Reid, one of Canada’s top teachers, approaching teaching in an inspired, informed and non-dogmatic way, has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years and teaching since 1988. He is Co-owner and Director of the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada (www.downwarddog.com)
Ron has studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath both in India and North America and was one of the first Canadian teachers to be authorized by Pattabhi Jois.. Along with his studies with his Pranayama teacher Sri Sudhir Tiwari, has also completed an “Advanced Pranayama” training with Sri O.P. Tiwari from the Kaivalyadhama Institute in Pune, India.
Marla Meenakshi Joy, (Co-owner and Director of Downward Dog Yoga Centre), first traveled to India in 1988 to study meditation and the philosophy of the Vedas with Swami Shyam, as well as other learned scholars in the Himalayas. She is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Philosophy teacher from the International Meditation Institute in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas, and, along with her studies with her Pranayama teacher Sri Sudhir Tiwari, has also completed an “Advanced Pranayama” training with Sri O.P. Tiwari from the Kaivalyadhama Institute in Pune, India.
She has been teaching in teacher training programs since 1999 across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, as both a teacher of Philosophy and Sanskrit, Chanting and Meditation, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, and Restorative Yoga.A practicing Shiatsu Therapist since 1993, and teaching Mysore (Self-Practice) around the globe, Meenakshi has a healing and informative touch.
As a celebrated song-stress, she also leads Kirtan (call-and-response chanting) with her band SWAHA, with inspired musical compositions with her partner/keyboardist, Ron Reid.
has been working in the field of personal development for 25 years and published books on yoga and healing. Her self-healing techniques, toning and QiDance are synthesized from a lifetime of study in yoga and meditation traditions. She has lectured at Princeton University, Loyola Marymount University, performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and taught at Omega Institute and 1440 Multiversity. She's been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Mantra Yoga & Health Magazine and Yoga International Magazine. She teaches workshops, yoga teacher training modules and performs Healing Concerts in planetariums and theaters across the country. www.wahmusic.com
Edward Clark is a figure acknowledged throughout the world for his work integrating the fields of theatre and yoga. His performing company, Tripsichore, tours regularly throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Mr. Clark is also internationally recognised as a teacher of advanced yoga technique and philosophy whose teachings are sought around the globe. He is a regular presenter and workshop leader at the prestigious Yoga Journal Conferences as well as a sought after teacher on various Teacher Training Programmes in the USA, the UK and Asia.
Yoga DJ and Spiritual Sound Seeker, on the path of beats and bhakti. Raising vibrations at yoga classes, festivals and conscious gatherings. DJ Mantra’s blend of remixed mantras and world-spirit music brings blissful beats to wherever he is preforming! DJ Mantra Ji is on the cutting edge of yoga with the creation of YOGA JAMS, YOGA RAVE and Groovinda a spiritual nightclub and now with his much anticipated first release from forthcoming EP “Attitude of Gratitude”!
Creating playlist for Yoga Teachers and Studios nation wide. Opening, preforming with many of todays Kirtan and Conscious recording artist. Father, Husband, DJ, Music producer, Designer, Certified Yoga Trance Dance teacher and Yogitunes recording artist can be found at www.djmantraji.com
Dr. Will Tuttle
of the acclaimed best-seller The World Peace Diet, published in 16 languages, is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize. He’s also the author of Your Inner Islands, on developing intuition, and is editor of Circles of Compassion, on the interconnection of social justice issues. A vegan since 1980, he is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter, and has created several wellness and advocacy training programs. Featured in Cowspiracy and other documentary films, he is the co-founder of the Worldwide Prayer Circle for Animals. A former Zen monk with a Ph.D. from U. C., Berkeley, Dr. Tuttle is also a noted composer and pianist, and lectures and concertizesextensively throughout the world promoting peace and cultural healing. See www.worldpeacediet.com for more details.
Renee has an uncanny ability to unlock a teacher’s potential.
She co-facilitated her first Live Love Teach Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. In 2015, she was named Director of Programs. Since then, she has co-facilitated nine, two-week Teacher Trainings, including 18, 200-level modules and nine, 500-level Advanced intensives.
Some of Renee’s most influential teachers have been Mary Ann Nassa, Donna Nassa, Rajashree Choudhury and Baron Baptiste.
In 2014, Renee co-founded Rhode Island Power Yoga with Philip Urso and Terry Munnelly. Renee is studio manager and one of the lead teachers. The studio is thriving under her direction.
Renee has been practicing yoga regularly for over 25-years.
Philip Urso has taught over 50 Teacher Trainings since 2005.
Prior to Live Love Teach, Philip studied for ten years with Baron Baptiste where he rose to co-facilitator.
In 2011 he partnered with two Baptiste alumni to form Live Love Teach, a national yoga teacher training school.
When not facilitating teacher trainings with Live Love Teach, Philip leads vinyasa classes regularly at Rhode Island Power Yoga, a yoga studio in North Kingstown, Rhode Island which he cofounded with Terry Munnelly and Renee Deslauriers in 2014.
Philip is known around the world for his two 5-star podcasts: A Crash Course in Miracles and Yoga Classes Live Love Teach, which combined have more than five million downloads.
is the founder and creator of Dance of Liberation™, a method of movement therapy and deep process work that draws on shamanic traditions to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual integration. She has more than two decades of experience facilitating workshops, trainings, and retreats of DOL in Los Angeles, New York, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel, and Greece.
Working on both an individual and group basis, Parashakti has successfully adapted the teachings of the Dance of Liberation as a modality for recovery from addiction, PTSD, and disordered eating. She currently works at Recover Integrity, a men’s treatment center in Santa Monica, where she is in the process of building the Spiritual Division Program, Liberation For Recovery, with founder Yeshaia Blakely and Adam Mindel.
Parashakti has studied with some of the world’s most revered Masters, including Swami Sachidananda, Anna Halperin, Dr. Gabriel Cousens and Lakota Elder Wakia Un Manee. Her award-winning documentary, Dance of Liberation, produced by The Wolper Organization/Warner Bros., had its world premiere at the Sedona Film Festival and was acquired for distribution through FMTV.
Since 1996, Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA, has coached and taught workshops to thousands, focusing on self-expression, public speaking, personal growth and "the performance of your life." The founder of WholeSpeak, LLC, he spends his time teaching how to show up in life and on stage with authenticity, power, and dynamic presence. He also trains and certifies coaches in the WholeSpeak Method. Jonathan is a professional theatre director, actor and writer; he holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance and a Master's in Performance Studies and Speech Communication. Jonathan has been practicing yoga since 2012, and has taught voice, presence and speaking skills to aspiring and experienced yoga instructors since 2007.
DOM DMQ PhD has worked in the healing arts for more than three decades. He is creator of the Life Qi Renewal system that draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine, medical qigong, behavioral psychology, and other healing arts. He studied in the Far East with many healing masters, refining his natural gift of healing and learning over 40 different healing methods. James uses energy and breath to access the quantum field of cells, releasing old energy patterns and beliefs. www.jimlearydom.com
Chris Kummer N.D.
Yoga Anatomy Teacher - Naturopath - Movement Educator
Chris delivers engaging education in integrated anatomy.
Ever since being prescribed yoga and exercise to strengthen his spine as a child, Chris has been interested in movement, sports.
When only 16, Chris began teaching sports and movement, which developed into the ‘Anatomy Show’ that he has been teaching since 2000 in many countries around the world. He has featured on over 100 accredited Yoga Teacher Trainings and conducts workshops on movement, breath, health and well-being.
As a qualified yoga teacher, naturopath and structural alignment therapist, Chris specializes in fascia based anatomy and physiology of posture and movement practices.
He draws on ten years of study in medicine, naturopathy, nutrition, western herbal medicine, homeopathy and an array of therapeutic massage and postural alignment techniques in Germany and Australia.
Chris’ teaching creates body awareness, with a fresh and humorous approach. Interaction of fascia with muscles, bones and the nervous system are emphasized when he uses practical postures and movement to comprehensibly illustrate movements and body functions.
‘My passion is to inspire healthier lives and functionality in the worldwide community.’
has been facilitating workshops for over 25 years and he specializes in designing presentations that are engaging and fun and focus on play, mindfulness, social emotional learning, communication, and cooperation. Deepening connections among people is Howard's passion and his mission is to help people be fully inspired, creative and playful in all that they do. Howard is also a certified Advanced Trainer for The Nurtured Heart Approach and has recently completed the book, Nurtured Heart Play in collaboration with Howard Glasser, the founder of the Nurtured Heart Approach
Howard has been a faculty member at the Omega Institute for Holistic studies for many years and he is also the co-founder of The Adventure Game Theater (along with holistic artist Brian Allison), an extraordinary improvisational learning process for teens that has been featured on PBS and NPR). Combining experiential learning with creativity, improvisational theater, play, community building, mythology and storytelling the Adventure Game theater has brought magic into many young people’s lives. He now co-facilitates this work through Retribe a rite of passage program for teens.
Howard has been a teacher and successful coach of numerous sports for many years and deeply understands the value of creating effective teams and how to achieve peak performance. Howard is also presently a consultant with Idea Champions a world leader in creativity, innovation, and brainstorming. Howard has provided programs for 100's of organizations, and his mission is to help transform the 21st century workplace into an environment that encourages people to be themselves and operate at the highest level of insight, creativity and teamwork imaginable.
To set new standards for food oils and other health-supporting consumer products, Udo partnered with Flora Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd. in 1994 to create the Udo’s Choice® health product line, which includes EFA-rich oil blends, probiotic blends, digestive enzyme blends, a fiber (prebiotic) blend, a greens blend with fermented greens, and pet supplements. In 2005, Udo was inducted into the CHFA Hall of Fame for his tireless efforts educating the public about the difference between good oils and bad oils and for pioneering higher production standards of unrefined flax and other oils, methods which are still used today. Since 1986, Udo has completed more than 5,000 live presentations and 3,000 media interviews in over 30 countries, and has written hundreds of articles. He is the father of three grown children, resides in Vancouver, B.C., and is currently working on his latest books, including two on fats and oils, due out in 2017.
Hear from the Alumni...
Marketing Director, Wisconsin
"This is not just any Yoga Teacher Training. This is also an accelerated growth and leadership program in which you will receive an absolute transformation in infinite ways. I loved the program while going through it, but I felt a bit of dissonance at the end. After returning home and enduring a slightly rough transition back to my everyday life, I found that 6 weeks later, my life had been completely transformed and so had I. Plus, I'm finding an abundance of opportunities to share my yoga and get paid for it! The experience was, and still is, magical! I have a feeling that the transformation in my everyday life has really just begun, and I cannot wait to see all the magic that is still to unfold as a result of this training.”
Yoga Teacher, L.A.
"I completed my training in October - November, 2010. Before I started my training I was struggling with a lot of things in my life. I was struggling with my carrier, I was struggling with my relationship, I was struggling with getting older of having aches and pains. I wanted to teach yoga as a supplement of my income. I thought it would be a nice way to make a living while I'm still pursuing my real passion at that time which is writing and writing is still a passion of mine. But after I finished my Teacher Training, yoga became my thing, my life and I started teaching full time about a year after I completed teacher training. And just by day by day, new opportunities presented themselves and I keep learning more and more about the practice. Learning more my own practice, learning about teaching, working with more and more people, different kind of people different ages, different body types, different issues that were plugging them. You know the more I taught, the more I taught with people the more I found that yoga had something to offer to everybody.It takes me to all around the world. I lead retreats in Peru, Iceland , Bali and Jamaica. You know it really opens up all kinds of avenue that I could never imagine. My health is better than its ever been. I'm happy with my life, relationship and my carrier. Its been a really dramatic transformation. Its seems that it just getting better everyday, the more I practice the more I stay truth on what I learn on my training. Its kind of magical, I don't know but it changes my life in all the best possible ways."
"A genuine sense of self-discovery and pure energy has been reignited in me. I feel more connected to myself and others on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level. And I’m inspired to keep growing and delving deeper into the magic and unknown beauty of living a radiant life. I am leaving feeling that I am living a radiant life, and that it will only become clearer and better, walking with a new understanding of myself, others, and life."
Your investment - and the infinite benefits
What you get:
Access to all the classes in the VLYTT Level 1 (Yoga Alliance Registered)
Instruction and interaction from renowned faculty from around the world
Inclusion in the Vibrant Living Yoga Alumni Network
Ongoing post-training support
Tuition: US$ 5,370
*Room and board options through Omega Institute at separate cost
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