Learn and teach the Avita way, where restrictions and blockages lead to healing freedom.
Avita Teacher Training
Simple Movement, Transformative Results
Are you ready to slip below the surface and find a heartfelt purpose? Looking for a new skill set to help others along the lifepath? This teacher training is for anyone who wants to transform, heal, and grow…in body and mind.
- Build community and make new friends
- Learn how to identify and resolve compensatory patterns
- Ground yourself with practical skills to help yourself and others
- Find lasting peace in uncertain times
- Learn practical, applied anatomy and physiology
- Discover what it means “to join”
- Learn the Socratic art of inquiry to inform both teacher and student
- Refine teaching skills for powerful private and group practice
- Practice teaching online and in person
- Develop hands-on skills
- Realize there are no accidents–your whole life is perfect for blossoming
- Bring hidden talents to the surface
“The whole experience gave me more confidence and trust in my decision-making. The training confirmed that my path as a yoga teacher and student is a legitimate way to go through life.” M. Wheat
Avita Teaching Essentials
The program is rich in theory, anatomy, physiology, and practice. It contains the essential ingredients to understand and share the uniquely healing aspects of Avita Yoga. Spiritual components help open the mind and unwind the limitations of the past. The program is delivered over six months, combining prerecorded content with live online sessions. We meet on the second Saturday of each month (dates on the right) to share insights, answer questions, and review the monthly quiz. Trainees are paired with a new online partner(s) each month to practice teaching with their newfound skills.
Content is heavy in the early months and tapers toward the end to allow integration and more time to practice teaching. Graduates will have all the necessary skills to teach Avita Yoga and will receive a teaching certificate of completion.
Live sessions will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM to Noon MST. Students are encouraged to attend them all but will be recorded for unavoidable commitments.
Part 2: Avita Advanced Therapeutics
September 6-11, 2023
Part Two is in-person and may include students from prior teacher training programs. The advancing teacher refines their skill by teaching to their peer group and taking/observing live classes with Jeff. We go deep with compensatory pattern analysis in standing, sitting, and walking. You’ll learn to see more with your eyes and feel more with your hands. You’ll learn how to use the smallest of hands-on cues to facilitate significant changes for your students. It’s a lot of fun and takes a retreat-oriented format over five days, where you’ll gain confidence in what you see and feel with your students.
We’ll meet at the Avita Yoga Retreat Center in Clitheral, MN. It’s Minnesota lake country, and it’s beautiful! In addition to our Avita practice and training, we’ll enjoy walks in nearby state parks, dine at classic northern Minnesota restaurants, paddle board, canoe, kayak, and boat in lovely Battle Lake. We’ll hold a BBQ at our lake cabin on Saturday night to celebrate our friendship and newfound knowledge.
- Breakfast throughout
- Group dinners at local restaurants
- BBQ at Jeff and Lori’s Lake House
- Yoga classes and hands-on teacher training
- Lovely lake time and lots of fun!
Most content is presented online, with all sessions recorded and available for review in the student learning portal. In part II, the advancing teacher attends in person to refine skills and learn hands-on techniques.
Everything worth learning must be applicable and practical. Why bother learning if we can’t apply it to our lives and experience the benefits? This principle is equally true for Anatomy and Physiology and, perhaps most importantly, for yoga’s philosophical components.
We will use the classic story of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse as our lead-in to the spiritual aspect of the practice. What is “spiritual” but anything that brings us closer to lasting peace and clarity. Siddhartha (Shambhala Publications) is the story of a young man working through the trials and tribulations of life, with the deep desire to awaken. Is this not the goal of anyone on the yogic journey? We’ll read it like poetry and read between the lines to extract the deepest insights that Hesse was conveying to his readers.
We’ll discuss supporting correlations in The Yoga Sutras through the Yoga Mind, a book co-authored by Jeff Bailey and his friend Gene Langlois. Jeff will also share excerpts from his upcoming book, Avita Yoga, A Better Way in Body and Mind.
Anatomy will be practical and applied. You will learn body parts as a way to better understand the impact of Avita Yoga on them. Anatomy comes easy when it’s related to the way we move or not. It doesn’t help to memorize a bunch of parts, but it can be very helpful to identify the parts and pieces that get stuck and how Avita can undo them. You need not purchase an anatomy book, but many like to have one on hand. Any detailed anatomy book will do.
You’ll love learning how the body works as you learn how and why Avita impacts it! It’s motivational to our practice when we see how it affects the body and mind. No book is required.
Class Plans and Teaching Manual
Participants will receive an Avita Method Teachers Manual and 50 written Avita class plans, all designed to support the aspiring teacher through the training and in years to come. Class plans are written and illustrated with blank space for note-taking during the training. The manual is full of helpful content, some of which we’ll use along the way and some for future reference.
Part 1 – Essentials
October 2023 – March 2024
Paid in full by September 6th — Save $400!!
Paid in full by October 4th — Save $200!
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Begins on enrolment date
Part 2 – Therapeutics
September 8-13, 2024
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Why Avita Yoga Teacher Training?
Come to this training to clarify your mind, grow with others, and draw out hidden gifts you were created to share. This training will develop universal teaching skills that you can use in all aspects of your life. It is sure to enrich your personal and professional life. The format, material, and content are rich and practical!
- Learn how anatomy and physiology relate to Avita Yoga & daily life.
- Identify hidden obstacles and cultivate a personal practice to resolve them.
- Gain an understanding of pattern analysis.
- Learn new skills for sharing Avita Yoga with others.
- 50 written and illustrated class plans to practice and teach.
- Become a certified Avita Yoga teacher.
- Access to Avita teachers’ network & community support.
Ongoing support for all Avita teachers and graduates
Avita Community Network
- Authorization to use the Avita Yoga® registered trademark
- Video instruction addressing injuries, compensatory patterns, and other unique students needs
- Monthly support calls with Jeff Bailey and fellow teachers
- Marketing support, materials, and guidelines to promote your business
- Unlimited access to online classes
- Additional written class plans
The Avita Teacher Pass (available upon certification) provides all this and everything the Online Practice Pass offers for $59 per month. It is not a requirement but an affordable way to stay connected and maintain a practice. It is for those who see the value and want continued support and additional class plans.
I am grateful for the experience of the Avita Teacher Training. Having taught other styles of yoga for the past 17 years, none of them resonated with me as deeply as Avita. Being able to meet and connect with other proponents of the practice from around the globe and share this practice, had a power all its own.
Through the training, I was able to expand my own practice and deepen the connection between mind, body and spirit. Jeff has an incredible ability to relay the finer points of Avita in such a meaningful manner. He balances the importance of practice with lightness, bringing a fun sense of humor to his teaching, reminding us to bring those qualities with us off our mats and into our daily lives.
He will challenge you to look inside and trust yourself in order for you to better connect with your students. I am excited to be teaching Avita as I continue to hone my own practice. You will not be disappointed making the commitment to the training!
Thank you so much for this teacher training. I learned so much and have great respect for all that you put into the training. I received more than I expected and I will be using this in my teaching. I admire how you wove the ACIM teachings into this training, and how you embody living as a teacher as the course describes. It was a reminder to me of how we can only ever teach what we are. We don’t seek or strive for truth but rather find out and remove the barriers to the truth for ourselves. Truth and authentic heart connection with others are precisely what this world needs now more than ever.
Your work with the Yoga Sutras was another unexpected surprise. I revere and have been in awe of Patanjali’s masterwork. It was a delight to read your Yoga Mind book and how you wove ACIM into the teachings. Watching and learning from how you navigated the closure of the Yoga Loft has also been an important part of this training for me. I’m impressed with how well your classes translate to the virtual realm, and their value was what led me to sign up for the teacher training.
I am so grateful that I got to attend the retreat and for all that you and Lori did to make it such a comfortable and relaxing time!!! I feel like the time I spent with you in person was just what I needed to really feel like I understand what Avita is all about. I taught a class today and I felt so much more confident. Seeing how you worked in person with a variety of people, how you met them where they were at, was really helpful. Also, getting to experience how you use the power of touch as you use your hands to add a compressive quality and inviting more awareness for the student of what is possible, really helped me to want to bring that to my classes. I loved every minute!!!
The Retreat was the perfect blend of yoga, friendship and adventure. Jeff us led through red, orange and green classes as skillfully in person as he does on-line–plus an advanced hands-on training in the beautiful new studio. His knowledge of yoga, anatomy and ACIM is deep and I am grateful for his gentle demonstration of Peaceful Presence. The Minnesota lakes did not disappoint! Our boat ride and state park hike was a fun add-on to the weekend. We ate at the local restaurants, met the local folks and introduced them to their first Avita yoga class at the Grand Opening of the Avita World Headquarters. Thank you Jeff and Lori for your kindness and generosity and sharing your new Minnesota home with us.
Nothing can replace the value of the in person, deep dive discussions we had at the AVITA retreat. We practiced with locals doing AVITA for the first time, a practical opportunity to apply “hands on” guidance. I feel enriched and full of purpose as a teacher and a student. I liked the organic way we moved between practice, discussion and fun activities. Bob is inspired to do Avita now!