This Spring, join Autumn Adams, Rachel Wilkins & Divinitree Yoga Santa Barbara, as well as our inspiring crew of senior teachers and local musicians, for a transformational journey into the heart of yoga. In our Santa Barbara 200 hour yoga teacher training we will be diving deep into yogic history, philosophy, ethics, subtle and gross anatomy, asana alignment and teaching labs, pranayama, meditation, energetic healing, Ayurveda, the Chakra system, self-care practices, yogic ritual and how to build your yoga business.
Whether you’re interested in becoming a yoga teacher or are ready to deepen your yoga practice, this training will guide you into a holistic understanding of this evolving practice of mind, body, spirit connection.
Santa Barbara yoga teacher training dates:
Our Santa Barbara yoga teacher training begins March 1st, 2019 with weekend intensives for a total of 23 days, ending May 5th.
- March 1st-3rd (Friday – Sunday)
- March 9th – 10th (Saturday – Sunday)
- March 16th – 17th (Saturday – Sunday)
- March 22nd – 24th (Friday – Sunday)
- March 30th – 31st (Saturday – Sunday)
- April 5th – 7th (Friday – Sunday)
- April 13th – 14th (Saturday – Sunday)
- April 26th – 28th (Friday – Sunday)
- May 3rd – 5th (Friday – Sunday)
Friday 9:00-12:00 & 1:30-6:45
Your yoga teacher training includes:
- Vinyasa yoga sequencing
- The art of restorative yoga
- Yoga Nidra
- Mantra and Chanting
- Chakras & subtle body anatomy
- Intro to Prenatal Yoga
- Yamas and Niyamas
- Yoga philosophy
- History of yoga
- Assists & hands-on adjustments
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Modifications and using of props for a safe and sustainable practice
- Asana labs & practice teaching
- The art of holding space
- Monthly group mentorship calls after completion
- Outdoor field trips in Santa Barbara, CA
- Sound healing session
- $2995 USD
- Early Bird special through February 2nd $2,750 USD (Use code “EARLYBIRD” at checkout)
- Payment plans are available (Surcharge of $175 USD applies)
Options for payment:
- Pay via WeTravel. (WeTravel charges a 1% + 30 cent transaction fee for bank transfers/E-checks and 3.9% + 30 cents for credit card payments.)
- Pay via Venmo, wire transfer (subject to your bank’s transfer fees– Zelle may be a good option if your bank supports it), cash, or check. Checks can be made payable to Ambuja Yoga.
- Reserve your spot on WeTravel by paying your $500 deposit and by paying your balance via the options listed under #2.
“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to right now…. And from here, you can only go forward shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.”
Meet Your Yoga Teachers
Rachel Wilkins E-RYT
For Rachel Wilkins E-RYT, yoga is an expression of the cosmic, creative pulse that connects us all. Her yoga classes are a soulful tapestry of creative movement, somatic awareness, spontaneous flow, thoughtful choreography, open meditation and transformative pranayama. Rachel’s evolutionary approach to yoga is inspired by seasonal energetic shifts, lunar cycles, the radiance of the sun, the steadiness of the mountains, the fluid churning of the waves, the cleansing flow of the wind and the wild dance of the heart flames.
She has and continues to study under living yoga masters: her initial 200 hr certification was completed in 2011 with Tracey Rich and Ganga White of the White Lotus Foundation, followed by advanced studies under their guidance. Shortly after, Rachel completed an intensive training in Thai Massage with Phoebe Diftler. She has been studying with Shiva Rea since 2014 and in 2017 finished her 500hrs under the Prana Vinyasa lineage. In the Spring of 2017 she led her first 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Divinitree Santa Barbara and continues to lead trainings, privates and small group classes, retreats and workshops locally and globally.
Rachelʼs unique and creative classes weave together the core centered refinement of Pilates, the intuitive movement of dance and the vigor of Ashtanga with the nurturing and healing energy of restorative and Thai massage.
Through thoughtfully choreographed sequencing, meditation and powerful breath work, she creates an open practice space that nurtures organic, spontaneous movement and somatic awareness while also focusing on alignment, strength and control. Inspired by her studies in philosophy and religion, dance and fine art, Rachel holds an accessible practice space that is at once meditative, invigorating, ecstatic, grounding and transformative. Let yourself be moved. Learn more about Rachel by visiting her site here.
Autumn Adams, E-RYT, YACEP
Autumn founded Ambuja Yoga in 2014 as a way to share her love of yoga, travel and adventure, as well as a way to cultivate intention, courage and grace in her students. She hopes her students will leave with a feeling of purpose and with the ability to invite their intention into all aspects of their lives.
Autumn encourages her students to be conscious creators… to have the courage to take risks (both big and small), to listen deeply to their body, to their gut, to their heart and the grace to “roll with the punches” on this messy path we call life. Learn more about Ambuja Yoga by reading this letter from Autumn, founder of Ambuja Yoga.
Autumn is committed to her own yoga education and continues to study and grow as a teacher. She felt called to become a yoga teacher in the early 2000s, but it took her until 2014 to commit to a yoga teacher training. As they say, when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Autumn completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Jeannie Laslo-Douglas of Yoga Indigo in Bend, Oregon in 2014.
She furthered her studies with a 300 hour yoga teacher training with Everett Newell of Zuna Yoga at The Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia in 2015. The same year she completed an 85 hour prenatal yoga course with Shana Celnicker-Chong of the Bhaktishop in Portland, Oregon. In 2018, she completed her Level 1 and Level 2 certifications in Thai Yoga Massage at the International Thai Massage Training School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Autumn is passionate about teaching yoga teachers how to teach authentically. She loves empowering and mentoring them along their journey as teachers and leaders in their community. She keeps her teachings real, approachable, and accessible. Autumn led two yoga teacher trainings in Bend, Oregon in 2018 and looks forward to sharing her love of yoga with the Santa Barbara community.
Senior Teachers, Local Healers, and Musicians
Nicole Inglish brings to you 20+ years of teaching and practice. Nicole founded Source Yoga in 2005, and was a studio owner for 10 years. Having chosen yoga as her life path and career path, she is intimately acquainted with the triumphs and pitfalls and perhaps most importantly the day to day creativity and inspiration; this is what she loves to share with all of her students, not only the spark of adventure and creativity, but also the path of yoga as a way to live a meaningful life of awakened embodiment with joy, grace and courage.
About Divinitree Yoga Santa Barbara
Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara just right off of State Street, Divinitree has found its home in a historical Spanish Revival building built in 1920. With two beautiful studio spaces, Divinitree offers a diverse range of classes each week from Vinyasa, Restorative, Kundalini, AcroYoga and more.
Divinitree is rooted in creating and nurturing community. Not just within our studio, but also within our city, our country, and our world.
“Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” is one of our favorite mantras which translates from Sanskrit to English as: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
This is the core of the Divinitree Yoga philosophy.