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LA INTENSIVE FORMAT


Dates:  October 27 – November 6, 2016

Hours: 9am – 6pm daily

Place:  Yoga Raj in West Los Angeles


Price:                $1,600 per 100-hour module


Discounts:      $200 early bird one month before training begins
                              $100 for students who’ve attended a 20-hr+ workshop with Leslie


Additional:    Materials for each module are additional purchases on your own
                             IF you do not already have these books.
                             Registration fee of $108 for those who want their hours certified for Yoga Alliance


Payments:    Checks and Square cash payments to Alchemy Yoga Therapy, LLC
                             3% Service Fee for PayPal and credit card payments

Materials:       “Key Muscles of Yoga,” by Ray Long
                              “Teaching Yoga,” by Donna Farhi

                               "Upanishads," you choose!

Recommended for your library:  “BKS Iyengar Yoga, The Path to Holistic Health,” by BKS Iyengar
                                                                 “The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health,” Linda Sparrowe & Patricia Walden
                                                                  “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande
                                                                   “Awakening the Spine,” by Vanda Scaravelli



Got more questions? I LOVE questions! Check out the FAQ. And don’t hesitate to contact me if you need more information at leslie@lesliekazadi.com

LA INTENSIVE FORMAT 


Dates:  March 23 - April 2, 2017

Hours: 9am – 6pm daily

Place:  Yoga Raj in West Los Angeles


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                  alchemy of longevity | 100-hour module

LA INTENSIVE FORMAT


Dates:  May 26 – June 5, 2016

Hours: 9am – 6pm daily

Place:  Yoga Raj in West Los Angeles


​CARLSBAD WEEKEND FORMAT


Dates:  June 9-11, July 7-9, 

                 August 11-13, September 8-10

Hours: Fridays, 1-9:30pm

                Saturdays, 11:30am-9:30pm

                Sundays, 11:30am-6:30pm

Place:  Yoga Bound Carlsbad Village


I am beyond excited that you want to join us! All 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training graduates are welcome to apply for registration.  If you have a different teaching experience in a movement modality and would like to be considered for the program, please contact: leslie@lesliekazadi.com

Please fill out the Registration and Trainee Agreement form and email it to leslie@lesliekazadi.com  Once you have been accepted, mark your calendar and prepare to open your heart/mind! And you will also need to open your checkbook and make a deposit to hold your spot.



Alchemy of Movement explores the transformation of the structural body through the practice of yoga, including:

•    Daily morning asana practices that are simple and accessible deconstructions of common asana injuries and their solutions at all the major joints


•    Understand functional movement patterns that celebrate the spectrum of movement and unveil possibilities through a variety of pose modifications


•    View slide shows of what’s actually happening inside for the nerd in you to “get it” in your bones


•    Daily sitting sessions that will guide you into finding the practice that resonates with you, removing the “meh” from meditation


•    Discern the risks and rewards of lengthening, tractioning, loading joints, closed and open chains & what I call “gaming gravity” - what that all means, what it looks like and why it matters


•    Learn methodical assessment tools as guide posts to see students clearly and efficiently 


•    Distinguish between structural and postural “situations” and determine what is changeable to realize your students’ highest potential


•    Become an architect of people, poses and sequences to create a framework for methodical and creative teaching


•    Create short- and long-term wellness programs that people will enJOY doing


•    Cultivate the art of teaching with specific language, adjustments and sequences that all send a clear, consistent message


•    Consider Yoga Philosophy as a template for teaching- and living! - with clarity and kindness


•    Practice the Wisdom of No Escape, as you awaken and guide your students into their unique alignment, engaging your unique skills!

Trainings

Alchemy of Longevity traverses the life-long path of yoga, contemplating its physiological ebbs and flows, including:

•    Daily morning asana practices that may include asana, pranayama, and meditation appropriate for celebrating specific cycles of life


•    Learn the science of resilience, cell regeneration and – my favorite - brain plasticity and the specific yogic tools to strengthen the body, mind and spirit at any age


•    Understand the physiological shifts that commonly occur as bodies mature and how to adapt practices to support these changes and enhance vitality


•    Re-member the meaning of vinyasa and how people of all ages benefit from a version that imbues them with beauty & grace


•    Re-cognize and revere The Change and Wisdom in women’s cycles


•    Play with practices that will unlock your creativity and inspire your resourcefulness 


•    Cultivate the art of teacher/student dynamics at different stages of life


•    Mature the tools of assessment with the wisdom to see your students holistically


•    Get clarity on the Yogic Philosophy on aging and immortality (which is NOT anti-aging!)


•    Gracefully weave insights of longevity into your classes without denying reality OR sounding like The Grim Reaper


•    Develop the skills to balance the art of acceptance with the courage of transformation – for yourself and your students!


Registration

​CARLSBAD WEEKEND FORMAT


Dates:  October 7-9, November 11-13,

                  December 9-11, January 13-15

Hours: Fridays, 1-9:30pm

                Saturdays, 11:30am-9:30pm

                Sundays, 11:30am-6:30pm

Place:  Yoga Bound Carlsbad Village


             alchemy of embodiment | 100-hour module

Price:                $1,600 per 100-hour module


Discounts:      $200 early bird one month before training begins
                               $100 for students who’ve attended a 20-hr+ workshop with Leslie


Additional:    Materials for each module are additional purchases on your own
                             IF you do not already have these books.
                             Registration fee of $108 for those who want their hours certified with Yoga Alliance


Payments:    Checks and Square cash payments to Alchemy Yoga Therapy, LLC
                            3% Service Fee for PayPal and credit card payments


Materials:    “Sukha: A Guide To Restorative Yoga,” by Annie Carpenter and Leslie Kazadi
                            “Teaching Yoga,” by Donna Farhi
                            “Upanishads,” by you choose!    

Recommended for your library: “Meditation for the Love of It,” by Sally Kempton
                                                                  “Lotus of the Heart,” by Debbie L. Kasman
                                                                  “The Yoga of Breath,” by Richard Rosen
                                                                  “Relax & Renew,” by Judith Hanson Lasater
                                                                  “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers,” by Robert M. Sapolsky



This program is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training.  My goal is to empower you with the tools to instruct any body who walks into your class, teaching the therapeutic benefits of yoga in an accessible way. If you think that yoga is for every body of all ages and abilities, this program is for you!

After you have completed a 200-hour program recognized by YA, feel free to register for any module of Distill your Teaching that speaks to you. DYT unfolds from the gross to the subtle, exploring Movement, Longevity and Embodiment. That said, if your life or mind doesn’t move in a linear fashion, please join us in the time and order that feel right for you!

Each module is currently scheduled as an 11-day intensive in Los Angeles, or 4-weekend workshops in Carlsbad at Yoga Bound.


The 11-day intensive will will allow you to completely immerse yourself in all that yoga has to offer.  Whether your intention is to deepen your experience as a yogi or enhance your skills as a teacher, this training allows you to step out of your daily life and steep in the depth of practice, the support of community, and the fulfillment of learning. You will embrace all that yoga has to offer and realize that yoga will also embrace you in all the stages of your life.

The weekend format in Carlsbad is the second weekend of each month for a year-long program that begins in October. You can sign up for 4 weekend workshops (100 hours) or get a discount for enrolling in the entire program: Yoga Bound Signup





Alchemy of Embodiment dives into the heart of awareness through the language of sensation, accessing the subtle practices of yoga, including:

•    Daily morning practices that may include asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, visualization and restorative yoga


•    Experience the depths of the 8-limbed path of yoga with its intention for transformation 


•    Learn the science behind the Relaxation Response and Meditative Mind and how both bolster resilience and strengthen vagal tone 


•    Awaken your intuition and that of your students through the art of inquiry


•    Discover the power of pranayama and understand the physiological benefits (and how to avoid breakdowns)


•    Practice the art of Restorative Yoga as a sweet form of deep, relaxing meditation that looks like half prop party and half slumber party


•    Discover how to create Restorative Yoga practices for specific therapeutic benefits


•    Believe it’s possible to meditate with joy! 


•    Interpret the language of inner and outer sensations, known as karma indryas, instilling these keystones in your teaching as the path to embodiment


•    Demystify the energy body via the vayus, elements and chakras and realize it’s all you


•    Feel your self transformed by subtle practices and embrace the gifts of who you are!


​CARLSBAD WEEKEND FORMAT


Dates: February 10-12, March 10-12

​                 April 7-9, May 12-14

Hours: Fridays, 1-9:30pm

                Saturdays, 11:30am-9:30pm

                Sundays, 11:30am-6:30pm

Place:  Yoga Bound Carlsbad Village



Training Overview

     DISTILL YOUR TEACHING | 300-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING


Each morning, we will have a practice with some combination of asana, meditation, pranayama and mantra.  This will be the foundation of the teachings of the day.  We will take time to explore the depths of the practices so that you will understand the intention and meaning of the day’s lesson.

Within each day, there will be times to reflect and connect with each other and with yourself.  And there will be play time! Time to play with props, play with language, play with sensory awareness and play with adjustments. And play the role of student, teacher, detective and magician as you begin to unravel the mysteries of the body and the brilliance of your true teacher… the one that lies within!

  ALCHEMY OF MOVEMENT | 100-Hour module

Frequently Asked Questions

Price:                 $1,600 per 100-hour module


Discounts:      $200 early bird one month before training begins
                              $100 for students who’ve attended a 20-hr+ workshop with Leslie


Additional:    Materials for each module are additional purchases on your own
                             IF you do not already have these books.
                             Registration fee of $108 for those who want their hours certified for Yoga Alliance


Payments:    Checks and Square cash payments to Alchemy Yoga Therapy, LLC
                            3% Service Fee for PayPal and credit card payments

Materials:    “Teaching Yoga,” by Donna Farhi
                           “Key Muscles of Yoga,” by Ray Long
                           “Light on Yoga,” by BKS Iyengar

Recommended for your library:  “Anatomy Trains,” by Tom Meyers