Welcome Packet

WELCOME to Kula! Here is all the information you need to know before you begin your Yoga Teacher Training!


Operations Contact Information:

Kula Collective
Operations Director: Johana Stark
Website: www.thekulacollective.com
Email: info@thekulacollective.com

200hr YTT Required Books & Readings:

  • (200hr) The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope - please read it before the program begins. It is optional to bring with you but not required.

  • (200hr) Yoga Sutras - Please bring any translation with you to the course. The more translations/perspectives we have, the better!

  • (200hr) Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff (second edition). There is a comprehensive anatomy section of the manual so this is optional to bring with you but not required.

  • Kula Collective Course Books: The Kula Collective Yoga Teacher Training manuals are included in the price of tuition and you will receive them when you arrive onsite.

300hr YTT Required Books:

  • (300hr) Anatomy of Spirit by Caroline Myss - medical intuitive. A helpful read for understanding mind body connection. You do not need to bring this with you to the course.

  • (300hr) The Upanishads - Please bring any translation with you to the course. The more translations/perspectives we have, the better!

  • (300hr) The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope or any translation of the Bhagavad Gita. Please bring with you to the course.

  • (300hr) Oneness by Rasha. Recommended but not required (its a big read!)

  • Kula Collective Course Books: The Kula Collective Yoga Teacher Training manuals are included in the price of tuition and you will receive them when you arrive onsite.

PRACTICUMS and ASSIGNMENTS:

During the training you will be assigned readings and creative activities alone or in groups to help digest some of the material. We will be checking in through reflective questions and group sharings each cycle to make sure you are keeping up with the course flow and our learning goals are being met.

200hr

We will have two individual teaching practicums of 75-90 minute classes:

  1. The Kula Basic Flow will be taught to a peer.

  2. Your Unique Creative Sequence you will develop will be taught to a peer.

300hr

We will have three teaching practicums of 75-90 minute classes following the focuses below:

  1. Focused on technique

  2. Focused on sequencing and theme weaving

  3. Focused on "Share your Essence" - stepping into your authenticity as a teacher incorporating the tools shared over the last month in a holistic and therapeutic way.

200hr Homework & Certification Requirements:

We reserve the right to certify only students who pass the practicum for safe teaching, and demonstrate an ability to facilitate and communicate effectively with a group in a class setting. In the case that you do not receive the certificate directly, we offer a coaching program to help students achieve certification. More details on our Homework & Certification Requirements page. 

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS:

Please let us know us know if you have any dietary restrictions and we will do best to accommodate.

PRACTICE:

If you don’t already have a regular practice, please take some time prior to the beginning of the training to start practicing yoga and meditation 3-5 times per week if possible.  This will help your body and mind more quickly adapt to the schedule once we begin the course.

STAY HEALTHY:

We recommend you begin the process of preparing your body by eating fresh foods that are organic and alkaline-forming such as fruits and vegetables that are high in nutrients.  You may also want to begin limiting your consumption of meat, dairy products, salt, sugar, alcohol and caffeine in the months leading up to the training. Drink water as often as possible and begin to listen to and notice any changes in your body’s responses to this purification process.  As we are cleansing the body from the inside out, you may also want to consider the effects of cleansing from the outside-in. This is a perfect opportunity to look at the products you are using on your skin, hair and scalp to determine the safety or toxicity of them.

A helpful website you can consult for products (such as sunscreen or bug spray) that you may be packing for this trip, is http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/.  The cleansing and fasting is not a required part of this training.  It is only offered as an additional way in which you can create more space for more light in your life and in your practice.

 If you are taking medication or have any personal or physical conditions that may be a contraindication to cleansing, please let us know.

Packing List:

Please refer to the Location section of the Kula Website to know what to bring specifically to your particular location.

  1. A neti pot and a tongue scraper are encouraged to be used as a part of the course curriculum. You can purchase both of these on your own at any health food store or on Amazon.  

  2. We encourage daily journaling before, during and after the training. Please bring a journal, as well as any creative tools that enable you to express yourself such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc.

  3. Please bring with you any sacred objects you work with such as crystals, tarot cards, mala, stones etc.

Health Questionnaire and Liability Form

This form must be filled out prior to the course.

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This group is for all Kula alumni of all programs. This is a good place to share thoughts and ideas, questions and revelations, poetry, art, music... or if you're on the road and looking for a place to stay, your Kula has got your back, just ask.


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