Arturo PealMA, (TCM), LMP
Arturo Peal, MA, (TCM), LMP, Has spent over 30 years inspiring and educating yoga teachers, bodyworkers, and movement specialists across the globe through his classes in Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Therapeutic Touch. With a unique gift for translating complex scientific concepts into tangible teachings for his students, he raises awareness of how the body works. Arturo holds a Master’s degree in Chinese medicine and has practiced therapeutic massage for over 40 years. He is a 5th-degree black belt in Aikido and is the Chief Instructor at Aikido of New Orleans.
Mia Velez entered the Integral Yoga Sangha in 2016 through the kitchen by helping to cook Thursday community lunches and silent retreat meals. In 2018 she certified as an Integral Yoga teacher to learn more of the IYI approach and be part of the lineage. Mia is a disciple of the Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu lineage and is highly influenced by her martial arts training. After completing her first 200-hour teacher training in 2008, she began to see an undeniable parallel between Yoga and Kung Fu. When she began teaching Kung Fu in 2014, she incorporated Yoga insight and principles in her classes. Her goal in teaching is to connect with the students and to facilitate a safe space for exploration and self-inquiry. Yoga and Kung Fu are integrated into her daily life as a mother, a preschool teacher, and an advocate for gender, race, and class equality through multiple non-profits groups.
Mukunda Marc MorozumiE-RYT 500, CMT,
Mukunda Marc Morozumi, E-RYT 500, CMT, Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer, Began practicing Ashtanga yoga in 2001 while a full-time modern dancer with Joe Goode Performance Group in SF, CA. Due to injury, Mukunda retired from his 12 year dance career in 2004 and entered the events industry from 2004-2016. A 2-month personal trip to India in 2007 paved the way for landing in Yogaville in 2009 for his first teacher training with Swami Divyananda and staff. One month after returning from graduation, Mukunda began teaching a Saturday morning class at the SF IYI which he maintained for over 10 years. Mukunda has co-led Integral Yoga retreats since 2011 and has staffed or co-led Basic Teacher Trainings since 2013. He has opened and managed small group yoga studios in SF since 2017 and in early 2020, he opened and then reformed a yoga center post-COVID-19: Mukunda Yoga – Activation and Well-being Center in SOMA, SF, CA.
Rev. Kamala Itzel HaywardE-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Is a compassionate and fierce advocate for love. After serving as a public policy lawyer for 13 years, Itzel left her legal career and founded Attuned Living, a mindfulness and wellness organization that helps individuals heal the sense of separation they feel from others—or even from themselves. Her unique work—based on the teachings of yoga, mindfulness, and compassionate communication—ranges from promoting social justice work within organizations and communities to guiding individuals on their search for personal and professional fulfillment. Today, she holds retreats, classes, trainings, and private one-on-one sessions online, over the phone, and in-person with people from all over the world. Her mission is to gently remind you of your individual wholeness and your interconnectedness with others and all of life. Learn more at www.attunedliving.com.
Scholarship-based BIPOC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 5:30-8:00 pm
Sundays: 10am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-4pm
Graduation and completion ceremony: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
(no classes 6/20, 7/4, 7/6, 8/12, 9/5, 9/7)
SAVE THE DATE(s):
Meet the trainers and learn more about this scholarship-based training at one or our Free BIPOC TT Open Houses:
FREE Open House 1: Sunday, April 18 & 2pm-3:30pm, registration required
FREE Open House 2: Tuesday, May 11 & 6pm-7:30pm, registration required
Promoting the creation of a more inclusive Yoga community
The Integral Yoga Institute San Francisco recognizes the structural and institutional racism in Yoga and wellness communities, and acknowledges the lack of diverse representation in our Yoga classes.In an effort to work toward dismantling this systemic racism and injustice, IYI SF is offering a scholarship-based Yoga teacher training for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) who are interested in becoming yoga teachers. It is our hope that by encouraging a diverse range of teaching voices, we can create safe spaces where all students can feel represented and welcomed.
*This Integral Yoga Basic Yoga Teacher Training (TT) program would typically be priced at $2700. Our new BIPOC scholarship fund enables us to reduce the price of this all-BIPOC TT to $1080. Additional scholarships are available. Please consider what will make this commitment financially accessible to you and include that in your completed application. It is our goal to ensure that no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Yoga Alliance Hours: 200
This teacher training will consist of 100% BIPOC teacher trainers and participants.
Our Yoga Teacher Training program has been training teachers and changing lives since 1981. The training provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, as well as the skills necessary to become a confident, knowledgeable Yoga instructor. Whether you want to teach others or take your own practice to a deeper level, this training will provide you with an authentic experience of living Yoga.
Racism and oppression have detrimental impacts on the body, mind, and spirit. People of color living at the intersection of racism and sexism, homophobia, and/or heterosexism face unique challenges. The goal of this program is to work towards dismantling systemic racism and injustice by: training more women, men, queer, and genderqueer Yoga teachers of color; making the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of Yoga more accessible to BIPOC communities; and promoting the creation of conscious, diverse and supportive Yoga communities.
Integral Yoga uses an inward, spiritually-focused form of Hatha Yoga to lead students to an experience of inner peace and greater awareness. To prepare teachers to lead students inward, our Yoga Teacher Training program offers a balance of theory and practice on a broad range of topics. Graduates are certified to teach Beginner Level Hatha Yoga and are qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200.
Support and Community
The trainees are supported as they develop skills to teach a full class. They receive weekly guidance during practice sessions from our mentoring staff. Graduates of our program may apply to teach at the Integral Yoga Institute. If accepted, they receive additional free training with a mentor and ongoing continuing education.
This training program included free access to all Yoga classes offered at Integral Yoga San Francisco and you will receive free access to IYTV, a large and ever-expanding library of recorded Integral Yoga Teachings, throughout the duration of this training!
The Teacher Training program offers thorough training in asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy and physiology. It also includes many hours of training in yoga teaching methodology, including how to make adjustments, teach yoga workshops, and more. Graduates receive a certificate to teach Beginner Level Hatha Yoga.
We are committed to providing a safe and high quality program for all participants. Our graduates will develop skills to teach in person or online. The Yoga Alliance criteria about training teachers online is adapting as we move forward. We have dedicated staff to oversee the online coaching to have personal connections throughout the training.
Please be aware that you must have regular access to the Internet to participate in this online training. You must be able to run Zoom on your computer or tablet, and have an active email account for delivery of course materials. Running Zoom by your phone is too small of a screen for proper learning and we request that all students are clearly visible and audible for the live sessions.
For more information, please contact [email protected]
*PAYMENT INFORMATION & REFUND POLICY:
Full payment is required two weeks before the start of the program, unless a prior payment plan has been arranged.
For information on payment plans apply for scholarship and contact [email protected]
Important note: if you cancel before the start of the program you forfeit up to $125 of your deposit and the remaining balance will be refunded. Once you begin the program, the deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.