Dharma and Yoga Teacher Training
A five-month training program for meditation and mindfulness practitioners and aspiring yoga teachers.
This immersive training program addresses body, mind, and heart through the study of mindful asana, pranayama, anatomy, mindfulness principles, meditation, and the wisdom teachings of yoga and Buddhism.
Fulfills the requirements for the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification.
Emphasis on the integration of meditation and mindfulness with movement.
Incorporates non-residential silent retreat practice and the joy and support of building community together.
Minimum of a two-year yoga and mindfulness practice required.
TEACHING TEAM: Djuna Mascall, Leslie Booker, Mark Coleman, Anne Cushman, Sean Feit Oakes, and Tias Little
DJUNA MASCALL teaches Prajna Yoga nationally and internationally. She is a leader of the Spirit Rock Dharma and Yoga Teacher Training Program and a certified yoga therapist in private practice. Her offerings combine meditation and dharma study with asana training designed to cultivate sensory awareness and embodied wisdom.
LESLIE BOOKER brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of dharma, embodied wisdom, and activism. She worked with vulnerable populations in New York City for over a decade and shares her experience nationally speaking at conferences. She has contributed to several publications. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012) and Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017) and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020.
MARK COLEMAN, MA, has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats since 1997. He also leads wilderness meditation retreats, integrating mindfulness meditation with nature, and is the author of Awake in the Wild, Make Peace with Your Mind, and From Suffering to Peace.
ANNE CUSHMAN is a pioneer in the integration of mindfulness, embodied meditation, and creative expression. A member of the Teachers’ Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, she founded the first Buddhist meditation training for yoga teachers. Her books include The Mama Sutra, Enlightenment for Idiots, and Moving Into Meditation.
TIAS LITTLE synthesizes classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, cranial-sacral therapy, and trauma healing. He has studied the meditative arts and Buddhism for 30+ years and has an MA in Eastern Philosophy. Tias is the author of The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop, and Yoga of the Subtle Body.
SEAN FEIT OAKES, PhD, teaches Buddhism and Yoga focusing on the integration of meditation, trauma resolution, and social justice. He received teaching authorization from Jack Kornfield and wrote his dissertation on extraordinary meditative states. His current research explores identity, ancestry, and rebirth, and working with the body in contemplative inquiry.