Instructors & Guides
Jenna McDonald, 200 hr E-RYT
ASANA, ART OF TEACHING & PHILOSOPHY
Jenna brings a combination of rich Asana based teachings and a background in Vedanta and Sanskrit together for a unique lineage based approach to modern yoga. She teaches and is trained in Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and various forms of Pranayama & Meditation with over 1,000 hrs of combined teacher trainings. She is the lead instructor and innovator of the Devoted Yogi 200 hr Teacher Training. It has always been her vision to bring the spiritual richness of global yoga to Seattle/Bainbridge Island and with this incredible faculty she is happy to announce that dream manifest! She holds a BA in Eastern Philosophy and Decolonization from Evergreen State College.
3 words to Describe Jenna's Teaching: Technical. Devotional. Inspired.
Kimberley Lafferty, MA in Human Development
YOGA SUTRAS & ETHICS FOR YOGA TEACHERS
Kimberley is a researcher, storyteller, mother and wife. Kim holds degrees in: English Lit, Human Development and Eastern Psychology. She spent two decades as a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, Himalayan yoga tantra and western integral theory. She founded and directed a non-profit adult education company that certifies hundreds of yoga teachers around the world. Kimberley spent over three cumulative years in solitary retreat, graduated from a twelve year advanced degree study program with the Asian Classics Institute, and eventually became one of the first American female lineage Lamas to teach Vajrayana Buddhism. Kimberley then completed her western education in human development to bring global balance to her education. She now follows a call that includes a child, a book, and a country island in the Pacific Northwest. 3 words to describe Kim's Teaching: Truthful. Integral. Compassionate.
Sarah Kruse, Ayurvedic Practitioner and LMP
SELF-CARE FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND AHIMSA LIFESTYLE
Sarah is the Owner and Director of Embrace Ayurveda in Seattle, Wa. As graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute of New Mexico where she mentored under Dr. Vasant Lad. She has traveled to and from India and Kaui'i for many years studying with various Ayurvedic Doctors and Practitioners to refine and LIVE her practice. We are happy to welcome her back for the 200 hr training. 3 words to Describe Sarah's Teaching: Thoughtful. Nourishing. Sublime.
Day Christensen, KPJAY Certified Level 2 Ashtanga Instructor
ANATOMY OF MOVEMENT IN ASHTANGA AND TEACHING SKILLS
Day is one of Jenna's favorite asana teachers and therefor she is here as a guide and mentor of anatomy and functional movement of ashtanga yoga in order to keep it alive as a form of yoga with direct connection to the lineage from which it came. Day is a strong, elegant and clear instructor of all asana, breath and cueing in relationship to Primary Series.
Why Women only?
We are offering a women's only training again this fall simply because it was SUCH a powerful experience for every woman of RADIANCE in the past. It encourages us to drop our competition as women and build strength in elevation and devotion to the course material alongside sisters willing and ready to LISTEN, LOVE and EVOLVE through Yoga. There tends to be a great deal of play, laughter and allowance as we explore the depth of yoga teachings and practice together.
Plus it allows us to focus on some pretty controversial and revolutionary topics in safe women positive space.
It is in your best interest to Prepare for Training
The more regular your asana practice, the more fluid the assimilation of material will be. Jenna suggests practicing 4 days a week prior to the start of the program and requires a practice LOG during the course for 5 day /week practice. This can include weekend training days which include full 60 minute or more practice modules.
Please consider abstaining from intoxicants prior to and during your training for purposes of the efficacy of the practice on the subtle body and new habit formation. It is not a requirement, but rather a suggestion based in years of experimentation with sahdana (practice with a purpose of liberation).
Each student receives a required reading list, a Devoted Yogi Training Manual and upon completion of the program a Certification of Completion in 200hr Yoga Training which can be registered with Yoga Alliance if one desires.
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No Refunds. No Credits.
*Special Exceptions may be made for medical emergencies.