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Zenality Yoga Salon invites you to experience yoga teacher training in a vastly beautiful, transformative, and spiritual place in Southern Colorado, USA. Enjoy yoga classes and meditation sessions while immersing yourself into yoga sequences, principles, techniques, and execution for those who interested in guiding others. Upon completion of the program, you will gain a full understanding on how to sequence, practice, and teach a Hatha yoga class.
During the teacher training, your will be staying at Kelly Place Bed & Breakfast. Kelly Place is both an archaeological preserve and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners region. Just 10 miles west of Cortez Colorado, the lodging is nestled among the red-rock canyons and majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Rooms are available in community occupancy, family occupancy, and private occupancy.
The community occupancy has four twin beds, one large queen bed and private bathroom where you will share it with other in the room. The family occupancy has two twin bed, one large queen bed complete with private bathroom or shared bathroom. While the private occupancy room has one large queen bed, private balcony, and private bathroom. The private occupancy is great for couples or for those who wish to bring their friends.
This program is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Hatha yoga. Please be aware that this is a rigorously physical and mental program in which you will be participating in two physical yoga classes per day and up to four hours of study and lecture. Students are not required to have prior yoga knowledge, but it is recommended for students to feel comfortable within a classroom setting. Couples are welcome in this yoga teacher training.
The purpose of the Zenality yoga immersion teacher training program is to provide an education platform for future yoga instructors in their personal growth and understanding of Hatha yoga principles.
The program teaches asana practice, breathing exercises, class sequencing, and meditation while integrating teaching techniques for graduates to pursue future administration of a beginning level Hatha yoga class.
Each student will receive a book list, vocabulary terminology, and recommended class hours to take prior to the start of the program. Those who initiate the material before the program find great success and less fatigue as they embark on the yoga journey.
Acceptance to this program is based on first come first serve. Please be advised of the lengthy intake and interview process prior to acceptance to join the training.
Students who wish to be a recognized professional Hatha yoga teacher may complete 20 more hours through a thesis assignment and logged teaching hours post program. Zenality will then approve those students to be a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and be certified by Yoga Alliance.
Graduates have one year to complete this assignment. Zenality will then approve each student completed on Yoga Alliance website to receive their credentialing certificate to be a certified yoga instructor.
There will be one exclusive archaeologist guided hike into areas of canyons of the Ancients Sand Canyon Recreational District which are off limits to the general public. Kelly Place is the only permit holder that can take you hiking into the Monument lands where you may climb into cliff dwellings to experience the perspective of Ancestral Puebloan "Anasazi" Indians.
You will get the opportunity to see the ancient wood still holding the rock structure at Broken Beam. Climb into Kiva in the Sky for a magnificent view of sacred Sleeping Ute Mountain. Marvel at the myriad of pottery sherds and other artifacts are still strewn about the middens.
This yoga teacher training will take place in Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado, USA. It is known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, Anasazi petroglyphs, and red rock formations.
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During the retreat, you will be served with daily homemade vegetarian meals. The meals feature lentil stews, rice, fresh salad, superfoods, and much more. Dietary restrictions are observed. Breakfast provided by Kelly Place features egg omelets, granola, fruit, tea or coffee, oatmeal, homemade jams, juices, and much more.
Horse rides, both full and half day and overnight camp-outs are available during your stay at Kelly Place. Rides are provided by an adjacent ranch. Horse trips take you into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to several ruin sites.
A minimum of two persons to a maximum of six can be accommodated in a group. Half day rides are 90 USD per person and full day rides are 180 USD per person. An overnight camp out, including dinner and breakfast is an option at 280 USD per person and requires minimum four person. A 10 percent discount is offered to families of four or more. Children must be at least eight years old to ride. All trips should be arranged in advance.
Kelly Place can arrange a local lecturer or presenter to provide your family or group with discussion topics such as Archaeology of the Southwest, Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, Present day Navajo and Ute culture, music and dance, Navajo rug weaving, and photography of ruins, artifacts, and landscape.
The Sand Canyon trail offers scenic mountain biking amidst the Anasazi ruin sites in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Lower Sand Canyon trailhead is just two miles west of Kelly Place. Bikes and gear can be rented in Cortez.
Prehistoric humans learned to turn mud and water into beautiful ceramic vessels. You can have this same experience at Kelly Place, guided by a renowned artist in primitive pottery.
Learn about the different types of pottery created at different cultural periods by the Ancestral Puebloans who inhabited the southwest centuries ago as you create your own "primitive" vessel. Make your own paintbrush, just as the Puebloans did. Finally, the firing of the dried pieces can also be done in a primitive way, in an outdoor firepit.
In a one day course, you can accomplish everything except the firing. You may leave with your own unfired piece or choose to have it fired in an outdoor pit (fire restrictions may apply).
The cost of a full day lesson in primitive ceramics for up to four individuals is 325 USD, materials included. For each additional person is 60 USD. Firing your pieces in an outdoor pit is an additional 250 USD for the group and requires at least another day to complete the process. All pottery workshops must be arranged in advance. Arrangements depend on the availability of the artist or teacher.
At an additional cost you may have Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai yoga, and trigger point massage. Rates may vary for each massage.
Please book your flight to arrive at Durango–La Plata County Airport (DRO). Zenality Yoga Salon will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
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