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Elements of Power Yoga Presents:

Going PRO

A 4-Week online mentorship program for Yoga Teachers who graduated from a 200HR training and still don’t feel ready to teach yoga.

Dear Friend and Fellow Yogi.


If you would like the ability to become a professional yoga teacher that impacts the lives of those around you.

Who at the same time is able to make a living out of teaching yoga.

Then you’ll want to read this page, and here’s why…

If you’re a newer yoga teacher, you already know how hard it is to build momentum teaching yoga.

Especially if you didn’t get the training and tools needed to go out into the real world and actually teach in front of people.

Well, I hate to be the messenger, but it’s not going to get easier any time soon.

Like most things in life, when something becomes popular, it also becomes watered down.

Yoga has become exceptionally popular over the years, and for good reason. But as a result, the quality trainings that exist, have been buried by the masses, leaving people like you feeling frustrated that you didn’t get what you needed.

Making it difficult to know if a training like this will deliver on its promises or if it’s going to fall short as well.

But before we go further down the rabbit hole, let me make something clear upfront.

What’s to follow is NOT for everyone.

This isn’t one of those programs where you can just sign up, do nothing, and get a certificate.

Everything we teach has worked wonders for our students and it can help you, too.

But I’m not suggesting that everyone who joins this program is going to walk into a full time job as a yoga teacher afterwards.

I don’t know how much money you’ll make or how successful you’ll be.

Not because each masterclass isn’t worth its weight in gold.

But as you already know, being a yoga teacher is hard work.

It requires massive and consistent energy to build momentum at the beginning.

If you’re not willing to accept that, please do not join our mentorship program.

If you haven’t heard of me..

For the past decade, I’ve worked as a Physiotherapist and helped thousands of clients with their injuries.

I’m a new yoga teacher, just like you, and I’ve partnered up with the Elements of Power Yoga school alongside some of the best teachers in the industry.

Together, we’ve redirected our focus on supporting yoga teachers like you, to get the proper training and tools necessary to lead a class full of students.

This includes everything from the technical side of teaching yoga, to the safety and prevention of injuries, to getting comfortable teaching in front of others.

With a combined 28 years experience teaching and over 10,000 classes, our masterclasses are designed to get you ready to teach yoga professionally.

With that said, let me show you how…

My name is Michael

I’m a new yoga teacher just like you.

Masterclasses are 100% Live!

What You Have to Look Forward to

Going Pro is a 4-week mentorship program where we host 3 masterclasses each week.

Each masterclass will be hosted by one of our master teachers and will deliver on our promise of moving you towards becoming a professional yoga teacher that impacts the lives of those around you.

By the end of the 4-weeks, all the teachings and tools provided can be implemented immediately into your teaching style so that your next steps are simple.

The principles, strategies, and tactics that have helped our past students the most, are the ones that come from live interactions.

This is why all masterclasses will be 100% LIVE.

Having access to these masterclasses will be like having a handful of coaches by your side guiding you every step of the way and cheering you on.

How the Program Works

The contents of this program will fill the gaps from your previous training and guide you to become the professional instructor you want to be.

All the while adding a little bit of humor because we all like to have fun as well.

Each masterclass will be focused on one topic that falls under the 4 pillars of what it takes to become a successful yoga teacher; 

  1. Professional sequencing
  2. Teaching techniques
  3. Safety and injury prevention
  4. Practice teaching with immediate feedback

There will also be opportunities to practice yoga with our teachers and the other students.

Yes, that’s a lot to look forward to but it gets better because there’s one more thing you’re getting when you sign up today…

ME!

I personally will be hosting at least 3 of the masterclasses and leading the charge on anatomy and injury prevention.

A lot of new yoga teachers are worried to say the wrong thing, potentially causing an injury.

So, I’m doing this as a way to make sure you get any and all help you need when it comes to being confident in leading a safe class.

I specialize in taking complex injury prevention topics and making them easy for you to digest and apply to your teaching. You won’t get any ‘fluff’ or ‘jargon’ from me!

My masterclasses get straight to the point and deliver the practical language that you can use when teaching.

Each of the masterclasses from all the senior teachers are designed to help you break through barriers, keep you focused, and give you a kick in the a** when you need it.

We’ll provide no nonsense, non theoretical, situation specific guidance, and help you get through your toughest roadblocks.

Here’s What To Do Next

As you may already know.

The cost of a well-rounded 200HR yoga teacher training costs somewhere around $3-4k.

I know you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars and we don’t want to charge thousands for this program.

We realize not everyone can afford to take another 200HR YTT.

So the way we see it… we could charge a substantial amount for this mentorship program because of its value.

But we want this program to be accessible.

Especially to people who are serious about becoming a professional yoga teacher.

This is why we decided to make it so affordable.

In fact…

4-Weeks of Personalized Mentorship is only…

 

$525

 

…and you can save over 25% if you sign up with a friend

That’s it!

That works out to be less than $45 per masterclass.

And if you know someone else, just like you, that needs this mentorship program, you can sign up together and make it even more affordable saving $108 each.

You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars and sign up for a 300HR teacher training to be ready to teach. All you need is a little rounding of the edges from your previous training and filling in some gaps.

If in the future you want to do a 300HR training, that’s up to you, but it’s not needed to become a professional yoga instructor.

As soon as you sign up today, you’ll be sent an email confirmation securing your spot in the program.

I will personally send you an email myself, welcoming you to the program and informing you on the next steps!

With that said, there is ONE thing to keep in mind…

Time is of the essence.

Here’s why.

The program starts on May 3rd, 2021 so depending on when you’re reading this letter, you might need to act fast!

You should also know, that we limit this 4-week program to only 25 people. We want our students to go out into the world, and make an immediate impact. Therefore, each student will get individual attention, and will be given a personal map to success.

All you need to do now is, sign up…

Start deploying our strategies into your teaching… and take note of how much easier and effortless it becomes to lead a class.

Earn a reputation as one of the best yoga teachers in your region and have new students show up and walk away happy and satisfied.

Watch as your following starts turning into loyal fans who come back to your classes time and time again.

Continue to enjoy what yoga has done for your life, and share it with the world.

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

-Michael

Details about GOING PRO

Build Confidence Fast with Professional Mentorship

2021 | May 3rd – May 29th

Most teacher trainings have become watered-down and are filled with gaps that prevent graduating students from receiving the proper training needed to go out into the world and teach yoga.

The purpose of this program is to fill those gaps and increase your confidence as a yoga teacher!

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By the end of the 4-weeks, you will learn:

  • How to teach a safe, smart, and creative power yoga class
  • The art of vinyasa yoga sequencing
  • The art of communication to all levels of students
  • Anatomy as it pertains to injury prevention
  • Verbal cueing of movements and alignment
  • To teach with immediate feedback from Paul and senior teachers
  • The business of yoga and how to teach online

Program Details:

9 x Yoga Teaching Masterclasses (2-2.5hours each)

Delivered to you by one of the most well-respected Yoga Teachers at the world-renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo and other senior teachers.

3 x Injury Prevention Masterclasses (1.5-2hours each)

Delivered to you by internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri.

When: May 3rd to May 29th
Frequency: 3 x Masterclasses scheduled every week
Duration: Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours (~7 hours total /week)

Our trainings are extremely comprehensive, and are designed to provide the student with the confidence to go out into the world and teach yoga professionally. 

You can also expect to have a massive shift in your physical asana practice. Our graduates have extremely high rates of success in their careers. Some of them have already opened up their own studios!!

Rooted in vinyasa/power yoga principles, this program will have a large emphasis on yoga asana by way of professional sequencing, teaching techniques, injury prevention, and practice teaching.

Professional Sequencing

Sequencing is in our opinion the single most important aspect of teaching an effective asana class. These MasterClasses will have a significant amount of time spent on sequencing of classes.  We will give you a template that will allow you to teach a STRONG, SAFE class…every time.  Once you are familiar with our template, you will have room to be creative and make your sequences your own. 

Injury Prevention

You must be able to guide your students safely into, or out of, poses, as necessary. Many of your students will come to class as beginners or with old injuries. It is the Yoga instructor’s responsibility to ensure the safety of each student. We will teach you the need-to-know anatomy to prevent injuries from happening, and also how to support someone who already has one.

Teaching Techniques

Learn HOW to teach from Paul and other senior teachers who have taught upwards of 5000 yoga classes.  We have taught 60, 75, 90 minute classes all over the world to different bodies and experience levels.  We have had success in extremely competitive markets, and continue to teach public classes full-time. We have built classes from 2-3 people to 50+. Learn what it takes to present yourself in an ultra-professional fashion, and to make an impact on your students. 

Practice Teaching

We are what we repeatedly do–Aristotle.  Confidence will be built through repetition.  In order to get good at teaching yoga, you have to TEACH YOGA.  This series will have significant time spent on practice teaching, with real-time feedback LIVE from Paul and other master teachers.  

Going PRO is registered as a Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider (YACEP). Meaning, you’ll receive a 30-Hour Certificate of Completion for your Yoga Alliance Continued Education hours.

About the teachers

Experience and Expertise

Going PRO is led by by one of the most respected yoga teachers from the world renowned Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia, Paul Teodo, and internationally recognized Physiotherapist and rehabilitation specialist, Michael Henri.

Paul Teodo (E-RYT)

Paul Teodo is a yoga and meditation teacher and musician from the USA. Paul received his YTT certification through YogaWorks, studying under David Kim and Jesse Schein. Upon graduation, Paul was immediately offered a slot at Bryan Kest’s world famous studio in Santa Monica.

Paul spent 5 years there, and at other studios in LA building a reputation as one of the best young teachers in Los Angeles. He continued to study with senior teachers Sara Ivanhoe, Travis Eliot, Bryan Kest, Steve Ross, and meditation under Dr. Lorin Roche.

Paul has taught approximately 5000 yoga classes. He was named the #1 Yoga Teacher in Los Angeles in 2016 by the Culture Trip. In 2017 he moved to Indonesia with his wife and got hired at the world famous Yoga Barn in Ubud.

He currently leads workshops, classes and retreats all over the world, teaches a full schedule in Bali, and has released 2 albums of instrumental meditation music.

Michael Henri (RYT, MPty, BHK)

Michael is senior Physiotherapist and yoga teacher from Canada. He has worked in public and private practices, hospitals, and orthopedic clinics in several countries all over the world.

Michael received his YTT certification through the Elements of Power Yoga school, studying under Paul Teodo, Byron De Marse, and Leah Santa Cruz in 2020. 

During his training, Michael led the anatomy and biomechanics lessons as a student/teacher, and immediately upon graduation was asked to join the Elements of Power Yoga school as the injury prevention specialist.

Michael’s #1 priority is relating anatomy back to yoga so that alignment, cueing and sequencing makes sense and can be more easily remembered. 

He focuses on simplicity and avoiding the unnecessary by teaching you only what you need to know.

Byron de Marsé (E-RYT)

Born and raised on an Oklahoma cattle ranch, Byron was destined to believe that simplicity is the key component of happiness. After losing his father at a pivotal time and experiencing a traumatic spiral of events he was introduced to yoga. A strong and deep spiritual connection was realized shortly thereafter.

After his YTT certification under senior teachers Rudy Mettia and Travis Eliot in 2010, he immediately started teaching at Bryan Kest’s world famous Power Yoga studio and still does. He continued his education with Schuyler Grant and Wanderlust in Hollywood. He now has over 10,000 hours of teaching experience along with leading several retreats around the world with Paul Teodo.

The four major points he stresses in class are proper alignment, mindfulness of physical limits, deepness of breath, and calmness of mind. Anyone practicing with him will experience an increase mental and physical awareness and well-being.

Read What Our Past Students Have to Say

Paul is very pleasant and caring. You can tell her cares a lot about ensuring everyone was having a good experience in the training. Yet, at the same time, he was very professional.

“Michael is professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about anatomy to a degree that really engaged me in the content. Literally the last time that I had taken an anatomy course was in high school and it was taught in such a boring way that I really didn’t retain much of the content. Michael’s practical way of teaching really brought a new sense of awareness to my physiological understanding.”

“Byron is amazing. He has the ability to create such a safe and open space for people to get vulnerable and fail and grow and learn together. He is so sensitive, intuitive, personal, supportive while still critiquing and pushing you to improve. His feedback is incredible/priceless. The passion and patience for yoga and teaching is so evident. ”

“What I liked the most was the technical nature of instructing the poses, this has been the single most consistent feedback that I’ve received from the people that I’ve taught so far.”

“Like the practical part of teaching most. Like teacher’s correction and feedback. Through feedback I can really see where I can improve.”

“This training fully embodies the meaning of yoga. Paul, Byron, Michael and all the master classes were exceptional.”

Michael’s energy is so warm, positive, inviting. Love that guy! I have medical background so I know how hard it is to “speak english” when you’re so immersed in medical/anatomical jargon and felt he bridged this very well, without dumbing it down/oversimplifying too much.

“Paul communicates a lot in a very concise, clear way with warmth, sincerity and and a great passion for the subject. His enthusiasm is very contagious and one always leaves his class feeling inspired and motivated.”

GOING PRO IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You’ve completed your 200HR Yoga Teacher Training with a registered school of the Yoga Alliance.
  • You want to teach yoga professionally, and/or you want to improve your personal practice.
  • You’ve said or thought things like:

“I don’t feel ready to teach.”
“I’m afraid of saying the wrong thing.”
“I wasn’t able to practice teaching enough”
“I fell behind in my learning/teaching”
“I haven’t caught up to the other teachers”
“Maybe teaching yoga isn’t for me”

GOING PRO IS NOT FOR YOU IF:

  • You’re not interested in teaching yoga.
  • You’re brand new to vinyasa/power yoga.
  • You’re not interested in developing your own personal practice.
  • You’re not interested in learning, growing and/or developing as a yoga teacher.
  • You’re hypersensitive to constructive criticism. 
  • You’re not able to:

→ Show up on time
Work hard towards a goal
Dedicate 5+ hours a week to that goal

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Masterclasses are there, and how long are they?

There will be 12 live masterclasses, 2 each week for the 6 weeks. Each class will range from 2-2.5 hours, and will be a combination or yoga classes, lectures, Q and A, and practice teaching.

What is the time commitment?

You are expected to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to this program in order receive your certificate of completion with the Yoga Alliance Continued Education Program.

What are the pre-requisites to join this program?

Completed a 200HR Yoga Teacher Training, or minimum 3 years of vinyasa/power practice and knowledge of the foundational poses.

Which days of the week / what times are the Masterclasses?

You are guaranteed a minimum of 2 classes per week where you can attend live depending on your time zone:

Monday 5pm PST / Tuesday 8am Bali
Saturday 9am CET / Saturday 4pm Bali
Sunday 3pm CET / 7am PST / 10pm Bali

Please note: All masterclasses will be recorded and accessible through the mentorship platform.

What if we miss a live session?

We highly recommend you attend classes live as much as possible. However, all classes will be recorded and accesible on the mentorship platform if you miss one.

Is there a test in order to pass?

No, but you must complete all videos, and we highly recommend attending a minimum of 50% of them live.

What if I did my 200Hour training in another discipline, like Hatha or Ashtanga?

The techniques here will be beneficial to anyone who wants to teach a modern yoga class in hatha, gentle vinyasa, beginners, or power.  

Please Note: We want our students to go out into the world, and make an immediate impact.  That is why we will limit this 4-week course to only 25 people. Each student will get individual attention, and will be given a personal map to success by Paul and Michael and the other teachers.

Payments are fully transferable, but non-refundable.  You may transfer your payment to another training or retreat, or to a friend.

Contact us at: [email protected]