Vinyasa Intensive and Teacher Training
Saturday and Sunday, February 26 and 27
Saturday and Sunday Morning 9-11am SOLD OUT.
Register for NEW! 7:00-9:00am intensive sessions or wait list.
Space still available in afternoon teacher training sessions.
An All-Levels Workshop with
Teacher and Author Rolf Gates
Please NOTE: registration is required for these workshops.
The Vinyasa Intensives (2hr sessions)
Saturday: 9-11am Cost: $25
Sunday: 9-11am Cost: $25
Both Sat. and Sunday 9-11am $40
The Vinyasa Teacher Training: The Art of Sequencing and Themeing
Saturday: The Art of Sequencing
(9-11am practice session required)
1-4pm Cost: $75
Sunday: The Art of Themeing
(9-11am practice session required) 1-4pm Cost: $75
Both full days: $130
How do we begin? How do we sustain? How do we finish?
"To emphasize everything is to emphasize nothing."
In every class there is an opportunity created by the students, the teacher
and the practice.
This two day training will use the final four limbs of yoga: Pratyahara,
Dharana, Dhyana and Samadi as the basis for effective sequencing and themeing
in the classroom. You will learn how classical yoga theory (The Eight-Limb
Path and The Yoga Sutras) teaches us how to organize our classes, sequence our classes and guide our students into a deeper and more fulfilling relationship to themselves.
Born in Manhattan, Rolf Gates grew up in the Boston area as
an avid marathon runner, long distance cyclist and champion wrestler.
As the descendant of six generations of ministers, he gained
an understanding of service and dedication at a very early age.
He studied American History at American University in DC
and in 1987 received his commission in the U.S. Army Infantry
from Georgetown University. As a military officer he became
an Airborne Ranger and served with the U.S forces in Germany.
Rolf went on to work as an emergency
medical technician serving the Boston Community and an addictions
counselor, working with the most difficult teenagers in the
system. Exploring his growing interest in yoga and meditation,
he received his early training in Kripalu Yoga from The Kripalu
Center for Yoga and Health. He went on to study Ashtanga
and Power Yoga. He directed studios in Cambridge
and Boston and now co-owns a studio in Boston, MA, (“Boston’s
Best” Yoga Studio) (opened January, 2002).
He appears regularly modeling yoga poses in Natural Health magazine and conducts workshops throughout the US and abroad.
In 2002 he was named “Boston’s Best” Yoga
Teacher by Boston Magazine. He lives in Boston with his wife,
KidPower Yoga Teacher and Director, Mariam Gates, their new
daughter Jasmine and two large dogs.
What informs Rolf’s teaching and his book, Meditations
from the Mat: Reflections on the Path of Yoga, is a lifetime
of experiences. The students who show up weekly seeking Rolf’s
instruction and inspiration represent a multitude of backgrounds
as well—CEO’s, pro-athletes, housewives, college
students, fitness enthusiasts and those who never before thought
they’d find themselves in a yoga class.