January-September | 2018

w/ Lauren Leduc,

Grace Duckworth, Jennilee Toner, Sedona Alvarez, and Elle Brodsky

Thinking about becoming a yoga teacher, integrating yoga into your career, or deepening your yoga studies? Join us for our Yoga Alliance certified 200 hr YTT. Deepen your knowledge under the tutelage of skillful, caring, intelligent, and experienced teachers.  Karma Tribe Yoga is highly committed to providing high-quality yoga education to the public and trainees will learn to adopt our high standards of safety, alignment, community, and integrity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Safe & Adaptive Alignment
  • Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Sequencing
  • Physiology, Anatomy, & Energy Anatomy
  • Yoga Philosophy & History
  • Meditation & Pranayama
  • Yoga Ethics & Lifestyle
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Trauma Aware Yoga
  • Volunteerism

Dates:

  • January 19-21
  • February 16-18
  • March 23-25
  • April 20-22
  • May 18-20
  • June 8-10
  • July 20-22
  • August 17-19
  • September 21-23

Tuition:

  • $200 Non-Refundable Deposit Due upon Acceptance
  • $2000 for just YTT tuition
  • or $2500 for YTT Tuition + 9 months of unlimited classes
  • 4, 6, and 9 Month Payment Plans Available!

Sample Schedule:

  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 9am-5pm
  • (Schedule subject to minor changes)

Faculty:

Lauren Leduc
Lauren LeducLead Teacher
Lauren is a dedicated yoga teacher and entrepreneur with the unique gift of cultivating connection and community. She believes that yoga is beneficial to everyone and is passionate about creating accessible experiences and opportunities for students to find a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them.

Lauren has a fun, challenging, intelligent, and present teaching style loved by thousands of students. After completing her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 through Frog Lotus Yoga, Lauren began teaching public classes and workshops within the community of Kansas City. In 2015, Lauren founded Pop-Up Yoga KC, which creates donation-based yoga events drawing hundreds of students. Upon the success of Pop-Up Yoga KC, Lauren created Karma Tribe Yoga, Kansas City’s Premiere Non Profit and Donation-Based Yoga Studio. In 2016, Lauren was voted “Best Yoga Instructor” by Pitch Weekly Readers, taught multiple workshops, led yoga retreats in Mexico, Thailand, and Bali, and moved Karma Tribe Yoga to its beautiful new location in Midtown, Kansas City.

Recently, Lauren earned a certification in Thai Yoga Bodywork, completed the first module of Advanced Teacher Training through Frog Lotus Yoga, and was hired as head teacher for Yoga Buzz Kansas City. She stays connected with her students and community through her current offerings and is currently planning upcoming retreats, Karma Tribe Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, and Heartland Yoga Festival.

Grace Duckworth
Grace DuckworthMeditation & Pranayama
As someone who suffered from depression and anxiety, I spent much of my time in my late teens and early twenties trying to achieve mental health through physical activity. Whether it was lifting weights, running, or taking a fitness class, I didn’t care as long as it got my body moving. While finishing my associates in arts I decided to take yoga classes for credit, which led me onto the path of eventually becoming a teacher.

With much effort over the years, as a student and teacher, I began to recognize that yoga was much more than physical work. It was a practice in connecting body and mind, eventually leading to deeper efforts such as meditation. On this search to discover the true nature of the Self, I learned that yoga wasn’t something to “be done” but rather a lifestyle to “be lived”.

Through my studies and in depth training at the Shoshoni Yoga Ashram in Rollinsville, Colorado, I gained the ability to make a living as a yoga teacher and develop the Sthira Sukham method – a distinctive approach of hatha practice that blends tradition with modern science. I now spend my time sharing this unique approach with students in studios across the Kansas City area as well as in workshops and retreats in various locations and across the web.

Jennilee Toner
Jennilee TonerAnatomy
I, Jennilee Toner, LOVE practicing and teaching yoga. After years as a super tough Deputy Sheriff, Army Medic, Military Policewoman and Drill Sargent candidate, I found myself in 1996 practicing yoga and crying in tree pose. Those first few years I found myself in attics, basements, living rooms, garages, parks, etc. In 2000 I began to practice Bikram Yoga six days a week, both in Key West and in Massachusetts. In 2002 I added Baron Baptiste Power Yoga to the mix. In 2003 I decided I wanted to teach this wonderful form of body, mind and soul connection!

In 2008, as I completed my advanced degrees in both mythological studies and transpersonal psychology, I spent time studying Sampoorna Yoga (Sivananda lineage) with Yogi Hari at his ashram in Florida. This living master opened my mind and heart to Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Nada and Raja Yoga. I have been forever changed.

In 2009 I began teaching the anatomy portion of the Frog Lotus International Teacher Training Program. Joining Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and Jennifer Yarro in training some of the best new yoga teachers this world has and will see has such a peak experience in my yoga teaching career. These two strong, beautiful and wise yoginis are AMAZING! I have learned so much from them both. I am deeply grateful to be a part of their dream!

In 2011 I created Hot Warrior Yoga, a 50-plus posture sequence practiced in 90-95degrees. Hot Warrior Yoga is the BEST of both HOT HATHA and HOT VINYASA! My team and I are about to begin our seventh 200hr Hot Warrior Yoga Teacher Training and are super excited to present, in the near future, Hot Warrior Yoga as a 27 & 54-hour advanced certification program for both yoga teachers and fitness professionals.

In 2011, I started teaching The Perfect Chaturanga workshops. These workshops were a call to action! Inspired by my students and their heartbreaking tales of injuries and frustrations resulting from practicing Vinyasa Yoga, I began to teach how to safely and intelligently practice Vinyasa Flow Yoga. I recently completed The Perfect Chaturanga book with the help of my talented friend, Suzanne Martin. I am so proud of this gem of an anatomy and injury prevention book!

It tickles me so to realize that I am still madly in love with practicing and teaching yoga. The journey within is an ever so important one. The science and practice of yoga helps us to know ourselves, each other and the planet. Yoga quiets the dis-ease of the mind and the body – leaving us happy, peaceful and free. I am a firm believer that the world is a better place each time we practice our yoga!

Elle Brodsky
Elle BrodskyTrauma Aware Yoga
Yoga Buzz Founder Elle Brodsky (ERYT-500 and YACEP) has been teaching yoga since 2008. She has accumulated over 1000 hours of training, taught over 1000 yoga classes and continues to find new ways to get excited about the practice. Her classes are accessible and empowering, and she is able to teach a room with brand new students as well as seasoned yogis without leaving anyone feeling left behind.

In 2010, Elle took a break from teaching yoga and was hired on as Logistics Director and Community Manager for Zephyr Adventures, where she ran two seasons of annual conferences for a variety of specialized blogger conferences. What she learned was that when a group of people come together to celebrate something they are passionate in, a lot of magic can happen. Plus, people who are passionate about their local communities make the love of all things local infectious.

Yoga Buzz was born from Elle’s desire to make yoga accessible, and to use a sense connectedness and community as the hub of wellness and healthy living. She believes in making yoga inclusive, and continually thinks outside the box for new ways to make the experience joyous, fresh, and connected. Elle developed and leads the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program.

Sedona Alvarez
Sedona AlvarezAssistant Teacher
Sedona teaches real yoga for real people. She received her 200 hr RYT in the Spring of 2013 through LifePower Yoga. With roots in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin, she leads classes of all types to all levels of practitioners. Her main focus as a teacher is not to instruct, but to guide. Her classes are challenging and engaging on all levels. Known for her creative sequencing that encourages exploration, her classes will help you to lighten up in all areas of life.
With a BFA in Design from The University of Kansas, Sedona balances a career in the arts along side yoga. She teaches painting and works both individually and collaboratively on a multitude projects spanning from installations to music videos. Her mission through both art and yoga is to bring people together and to inspire others to become their best selves. She encourages you to come as you are, learn, laugh, explore and evolve.

Follow Sedona for tips and inspiration at sedonaalvarezyoga.com & sedonaalvarez.com

Our training is now full. If you’d like to be on our wait-list, please fill out an application.