Gain a deeper understanding of yourself by learning about your unique strengths and how to harness them to be a better yoga instructor. Build confidence in yourself by becoming more mindful and aware of how you are showing up in your life and relationships. Learn how to clear out things in your life that are holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself.
Master your Practice
Gain a deeper understanding of the physical practice of yoga & proper alignment in basic poses. Develop Moxie on your mat, play your edge and learn to push your limits while still being mindful! Build strength in your body and mind as you grow your yoga practice. Master your personal yoga practice so you can share that knowledge with your students.
Become an inspiring yoga instructor that makes a difference for your students. Discover the six foundations of M.Power and how to apply them to your teaching. Learn about our unique sequencing techniques that will help you build an intelligent and challenging yoga class for your students. Master our signature formulas for cueing that will give you the tools to communicate to your class in an efficient and concise way. Empower your students with hands on adjustments and assists that deepen their postures and also feel great. Learn the basics of Anatomy and Physiology for yoga and how to keep your students safe as you challenge them on the mat.
Go beyond the physical practice of yoga; learn the philosophy behind the practice. Delve into the Yoga Sutras, the 8 Limbed Path, the Yamas & Niyamas, and the Chakras. Gain a basic understanding of traditional yoga techniques including Pranayama, Bandhas, and Meditation, and learn how to apply these essential techniques to build a solid physical yoga practice. Learn how to use Sanskrit in an accessible and non intimidating way. Glean knowledge from our visiting instructors from around the nation with extensive knowledge & experience. See staff bios below for more info.
Get more involved in the M.Power community! Whether your goal is to become a yoga instructor or develop your personal practice, one thing is certain: You’ll make lasting and meaningful connections with fellow students, teacher training faculty and M.Power instructors! Become a bigger part of the M.Power family!
Drawn to yoga as a child, the practice felt intuitively healing for Erica. A born and raised Jersey girl, Erica graduated with a Bachelors of Science in psychology from University of Maryland College Park , and a Master of Arts in mental health therapy from Boston College. She pursued her yoga teacher training to integrate asana (poses), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation (mindfulness) into mental health therapy treatments. During the training, she felt immediately connected to the philosophy, and recognized its potential universal application. She currently holds a professional license in the state of Maryland (LCPC), and is a registered experienced yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200). Erica has experience working in both fields with young children, adolescents, and adults from various backgrounds and cultures. Her intention for classes and teacher training is to bring yoga into the hearts of others as more than just a physical practice. She enjoys exploring postures through thematic sequencing, emphasizing alignment and balance, and weaving in elements of yoga philosophy to nurture the mind, body, and spirit. Trust, compassion, humor, and non-attachment are values she strives to embody whether in the studio, at home, in a park, or on the dance floor. Grateful for each moment, Erica holds this practice and lifestyle close to her heart, and is thrilled to share it with you.
Cecelia found yoga later in life, after she retired from Hewlett Packard due to health issues. She started taking yoga to improve her health physically. Immediately, yoga became her passion. She started her teacher training with Yogafit and started teacher to help others, just as yoga helped her. Cecelia has completed both her 200 hours and 500 hours with Yogafit.
Since Cecelia came from a business background, she has expanded her knowledge as an instructor by becoming certified in personal training and other exercise disciplines. She is certified to teach air yoga, pilates, barre, surfset, and HITT. She is a certified personal trainer, specializing in core. She holds an E-RYT500 certification in yoga, specializing in therapeutic yoga.
Cecelia has over 30 years of teaching experience and over 17 years in teaching yoga classes and working with individuals.
Michelle Zuniga's love for yoga began when she personally realized the many physical and mental benefits a regular practice brings. Not long after she began a consistent yoga practice, she enrolled in her first 200hr teacher-training program to learn how to share these benefits with others. Michelle has completed a 200 hour training in Power Yinyasa as well as a 200 hour training in Traditional Hot Yoga. She completed her 500 hr certification in November 2016 and has thousands of hours of teaching experience. Michelle's teaching ranges from chair yoga and gentle flows to advanced vinyasa yoga. Michelle's greatest passion is teaching yoga to beginners & providing a classroom experience that meets the needs of each student in her care. She also loves training new teachers how to do the same! Michelle was instrumental in creating the M.Power Teacher Training Program and works to help the program evolve each year. This will be Michelle's 6th year assisting and leading out in an RYS training program.
Jason Herd, a co-founder of M.Power, has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. He was originally drawn to the deeper roots of the practice: the breath, meditation and the philosophy of yoga. He initially used yoga to supplement other workouts like lifting weights and cardio and it provided him the benefits of a calm and present mind. After discovering the challenge of Power Yoga, that all changed. Yoga quickly became his workout of choice, and the deeper practice took a back seat. After many yoga induced injuries caused by classes that pushed the envelope without regard to safe guarding the body, Jason has returned to his roots and what originally drew him to the practice. He is currently studying with one of the most experienced and respected Yoga teachers in the West, Rod Stryker. Jason designs his classes to give you the workout you are looking for while introducing you to the essential techniques that respect your body's limits so you can enjoy a lifetime of yoga: alignment, breath, and a present and still mind.
Bram Levinson is an internationally known teacher of yoga, meditation and Hinduism, as well as an author (The Examined Life, A Year In The Light) and mentor. His mission in life is to accompany others through their darker moments using the marriage of spiritual study, psychology and a healthy dose of laughter to help reframe and shed light on his students' and clients' situations. Using the understanding that one's experience of life will be contingent on the quality and meanderings of one's thoughts, Bram works to guide others to a place of observation, inquiry, and, ultimately, healing. For information on Bram's workshops, yoga vacations and mentoring program, visit https://bramlevinson.com/.
Katie Thorworth is an E-500 RYT, YACEP and a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She started teaching yoga in 2000, and has taught thousands of classes and helped launch hundreds of yogis’ teaching careers over the years. She has taught in many studios, and is in high demand for private yoga sessions. She has participated in several 200/ 500hr yoga teacher training programs, including Yogaworks, MD and University of Maryland, and specializes in the anatomy of movement.
Katie is well known in the local complementary and alternative medicine community. What makes Katie’s teaching so sought-after is her understanding of how yoga and physical therapy share many therapeutic principles. She creates functional programs through yoga that address individual-specific wellness goals. Treating injured athletes, neurological patients, and Baby Boomers alike – Katie is adept at bridging the gap between yoga and integrative medicine. A gifted teacher, she excels at explaining health in a way that is accessible, and has the benefit of being rooted in the best that contemporary research has to offer.
Katie believes in putting the responsibility and power of one’s health back into a person’s own hands.
|Early Bird (Register by 1/31/19)||$2500*|
|Early Bird Member Price||$2200|
* Includes unlimited membership to M·Power for the duration of the 12 week program
Please note: Missing more than three sessions of training, will require the individual to pay for an individual session(s) with one of our lead facilitators, to be eligible for certification. The cost per missed session is $125.