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!
Michelle Devore'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 is currently working towards completing her 500 hr certification and will graduate in November 2016. Michelle's teaching experience 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 had a big part in creating the M.Power Teacher Training Program and works to help the program evolve each year.
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.
Becka Janse has been teaching yoga since 2005. She is known for her intelligent approach to sequencing, clear technical instruction, sense of humor and gentle spirit. In addition to teaching public classes, Becka has been on the faculty of dozens of yoga teacher trainings, and is frequently a guest presenter on a variety of yoga-related topics. After nearly a decade of teaching and thousands of hours of classroom experience, Becka remains a sincere and well-rounded student of both the physical and contemplative aspects of yoga. Her teaching stems from a dedicated personal practice, and she actively continues her education and training with mentors and senior teachers of a wide range of yoga styles and disciplines. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Aaron, and their cat-child, Sukhi.
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 1/9/18)||$2500*|
|Early Bird Member Price||$2200|
* Includes unlimited membership to M·Power for the duration of the 12 week program