Who is this training for?
The Forrest Yoga® Continuing Education for Effective Coaching and Teaching is a 6-day training designed for Forrest Yoga® Teachers who want to assist Forrest Yoga® Teacher Trainings, those interested in teaching others how to teach, and those wanting to up-level their teaching and assisting skills. The aim of the training is to make you a more skillful, compassionate and intelligent coach and teacher, so you are better equipped to deal with whatever challenges you and your students may face. Taught by Heidi Sormaz and Cat Allen.
You must be a graduate of the 200-Hour Forrest Yoga® Foundation Teacher Training or a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training of a different lineage.
* 46-hour credit towards the 300-Hour Forrest Yoga® Advanced Teacher Training.
* Awarded Forrest Yoga Level 3 Certification if you have finished the Level 2 Homework and the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program
* Eligible to assist Forrest Yoga® Teacher Trainings
* Fulfill your requirements for the 300-Hour Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training program. This CET is a module of the 300-Hour training program.
This training teaches Assistants how to coach and teach trainees within the Forrest Yoga® teacher training curriculum. You will learn and practice coaching techniques including how to give teaching feedback, how to work with triggers and challenges that trainees face, and how to coach hands-on assists. Most importantly, you will learn how to create and hold a safe space for learning and growing. This training is a module of the 300-Hour Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, a training that is open to yoga teachers of any background or style. Completion of this module will help you gain your 300-Hour advanced teaching certification with Forrest Yoga.
Each day begins with a Morning Intensive that includes Calling in the Four Directions, Chanting, and Meditation followed by an asana practice. The afternoon sessions focus on teaching you how to be an effective coach and teacher. Lead Assistants in Training also participate in the early morning practice prior to the Morning Intensive.
December 1-7, 2018:
December 1: 4:00-6:30pm
December 2-6: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM AND 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
December 7: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM AND 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Blackwood is Gorgeous!
Blackwood Educational Land Institute is a nonprofit (for-purpose), 33- acre teaching farm in Waller County, Texas. Nearly four acres of the land are cultivated, and the remainder is preserved in three distinct ecosystems: coastal prairie, post-oak savannah, and pine barrens.
Blackwood Educational Land Institute is a teaching farm on a quest to model the indispensable role of sustainable food systems in all our lives. Together we can co-create better ways to grow and source food, eat and live—restoring natural systems, public health and animal welfare, and celebrating all it means to be human! Daily, we recommit to life-long-learning, diversity and gathering with our family, friends and community.
Blackwood grows healthy food to inspire the next generation and to connect us all. They are dedicated to harvesting and producing their food in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious manner, often employing key concepts of the day. Whether it’s biomechanics or permaculture, they’re integrating resiliency into their farming methods. The food grown here is at least 40% higher nutritional value than conventional food bought at a grocery store and its because of their nurtured soil.
You will be staying in the beautiful Baleyfield House. Retreatants will sleep on bunk beds in dorms. Built in 1990, the Baleyfield House is a straw bale construction and one of the first of its kind in Central Texas. The walls are two feet thick, full of straw, and painted with a clay exterior. The house needs one fourth less energy to power the central heat and air conditioning because of its efficiency. The ceiling insulation is made of shredded newspaper soaked in chrysanthemum flowers to act as a fire retardant insulation. Plenty of showers and bathrooms.
What airport can I use? Where is it? How do I get there?
You can use IAH or Hobby airports. IAH is about 1 hour and 10 minutes away from Blackwood. Hobby is about 1 hour 30 minutes away from Blackwood. You can use Uber or another taxi service or a rental car to get to Blackwood. Blackwood doesn’t provide transportation services.
Blackwood address is 27144 Rock Island Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445
Blackwood is located about an hour northwest of Houston city limits. There is parking space for your car.
What does tuition cover?
Residential tuition is all-inclusive. It covers all your farm-to-table meals, training curriculum, accommodations in a dorm with bunk beds, and shared bathrooms. There are plenty of bathrooms and showers. The meal schedule is:
Dinner on Day 1 (Dec 1)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Days 2-6 (Dec 2-6)
Breakfast and Lunch on Day 7 (Dec 7)
What are check-in and check-out times?
Check-in on Dec 1st is 2pm (you are allowed to check-in earlier that day).
The training officially starts at 4pm on December 1.
Check-out is on December 7 at 5pm.
What are accommodations like?
You will be staying in the beautiful Baleyfield House. Retreatants will sleep on bunk beds in dorms. Built in 1990, the Baleyfield House is a straw bale construction and one of the first of its kind in Central Texas. The walls are two feet thick, full of straw, and painted with a clay exterior. The house needs one fourth less energy to power the central heat and air conditioning because of its efficiency. The ceiling insulation is made of shredded newspaper soaked in chrysanthemum flowers to act as a fire retardant insulation. Plenty of showers and bathrooms. Linens will be provided. Blackwood is immaculately clean. Click here for photos: http://blackwoodliving.com/
Can I stay an extra night?
Maybe. Fill out the message form below to inquire.
Can I smoke? Have a beer?
No smoking, recreational drugs, or alcohol on the retreat property during the 5-Day Piking Camp.
Is there a non-residential option?
Yes, there is. See rates near the bottom of the page.
What should I bring?
We’ll send you a complete list of things to bring with you about 1 month before the event. For now, we can tell you about yoga props you’ll need to bring: 1 yoga mat, 2 large yoga blocks like this, 1 yoga blanket, 1 rolled up mat or large beach towel, 1 strap, wristwrap gloves like this, and a back brace. If you have a bolster, bring it; you will use it. The gloves and back brace can help support your wrists and back during partner spotting.
Tuition (See Special Rate for Hoop Members)
Residential Tuition (covers training, accommodations, and meals)
Early Bird Tuition by August 30: $1765
Regular Tuition after August 30: $2065
Special Rate for Hoop Members: $1575 Early Bird / $1815 Regular
Non-Residential Tuition (doesn’t cover accommodations or meals)
Early Bird Tuition by August 30: $1100
Regular Tuition after August 30: $1400
Special Rate for Hoop Members: $880 Early Bird / $1120 Regular
Non-refundable deposit: All tuition rates and transfers include a non-refundable $500 deposit. If you transfer between residential and non-residential, a $100 admin fee will be applied to your balance.
All tuition rates and transfers include a non-refundable $500 deposit.
No refunds after August 30, 2018. No credits will be issued.
A minimum of 10 residential trainees is required for this training. If the minimum isn’t met by August 30, 2018, then all registrants will receive a full refund.
Residential: Pay in 2 installments – The first installment of $815 is due by August 30, 2018. The second installment for the remaining Early Bird balance is due by October 31, 2018. If the second installment is submitted after October 31, 2018, then the balance for Regular Tuition is due.
Non-Residential: Pay full Early Bird Tuition by August 30, 2018.
A minimum of 10 residential trainees is required for this training. If the minimum isn’t met by August 30, 2018, then all registrants will receive a full refund by September 1, 2018.