Sana Vida is beginning their 200-hour YA National Certified Yoga Teacher and Personal Growth Training Program on January 21, 2015. This 6 week intensive is taught by teachers and therapists with over a combined 50 years of personal and professional experience in both public and private practice.
Come as you are and we will build you from the ground up or enhance where you are now! Absolutely no experience is necessary!
Leading the way are Patti McCormick, founder and CEO of Sana Vida, and Gina Caccavalla, founder of AyurYogaSpa, who have shared this beautiful, successful, professional relationship together for over 10 years.
Gina (bottom left) and Patti (Bottom right) at one of their Sana Vida Graduations
AyurYogaSpa is Gina’s expression of blending contemporary health, beauty, fitness and wellness with the ancient healing science and wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Spa Therapies. Her knowledge gained from years of personal practice, discipline and national certified trainings in various Healing Sciences, Yoga Styles, Mind Body Medicine, Fitness, Mixed Martial Arts, and Spiritual Journeys, while living at retreats, resorts and ashrams around the world.
Gina will share the foundations of Ayurveda at the Sana Vida Teacher Training. Students will learn how to identify their specific mind/body type (dosha) and make the best choices regarding diet, lifestyle, and nutrition. Understand how to naturally manage the pillars of health like appetite, digestion, elimination, sleep and energy. Ayurveda is a most complete and personalized system of holistic medicine, healthcare and maintenance for the whole body, mind and spirit. Gina Caccavalla has over 30 years of personal and professional experience living, practicing, training, guiding and educating others along this journey.
Another unique feature of the Sana Vida Yoga Teacher and Personal Growth Training Program is Patti McCormick. In addition to founding and managing Sana Vida, Patti is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, nationally certified and licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. She specializes in acupuncture, energy and herbal medicine as well as healing teas. Patti generously shares her wisdom of Chinese Medicine, a complimentary cousin to Yoga & Ayurveda. Patti loves incorporating yoga and meditation into her treatment plans and teaches students how to professionally do the same during the Business of Yoga, another area where Patti Shines! She has been a yoga practitioner since 1995 an instructor since 2003 and a highly successful entrepreneur all of her adult life.
At Sana Vida Yoga Teacher Training, students will learn the 8 Limbs of Yoga (yoga philosophy), asanas (postures), Pranayama (breath work), Dhyana (meditation), anatomy, subtle energy, alignment, touch assists, designing curriculum, practicum, business success and more.
But what sets the Sana Vida Training Program apart is that it heavily incorporates Mind Body Medicine and Holistic Healing through time tested teachings of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and more. This is a synergistic blend of contemporary science and ancient wisdom to deepen your Self-understanding of yoga and how to easily convey this to others at home, in your life and if you choose to now or later, as a profession.
There will also be a special Skype appearance, short lecture and Q & A about anything Ayurveda with Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Shiva) President of the California College of Ayurveda.
Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Shiva) President of the California College of Ayurveda.
“Ayurveda is a system of mind-body medicine that is inherently holistic and integrative. The goal of Ayurveda is to maximize the potential for healing within each individual. Where there is harmony there is health. Where there is disharmony, there is disease. By helping to restore harmony through the five senses, Ayurveda maximizes the potential for healing. The best Ayurvedic practitioners meet you where you are and guide you to where you want to be.
Gina is a gifted, caring, compassionate and inspired educator, practitioner and clinician of Ayurvedic Medicine. Both her patients and her students will be blessed by their interactions with her.”
~Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Shiva)
President: California College of Ayurveda
Author: Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda
Co-Founder: National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Co-Founder: California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine
Advisor: Light on Ayurveda Journal (USA)
Advisor: Journal for Resarch and Education in Indian Medicine (India)
Below are some written and video testimonials from former graduates of the Teacher Training Program:
“I was in the right place at the right time! Yoga Teacher Training set the wheels in motion for transformation!!! When you are in alignment, great changes and growth are bound to happen.” — Summer Payne-Williams, graduate of Sana Vida YTT.
“I thought I was signing up to learn how to teach asana, but wow did I receive so much more than that! It was the beginnings of a deep journey into my true Self and the kick-off of my bigger journey into the World and the path of my Souls purpose. We all look for meaning, for purpose; Gina will, through her knowledge, wisdom, love and sacred space, provide a platform where you can feel completely safe to discover who you truly are. You will discover what you are here to do. It will open your heart, soul, mind and body to endless possibilities.” –Maria Willow Jones, graduate of Sana Vida YTT.
Watch graduates from the 2012 Sana Vida Teacher Training program rave about their experience!
To register for Sana Vida Yoga Teacher Training, visit www.sanavida.info/teacher-training/ or to learn more about Gina, visit www.ayuryogaspa.com.