Evolve Method® 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is Now Online
A Year-Long Immersion
2021 Training is Full. Next Training 2022
The Evolve Method®
A Year-Long Immersion
When you are steeped in practice you cannot help but transmit something of meaning. This course isn't about you rushing to acquire the label of 500 hour teacher; it is designed as a mentorship and an immersion into the philosophy and teachings of yoga.
Each module teachers will receive practices, teachings, and techniques to implement in their practice and teaching. This approach will allow for immediate implementation and the ability to reconvene and share experiences and difficulties together with your peers and teachers.
Students will participate in peer-groups once a month outside of the live sessions to dialogue, practice, and learn from one another with guidance from Selena.
Each student will receive a quarterly private mentor session with Selena to hone and refine their skills and their private practice.
The year long immersion will allow for the exploration of seasonality. Teachers will leave equipped to sequence for seasonality and to implement seasonal wellness in their own lives.
In these uncertain times many are craving something more than fitness-based yoga. They're seeking practices to not only support their daily living but to guide them towards their Highest possibilities.
This program is designed to give you the tools to become so much more than an asana instructor and to step into the role of yoga teacher.
Asana done well has the potential to touch more than the body. In this training teachers will learn to use the guidance of Ayurveda and the energetic maps of the body to offer potent teaching to their students.
Students will learn to guide a wealth of practices including meditations, kriyas, pranayama, yoga nidra, and more.
Students will be provided with scripts detailing how to guide these ancient teachings so they are adequately prepared to lead and can in time let their own genius shine through the container of ancient practice.
We have learned a lot about how bodies function since the creation of modern asana in the early 19th century. In this training you will learn functional mobility practices for joint health as well as functional approaches to yoga asana.
You will learn to practice for longevity and to teach practices that mitigate injury and support your students on and off the mat. Teachers will explore bioflow anatomy and neuroscientific approaches to wellness and breath work, and more.
Theory + Education
You will enjoy year long access to live practices with Selena including The Non-Linear Movement Method® (a healing practice for the nervous system), Kinstretch® (joint mobility training), yoga asana, Wild Women's Circle®, and full access to the online Evolve Me® movement platform.
Yoga is a spectrum of theory and practice and this training will offer in-depth experience in both.
This training is anchored in Sri Vidya Tantra, Katonah Yoga®, Functional Range Systems®, and Personal Development Coaching.
Who Should Take This Program?
We come to the path of teaching yoga because we are seekers. Often as we invest in our role as teacher we become so focused on that aspect of our journey that we lose touch with our original purpose and path.
In time as we keep pouring outward and offering our accumulated knowledge it becomes increasingly hollow as we move away from tending to our inner 'guru.'
This program is an opportunity to nurture and explore your inner landscape, to connect with practices and teachings on a new level, and to develop yourself both personally and professionally.
Teachers will leave this program with years of material to explore in their personal practice and teaching.
Yoga teachers and practitioners that have completed a 200 hour yoga teaching certification are welcome to embark on this path of study.
What to Expect...
- Each monthly module you will receive pre-recorded video & written content, reading materials, assignments, and various yoga practices to implement in your personal sadhana
- Participants will receive quarterly private mentorship with Selena. This time can be used to develop whatever aspect of practice you wish to refine. Students may bring sequences for feedback, use their time for an asana private, business of yoga, coaching, or simply time to connect
- All students will participate in 11 live online 2-day teacher training sessions. These sessions will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and practice specific to each module's focus and are required barring extenuating circumstances discussed with Selena
- The program will guide teachers through the seasons offering seasonal wellness practices anchored in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Katonah Yoga®
- Teachers will gain extensive sequencing and teaching practice through their peer-group meetings & live sessions. Teachers will receive structured assignments geared towards professional development
- Teachers will receive scripts detailing lineage practices to offer to their communities
- Teachers will participate in monthly Non-Linear Movement® practice for nervous system healing and embodiment work
- Participate in an online community forum to build connection and accountability with other students
- Study of yogic texts and their application to modern life
- Ritual, practice, and practicum
- Skills and drills for joint health and advancing your asana
- Self-reflection, personal development
- Business of Yoga that is practical, pragmatic, and purposeful
A Note From Selena...
I have been teaching movement for almost 20 years to individuals from all walks of life, different abilities, and different goals. I believe that movement, longevity, and the practices of yoga belong to everyone and I do not take a one-size fits all approach. My philosophy is that all bodies are good bodies and there is no "right" way to move or to show up.
This program is an invitation into inquiry rather than imposition. The non-dogmatic approach honors the wisdom and inherent genius in each of YOU and seeks to support you in shining your unique light.
I created this program because I believe that variability is key. If you only wrap yarn in one direction eventually the ball will unravel.
My mission is to help you build in tandem strength, flexibility, and mobility. To move beyond body-only practices and to develop skills for deep relaxation, better breathing, and tools for addressing your every-day life, relationships, and emotional agility.
The Evolve Method® is more than a movement system, it's a full-spectrum offering to help you better navigate every area of your life. It's time for a personal revolution. To love who you are and who you are becoming and everything in between.
Being able to offer your students seasonal wellness offerings, Ayurveda-informed practices, and tried and true lineage practices to elevate your student's lives
Having clear, specific steps to take to grow your business, host workshops and retreats, and market your work effectively
Joining a global community to learn from, share expertise, and build connection
Thoroughly anchoring your teaching and personal practice in modern scientific research and ancient philosophy
#1- A digital full-color manual
Each module you'll receive supplementary handouts, journal prompts, and more to support your learning
#2- A year long membership to Evolve Me®
You'll have full access to Selena's newest program Evolve Me® launching April 1st. The platform hosts classes both on-demand and live, tutorials, philosophy chats and more.
#3- Quarterly Private Mentorship
All students will receive a quarterly private session with Selena.
Enjoy access to our private online community forum where you can grab an accountability buddy, ask questions, participate in live webinars and more!
#5- Live Sessions
Enjoy 11, 2-day live sessions to interact with Selena and supporting instructors to gain real-time feedback, discussion, and connection. Teachers will also participate in monthly peer groups to support their work.
#6- Exclusive Discounts
Exclusive discounts on retreats, in-person trainings, and retail.
What will I learn again?
You will learn:
- The art of Vinyasa Krama (intelligent sequencing)
- Seasonal wellness anchored in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoism, and Ayurveda
- Gain extensive practical teaching experience and sequencing experience
- Business of yoga. Building a brand, running workshops, retreats, teaching in the digital age and more
- You will learn to guide meditation practices and kriyas that have been handed down for generations
- Group facilitation and containment skills
- Functional anatomy studies
- Mobility and joint health practices
- Yoga Nidra
- Teaching pranayama (beyond the basics. You'll learn to use breath work in asana to maximize energetic and physical effects)
- Study of yogic texts
- History and philosophy of yoga
- Mythic consciousness and theming
- Mantra practice
- And so much more...
Am I ready?
You've completed a 200 hour teacher training
All teachers are expected to enter the program having successfully completed a 200 hour approved teacher training.
You practice studentship
You're committed to personal and professional development and you're curious about yoga and going beyond the basics. You're self-motivated and driven to study and practice.
You want to offer more...
You're not satisfied with asana fitness classes and you want to bring more depth and enriching experiences to your students. You are seeking practices that reignite and sustain your passion for yoga and its wealth of knowledge
Why add Inner U®?
Lifetime Access to Realtime Coaching!
Sign up and add Inner U Life or Love to your teacher training for the ultimate personal development experience. You will receive a free coaching session with a Handel Group coach, lifetimes access to a world-renowned coaching program. Inner U® is my go-to any time I am ready to overhaul any area of my life. It's pragmatic, practical, and easy to implement. Students enrolled with Inner U access will have special group guided sessions with Selena to refine their dreams, make promises they can keep, and to learn to author their life maximally.
Is this program Yoga Alliance accredited?
What if I miss a weekend module?
Is there homework?
What is the learning platform like?
A few more details
When you are steeped in practice you cannot help but transmit something of meaning...
The program is structured very intentionally. The program spans a year because the goal is not to crank out certificates but to immerse you in life-changing practices.
Each module you will receive meditations, practices, and personal development work to integrate. Spanning the seasons, you'll emerge from this training with potent practices to span not only the seasons of the year but of your life.
The tools you will learn in this training will apply to all teaching styles. Whether you are a vinyasa hot power teacher or a hatha yoga teacher the sequencing principles, energetics, and work will apply to you.
There are decades of exploration and teaching in this training.
The workload is not overwhelming. Between modules you will be asked to keep practice logs, journal, practice, read, and watch approximately 5 hours worth of pre-recorded content.
We are thrilled to host Dr. Douglas Brooks
As part of your training you will enjoy training with guest faculty. Selena is thrilled to host her teacher Dr. Douglas Brooks, a world-renowned yoga scholar for a weekend of live training on mythic consciousness, mantra, and more.
Douglas Brooks was a Fulbright Fellow in Sanskrit at Madurai University in 1984-85, and later received his Masters degrees and Ph.d. in The Study of Religion from Harvard University. Douglas has been teaching in the Department of Religion and Classics at The University of Rochester in Rochester, New York since 1986 where he now holds the rank of Professor. Rajanaka has been taught “in public” since 1999 and has enjoed a vibrant and active international community that continues the conversation. Rajanaka offers seminars, writings and other publications, retreats in the United States and abroad, and each year offers pilgrimage tours in India. Our community of learning has an active presence in social media and continues to have deep connections in India where we engage in public service projects, including education and cultural development. Elsewhere on this site you will find contributions from Rajanaka community artists, poets, and writers.
Functional Anatomy with Dr. Paula Sauer
Dr. Paula Sauer is a licensed physical therapist and trainer for the Evolve Method™, Noah Mazé Method, and Yoga Circle Berlin. She earned her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College, and has been working in the outpatient orthopedic setting for over 11 years. Dr. Sauer holds additional certifications and trainings in Redcord®, Graston Technique, Yoga, Pilates, Core Align, Cranial Sacral and Visceral Manipulation, as well as post-doctorate biokinesiology training. Dr. Sauer’s yoga bio includes studying and teaching yoga under the direction of Noah Maze for many years. She holds her 500 hour yoga certification through The Mazé Method and is a certified Mazé Method teacher. Dr. Sauer is the founder of Align Physical Therapy in Los Angeles. She presently resides in Switzerland with her family.
You will receive advanced training in therapeutics, pain science, breath anatomy and more.
Advanced Ayurveda Studies with Michelle Berry
Is this for me?
Not everything requiring effort is worth having, but everything worth having requires effort. This training is for you if you are a teacher or dedicated student that has completed a 200 hour training and is ready for expansion, elevation, and evolution. You're self-motivated, a critical thinker, you're dedicated to your personal and professional growth and ready to offer your community practices that go deeper than physical prowess. You're craving lineage practices that touch your heart, your mind, your soul. You're not satisfied with the status quo in the modern yoga world and you are ready to dive deep. If you're still reading, consider this your cosmic "YES!"
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Here's What Others Are Saying...
If you aren't ready to have your life changed, don't study with Selena. She has a rare gift of glimpsing her students' highest potential and constructing an environment to slowly draw it out. You will learn Anatomy and philosophy from soneone who is deeply passionated about them and it shows. You WILL be inspired. You WILL leave equipped with the tools and insight to transform your life. You will also learn, inside and out and in every direction, an intricate, many-faceted and carefully considered perspective of the yoga tradition from an insanely experienced student herself. The whole idea of Selena's trainings are to integrate and assimilate the method because when one embodies yoga from the inside out, the teaching takes care of itself. Selena doesn't just teach yoga, she lives yoga, and at the end of your training with her, you can too.
I completed my 200 hour teacher training with Selena, interned at multiple 200 hour trainings around the world, and completed my 300 hour in Costa Rica with Selena in 2018. I cannot say enough about these trainings. I wanted a yoga practice that challenged my intellect and my body, that supported my heartfelt desires and pushed me to live my fullest life. Selena's trainings go so far beyond poses. I learned to communicate better in my relationships, to be bold in my pursuits, and to go after my dreams. Selena is an inspiring teacher that truly sees her students and pushes them to flourish. The training is not easy. It's demanding. But the gift you receive from your efforts is so worth it. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I'm still processing, integrating, and exploring everything I learned in my years as her student and intern and I wouldn't change anything about my journey. If you're unsure, take this as a huge "DO IT!"