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Sacred Return Yoga & Ayurveda Immersion and Teacher Training


September 2019 - February 2020
Location: The Yoga Tree Okinawa

You’re invited to dive into the heart of yoga, learn the empowering self-healing tools of Ayurveda, elevate your asana practice, bring yoga off your mat and into your life, and for the select few...learn how to be a safe, effective, and empowered yoga and Ayurveda teacher in your community through Sacred Return Yoga & Ayurveda Immersion and Teacher Training.  For those who successfully complete the Teacher Training, you may join Yoga Alliance, an internationally recognized organization, as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

Yoga, a Sanskrit word for Union, is a multi-dimensional process of remembering your true nature and connection to all things.  Yoga is not about the shape of your body, it is about the shape of your life.  Like you, this journey is sacred. It may not be all roses but it will be the most rewarding journey you’ll ever take.  Ayurveda, also known as ‘Yoga Health’, is the oldest complete form of medicine known to humans and emphasizes harmonizing the body and mind in preparation for the spiritual path of yoga.  Yoga & Ayurveda work together, like yin and yang, on the premise that one can only heal from the inside out; and that peace must first start within. They offer simple, yet profound, healing modalities for modern times.

Sacred Return Yoga & Ayurveda Immersion and Teacher Training is a unique and one-of-a-kind training that integrates the sacred with the practical.  As a natural bridge-builder I share and translate the sometimes-esoteric concepts into an approachable and easy to understand way for you to apply to your life, and the life of your clients, immediately.

This immersion training is a culmination of decades of study, learning, experiencing, practicing, falling, rising, spiraling and sharing yoga, Ayurveda, eastern philosophy, Oriental Medicine, and energy work with the people of diverse ages, abilities, and backgrounds around the globe.  Now it’s your turn to step into this stream of knowledge and empower yourself.




Aaaaah, there you go! It's that simple.

The Details

Sacred Return Yoga & Ayurveda

  • Integrates Ayurveda and Yoga.  You will learn Ayurveda as a tool for empowerment and self-healing.  Ayurveda is based on diet and lifestyle modifications that are adapted for each person based on their personal constitution.  This training will help you tailor the yoga practices (asana, pranayama, and meditation) to the individual, to the season, to the time of day, and to create a class that creates a specific energy you want your students to carry into their lives.  You’ll never be left without a theme ever again.

  • Is leadership training.  Using the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda, you’ll be asked to do the work, to be the change, and to walk confidently, and to be a force of good in your community.  You will develop the skills of a conscious leader.

  • Focuses on building foundations on and off the mat for balanced and connected living.  Yoga is a practice of becoming a master of change and adaptability…so important in our structured gypsy, PCSing lives.

  • Embraces and encourages you to step into the sacredness of life.   We move away from fitting-in to belonging, from the trying to being, from cup half empty to a cup half full--from the external to the internal.  It is a sacred process of returning to your light within, the heart’s song and voice within that wants you to be YOU.

  • Encourages you to BE YOU!  After all, no one does it better (big smiles).   There is no one else on the planet like you and the World needs your special talents, gifts, and energy.

I look forward to connecting with you if you have any questions.  

Why am I leading this training?

I’m on a mission to educate, inspire, and empower women around the globe to heal from their suffering or feeling of stuckness in life, feel nourished from the inside out, live connected to self, others, and nature, and shine unapologetically.  

Yoga and Ayurveda are medicine for the people.   In a time when it is obvious that quick fixes, pills, and disconnection is not the only answer.  The simple, yet powerful, practices of yoga and ayurveda provide a solution for the complexities of modern day life.  Everyone has the right to be treated as a whole person in body, mind, and spirit and to live nourished, despite the messaging all around us that you are not enough or broken.  Your body was designed to THRIVE, grow, and be an unshakable force of good. Yoga and Ayurveda provide a roadmap to go beyond your history, your suffering, and discover your highest potential in body, mind, spirit. When you raise our own vibration, you raise the vibration of all beings...we heal, the planet heals, we become more connected, we unite, we live in integrity with our values, we shine unapologetically...we become the change we wish to see in the world.  

Yoga Heals.

You are Amazing.

It’s time to Live Connected.

Why take this training from me?

My experience goes beyond the mat and into the world of traumatic healing, subtle energy modalities, and western medicine.   After a life designed to enter western medicine, my own health issues, chronic pain, and emotional suffering lead me to more holistic forms of healing.  I became so obsessed with the whole-person experience offered in the yoga and Ayurveda system I got a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (yes, I’m a Licensed Acupuncturist in the United States), have taken several yoga teacher trainings, and studied Ayurveda with some of the most renowned Ayurveda doctors in the United States.  

Since 2008 I’ve co-created yoga teacher trainings, created Integrated Yoga Anatomy for yoga teacher trainings, have been a guest teacher in yoga teacher trainings, mentored yoga teachers and wellness professionals around the globe, and have consulted with yoga studios in creating their own yoga teacher trainings.  Every move I’ve been asked to lead a yoga teacher training but due to a plethora of excuses--mostly because I was still healing from my own post-natal journey and just didn’t have the energy to share what I knew what it would take to lead a life-enhancing program I’ve envisioned and began putting together all these years. Alas, now is the time—-it’s all divine timing! Aaaand I couldn’t be more excited to launch Sacred Return in the magical blue waters and healing energies of Okinawa, Japan!


Is the Immersion or Teacher Training right for you?

Maybe you’re the reading-type and you just want to read everything possible before you click or fill-out anything.  I get you (wink). You’ve Got Questions — I’ve Got Answers

The Sacred Return Yoga and Ayurveda Immersion (5 modules) is right for you if…

  • You want to up-level your personal practice

  • You want to learn more about your body and how frickin’ amazing it is

  • You want to love your body and yourself from the inside-out

  • Want to integrate your practice on and off the mat

  • Feeling stuck in your own life and looking for a path to help you get unstuck

  • You're already a Yoga Teacher looking for continuing education contact hours

  • You have a burning desire to find purpose in your life

  • You want to learn more about Ayurveda and how to apply it to your life (and your families life)

  • You are a professional who wants to integrate the simple, yet powerful, practices of yoga and ayurveda into your current practice

  • You want to learn more about the philosophy and history of yoga and ayurveda (module 1)

  • You want to learn more about the breathing practices (pranayama) (module 3).

  • You want to deepen your understanding of anatomy (physical and subtle) and how to apply this knowledge to your asana practice (module 2).

  • You want to learn more about meditation (module 5)

  • You want to learn more about Yoga Nidra (module 4)

  • You are seeking a global group of like-minded, heart-centered people who want to be a force of good in the world.

The Sacred Return Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training (6 modules + bi-weekly classes) is right for you if you’ve been practicing yoga asana or meditation consistently for a year or more, you said YES to most of the immersion bullet points above, and…

  • You are really excited about helping others move out of their own stuckness

  • You have a burning desire to find a reliable and easy to tailor path that addresses the WHOLE person: body, mind, and spirit.

  • You want to add more value to your current career path that encompasses a way to help others find a self-care lifestyle that adjusts to their individual needs (body, mind, and spirit)

  • You need a 200 hour Yoga Alliance yoga teacher certification so you can take an advanced yoga training.  This training will be a prerequisite for further training and studies.

  • You love yoga and all you can think about is becoming a teacher, share your love of yoga in front of others, and know this is the next step in your life.  

  • You love personal transformation and enjoy having conversations with others about growth, transformation, healing, and what it means to be truly alive.

  • You are ready to look at your own beliefs, habits, and patterns and be honest and truthful with yourself.

  • You are excited to apply the concepts of yoga and ayurveda as tools of personal transformation in your own life.

  • You imagine a world of people who walk-their-talk and see life as a precious gift worth living, not fearing.

  • You want to become a force of good in your community helping to elevate everyone’s spirit and purpose while elevating your own

  • You believe thriving is your birthright.

Who is this journey NOT for:

  • You're want a yoga for fitness training only

  • You can’t stand it when people talk about personal growth and transformation

  • You refuse to look at your own patterns and beliefs as a tool for personal awakening and personal growth

  • You don’t want to do the are looking for a quick easy-to-get certification

  • You love to complain and put others down

How many hours is Sacred Return Yoga & Ayurveda? Is it an approved Yoga Alliance teacher training?

Qi & Prana's Sacred Return Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training is an approved 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified program.  The total training hours of this program is 290 hours with 200 contact hours with me, your lead trainer.  The minimum contact hours required by Yoga Alliance is 180 hours and only 65 contact hours by the lead trainer.  This program is designed to give you as much one-to-one time with me as possible while learning from the experiences and professional expertise of other yoga teachers in the community.

Modules : Intensive Weekends

Teacher Training includes Modules 1-6 + Tues & Thurs classes

Immersion includes Modules 1-5

The Teacher Training track includes two weekly classes, 9:30am-1:30pm, from September 2019 - February 2020.  These classes are required for the teacher training certificate.

Module 1: Sept 7 & 8

Intro to Yoga & Ayurveda

Introduction to Yoga & Ayurveda: history, philosophy,  Living Your Yoga on and off the mat.

Module 2: Oct 5 & 6

Integrated Yoga Anatomy

Basic western anatomy and physiology integrated with eastern medicine subtle body anatomy and physiology.

Module 3: Nov 2 & 3

The Art of Asana I & Pranayama

Mindful movement principles, sun salutations, warm-ups, and standing postures, trauma-informed considerations, and pranayama.

Module 4: Dec 7 & 8

The Art of Asana II & Yoga Nidra


Module 5: Jan 11 & 12

The Art of Asana III & Meditation

Balancing postures, Meditation practices, Yoga for Women, and Yoga for Special Populations

Module 6: Feb 8 & 9

For Yoga Teacher Trainees Only

Creating your conscious yoga business and teaching your final class.


monthly payment plan is available for the Teacher Training



Included in tuition:

  • all handouts

  • 10% discount on future workshops and events online or in-person thru 2020

  • Teacher Mentorship

  • Continuing Education contact hours for Yoga Alliance (14 hrs/module, total 70hrs for the Immersion)

Teacher Training


Included in tuition:

  • all handouts

  • 15% discount on future workshops and events online or in-person through 2020

  • Teacher Mentorship

  • Access to Teacher Training private group for discussions, resources, and continued support after the training

  • 30 Continuing Education hours

Like I’ve said before, I am so excited to be sharing Sacred Return Yoga and Ayurveda in Okinawa.  I will be only offering this program ONE time (due to an impending PCS…#sempergumby). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

From my heart to yours,

Aloha & Namaste

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