Fluid Yoga® 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified
Teacher Training at Samudra Studio
Fluid Teaching recognizes that teaching, like life, is a dynamic and moving experience and that each of us have something unique and special to offer. Our approach to teaching provides the tools needed to become a great teacher and bring the best of your experiences, talents and offerings to light. In this training you will learn: sequencing, theming, how to teach both in-studio and online, postural breakdowns, anatomy, cueing, business of yoga, ethics, assisting and much more! You will spend time exploring yoga philosophy and its roots, how to bring your practice off the yoga mat and into the world, and spend time diving deeply into yoga philosophy.
UPCOMING TRAINING 2024-2025
Fluid Mind & Spirit
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily September 26-29, 2024 OR October 17-20, 2024
at the Fluid Retreat Center (Wilmington, VT) or livestream
This module can be taken as a stand-alone immersion.
- Kevan Gale will lead students through exploring how we can let go of fear, craving, and attachment to become happier and more content. The Fluid Mind approach begins with a foundational understanding of Tibetan Buddhist mind training, and continues to explore the science of meditation, the foundations of practice, and specific meditation practices (including shamata, maitri/loving kindness, and tong-len). A Fluid Mind is present and adaptable to change—qualities that lead to happier living and more refined yogic practice.
- Students continue learning under Kevan Gale about the flowing nature of life from one moment to the next. Since life is fluid, we can all benefit from discovering a way of life that moves with the forces of nature instead of against them. Fluid Living teaches us to move effortlessly through life in a way that creates happiness within ourselves and those around us. Fluid Spirit uses experiential learning and real world examples while drawing on the ancient Tibetan yogic philosophies such as the Six Paramitas as outlined The Bodhisattva’s Way of Living.
9a.m. to 5 p.m. daily November 15-17, 2024
- An approach to movement that allows for freedom and exploration while aligning the body in a safe and efficient manner. Unlike a mechanical or precision based alignment, this approach to movement honors the dynamic nature of the yoga practice and keeps the body safe without disrupting flow. With simplicity in mind, Alicia Molloy joins students for Fluid Body, providing simplistic methods for understanding safe alignment. Acknowledging that the safest alignment starts within the mind, you will learn how to listen carefully to your own body to make the intuitive adjustments as your body moves.
- Students will attend a morning meditation practice, asana, and lecture, with expectation to participate in group meditation, access to recorded videos, content, and discipline to conduct self study.
2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays & 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays one weekend per month
- Teacher training students are also expected to take one class per week (in person or online) with Samudra or Fluid affiliated teachers. Your teacher training purchase includes a 20 class pass for use during the months of teacher training.
Investment: $3385. Affirm available at registration with customizable payment plans.
Ready to Take the Journey?
Fluid Yoga Team
Kevan Gale, Founder of Fluid Yoga, Lead Instructor
Kevan Gale, E-RYT 500, has dedicated his life to understanding ways to liberate our minds and find enduring happiness through mind training, the dharma, and a life built on gratitude, compassion and love. Kevan studied Tibetan Buddhist teachings under the tutelage of Khenpo Lama Migmar Tsetsen of The Sakya Center in Cambridge. For decades he has shared these teachings in order to bring benefit to others. Kevan offers online courses in mindfulness, the study of Buddhist dharma and yoga asana through Triyanastudies.com. He is a lecturer at Northeastern University, where he helped develop the curriculum for a Minor in Mindfulness Studies, with foundations in Buddhist teachings as well as an emphasis on the science of mindfulness practices.
Kevan has led 200-hour and 500-hour teacher trainings for hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to become yoga teachers and yoga studio owners. Kevan has also led numerous workshops, webinars, and retreats around the world. Kevan is co-owner of Stil Studio in greater Boston, creator of Fluid Yoga and Triyana Studies, and an avid cyclist, photographer, and father.
Sarah Spiegel, Lead Instructor
Sarah opened Samudra in 2016 built on her long-time love of building community, creating connections, and fostering transformation through yoga, meditation, and the sharing of the Tibetan Buddhist yoga practices that have transformed her life. Sarah’s classes leave the body feeling open, encouraging mindfulness both on and off the mat through breath and body awareness. She is eternally grateful to her dear teachers and mentors who have supported and encouraged her and who continue to to share wisdom and teachings: Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten, Kevan Gale, and Betty Riaz.
Sarah completed her 200 and 500 teacher training with Fluid Yoga school and continues her studies with Kevan Gale and Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten. She studied and holds certifications in Vajra Yoga with Robert Thurman, Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lassiter, SPA Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, and Yin Yoga and Meditation.
Alicia Molloy, Anatomist
With over 10 years of experience in sports and orthopedics after training 6 years at Northeastern University’s Masters program for physical therapy Alicia Molloy has been able to help patients heal from injury and inspire them to change their lifestyle to prevent future injury. Always treating with a heavy focus on posture, movement patterns and body mechanics, Alicia has been a perpetual student of learning traditional researched-based practices in medicine, newly developed techniques and alternative medicine that have been shown to help people live their lives pain-free. Alicia began teaching yoga only after she found an extremely therapeutic effect from her own personal practice of yoga. After training with Kevan Gale in Fluid Yoga she gained the tools and the experience to begin applying yoga poses, breathing techniques and guided meditation to her patients in need. She is focused on the overall well-being of her patients and students. When she is not working with patients in the clinic, or teaching group classes, she is teaching the anatomy portion of various teacher trainings and holding workshops for yoga teachers and students for injury prevention.
Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten, Philosophical Advisor
Lama Migmar has been teaching and guiding students since 1989 and has been serving Harvard students, faculty, and staff as a Harvard Buddhist Chaplain since 1997. He founded Sakya Institute For Buddhist Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1990.
Lama Migmar has authored and published many books covering various subjects from Hinayana, Mahayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions. He established Mangalam Studio in 2013 to share spiritual arts, teachings, and practices. In 2017, Lama Migmar created the Mangalam Online Course to provide a rigorous and systematic way to study and practice Dharma anywhere in the world. He is one of the lead faculties at Kripalu in Berkshire, MA. Lama Migmar is also a visiting teacher at 1440, Sivanana Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the Art of Living.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Fluid Yoga®?
Fluid Yoga is trademarked style of Vinyasa Yoga based on Tibetan Yogic Principles. We are a 200-hour and 500-hour Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Fluid Yoga believes in the lifestyle of the yoga practice. It is through the deep connections between the body, mind and spirit that we begin to make transformations in our everyday life. Our program is designed to be transformative and educational and our hope is that Fluid teachers will be positive catalysts for good in this world. Because of this, we spend a lot of time on mind training, philosophy and life skills. Graduates of the Fluid Yoga training program have been successful in making the transition from the practice of yoga to the teaching of yoga. Our approach is Intelligent by Design, Fluid by Nature.
What is included in this course?
The training includes a comprehensive and detailed 200 hour teacher training program led by Kevan Gale, founder of Fluid Yoga & associate professor of Mindfulness at Northeastern University. Included in your training: Fluid Mind Weekend Intensive, Fluid Spirit Weekend Intensive, Fluid Body Weekend Intensive, Extended Fluid Teaching: Weekly Group Zoom Sessions, Fluid Anatomy, Fluid Yoga Teacher Training Manual, extensive instruction in Fluid Teaching and opportunities for practice teaching, Unlimited Online Meditation and Asana access during course.
What are the qualifications to enter this course and become a Fluid Yoga Teacher?
The only requirement to enter this course is a dedication to change one’s lives through the study and practice of yoga and mindfulness. All other benefits of strengthening your asana will come as an extra bonus through the dedication of the practice. Your practice, combined with the love of yoga, is all you need to pursue the 200 hours of training.
Am I ready to be a yoga teacher?
We believe that every single person has an extraordinary gift to offer this world and many students have concerns that it is too late for this, or their practice isn’t strong enough or they won’t make a good teacher, etc. etc. We help our student appreciate that their life experiences are what make them great teachers. Every student has something truly unique to offer and the best teachers are simply authentic versions of themselves, not carbon copies of any one else. And so that is why we want to share our Fluid Yoga experience with those willing to receive.
Have more questions?
Email us at email@example.com with the subject line Teacher Training and we’ll be in touch!
Ready to Take the Journey?
The Fluid Yoga Teacher Training has been a life-changing gift. It combines the perfect mix of education around mindfulness and meditation, with the physical practice of yoga. My favorite part of the training was the incredible people that it’s brought into my life. The teachers have been a constant source of support. The training is full of wisdom that is shared in such an accessible and relatable way. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to teach yoga but it turns out I do and I love it. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and I’m excited to continue to learn and grow.
I am so thankful to have taken my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Fluid Yoga. The team of teachers in their program are some of the most thoughtful, compassionate, and shining souls I have ever met and their philosophy is not only approachable but sincerely life-changing. The program is well thought out and accepting of all, and I am very honored to be able to call myself a Fluid Yoga Teacher.
Words cannot express my full gratitude for this experience and the introduction and deepening of my meditation practice. The mind-spirit weekend, the philosophy and the practical guidance of meditation is a lifelong skill that I am loving and that I will carry with me beyond this lifetime.