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Rocket Yoga Training Intensive – 50 Hour
with David Kyle & Gil Perez
January 25 – January 30

Join David Kyle and Gil Perez for a 6-Day practice intensive open to all students or teachers seeking advanced certification. Learn and practice the fundamentals of this Ashtanga Vinyasa method as we dive into Rocket sequences 1, 2, and 3!!! As a practice intensive we will be heavy on asana clinics and workshops to progress your inverted lifestyle! Also be inspired to follow a path to become a Rocket yoga teacher.  6 days and over 8 hours a day full of new exciting information to apply to your practice. Upon completion, trainees will receive a certificate of completion and be able to register 50 hours with the Yoga Alliance towards RYT-200 or 500 level.

Created by Larry Schultz, Rocket yoga uses creative expression to teach you the basic core principles of Ashtanga Yoga. Throughout the years, Larry refined and developed Rocket into what we see today through his own personal practice and by closely observing his students. Larry Schultz viewed all the students in a sense of role reversal where they became his teachers guiding him to understand what was best for each individual and every body. By allowing personal expression to be a part of the development in the individuals’ practice, Larry effectively created a system that is alive! Some of the first Rocket Yoga Teacher Trainings were developed circa 2005, but Rocket Yoga was given its first breath of life through Larry Schultz’s association with the Grateful Dead over 15 years earlier in the 1990’s. Band member Bob Weir named Schultz’s new form of yoga as “The Rocket”. Bob Weir asked Larry what his style of yoga was called and Larry like most yogis had not given his practice a label, so “The Rocket” became the infamous name because as Bob said, “It gets you there faster!”

Daily Schedule:
7:30am:  Asana practice (Mysore, Ashtanga Led, or Bottle Rocket)
11:00am:  Asana breakdown & practice
1:00pm:  Energetic anatomy, philosophy & advanced techniques
3:00pm:  Asana practice (Rocket 1 or 2)
5:00pm:  Pranayama & meditation

Cost: $750
Early Registration (Before Dec 1, 2017): $650
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Intermediate Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – 200 Hour
with Gianna Purcell
January 31 – February 11

Whether you are a new hot yoga student or an experienced teacher, this 200-hour 12-day intensive training will dive into plenty of Hatha yoga asana to help you complement your daily practice and/or teaching. Trainees will learn different teaching techniques and sequences including the Next Level 60 & 90 minute classes, which add salutations, inversions, hips, and arm balancing to the 26 & 2 or any other Hatha yoga sequences. Throughout the course you will become versed in Ashtanga and Classic 84 Hatha yoga asana, pranayama, mudras, meditation, subtle anatomy, posture sequencing, and various teaching techniques. Upon completion, trainees will receive a certificate of completion and able to register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 Level.

Daily Schedule:
8:30am:  Pranayama
9:30am:  Beginners 26&2 asana practice
12:00pm:  Intermediate asana breakdown & practice teaching
1:30pm:  Energetic anatomy, philosophy & advanced teaching
4:00pm:  Next Level 90 asana practice
7:00pm:  Meditation

Cost: $2900
Early Registration (Before Dec 1, 2017): $2600
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Lead Teachers


David Kyle – @babarocket
David is owner of Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico and founder of the Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga which honors the traditional practice of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and embraces the revolutionary philosophy of Larry Schultz. Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was established in 2004 to promote an Ashtanga based practice that holds no dogmas or bias towards the asana practice. This method is designed to fit the individual practitioner by encouraging their inner voice to lead them. Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is all-inclusive! David’s teaching style is easy going and carries a strong physical foundation with a philosophical approach to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. There is a sense of light heartedness in a practice that demands a lot of courage to push through the dynamic structure that is in the Ashtanga Yoga sequencing, while maintaining a sense of graceful composure. Specific detail to breath and movement coordination is always a main focus in David’s classes, which provides a sense of safety and control for the practitioner. David’s teachings brings a sense of ease into the subtle teachings of yoga and the experience of finding perfection no matter where we are.

David leads trainings that are based on the Ashtanga Yoga system with a strong understanding of traditional Ashtanga Yoga method, but also teaches modifications and variation to create a complete view of this practice from both a western non-traditional and eastern traditional point of views. As a 500 E-RYT, David has studied extensivily in the Ashtanga methods and can offer training to people who wish to furthur their knowledge. David is the highest trained student by Larry Schultz in both Primary Series modifications and Rocket Series. As co-owner of Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico, David and his wife Elizabeth, lead daily classes and yearly trainings on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. He also serves as a guest teacher and training director for many yoga studio locations in other places around the world.

Gianna Purcell – @giannayoga
Aching with back and joint pain, Gianna followed a friend’s recommendation and took her first yoga class and ended two years of sedentary living. After just a few weeks of practice, her pain dropped; within a year, she was off all medications (ADHD meds, antidepressants and sleeping pills); at two years she began advanced asana training; and by year three she certified as a teacher. Thirsty to know, she went full time studying, teaching and practicing Bikram and Ashtanga yoga. She sees more clearly by the light of her teachers: Mary Jarvis, Emmy Cleaves, Leslie Kaminoff, and most recently Saraswati Jois. Gianna is a Bikram yoga certified teacher, a 500-hour Yoga alliance certified teacher, and teaches meditation, yin, vinyasa, and Rocket yoga.


Gil Perez – @yoga4destruction
Searching for a healthier lifestyle, Gil Perez started practicing yoga in Puerto Rico in 2009 at the age of 37. Gil originally found yoga to be both difficult and painful, but he stuck with because it also brought him a sense of peace. In the summer of 2010, he began training to become a yoga teacher at Rishikesh Yoga in Peeth, India. Shortly after, he returned to Puerto Rico and started teaching Hatha Yoga while practicing Ashtanga Yoga and Rocket Yoga under the tutelage of David Kyle. Gil’s primary personal practice and teaching methods now center around Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga.




If you have any questions about the training or accommodations in Austin, please contact: bikramyogaeastaustin@gmail.com

We look forward to practicing with you!