A weekend with Kristin Leal (author of MetaAnatomy), August 17-19

**Friday, August 17: Kristin will lead a powerful flow during our usual Rocket 3 time slot.

**Saturday, August 18, 12-5pm: SPINAL RESET

The number one reason people come to Yoga (Āsana) is to relieve back pain. While Āsana can be very therapeutic for our spines, it unfortunately can also be aggravating. Housing both the superhighway of nerves as well the energetic body’s Sushumna Nadi, balancing the graceful architecture of the vertebral column has wide ranging structural and spiritual benefits.

Join us as we examine technologies that Kristin has seen to be immediately beneficial to her own body and numerous students over the years. Come empower yourself and your students to stop pulling ourselves apart and start reuniting our body, heart and mind.

  • Review major muscles and joint structures of the spine
  • Develop X-ray vision! Using hands on techniques discover what is bony compression (that ain't moving) or muscular tension (eventually might be moveable)
  • Discover why no two students will ever experience the same yoga posture in the same way
  • View real human bone specimens to gain a deeper awareness of our inner architecture
  • Refine your language and verbal cues to be a more thoughtful, accessible and skillful teacher
  • Expand your view of the form by learning the energetic correlations of each structure
  • Enjoy a full asana, pranayama and meditation practice that weaves together what you've learned

Cost is $100 for Saturday, or $150 for Saturday and Sunday.  All RYTs will be eligible for 5 contact hours of continuing education upon completion. 

**Sunday, August 19, 12-3pm: Hacking the Nervous System

We have all experienced stress. Whether it is a feeling of being overworked at your job or the pressure cooker of a tumultuous relationship with a family member or partner... We know stress. Or do we?

Stress actually has a physiological response in your body. When this stress response is turned on through chemical stimulation, we can turn into superheroes with super human strength and reflexes to fight or flee from a dangerous situation. The problem is that we learn to nudge and annoy this system even when there is no immediate threat to be found. This literally wears down the tissues of the body.

Through lecture and practice, we’ll talk about the chemical response of stress and why it might not be a good idea to marinate in them. From there, we’ll learn how to turn off the stress response and turn on the relaxation response- where all of the body and minds housekeeping activities can be performed....ahhhhhh!

  • Review the fantastic organization of the Nervous System
  • Befriend your Sympathetic Nervous System (it's not the devil it's made out to be)
  • Learn about the latest fascinating research about what is actually going on in the brain during meditation!
  • Learn ancient Yogic technologies to hack the nervous system
  • View and work with the poetic energetic correlations to the Nervous System
  • Using the practice of Yoga Nidra explore the connection between the yoga concepts of Samskaras and Neuroplasticity.

Cost is $60 for Sunday's workshop, or $150 for Saturday and Sunday.  All RYTs will be eligible for 3 contact hours of continuing education upon completion.  



Fall 200-hour Vinyasa teacher Training

The Yoga Dojo’s 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training is a 200-hour level program certified through Yoga Alliance. All students will be able to register with Yoga Alliance for the RYT-200 designation upon completion of the program. Students with existing RYT status with Yoga Alliance will be able to use the training for CEUs. Required areas of study include, but are not limited to: Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Techniques Training, and Practicum.

Although, this particular training reflects the practices, principles, and philosophy of Rocket Yoga, it does not certify you as a Rocket Yoga instructor. You will need to complete an additional 50-hour training through an It’s Yoga International certified program in order to be a Certified Rocket Instructor. We will have this training available in the summer of 2019.


The Yoga Dojo TT will begin on Friday, September 21, 2018 and run through Sunday, December 16, 2018 on a Friday to Sunday format. There will be three weekends throughout the training that we will not meet (10/12, 11/9, and 11/23 weekends).

Training Times *Note: Class times are subject to change. Students will be informed in advance of any changes to schedule.:

Fridays: 5:30-9:30pm

Saturdays: 12:00-7:00pm

Sundays: 10:00am-5:00pm

Training staff:

Adrian McCavitt, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Lead Trainer

Lauren Davis, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Lead Trainer, Program Director

Cyndi Laird, E-RYT 200, Assists and Adjustments guest lecturer

Miranda Young, Anatomy for Yoga Instructors guest lecturer

Gabriella Eljaiek, RYT-200, RPYT, Yoga for Pregnancy guest lecturer

Mary Dove Silcox, E-RYT 200, Ayurveda guest lecturer

Payment Options:

**$250 Non-Refundable Deposit due with application. This fee will be deducted from your final tuition payment.

Earlybird Option: $3000. Payment is due in full by 8/1.

Standard Option: $3350. Payment is due in full by 9/21.

Payment Plan two-payment option: Two equal $1750 payments. Initial payment due by 9/21, second payment due 11/15.

Payment Plan four-payment option: Four equal payments of $925. Initial payment due by 9/21, following payments will be deducted on 10/15, 11/15, and 12/15.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Deposit cannot be refunded for any reason. Tuition refunds will be possible until training commences. All refunds after this date will not be allowed.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must be 18 years of age. Each applicant must submit a completed application with a $250 non-refundable application fee. Entrance into program will be at the discretion of TYD program directors. TYD has the right to deny entry into the program to unqualified candidates. All applicants should have a regular yoga practice and be in overall good health, so that they are able to perform all techniques and trainings.

Please email hello@theyogadojorva.com for more information or to receive an application. We do hope you choose to take this life changing leap with us. Namaste.


Pura Vida in Nosara, Costa Rica, March 24-30, 2019

Join Adrian and Lauren on our retreat to Nosara, Costa Rica from March 24-30 at the beautiful Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. All RYTs that attend are eligible for 25 CEUs.

What's included:

*6 nights in a beautiful room
*Delicious food (vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available). All meals are included.
*Two yoga or hand balance classes a day led by Adrian and/or Lauren at one of Bodhi Tree's shalas with panoramic jungle-to-ocean views (one practice on arrival and departure days).
*Mid-day group transportation from Liberia airport to Bodhi Tree on March 24. Return transportation is not included, but the helpful resort staff can arrange for you.

Not included: Special drinks (coffee bar drinks, smoothies, juice), extra snacks, alcohol, spa services, surfing lessons, excursions, and other incidentals.

Pricing is as follows (includes tax and gratuity):

**King Bungalow: $2940 solo / $1950 per person shared (2 people/room)
**Queen Double room (based on 2 people per room): $1650 per person
**Garden Triple room with shared bath (based on 3 people per room): $1400 per person

$350 deposit required ASAP to hold your space (cash or check, please! If not possible, we can charge on a credit card with a small processing fee). A limited number of spaces are available. Full payment to be submitted by January 15.

To sign up, please email retreats@theyogadojorva.com, or sign up in-studio.  We look forward to you joining us in Costa Rica!