200-hr Yoga Teacher Training
Marco Gamez found yoga when, as a teenager, he received a grim diagnosis for Spina Bifida, a birth defect affecting his backbone and membranes around his spinal cord. He was medicated, depressed and overweight. A friend suggested hot yoga. After a few months of consistent practice, Marco felt a new lease on life! Empowered by a new mindset, he felt his health getting better and better!
Marco went on to complete a 500 Hour Teacher Training Program though Bikram’s Yoga College of India. He has also participated in yoga training programs in Costa Rica and Tucson, Arizona. He has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years.
Marco has published extensively about yoga and fitness. He has also lead a Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program.
Marco lives in the East Valley with his beautiful fiancée and their two delightful little girls, Phoebe Rhea and Serafina Rainn.
I found hot yoga after suffering injuries in a car accident. I was in such bad shape, physically and mentally, I didn’t know how I was going to go another 10, 20, 40-plus years in my body. Hot yoga quickly alleviated lots of problems and ignited a passion in healing and recovery.
I began a consistent yoga practice in 2007. At the time, I was an avid runner and, after sustaining a back injury, I needed to seek out other methods of receiving the same meditational and physical benefits. It didn’t take long before I realized my yoga practice was providing much more than I initially expected; it had positively changed and influenced who I was.
In our program you will do the following:
*Learn the maps of alignment, and how to align, demonstrate, cue, modify, and correct poses for all five categories of asana, covering over 100 poses.
*Find your voice and practice leading a group through a yoga practice. Study the learning process and apply those principles in sharing your love of yoga with others. Try-on different teaching styles and understand the qualities of an effective teacher.
*Read yoga philosophies and traditional texts to explore why these traditions have endured for thousands of years and have growing appeal in the West.
*Study anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology as it applies to yoga and learn how to keep your own practice safe and effective while you help your students develop sustainable practices.
*Learn effective yoga business practices and ethics.
*Practice and apply what you’ve learned in training in a structured mentoring program.