This 50-hour continuing education training is for teachers and practitioners looking to deepen their practice and understanding of the Rocket® Yoga system.
Rocket® is an energetic and dynamic practice developed by Larry Schultz in the 80’s while touring as the yoga teacher for The Grateful Dead. In true Larry fashion, Rocket® was created as a remix on Ashtanga Yoga that removes the hierarchy of postures, giving students control over their own practice and process. Without the parameters of Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional “rules” within the practice, Rocket® exists as a fluid dance of creativity, expression, and accessibility within the Ashtanga tradition. In Larry’s famous words: “No bind? No problem!”. Rocket is a practice for any level of practitioner.
The sequences invigorate and strengthen students with advanced postures while still staying accessible through variations and practicing acceptance of where you are. Dive into the history of Rocket®, gain a solid understanding of the sequences, strengthen or begin your inversion practice, and practice teaching the sequences.
This training is a 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training module. You do not need to be enrolled in our 300-hour program to take this training. This is a level 1 Rocket® teacher training. After this training, you will be considered a Rocket® inspired instructor and will be able to teach the sequences. Only after 100+ hours of training and a skill assessment by a senior instructor can you be awarded a level 1 status.
- Advanced Asana breakdown. Students will gain a deeper understanding of inversions, deep backbends, and balancing postures.
- Learn and practice the foundational sequences of Rocket 1,2, and 3
- Explore Pranayama and Meditation
- Gain skills to master ‘floating and flying’ through this vinyasa system.
- Develop an understanding of assisting ashtanga postures
- Learn how to safely demo poses and transitions while teaching
Friday 10/8 – Sunday 10/10
Friday 10/15 – Sunday 10/17
No! This practice, while challenging, is accessible to all-levels of practitioners. We encourage students to modify their Rocket® practice in any way they need or want to.
Yes, this training is wonderful for students and teachers alike.
No, you will receive a 50-hour Rocket® certificate upon completion of this course. If you are not enrolled in the 300-hour training, this certification is worth 50 CEUs (continuing education credits) through Yoga Alliance.
No, Rocket® is open to practitioners of all backgrounds. If you already have experience in Ashtanga, you will notice the similarities and differences between Rocket® and Ashatanga.
Your Teaching Team
Tam has over 1000 hours of training in various yogic studies, including 200 hours in Ashtanga yoga through Sampoorna Yoga India. She has been practicing Rocket® since 2016, and has completed over 300 hours of Rocket® training with David Kyle, Jaimis Huff, and Pat McCleaf. Tam has played a large role in re-establishing Colorado’s Rocket® roots through the implementation of many classes, workshops, and annual trainings.
Taylor has over 1000 hours of training in various yogic studies. She has been practicing Rocket® since 2018, and has completed over 200 hours of Rocket® training and 300 hours of training in Ashtanga yoga through Bodhi Yoga Academy. She has had the pleasure of training in these formats with David Kyle, Pat McCleaf, Irene Pappas, and Samantha Vetrano.