You are invited on a sacred journey of self discovery, expansion, learning, and growth.
Through our eight weekends together, you will not only deepen your connection to your inner-guidance system, but you will also have the opportunity to cultivate a new and profound relationship with your physicality.
You will receive the tools to share this practice in a way that is unique, safe, and authentic to you and your body.
What lights you up about yoga, and how can we magnify that light?
How can you be a catalyst for others to connect to their own inner-guidance system?
Why Choose Root To Rise
This training is unique in that each immersive weekend centers thematically around a specific chakra. Through our eight weekends together, we will work our way from the Root to the Crown as we learn our energetic and physical anatomy, pranayama (breathwork), poses that center around the specific chakra, and so much more. The intention of this training is to assist you in planting a firm foundation through your daily sadhana (spiritual practice), and to awaken you to YOGA (aka union) in all aspects of life. When we begin to live our lives through the lens of yoga, everything shifts.
A note about the "style" of this training: The asana (posture) style of this training could be described as slow flow, rather than vinyasa. There is a heavy emphasis on the breath (pranayama) and linking movement with breath, but this is not primarily a vinyasa training. Students will learn the traditional "sun salutation" form, but are encouraged to create sequences that focus on breath, meditation, balancing the basic elements of physicality,
and SLOWING DOWN. The emphasis of the asana aspect of this training is understanding how to balance the body, and making yoga accessible to ALL bodies.
We have an incredible staff of senior teachers who are so excited and passionate about sharing their yoga knowledge with YOU! Each teacher brings their own unique essence and beliefs about what yoga means. This creates a beautiful opportunity for you to explore many aspects and vibrations of yoga and decide how your yoga wants to be expressed.
Not only do we offer you the opportunity to dive deep into the many aspects that make up the yogic tradition, but you will also get to experience many out-of-the-box breakthrough exercises to connect you to yourself, your voice, and your power in a profound way. Whether you decide to teach or not, this experience will change the way you look at, and move through the world.
The intimacy of a small group (12 people max) is such a beautiful gift. By the end of the training, you will truly feel like you have a new soul family.
The training will include:
Anchoring In Your Sadhana For Transformation (daily spiritual practice)
Teaching Methodology: posture breakdowns, sequencing, languaging, etc.
Philosophy: The Eight Limbs of Yoga & Tantra
History of Yoga
Being Trauma Informed & Understanding The Nervous System
Yoga & Social Justice - Stepping off the Mat & Advocating for UNION
Intro to Ayurveda
Pranayama and Be Free Breathwork
Basic Prenatal and Yoga Postures for Disabilities
Expanding the WHAT IS of Yoga
The Business of Yoga
Experiences of multiple styles of yoga including: Yoga Nidra, Kundalini, Para Yoga, Yin, and Partner.
Master Class Teacher
The Business of Yoga: Marketing, Etc.
Master Class Teacher
The training will consist of 8 full weekend immersions
2022 Weekend Dates:
The Be Free Healing Center
1006 Spring Creek lane
Ft Collins CO 80526
In addition to our eight weekends together, students will be asked to take a certain number of outside yoga classes throughout the training; to maintain a regular home practice; to write several papers; to keep up with required reading; and to complete both a written final and final teaching presentation.
In order to receive your 200hr certification, you must complete all required work and demonstrate your competence in your final exams.
Please contact Melanie if you are have any questions!
or text/call Melanie@ 970-286-4447
Self- Investment Pricing:
Total Price of Course:
EARLY BIRD PRICE:
(save $600 if deposit is paid by Oct 1st)
Are You A Minority?
BIPOC and LGBTQ+ partial scholarships available!
$500 deposit required to hold your spot.
Is money the sticking point?
We are dedicated to making this program as available as possible!
8-12 month extended payment plans available.
Please reach out to discuss.
The History of Root To Rise
2020 brings the 6th graduating class of Root to Rise!
Root To Rise was created in 2015 by Melanie Lighthouser and Sohalia (Nicole) Hussain. With over 20 years of combined yoga teaching experience, the two women set out to create a training that was unique and offered students the opportunity to dive deep within and (re)discover their inner teacher. In 2017 Sohalia moved away and Melanie decided to continue the Root to Rise tradition with the help of several incredible guest teachers. To date, Root To Rise has certified 46 amazing beings to "go forth and share their light". We are so proud of each of these humans!