Vinyasa Yoga with Alignment and Heart Teacher Training Intensive with Rolf Gates and Todd Norian

Date: TBD

Location: Stockbridge, MA

Venue: Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 800-741-7353

Prerequisite: For yoga teachers and experienced students with at least 1 year of consistent practice.

Hours: 35.5

Investment: Kripalu tuition plus accommodations. Contact Kripalu online

Registration and Accommodations: contact Kripalu Center, 800-741-7353, or online at

For yoga teachers and experienced students with at least 1 year of consistent practice.

Take your teaching of vinyasa flow and alignment-based yoga to the next level. In this exquisite partnership and confluence of styles, longtime friends and renowned teachers Rolf Gates and Todd Norian join forces to bring you an evolutionary synthesis of vinyasa, alignment, and heart.
You learn to:

  • Teach a masterful, heart-opening, and physically intense yoga workout
  • Take your students beyond the physical by adding heart themes
  • Apply creative and intelligent vinyasa sequencing principles accessible to all levels.
  • Establish a natural breath tempo combined with movement to sync your students to the healing life-force.
  • Learn the precise, alignment techniques of Ashaya Yoga™ that create strength, flexibility, and healing.
  • Expand your marketability as a professional by mastering vinyasa with alignment and heart

Blend the physical intensity of vinyasa with the sensitivity and subtlety of the heart through balanced classes that bring your students back for more.

Bio: Rolf Gates, author of the acclaimed book on yogic philosophy Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga is one of the leading voices of modern yoga. Rolf conducts Vinyasa Intensives and 200/500 Teacher Trainings throughout the US and abroad. A former social worker and US Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for the last twenty years, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings.

Rolf and his work have now been featured in numerous magazines to include Yoga Journal, Natural Health and People Magazine and as one of Travel and Leisures’ Top 25 Yoga Studios Around the World. A frequent conference presenter, he was the Keynote Speaker at the 10th Annual Midwest Yoga Conference, IL. Rolf is also honored to be a contributor in the newly released Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood being featured nationally on television and in print to include Ron Reagan’s Air America, Fox and Friends, EXTRA and The Tyra Banks Show and more. (All proceeds from this project go to support groups working with men and boys at risk).

Rolf Gates is the co-founder of the Yoga + Recovery Conference, Esalen Institute, Big Sur CA. and brought Yoga and Functional Stretching to the US Department of Defenses’ Tri- County Summit on Sustainability. He is pleased to be working with the US Military on sustainable care for the troops and their families. Rolf also works weekly one on one with clients in his Yoga Life Coaching program.