Pull Up, Practice, Teach
become the master of ceremony in your life
Become a Trap Vinyasa™ MC Instructor and empower students to rewrite the stories of their bodies while sweating with intention.
We sweat 💦 to transmute our pain into power.
We sweat 💦 to cleanse & purify.
We sweat 💦 to sensualize & self accept.
We sweat 💦 with purpose on purpose!
Trap Vinyasa™ is more than a class, it a philosophy, utilizing the tools of alchemy and the embodied practice of asana to empower yogis and non yogis to rewrite the story of their bodies.
Who is the guru?
The guru, or the teacher, comes in many forms. It is the destitute homeless we pass on our way to work, it is the working mother, it is the garbage man, it is the sex worker, it is the yogi, it is your transgendered co-worker, it is the little boy walking to school, it is the overweight fitness enthusiast, it is the hip hop artist.
The guru comes in many forms, as does enlightenment, because we all are gurus and/or teachers. Students of life primed for suffering and ascension. We are all light bodies with shadow, yet we miss the powerful teachings of our neighbors because we judge their package.
The servant shall be chief and the chief shall be the servant. The infinite makeup of this cosmic universe holds space for all gurus and all teachers, whether you are accessing this positioning for your healing or the healing of others.
Who is worthy of enlightenment?
All are worthy of enlightenment as all beings are deserving of the healing required on their ascension journey.
3 dimensional, duality-based reasoning would qualify “socially acceptable” behaviors and lifestyles as worthy of enlightenment as opposed to others. This is the mindset and or conscience Trap Vinyasa™ seeks to transcend because as long as we view the world through a 3D, duality based lens we will always judge individuals and actions as good or bad and/or right or wrong.
Join us in transcending 3rd-dimensional, duality based conscience as we rise to the 4th and 5th dimensions in love utilizing the principles of yoga and Christ consciousness.
As a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®) Trap Vinyasa’s 40-hour RYT proprietary teacher training allows instructors to apply this training to their continuing education hours via Yoga Alliance, upon completion.
Trap Vinyasa’s teacher training adheres to Yoga Alliance Continuing Education guidelines while providing a one-of-a-kind, culturally expressive, proprietary training in hip hop, dance-fitness and yoga asana. Come get some!
We’re Looking for You!
The Trap Vinyasa™ MC Instructor is an alchemist, transmuting their trauma into an ascension point. She/He/They use movement to explore sensuality within their body without shame or guilt. They thrive off creative movement outside of traditional asana and find freedom in dance. #getyalife
It is through their trauma that they have learned healing and as such they’re able to hold space for multiple bodies, beings and stories, as a result, they own their stories as opposed to culturally appropriating from others. They are highly skilled Vinyasa yoga instructors and true lovers of hip hop.
The TV MCs grounded presence and expansive personality allows students to be expressive and receptive while exploring and strengthening their bodies through the Trap Vinyasa™ practice.
Their diverse bodies and backgrounds represent a global perspective of wellness while promoting body positivity. They aren’t who’d you’d label the hero yet have walked a heroic journey nonetheless. Our values are their values. This is the Trap Vinyasa™ MC.
If you this sounds like you, keep reading! You’ve found your tribe boo.
(Application required to become a TV MC Instructor)
All teachers must be a Yoga Alliance, 200-hour RYT certified yoga instructor in order to apply for the Trap Vinyasa™ teacher training.
Preference will be given to poc (people of color) and/or trauma-informed teachers.
April 23rd - 28th, 2019
Tuesday - Sunday
Lead Teacher: Abiola Akanni
Supporting Teachers: Terilyn Wyre & Maria McDonald
our CURRICULUM includes
Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)
Learn Trap Vinyasa’s proprietary Intro and Core sequences, including class flow chart and time break down and sequence counts
Adjustments and modifications with props for specific injuries and body types
Mindful cueing with breath
Alternate nostril breathing techniques
Learn basic boxing, kickboxing and high intensity interval training techniques
Practice fluid dance and understanding “free flow form”
Teaching Methodology (TM)
History & power of Storytelling
Owning your story
Cultural appropriation and how to avoid it
What it means to be a Trap Vinyasa™ instructor and representative
Setting your Trap Vinyasa™ space/class
Holding inclusive space
Daily practice sessions teaching Intro & Core sequences in small groups
Final practicum class in small groups
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics (YPLE)
Vajra Deha and/or the Diamond Body
8 Limbs of Yoga
History of Hip Hop
Elements of Trap Vinyasa™
Values of Trap Vinyasa™
History of African dance
Promote with Purpose: TV Branding Basics
TV teacher ethics
TV brand book
TV teacher contractual agreement
TV career options
Build Lasting Friendships
We’re all about crew love at Trap Vinyasa™! Join our community of alchemists for annual TV retreats (exclusively for instructors), our online instructor portal, team building workshops, enriching friendships and so much more. Seriously, our community is lit AF!
$200 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit due within 72 hours of acceptance
Tuition Total: $950
Final remainder payment due 1 month prior to start
Let’s Get Sensual
Sensuality is our vibe and we get our life through dance-fitness. Rewrite the story of your body through the language of movement while teaching others to identify as sensual beings as opposed to sexualized vessels. Let’s get sensual!
Trap Vinyasa™ offers 1 scholarship to 1 person of color as a way to assist individuals committed to sharing the benefits of Trap Vinyasa™ with the community.
Spring Scholarship Teacher Training applications due Feb 15th.
Attendance is required for all Trap Vinyasa™ teacher trainings. For every 1-4 hours missed you will need to schedule a one hour private, at a rate of $140.
We're happy to work with you on this to ensure that you can get all of the information that is missed. The maximum amount of days missed can be no more than 1 day.
40 hours (37 contact, 3 homework)
1 hour lunch break provided
We only have 8 spots available for the Spring 2019 Teacher Training. Did you miss this round? Get on the waitlist for the next training by filling out the form below!