NEW!!! Spring 2019 session will begin late February
TCB Yoga Teacher Certification at Raintree will teach you traditional yoga philosophy in ways that can be integrated into modern lifestyle. Whether you want to become a yoga instructor, or simply expand your yoga practice, we use an innovative intelligence approach for building the most well rounded yogis. You will leave our training more in tune to yourself and better able to connect with and lead other people. Our goal is to illuminate and cultivate each student’s unique gifts.
200-hr Yoga Teacher Cert
During the 200 hours of yoga education, you will gain knowledge in proper body alignment, anatomy, yoga philosophy, and Ayurveda. Additionally, you will learn how to teach a fun and safe yoga class. Our specialized class development process will enable each teacher to share their own authentic self. All styles of yoga will be covered, however Jill's advanced training in Yin yoga allows her to leverage Yin's extensive knowledge of the human body for developing safe and effective teachers. Jason's advanced training in Ayurveda will be integrated throughout the training, to cultivate a healthy yogic lifestyle.
Topics covered in training
Asana & Sequencing
Anatomy, Biomechanics, Connective Tissue, Tension vs Compression, Bandhas
History & Philosophy, Koshas, Yama & Niyamas
Meditation, Pranayama, Shiva & Shakti
Prop Usage, Adjustments
Class Development, Connecting with Clients/ Students
Meridians, Nadis, Channels, Vayus
Business of Yoga
Of course Yin and Ayurveda
Investment: $2600 (early bird discount & payment plans available) 12 weeks
Starting Late-February, 2019 (ends Mid-April, 2019). Wednesdays 6-9pm + Saturdays 10:30-6pm*, Sundays 10:30-5pm*
+ Why TCB Health Yoga Teacher Certification
Making TCB Health- Yoga Teacher Certification the premier establishment in the yoga community requires experts in many fields. Lead Teacher Jill Mollenhauer is a teacher of over 10 years and certified 500 hour yoga teacher. She has primarily trained under one of the most noted yin yoga teachers, Paul Grilley. Lead Teacher Jason Diaz is a certified and register Ayurveda Practitioner and Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, as well as, 200 hour ERYT. Numerous, additional, experts are brought in to talk on specific subject matter.
+ Q: Will this improve my physical practice?
Absolutely. Beyond the many hours of personalized practice attention, you will understand bodies and movement in great depth.
+ Q: What else is provided beyond physical practice?
Each week has one hour or more dedicated to meditation and Ayurveda. Talks on yama and niyama, pranayama techniques, history and philosophy of yoga, alternate yoga practices, vayus, mental stability...
+ Q: Will I learn to present?
We understand this is a huge step for many people. From the beginning, we work in small groups talking and sharing. As our program progresses, we work with our fellow teachers to project and lead, with compassion. Our final week, we allow time for sharing with the community.
+ Q: Will I be able to teach classes after completion?
Yes. We will go over basic concepts for formulating a successful class. Subtle ways to improve your class. Teach you how to connect in a manner that is authentic to you. We learn basic routines found in many hatha/ vinyasa/ power classes, as a foundation. You will learn/ practice yin and restorative yoga. You will practice yoga nidra and kundalini. Our simple method for leading, will provide the confidence you need.
Jill Mollenhauer (500hr RYT, 200hr E-RYT)
Jason Diaz (200hr E-RYT, Ayurveda Practitioner)
+ Information about Jill
My yoga journey began over 20 years ago. Little did I know what an important role it would play in my life. I was fascinated by the physical aspects, as many of us are. Yoga quickly provided much more. As life brought about marriage, a child, a move away from family, a second child, a career,... During the chaos my practice was off and on, I felt the imbalances and thought to myself... make a commitment to ME, perhaps yoga teacher certification. There was never going to be a perfect time, so with a husband who supported the idea, but traveled a lot and kiddos ages 8 and 10, I jumped in.
I received my first 200 hour certification in May of 2008, immediately started teaching and have never stopped. Since then I have earned an advanced 500 hour certification, in Yin Yoga, with one of its pioneers, Paul Grilley. He taught me that yoga is for every-body. Learning about the anatomy and in particular, our connective tissue, has strengthened my ability to guide all types of yoga while adapting to the student's needs, not what we think the practice requires. We are all unique and come to our mats with different stories.
Along this journey, I have become certified in Yoga for Cancer and a certified Essential Oil practitioner. After guiding students in practice for over 10 years, I feel I was ready to share my knowledge.
To me, yoga has become a way of life, a way to really be present, with myself and with others. To live this path is to share it as well. We are all students, with something to learn and something to teach.
+ Information about Jason
The journey into yoga life was not expected, predetermined or a vision. From an active life of running, cycling, rock climbing, lifting weights and numerous group sports I found myself on the mends, frequently. I would access yoga as a natural rehabilitation practice, but quickly disband once ailment was gone. An insightful yogi challenged me to be proactive about my well-being, rather than reacting to injuries. Challenge accepted.
First endeavor was in a physical practice of yoga. Then the mental/ spiritual was soon to follow. Finally, the door was opened in to the wholistic healing world of Ayurveda. Where every single avenue of my life is accounted for and addressed in a healthy and sensible method. I was hooked.
Over the years I have deepened my practices of yoga, of mindfulness, of whole body health, of connecting with the universe… I became so at peace with all that is and I became a much happier person. I would like to think I have enhanced the lives of those around me, too, but you would have to ask them.
Graduated 1994, Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University.
April 2012, 200 hour yoga teacher certified, Yoga Alliance
E-RYT 200 and YECEP certified
April 2015, Ayurveda Consultant, American Institute of Vedic Studies
May 2017, Ayurveda Health Practitioner, California College of Ayurveda
December 2017, Ayurveda Health Counselor, California College of Ayurveda
November 2017, Certified Essential Oil Coach, American Association of Drugless Practitioners
August 2018, Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, California College of Ayurveda
I vow to always learn and grow. To be humble enough to know every person has a lesson for me. To emphasize love and compassion for one’s self and others. To remind everyone there is a direct purpose for existence, even if the path is not obvious. Grow as a community. Be a model for positive change.