The Empowered training is rooted in yoga tradition, and applicable to asana and everyday life.
If you want to develop your yoga practice or become a teacher, in this training you will learn how to weave the wisdom of yoga through your life for more purpose and inner peace.
In this 12-week deeper studies yoga program, you will experience transformational yoga classes, workshops, and study sessions that are both live and pre-recorded. With this hybrid approach, you will study the physical, philosophical, and practical elements of yoga. All live sessions are recorded, so you can work at your own pace.
Get on the waitlist for Summer and Fall 2022.
In the Empowered training, you will will deepen and expand your yoga practice, clarify your intentions, fortify your physical foundation, and learn how to embody your yoga.
Learn how to apply the ancient system of yoga to modern life, and make a difference in your life right now.
EMPOWERED is for you if you...
- have Yoga experience, and want to know more about foundational philosophy and what’s beyond the physical poses.
- want to teach Yoga.
- desire a practical method to honor your body, mind, and spirit, and expand your health and happiness.
- want to learn how to clear and align your energy, and live with more intention and purpose.
- want to know how to move your body in a functional and healthy way.
- feel stress and imbalance within the extraordinary challenges in the world and in life today.
- want to feel stronger, more flexible, and resilient.
- desire a yoga experience that honors lineage and tradition, and is accessible and relevant for modern life.
- feel called to expand your spiritual outlook and want simple, daily rituals that will support you living in alignment with your heart and the greater good.
- sense yoga may aid in your discomfort or healing - physically and beyond.
- are a yoga teacher and want to deepen your studies and studentship.
- feel called to share yoga that have the practice helped you transform your life.
- have read Leah’s book (Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit) and want to go deeper.
From Empowered Graduates...
The Empowered Program with Leah has given me all of the missing pieces of information I lacked with other teacher trainings. I felt the entire program was beautiful and cohesive and surpasses other YTT programs I attended.
Leah is an articulate and organized teacher who has clearly thought out the contents of the Empowered Program to give students a well-rounded education. She is just a beautiful and gifted teacher.
- Dina R.
The EMPOWERED training was a life-changing experience. It helped me find and own my power. It helped me heal, so I can truly be of service to others. My teachers Leah and Shelby are incredibly humble, kind, and funny, and they helped me see my own light.
Words cannot express the growth and wisdom this training has brought into my life.
I feel confident. I feel ready. I feel empowered.
- Caro R.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Hey there, I'm Leah.
I am a yoga teacher, holistic health coach, author of Power Yoga: Strength Sweat, and Spirit, and Founder of the Empowered Yoga School.
I synthesize ancient practices and principles of yoga and wellness, and make them accessible and relevant for life today. My classes are a blend of strength, surrender and celebration. I have been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal Magazine, and led Yoga at the White House from 2009 through 2016 as part of a presidential initiative encouraging health and movement children and families. I live in beautiful Austin, TX, and my greatest honor is being a mama.
To learn more go to leahcullis.com
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Shelby Autrey - Austin, TX
Shelby is the owner and founder of BFREE YOGA Austin. She has over 15 years experience in the study and practice of yoga. Shelby is a nationally certified therapeutic massage and bodywork specialist and has worked in sports injury rehabilitation since 2003. Shelby teaches with humor and vulnerability and skillfully guides people through the practices of movement, breath, and self-inquiry that creates an experience for you to align your body, organize your mind, and open your heart.
To learn more go to bfreeyogaaustin.com.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Reggie Hubbard - Online with Ompractice
Reggie is the Founder/Chief Serving Officer of Active Peace Yoga. Adopting a disciplined yoga has saved his life and he is committed to sharing these practices to help others. His wellness journey was born of curiosity and forged in adversity; and has become a lesson in surrender to the miracles that exist in commitment to personal peace and wellbeing as a foundation. Reggie's dharma sits at the intersection of bringing more peace and balance to activists, guiding the wellness community toward being more engaged, concerned citizens and enhancing the well-being of all. Achieving this balance is how we catalyze transformative change in our society. He believes that to be an effective teacher, one must never lose the heart of a student.
Given the changes and challenges of life today, are you ready to live with more alignment and purpose - body, mind, and spirit?
Does this sound like you?
You are ready to live more awakened:
We are living in extraordinary times and experiencing big shifts in every area of life. You know that this is an opportunity to wake up and live with more purpose. You want tools to navigate these new times, and you want to strengthen your body, focus your mind, and awaken your spirit.
You want to feel good:
Now, more than ever, it’s essential to have habits and tools to confront modern stressors, boost immunity, and live with more contentment and connection. You want to learn how to expand your health and happiness with time-tested practices that are relevant for life today. You want to feel strong, vibrant, and healthy.
You sense that more is available:
Life today can feel repetitive and muddled while we’re home and distanced from each other. You know that more is available: love, connection, flexibility, ease, satisfaction. You want a method and community to keep you connected, and want to add more stimulation and experience in your daily life.
Yoga is so much more than a workout. It's a system for optimal living.
LET'S DIG INTO THE DETAILS
Each module includes pre-recorded asana classes, meditations, pranayama practices, and anatomy lessons, as well as speciality workshops, discussions, reflection and self-study.
Each week you'll have live (online) class and study sessions with Leah, plus live weekend workshops that you can attend online or in Austin, TX.
This hybrid program is the best of both worlds. The online course gives you the tools and resources to learn at your own pace and revisit sessions and classes that hold the most value for you, and you also get live, personalized time with Leah and contributing teachers.
Get on the waitlist for Spring 2022.
Here's some highlights of what you'll learn:
Here's some of what you're going to learn:
- Daily Practices - build your rituals
- Empowered Class blueprint
- Evolution of yoga, and foundational teachers
- OM and sacred sound
- Intro to Yoga Anatomy
- The Principles of Power Yoga
- Intention and Sankalpa
- Modifications & Adaptations
- Opening poses and sequences
- Anatomy of Breath
- Actions of the body
- The Eight Limbed Path of Yoga
- 3-part Power Yoga workshop
- Sun Salutations and variations
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- Your Edge
- Curves of the Spine
- Embodying the Elements
- Power Poses and Sequences
- Anatomy workshop
- Detox Workshop
- Anatomy: Muscles
- Peak Poses and sequences
- Union of Opposites
- Lines of Energy
- Shoulders and binds workshop
- Yogic Lifestyle
- Yin Yoga
- Foundational Yoga Philosophy
- Closing poses and sequences
- Nadi Shodhana
- Chakras workshop
- The Subtle body
- Personal prana-building practices
- Energy Clearing
- Hips Workshop
- Advanced asana
- Vision and Goals
- Advanced Asana
- The Bhagavad Gita
- Anatomy workshop
- Modern Yoga culture
The Empowered Training offers so many ways for you to expand your yoga practice.
You will also get access to:
Over 200 pre-recorded elements including classes, workshops, lectures, downloadable worksheets and more.
Live Coaching from Lead Teachers
Expert, personalized guidance from your lead teachers and contributors.
Live + On-demand Yoga Classes
High quality classes, expert instruction, live, personalized guidance from your teachers in weekly classes.
Here's what you get when you join EMPOWERED
Twelve weeks of empowering yoga content - live and recorded.
6 months access to all course content and recordings.
Worksheets, playlists, resources and more to support your learning.
Weekly LIVE office hours and coaching with Leah & contributing teachers.
Two 1:1 coaching sessions with Leah.
200-hour Yoga Alliance certification (upon full completion of the course.)
Empowered programs are Yoga Alliance certified and part of the Empowered Yoga School. Upon completion of the full 200-hour training, you will earn your Yoga Alliance certification. If you are already certified, you may earn continuing education credits.
In Empowered you will commit to your daily practices of yoga, meditation, reflection, and self-study.
When your body and mind work together to uplift your energy, the results multiply. You access the transformational powers of yoga when you do the practice.
Create your posture as a living practice and make your highest intention physical.
HAVE A QUESTION?
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours of coursework per week should I expect for each?
Is the program live (online) or recorded? What is the live schedule?
Is Empowered a 200-hour teacher training?
How many yoga practices (asana) are there each week?
When are the live sessions each week? (BFREE)
What are the required readings/books?
How long will I have access to my course content?
When are the live sessions each week? (OMPRACTICE with REGGIE)
What’s a typical day look like during Empowered? How much time will I need to invest each day?
What are the differences between the 100 and 200 hour programs?
What else will we learn in the 200-hour training, that's not in the 100-hour program?
You are ready for this journey.
As you practice and create your postures in ways that align with how want to feel now, you will start to unwind old holding patterns and release limiting beliefs. You'll start to embody the energy of what you are ready for and what’s possible now.
Choose to be Empowered.