Come and join Evelyn Rodriguez & Sylvia Gonzalez on a Saturday afternoon. Brush up on your speaking skills and yoga teaching skills with fellow peers in the Chicagoland area!
By the end of the workshop, students will:
Have practiced teaching amongst peers and exchange on-the-spot feedback.
Feel confident teaching basic yoga exercises including physical poses, meditation and breathing.
Receive their very own copy of "Spanish For Yoga Teachers" including a digital PDF that can be accessed from any mobile device so they can study on-the-go!
Explore cultural comprehension to better understand Latinos and the Spanish speaking community
Basic conversational Spanish
Experience in the health, fitness, or teaching industries
It is recommended but not required that students are trained to teach yoga.
Evelyn Rodriguez began practicing yoga in 2006 looking for a complement to her training as a marathon runner. After a few years of practice she realized that yoga wasn’t only physical. To deepen her knowledge she took her yoga teacher training at Moksha Yoga Center. In 2013 she studied in Mexico at Yoga Yoghismo Association and taught yoga in Spanish.
In 2014 she came back to Chicago where she is currently teaching at Moksha Yoga Center and continues to deepen her knowledge of yoga through her dedicated daily practice. She teaches a variety of styles of yoga and adapts her classes based on the needs of her students with special attention to breathing and alignment focusing on the mind-body connection.
Evelyn collaborates with Univision, ALAS Wings (Latina Association for Breast Cancer), Northwestern University and YogaCare.
Sylvia Gonzalez has spent over 10 years studying the art and science of yoga. She received her teacher training certification in 2007 but chose to focus on the business of yoga, having been in retail management for almost a decade at that point. She became the Student Relations Manager at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago and the General Manager of the world renown Miami Life Center. She also helped Kino MacGregor create and launch Miami Yoga Magazine, acting as the Assistant Editor during it's first year in publication. In 2014 she published Spanish for Yoga Teachers, a book for yoga teachers looking to teach in Spanish. It can be found here.
As a teacher, Sylvia emphasizes breathing over anything else. She spreads the benefits of yoga (and the love of her native tongue) through creatively sequenced classes that honor and respect tradition.