“There is no distinction between the one who gives, the one who receives, and the gift itself.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
You love yoga. You do yoga. Maybe you even teach yoga; but maybe you don’t. And you want to train with 108 Monkeys and bring yoga to individuals who might benefit, but typically can’t access yoga for a variety of reasons.
Welcome to Street Bodhis-in-Training!
Yes this is a Yoga Service Training; and then some. Because there is no learning without doing.
Think Peace Corp of yoga.
In most yoga trainings once you are trained, you are on your own. Not with 108. If you wish, once you complete a training, we give you the opportunity to be part of planting seeds of change and helping to nurture real transformation in your community. With us you get access to a full program of training, peers, feedback, and real life-changing experience in organizations that understand our process and respect our practices. And you’ll get to do yoga too!
One year of yoga experience is suggested; yoga certification is NOT needed. Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for each program.
Here’s how it works.
Step 1. Complete a Training with 108 Monkeys
Choose from our Bodhi Seeds early childhood training, our 108 Youth yoga training for individuals working in urban schools, or our 1+0+8 Trauma training, to prepare you to work with individuals of all ages with a trauma history, such as in clinics, shelters and youth programs. Or choose to engage with us in our Yoga Service Intensive.
You can stop at Step 1, take the training and run with it, or… onto Step 2!
Wait! Can I skip Step 1 if I’m already a certified yoga teacher? Nope. Many experienced and amazing practitioners and teachers want to volunteer or teach in our programs; we require everyone to train with us. For your good and the good of our partner organizations, we make sure that when we send you into our sites, you are familiar with staff and organization culture, informed in practices appropriate to that site and are using evidence based and trauma informed practices. Not only that, but our trainings are an opportunity to learn about the community you will be placed in, meet your team, evolve a shared sense of mission and have a really fun time.
Wait! What if I want to go at it solo? Sure. And if you want our support and mentoring, we’ll be there for you. The options are limitless!