300-hr Advanced

300-hour Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
with Rolf Gates and Mia Oramous

Application deadline: December 15, 2018 
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We are honored and grateful to extend an invitation to join an incredible group for this Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training. The purpose of this advanced training is to give those who have chosen to be teachers the opportunity to realize the fullness of that intention. In order to accomplish this goals we will come together around the three primary intentions of the Teacher:
  1. To develop a holistic vision of how yoga acts as a transformational catalyst enabling the practioner to align her life with her higher purpose
  2.  To develop a vision for her classes, so that her classes are a dynamic fusion of the best practices in yoga, offering her students optimal access to health and well-being.
  3. To cultivate the habit of personal growth. To participtate in a community of her peers dedicated to personal growth as a means for effective leadership and effective living.. 

We will address the three intentions of the teacher holistically. You will combine personal study with group practice; you will attend lectures and seminars, and lead them; you will study at the crossroads of modern science, psycho-dynamic theory, and traditional yoga theory; you will become a teacher by becoming a student. 

This Advanced Level Teacher Training provides a ten-month in-depth training in the art of teaching and the study of yoga as a vehicle for transformation. It also offers experiential training in the leading of intensives and workshops, preparing participants for their own next level of offerings to students.


This training ams to help the development of truly impactful yoga teachers. Teachers who are leaders. To accomplish this aim, we will study in-depth where the teacher learns, grows, teaches, and leads – the mirror of everyday life. We will refine our vision and commitment to our role in the classroom in order to achieve a level of mastery as a teacher and leader in our community.

We will explore the dynamics of karma, principle, awareness, freedom and choice. We will come to a holistic understanding of the human experience we share, the purpose of spiritual practice and the role of the teacher. To that end, participants in the Advanced VinyasaTeacher Training will study and be able to teach classes and workshops that address:

  • The Yoga Sutra as a context for understanding and transformation

  • The Mechanics of Karma as the foundation of spiritual growth

  • The Three Aspects of Practice: Sila, Samadhi and Wisdom

  • The Powerful Intersection of Western Science and Yoga

  • Non-violence in action

  • The Art of Sadhana: The Development and Refinement of a Home Practice

  • A Refined Vision of the Yoga Teacher's Tools: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

  • A Refined Vision of the Yoga Teacher: The use of Self in a transformational environment

    This itraining is a complete presentation of Rolf Gates' work. He will be guiding Mia throughout the training and will provide web conferences, and may visit, depending on his schedule. 

Classes meet Friday from 5:30 to 9pm; Saturday from 10am to 7pm; and Sunday from 8:30am to 4pm. Schedule for the 5-day long session that we meet is: Wednesday through Friday 8:30am to 6pm; Saturday 10am to 5:30pm; and Sunday 8:30am to 5pm. There is a lunch break and small breaks for snacks and integration. Your training includes unlimited yoga classes at Transform NOLA from August 24, 2018 through June 23, 2019. Sessions are during the following weekends and weekdays
  • January 25-27, 2019
  • February 15-17
  • March 22-24
  • May 31-June 2
  • June 28-30
  • July 26-28
  • August 16-18
  • September 6-8
  • October 9-13 (Wednesday-Sunday)
  • November 15-17 (graduation!)
ATTENDANCE: This is a 300-hour Certification process. Transform NOLA is held to all of the rules of the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and a certain amount of face-to-face instruction is required. All of the sessions and assignments are to that purpose and are therefore required in order to successfully complete this program. If you miss an entire week or weekend due to illness or an unavoidable obligation, then you can make up that session with the next year's training group or schedule a make-up session at an additional cost. What is asked of you is to be seriously committed to this process and to do your very best. Over and above that is to apply yourself to this process in the way you would want your students to apply themselves when under your tutelage. If you have physical limitations, this training is not off limits to you. I do request that you be able to stay with the asana sessions in their entirety even if some of that time is in child’s pose or seated. Often, it is when we come up against our own limitations (frustrations, fears, etc.) that we learn best how to help someone with theirs. You will not be practicing while you teach, so physical limitations will not interfere with that.

Tuition is $3700; application and a $500 non-refundable deposit is due December 15, 2018. Spots are limited; first come, first served.
FAST ACTION OFFER: First three students to submit their application with $500 deposit will receive $200 off the tuition. ONE OFFER REMAINING!
Payment Plan: Remaining $3200 (after $500 deposit) can be paid in eleven installments of $291 on the 1st of each month from January 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019. Payments must be completed by final graduation weekend.
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I understand that this is a big commitment, both of your time and of money. Please don't let finances or other circumstances get in the way of your dreams. If you have any questions, please contact Mia.

REFUND/NON-REFUND POLICY: Deposits are non-refundable unless training is cancelled by Transform NOLA. Cancellations must be made 60 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations within 60 days of the event. If you do not complete the program for any reason other than cancellation of the program by Transform NOLA, you will not be entitled to any refund but any payments can be applied to a future yoga teacher training – make-up opportunities are available at additional cost.


Get stronger, calmer and more flexible at Transform NOLA, a wellness studio located at 8509 Oak Street in uptown New Orleans. Private or group sessions are offered at the studio or in the privacy or your home or place of business. Also available for movement, stress management and motivational activities at company retreats and conventions. Request a free initial consultation for private sessions or life coaching by clicking here. To learn how you can benefit from Transform NOLA's services,
please call 985-640-2648, email mia@transformnola.com or fill out the online inquiry form.

Transform NOLA • 8509 Oak Street • New Orleans, LA 70118

985.640.2648 • mia@TransformNOLA.com