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Rusty Wells

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Rusty Wells

Rusty Wells (Gopa) is a Yogic Messenger in the San Francisco bay area and beyond.

Rusty is the proud visionary behind Urban Flow Yoga. This has been his trademarked brand since 2009. He infuses his joyful, energetic, and often mind-blowing classes with his belief that we can best serve others and heal ourselves through unconditional love and devotion. To this end, he passes along his profound gratitude for breath, body, and mind through yoga’s time-honored practices.

An experienced instructor and humble student, Rusty teaches his unique brand of devotional vinyasa, called Bhakti Flow, in the San Francisco Bay area and leads teacher trainings, retreats and workshops around the world.

His classes are an experiential explosion of music, sweat, stillness, and energy that will open your heart and leave you overflowing with bliss.

Rusty is the author of Bhakti Flow Yoga, A Training Guide for Practice and Life, published in September 2015, by Shambhala, a division of Random House and Penguin. He is represented by Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


Join Rusty Wells this summer for an incredible

journey into the world of yoga during his 2018 Bhakti Flow Yoga Teacher Training from August 10-19.

Bhakti Flow is a non-sectarian spiritual practice that focuses on the whole being – the body, mind, heart and song.

Although this program is ideal for yoga teacher training, it is also a leadership training course designed to help individuals tap into their abundant reservoir of inspiration so that they can help guide others towards a lifestyle of well-being and purpose.

Those who train with me (and my incomparable team) learn the language and tools of instruction along with the confidence it takes to share the teachings through their most authentic voice and in harmony with their own unique life experiences.

Developing empathy is key.

We teach how to teach, but we also make sure participants are equipped with a cursory understanding of yoga-anatomy and philosophy.

http://rustywells.com/teacher-leadership-training/

What You Can Expect

Our Bhakti Flow program trains and certifies teachers and awards them the credit hours needed to register with Yoga Alliance, should graduates choose to register with them. And this 100-hour program may be coupled with my other trainings throughout the coming year or two in order to receive the 200-hour Yoga Alliance registration requirement.

  1. Because the very nature of Bhakti Flow encompasses music and song, our tribe sings quite a bit together throughout the training.
  2. Guest facilitators are an integral part of our training programs. The current roster is still being put together but you can count on a diverse group of experts from different fields to join us throughout.
  3. Participants must complete several reading and essay assignments during the month prior to our group gathering.

Former participants are more than welcome to enroll for any reason, whether it’s for continuing education hours, picking up on new ideas, reexamining former studies, or simply to immerse themselves within a vibrant community for the precious duration of these ten unforgettable days – a fraction of your life that will stay with you forever while rocking your world in the here and now!

http://rustywells.com/teacher-leadership-training/

August 10

4:00-6:00pm

Ocean Studio

August 11-19

8:00-4:00pm

Ocean Studio


Pricing

March 1- April 1

2018

Early Bird

April 2 - June 1

2018

Regular Rate

Questions?

Fill out the form below and someone from the Bhakti Flow team will get right back to you!

Rusty Wells

Learn More

Rusty Wells

Rusty Wells (Gopa) is a Yogic Messenger in the San Francisco bay area and beyond.

Rusty is the proud visionary behind Urban Flow Yoga. This has been his trademarked brand since 2009. He infuses his joyful, energetic, and often mind-blowing classes with his belief that we can best serve others and heal ourselves through unconditional love and devotion. To this end, he passes along his profound gratitude for breath, body, and mind through yoga’s time-honored practices.

An experienced instructor and humble student, Rusty teaches his unique brand of devotional vinyasa, called Bhakti Flow, in the San Francisco Bay area and leads teacher trainings, retreats and workshops around the world.

His classes are an experiential explosion of music, sweat, stillness, and energy that will open your heart and leave you overflowing with bliss.

Rusty is the author of Bhakti Flow Yoga, A Training Guide for Practice and Life, published in September 2015, by Shambhala, a division of Random House and Penguin. He is represented by Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


Testimonials

The Bhakti Flow Teacher Trainings have enriched and touched my life in ways I could never have imagined. My initial intention in signing up for the program was to learn how to better serve others in the yoga room, with more heart, authenticity and clarity of purpose.

I humbly believe this is all happening, and so much more.

Everything I have learned and absorbed in the Bhakti Flow Teacher Trainings is infusing into all aspects of my life, my thoughts, my actions, and my relationships, and I find myself becoming a leader with integrity and purpose.

Through the teachings that Rusty Wells offers and the practice and study of Bhakti Flow Yoga, I have learned to have more compassion and empathy for myself and all beings. I have become more conscious and aware of how I move through the world, and how my actions affect those around me. I more clearly see self-imposed limitations, patterns, and ways of being that do do not serve who I am in present time, and I mindfully work on letting these go.

Because of these trainings I have learned to be more okay with me, and to have less fear of expressing myself and speaking in front of others. I am more clear and efficient when communicating, and I am a better listener. Yes, I have found myself to be a more loving, authentic, and clear speaking yoga teacher, offering the message of Bhakti, but I am also a kinder and more patient mother and wife, a more empathic and supportive friend. I am truly of better service to all.

These trainings have helped me see that all are unique and have something special to offer. Rusty seems to see what we are all capable of, and somehow knows exactly what each student needs to support them in recognizing their unique gifts and in finding their voice. It is a gift to watch this unfolding in others as Rusty supports them- his perfect balance of firmness and gentleness is an unparalleled art.

Rusty does not tell students what to do or what to think, but rather guides them down the path of consciousness, setting high expectations, and always offering just the right amount of encouragement and love. Students are not told how to think, or who to be. They are supported as individuals. This compassionately- detached, and heartfelt support is helping me find my unique path and purpose, on my own, without clinging to or needing external validation. It is incredibly empowering.

I am a better me. I am of better service in the world. I am happier and more content, more disciplined and less rigid, more inspired and devoted to live a life of service. I am becoming a leader in all parts of my life because of the Bhakti Flow Teacher Training, and my continual practice of Bhakti Flow Yoga. Thank you to Rusty Wells for creating, and teaching such an amazing program that is incredibly transformational.

– C.M.

I wanted to reach out and share how studying and practicing at Urban Flow has developed my life .The studio and the style that is offered has helped me to truly open up my practice in life. I have found myself to be much more compassionate and forgiving, and yet in a way that is a don’t have it all figured out approach. I have been truly blessed to find a home in that space, like so many others.

Integrity itself means so many different things. To me it means not only doing what you say, but looking at the intention and, then skillfully share that. For example I was just recently accepted into a school that I would not have had the self-awareness or direction to be accepted. The teacher trainings at Urbanflow are created in a way if you on all levels do the work then there is something for everyone attending.

Even as I was writing this note it occurred to me that this practice has empowered me to speak up for equality and compassion. The most beautiful changes grow from inconvenient beginnings. I have a military background and this practice has helped me so much in peeling away the layers in such a healthy way. It has given me acceptance towards myself and others. This has allowed me to still honor and value the ones I hold dear in my heart and still taste the joy in all.

– M.P.