Teacher Training: Vancouver, CA (Jan. 19 – June 20)
Join Carolyn Ann Budgell and Danielle Nagel in Vancouver, CA for an extended teacher training program inspired by the Wanderlust Festival experience. As at our festivals, you will be treated to world-class yoga instruction, live music, and a journey of self-discovery and exploration. You’ll immerse yourself in a community of like-minded and inspired yogis dedicated to daily practice and learning. Your in-depth training will conclude with a charitable seva project, a chance to give back to the local community.
Registration Deadline: We request that all trainees register two weeks before the start date of each module. Late sign ups will incur an additional $50 late registration fee.
lululemon athletica SSC Studio
Vancouver, BC V6J 1C7
Carolyn Ann Budgell
Yoga surprised Carolyn as a ski bum in Whistler ‘99 at the unaware age of 19. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others and feel at home in one’s skin. The magic of yoga surprisingly grows quieter-towards a place where the physical, the internal, the spectacle and the witness are all one.
Carolyn’s past life was outdoors, in environmental restoration. Since completing her first training in ’08, she has impacted many communities: as a contributing writer for My Yoga Online, filming videos with lululemon, as an educator for international YTTs with Lila Vinyasa Yoga and Semperviva Yoga, managing yoga studios and leading powerful silent meditation intensives. She has previously assisted at two Wanderlust Festivals and completed the Kula Yoga Project 75 hour advanced training.
Carolyn’s vinyasa classes are chock-full of unique alignment cues, smart sequencing, some careful touch and some touchy jokes to which she pays gratitude to Schuyler Grant, Ana Forrest and Clara Roberts-Oss. Her passion for silent meditation in forests are thanks to Adyashanti and Michelle St Pierre.
The many years of ‘being on stage’ teach her the importance of stepping back in order to let life happen… to do the work, change the scenery by going upside down, be emotional and then let life continue to happen… and to remember, it’s all okay.
Danielle took her first yoga class in Los Angeles 15 years ago and initially did not enjoy it. Coming from a career as a dancer/singer, yoga lacked the excitement of music and choreography she was used to. It wasn’t until she started dating her husband-to-be, who introduced her to meditation, did she appreciate the meditative aspects the asana practice offered. Over the next couple of years, she tried a variety of yoga styles and completed a yoga teacher training with certified teachers in Ashtanga, Anusara and Iyengar. Since then, she has completed additional trainings in Yin Yoga, the 200hr YA Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health (Ayurveda) at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, CA and a 500hr certification with the American Yoga Academy.
Danielle is the Director of Studio Development for the Chopra Yoga Centers in Vancouver and Toronto. She is a member of the teacher faculty for the Chopra Center and teaches yoga, meditation, and co-leads teacher trainings and events throughout North America. She is also one of the featured teachers for My Yoga Online.