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Practice with Us


Yoga Teacher Training's, Retreats and Workshops

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Practice with Us


Yoga Teacher Training's, Retreats and Workshops

Schedule

Discover upcoming True For You Yoga retreats, teacher trainings and workshops

 

YOGA TEACHER CONTINUED EDUCATION TRAINING IN BALI

August 1, 2019 - August 12, 2019 at Pondok Pitaya Yoga, Surf and Beach Resort in Bali, Indonesia

Radiant-Fusion Flow Yoga Teacher Training

TFYYoga 12-day, 100hrs Radiant Fusion-Flow Teacher program accepts Teachers from all yoga schools and lineages. It is designed to accelerate your Yoga Teaching ability by expanding your knowledge base and increasing your value as a professional Yoga Teacher in the ever-changing modern Yoga world while maintaining the integrity of this ancient healing art we Love... Yoga.

 

Yoga Retreat CONTINUED EDUCATION in Bali

August 12, 2019 - August 19, 2019 at Pondok Pitaya Hotel, Surfing and Yoga Resort in Bali, Indonesia

Bali Yoga and Surf Retreat

TFYYoga 8-day, 7-night Balian Beach Yoga and Surf Retreat in Bali, Indonesia with daily yoga classes and surfing adventures for you to fully nourish your body, mind, and spirit in the form of a moving meditation. If rising with the sun to the sound of native jungle birds singing their merry tunes and setting your intentions with daily guided meditations sounds like the perfect day to you then this retreat is for YOU!

 

Hot Yoga Immersion Workshop in Hawaii

August 25, 2019 at Hot Yoga Kapolei in Oahu, Hawaii

Full-day hot yoga immersion workshop and master class with Elias Gaitan of True for You Yoga at Hot Yoga Kapolei in Oahu, HI. Expand your knowledge and practice with the Hot (Bikram Method) 26+2 series during this one-day workshop with questions and answers and a 2-hour master class led by Elias.

Workshop Schedule

  • 26+2 Workshop with Q&A from 9AM - 12PM

  • Bikram Master Class from 12:30PM - 2:30PM

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True for You Yoga


Devoted to the healing practice of bringing the body and breath in union with the life

True for You Yoga


Devoted to the healing practice of bringing the body and breath in union with the life

Our founding premise

We as pure divine nature will each have our own personal relationship to Yoga, and to Life. Consequently, we should listen to what feels right for our particular Breath in body experience. This philosophy is the backbone of TFYY’s approach, and Elias’ view on Teaching. Elias encourages you as Teacher, to Teach yoga passionately with a strong emphasis on staying connected using the vehicle of your Breath.  Maintaining presence of moment, with focus on proper alignment creates the opportunity to live fully in your body. Feeling present and alive while you work as a Teacher, and practice your yoga is a great recipe for a vital full-feeling Life.

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Elias Gaitan


Meet the founding father of True For You Yoga

Elias Gaitan


Meet the founding father of True For You Yoga

About the Founder

Elias Gaitan is a passionate and devoted yoga/meditation practitioner and teacher. He has committed his life to the pursuit of connection, health and well being. He has been practicing yoga/meditation for over 25 years and has studied and trained with a variety of teachers internationally. He has multiple yoga certifications and is a registered E-RYT 500, and YACEP (continued education) trainer with Yoga Alliance.

Elias believes yoga is for everyone and his teaching style reflects this. His teaching method accommodates new and experienced yoga students, as well as those with injuries or body and mind limitations. Elias’ natural ease and calm creates a safe and empowered learning environment and this inspires students and teachers alike.

Elias trains and certifies new yoga teachers and also leads continued education yoga teacher trainings.  When he is not training others internationally, he teaches at studios locally in Northern California. Elias also teaches yoga/meditation workshops, hosts yoga/meditation retreats, mentors yoga teachers and is a yoga studio design consultant. He is a Lululemon Ambassador and is a trained Re-evaluation Counseling.

When did the path of Yoga begin for Elias?

As a lifelong competitive endurance athlete, avid surfer, and daily fitness advocate to promote a strong body and calm mind, Elias awoke to Hatha yoga in the early 90’s. This 'awakening' was a result of chronic injury from, overuse of his body, a motorcycle accident, and a misdirected determined mind that he used very well to ignore and manage his 'pain'. At this time of his life he found that intense physical exercise was his antidote to his over active monkey mind “With a broken down body how do I achieve my familiar body connection to nature, and the serenity of mind that my daily relationship with Breath, Body and nature brings?” e.g. Even his seated meditation practice was becoming excruciatingly painful physically and mentally. Finally, after a number of experimental years, by divine accident, he was graced with the perfect balanced Yoga formula for him and the doorway to a pain-free body and a peaceful mind opened. This Yoga formula reconnected his breath to his body. It offered deep healing benefits to his body and mind that were locked in a state of chronic stress. Elias experienced a palpable sense of Body/Mind liberation from his Yogasana practice that he did not find in his sitting meditation or any of his conditioning practices. Yoga became his physical practice, and his meditation, balancing his mind and healing his injured wrecked Body. The healing and balancing power of Yogasana eventually led Elias to his first yoga teacher training in 2003.

Since then, Elias has eagerly accrued numerous certifications and has had the good fortune and blessing to train with, and/or study the works of these powerhouse Yoga Teachers and Yoga Masters; 'The Father of modern Yoga' - Sri T Krishnamacharya, and his brilliant son Sri TKV Desikachar, Yoga Creatrix - Anna Forest, Sri Mark Whitwell, Baron Baptiste, Sri Bishnu Ghosh, The Choudhury's (Rajashree & Bikram), Sri BKS Iyengar, and Brian Campbell to name a few.

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Philosophy


Our core values and belief system

Philosophy


Our core values and belief system

Breath by Breath

Over many years of observation of physical conditioning and experience, including my life’s crises, I have realized that the vehicle of the body is nature itself and a pathway to divinity.  Years of physical expression including; praying, meditating, running, dancing, swimming, weight lifting, wrestling, cycling, cross-fit, surfing, Yogasana, rock climbing, and hiking have all lead me to the conclusion that our Breath-Body relationship is our elemental connection to nature and the divine.  I have been studying the Breath and it's effect on the body and Life from my youth. As an athlete, as early as 12, I remember a fascination with what influenced the body’s function and performance; food, sleep, Breath, and state of the mind. In fact, through thousands of personal experiential hours, it became unquestionably 'True' to me that our Breath in body relationship is Nature, and is a potential gateway to our personal divine expression.  The more focus we have on our breath-by-breath body experience, the more powerful, efficient, and graceful the body can become, and the more still, useful, and connected to Life our mind will be. One life changing direct result of a continual breath-by-breath ‘presence practice' is a more true observation of the 'Selfless/Self’. Experiencing life as it actually is, Breath-by-Breath, in the moment free of the distraction of the Self agenda and the illusion of time.

In Service...

Elias G.
Founder, True for You Yoga