About This Center
Yoga Academy International is a non-denominational, multi style yoga school. We offer residential retreats and yoga teacher trainings around the world.
Yoga Academy International teacher trainings offer you an immersion into the yogic lifestyle and set you on the path of teaching from the heart. Students experience living in a close community while being surrounded by the healing power of nature. Keeping our class sizes limited to just 14-18 students per training enables us to offer one-to-one mentoring, personalized instruction and lots of practice teaching time. Right from the start, teacher trainees teach fellow students, receiving support and feedback along with guidance from our instructors.
Following a traditional yogic path, all of our programs promote inner peace and transformation of mind, body and spirit as well as ample time in nature. Complementing our professional curriculum is dedicated time for silent reflection and personal revitalization. While our training program is intense, you will have the opportunity to relax- exploring the beach, forest and lakes or taking long walks outdoors.
We offer nourishing, delicious and healthy cuisine. Our chef’s prepare food with thought and love. Bodies embrace our delicious eats and spirits are lifted by the music, song and stories enjoyed in the evenings.
Yoga Academy International was founded by Lauren Rudick. After a decade in the yoga industry and offering her own brand of specialty trainings and retreats, Lauren wanted to raise the standard of education in yoga. She aimed to start a non-denominational yoga school that was respectful to all traditions of yoga and stemmed from many different lineages.
She called on some of her own mentors, teachers, friends and superstar yogis she looked up to in order to curate phenomenal yoga experiences. The goal was simple: create great quality yoga education. Make it accessible to as many curious people as possible. In addition, Lauren wanted to offer amazing experiences in nature and new cultures for her students to discover with yoga.
DEAR YOGIS & FRIENDS,
THIS IS MY BRAINCHILD AND LOVECHILD, A PROJECT THAT HAS BEEN IN THE MAKING FOR 6 YEARS AND FINALLY READY TO BE SHARED WITH THE WORLD: YOGA ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL.
THIS IS MORE THAN AN ONLINE STUDIO, THIS IS MORE THAN YOGA RETREATS. THIS IS MORE THAN TEACHER TRAINING. THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE. YOGA ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL IS A REVOLUTION IN YOGA EDUCATION. IT IS A HUB FOR THE MOST PROGRESSIVE AND HOLISTIC YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION IN THE WORLD AND I AM SO INCREDIBLY PROUD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU. WE ARE RAISING THE STANDARD BY WHICH YOGA TEACHERS ARE EDUCATED. WE ARE OFFERING CONTINUED PRACTICE WITH GREAT TEACHERS SO THAT OUR TRAINEES CAN KEEP LEARNING.
THE FOUNDATION OF THIS SCHOOL SHARES THE SAME PHILOSOPHY AS MY OWN: START WITH LOVE, GROW FROM THERE. MOREOVER, BECAUSE OF MY LIFESTYLE OF TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE, IT WAS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL OF OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS AND RETREATS WILL BE HOSTED IN THE MOST STUNNING NATURAL SETTINGS WE CAN FIND, ALLOWING OUR PARTICIPANTS TO DISCONNECT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD AND RECONNECT WITHIN.
AS ALWAYS I WANT TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE WITH YOU OF LIVING FROM PASSIONS AND INVITE YOU TO DO THE SAME.
I HOPE YOU’LL JOIN ME.