Transform in the areas of your life that matter most to you

Opportunity to certify as a Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor

Discover your purpose and attain the tools to follow that purpose

Welcome to Level One: Journey Into Power

You’ve arrived. Welcome to Level One, your most fulfilling lifelong practice of Baptiste Power Yoga begins now.

You’re in good company.

Over 12,000 dedicated practitioners have happily sweat, cried, laughed, connected, and transformed through this immersive and life changing program that results in positive, deep and permanent shifts in the quality of people’s lives.

It works because you work it.

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It’s simple.

You are about to receive the breakthrough you’ve been looking for… and probably many others that you’d never see coming.

The highly trained program leaders and faculty at the Baptiste Institute are committed to providing life altering transformation on and off the mat through the practices and techniques of Baptiste Power Yoga.

We’ve transformed the lives of thousands of people and turned out thousands of high-impact teachers, leaders and trainers over two decades of conducting powerful programs all over the world. We’ve trained individuals from all walks of life including artists, college students, musicians, elite martial artists, people in recovery, Fortune 500 executives, organizational leaders and teams, military personnel, veterans, Hollywood celebrities, politicians, as well as High School, Collegiate, Olympic, NFL, NHL and NBA athletes.

We don’t shy away from the fact that we are the best in the world at what we do.

Level One is designed to provide you with the immersive experience and profound knowledge to more effectively apply Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology to empower yourself and provide you with the initial and immersive education to begin instructing others using the Baptiste Power Yoga Journey Into Power primary sequence of postures.

Even better… it’s also an experience for anyone passionate about REAL and lasting change in their life, their body, and their mind.

No matter what’s coming up for you in your life right now… Level One will serve you right where you stand, open new pathways of possibility and support your journey to lifelong health, fulfilment, and contribution.

The Promise

The purpose of Level One: Journey Into Power Training is that you will open up, and practice being on a new pathway for yourself that makes a real difference in what matters most to you in your life and in expressing the practice of yoga.

You will learn what it takes to be an effective practitioner and instructor of the foundational Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology.

Level One Training is an opportunity to dive deep into the transformational power of Baptiste Yoga Methodology and provides a total immersion as well as an introductory education in the foundational principles and primary postural sequence of Baptiste Power Yoga.

Results of Level One

The Level One program is basic training for body, heart and mind and is structured to meet three primary goals for attendees:

  1. Provide attendees with a foundational education to begin instructing and leading others using Baptiste Power Yoga primary postural sequence (Journey Into Power).
  2. Attain the technical knowledge, skill and understanding to better use Baptiste Power Yoga practices and methods for empowering yourself and your own practice.
  3. Experience a fundamental shift in one’s ability to think and act far beyond existing views, outlooks and beliefs in order to alter what’s possible in personal and professional life, relationships, and wider communities of interest.

Level One: Journey Into Power is a critical training experience giving you eligibility to receive a Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor credential, as well as for those interested in taking the “next steps” in continuing education to begin their path to receiving a full Baptiste Power Yoga certification.

Upon completion of Level One, you also have the opportunity to apply for studio Affiliation and become a part of the global Baptiste Power Yoga Affiliate community.

Program Description

Level One: Journey Into Power is a highly impactful 6 ½ day accelerated learning experience designed to unlock and up-level the quality of your personal and professional life.

Discover how you can surpass your own limitations to achieve your goals and take your life, practice and teaching to new heights of fulfilment, accomplishment and contribution.

After decades of learning and discovery and thousands of hours of facilitation in the classroom, Baron Baptiste has dedicated his life to developing and sharing the most essential, powerful, and effective yoga methodology… Merging the critical elements and organizing principles of alignment to give you a postural sequence that you can practice and teach for the rest of your life with on-going expanding results.

This time-tested and proven Journey Into Power postural sequence trains and develops the body, heart and mind and is an access to a new kind of power, freedom and vitality.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • You will gain a foundational education so you can confidently and naturally share and instruct others in the foundational Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology and postural sequence.
  • You will attain the technical knowledge and understanding to empower your own practice and realize new physical confidence, strength and power.
  • You will experience new confidence and freedom in your ability to relate, communicate and instruct to groups of people.
  • You will gain the freedom to think and act beyond existing views and limiting beliefs allowing you to alter what’s possible in your personal and professional relationships and wider communities of interest.
  • You will experience a transformation in body, mind and heart.
  • You will discover new life purpose and attain the tools to follow that purpose.
  • Asana

    As an access to vitality, power and freedom

    You will be engaged in hands on learning and application of proper form, mechanics and alignment in your own postures. As postures are observed and corrected, you will engage in dialogue concerning effective teaching techniques.

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    Experiential Learning Objectives Through Asana Workshops

    • Define the core practices and foundational principles of Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology.
    • Identify and instruct others in the 11 postural sequences that make a Baptiste Power Yoga class.
    • Discover how to build a yoga pose from the ground up.
    • Identify common misalignments in the core postures of the primary sequence.
    • Discover how to apply appropriate corrections and cues allowing for enhanced movement in postures.
    • Discover how to apply and conduct the primary sequence of postures safely and effectively.

    Daily Practices

    Daily large-group practices are conducted to provide an example of what it looks like to bridge the gap from theory to actual on the mat practice. These practices provide the opportunity to empower your own practice as well as examples of how to effectively:

    • Learn what it takes to conduct a Baptiste Power Yoga class and create an extraordinary practice experience.
    • Hold a standard of proper mechanics, flow and intensity.
    • Scale the practice and postures for ANY ability level.
    • Apply the fundamental Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology on the mat in real time.
    • Transform body, mind and heart on the mat in real time.
  • Meditation

    As an access to getting present and awakening

    Baptiste Power Yoga meditation practice and methodology is designed to get you present and awake to your Self, and make a profound and lasting difference in your life. At Level One you will get the simple power of a meditation practice which results in the ability to be absolutely at ease no matter where you are, with anyone and in any situation–giving you the power to be in action effectively in those areas of life that matter most to you.

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    In our group meditations you will break through the resistance and get into the fundamentals of sitting, disrupting the mental drift, and relaxing with what is. The daily meditation practices build upon each other throughout the week and support the integration of the overall weeklong journey of Level One.

  • Inquiry

    As an access to discovery and new possibilities

    You will engage in Talkshops and inquiry explorations and exercises designed to observe the attitudes and mental models you’ve inherited, accumulated and taken on over the course of life that typically go unnoticed as ‘just the way things are’.

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    What if fear was no longer something that got in the way of living your life? What if instead, you were empowered and free to be in action in the areas of life that matter most to you and cause the results you want?

    What would you do, share, or accomplish?

    During our Talkshop inquiry sessions you will have the opportunity to tap a fundamental power within: the power to transform fear into new action. You will have the opportunity to have a profound breakthrough in the unconscious fears that are limiting, thwarting or holding you back.

    Each day you will explore and discover what you want in your life, career or relationships and how your practice and teaching can support that. You will discover a clear and renewed sense of direction and life purpose. You will discover the steps to altering what’s possible in your life permanently, and close the gap between what’s now happening and what you want to have happen.

    Each day, you’ll uncover beliefs that limit your life, practice and teaching. You’ll learn the simple time-proven practice and methods of Baptiste Yoga that will empower you to achieve the breakthroughs that are waiting for you. At Level One: Journey Into Power, every day is transformation day.

  • Practice Teaching

    Practice teaching sessions are designed for you to gain skills in facilitating the primary sequence of postures in Baptiste Power Yoga. These practice teaching sessions are conducted so that all participants achieve the capacity and skill to conduct the entire Journey Into Power postural sequence in a flow style.

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    You will understand it and be able to deliver it word for word.

    You will likely discover how these practice teaching sessions can translate into solid empowerment for all areas of your life. You’ll unlock a new kind of powerful self expression and build new communication skills that you will use immediately in and out of the classroom.

Program Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite for Level One: Journey Into Power Training. All levels welcome.

This is the first training in our weeklong training programs:

  • Level One: Journey Into Power
  • Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey
  • Level Three: Beyond Borders

Each builds upon the next and must be completed in consecutive order.

Certification Credential Requisites

To receive a Level One Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor Credential Letter of Attendance, one must attend the entire six and a half day training (8 a.m.- 10 p.m. most days). This means:

  • 100 percent attendance to all sessions.
  • 100 percent participation in all break-work assignments.
  • 100 percent participation in all practices (all practices can and will be scaled appropriately for individuals with unique needs).

Upon completion, you will be invited to pay your dues and take your exam. Passing your exam and paying your $200 annual dues earns you your Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor credential.

If you do not wish to take the exam and receive a credential, you are issued a Letter of Attendance. Letters of Attendance are emailed upon completion of the program survey.

The completion of this 6.5 day course will provide you with 100 elective hours towards your Baptiste Power Yoga Certification.

Affiliation Requisites

Upon successful completion of Level One: Journey Into Power, you are eligible to apply for Affiliation.

What to Expect

Event Programming

Some nights may end as early as 7pm; some nights have gone as late as 11pm. Each day the training includes experiential learning and hands-on instruction on meditation practice, self-inquiry topics and Baptiste Power Yoga practice, as well as practice teaching sessions.

Daily Schedule

Breakfast

Early Morning Session | Approximately 8:00am

Break

Morning Session

Lunch

Afternoon Session

Break

Late Afternoon Session

Dinner

Possible Evening Session

Who Should Join

Beginner and experienced yoga teachers and practitioners

Anyone with a desire to grow
and show up fully

Studio owners and
community builders

This program is meant for anyone with a deep desire to grow, including:

  • ANY skill level
  • ANY adult age
  • ANY body type
  • ANY background
  • ANY language

While previous experience with Baptiste Power Yoga may give you a different starting point, this program was designed to support individuals who are coming in as beginner yoga practitioners as well. In other words, however you show up to the training is perfect.

The Baptiste Institute believes in developing and sustaining communities that are welcoming and inclusive and exists to disrupt the drift. Standing together sets us apart! We awaken and empower human beings to live in wholeness and full potencia as a moment to moment experience. We support the masses in discovering their purpose and provide structures to follow it. We are here to alter what is possible for ALL people.

What people are saying about Journey to Power

"My powerful takeaway from Level One was learning how to teach yoga and not be doing yoga. Level One empowered me to really see the students who are in the room and teach to what is actually happening in the moment."

Jennifer H

"Quite simply, my Level One experience was the most impactful week I have ever had."

Melissa D

"“I believe this training is perfect for everyone at all levels in their practice and in life. It really forces you to open up to identify who you really are.”"

Steve A

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Enjoy travelling to any one of our world-class locations in Phuket, Thailand; Sedona, Arizona; Phoenicia, NY; Ojai, California and Park City, Utah.

Choose a location and create a time that works for you.

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Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 7, 2019

Ojai, CA

Zimmer Retreat & Conference Center

Starting at $3,000 USD

Accommodations: Zimmer Retreat & Conference Center

Nestled in the lovely hills of Ojai, California, the Zimmer Retreat & Conference Center offers fresh mountain air and natural vistas in a peaceful wooded setting. The site is only minutes away from downtown Ojai, California.

Accessible Airports: 25 miles from Oxnard Airport, 90 miles from LAX (Los Angeles Airport, 60 miles from Santa Barbara Airport, 70 miles from Burbank Airport.

Tuition & Housing

Tuition includes your tuition, accommodations and meals for the duration of the training. You are required to make a minimum payment of $500.00 at time of registration. Your tuition also includes your certification development dues for the year as you will have the opportunity to enter the certification pathway and receive your Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor Credential once you have completed the program! For those who already hold a Baptiste Credential or are Baptiste Certified, pleased, please reach out to [email protected] regarding tuition.

Your $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit (cannot be used for a future program upon cancellation or transfer) is paid upon completion of your registration and will be applied to your tuition.

You have the option of paying your tuition in full upon registration to receive promotional pricing which is indicated with each accommodation type below.  If you choose to pay your tuition in instalments, the deadline to pay in full is September 2, 2019.

For residential programs, Baptiste yoga offers a selection of accommodation options, including gender inclusive housing when choosing to room with others. Gender inclusive means that participants are assigned a roommate regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, identity, or expression. Gender-inclusive housing is completely voluntary. You will be prompted on your registration form to choose the selection that best meets your needs.

Please see here for more information on the venue and photos of the accommodations.

Registration is open for Ojai, CA

Single Room

The single rooms include one queen or king bed with a private bathroom.

$3,935 Installments

Double Room

The double rooms include two twin beds and a private bathroom.

$3,495 Installments

Bunks | ONLY MALE ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE!

Each cabin has 5 bunk beds that sleep up to 10 people with a shared bathroom.

$3,150 Installments

Please note that the Zimmer Retreat & Conference Center cannot accommodate early arrivals or extended stays.

What to Bring / Required

  • Journal and pen
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga block
  • Yoga strap
  • Refillable water bottle, gatorade or other electrolyte replenisher
  • Plenty of yoga clothes
  • Towels or yogi toes for sweaty asana practice

Arrival Information

We require all participants to check in between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on the start date of program.

In order to maintain the integrity of the program and to uphold your commitment to show up 100%, we cannot allow any late arrivals.The first meal provided on your program start date is dinner. This is followed by an orientation and at 7:00pm, program begins. If you are arriving earlier in the day, we recommend eating before you arrive, bringing snacks or bringing cash to purchase food at the onsite restaurants.

Departure Information

You are required to be on site until the completion of program Sunday night. Your tuition includes the night of Sunday October 6, 2019. We recommend departing Monday October 7, 2019 between 9:00am and 11:00am. You must check out by 11:00am. There will be breakfast available and an optional yoga practice.

Transportation

We recommend communicating with other participants to carpool to and from the airport. Using the Facebook group can allow you to get to know your fellow participants and plan your transportation with a group. The link to your Facebook group will arrive with the information packet via email within 3 months from the start of the program.

Travel Resources

For your convenience, we partner with CB Travel to assist you in purchasing flights and to assist you in arranging accommodations outside of program dates if needed. CB Travel offers their services for a fee of $29 (domestic) and $35 (international). This includes monitoring your flights, assisting you with any cancellations or changes while you are traveling and emergency after hours assistance.

Christopherson Business Travel

Baptiste dedicated phone line: 888-399-3429

Baptiste dedicated email: [email protected]

**When calling to make your arrangements please be prepared to provide your official TSA information (name as it appears on your driver’s license or passport, your birth date and passport number if you are traveling internationally), frequent flyer number(s) and credit card number.

Travel Insurance

Travel Guard offers affordable trip protection plans that guard against an extensive list of reasons for cancellation. Specifically, we recommend The Gold plan from Travel Guard which offers you protection against trip cancellation, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses and other issues that could occur while you are away from home. This offer is available to those who are US and Canadian residents only, however if you reside outside of those countries we do recommend that you make arrangements for travel protection elsewhere. Visit Travel Guard online for your own personal travel quote.

Registration is open for Ojai, CA

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Feb 22, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020

Sedona, AZ

The Sedona Mago Retreat

Starting at $3,450 USD

Accommodations: The Sedona Mago Retreat

The Sedona Mago Retreat is located just outside of Sedona, Arizona. The lodging rooms are modest casitas, which are comfortably furnished with a personal meditation area including a small table and mats. The rooms are surrounded by beautiful Juniper trees, gardens and a lake. For more information about this beautiful retreat center visit www.sedonamagoretreat.org.

Tuition & Housing

Tuition includes your tuition, accommodations and meals for the duration of the training. You are required to make a minimum payment of $500 at the time of registration. Your tuition also includes your certification development dues for the year as you will have the opportunity to enter the certification pathway and receive your Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor Credential once you have completed the program! For those who already hold a Baptiste Credential or are Baptiste Certified, pleased, please reach out to [email protected] regarding tuition.

Your $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit (cannot be used for a future program upon cancellation or transfer) is paid upon completion of your registration and will be applied to your tuition. 

For residential programs, Baptiste yoga offers a selection of accommodation options, including gender inclusive housing when choosing to room with others. Gender inclusive means that participants are assigned a roommate regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, identity, or expression. Gender-inclusive housing is completely voluntary. You will be prompted on your registration form to choose the selection that best meets your needs 

You have the option of paying your tuition in full upon registration to receive promotional pricing which is indicated with each accommodation type below.  If you choose to pay your tuition in instalments, the deadline to pay in full is January 24, 2020.

Registration is open for Sedona, AZ

Single Room

A single room has a double bed and private bath in the spiritual splendor of Arizona!

$4,670 Installments

Double Room

These double occupancy rooms include a single bath, are spacious inside, and have a patio for enjoying the outside! Bed types include two double beds.

$4,150 Installments

Triple Room

These triple occupancy rooms include a single bath and provide a great opportunity for you to share your Level One and expand your community at this beautiful program! Bed types include a variety of double beds, queen beds and sofa beds.

$3,625 Installments

If you would like to arrive early or depart later than the dates of the program, please contact the Sedona Mago Retreat directly to make these arrangements.

What to Bring / Required

  • Journal and pen
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga block
  • Yoga strap
  • Refillable water bottle, gatorade or other electrolyte replenisher
  • Plenty of yoga clothes
  • Towels or yogi toes for sweaty asana practice

Arrival Information

We require all participants to arrive onsite by 3:00pm on Saturday February 22, 2020. In order to maintain the integrity of the program and to uphold your commitment to show up 100%, we cannot allow any late arrivals or early departures. 

Departure Information

The program will end on Friday February 28, 2020 by 10pm.  Your accommodations include the night of February 28th. We request all participants fly out on Saturday February 29th as it is a requirement to stay until the completion of the training Friday night to receive your Level One Letter of Attendance.  On the last day of your program, Saturday February 29th, there is an optional yoga class in the morning, as well as breakfast. We recommend departing from the venue anytime after 9am on Saturday February 29th, although you are welcome to depart as early as 6 AM. 

How to get to Sedona Mago Retreat

Sedona Mago Retreat is located near Sedona, about two and a half hours (driving) outside of Phoenix and an hour (driving) outside of Flagstaff. We recommend taking a shuttle from the airport or carpooling with other participants (you can coordinate with other participants on the Facebook page for your program).

Address: 3500 Bill Gray Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

Please do not use your GPS as it will take you in the wrong direction. Do NOT use Forest Service Road 525. Follow the directions in your information package.

By air: 

The closest airports are Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (about an hour away) or Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (about 2.5 hours away).

By car: 

Here are a few Google Maps to guide you in the right direction. There is plenty of free onsite parking. 

From Phoenix or Southern Arizona  

From Flagstaff & Northern Arizona

By shuttle: 

Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle | You will need to schedule the Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle at 1-800-448-7988 or click here to set up your shuttle to Sedona. Please let the shuttle know that you are going to Sedona Mago Retreat  This shuttle is a direct transport to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. 

Travel Resources

For your convenience, we partner with CB Travel to assist you in purchasing flights and to assist you in arranging accommodations outside of program dates if needed. CB Travel offers their services for a fee of $29 (domestic) and $35 (international). This includes monitoring your flights, assisting you with any cancellations or changes while you are traveling and emergency after hours assistance. 

Christopherson Business Travel 

Baptiste dedicated phone line: 888-399-3429 

Baptiste dedicated email: [email protected]

**When calling to make your arrangements please be prepared to provide your official TSA information (name as it appears on your driver’s license or passport, your birth date and passport number if you are traveling internationally), frequent flyer number(s) and credit card number.

Travel Insurance

Travel Guard offers affordable trip protection plans that guard against an extensive list of reasons for cancellation. Specifically, we recommend The Gold plan from Travel Guard which offers you protection against trip cancellation, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses and other issues that could occur while you are away from home. This offer is available to those who are US and Canadian residents only, however if you reside outside of those countries we do recommend that you make arrangements for travel protection elsewhere. Visit Travel Guard online for your own personal travel quote. 

Registration is open for Sedona, AZ

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Oct 17, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020

Tulum, MX

Maya Tulum Resort

To be announced

Accommodations: Maya Tulum Resort

Mexico’s Maya Tulum Retreat & Spa is a sanctuary of natural energy and wonder. The lodging rooms are cabanas which include unique thatched-roof rooms with its own unique features designed to welcome the bright Mexican light, fresh air and the refreshing sounds of nature.  or more information about this beautiful retreat center visit www.mayatulum.com.

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