120 Hr Rocket Teacher Training Overview

Rocket Training Overview

Rocket Training Overview

The Purpose of this training is to invite students into the mechanical brainwork of the Rocket Series. Appropriately dubbed the “feel-good” routine, the sequence and philosophy are well thought out, and proven to be effective over years of experience practicing in this system. These ground-breaking routines approach the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in an open, progressive, fun and challenging way.

The Rocket Routines are shared in detail with the focus on exploring the mechanics of “flying” through your practice and moving with grace and ease through life’s many experiences. A Rocket practice video and Training Manual come as part of the curriculum. The Rocket Trainings consist mostly of students from our 200-hour Teacher Training Program although we are open to having participants from other Yoga Alliance, 200hr Registered Programs. These trainings are a great opportunity to put in some hours of practice without distraction and open up to new routines, new ideas and a new way of sequencing your days.

The 120 hours are split into two models of 60 hours or 2 x 5 days. The 5-day trainings will provide you with the foundation to begin to instruct Rocket in your home town. After completing the 2 x 5 days you will earn 60 hours towards your 120-hour Rocket certificate.

  • ROCKET BOOSTER – ROCKER II. 60 hours ROCKET YOGA TRAINING (must be taken after BASIC)

Training Summary

The It’s Yoga Rocket Training is delivered as a 5 day format. 8 contact hours/day x 5 days = 40 contact hours and 20 self practice, homework and observations.

Sample Schedule
  • 8:30-10:30 Rocket Practice/Drills
  • 10:30-12:00 Breakfast and Journaling
  • 12:00 – 2:00 Theory and Sequencing
  • 2:30-4:00 Script development
  • 4:00-4:30 Break
  • 4:30-6:30 Rocket Practice

Course Outline

Program Components

Flying is made possible by combining multiple aspects of yoga that when put together allow you to move and maintain a sense of levitation or flight in your practice. Principals you will learn include:
  • Breathing
  • Forward and backward bends
  • Scripting techniques
  • The first chapter of the Sutras of Patanjali
  • Adjustments
  • Practice drills
  • 140 Ashtanga postures in the Rocket system sequenced by days of the week
  • Abdominal strength and control, Full body strengthening including hand, wrist, shoulder, and back development, Stacking methods for inversions, Drishti (the integration of eye focus into your practice).
Learning the “Mechanics of Flight”Flying is the ability to move fluidly through your practice in sections that require balancing on your hands while your feet are off the ground: Areas covered include:
  • Weight Transfer into the hands
  • Floating back and forth in the Sun Salutations
  • Jump backs from seated postures
  • Inversions and handstands from standing postures
  • Arm balances and inversions from seated positions
  • Creating fluid movement throughout you practice
  • Floating with control vs. ballistics
Arm Balancing and InversionsBalancing on your hands has many invigorating benefits. Some of the arm balancing and inversion techniques taught include:
  • Headstand
  • elbow stand
  • scorpion
  • handstands (multiple variations)
  • crow posture
  • side crow
  • one legged crow
  • “crazy eight” posture
  • tripod headstand
  • peacock posture

Requirements for Rocket Teacher Training
Prior experience teaching is recommended to attend a 5 Day Rocket Yoga Intensive (200 hours training). Acceptance to the ROCKET YOGA training is on an individual basis.