Starts October 12th in Santa Cruz

Join DiviniTree as we dive into the path of yoga in our 200 HR Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program. This training is an immersion into the heart of yoga, and an exploration into the philosophy and practices of yoga. Whether you are interested in becoming a yoga teacher, or seeking to deepen your yoga practice, this training will guide you into a deeper understanding of yogic philosophy and yogic practices. 










DiviniTree Yoga 5 day Immersion and Part One of the Divinitree 200 hour YTT

@ the beautiful Subud Center 

Here is a daily summary of the 5 day Immersion, and a generial layout you can come to expect for the entire training. We have an amazing group of teachers, each with their own strenghts, and a fun, dynamic, thorough program that will help you deepen your practice and live a more yogic centered life. 

8:30-10 morning sadhana and practice with Ann- A tribute to the sun- Surya Namaskars fusing breath with movement.

10-11 welcome circle! – what brought you here? What does yoga mean to you? Meet the tribe

10:30-12:30 philosophy – yoga intro- a history of yoga and a discussion of the yoga diaspora in the postcolonial world

12:30-13:0 lunch

1:30-3:00 technique training: tadasana, Dandasana, Virabradrasana 2, Adhomukha- down dog

3:00-3:30 – teaching/methodology: Take care of ourselves before we teach others: yogic daily self care morning and night ritual, and the importance of nourishing ourselves. Learn simple techniques for self care.

3:30-3:45 break time

3:45- 4:30 pranayama/mantra nadi shodhana, ida and pingala, balancing the masculine and the feminine within ourself – ujjayi breathing

4:30-6:00 Thai massage as a method of learning anatomy and becoming comfortable with healing and “appropriate” touch:

From the calcaneus to the legs- we focus on grounding from the bottom up.

6:00-6:30 planting seeds with intention- starting the process of cultivating our inner garden

8:30-10 morning sadhana and practice with Magnolia- Ground, then open your upper chest and shoulder girdle.

10:15-morning snack time

10:30-12:30 philosophy – Introduction to Ayurveda- the history of ayurveda- the science of longevity and an exploration of the three doshas and how to identify and balance their energetics

12:30-1:30 lunch

1:30-3:00 technique training: vrksasana, bhujangasana, urdvadhanurasana, pashimotanasana

3:00-3:30 – teaching/methodology: Discussion on the qualities of a great teacher- applicable to teaching any subject, and qualities of a great yoga teacher

3:30-3:45 break time

3:45- 4:30 pranayama/mantra: Breath of fire, gyan mudra, Chin mudra

4:30-6:00 Thai massage: a juicy sequence with hip openers and spinal twists

6:00-6:30 Story time with the Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon

8:30-10 morning practice with Ann: A journey into the side body and how to create space in the gall bladder maridian and release old anger.

10:15-morning snack time

10:30-12:30 philosophy – samkhya- (the creation of consciousness) and Ayurveda- techniques for balancing our consciousness and practical ayurvedic herbs for life: an introduction to the main herbs used in Ayurveda and how to incorporate them into your life

12:30-1:30 lunch

1:30-3:00 technique training – trikonasana, ardhachandrasana, sukhasana, vajrasana

3:00-3:30 – teaching/methodology finding your voice- toning excercises and NLP techniques to empower your speach

3:30-3:45 break time

3:45- 4:30 pranayama/mantra: Kumbhaka- the retention of breath- Puraka and Rechaka- how holding fullness and emptiness can transform our practice and our life

4:30-6 An introduction to Ayurvedic Alchemy- How Alchemy played a role in South Indian healing traditions and some practical alchemy. Then alchemy in the kitchen- making your own elixers; we will learn to make our own nut and seed milks and create delicious golden milk together- yummm!

8:30-10 morning practice- with Magnolia: Cleanse, detoxify, heal- an exploration of Agnisaura and the bandhas with a fun detox flow.
10:15-morning snack time
10:30-12:30 philosophy – 8 limbs of yoga-  the Yamas and Niyamas- how to live a yogic life
12:30-1:30 lunch
1:30-3:00 technique training – Vira 1, Parsvottanasana, Crescent warrior, Warrior 3
3:00-3:30 – teaching/methodology:  A breakdown of the bandhas- the energetic locks and how using them will make you fly on and off the mat
3:30-3:45 break time
4:00- 4:30 pranayama/mantra: sithali, sukhari, sat kriya
4:30-6  theatrical interpretation of the Yamas and Niyamas-  student shows- bonus points for comedy!
6:-6:30  The fierce goddesses- the power of destruction for regeneration and balance in the world

Big Basin Journey in the Redwoods


We will spend the day among the old growth trees, connecting with the nature spirits.  Part of the day will be spent in silent walking meditation, part of it with chanting, and part in themed discussions with a walking partner.  We will have a water ceremony at the river.  Journey deep into the forest to visit a magical waterfall, in one of the most spectacular and sacred spaces around Santa Cruz.  Because our forests are our cathedrals: Yoga and Ecology is a vital part of the DiviniTree curriculum- what better place to focus on this crucial topic?  Yoga Activation: How can we take our yoga off the mat and create cultural change? A discussion and opportunity to use our voice to speak our intentions with a supportive community. Those who are journeying on for the whole training set their intentions for their yoga activation project!



  • Just  the Immersion (October: 12th – 16th): $444
  • $2,750 ($2,550, Early Bird Pricing, registration before September 5th.)


  • $500 Deposit with application. 



October 12-16th

November 4-6th

December 2-4th

January 6-8th

February 3-5

March 2-5


This training will involve many of the DiviniTree teachers, offering teachings in areas that are most aligned with their passion and study. Get the most to out of your experience by learning from the entire DiviniTree community.

Ann Averbach

Ann Averbach

Founder of DiviniTree Yoga & Arts studio

Ann is deeply committed to helping others transform their lives through yoga. Founder of DiviniTree Yoga Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara, Ann’s mission is to help build conscious community. Her classes are uplifting, creative, inspiring, and full of wisdom. She lives and breathes yoga and community, and is committed to helping yogis on the path of awakening to live more authentic lives that are in harmony with the earth.
Sebastian Hansen

Sebastian Hansen

Learned transcendental meditation and given personal mantra from parents at age 5.  Grew up working in family greenhouse and florist. Certified Massage Therapy 650 hours at Kishwaukee College. Certified Hypnotherapy 350 hours at American Academy of Hypnotherapy.  Has taught Reiki for ten years.  400 hour Ayurvedic consultation training with American institute of Vedic Studies. 100 hour Thai Massage certification with Sunshine School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Certified Laughter Leader with Madan Kataria’s school of Laughter Yoga. Permaculture designer certification in Hawaii with Aloha Aina.  Has had 5 years farming exotic fruits and herbs on family farm on Big Island.  Also enjoys making herbal elixers and medicated oils from fresh plants from the farm.  Wildcrafter Certification training with Earth Medicine Institute on Maui.  Alchemy apprentice with Dennis WIlliam Hauck.  Currently enrolled in Healing Sounds correspondence course with Jonathan Goldman and studying Herbal Alchemy with Robert Bartlett.
Gabriel Benjamin

Gabriel Benjamin

Yoga Instructor

Gabriel Benjamin is a second generation instructor in the TriYoga(R) Lineage and has been instructing since 2001. Gabriel holds five certifications in Yoga and Ayurveda and has been both a student and teacher at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy. His practices are known for being the perfect blend of challenging and relaxing leaving the students feeling educated, nourished, and balanced.


Dave Solomon

Dave Solomon

Yoga Instructor

Dave Solomon is a 34 year old native of Santa Cruz, California who has found his purpose in healing and transformational work, utilizing a fusion of modalities and  approaches including yoga, meditation, breathwork, Hakomi therapy, and facilitation of sacred earth medicines. Dave employs western and eastern science and disciplines along with sacred  medicines in a holistic approach designed to integrate mind, body, and spirit to  facilitate healing and to unlock each being’s highest potential and capacity to live  purpose and joy.
Yogi Gregory Raudenbush

Yogi Gregory Raudenbush

Yoga Instructor

Greg Raudenbush has been a student of yoga since childhood. Now a 200hr RYT, Greg offers an invigorating class that begins with high energy asana and leads to deeply groundings postures and meditation. Centered around heart and mind expansion, Students will use basic alignment principals and pranayama to reach new heights with their practice. Greg owes his inspiration to his many teachers, community, and Guru Mata Amritanandamayi.
Magnolia Rasak

Magnolia Rasak

Yoga Instructor

Magnolia Rasak discovered yoga at the age of 16, and it was love at first class!

She began teaching in 2002, and has traveled the world studying various styles of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Tantra, and Prenatal. Her studies have guided her throughout India, Thailand, Mexico, Bali, and the U.S. She is drawn to the practice yoga not only for the asana (physical) benefits, but for the greater way of life that yoga encompasses. Non-violence, compassion, awareness, mindfulness, acceptance, and connection to all Beings. As a yoga instructor, Magnolia utilizes the physical as a means for deeper exploration into the subtle energies at play in our lives.

Magnolia aims to guide her students towards a state of physical strength, inner harmony, and self transformation through the practice of yoga. She encourages her students to cultivate a deeper awareness of their physical body, while simultaneously expanding the awareness between mind, body and spirit.

She calls her yoga classes Anahata Flow. Anahata translates to unhurt, unstruck, or unbeaten in Sanskrit. Anahata relates to the heart, and invites us into a state of balance, harmony and peace. Magnolia’s classes offer a balance of effort and ease, action and surrender. Her teachings are a practice of breath, asana, and moving meditation, that start and return to the space of the heart. “There is enough rush in the world, come to the mat and be moved into the space of the heart.” Magnolia


Hosted at the Beautiful Subud Center


Fill out the application, and pay the deposit. We will send you the contract once we have your application in.

We offer 3 payment options (early bird): Full payment for $2550 ($2050 after deposit), 2 half payments of $1050 (after deposit), and 6 month plan for $360 a month (after deposit).

Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions.