H3 Yoga


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13835 North Tatum Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Hot/Heated Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

usually intensive/immersion

spread out over time

Weekends only

several, shorter immersions

trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat


English, Finnish, German, Portugese

About H3 Yoga

H3 Yoga  is more than teacher training school. It is a school that helps you grow in your practice, teaching and understanding of Yoga. With focus on the top 3 styles of Yoga today, Hot (and Hot Flow ), Yin and Flow Yoga (as well as foundations of Primary Series Ashtanga),...

H3 Yoga is more than teacher training school. It is a school that helps you grow in your practice, teaching and understanding of Yoga. With focus on the top 3 styles of Yoga today, Hot (and Hot Flow), Yin and Flow Yoga (as well as foundations of Primary Series Ashtanga), you also learn how to be successful and how to market yourself for success.
H3 Yoga does prepares you to become the best yoga teacher you desire.
Over 90% of our students teach by the end of the training and over 75% teach 3 or more classes within two weeks of graduation.
Our program builds confidence and skill through effective communication, and the use of modern media, which includes audio and video materials. Developed by Gabriel (GabeYoga) Azoulay, master yoga teacher and program developer, H3 Yoga program prepares you to stand up and speak clearly and effectively, expands your understating of Yoga’s history and philosophy, Yoga's evolution and influence on the world we live in today.
You will learn how to listen, which makes you a better communicator, you will learn how to feel which makes you successful, you learn how to share which makes you a more humble teacher.
By sharing success stories with you, and encouraging you on your path, we believe that you become the best teacher you can be, you will speak from the heart, and touch the lives of others. 
Get your 200 or 300hr with H3 Yoga, as well as your containing education credits (YACE) with GabeYoga, the school director.
Come change your life, simply by changing the way you communicate. Now that is truly a bargain. You can take this skill into any avenue of your life. It is a priceless jewel, a priceless skill. How to communicate in front of others.
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First Registered March 2012

200hr Sumits Yoga Marin Details

200hr Sumits Yoga Marin

Mar 06 - Apr 26, 2015
Some Like It Hot

Lead Trainer(s)


Educational Categories

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

Teaching Methodology (TM)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries; How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting; Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting; Teaching styles; Qualities of a teacher; The student learning process; Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal).

Anatomy & Physiology (AP)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita); Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma; Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community; Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).


Topics in this category include: Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback); Receiving and giving feedback; Observing others teaching; Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

TitleEducational CategoryContact HoursContact Hours With Lead TrainerNon-Contact Hours 
Language and the MindTeaching Methodology (TM)

Language and the Mind

Utilizing a video by Simon Sinek, we explore the golden circle idea and how it relates to Yoga Communication. We look at the neo cortex and the limbic brain to validate use of simple, action-based vocabulary.

Learning Objective

Students will understand and appreciate the effectiveness of using simple, direction-based action verbs in teaching postures.
BikYasa Sun SalutationsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

BikYasa Sun Salutations

Practice and lecture of Sun Salutations in the style of BikYasa. We review the opening sequence of BikYasa, discuss and practice breath in alignment with movement, and learn what inspired this variation.

Learning Objective

Students will know why the poses flow the way they do and will understand the vocabulary behind them, developing the confidence to stand up and teach this opening series.
BikYasa Sun Salutations - Anatomy and Alignment in application to TeachingTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

BikYasa Sun Salutations - Anatomy and Alignment in application to Teaching

We look at the anatomy benefits of sun salutations, as well as alignment and posture break down, how this is applied to teaching.

Learning Objective

Students are introduced to anatomy ideas, alignment and vocabulary and learn to apply it in teaching.
Breath, Pranayama and ScienceTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Breath, Pranayama and Science

Lecture and discussion about life force. We cover breathing muscles, diaphragm, and shallow vs. deep breathing as we explore Ujjai breath. We connect this modern information to the way yoga looks at breath and Prana. Some pranayama practice involved.

Learning Objective

Students will know the breathing muscle, the connection between breath and stress, and will have a foundational understanding of the difference between Prana and Breath.
Teaching PracticePracticum5.005.000.00

Teaching Practice

Students will teach sun salutations under the supervision of a lead instructor. Particular attention will be paid to body language, use of vocabulary, cueing and appropriate assists.

Learning Objective

Students build confidence in standing in front of a class and teaching, and they learn about non-verbal cuing.
Patanjali SutrasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Patanjali Sutras

Lecture and discussion of Patanjali and his Sutras. Lecture will include reading sutras, exploring various translations, and discussions about how students perceive sutras in modern day.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to explain Patanjali's main concepts in the sutras and relate that to a base for Yoga Practice.
Bikram, SKPJ, Iyengar and KrishnamacharyaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Bikram, SKPJ, Iyengar and Krishnamacharya

We recognize and appreciate Hot Yoga and Flow Yoga founders. Students learn about the four major teachers and their contributions to the way yoga looks today. We also look at the influence these teachers have had on yoga sequencing. We look at the connection between Bikram Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga, as well as exploring Iyengar Yoga.

Learning Objective

Students will know the founding teachers of Hot Yoga and Flow Yoga. Through watching YouTube videos they will also have the opportunity to see how these teachers speak and carry themselves.
Standing posesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Standing poses

Standing poses provide a foundation for practice. We explore why Bikram claims that the first part of his yoga is just a warm-up and compare this with the ashtanga system which also considers standing poses a 'warm up.' We look at the anatomy and alignment of 13 major standing poses.

Learning Objective

Students develop critical thinking about how to assess yoga practice, building perspective on yoga principles, as well as alignment and adjustments for standing poses.
Music and FlowsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Music and Flows

BikYasa combines music and a flow sequence of postures. We discuss music: its effects, caution notes, and how music is applied in BikYasa

Learning Objective

Students appreciate the impact music has on the class, as well as the timing for BikYasa music and flows.
Teaching PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Teaching Practice

Students will teach standing poses under the supervision of a lead instructor. Attention will be paid to cueing, alignment and selection of postures.

Learning Objective

Practice teaching builds confidence, critical thinking and the actual application of postures in a yoga class.
Backbend and Hip OpenersTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Backbend and Hip Openers

Hip Opening poses prepare the body for backbends, not the reverse. We explore the hip and how it supports the spine. We look at the effects of hip openers to the hip joint and its key role in creating freedom in the low back. We explore backbends, both standing and on the floor.

Learning Objective

Students will have a good understanding of the anatomy of hip and spine and the practical connection of the hip joint with the lumbar spine. Students will be able to create safe sequences that support these two structures.
Yin and YangYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Yin and Yang

We explore the Yin/Yang Philosophy and what can it teach us about vocabulary, Yoga practice, and the human mind-body connection.
Intro to AnatomyAnatomy & Physiology (AP)

Intro to Anatomy

This intro to anatomy explores general subjects of anatomy, from planes of movements to how the body is grouped into various systems. Includes discussions about the nervous system and flight-or-fight syndrome.

Learning Objective

Introduces students to anatomy terminology, concepts and ideas.
The Immune SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)3.503.500.00

The Immune System

Learn basic functions of the endocrine system; the relation between yin and yang poses and their affect on the immune system; stress and relaxation mode; transforming stories, like Mary Jarvis recovery.
The Digestive SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)3.503.500.00

The Digestive System

Learn basic functions of the digestive system, the relation between yin and yang poses and their effect on the digestive system, and how food is absorbed and processed through the body. We explore the western as well as Chinese applications of this system.

Learning Objective

Students will apply this knowledge to be able to share how yin poses affect organs of the digestive system. Students will also be able to use TCM vocabulary to describe the effects of the organs on the body.
The Endocrine SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)3.503.500.00

The Endocrine System

Learn basic functions of the endocrine system, the relation between yin and yang poses and their affect on endocrine glands, the release of hormones, and detoxification. We explore western as well as Chinese applications of this system.

Learning Objective

Students will apply this knowledge to be able to share how yin poses affect organs of the endocrine system. Students will also be able to use TCM vocabulary as to the effects of the organs on the body.
7 grouping of posesTeaching Methodology (TM)10.0010.000.00

7 grouping of poses

Poses can be grouped, and based on the grouping, one can decide where in a sequence they belong. We explore postures as they fit into one of the 7 categories: forward bends, backbends, twists, hip openers, inversions, arm balancing, and one leg/balancing postures. This helps us to understand and appreciate sequence principles.

Learning Objective

Students will practice and learn the key poses in each group of poses and will begin to develop an understanding of both the function and the form of these different categories.
Touch - pros and consTeaching Methodology (TM)

Touch - pros and cons

Touch and physical adjustments are a controversial subject. We explore the pros and cons of physical touch. We follow this up with games and education, practicing touch from a range of finger to adjustments with our whole body.

Learning Objective

Students learn how to adjust and how to be mindful about touch, with a thorough understanding of the ethics behind touch.
Ethics for Yoga TeachersYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Ethics for Yoga Teachers

We discuss ethics for Yoga Teachers. We revisit scenarios covered in earlier sections and discuss the student/teacher relationship, how to maintain professional relationships in and out of the yoga room, ethics between yoga teacher and studio, yoga teacher and the community.

Learning Objective

Ethics discussion allows students to open up and share personal insights, as well as to appreciate their role with more responsibility
Bikram Yoga and Ashtanga YogaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Bikram Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga

Comparison of Bikram Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. We look at these two popular sequences and evaluate the similarities and differences between the two practices.

Learning Objective

Students understand the fundamental similarities and differences between these two foundational sequences and develop a critical eye toward sequencing,
Sun Salutations A, B, C and traditionalTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)10.0010.003.00

Sun Salutations A, B, C and traditional

Earlier in training we looked at Sun Salutations and how they are applied in the opening sequence of BikYasa. We now look at Sun Salute A, B, C and Sivananda traditional salutations. We specifically look at sequence, cueing, and timing.

Learning Objective

Expanding students understanding of sun salutations. Enhancing their confidence through teaching games.
Paul Grilley, Paulie Zink, Dr. Hiroshi MotoyamaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Paul Grilley, Paulie Zink, Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama

Yin Yoga has been expanding yoga practice for thousands of practitioners all over the world. We discuss the founding teachers of Yin Yoga. We look at Paul Grilley's story, what Paulie Zink taught him and how Dr. Motoyama influenced Yin Yoga as well see it today.

Learning Objective

Important information about Yin Yoga founders. Appreciation for Dr. Motoyama research and findings.
Bones and Fascia - Compression vs TensionAnatomy & Physiology (AP)

Bones and Fascia - Compression vs Tension

We learn about fascia, ligaments, and tendons and their effects on movement. Key take-aways are identifying compression vs tension, how far should we go in a pose, and a discussion of joint range of motion.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to guide yoga pracititioners in idenifying their joint range of motion. They develop the skill to ask questions rather than simply presume a range of motion of their students.
Yin Yoga, Gravity Yoga, Restorative YogaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Yin Yoga, Gravity Yoga, Restorative Yoga

We practice these three quiet, holding styles of Yoga and compare their effects on our body.

Learning Objective

Students learn how restorative yoga and gravity yoga differ from Yin Yoga.
How to create a Yin/Yang sequenceTeaching Methodology (TM)

How to create a Yin/Yang sequence

Intelligent discussion and guidance into making your class a yin yang class. Demonstration, group teaching and feedback cycles.

Learning Objective

Students apply what they have learned by creating sequences and teaching them in mini-groups.
Vedas, Upanishads, and BuddhismYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Vedas, Upanishads, and Buddhism

We discuss the evolution of ideas from the Vedas to Upanishads and explore the perspective that the Buddha was influenced by Yogic ideas in his development and teachings. We listen to Gabriel's presentation given at Traditional Thai Massage conference where he presents this theory. Group discussion and writing.
Stories, humor and OshoYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Stories, humor and Osho

Stories, quotes, humor, and daily insights are all ways to enrich a class. There is an art to telling stories, adding humor and exploring ideas in your class. We appreciate how Osho utilized his time to tell jokes and insights, and through a group interaction we challenge ourselves to break out of our dialogue and share something through teaching.

Learning Objective

Students are challenged to step out of the comfort zone, to teach differently and infuse their own personality into their classes.
Functional AnatomyAnatomy & Physiology (AP)

Functional Anatomy

Functional Anatomy takes students through and exploration of poses, anatomy and how they work together. We look at how one postures supports the next through affecting systems, bones and muscles.

Learning Objective

Students learn to asses postures in how they affect more than one part of the body. For example, 'lotus pose' and it's effects on the knees. We look at how functional anatomy helps teachers discover cues, contraindications and safety.
Yoga Unveiled - Movie discussionYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Yoga Unveiled - Movie discussion

We watch the Yoga Unveiled movie, and look at how the documentary explores items we learned in class, using it as a spring-board introduction to yoga in India and modern teachers. We discuss the movie and it's effects on students.

Learning Objective

Educating students about modern media and Yoga topic. Giving students a new way to look at yoga ideas, philosophy and practice.
Arm Balance and InversionsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Arm Balance and Inversions

We create a safe place to explore challenging poses. We talk about the dilemma of inversions, challenging postures and how to share them safely and effectively in class.

Learning Objective

Students learn to challenge themselves, as well as how to weave such postures into their own classes with safety and awareness.
How to build a yoga retreat/workshop/eventTeaching Methodology (TM)

How to build a yoga retreat/workshop/event

Yoga is more than teaching in the classroom. We explore a variety of possibilities how graduates can share yoga, how to set up programs, and use of modern media and marketing.

Learning Objective

Students learn how to uniquely and effectively take their yoga skills into the community.
Resume, teaching privates, teaching at studios, teaching at gymsTeaching Methodology (TM)

Resume, teaching privates, teaching at studios, teaching at gyms

Where can you teach yoga classes? How to write a resume, what to expect at the various locations, and how to adapt your teaching to the needs of your students.

Learning Objective

Preparing students for the variety of yoga options in the community.
Intro to SanskritYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Intro to Sanskrit

In this lecture students are exposed to the history and beauty of Sanskrit. Posture name games help students with pronunciation, chanting, and sutras.

Learning Objective

Students experiencing the tones of sanskrit, and will be able to name a variety of postures in sanskrit. Students learn to appreciate the sound of Patanjali's Sutras in sanskrit.
Ayurveda and Thai YogaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Ayurveda and Thai Yoga

Discussion and practice. Overview of ayurveda principles, what are the three body types and the suggested daily habits fo each type. Who is Dr. Kumar Baccha, and his contribution to Thai Yoga. Practice of simple Thai Yoga postures that teach us about touch.
ChakrasTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)


We follow an unconventional talk made by Osho on the Chakras and explore how Osho connects the Chakras to life and how this relates to Yoga practice and teaching.

Learning Objective

A different perspective on the chakras. Students will know the names, location, and application of chakras on our behavior and life and apply it to practice and teaching.
Student TeachingPracticum5.005.000.00

Student Teaching

Students will each teach two 90-min classes before graduation. Feedback and discussion to follow.

Learning Objective

Students challenge themselves to teach a full class.
Yin Yoga ClassesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.504.500.00

Yin Yoga Classes

Students practicing 3 Yin Yoga classes

Learning Objective

Experience Yin Yoga
BikYasa (Hot Flow)Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)30.0030.000.00

BikYasa (Hot Flow)

Students practicing 20 BikYasa classes

Learning Objective

Experience BikYasa
VinYasa/AshtangaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.504.500.00


Students practicing 3 VinYasa/Ashtanga classes

Learning Objective

Experience these type of classes




First Registered March 2012

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By Saharu Oda E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

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Teaching Staff

Laurel Adair Laurel Adair

E-RYT® 200

Gabriel (Gabe) Azoulay

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Jordan Moniz Jordan Moniz

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500

Jamie McGee

RYT® 500

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