AMBER DAVEY JOINS SHAMBHAVA YOGA AS CO-DIRECTOR
Wichita Body Studio and Yoga for You partnering to offer 200 Hour Level 1 teacher training program to residents of Wichita and neighboring cities.
New program now accepting applications for Fall 2018 to students interested in sharing the practices of yoga with others in their community, as well as those looking to deepen their own practice.
WICHITA, Kans.- Susan Levine, owner of Yoga for You in Wichita, has appointed a new co-director to her 200 Hour Level 1 Teacher Training Program. “I am excited, and honored for the opportunity to work side by side with a teacher of Susan’s caliber,” said Amber Davey, co-owner of Wichita Body Studio, and new co-director.
Yoga for You is a Shambhava Yoga™ Center. Shambhava Yoga™ emphasizes that becoming a great teacher means becoming a great student. Those students who wish to learn, and grow into their own potential as teachers will find this training to be unlike any other. This, along with a focus on meditation are the tools that have allowed students and teachers in the past to receive the full benefits of yoga. Students will learn from several teachers during the 200 hour training, as well as receive continued support from the many Shambhava teachers right here in Wichita, and surrounding cities.
Training begins September 2018. Applications and interviews are conducted beforehand to allow ample time to discern if this is the appropriate training for potential candidates. During that time, any and all questions can be addressed with the co-directors of the school.
To learn more about new co-director, Amber Davey, please visit wichitabodystudio.com. For more information on current trainings, visit Yoga for You at creativeyogasolutions.com.
About Shambhava Yoga™ Wichita is a vibrant community of teachers and studio owners. We are proud to have two other sister studios as part of our local community-Sunflower Yoga in Hutchinson and Yoga Synergy in Ark City. In addition to our strong local community, Shambhava Yoga™ as a whole has schools and studios all over the United States. Based in Rollinsville, Colorado, Shambhava Yoga™ is one of the first yoga schools in America, and supports several schools and studios across the country. Shambhava Yoga’s™ 200-hour, 500-hour, and speciality certifications are registered with the Yoga Alliance.
SUSAN LEVINE CERTIFIED AS YOGA THERAPIST
August 1, 2016
Today Susan LeVine became one of the first people certified as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. More information on IAYT.org about becoming certified. Susan has over 20,000 hours as a yoga teacher and over 6000 hours as a Yoga Therapist, practicing since 1995. Read more on our "About Us" page.
NEW YOGA STUDIO IN HUTCHINSON OPENED BY SHAMBHAVA TEACHER
CONGRATULATIONS to Wendy Hobart and her teachers in Hutchinson, Kansas, for opening their new studio, SUNFLOWER YOGA! Wendy is an amazing teacher, and her community will benefit greatly for her presence there.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN GOVINDA---NOW DR. SEAN HESS!
We’d like to introduce our newest speech language pathologist, Dr. Sean Hess! We are excited to have him on the team. Sean earned a doctorate in communication sciences at Wichita State and looks forward to helping children find independence and success at Heartspring.
Q. How did you get into working in speech?
A. Before studying speech and language, I studied opera performance. While working at Larkspur Bistro & Bar, a Wichita restaurant, I would occasionally sing “Happy Birthday” in Italian for guests. One of these guests I sang for was the chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State, and she recruited me.
Q. What made you decide to stick with speech language pathology and pursue a doctorate?
A. There was a need. Speech language pathologists do what is called a practicum where they practice working with clients. I always had children impacted by autism on my caseload. I was fascinated by how uniquely autism presents itself in each child, and I enjoyed the challenge of individualizing therapy to suit each child’s needs.
Q. What motivated you while you were earning your doctorate?
A. There’s something magical that happens when you find something that piques your interest and gets into your heart. I felt a strong passion for working with these kids.
Q. Why did you stay in Wichita?
A. I stayed in Wichita upon graduating because of Heartspring. The team-based approach to individualizing interventions and supports is right in line with the clinical and research work I engaged in during my doctorate degree.
Q. What made you decide to work at Heartspring?
A. I feel like I’m in the right place. I feel like this is where I’m supposed to be and this is what I’m supposed to be doing. Our work is challenging, and I love that we have a team for every child that supports each child and each team member every day.
Q. Why do you think Heartspring, and what they do, is so important?
A. If I could pick my top one, it would be the way we work with these kids. Every child we serve has very specific needs. We constantly strive to meet them where they are, get to know them on an individual basi, and tailor our work to meet their unique needs.
Q. What do you like to do for fun?
A. I teach yoga and meditation at a local yoga school. I like meditating, practicing yoga and spending time in nature.