Creativity in Sequencing - 50 Hour Teacher Training Marshall, NC - April 2023

Led by Stevi Góngora & Erin Kelly

 Join Stevi Góngora (@casa_colibri) and Erin Kelly (@ErinKellyArt) for a 5 DAY, 50-HR Creative Sequencing Teacher Training (YTT) in the beautiful and quaint town Marshall. Five days of collective creativity, intricate movement, and inspiration both on and off the mat just 30 minutes North of Asheville, North Carolina.

An intimate and community building experience, this 50 HR YTT is the perfect setting for those wishing to continue and expand upon their creative movement journey. In this module we dive into all aspects of logical creativity on the mat, as well as pull information from other artistic projects in nature and all around us. Expect to experiment with a wide variety of movement modalities to find fresh inspiration in your class creation, whether for your own personal practice or your teachings. Delve into the WHY behind the way so that while we are crafting fluid intricate transitions, we are also fully aware of the anatomy and intention behind the creation.

The 5 days will be full, but gratifying, and the atmosphere of the riverside, artist town in Spring will help spark growth and play in your movement.  Upon completion, graduates who have previously completed a 200HR Yoga Alliance approved teacher training program (from any school) will be eligible to apply this 50 hour training toward their 500HR Yoga Teacher Registry as part of our 300HR Modular Hybrid Program. (Yoga Alliance Registered). Not interested in the whole program? No problem. Hours completed are still counted as continued eduction for Note: Hours are earned not bought and the 50HR certificate is contingent on attending all offerings, as well as passing the online practicum exam that happens after

Training Basics

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Training = 7:30am – April 24- 6:30pm April 28th, 2023


If traveling in from outside of the Asheville/Marshall area is highly recommended that you arrive in the area the night before and check into your lodging/hotel/airbnb on the 23rd so that you’re ready to go on the 24th at 7:30am. Not sure about lodging? Check out our recommendations below or use the Facebook Group link provided after sign up to connect with others attending the event for shared spaces. 



In an effort to provide valuable, but accessible continued education, Authentic Movements offers a variety of flexible payment options outside of the advertised price. If you need a different price or a payment plan, please don’t hesitate to reach out via our scholarship form.  You can also email us at i[email protected] if you have any additional questions.

  • PAID IN FULL 50HR Creative Sequencing Module: $800.00 USD
  • PAYMENT PLAN 50HR Creative Sequencing Module: $400.00 USD deposit to reserve spot with $500 balance due on or before April 15th, 2023. (Total cost = $900 for payment plan).



Please note that all $400 deposits are nonrefundable & nontransferable. If you’re utilizing the pay in full option, then $400 of your payment becomes that nontransferable/nonrefundable deposit. All payments are nonrefundable/nontransferable after Feb 24th, 2023 (60 days before event). See below for full refund policy. 


  • 5 Day Intensive 50-Hour Teacher Training Module
  • Printed Course Book w/ Syllabus
  • Daily Flow Classes in a Variety of Styles
  • In depth and interactive lectures on Anatomy, Creative Webbing, Dynamic Movements, Unique Prop Usage, the Importance of Transitions, Utilizing Outside Movement Modalities, Logical Creativity, and MORE. 
  • Practice crafting and verbalizing a variety of classes/workshops/sequences
  • Assuming eligibility and satisfactory completion of all hours/tests, ability to add this 50HR continued education module toward our 300HR Modular Hybrid Program. (Yoga Alliance Registered)

Additional Items (Not included):

  • Lodging + travel costs (suggested airport is Asheville, NC)
  • Meals + snacks


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This 50 HR Advanced Teacher Training is for anyone wanting to further their exploration and implementation of logical creativity into their personal practice and/or teaching. We believe that being confident in your ability to thoughtfully craft and dictate intentional and unique classes makes for a more helpful and impactful teacher. Plus you’ll be able to put your own creative spin on your classes while simultaneously helping your students progress and play in an efficient manner. Going through this YTT will provide you with key techniques to take away and apply to your students as well as a deeper understanding of the body so you will feel empowered to apply your techniques to a range of students, beginner- advanced. Not a teacher? No problem! Delving into creative sequencing is also instrumental for personal practice purposes, and you’ll still find the vast majority of the offerings applicable.

This training is open to everyone although we do recommend at least 1-2 years of regular, solid practice. You don’t have to be part of our 300HR Modular Hybrid Program to attend a module. If you don’t particular care about earning a certificate and simply want to enjoy a week of creativity and play, then there is no need to attend all sessions. Pick and choose those that are right for you. Not sure if you’re the right fit for this training? Email us here!

500HR Module BASICS

500HR Application

Sample Schedule

*8:00am – 10:30am – Morning introspection + Flow

*10:30am – 11:30am – Break

*11:30am – 2:00pm – Lecture + Workshop + Teaching Methodologies P1

*2:00pm – 3:30pm – Break (lunch suggested)

*3:30pm – 5:00pm – Lecture + Workshop + Teaching Methodologies P2

*5:00pm – 6:30pm – Restorative & Recovery

This schedule may vary on a daily basis, and there may be a bit more free time on some days as well as some short and helpful homework assignments.

We ask that attendees please be on time to avoid delays. Some morning or evening studio time will be silent time to allow those with a meditation practice to create a calm and comfortable space. While those looking to register with Yoga Alliance for the 300HR Modular Hybrid Program will need to attend all sessions to accumulate the required hours, we ask that you honor your body and simply observe whenever needed.

Note: This training is a sober event. We ask that all attendees refrain from drinking or drug usage (including marijuana) during the full course of the training dates. Authentic Movements attracts quite a few students who are sober and/or in recovery, and we aim to create a safe space for all attendees. Thank you for understanding. 

What to Expect

The Authentic Movements 50HR Creative Sequencing Module will offer a brave & playful community space to explore and practice the basics behind expanding our collective creativity. The module will be broken up into a variety of daily parts that build on each other and allow time for both practice and implementation of skills taught.

  • Morning Introspection + Movement Session: We will start the day with different introspection techniques to tap into our personal creativity. These may include but are not limited to journaling, mantra, interpretive dance, quick art projects, meditation, discussion, animal movements, and MORE. Following the brief introspection, each day will tackle different forms of creative sequencing in a unique movement class. Expect unusual transitions, interesting prop usage, and intentional cues sprinkled throughout the posture mimics as we work toward making peak pose sequencing more satisfying, more accessible, and more fun! Finish the morning session with sequence analysis to review techniques used and brainstorm additional changes in order to implement them for future use.
  • Lecture 1 – Understanding the WHY: The morning lecture (post breakfast) will be a mix of anatomy, sequencing lectures, exploring outside modalities, and getting deeper into our creative project off the mat. Attendees will review both basic and in-depth anatomy to truly digest all presented material. By understanding the WHY behind our sequence creations, we will better be able to serve both ourselves and our students, so expect discussions and critical thinking instead of simple presentations of right and wrong. In addition to anatomy, late morning lecture will include sequencing lectures + short activities, discussions around intention, and introduction of outside movement modalities to expand the reach of our teaching. Any extra time will be spent on  creativity OFF the mat through art in a wide variety of forms.
  • Lecture 2 – Implementing the HOW: The afternoon lecture (post lunch) will focus mainly on implementation of skills learned. This will include practice teaching, sequencing creation and demonstration, and working as a collective consciousness to craft a diverse library of tools that all attendees will then be able to take home for extrapolation and usage. Now is the time to work on both developing logical creativity in sequencing for a variety of audiences and also practice dictating complex transitions that are key elements of that sequence. Lecture 2 will leave you confident in utilizing the day’s lessons in whatever way best reflects your personal creative language. Any extra time will be spent on  creativity OFF the mat through art in a wide variety of forms.
  • Evening Movement + Self Reflection: Finish the day with the softer side of movement. Explore how to creatively sequence for more restorative style classes. Delve deep into self with guided meditations thought provoking journaling prompts, and plenty of time for free-form movement to start building your own personal posture and transition bank.


Meet Stevi Gongora & Erin Kelly

Steph Gongora (@casa_colbiri) is a certified yoga and aerial teacher currently based in Uvita, Costa Rica. She completed her first formal 200-HR training with Meghan Currie, and continued to pursue an additional 300-HR training with Christina Sell at The San Macros School of Yoga. During her many years in Austin, TX, she regularly attended additional training and continued education with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started another online 200-HR study with Alanna Kaivalya.

An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness during college (where she studied Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over three years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movements practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, which is what promoted her to write her first two books in early 2016 – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand & The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand Pressing. She later added The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Yoga Practice for those looking to deepen their personal asana exploration.

Steph is happily married with five furry children and officially moved down to Costa Rica in the fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. She is overjoyed to share FLŌ Retreat Center with other beautiful souls, and hopes you enjoy her paradise as much as she does! When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, writing more books (probably about more Yoga), and spending time with her (not so) little family.

Erin Kelly @erinkellyart is a traveling yoga teacher based in Venice Beach, California. She is known for her personal grace and fluidity of movement in both practice and teaching, and can often be found upside down or cultivating creativity through unusual transitions. Her teaching style is refreshing and playful, while still incorporating precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.

She continues to develop a strong personal practice, studying various lineages, and consciously chooses not be defined by a particular school or style. Erin has studied under Megan Currie and is a regular in the LA yoga studio scene. She has also spent many hours training with Tearson Bickmore, as well as received extended hours in Dharma and Rocket under a Yancy Schwartz mentorship.

Erin has written for or been featured in Mantra Magazine, Yoga Guide Magazine and Yoga Journal, as well as made many appearances on national and international media sources. These days, you can find her focusing her time on creating unique, informative, and stimulating classes, workshops ,and trainings, often with her teaching partner Steph Gongora.

A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting with a minor in Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about the idea that if we open our bodies up physically, we can tap into all sorts of creative, emotional, and psychological breakthroughs. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand or just through body movement, Erin is continuously creating her own form of art and expression and believes we all have this freedom of expression.

Accommodation Suggestions


This 50HR training is open to everyone. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to make the most of this offering. 

Space is reserved with either a $400 nonrefundable deposit or the paid in full amount of $800 USD. If you’re paying in full, please note that $400 USD of your payment becomes your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, while the rest of the funds are eligible for our refund & cancellation policy, as described below. All payments are nonrefundable/nontransferable after Feb 24th, 2023

In order to be eligible for your 50HR certificate to put toward either miscellaneous continued education or our 300HR Module Based Program, you must complete all required hours, both in person, and privately (homework) for this teacher training.  Erin, and Stevi have no responsibility or obligation to provide a certificate to those with missing hours or whom them feel have not put in the necessary effort and attention as well as passed all forms of the practicum.

You will receive a confirmation email after your deposit and/or application within 48 hours confirming your space in the training.



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Cancellation Policy & Legal Fun


We understand that life happens and things change. We will do our best to be flexible, however, the closer the cancellation is to the actual start date, the less likely it is that we will be able to fill your space. We highly suggest you purchase travel insurance in case of any emergency change of plans, and are happy to answer any other questions that you might have! DEPOSITS ARE ALWAYS NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE. Thanks for understanding.
Date of Cancellation Payments Made Deposit ($400)
On or Before Feb 24th, 2023 Fully Refundable Non-Refundable  & Non-transferable
After Feb 24th, 2023 Non-Refundable Non-Refundable & Non-transferable

***Once the program begins, there are no refunds of fees, no exceptions.***

Videography and Photo Release: There will be Photographs and video taken during training and used for promotional purposes. By signing up for this retreat, you are agreeing to allow any photographs taken of you to be used by Stevi Gongora, Erin Kelly, and/or Authentic Movements.