teacher training


& pattern work

An exploration of the Rocket sequences and pattern inner work journey




Certified by TYP & Yoga Alliance as part of our RYT 300-hour Program

  • Location: Dunes 13, Goa, India
  • Dates: 7th-16th March 2023
  • Training Days: 7th-11th (12th rest) 13th-16th
  • Faculty: Jamie Clarke 
  • Price: £1100 ( All three 300 hour modules), £1200 Early Bird, pay by Jan 1st, 2023, £1450 Full Price.
  • Accommodation and food not included, contact Dunes 13, Goa, directly; dunes13@rediffmail.com
  • Visa; please note UK Passport holders currently should apply for non E-Visa. For assistance, please contact Darren@Travcour.com, (+44) 7939536951 (Allow 6-8 weeks for appt. & processing)
  • Tuition and materials included
  • Upon completion of hours, students will receive a 100-hour YA & TYP Certificate

The Yoga People are excited to open their immersion 300 Hour RYT teacher training in Goa with 100 Hours of Rocket and Pattern-work. This course is the first of a trilogy of 100 courses that are flagship courses on the Advanced Level series, of TYP Upper Level experiences.

Rocket & Pattern-work
Rocket and Pattern-work is the course that expands a student’s abilities and agilities on and off the mat. In this course there will be double-daily practices of Rocket and/or Rocket sequence vignettes, as well its theory, philosophy and savvy techniques. Students will experience the playful and inclusive essence of Rocket, going beyond limitations and expectations to new heights of practice, that earn it its hallmark beyond Classical Ashtanga. Expect plenty of break-through’s with inversions, transitions, techniques and fluid breath and movement riding on air vinyasa. Furthermore, expect Larry anatomy gone personal and his alternative adjusting and approaches, which were very much close to his heart.
The Pattern-work will be the full-blown pattern inner-work journey, featuring transpersonal psychology’s inquiry approaches us towards untangling our patterns of feminine (mother) and masculine (father). Expect an introduction to resolving inherited behaviours and unconscious feeling and thinking structures, which provide a great opening to your transpersonal healing journey. And, as part of the fun and adventure, there will be a special mixture of group-work, partner mirroring and psycho-drama productions, which will all be included in this exciting recipe of transformation.

Rocket Contents
General program sections and focus areas will include the following:

  • Breathing
  • Forward and backward bends
  • Intuitive/ Energetic
  • Scripting techniques
  • Larry’s Adjustments
  • Larry’s Practice drills
  • Practice of the 140 Ashtanga postures in the Rocket system.
  • Abdominal/ Core strengthening including hand, wrist, shoulder, and back development.
  • Stacking methods for inversions
  • Drishti (the integration of focus into your practice)

Learning the “Mechanics of Flight”

Learning to fly is made possible by combining multiple aspects, that when put together allow you to move and maintain a sense of levitation or flight in your practice.

Practicing “light” is the ability to move fluidly through the vinyasa, and in sections requiring you to balance on your hands, while your feet are off the ground. 

Areas covered include:

  • Weight Transfer into the hands
  • Floating back and forward
  • Inversions and handstands from standing postures
  • Arm balances and inversions from seated positions
  • Creating fluid movement throughout your practice
  • Floating with control vs. muscle ballistics

Balancing on your hands has many invigorating benefits. Some of the arm balancing and inversion techniques taught will include:

  • Headstands
  • Elbow stands and Scorpions
  • Handstands
  • Crow variations
  • Crazy eight postures
  • Peacock posture


Pattern-work Contents

  • Cycle of Transformation
  • Vicious Cycles
  • Negative Love Syndrome
  • The Vindictive Unconscious
  • Patterns & their formation
  • Choices – Left/Right road
  • The Shadow; Projection/Identification
  • Personal Intervention
  • Mother & Father
  • Recycling & Pre-cycling

Why The Rocket?

he ROCKET system was created by Larry Shultz of It’s Yoga, San Francisco. Is a direct revision of the traditional Ashtanga yoga series’ as pioneered by S. K. Pattabhi Jois. The Rocket routines use creative variations of traditional poses, incorporating asanas of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd series bringing accessibility to these challenging postures.

The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system with the upbeat tempo, arm inversions and fluid transitions. The sequences develop strength, openness, progression and freedom. As with traditional Ashtanga, Rocket uses the foundation of Ujjayi breath control and the engagement of bandhas as well as a steadiness of gaze and a serpentine vinyasa flow. The practice still holds the intelligence and therapeutic nature of the original format but also brings variety and an increased creativity, which lifts your practice to new next levels.

This training will be based on three Rocket routines:

Rocket I: Beginning with the traditional Surya Namaskara (sun salutations), this first Rocket sequence moves onto a different standing format. The routine includes all the full standing poses as well as the therapeutic forward bending of the traditional first series, with intervals of forearm balances and bandha focus. The floor poses are based on a modified “Primary” seated series. The closing phase concludes with the traditional inversions, mudras and relaxation. This grounding routine develops core strength, joints, lower back and legs, building a platform for higher energy sequencing and challenging asanas to follow.

Rocket II: This second sequence builds on the same standing series as Rocket I, but progresses into the back bending sequence of the Ashtanga second series. While contrasting and yet complementing the forward folding of Rocket I, the focus is an opening of the heart and inverting of the spine, in a beautiful flow of liberating arches. The energy reaches a culmination point as you transition from a variety of bows into twisting and then onto arm balances and handstands, all regularly punctuated by bandha strengthening vignettes. Lightness of form develops and a poetic grace of movement and breath emerges. The yin and yang of Rocket 1 and 2 are now complete in preparation for the final practice.

Rocket III: is designed to express the most challenging and progressive poses of the first and second Rocket routines. It is a merging of both Rocket I and Rocket II and is appropriately the last practice of the week, originally known as “The Happy Hour Practice”. It combines the deep twisting, inverting and folding components of the previous routines into a final “coming together” ensemble. This last routine is the pinnacle of all the Rocket sequences. Be prepared to be supremely challenged, and inspired.


Indian Visas  for UK Passport holders take 6-8 weeks. Please contact Darren Bridges at Travcour for Visa assistance.

Accommodation  can be booked directly via Dunes Holiday Village, Goa.




our graduates

Dulce and Jamie are incredible teachers and the way they run their yoga school is highly professional, not only do you get an amazing training which leaves you fully prepared to start teaching, you also become part of a family.

Katarina Rayburn

200-hour Foundation, Rocket, Mandala, Yin and the Elements & Pranification Graduate.


Jamie & Dulce are great, you couldn’t have better teachers, they’ve got the right balance between light & heavy, they complement each other like yin & yang.

Marcus veda

200-hour Foundation, Rocket & Yin Graduate.


I was incredibly impressed with all aspects of the training. Jamie and Dulce teach from such a huge bank of personal knowledge; they are humble to their own teachers, inspiring in their practice, and they teach accurately, engagingly and from the heart. 

Hannah Whittingham

200-hour Foundation, Rocket & Mandala Graduate.

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