The Rocket Retreat: advanced 50hr rocket® level 1 training with KATARINA Rayburn AND HELEN Russel -Clark

The Rocket Retreat: advanced 50hr rocket® level 1 training with KATARINA Rayburn AND HELEN Russel -Clark

Kindred is all about community and our mantra has always been to create a space where everyone feels welcome and included whilst nurturing their practice. We have taken this ethos into our School of Yoga and are so pleased to be able to offer our community and beyond the 3rd Kindred 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training starting July 2023. Advanced 50hr training is establishing the foundation and classic series for Rocket® Level 1. This training has been lovingly created to give you a high level of practical teaching experience and technique all supported with a deep understanding of yoga philosophy, ethics, anatomy, bio-mechanics and how to run your yoga business.

All Inclusive’ teacher’s retreat on the stunning Greek island of Paros with a 50hr Rocket training included is perfect for yoga teachers wanting to teach The Rocket!

This energetic and invigorating practice has its roots from Ashtanga vinyasa. Linking breath and movement, this dynamic practice gives you the opportunity to try advanced postures such as arm balances and inversions. Come with an open and playful mind; leave your ego at the door and don’t be afraid to fly or fall!

The main focus of this Advanced 50hr training is establishing the foundation and classic series for Rocket® Level 1, you will be practicing and breaking down the sequence, ultimately learning how to teach it correctly, adjust and modify to the needs of your students. You will leave the training feeling confident and qualified to teach Rocket® Yoga classes to your students and help them fly.

You will cover 50 hours of Basic Rocket Philosophy, Techniques, and Sequences in this Level 1 training. This is 5 full days of training with both a morning and afternoon training session and lectures.


Okre Blue | Paros, Greece

Okre Blue Retreat Centre is a beautiful yoga shala with accomodation nestled in the olive groves close to the beach.

We organise your accomodation arriving on 21st August and leaving on 27th August. Included in the immersion costs are 6 nights accomodation and 3 meals a day through Okre Blue, there are different room sharing options available on a first come first served basis. Please note the accomodation costs are not included in the fees.

You arrange your flights to Paros, Greece.

-Introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Lineage

-History and Lineage of Rocket Vinyasa

-Creative & Intelligent Class Sequencing

-Introduction to Tristana: 3 Point Concentration

-Rocket and Ashtanga Vinyasa Nervous System Stimulation

Art of Adjustment in fundamental asana and inversions

-Physical Practices: Rocket® 1(60min) Rocket ® 2– 75 min Rocket® 3– ( Aka ~ Happy Hour!)

-Become part of the Rocket® Directory and join our international family

-Learn the art of sliding, gliding, and floating in your Sunsalutations and Vinyasa Transitions

-Incorporating Inversions like Handstand and Forearm stand into your regular practice

Strength Training Dills to bring perfection and ease to seated vinyasa jump throughs and jump backs


9-13:00 Rocket Practice + Lectures

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 18:00 Rocket Practice + Lectures



Full price £750

Earlybird £700

A 50% non-refundable deposit secures your place

Exclusive of your flights, accommodation and meals



 home grown and locally sourced vegetarian and vegan food,



Katarina Rayburn

As a physics graduate and trained actress, making the transition to full time yoga teacher wasn’t the obvious choice.  However after getting hooked on the physical practice of Yoga in London Katarina was left wanting more. She travelled to India and explored the lighter practice of Sivananda and soon realized what an integral part of her physical and mental wellbeing it had become, she knew that the next step was a teacher training.

Over the following few years, Katarina completed Teacher Trainings in Ashtanga, Ashtanga Vinyasa (Rocket Yoga), Mandala Vinyasa, Yin & Pregnancy Yoga; with The Yoga People, David Kyle, Ambra Valo & Uma Dinsmore-Tiuli. Katarina continues to build on her advanced teacher training as expanding her knowledge, to pass on to her students, is something she’s very passionate about.

Katarina has co-taught teacher trainings for the last 3 years and is very excited to be leading the Kindred School of Yoga 200hr Teacher Training.


Helen found yoga in her early twenties as a necessity to escape the busy London life. Yoga was her hour or so a day of peace and clarity, her moving meditation.

Since Helen’s first teacher training, her practice has transcended beyond just the physical, for Helen yoga is a way of life. She is so passionate about sharing the transformative and healing aspects of this holistic practice.

Helen trained in Morocco with Yogahaven under Toni Roberts, Allie Hill and Stewart Heffernan. She then went on to do Rocket trainings with David Kyle in London and Barcelona, Mandala Vinyasa with Dulce Agular and Jamie Clarke of the Yoga People and Yin with Clare Gates-Sjöblom. Helen is a drama school graduate and worked as an actor for her early career. As well as the arts, she was in hospitality for many years, so community (and food) is always at the heart of her work. More recently she has been studying philosophy and psychotherapy. She is interested in how the embodied principles of yoga can aid with both physical and mental well being as well as trauma and anxiety.


We are here to help you decide which retreat option is best suited to you. Please contact us to book, or to have your questions answered.