Master Class: Integrated Practice of Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation
Friday, June 9th, 7:30-9:30pm at Kits Beach Studio
The entire foundation of all Flow-Styles of Yoga is rooted in the dynamic movement of Surya Namaskara, the greeting of the sun and the universe within each of us. It is here that we set the rhythm and mood for all that follows, connecting breath and bodymind in the gradual opening and refinement of the overall practice.
In this workshop we will look closely at each of the 12 asanas in Classical Surya Namaskara and Surya Namaskara A & B, exploring their various alignment principles and energetic actions, how the transitions between them can be approached to make them simpler, deeper and more sustainable, and what to be most aware of in guiding others in these movements and asanas. This workshop is designed for all levels of students and teachers, including beginners and advanced practitioners open to practicing beginners mind.
Working with Injuries: Yoga Therapy in Yoga Classes
Saturday, June 10th, 12:30-5:30pm at City Studio
Yoga teachers commonly encounter injuries and other special conditions in their students. ACL repairs, strained medial collateral ligaments, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff strain or weakness, various spinal conditions such as lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis and spondalolysthesis, recent ankle sprains and strained hamstrings are just some of the conditions that teachers are likely to find in practically every class. In this workshop, we will start with the perspective embedded in the Chinese character for “crisis,” which has the dual meaning of “danger” and“opportunity.” We will learn how to work with a variety of student challenges, exploring how to turn them into opportunities for deepening the overall practice. We will look closely at specific accommodations for different injuries and challenges, including alternative alignment, energetic actions, use of props, verbal cues and hands-on adjustments. Close examination of how to craft individualized therapeutic practices that support physical therapy protocols and various alternative healing modalities.
Yoga Teacher Dharma: Making the Teaching Path More Meaningful
Sunday, June 11th, 12:30-5:30pm at City Studio
Why do you teach yoga? How does this intention align with your core values, you’re your larger sense of purpose in life, with your sense of who you are? How do you approach your sense of skill and limitation as teacher? How might you best make your teaching more meaningful to yourself and to your students?
This workshop begins with basic questions of dharma to help build a clearer and stronger foundation for experiencing and sharing yoga in the most transformational ways you can.We start with simple yet profound question: who am I? Then we do deep inside to draw out and better understand what it means to take the seat of the teacher. With exercises designed to further clarify your sense of who you are, why you practice, and how you can connect all the dots of your life in your teaching, you will leave more motivated and prepared than ever for a lifetime of sharing this amazing practice.
FOR 200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED TEACHERS THE CREDITS OF THE COURSE CAN BE APPLIED TOWARDS THE 500 HOUR CERTIFICATION, AND IS ELIGIBLE FOR 12 HOURS CEU WITH YOGA ALLIANCE. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN YOUR STATUS AS A REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER.
Start: Jun 9 - End: Jun 11
Cost: $275 + GST for the entire weekend, or $55 + GST for Friday night only REGISTER HERE
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