Sequencing & Yoga Therapy

By Mark Stephens on Mon, 07/12/2021 - 08:18
September 12-15, 2024
The Yoga Loft, Cologne, Germany
Floating Through



Inspiring & Uplifting Yoga Intensives for Autumn and Life

Every moment of our lives is filled with potential for deeper, simpler, more sublime experience. In opening our senses to being fully aware of our reality, we discover insights for consciously refining our actions and ways of living, making our practice and life more beautiful and joyful. Rather than only turning our awareness inward, we open to being fully awake in the whole of it all, conscious in the beauty of existence, even – or especially – amid complex lives in this often crazy, stressful, and unpredictable world.

These sessions blend insights from yoga, tantra, mythology, science (mostly kinesiology and neuroscience) and philosophy. Some are “Master Classes” (fully developed and intricate practices) and others are “Workshops.” All are for deepening your personal practice and – if it’s your intention – the practice of sharing yoga with others as yoga teachers and yoga therapists.


These sessions are designed primarily for teachers and teacher trainers, and are open to anyone interested in seriously deepening and refining their knowledge of yoga.

  • The Art & Science of Designing Yoga Classes
    • We’ll start with a lecture on theories and principles of sequencing, with ample opportunity for discussion. Then we will collaborate in creatively designing classes for a variety of different conditions and intentions: basic classes, different class “levels,” different yoga “styles,” and a variety of “special conditions” (such as lethargy, anxiety, pregnancy, limited mobility, and acrobatic exuberance).
  • A Deep Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Yoga Therapy
    • After a lecture on the foundations of yoga therapy (“yoga chikitsa”) distilled from ancient to modern sources, including Ayurveda, we will focus on the methods and nuanced practices for bringing yoga therapy techniques into regular yoga classes and for providing yoga therapy sessions. We will explore self-assessments, other-assessments, and creation of comprehensive therapeutic yoga treatment plans that include asana, pranayama, and meditation practices.

Master Classes

These classes are designed and taught for all levels of students, offering alternative options for beginners to seriously advanced students and teachers. They model how to teach, including how to teach multi-level classes, while focusing on guiding the practice in accessible, sustainable, and meaningful ways.