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Understanding Moving Bodies + Efficient, Accessible Yoga Sequencing

November 8 – 11, 2018
9 am – 5 pm
TriMark Studio, 275 Michael Cowpland Dr, Ottawa

It’s said that we are 10 trillion cells that walk, we’re just not sure how. This training is continuing and critical education for yoga teachers. We’ll examine the physiology of movement – how we move, build and develop strength and range of movement, understand the opportunities and limits of stretching – and we’ll have some special resources to help illustrate what we’re learning about. The body is resilient and remarkable; this training focuses on information and techniques to inspire a low-fear yoga classroom.

This course includes an afternoon with Geoff Outerbridge, Clinical Director of World Spine Care and B.Sc. in Human Kinetics and a M.Sc. in neuroscience.

After two days of focus on information of how it all comes together and how to see movement and understand moving bodies, we’ll apply our knowledge to building accessible, thorough yoga classes. Accessible can mean efficient and strong when approached thoughtfully. You will learn specific activities for your own wellbeing and your students, as well as learn how to develop yoga sequences that are well-rounded, logical, and get a lot done in a calm, steady manner.

This course counts as two (2) modules of the 300 hour Intelligent Edge Yoga program.

Specific topics include…

·      The physiology of movement: how is it we move and how do we cultivate change 

·      How range of movement develops and how we need to modify our approach to practice to maximize returns

·      Our gifts and our gets: why some of us are bendy and/or strong, and what’s happened to us through lifestyle

·      The inextricable interconnectedness of you: the nervous system, muscular anatomy and fascia

·      Identifying the goals, opportunities and limitations of traditional posture practice

·      A framework for developing a skillful, diverse practice

·      Functional movement exercises and how to apply them for both general wellness practice and specifically desired outcomes

·      Languaging and methods for low-fear classes that inspire students to cultivate their own movement-intuition

·      Integrating new movement into familiar yoga content for confident integration to your classes

·      Specific guidelines for developing your own sequences

You will have the opportunity to practice teach and integrate your learnings. Our first two days of learning will be more lecture-based, so they will open and close with short practices to help you integrate and care for your bodymind.


THE QUIET PRACTICE
YIN + MELLOW YOGA TRAINING

stay tuned for the next dates

A program for experienced students and 200 hour certified yoga teachers who want to diversify their offerings and confidently offer quiet yoga.

Yoga sheds light into the depth of our inextricable mind-body connection, so when we are willing to be still in our bodies, we better cultivate stillness for our minds. It’s a young yoga practice that draws on ancient wisdom, and this training honours both old and new knowledge so you can practice with greater clarity and purpose.

 

Suitable for experienced yoga practitioners and teachers looking to delve into offering Yin Yoga, we will explore Yin and complementary practices over the course of two weekends. We will cover…

Why Yin: The Physiology of Stretch
Skeletal Anatomy Relevant to Yin
History, Culture + Players of Yin Yoga
Introduction to Meridians Theory
Ayurvedic Lens on Yin Yoga
Teaching Methods for a Healing Atmosphere
Yin Sequences for Beginners and Advanced Practices
Supportive + Advanced Posture Prop Use
Reflective Homework for Practice and Teaching Development

Participants with a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification will earn a Yin Yoga Teaching Certificate and 32 hours of Continuing Education Units for Yoga Alliance.

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Participants who enroll in Kathryn's upcoming 300 hour Teacher Training can use these hours toward their certification.