I once read an article claiming that learning yoga through vinyasa yoga is like trying to learn French in a French bar - fast, messy and disorganized. At the time, as a new (vinyasa) yoga teacher, I was offended and annoyed. Soon my denial passed and I saw there was some validity behind this comparison.
Vinyasa has gone from a well organized (some would even say rigid) practice of Ashtanga yoga to a directionless creative free-for-all. In my opinion, it’s a bit of a polarized mess out there. I love the creativity vinyasa yoga permits me as a practitioner and as a teacher, but the body asks to be considered and taken care of. So, I set out to define some middle ground - safe, intelligent, process-oriented vinyasa sequencing, while letting it be graceful and creative. The methods I’ve learned, adapted and developed have made my classes well-rounded and sought out by all levels of students. This is what I aim to share with you yogis, in a crazy yoga world!
MODULE 1 (Level 1): March 9, 8am - 5pm & March 10, 1pm-6pm
MODULE 2 (Level 2): March 16, 8am m- 5pm & March 17, 1pm - 6pm
Immersion: Inquiry of Devotion: March 11 - 15, 615am - 815am daily (not part of training hours)
MODULE 1 OVERVIEW (March 9 & 10)
Overview of Vinyasa Yoga. How is vinyasa yoga defined and how do you, the teacher, effectively deliver it.
Sun Salutations. Refresher of traditional Surya Namaskars A & B, timing/rhythm, cueing and breath work.
Introduction and application of Sun Salutation C sequencing, adapted from Shiva Rae’s Wave Theory Sequencing.
Class Mapping: defining the route of your class for a specific outcome, while delivering suitable warm-up and counter-posing recovery.
Practical Theming: anatomical focus, pose focus and process oriented delivery.
Class building and sequencing demonstration.
MODULE 2 OVERVIEW (March 16 & 17)
Cohesion: creating fluidity and safety in pose transitions
Kramas / Layering: deconstruction and reconstruction of asana
Counter Poses & Closing down a class
Bhav: Energetic Theming & Spacial Curration
Productive Demonstration & Vocals
Speak from within. Connecting with your values and voice.
Wave Theory 2.0: knowing the rules, breaking the rules
IMMERSION: Inquiry of Devotion (MARCH 11 - 15, Mon-Fri, 615-815am)
Cultivated in Sangha (community) this week long immersion will rekindle devotion to your spiritual practice through intentional vinyasa yoga delivered with a blend of meditation, mantra and pranayama rituals.
This Immersion is an excellent compliment to the Advanced Vinyasa Sequencing training, as classes will demonstrate the principles of process oriented and theme based sequencing. However, the Immersion is a potent offering on it’s own and is open to everyone! Prepare to be inspired during this week of study intended to re-establish relationship and meaning to your own practice, while sitting in community.
Immersion classes promptly begin at 615am and end at 815am, please come 10 minutes early to set up.
ENROLMENT OPTIONS (early bird expires Dec. 31/18)
FULL PROGRAM = Modules 1 & 2, plus Immersion): $550 early bird | $600 regular
TRAINING ONLY = Modules 1 & 2 (without Immersion): $465 early bird | $515 regular
*SINGLE WEEKEND = Module 1 or 2 only (without Immersion): $235 early bird | $260 regular
IMMERSION ONLY: $85 early bird | $100 regular
**ALUMNI FULL PROGRAM = Modules 1 & 2, plus Immersion: $450
*Level 1 is a prerequisite to Module 2, with the exception of Blacksmith YTT Graduates.
**Alumni pricing is only available to Blacksmith YTT Graduates.
Prices listed above don’t include GST or 3% processing fees. Processing fees are reflected in the purchase selection, GST is added upon check-out.
Refund Policy: Full Program, Training Only and Alumni options are 50% refundable prior to Jan. 1/19, and 100% non-refundable as of Jan. 1/19. All other enrolment options 100% non-refundable.
Please bring a notebook and pen, your mat and two blocks. If you have a bolster, please bring that too as well as any other props you like to use for practice or meditation.