Within Yoga Alliance Registered School’s Teacher Training Courses, I offer training modules in the practical aspects of teaching (teaching methodology, teaching techniques, hands-on assists and working with injury & health conditions), Yin & Yang (active Hatha) Yoga, as well as programs designed to fit individual yoga studios teacher training needs. All programs qualify for Contact CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
Yin & Yang Yoga:
Delving into the balance of yin & yang in practice and in life.
Friday – Sunday, 20 hours
Learn how to weave the healing powers of these two very different styles of yoga into an integrated, balanced practice. Yin Yoga is a quiet, gentle practice. We stay in the floor-based postures from 3 – 5 minutes while relaxing the muscles. Yin Yoga targets the body’s connective tissue, addressing the mobility and health of our joints in the hips, pelvis and spine; releasing resistance while activating the flow of prana through the core of the body. Most of us are more familiar with the Yang side of yoga practice: deep breathing, heat building, alignment based vinyasa and slow flow pose sequences. Yoking these mutually supportive yoga styles will deepen our edges of self-discovery as we build strength, flexibility and energy flow.
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Yin Yoga & Meditation:
A 4 Day Intensive for Dedicated Practitioners and Teachers
Thursday – Sunday, 26 hours
Creating and guiding a classroom space of quiet and introspection through Yin Yoga and meditation is essential “medicine” for our students. As yoga teachers, fostering meditative focus and awareness is crucial for our students in developing a committed yoga practice. Additionally, Yin yoga and meditation provide not only an important balance to our active, multifaceted and often fragmented day to day lives; these gentle practices can also be a continual source of insight, rejuvenation and compassion.
In this training intensive, we will cover the foundations and technique of Yin yoga: the differences between and relationship of Yin and Yang (active Hatha) yoga practices, our meridian and organ systems and the relationship to our connective tissue, Yin yoga pose technique and benefits, with pose modifications & alternatives for contraindications and injuries. We will also delve into developing and deepening your meditation practice, with an emphasis on how to share these techniques with others. Each training day will combine theory with a Yin yoga practice, meditation, and time for questions.
The Art of Teaching:
Working with Injuries and Health Conditions 1 on 1, and in group classes.
Thursday – Sunday, 22 hours
Our yoga practice can be a powerful component of healing. This practicum module offers you, the yoga teacher, tools to intelligently and compassionately support your students who come to your class with injuries and health conditions.
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“Boot Camp” for Teachers:
Honing Your Skills of Communication, Intuition and Hands-On Assists
Thursday – Sunday, 30 hours
Don’t let the name fool you! This will be a fun and enlivening journey into up-leveling your teaching skills! Take this rare opportunity to get specific, constructive feedback on your teaching. You will receive support for making your instruction more effective and engaging; to see your students from a myriad of perspectives, and to develop a multi-layered approach for on-the-mat guidance. Cheer each other on in sharing your love of yoga with presence, passion and integrity.
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Please come ready to jump in, to tangibly train your practical teaching skills, and to support and be supported on your teaching path. Expect honest, clear and constructive feedback from both Heather and each other, to support your evolution as a teacher.