Thursday nights from Jan 5th – June 22nd 2017 from 6-8pm. (Classes cancelled on Feb 15th and 22nd)
Weekends will be held on Jan 21-22, Feb 25-26 and April 29-30 2017
Who is this Program Designed For?
This program is designed for not only people who want to teach yoga, but students of the body and movement. Anyone who wants to grow a deeper connection with their body and mind can take this life changing course. Many students come in to the program unsure of whether they want to teach, this program is a great stepping stone for anyone who wants to learn more. Having trouble with your own practice? Want to use your brain in a different way? Recently retired and looking for a new community and hobby? Want to be a yoga teacher? This program is for you.
2017 Teacher Training Program Course Content
Each year the teacher training program is a little bit different, the 2017 program will focus on building a strong foundation using different modalities. Yoga poses will be taught alongside corrective exercises, functional movements, strength exercises, meditation tools, breathing practices and body awareness ideas. This is not a traditional yoga training, this training will educate participants on basic physiology, how the body really works, how yoga can help heal the body/mind and how yoga can injure the body when done incorrectly.
Themes For the 2017 Program
- Yoga poses, sun salutations, standing poses, backbends, inversions, seated poses
- Sequences to restore the upper, lower body and core
- Detailed exercises and sequences for hip strength
- Detailed exercises and sequences for upper body and core strength
- Trauma sensitive yoga, why this is important and where it fits in
- Mindfulness practice and meditation
- Basic physiology, structures and how fascia works
- Buteyko breathing method, how breath fits into yoga
- Basics of pilates and floor routines
- Discussion of the common yoga injuries, how to prevent them
- Body awareness, the art of paying attention
- Yoga for seniors and aging bodies, how to make it safe
- Basics of how the body works, breakdown of the major joints
- How to create a safe and flowing class
- Why stillness is important
- Combining stillness with physical practice
Practice Teaching Exercises
Students will be encouraged to participate in the practice teaching sessions which will be held once a month at the usual Wednesday evening meeting time. Everyone will prepare a short section of a class ranging from 5-15 minutes depending on the exercise. Students will present their teachings to each other and the group will discus constructive feedback. This is a great way to start to hone the teaching skills, practice makes perfect!