Geek-tensives- An opportunity to geek out on physical and energetic alignment of some of the most commonly taught yoga asanas in vinyasa classes. Come learn how to begin seeing your students habits and explore ways to help them move into a more aligned practice.
This series is designed for the advancing yoga teacher or available to those who are interested in deepening their practice.
Series Investment: $350 for 30 CEU hours LATE bird and $295 early bird!
Drop-in Investment: Drop-in Rate, Punch Card, or Monthly Pass applies to the public class from 6:00-7:15pm and $20 for each complementary Workshop from 7:15-9:00pm.
April 11th – Adho Muka Svanasana - Downward Dog is one of the greatest teachers and so often tossed away as a transitional asana. Cultivate your eye for common habits & patterns so that you can guide your students into a downdog that will give them a foundation to carry through their practice.
April 18th – Bhujangasana & Urdhva Muka Svanasana - There’s a lot going on in these 2 asanas and like downward dog they are often rushed through in the transition. These are great postures to begin teaching students to use their legs and core to stabilize the low back, and alignment in the hands & arms to find freedom in their chest.
April 25th – Lunge - Another one of the great teachers in our vinyasa practice. Lunge is the foundation for most of the standing postures and has a wealth of information to be explored. We will learn ways to rock our students world with a simple yet complex posture.
May 2nd – Trikonasana & Ardha Chandrasana - It’s all about the front leg! Students have been taught to focus on the back hip opening in triangle pose which leaves the front knee susceptible to injury. Cultivate an eye for locked out joints and clear lines of energy in trikonasana that is the foundation for ardha chandrasana.
May 9th – Supta Pandagusthasana Krama - Absolutely one of my favorite postures, Supta Pandangusthasana is almost always in my sequences. I believe teaching it at the end of class is why so many students say that their back always feels great after my classes. We will explore how to help your students find balance in their pelvis while in a reclined position so that they can carry that awareness with them while standing on 2 feet and then balancing on one leg.
May 16th – Parivrtta Trikonasana & Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana - Finding expressive freedom in these asanas is quite challenging without loosing the stability of our foundation. Learn to help your students get rooted, connected to their midline and radiating out like never before in these revolved asanas.
May 23rd – Handstand & Forearm Balance - Learn to help your students find confidence to turn their world upside and place their hearts above their heads. These 2 postures are super fun, energizing and uplifting but can also be a bit terrifying. Let’s take the fear out of their inversion practice by teaching them to move from center where they embody their own inner strength & courage!
May 30th – Urdhva Danurasana - With the use of props and assists, we can help students find freedom and stability in Urdhva Danurasana. We will learn how to see if a student is seeking more freedom in the shoulders or the hips, and then explore ways to help them find it for themselves. It is really easy to keep going into our most flexible of spaces in this pose, but it is so juicy to experience something new!
June 6th – Sarvangasana - The mother of all asanas, shoulder stand is the most nurturing of the inversions and the only one that you can truly see yourself while upside down. This is a pose to honor and respect, to teach with the utmost care and attention to keep your students safe. We will explore the use of props to provide stability and sustainability so that students may enjoy the numerous benefits of this amazing asana!
June 27th – Sirsasana - Sarvangasana’s partner, Sirsasana, the father of all the asanas also has many benefits when practiced safely. Placing the world on top of our heads should not be taken lightly, so we will learn how to see the differences in our students bodies and help them find the alignment that works for them so that they can enjoy playing in headstand!