Advanced Teacher Training:
As we establish ourselves as teachers, we are learning how to take the seat of the teacher. Beyond the expectations and ethics this entails, taking the seat of the teacher puts us in touch with our innate desire to be a vessel of truth, wisdom and beauty. We learn quickly that this seat is our vehicle for personal transformation as we move into service. Service brings out who we are beyond the small identity, where we gain the awareness of our depth of being and that of our collective presence. We are fortunate to be given such an opportunity. And we also see this is the opportunity given to us in every moment, in every interaction. Having a community of teachers to unpack this practice of teaching, as well as to deepen it, is a gift to ourselves and to our students.
Modules for 2019-2020
AT THE WYC– Two modules are available at the World Yoga Center, given in a series of weekend workshops.
Sept- Oct Pranayama and Subtle Body Anatomy
Jan- Mar The Body Reveals- Philosophy and the Body
IN NYC– One module is available in NYC over an extended, 4 day weekend.
March 26-29 Sequencing with the UPA’s- Teaching advanced asanas can feel overwhelming, but maintaining freshness in a level one class has its challenges as well. Sequencing includes clarifying specific actions to awaken a deeper alignment in the body. Sequencing also includes inspiring the basic poses with variations of insight and focus to progress in this practice of movement as expression.
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RETREAT SETTING UPSTATE NY– These weekend modules will be an intensive format- deep dives into practice, lots of practicum, conversations continuing during meals. It will be in a small group setting, in a beautiful, quaint location that will support our group’s focus.
Nov 8-11 Observation and Hands on adjustments of the UPA’s– What we see is gold, as we reflect for our students. Knowing what to do with what we see develops over time, and will be greatly supported by breaking down alignment visually, refining hands on techniques and working with each other.
May 15-18 Themes and related verbal prowess– Setting an intention and learning to verbalize it in a way that supports asana is no small feat, and yet it’s also not as hard as we often make it out to be. Touching the truth, our own source, along with very clear structures and how to’s, will be our means to increase our confidence and effectiveness in our cueing and poetic articulations. We will use the retreat setting to tap into the power of the elements with access to fire, water, earth/rock, space and the breath of the sky. Journaling and other written means for tapping into our individual expression will have devoted time during this retreat.
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INDIVIDUALLY– Each of these modules is an opportunity to continue your education as a yoga teacher. Taking one or two in a year can fulfill your commitment to actively study the practice of teaching yoga.
REGISTER– Email Julia to secure your spot in these trainings. Especially for the retreats, the size is limited and will be sure to fill!
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