Continuing Education Courses for Yoga Teachers
If you are a yoga teacher in-training or already a teacher looking to add tools to your Teacher's Mat, consider joining us for our Educational Workshops.
Yoga Immersion This virtual program is an immersive experience in the teachings and practice of yoga. This yoga immersion program gives you two hours of yoga philosophy discussion per week and unlimited access to the audio class library. The Winter Session of Yoga Immersion is a great opportunity to go deeper into your personal practice! This virtual program is open to both teachers and non-teachers and is an immersive experience in the teachings and practice of yoga. Join us as we take a deep dive into the energetic concepts of yogic philosophy and practice!
All yoga immersion classes are held on Mondays 7pm-9pm. The next yoga immersion session is January 11th-March 29th. Here are topics for each session:
January 11th: 1st Kosha Exploration
January 18th: 2nd Kosha Exploration
January 25th: 3rd Kosha Exploration
February 1st: 4th Kosha Exploration
February 8th: 5th Kosha Exploration
February 15th: Root Chakra Exploration
February 22nd: Sacral Chakra Exploration
March 1st: Solar Plexus Chakra Exploration
March 8th: Heart Chakra Exploration
March 15th: Throat Chakra Exploration
March 22nd: Third Eye Chakra Exploration
March 29th: Crown Chakra Exploration
Name That Pose Are you having difficulty remembering the English names of yoga poses? Are you having difficulty remembering the Sanskrit names of yoga poses? Don't know when to use the English and the Sanskrit name in class? Name That Pose is the training for you! You may know that the physical aspect of yoga is the third step on the path to freedom and enlightenment. Having solid knowledge of the names of asanas is important for both your skillset as a yoga teacher as well as the experience of your students. Avoid confusing students and support them as they develop their yoga practice by consistently and accurately referencing the asanas in English and Sanskrit. Name That Pose is a three hour investment in strengthening your knowledge around the English and Sanskrit names of yoga poses. You will leave this training feeling more confident and with tools in your pocket! **This training is 3 continuing education credits
Next Date: Friday, January 29, 2021 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cueing Comfortably Are you struggling with coming up with captivating cues for your yoga classes? Are you finding it difficult to remember your cues? Do your cues sometimes lack fluidity, clarity and intentionality? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Cueing Comfortably is the training for you! A cue is a prompt for your students and is an important part of the way in which you provide guidance within your class. When your cues are not clear, confusion seeps into your yoga space rather than the coherent, introspective space you'd like to create. Nothing stops a yogi from turning within like trying to follow a choppy, confusing cue. Cueing Comfortably is a three hour investment in strengthening your language skillset as a yoga teacher. This training helps you sit in the Seat of the Teacher with more confidence and self-trust. It is time to take your classes to a higher vibration with creativity and knowledge. You can spark a light within your students and help them illuminate the inner parts of their hearts with the energy that is ignited by your captivating cues! **This training is 3 continuing education credits
Next Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:00pm-4:00pm
Creative Sequencing Have you struggled with creating sequences that you are passionate about? Is it hit or miss when trying to come up with new sequences for your yoga classes? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this Creative Sequencing workshop is for you.
Creative Sequencing is a three hour investment in strengthening your ability to hold the Seat of the Teacher in a way that both resonates with the spirits of your students and feeds your soul as a yoga teacher. It is time to take the energy of your classes to a higher vibration with creativity and intention. You can spark a light within your students and help them illuminate the inner parts of the heart with the energy that is cultivated by your sequencing. Take this workshop and give your students the excitement that will come from your inner creative! As a dancer, choreographer, yogi, stepper and lover of all things movement, Asia Vianna is the one to help you dive deeper into the creative mover within you! Sequencing is to yoga as choreography is to dance as songwriting is to music!
Next Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021 1:00pm-4:00pm
Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga Have you found yourself being turned off by the commanding and demanding nature of some yoga classes? Are you searching for a way to make your yoga offerings more trauma sensitive? Do you need support in understanding why yoga is divinely aligned to support those recovering from traumatic experiences?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga is the training for you! The purpose of teaching yoga in a trauma-sensitive manner is to help students tune into what their bodies are telling them, while holding space for them to clear the chitta vritti that may be impending their practice. Yoga is ideal for holding space for those dealing with trauma as it helps to improve self-regulation and strengthens the connection between the mind and the body. Through the intentional use of asana, pranayama and pratyahara students can cultivate curiosity and mindfulness. Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga is a ten hour investment in strengthening your ability to teach in a trauma-sensitive manner. This training will help you learn to do this intentionally, while increasing your level of comfortability and confidence in holding a space, trauma-sensitive space for your students. **This training is 10 Continuing Education Credits.
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Tuning With(Y)in Yoga Training This 10 hour training in yin yoga is for both yoga teachers and others interested in deepening their yin yoga practice. This is the training you need to cultivate the missing part of your practice! A slow, meditative asana practice that focuses on actively stretching connective tissues to strengthen and lengthen them. Come learn the essential elements of practicing and teaching the contemplative practice of yin yoga in this three part training.
Part 1: History & Theory + Embodied Experience
Part 2: Anatomy & Physiology + Asana Exploration + Embodied Experience
Part 3: Benefits + Teaching Methodology + Embodied Experience
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Self-care & Teacher Development Workshop Take one day each month to take care of yourself as a yoga teacher. Each month we will meet for 2 hours. You will be guided through a yoga practice and spend an hour working on a teaching goal. The goal is to give you a time and space to restore and fill your own cup as a yogi and teacher. These workshops will help you to work through your own teaching obstacles and give you time to focus on attainable teaching goals. You will participate in partner discussions/group discussions guided by Kate Shin, E-RYT 200 and YACEP. It is my hope that you are able to walk into the future having more tools for your self-care toolbox and to have practical and attainable visions and goals for yourself! I’d love to share my teaching experience with you to help you set yourself up for success as a yoga teacher and community leader! After completing this course, you will receive a certificate that states you have completed 6 Continuing Education Hours that meets Yoga Alliance standards for Continuing Education.
Workshop 1: Clearing Session Yin Yoga Practice + Vision & Goals
Where are you in your teaching journey? What are your biggest challenges right now? What can you let go? What would you like to invite into your teaching journey? What are your teaching goals for the next month? What is one self-care action you’d like to incorporate into your month?
Workshop 2: Theming + Sequencing Restorative Yoga Practice + Vision & Goals
Check-in with last month’s teaching goals. How did it go? What wins can you celebrate? What are some challenges that you came across? What are your teaching goals for the next month? What is one self-care action you’d like to incorporate into your month to restore your energy?
Workshop 3: Theming + Verbal Cues Guided Meditation/Sound Healing + Visions & Goals
Check-in with last month’s teaching goals. How did it go? What wins can you celebrate? What are some challenges that you came across? What are your teaching goals for the next month? What is one self-care action you’d like to incorporate into your month to be with your higher-self?
**This workshop is for current yoga teachers with a 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
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