Training: Creative Dynamic Vinyasa 2015

January 1, 2015



Join the powerful and beautiful Yali Becky McGregor and me
at the Nosara Yoga Institute in April!
    April 26 – May 2, 2015

 Directed by: Yali Becky McGregor, E-RYT 500 and Danielle Gustafson, E-RYT 500
50 credit hours towards Nosara Yoga Institute 1000-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Certification 50 Yoga Alliance CEUs

This one-week training is ideal for those who already know the principles of basic yoga postures, and are interested in learning how to teach them in a dynamic, flow-based format. It is also appropriate for yoga practitioners who are seeking an intensive posture flow experience.

Throughout this experience, we'll explore ways to:
- Creatively sequence a yoga class— focusing on a specific theme, peak pose, or group of specific postures
- Transition from posture to posture in intelligent and engaging ways
- Draw from your own unique directory of postures, breathing techniques and meditation practices to create a personalized expression of yoga—on your own mat and as a guide to others
- Encourage students to connect to their own intentions and expressions of yoga
- Expand your teaching into new settings, from yoga studios and beyond

The 50-training hours will be broken down in the following format:

Experiential Learning and Understanding - 20 hours
- Morning sadhana (practice), including intentional sequencing of a specific group of postures
- Integration through chanting, centering, meditation and journaling
- Practicing hands-on assisting
- Learning how to support the postures through props and partnering
- Sequencing safely and intuitively
- Sequencing Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes
- Assisting people with injuries or unique needs
- Engaging with faculty to answer specific inquiries and discuss individual approaches to         techniques covered

Teaching Methodology - 10 Hours    
- Assessing students and groups for appropriate level and ability
- Structuring classes to serve a variety of scenarios, needs, or target participants
- Condition for peak poses
- Analyzing postures and learning how to build strength, flexibility and stamina
- Making poses accessible for your students
- Cueing and teaching from your authentic Self
- Learning how to provide balance through counter poses and restorative postures

Anatomy and Physiology - 5 hours
- Understanding functional anatomy, bio-mechanics and kinesiology in relation to course curriculum
- Inquiring into the physical effects of posture groups: core work, standing poses, inversions, back-bending, forward folds, hip opening, twists and arm balances.
- Studying the energy centers/chakras affected
- Sequencing safely using the body’s natural anatomy

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics - 8 hours
- Applying inquiry based education
- Philosophy discussion on the yoga sutras
- Basic Sanskrit study – naming the postures
- Study of the origins of sequencing from multi-disciplinary lineages; e.g. Iyengar, Viniyoga, Bikram, Ashtanga, Kripalu and Vinyasa

Practice Teach and Feedback - 8 hours
- Utilizing the techniques cultivated throughout the training and your own creative process, teach a 45-60 minute flow in small groups
- Giving and receiving constructive, positive and authentic feedback about the teaching experience




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