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Training: Creative Dynamic Vinyasa 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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