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THE YOGA SHACK 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING

 

FREE Karma Yoga Teacher Training -for Yoga Teachers

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This training is required to teach with United We Om.  
There is No Fee.  Registration is Required.  Space is limited.

In this training, we come together as a community of Yoga and Meditation Teachers to explore:

  • The meaning of Karma Yoga

  • How our Karma guides our Dharma - an authentic path to self-less service as a Yoga and Meditation teacher

  • Tools for teaching across social and financial boundaries

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga - how Trauma and Stress affect the body and mind and best practices for addressing it.

  • Karma Projects - How United We Om shares Yoga and Meditation.


Upon completion of the Training you will:

Have tools and understanding that will enrich your teaching, both in the yoga studio setting and outside of it.

  • Be able to apply to teach a Karma Project with United We Om.

  • Have met a new family of teachers that are walking the same path of compassion and service.

The Yoga Shack 2019 200 hr Teacher Training

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Welcome to The Yoga Shack 8-Weekend 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training

We’re excited to be bringing this group together to share the teachings we so deeply love that have become an integral part of our lives. Our mission is to provide the BEST  instruction to deepen the desire, knowledge, and skill of students who wish to share their practice and Yoga journey with others as facilitators of personal growth, inner peace, and mind/body health.

 

Yin Teacher Training

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YIN YOGA FOUNDATIONS:

An Introduction to Leading a Practice of Surrender

Swan & Dragonfly Module

Introduction to Taoist Anatomical Analysis: Yin Yoga Sutras of Paul Grilley.

  • Interactive hands-on study of anatomy: Finding skeletal landmarks and testing range of motion.

  • Understanding and discriminating sensation: Tension vs Compression, Muscle vs Fascia, Physical vs Subtle Energy.

  • Functional Alignment: Exploring the 7 Archetypal Poses of Yin Yoga and their Variations.

  • Communication: When to listen/observe, when to speak/lead

Yin Yoga is a simple practice of surrender. We settle into a posture for 3-7 minutes and slowly relax our muscles to allow the deeper, drier tissues, the connective tissues (fascia) that wrap muscles and form joint capsules to be safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened.

However, leading Yogis toward simplicity and surrender can be challenging. It requires an appreciation and general understanding of the infinite complexity of human variation. Physically, mentally and emotionally, every Yogi is unique and requires a unique approach.

Each Foundation Module postulates and dissects three broad principles of practice and teaching: 

#1: Listen to the body and lead it into a shape, a posture, that follows the body’s unique contours. We will learn how and where to “listen” (i.e. observe) the body and mind’s responses to effects of poses. 

#2: Be still and surrender. We will discuss and practice some of the meditative techniques involved. 

#3: Rebound. Passively observe and then actively manipulate the flow of energy (i.e. chi, prana, “life force”) released on the exit of a Yin pose. 

The body-awareness of Principle #1 develops by working and communicating with others. This is a hands-on training. We will analyze, observe and practice the Yin Yoga Postures in depth. We will articulate the joints on a plastic skeleton model. We will study slides of real bones showing a spectrum of typical variations. But more importantly, we will examine and compare each other, the real flesh and bones, with range of motion (ROM) tests, Assisted Yin Yoga stretching and other experiential analyses.   As for Principle #2, the practice of stillness and surrender can be difficult enough, let alone while stretching across wide sheets of stiff fascia and opening deep into the joints. Cultivating skillful relaxation efforts requires a certain level of observation and discrimination, strengthened by an anatomical understanding of the ever-changing sensations.

We will study schematics of muscle/fascial lines as well as the corresponding pathways of subtle energy according to Ancient Yogic and Taoist traditions. We will feel and discuss the muliti-layered electrical and emotional responses in this practice: i.e. Chi or Prana. It is here we approach our 3rd principle, The Rebound. 

The study culminates in a better appreciation for the endless variety of humankind, and a set of practical tools to successfully lead a class, or to dialogue in a one-on-one consultation. 

Karma Kids Teacher Training March 2019