November 7-10, 2019 with Kathryn Flynn
Accessible Yoga Teacher Training
Understanding Moving Bodies and Efficient, Accessible Yoga Sequencing
Thursday, November 7 to Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
It’s said that we are 10 trillion cells that walk, we’re just not sure how. This training is continuing and critical education for yoga teachers. We’ll examine the physiology of movement – how we move, build and develop strength and range of movement, and understand the opportunities and limits of stretching – and we’ll have some special resources to help illustrate what we’re learning about. The body is resilient and remarkable; this training focuses on information and techniques to inspire a low-fear yoga classroom.
This course includes an afternoon with Geoff Outerbridge, Clinical Director of World Spine Care and B.Sc. in Human Kinetics and M.Sc. in neuroscience.
After two days of focusing on how it all comes together and how to see movement and understand moving bodies, we’ll apply our knowledge to building accessible, thorough yoga classes. Accessible can mean efficient and strong when approached thoughtfully. You will learn specific activities for your own wellbeing and your students, as well as learn how to develop yoga sequences that are well-rounded, logical, and get a lot done in a calm, steady manner.
This course counts as two (2) modules of the 300 hour yoga teacher training program, and is open to anyone with a 200 hour yoga teacher training or equivalent experience.
Specific topics include:
- The physiology of movement: how we move and how do we cultivate change
- How range of movement develops and how we need to modify our approach to practice to maximize returns
- Our gifts and our gets: why some of us are bendy and/or strong, and what’s happened to us through lifestyle
- The inextricable interconnectedness of you: the nervous system, muscular anatomy and fascia
- Identifying the goals, opportunities and limitations of traditional posture practice
- A framework for developing a skillful, diverse practice
- Functional movement exercises and how to apply them for both general wellness practice and specifically desired outcomes
- Languaging and methods for low-fear classes that inspire students to cultivate their own movement-intuition
- How to seamlessly integrate new movement into familiar yoga content for effective yoga classes
- Specific guidelines for developing your own sequences
You will have the opportunity to practice teach and integrate your learnings. Our first two days of learning will be more lecture-based, so they will open and close with short practices to help you integrate and care for your body & mind.
This module is part of the 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training program.
Date: Thursday, November 7 to Sunday, Nov 10, 2019