Teacher Training: Seeing and Adjusting Your Students (One in a Series of Teacher Trainings) in Serendipity - Berkeley Springs, WV
Jul
28
Jul 30

Teacher Training: Seeing and Adjusting Your Students (One in a Series of Teacher Trainings) in Serendipity - Berkeley Springs, WV

  • Berkeley Springs, VW

As yoga teachers we strive to improve our students’ performance by guiding them to safer and more effective ways to work. One of the ways we accomplish this is by adjusting their poses. We can do it verbally, by visually demonstrating the proper method, or by hands-on corrections. 

First, however, we need to see what must be done. In my years of mentoring and training teachers, I have found that the ability to see the students in the class is much more difficult than it sounds. Observing what is happening, who needs attention most, where to go first: all are key elements in seeing the class and the students in it. 

Then comes the art of adjusting. Skill in manually adjusting your students is learned over time and is based on the depth and intelligence of your own practice, but there are some basic principles that form the foundation for giving good adjustments. 

In the morning sessions we will focus on seeing a class and the students in it and work on what to look for, what to avoid, and the mechanics of observation. We will also study and practice some of the techniques you can use to make effective adjustments. As always, we will practice teach in the afternoon sessions to help you refine your skills as a teacher. Optional early morning practices are open to all. 

Class Schedule
Friday July 29
- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday July 30
- 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm
- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday July 31
- 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm
- 12:00 pm - 2pm: Brunch

For questions or to register for the workshop please visit Unity Woods Yoga Center or call 301-656-8992.

Intermediate Intensive at Yoga Northwest in Bellingham, WA
Aug
9
Aug 13

Intermediate Intensive at Yoga Northwest in Bellingham, WA

  • Yoga Northwest - Bellingham, WA

John Schumacher is going back for his fifth visit to Yoga Northwest! He is one of the most prominent and respected teachers in the US. He holds an advanced Iyengar Yoga certificate, one of only 14 in the country. John is the director of Unity Woods Yoga Center; the largest Iyengar yoga center in the country. He has been a contributing editor for Yoga Journal Magazine and teaches Yoga workshops and Teacher Trainings all around the world. John’s workshops are always very popular. Students appreciate his depth of experience and caring spirit, blended with refreshing clarity and lighthearted humor. Don’t miss this opportunity to study with a world class teacher! 

Prerequisites – This workshop is for Intermediate students:

    •    Have practiced Iyengar Yoga for a minimum of 5 years

    •    Be able to go up into Adho Mukha Vrksasana at the wall without assistance

    •    Be able to hold Sirsasana for a minimum of 5 minutes

    •    Be able to hold Sarvangasana for a minimum of 5 minutes

    •    Be able to push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana from floor with straight arms

    •    Have a regular pranayama practice

If you don’t have all the prerequisites, start practicing & preparing today!

If you don’t have a regular pranayama practice, you can use John’s Pranayama CD, available at our studio or at Unity Woods.

 

Weekend Workshop at Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles
Aug
25
Aug 27

Weekend Workshop at Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles

  • Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles

John heads out to the West Coast to teach a weekend workshop.  Come experience class with John and see for yourself why he became known for his clear, precise style and his engaging sense of humor, and as invitations to teach came from across the country and then from around the world,  Yoga Journal described John as “one of 25 originals shaping yoga in America.” John was named as 1 of 12 Lifetime Contributors to help authenticate yoga in America by Yoga Journal in 2015.  

In over 40 years as a teacher, John has taught thousands of students, including many prominent yoga teachers. He continues to travel across the U.S. and throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, where he conducts workshops for students and teachers of all levels.  John is a certified Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher, one of only 13 teachers in the U.S. to hold that level of certification. He spent 36 years studying with B.K.S. Iyengar and also many years studying with internationally acclaimed teacher Dona Holleman.

  • Friday, 8/25 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8/26 - 12:30 - 3:30
  • Sunday, 8/27 - 12:30 - 3:30

To sign up or for more information please contact the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles.

 

Teacher Training in Berkeley Springs, WV
Oct
20
Oct 22

Teacher Training in Berkeley Springs, WV

  • Berkeley Springs, WV

These popular and often sold out teacher trainings offer an invaluable opportunity to delve into aspects of teaching and practice that can be transformative in the way you approach your yoga.  Topic to be announced. 

Friday, October 21

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Saturday, October 22

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, October 23

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm - 2pm 

For questions or to register for the workshop please visit Unity Woods Yoga Center or call 301-656-8992.

Advanced Pranayama V in Bethesda, MD
Nov
12
2:30 pm14:30
PV

Advanced Pranayama V in Bethesda, MD

  • Unity Woods Yoga Center - Bethesda, MD

For students with an established and experienced pranayama practice, these special classes are your opportunity to ask questions and try more advanced techniques with the guidance of a yoga master.

Prerequisites: For Level V, must have completed Level IV or have extensive training in the Iyengar approach to pranayama.  $40 for advanced class. 

Please visit UnityWoods.com or call 301-656-8992 to register and to find more information.

 

Advanced Pranayama Level VI
Nov
12
4:15 pm16:15
PVI

Advanced Pranayama Level VI

  • Unity Woods Yoga Center - Bethesda

For students with an established and experienced pranayama practice, these special classes are your opportunity to ask questions and try more advanced techniques with the guidance of a yoga master.

Level VI is for those who have been practicing digital pranayama for two or more years.  $40.

For questions or to register for the workshop please visit Unity Woods Yoga Center or call 301-656-8992.

Afternoon Workshops in Fairfax, VA
Dec
9
12:30 pm12:30

Afternoon Workshops in Fairfax, VA

  • Sun and Moon Yoga Studio - Fairfax, VA

John returns to Sun and Moon to teach two afternoon workshops as part of their teacher training program, but also open to all experienced students. Topics TBA.

For questions for the workshop please visit sunandmoonstudio.com or call 703-525-9642 (YOGA). 

 

Yoga Institute of Miami Workshop in Miami, FL
Jan
5
Jan 7

Yoga Institute of Miami Workshop in Miami, FL

  • Yoga Institute of Miami

John returns to Miami for his annual beginning of the year workshop for experienced students.  This yearly January event fills early. Priority to those attending the full weekend.  Not recommend for the very new beginners.

For questions or to register please visit yogamiami.com or call 305- 969-5999.

 

35th Annual Yoga Vacation in Jamaica
Feb
4
Feb 18

35th Annual Yoga Vacation in Jamaica

  • Negril, Jamaica

John and Barbara Benagh continue the decades old tradition of welcoming students to their annual yoga vacation in Jamaica. As always, the topnotch yoga classes, easy camaraderie, warm sun, turquoise sea, and unique Jamaican culture weave a tropical spell that will enchant you in ways you can’t imagine. We have a 70% return rate and last year’s trip was sold out, so sign up early to save your place.

All of our courses are for students who have previous Hatha Yoga experience.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Yoga classes, meals and most accommodations are at a small comfortable cliffside hotel located at the water's edge. Each room has two double beds, an ocean-facing balcony, air conditioning and phone. There is cliffside swimming and a pool. The sand beach is a short drive away. The vacation includes a vegetarian buffet breakfast daily, Monday evening appetizers and a dinner party on Saturday. Other meals are available at many local restaurants, which offer a wide range of cuisine including vegetarian and excellent fresh seafood.

For more info or to register please visit yogastudio.org.