Teacher Training: The Art of Skillful Adjustment - Berkeley Springs, WV.
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Teacher Training: The Art of Skillful Adjustment - Berkeley Springs, WV.

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. 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. We will examine 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.

Eligibility:

At least two years of continuous yoga practice and steadiness in basic asanas, especially Standing Poses and Inversions.

Course Fee: $385 (Accommodations not included in course fee.)

Between Classes enjoy the laid back funky charm of Berkeley Springs or just relax in the tranquility of Serendipity’s peaceful forest setting.

Friday, August 2nd

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Adjustments in Standing Poses

  • 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Practice Teaching

Saturday, August 3rd

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Adjustments in Inversions and Forward Bends

  • 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Practice Teaching

Sunday, August 4th

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Adjustments in Twists and Back Bends

  • 12:00 pm - 2pm Brunch

For more information or to register call Annick at (301) 656-8992 ext.105. For information on accommodations, contact Susan Mann at yogasuzie@gmail.com or or call Susan at 301-330-0430.

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Yoga Intensive for Advanced Students Yoga Northwest - Bellingham, WA
Aug
15
to Aug 18

Yoga Intensive for Advanced Students Yoga Northwest - Bellingham, WA

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John 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; on of the largest Iyengar yoga centers in the country. He also teaches Yoga workshops and Teacher Training’s 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. 

Prerequisites: 

This workshop is for intermediate to advanced students, teachers-in-training and teachers.

  • Have practiced Iyengar Yoga for a minimum of 5 years with a daily home practice

  • 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 pranayama practice

Times:

  • Thurs – Sat, 10 am – 1 pm & 3:30 – 5:30 pm
    Sun, 10 am – 1 pm

Refund Policy: A full refund less the $100 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be given if notification is made before June 1st. No refunds, credit or transferred funds after June 1st.

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.

  • Entire workshop - $445

  • Morning Sessions - $85 each

  • Afternoon Sessions - $60 each

For questions please visit yoganorthwest.com or call (360) 647-0712.

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Bringing the Yoga Scriptures to Life with Graham Schweig, PhD and John Schumacher in Bethesda, MD
Sep
6
to Sep 8
PVI

Bringing the Yoga Scriptures to Life with Graham Schweig, PhD and John Schumacher in Bethesda, MD

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An exploration of classical yoga scriptures, including the Vedas, Upanishads, Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, and Puranas and their manifestation in Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. 

Friday, September 6th:

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Graham: Talk on Yoga Sutra III:1-15 ($45)

Saturday, September 7th:

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - John: Pranayama (relating to nirodhah parinama) ($30)

  • 11:00 - 12:30 pm - Graham: Talk / Meditation ($40)

  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm - Lunch

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm - Graham: Talk / Chanting (reciting verse) ($40)

  • 3:45 - 5:15 pm - John: Asana ($40)

Sunday, September 8th:

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am - Graham: Talk / Meditation ($40)

  • 11:45 - 1:30 pm - John: Asana ($45)

Please visit UnityWoods.com to register and for more information.

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Yoga: Journey Toward the Light in Montreal
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Yoga: Journey Toward the Light in Montreal

Within us all is the Spark of Divinity, but for most of us, the Spark is well hidden by layer after layer of stuff. Let’s explore these layers together through the practice of asana and pranayama to see if that journey can take us inward, uncover our light, and let it shine out into the world.

SCHEDULE

Intensive week end (11 hours)
Friday September 20th, 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday 
September 21st, 9 am to 11 am
Saturday 
September 21st, 1:30 pm to 5 pm
Sunday 
September 22nd, 1:30 pm to 5 pm

Workshop in english.

John Schumacher is the founder and Director of Unity Woods Yoga Center, the Washington, DC area’s foremost yoga center since 1979. For 33 years, he studied in India with B.K.S. Iyengar, who personally certified him as an Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher.

John’s clear, precise style and his engaging sense of humor have made him one of America’s leading yoga teachers. In 2015, Yoga Journal awarded him its prestigious Good Karma Award for spending “40-plus years sharing [his] practice to help authenticate yoga in America today”. John has written for a variety of publications and has appeared in numerous local and national media. He conducts workshops for students and teachers throughout the world

VENUE

Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Sainte-Catherine street West, suite 118

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PRICE

Workshop (11 hours) : 295 $ +taxes
Early birds : 255 $ +taxes

Students must bring 3 blankets.

Limited places. Register for the full workshop at Asana Performance.

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