Shared or private room
9 days / 8 nights (8 - 16 May 2020)
from 1288 euro
Date: 8th – 16th May 2020
The focus of this teacher training module will be on understanding the bio-mechanics involved in yoga poses and how to access a somatic experience through our postural practice. In this module we will also discuss how to guide our students into embodied experiences through our verbal guidance. This module will focus on:
- In-depth study of the musculoskeletal system and how bones and muscles relate to yoga poses. In this course we cover anatomy and skeletal variations for the following joints:
In the anatomy lab you will have the opportunity to also do several tests on each other to deepen your understanding of how the joint shape can affect the ability of students to get into specific poses.
- Learn how to use cues that enhance the somatic experience, rather than referring to musculoskeletal alignment. We will also look at cueing in clear ways that support the bhava of the practice.
- Understand the uniqueness of each body’s skeletal variation and be able to cue and modify poses to access every body type in the class.
- Skeletal variations and how they apply to families of asanas and yoga poses. Understanding the difference between compression and tension.
Guiding a class: verbal cues and somatic experiences.
- Teaching asanas as an embodied form of spirituality: leading a vinyasa class as a somatic movement practice.
- Asana Labs: in-depth study of postures, that address their functions, and hence ways to modify, offer hands-on adjustments, prop use and kramas by level. Practice teachings focuses on refining one’s cues and direction of the class.
- Daily Vinyasa class and asana workshops.