YOGA IS EVOLVING…
ARE YOU PART OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOGA TEACHERS THAT BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN YOGA PRACTICE AND CURRENT RESEARCH?
The next generation of Yoga Teachers must build on the practices and theories of Hatha Yoga and Modern Yoga Masters by integrating the body of current research with their own personal expertise and the needs and abilities of their students. The aim of this course is not to “throw the baby out with the bath water” but to build upon the findings of ancient yogis; to address the challenges of teaching Yoga as it’s currently practiced; and to explore implementing current research and drawing from other modalities to arm teachers with the most effective tools for mind-body training.
Patanjali Never Said Anything About Stretching
In the Yoga Sutras Patanjali states the aim of yoga asana is to cultivate the physical qualities of steadiness and ease. And as with all scientific fields, as research changes, so to do the methods. Yoga has been resistant to changing the classical forms and models however I would argue that adapting what we do to implement new information and better techniques falls closer in line with the intention of yoga practice and will lead to greater sustainability and accessibility. With Yoga’s increased popularity and subsequent rise in research showing major injuries long term yoga practitioners are experiencing it has become increasing important for yoga teachers to consider how they will teach the practice moving forward. While asana maybe only one limb of the yoga philosophy it has become the medium that the majority of modern practitioners use. Why sacrifice all the benefit mental and nervous system benefits that yoga provides on a physical system that does not adapt even when it is clear that it can be improved. This is precisely what this course aim to do.
What we don’t need more of from Yoga Trainings:
- We don’t need a reactionary approach to criticism of the Yoga systems where everything is now dangerous for everyone.
- We don’t need to abandon active yoga practices in favour of yin and restorative yoga because the modern body is weak and immobile. It is more important than ever to teach students how to effectively address their weaknesses and blind spots? Isn’t this closer in line with the core intention of yoga practice?
- We don’t need more answers. We need to learn to critically assess what we are asking our students to do and if it is leading them to our intended outcome. What is my highest intentions for them? Doing a perfect looking asanas like Warrior 2 or training our bodies to be strong and intelligent in ranges that are useful to our students in everyday life.
- More technical cues and intellectual language. Don’t we want our students to discover their own nature? Can they do that if we’re telling them what to do in a language they don’t understand? This course will provide you with solutions beyond turning your class into an unrecognisable group physical therapy session. We explore what is working, what’s not, how to get to the essence of your teaching methodology and how to deliver it in a digestible way that makes the work active, engaging, exploratory, educational and fun.
The Next Generation Yoga Teacher is Open For Registration. Enrollment will close NOVEMEBER 25TH and the program begins DECEMBER 1ST.
- 30+ hours of video content.
- 2 hr Live interactive webinars twice per month with readings, tasked based homework and self inquiry into the topic of focus:
- All sessions are recorded and viewable anytime, anywhere, no expirations
- A passionate Facebook community of problem solving teachers where you can share your ideas and get feedback from folks that care
- Included my 3 month course on Foundations of True Mobility ($150 value)
Key components of this program that are often missing from yoga trainings:
- assessment protocol – how do you know what’s safe for you students? How can you effectively assess a room of 20 individuals? If you can’t assess them can you teach them?
- The science of stretching – what does stretching actually do to our bodies? Different types of stretching – passive stretching, active stretching, loaded progressive stretching, PNF stretching. When to, how to and why to use them?
- Stretching vs mobility training. Bulletproof your joints and your students joints. Learn FRC principles – how to implement CARS, PAILS, RAILS to create a strong human frame
- Strength training protocols – Progressive overload, hypertrophy, rest.
- Understanding injuries – according
- Nervous system fluency – what were yogis trying to achieve in regards to the control of the nervous system? How can we use our understanding of the nervous system to train students minds and bodies.
- Mind science – how to different individual learn? How can we train students more efficiently and lead them to their own insights. How do we as teachers lead from the front with clear our own narrative structure so that we can focus completely on our students.
- Design classes based on precise principle that allow you to adapt to any student.
- Cuing – let’s evolve from rote cues or overly technical, absolute language. Learn to say less with greater potency. Learn how to give your students space to explore and grow.
- What’s working about the yoga practice? Let’s start there. Why are people showing up? What are they coming back? Why did you want to teach in the first place? What are some promises of the modern yoga practices? What are some of the common belief structures? How did they arise and why are they so difficult to break?