2018 New Year's Day Empower Your Intention Workshop with Carol Baxter & Dawn Arbeau - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Advanced Training

Back to the Beginning Again

A weekend on evolutionary movement, led by Diane Bruni

In this series of workshops, we will explore breathing and primal movements from birth to 13 months. What do these evolutionary movements have to teach us about how to move as adults, particularly aging bodies? How can functional movement play a role in other practices such as yoga?

The building blocks of movement have been hardwired into our nervous systems. Most of us lifted our heads and rolled over at about 4 months. We then learned to crawl on our bellies, crouch, sit, and rotate. We were moving on all fours, very much like our quadruped ancestors. By 13 months we were rolling, doing deep squats, and preparing to walk.

These workshops will cover basic building blocks of movement. Practicing these simple, functional movements with awareness to the breath brings the mind and body into harmony. By re-establishing a deep connection to these primal connections, we reconnect with the origins of life.

Rebirthing our movement patterns can help us to remember what it was like to feel young, particularly necessary as we move into advanced years. Learning to roll over, come to sit, and rise to squatting and standing is the prerequisite for staying mobile as we age. We give up this mobility because we stop getting down on the floor.

Participants sometimes have profound experiences when guided through these fundamental movements, from remembering details of their early lives to experiencing a sense of containment and comfort.

Training Details:
Date: November 25 – 26, 2017
Time : 9am-5pm each day
Investment :$350.00
Hours of Training: 14

Pre and Post Natal Certified Training

with Tara Green

A woman’s pregnancy is a fascinating and wonderful rollercoaster of emotions and changes! As the baby grows and develops, the mother too grows and develops as she prepares to welcome baby into the world! Teaching prenatal yoga is a wonderful gift, the connection to your students & their babies is like no other experience! To be able to be a part of your prenatal student’s journey from the tiny seed to birth is truly life changing, an experience you may never forget!

Your course includes:

* 20 hours in class time
* 2 hours sitting in on a pre/post natal class
* 3 hours personal study and homework
* detailed prenatal yoga training manual
* certificate of prenatal yoga teacher recognized by the Yoga Alliance

What to expect in this course:

* learn how to structure a safe and enjoyable practice for your prenatal students.
* We will explore the three trimesters of pregnancy from a physical, emotional and nurturing point of view.
* Learn how to create prenatal specific classes which allow mother to feel empowered, strong, at ease and prepared for childbirth.
* We will explore not just the physical postures for prenatal yoga but also building up a toolbox for mother to bring with her into the labour and delivery room. The toolbox will have various resources for mother including breath practices, meditation, mudras and more!
* We will discuss and touch on alternate pregnancies such as multiples, surrogates as well as

Training Details:
Date: August 25 – 27, 2017
Date: Next session January 19 – 21, 2018
Time: Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm each day
Investment: $399.00 +tax
Hours of Training: 25 Yoga Alliance Certified

Yin is In

with Dawn Arbeau

Our 25-hour Yin Teacher Training is a unique way to deepen your yoga practice or expand your teaching credits. From the roots of mindfulness to the spirit of Yin, this Teacher Training promises to land right in the center of your heart.

Prior experience in Yin Yoga is not required. You do not have to desire to become a yoga teacher; however, you are expected to have a passion for yoga. Participants must have a minimum of one year of practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite. For 200-hour certified Yoga Teachers, the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500-hour certification recognized by Yoga Alliance.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the tools to enrich your personal practice and teach authentically, grounded both in self-awareness and experiential knowledge.

In this 25-hour Teacher Training we will explore:

* Foundations for the Body; Experience the practice of Yin Yoga, The Chinese Meridian Theory & Human Variation Anatomy
* Foundations for the Mind; Consist of mindfulness and open awareness is drawn from Yogic, Taoist and Buddhist psychological teachings
* Foundation for Teaching Yin: Yin Sequencing and foundations to confidently teach the practice of Yin
* Foundations of Philosophy; The History of Yin Yoga
* Relational Awareness Practices; Includes generating loving-kindness & compassion, as well as engaging in contemplative dialogues with others on specific subjects

Training Details:
Date: March 23 – 25, 2018
Time: Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm
Investment: $449.99
Hours of Training: 25 Yoga Alliance Certified Hours

The Elements and Art of Sequencing

with Adrienne Kelly

With over 10 years of experience studying and teaching yoga, Adrienne has developed a personal style of teaching that is innovative and inspiring. She will share her knowledge and perspective to guide you through the elements and art of sequencing. This module will help you find your own unique voice to create balanced yoga classes that are accessible and meaningful for all students.

As a new teacher you will learn the key tools required in order to offer a well-sequenced class that is safe and thoughtfully arranged with a clear intention that meets the energy and needs of all students in your class.

You will learn how to:

* Consider the anatomy of movement to ensure safe and appropriate instruction
* Mindfully choose poses to build sequences that respect the mind-body-spirit connection
* Create a basic template for your classes that represents your voice and vision to create a meaningful experience for all students

This module will include both theory practice and will allow you an opportunity to put your learnings into practice with a brief presentation of your created sequence feedback from your peers. You wile feeling inspired and confident in your voice, message and delivery of unique and thoughtful sequencing that represents you as a teacher with a clear voice and intention.

Training Details:
Date: April 27 – 29, 2018
Time: Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm
Investment: $350.00
Hours of Training: 20 Yoga Alliance Certified Hours