Advance & Evolve: Hone Your Teaching

Advanced training does not mean advanced asana. Rather, we refine and delve deeper into the foundations learnt in the 200 hour training. Only continued exploration, questioning and discussion will foster the growth of your practice and teaching. The 10 sessions encompass a range of topics that will help you connect to your practice and better see your students. As teachers and individuals, we must continually find ways to spark self-examination and evolution. Stagnant minds make for uninspiring classes.

Starts March 7th, 2016

Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Yoga Haven 2, Scarsdale

Dates: March 7, 14 & 21, April 4, 11 & 18, May 2, 9, 16 & 23

(no class March 28 or April 25)

Fee: $600 (register by February 1 and pay $575!)

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Topics:

3/7: Seeing and Observing Bodies with Betsy Kase – Go beyond basic enhancements and adjustments by developing your ability to see and evaluate the students in front of you.

3/14: Anatomy: The Spine with Betsy Kase and Margaret Duggan – Study the architecture of the spine to clarify spinal range of motion performed in asana.

3/21: Deconstructing Backbends (practice) with Jill Ganassi- Systematically work through a backbend practice to better understand your own strengths and limitations and use this experience to inform your sequencing and teaching.                                                                             

4/4: Teaching Techniques of Backbends with Betsy Kase – Using your physical experience from the previous session, discuss and practice refined teaching techniques as it relates to backbends.

4/11: Deconstructing Forward Bend (practice) with Jill Ganassi – Systematically work through a forward bend practice to better understand your own strengths and limitations and use this experience to inform your sequencing and teaching.                                                                                                                    

4/18: Teaching Techniques of Forward Bends with Betsy Kase – Using your physical experience from the previous session, discuss and practice refined teaching techniques as it relates to forward bending. 

5/2: History & Philosophy with Jill Ganassi – Deepen your understanding of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.  We will find the overlapping teachings between them, explore ways to implement these eternal lessons in our every day lives, and discuss varying ways to introduce some of these principles to students. 

5/9: Mindfulness Matters™ with Palma Repole & Clare Mottola – Discuss the practice of and science behind mindfulness. Learn simple, effective techniques you can implement in your daily life and teaching.

5/16: Yogic Meditation with Jill Ganassi – We will define different approaches to meditation, clarify what is Yogic meditation, and learn ways to support and cultivate a meditation practice through discussion and experience.

 5/23: Spinal Issues with Betsy Kase & Margaret Duggan – We will talk about specific spinal conditions you may encounter and how to work safely with those students.