Anatomy FUN-damentals is a series of workshops that will illuminate and make clear the mechanics within the shoulders, hips and the spine that connects them.
These workshops are experiential - we will explore asana’s so that you can feel what you are learning. Understanding in this way will allow you to immediately integrate this subject into your day to day teachings.
A yoga instructor who has sound knowledge of the musculoskeletal system has an edge. You will be able to assist your students with informed intelligence. Anatomy can be mysterious and daunting at first, and it is often the reason why many yoga teachers shy away from the subject. Learning anatomy will help you in three ways. You will be able to expand your private clientele, work safely in classes and deepen your own practice.
In today’s world yoga is being used more and more for therapeutic purposes to treat specific ailments. Working one-on-one with students to help correct postural imbalances and alleviate pain will keep your clients coming back for more.
In a class setting, not everyone is healthy. Knowing and understanding the most common ailments that affect these joints will allow you to keep all of your students safe without exasperating current conditions. You will be able to give alternative modifications and you will know what to avoid. Your confidence with hands-on adjustments will also grow when you know how a joint should move.
Expanding your knowledge of anatomy will help you in your own practice. Having a mental picture of what you are feeling in an asana will help you to explore the more subtle nuances of the pose with greater awareness.
This is going to be FUN!!!!! No previous knowledge of anatomy required.
INVESTMENT: $350.00 + HST ($395.50)
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Angela Jervis-Read E-RYT 500 has been immersed in the world of yoga since 1998. She stumbled upon the science while seeking out a way to manage her chronic back back. Within a only a few months of practising her physical pain and attitude towards life had shifted dramatically. It was at this time, that she realized, that her mission in life was to spread the magic of yoga around the world.
Known as a pain specialist, Angela’s intuitive nature fuels her ability to manipulate the relationship between mind and body. She holds a private practice in Toronto, where she works one-on-one with people suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries and other mental and physical discomforts. Compassion and kindness define her approach, setting her clients at ease - allowing for the greatest potential for change.
Sought out by studios around the globe, Angela leads international teacher trainings, retreats and workshops in the both the yin and vinyasa traditions. She contributes to health and wellness magazines, has appeared on national television networks, speaks at conferences and is currently completing her first book.
Inspirations both and on and off the mat are: Jeannine Woodall, Hali Schwartz, Sarah Powers, Tom Myers and Rishi Sudhir of the Sampoorna Yoga School in Goa - India.
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RESTORATIVE YOGA with Tara Stocker RYT 200 & Maria Carr E-RYT 500
Restorative yoga offers a lot more than just relaxation. It is an experience of deep meditation and can be a gateway to deep relaxation and the cultivation of mindfulness. Restorative Yoga postures are passive stretches supported by blocks, blankets and bolsters. These poses are designed to stimulate the reflexes that quiet the mind and stimulate the restoration of organs and glands. By channeling the energies of the body through specific pathways, restorative yoga creates a deep sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.
This 30 hour training includes:
• How to teach with Clarity, Compassion and Confidence • The history, philosophy and methodology of restorative yoga • All categories of asanas are practiced - backbends, forward bends, side bends, twists and inversions - in a completely receptive manner through the support of bolsters, blankets, straps, blocks and eye pillows. Each pose is held from 5-20 minutes giving the body ample time to unwind and move into the parasympathetic nervous system leading to an experience of healing rest • Sample sequences to practice and teach. You will work in partners and groups to teach these poses to each other. There will also be time for feedback and discussion on how to build your own restorative yoga class sequence • You will leave this training with more confidence in teaching restorative yoga classes as well as incorporating restorative poses into your regular active yoga classes • The Restorative Teacher Training is perfect for yoga teachers, acupuncturists, massage therapists, bodywork practitioners, or anyone interested in practicing and learning more about a restorative practice. Teachers, therapists, bodyworkers, can all get 7 CEUs from Yoga Alliance for this course • Includes a workbook for future reference
TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
COST: $700.00+ HST ($91.00) = $791.00
Tara first discovered the benefits of yoga over 30 years ago, and in 2012 decided to take her practise to a new level. She successfully completed two RYT certifications and now has over 440 hours of professional yoga training.
She had the privilege of studying with Maria Carr at Port Perry Flow Yoga and with J.P. Tamblyn at the YogaYama Teacher's program at Ahimsa Yoga. She taught classes and led restorative workshops at Flow Yoga before opening up her own studio in Prince Edward County. Tara has participated in workshops with yoga luminaries such as Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Andrea Pelosi and Seane Corn. She has enjoyed classes and retreats all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Italy, Mexico and the U.S., as well as studied meditation at the Sivananda Ashram in Val Morin, Quebec. Tara is committed to continually expanding her knowledge and understanding of yoga while sharing her passion for this practise with her students.
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YOGA NIDRA TEACHER TRAINING with Maria Carr E-RYT 500
Learn to Facilitate the Ultimate Experience of Relaxation
Yoga Nidra is an ancient yoga practice that facilitates not only deep relaxation but also true healing and transformation.
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep is gaining popularity due to its relaxing, rejuvenating and healing effects. The benefits of a regular Yoga Nidra practice are numerous and reach every system of the body. It has been proven effective as treatment for stress, anxiety, and even trauma. Yoga Nidra can help break habits or promote new ones. It is a tool for developing creativity and a way to align to a higher purpose. Because it initiates the parasympathetic nervous system, it can be especially helpful to counteract the effects of stress that are prevalent in our modern, busy culture.
Simple yet profound, Yoga Nidra leads the practitioner to a state of peace and inner awareness.
It takes you beyond the barriers of the five senses, initiating shifts from the deepest core of your being. This state of meditation provides you with powerful tools to eliminate stress and banish self-destructive unconscious fears, beliefs and habits.
Through a combination of lecture, discussion, asana, pranayama, giving and receiving Yoga Nidra, you will come to a greater understanding of this healing practice and leave with the confidence and capability to share it with others.
This 30 Hour training includes:
• How to practice Yoga Nidra correctly • How to teach Yoga Nidra in individual & group setting • How to find the right voice & script • How to guide with confidence • Different types of Yoga Nidra • Understand the core principles of Yoga Nidra • Understand the practice of Yoga Nidra • Understand the science behind Yoga Nidra • Understand the difference between Hypnosis & Yoga Nidra • Do's and Don'ts of Yoga Nidra
This 30 hour training is for instructors, health professionals, therapists, parents, or practitioners seeking to deepen their understanding of Yoga Nidra. This training is for anyone who would like to share the practice of Yoga Nidra with others, you do not need to be a yoga teacher or therapist.
MARIA CARR E-RYT 500, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Maria Carr, yoga teacher since 1996, lead teacher in the Inspired Life Teacher Training program, owner of the Port Perry Flowyoga Studio and continual student of life. She is currently studying yoga anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews and is an avid student of yoga philosophy.
She is passionate about sharing the teachings of Yoga and strives to create a calm and open environment in which to practice. She completed her yoga teacher training in 1996 with Kaila Kukla and has been teaching full time ever since. In Toronto Maria worked with many different groups of people including those recovering from addictions and stressed out executives in both private and group settings. After moving to Port Perry in 2000 she began to develop a dedicated group of yoga students that continues to grow. The Port Perry Flowyoga Studio opened in 2009 to provide a sacred space for a deeper exploration between mind, body, breath and soul.
Maria embodies a deep sense of intuitive awareness as an instructor and is responsive to her students in a way that communicates love and joy.
Port Perry Flowyoga Studio
183 Casimir Street, Unit 2, Port Perry, ON, L9L 1B7 905-441-7874