Discover the History of Yoga, ancient lineage, and basic philosophy. Discuss ethical guidelines of Yoga and the foundational principles of Yoga Integrated Science.
Explore the science of flexibility and its historical continuity. Learn where range of motion comes from and the many theories about stretching. Observing the most current research today, learn basic neurophysiology as well as the functional role of the muscular system in Hatha Yoga.
This weekend introduces the study of biomechanics and why Hatha Yoga is defined as force-ful yoga. Explore joint anatomy in general of the foot, lower leg, knee, and hip, study and practice several lower body postures, and learn about yoga props and their uses. Learn the major mental, physical obstacles to yoga and exercise in general as well as an introductory look at the book the Bhagavad Gita with the 20 Values necessary for an enlightened being.
Learn about the trunk and spine, its structure and mechanical abilities, and several trunk-related yoga postures to reinforce the material. We will start looking at pranayama and vinyasa and the anatomy of the respiratory system. Also introduced is YOGression: the science of yoga sequencing, with creation, observation, and feedback. An introduction to the process of vinyasa yoga will be covered.
Learn about the realities of aging, the art of teaching to multiple levels, and guidelines for teaching to the deconditioned and/or senior population. Discover the qualities of leadership to be able to effectively inspire others to participate in their health. Learn anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand joints as well as several upper body poses to reinforce the lecture.
Experience the science of adjusting from all asana categories. By this weekend students will have had a lot of teaching experience, verbalizing what they are learning to others. Explore the joint anatomy and mechanical abilities of the cervical and capital spine. Three major inverted poses will be addressed and analyzed. An introduction to restorative yoga will be presented including a western explanation of ancient Nadis and the chakra system with a comparison to our central nervous system. Experience a chakra-based practice.
Get an in-depth study of the science of meditation, its effects on the brain and our overall chemistry, and various meditation styles. Discuss various aspects of teaching of yoga and conducting a class including class types, music, sequencing, incorporating philosophy, pranayama, the business of yoga itself, tips on commanding a group and marketing yourself. Review the anatomy from the course and comprehensive question and answer session. Get practice time, teaching time, and valuable feedback.
Many think that eventually, after many hours of practice, their stretching regimes in Yoga will make their tight muscles more flexible. However, muscles do not stretch like this.
Muscles control joints by responding to force stimuli coming from outside and inside the body. Muscles are designed to be always be under tension and to produce force. We will teach you why muscle weakness is actually the major reason why we get tight!
9:00am-12:00pm Class lecture and discussion
12:00pm-1:00pm Class Practice
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm-5:30pm Class Lecture, Discussion and Practical Application
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Once your application has been received and accepted, payment is required prior to course entry. Full registration for the course is $2,950 ( $450 discount) or you can pay as you go:
All Courses include a non-refundable $100 deposit payment for cancellations 14 days (two weeks) or less prior to course weekend.