David is currently offering two 30 hour intensives aimed at teachers or experienced practitioners:
1. GEOMETRY OF YOGA: POSTURAL ADJUSTMENTS AND SELF-PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT
2. SEQUENCING AND VERBALIZING A VINYASA YOGA CLASS
Read below to learn about each offering. For bookings, please contact Lya at firstname.lastname@example.org
GEOMETRY OF YOGA: POSTURAL ADJUSTMENTS AND SELF-PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT
The 30 Hour Intensive is a continuing education course for experienced practitioners and yoga teachers.
Nothing can replace the compassionate heart and touch of a yoga teacher with a dynamic, adaptive, and artful method of teaching. After completing this intensive, expect to see your students with new eyes, perceive them with clarity and wisdom, and adjust them with confident hands.
-Transcend yoga brands and styles by sharpening your eye for detail and symmetry.
-Engage your students by describing the relationship between physical posture, mental disposition and spiritual development by increasing your own ¨whole¨istic understanding of yoga practice.
-Increase your ability to describe form and technique simply yet accurately to individuals and groups of students.
-Elevate your understanding of alignment as something much more natural than straightening limbs and spreading fingers and toes. Learn the relationships between the parts that make up an integrated whole human being.
-Develop your intuitive awareness of your own postural pattern and ways of thinking. This above all will transform your practice and your teaching into something authentic and potent.
What to expect during the intensive:
All four days will start with one hour of led practice, followed by one hour of assisted self-practice, and then a group discussion. The afternoon sessions will focus on postural adjustments. Expect to learn how to articulate postural adjustments as well as how to physically alter postures. David will choose a set of postures each day, and demonstrate adjustments on a few different body types. You will also break up into pairs to adjust one another, switching partners a few times so that you have a chance to work with different body types.
UPCOMING GEOMETRY OF YOGA INTENSIVES
Nov 29 - Dec 2, 30 HR GEOMETRY OF YOGA INTENSIVE at B.YOGA - BASEL, SWITZERLAND
June 27 - 30, 30 HR GEOMETRY OF YOGA INTENSIVE at STUDIO YOGISI - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Oct 18 - 21, 30 HR GEOMETRY OF YOGA INTENSIVE at SONO YOGA - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
SEQUENCING AND VERBALIZING A VINYASA YOGA CLASS
-Learn effective and progressive approaches to sequencing and develop your voice to lead both group and private vinyasa yoga lessons.
-Learn to place your postures and cues in a special way that serves your students, and leaves them both inspired and informed after your class.
-Learn creative and constructive sequences: salutations, standing, sitting, forward, back, up, down, and around.
-Develop a bulletproof class plan that can serve as a blueprint for your signature teaching style.
-Develop a clear and succinct style of cuing that is (nearly) foolproof.
Vinyasa yoga, where the teacher designs the format and sets the pace of the class, is the most popular form of yoga because it is:
INFORMATIVE: the teacher can create the space to explain the form of the postures and their interconnectedness.
VERSATILE: a sequence can be personalized for body type, skill level, and intended effect especially so for a self-practice or private lesson. One can teach variations of postures, put together a sequence that addresses specific skill sets and practice goals, create classes suitable for those with hyper mobility who need to build strength and stability, as well as for those whose practices are limited due to their lack of range.
PROGRESSIVE: one can incorporate techniques from other disciplines, One reason why today's top practitioners are stronger and more skilled than previous generations of yogis is because they share information and collaborate with people from other disciplines. Vinyasa yoga may also transcend some of the pitfalls of traditional yoga, the dogmatic adherence to a set sequence that may or may not serve practitioners in the short or long term—the repetition of postures that destabilizes certain body types, and immobilizes others. It may also keep boredom at bay.
CREATIVE: not only may teachers explore their own creative abilities, but they may leave room for students to make their own creative choices.
This training will set you apart as a teacher, provide you with endless practice insights, and refresh your experience of yoga overall. Expect to become a more capable practitioner, to renew your enthusiasm for learning, and to make a thoughtful contribution to the tradition of vinyasa yoga!
In this training we will analyze, physically practice, and practice teaching multiple approaches to sequencing:
Peak pose sequencing, where each posture builds upon the last leading towards some ultimate peak posture that requires a relatively high level of skill, range, or strength.
Wholistic sequencing, where one pose balances, compliments, or counter poses the one prior, with the goal of addressing the needs of the entire body.
Choreographed sequencing, where fluid movement and pacing are emphasized more so than individual postures.
We will also discuss strategies to avoid the typical shortcomings of popular vinyasa yoga such as:
-The destabilizing and or burnout effect of many Peak Pose formats.
-Tetris sequencing, where teachers attempt to fit in as many postures as pop into their heads, which often amount to random efforts that lead to injury and/or stagnation.
Course Aims and Learning Outcomes
You will complete this course with the ability to:
-Formulate a practice according to your own postural needs and develop the skills that you want to include in your practice in a progressive and methodical way.
-Teach a private lesson that is both safe and specific to your clients’ needs.
-Sequence a group class thoughtfully, constructively, and creatively.
-Know the difference between sequencing and choreography, and use them artfully.
-Develop the ability to lead yourself through a complete and satisfying yoga practice, and take your practice wherever you go!