August Yoga Immersion Workshops with Daniel Orlansky, Jennifer Yarro, Liz Owen, and Sara Davidson Flanders
These sections of the 300-Hour Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training can be attended individually to deepen one’s practice.
At The Arlington Center, 369 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA. All day long workshops $108; All half day workshops $54.
This day long workshop is designed to help yoga teachers and interested students gain teaching skills with in-depth focus on structural alignment, intelligent sequencing, and advanced cueing for your Hatha and/or Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes. Explore the how's and why's to creatively and safely guide the individual student within a multi-leveled room. With precision, intricacy, and articulation of yoga asana, you can empower each student for a practice of longevity.
Jennifer Yarro joyously shares the practices of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, AcroYoga, Meridian Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. Founder of the Triple Gem School of Thai Massage and owner of Frog Lotus Yoga, in North Adams, MA, she directs 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher trainings in the US and internationally. In addition, Jennifer serves as adjunct faculty in numerous programs, sharing advanced skills in anatomy, assisting asana, and Thai Yoga Massage. Visit Jennifer at www.jenniferyarro.com
While yoga has its roots in Indian Vedic scriptures, Qi Gong grew out of the Chinese Taoist pursuit of longevity. In this workshop we will explore the Taoist concept of “effortless flow” through Qi Gong exercises, and then bring the same ease of motion into sequences from Yoga of Energy Flow. While the movements in both forms are graceful and gentle, the effects are powerful, detoxifying the body while increasing strength, flexibility, and peace of mind.
You will learn:
• Breathing exercises to enhance life energy
• Qi Gong exercises to open the meridians
• Meditative flow in yoga sequences
• Concentration techniques for mental clarity
In this 4 hour teacher training immersion we delve into both eastern and western aspects of depression and anxiety, and how their interface can create mental and emotional well-being. This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers, teachers in training, and other professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of easing depression and anxiety. An electronic booklet about how to practice yoga to help manage moods is included. 2 Yoga Alliance CE credits are available for RYTs.
Included is discussion of:
• Sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems.
• Allostatic loads and how they contribute to depression and anxiety.
• The effect of yoga on heart rate variability, which is a marker of parasympathetic tone.
• The role of the vagus nerves and which yoga practices stimulate them for optimum functioning.
• How yoga practice balances the nervous system – pranayama, asana, involvement of the chakras, and the liver, kidney, heart and lung meridians.
• The philosophical aspects of yoga as tools for healing anxiety and depression.
• Which breaths and asanas to practice for anxiety and which to practice for depression.
• Meeting the mind and body where they are.
From 4:00-5:30pm, a practical application of the materials will be presented in an hour and a half class open to the public. The practice includes a centering meditation, pranayama, active and restorative asanas, therapeutic deep relaxation, and coherent breathing (breathing at a rate of five breaths per minute).
Liz Owen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher and therapist. She combines physical and energetic alignments with meditative action to create an innovative and transformative yoga experience. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge. Liz has studied various methods of classical hatha yoga and meditation for over 30 years with masters of many traditions. She is co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back (Shambhala Publications) and of two NIH-funded studies at Boston University School of Medicine studying yoga as a healing modality for depression and anxiety. Liz presents her work at in the U.S. and internationally, and she absolutely loves working with yoga teachers in training. Visit Liz at www.lizowenyoga.com
This experiential one and a half hour workshop is open to anyone, especially beginners and those living with depression or anxiety. Based on NIH-funded research co-authored by Owen and conducted at Boston University School of Medicine, published by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine the practice includes a centering meditation, pranayama, active and restorative asanas, therapeutic deep relaxation, and coherent breathing (breathing at a rate of five breaths per minute).
An electronic booklet for home practice will be given to all participants. 1.5 Yoga Alliance CE credits are available for RYTs.
Liz Owen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher and therapist. She combines physical and energetic alignments with meditative action to create an innovative and transformative yoga experience. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge.
Liz has studied various methods of classical hatha yoga and meditation for over 30 years with masters of many traditions. She is co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back (Shambhala Publications) and of two NIH-funded studies at Boston University School of Medicine studying yoga as a healing modality for depression and anxiety.
Liz presents her work at in the U.S. and internationally, and she absolutely loves working with yoga teachers in training. Visit Liz at www.lizowenyoga.com
Stoke the fire of the energy body through movement, asana, and breathing exercises. Drawing from Kundalini Yoga as well as classical pranayama sequences, these practices bathe your cells and brain with fresh oxygen and open the energetic circuits of the body. Learn to channel this heightened energy using bandhas (inner locks) and mudras (gestures that enhance mental focus) to strengthen physical rejuvenation, mental clarity, and connection with the creative infinite. When the inner fire of the soul is ignited, self-healing and self-realization are the result.
Yogi Bhajan said, “Breath is life and life is breath. When breath flows, so does life.” Deepen your relationship with breath and your “radiant body,” and come home to your true nature—pure presence in the here and now.
Using gentle pressure, body weight, and skillful touch to open the body’s energy pathways, we will work with a partner to increase our range of motion and perfect our alignment in yoga asanas associated with the fourteen meridians of Chinese medicine. A modern stretching method called resistance/PNF stretching will be taught, along with shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage. When we release the tensions that we store in our bodies, we experience a profound alignment of body, mind and soul. As nature's energy streams through us, the heart begins to sing and we become connected to the universal life force that bridges heaven and earth, sun and moon, and all of nature. Feel free to attend by yourself, or with a friend.
The moment we have our first heart-opening experience in yoga is often the moment we step into a deeper understand-ing of what yoga truly is–a method of remembering our unity with all things. As a teacher, have you wanted to help your students have this experience, this sense of intimate connection to themselves and to the world around them? This workshop for teachers will help you learn practical tools to bring effective and transformative heart-based themes into your classes and workshops. Learn strategies and templates that will help integrate your class inspiration with the physical asana flow, so that your message inspires throughout the class rather than just at the beginning and the end. Refine your presentation to help your students embody and live the heart-themes rather than simply hear them.
Sara Davidson Flanders, E-RYT 500, began her study of yoga and meditation in 1992 and started teaching yoga in 1997. Her extensive asana training includes alignment-based flow, vinyasa, therapeutics, prenatal, and more. In 2007 she became a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher.
Sara teaches a method of artful movement informed by intelligent and graceful sequencing, biomechanics, alignment, and a strong foundation of philosophy and meditation. She teaches group classes, private sessions, workshops, anatomy and teacher trainings, and practices as a yoga therapist.
She has lived residentially at 2 different meditation centers, and is presently studying and practicing meditation from the non-dual Tantric yoga lineage. Visit Sara at www.fullradiance.com