Kick Your Asana - Yoga Teacher Training Edmonton

Kick Your Asana

Yoga Teacher Training Edmonton

Kick Your Asana - Yoga Teacher Training Edmonton

Yoga Workshops

Looking to deepen your practice, but not ready to invest the time and money in a full 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program?  We have an option for you!  Our Weekend intensives will help you to explore the history of yoga, philosophy and lifestyle, and deepen your connection to your asana practice through mindfulness practices and emphasis on alignment.  

Participation in these intensives will also be applied for credit towards our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, in the event you decide to take your training at a later date (discounted rates for training will apply).



Upcoming Intensives 2016

50 Hour hot yoga training

This 50 Hour Teacher Training Intensive certifies you to teach in the ever growing field of Hot Yoga. This 50 hour training is conveniently spread over 2 weekends to fit your schedule. Yogalife's training is ideal for students who love Hot Flow classes, as well as for aspiring teachers with no previous training, and current 200-hour certified teachers looking to teach Hot Flow as a specialty. You can just deepen your practice, or come prepared to learn the specialized skills necessary lead a safe and effective hot yoga class.


WHAT WE'LL COVER

We will explore the benefits and contraindications of practicing yoga in a heated environment, for both student and teacher. Students will learn how to safely sequence, theme, and organize classes for all student levels (from beginner to advanced practitioners). 

Topics explored will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Asana- integrity and alignment in a heated environment
  • Practice & Practicum - daily asana practice and teaching
  • Sequencing - safety concerns, special considerations, and intelligent sequencing within and between asana families
  • Demographics - your new students
  • Dhatus/Doshas Philosophy - The 8 limbs and effecting theming strategies Class setup - teacher/student safety, props, class organization
  • Hot Vinyasa & Hot Hatha - Yogalife sequence and pre-requisites
  • Safety


This course can be used for CEU with the Yoga Alliance to maintain continuing education hours requirement. 


DATES: DECEMBER 2 - 4 & 16 - 18

TUITION | $950 + GST

REGISTER: http://yogalifestudios.ca/continuing-education/



2017 - Exploring Asana: Intelligent alignment, Benefits/Contraindications, Sequencing, Teaching Methodology of all Asana families

2017 Workshops

 

What To Expect

These lecture based workshops are tailored for students, aspiring teachers, and current RYT’s, and are intended to deepen your knowledge (and practical application) of the practice of yoga asana (postures).  Inspired by the effectiveness of formalized yoga teacher training educational models, these workshops will enable students to learn through lecture, observation, and practice (Ultimately learning the postures the way teachers do).  Each session will focus on different components of a Yoga Practice, broken down into their different Asana families.  Participants may come for just one, or even all 8 workshops.  Upon completion of all 8 sessions, participants will be able to safely sequence an asana practice for themselves (or if they are current RYT’s, for their students), including understanding of safety concerns and modifications/efficient prop use for each posture studied. Topics explored in each session will include:

  1. What: Understanding the benefits of each posture
  2. Why: The intention of the pose determines the necessary energetic cues, learn to modify poses to meet the intention for all body types.
  3. Who: Safety concerns, contraindications, and modifications for injuries/varying experience levels.
  4. When: The recommended pacing between, and duration of time held, for each pose, based on different class styles.
  5. Where: Knowing where in the practice to sequence the pose, building the practice for yourself and/or your students.
  6. How: to intelligently align your posture, focusing on structural integrity of the muscles and joints.

Discount applies for any participant registering in all 8 sessions.  These workshops are eligible for CEU through YACEP Sara Cueva, E-RYT 500.  Categories fulfilled include Anatomy & Physiology, Teaching Methodology, Techniques, Training & Practice.

 

Session 1: Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutation A)

Sun Salutations are foundational to the practice of Yoga.  These postures are the basis of what is today referred to as “Vinyasa Flow” or “Flow”.  Practiced in the majority of studios and classes today, learning the sequence and alignment of Sun Salutation A will assist you in moving through your practice with ease and intelligence, tailoring your practice to fit your individual needs (or for teachers, the needs of your students).  The Asanas explored in this workshop include:

  1. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), Chatarunga Dandasana, Plank, Bhujangasana (Cobra), Uttanasana (Forward Fold), Ardha Uttanasana (Half Forward Fold), Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Hand), Tadasana (Mountain)

Through lecture, observation, and practice, you will learn intelligent alignment, safety concerns, essential modifications (enabling the accessibility to all levels), teaching methodology, prop use, sequencing, and more, for each of the poses.

 

Session 2: Surya Namaskar B (Sun Salutation B)

Sun Salutations are foundational to the practice of Yoga.  These postures are the basis of what is today referred to as “Vinyasa Flow” or “Flow”.  Practiced in the majority of studios and classes today, learning the sequence and alignment of Sun Salutation B will assist you in moving through your practice with ease and intelligence, tailoring your practice to fit your individual needs (or for teachers, the needs of your students).  The Asanas explored in this workshop include:

  1. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), Chatarunga Dandasana, Utkatasana (Chair), Virabhadrasana A (Warrior 1), Uttanasana (Forward Fold), Ardha Uttanasana (Half Forward Fold), Tadasana (Mountain)

Through lecture, observation, and practice, you will learn intelligent alignment, safety concerns, essential modifications (enabling the accessibility to all levels), teaching methodology, prop use, sequencing, and more, for each of the poses.

 

Session 3: Externally Rotated Standing poses

Part of the main posture series, standing postures are foundational in strengthening our standing legs.  The poses benefit the practitioner with both strengthening and stretching of the muscles of the legs, improved balance, focus and concentration, stabilizing and energizing the core canister, and more.  The Asanas explored in this workshop include:

  1. Virabhadrasana B (Warrior 2), Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle), Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle), Utan Pristhasana (Lizard/Gecko), Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon), Vrksasana (Tree), Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Extended Hand to Foot)

Through lecture, observation, and practice, you will learn intelligent alignment, safety concerns, essential modifications (enabling the accessibility to all levels), teaching methodology, prop use, sequencing, and more, for each of the poses.

 

Session 4: Internally Rotated Standing poses

Part of the main posture series, standing postures are foundational in strengthening our standing legs.  The poses benefit the practitioner with strength and stretching of the legs, improved balance, focus and concentration, stabilizing and energizing the core canister, and more.  The Asanas explored in this workshop include:

  1. Virabhadrasana A (Warrior 1), Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair), Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle), Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle), Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana (Revolved Half Moon), Parsvottanasana (Pyramid), Virabhadrasana C (Warrior 3),

Through lecture, observation, and practice, you will learn intelligent alignment, safety concerns, essential modifications (enabling the accessibility to all levels), teaching methodology, prop use, sequencing, and more, for each of the poses.

 

Session 5: Backbends

Backbends are extremely important in Western Society, to compensate for the amount of time we spend crunched forwards in chairs each day.  Backbends will strengthen the muscles along the spine and back, often reducing lower back pain, energize the practitioner, strengthen the back lines of the body, including the muscles of the glutes, legs, and shoulders, and improving posture.  The Asanas explored in this workshop include:

  1. Naraviralasana (Sphinx), Shalambasana (Locust), Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow), Dhanurasana (Bow), Ustrasana (Camel), Bhekasana (Frog), Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance), Ekapadarajakapotasana (King Pigeon), Setu Bandhasana (Bridge)

Through lecture, observation, and practice, you will learn intelligent alignment, safety concerns, essential modifications (enabling the accessibility to all levels), teaching methodology, prop use, sequencing, and more, for each of the poses.

 

Session 6: Forward Folds/Seated postures

 

Forward folds stretch the backlines of the body, including muscles of the glutes, legs (ie: hamstrings), back, and shoulders.  The seated postures explored in this workshop include postures intended to help stretch the muscles of the low back, reducing some of the tension held in these overused muscles.

  1. Janu Sirsasana, Paschimottanasana, Padangustasana, Virasana, Krouchasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Balasana, Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana, Prasarita Padottanasana

Through lecture, observation, and practice, you will learn intelligent alignment, safety concerns, essential modifications (enabling the accessibility to all levels), teaching methodology, prop use, sequencing, and more, for each of the poses.

 

Session 7: Hips/Seated postures

Seated hips postures can help to reduce the effects of sitting in chairs throughout the day. In this session, learn about the many benefits of hips postures, while exploring a variety of hip strengthening/stretching poses.  Asanas explored in this workshop include:

  1. Uptavista Konasana (Wide Angle), Agnitambasana (Firelog), Gomukhasana (Cow Face), Ekapadakapotasana (Pigeon), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle), Hanumasana (Splits), Adho Mukha Bhekasana (Downward Frog)

Through lecture, observation, and practice, you will learn intelligent alignment, safety concerns, essential modifications (enabling the accessibility to all levels), teaching methodology, prop use, sequencing, and more, for each of the poses.

 

Session 8: Inversions/arm balances

Inversions and arm balances are invigorating postures that strengthen the core, arms, shoulders, and upper body.  Arm balances improve balance, focus and concentration, and cultivate a balance of hard work and spontaneous play. Asanas explored in this workshop include:

  1. Bakasana (Crow), Sirsasana (Headstand), Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand), Urdhva Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Stand), Vasisthasana (Side Plank), Astavakrasana (8 Angle)

Through lecture, observation, and practice, you will learn intelligent alignment, safety concerns, essential modifications (enabling the accessibility to all levels), teaching methodology, prop use, sequencing, and more, for each of the poses.

Learn To Fly Yoga Workshops - Next Session TBA 2016

Yoga Workshop Edmonton
I fell in love with arm balances early in my practice.  I’ve always adopted a playful approach to them, bringing out that innocence of play, that freedom to explore and try new things. These are something that can induce a lot of fear in people.  Arm balances evoke a fear of the unknown (moreso than most asana or poses).  
Learning to overcome that on your mat, being able to challenge that fear inspires such positive change in your life, even off of the mat.  To do so, we must acquire a level of trust within ourselves which is developed by learning to place our bodies in intelligent ways.  

I love teaching arm balances because I love that moment of clarity, of courage, of light, in a students face when they overcome their fear, when they discover that openness to trying something new and scary, and that victory smile when they realize that they can prevail. Check out this yoga workshop video!    

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Spread Your Wings Yoga Workshops

Spread Your Wings is the next step once you've learned How To Fly. We will continue to explore inversion and arm balance postures, as well as different approaches, modifications, and transitions in and out of these postures. We will start with a warming sequence to connect with the breath and target key muscle groups required to defy gravity! You will overcome doubts and fears by strengthening your body and moving mindfully with intention but also with a sense of playfulness. This yoga workshop is intended for students who have already started to develop their arm balance and inversion practice and want to continue to mindfully develop their flying practice by spreading their wings *must be able to get into bakasana (crow), and sirsasana (headstand) with or without wall support, as we will be exploring many transitions and variations of these poses.   

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Yin, Massage, & Self Healing Yoga Workshop

Join Sara Cueva for a three hour workshop designed to educate you on the various methods to incorporate a more well rounded apporach to your existing yoga practice.  This workshop will include a short discussion on the relevance of, and importance of exploring, fascial release. Sara will guide you through the various techniques used to incorporate instrument assisted fascial release into your body to ensure the proper flow of nutrients within, followed by techniques for partner yoga massage, and will complete this nourishing journey with a yin practice to focus on the connective tissue of the body.  

This yoga workshop will involve hands on work, so come with a friend, partner, or spouse, OR ensure you are comfortable touching and being touched by someone you may not know.  This workshop is open to all levels (no prior yoga experience is required).  

****Please bring a tennis ball and golf ball for this workshop