We’ve been continuing to work hard to refine our offerings for our 200 and 300 hour Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Programs. Whether you’re already enrolled, or still thinking about enrolling, but looking for a bit more information, check out the coursework descriptions for the first weekend of the 200 hour Yoga Immersion Program!
Saturday October 21
9:00am-1:00pm & 3:30-6:00pm
Breath and Posture: Growing into greater harmony
- Amanda McMaine, MS, E-RYT 500 YACEP Lead Teacher
Description: What is optimal posture and how does it affect our future? Learn a safe way to practice yoga through the study of anatomy and kinesiology and refinement of basic postural poses. Understand how to create optimal alignment and axial extension in the spine to support a sense of balance in the musculoskeletal system and ease in the breath. Learn common postural patterns and therapeutic applications to encourage a sense of safety and fluidity in movement. Breath work will provide a sense of embodiment, body-mind awareness, and freedom from unconscious restrictions. This class will also introduce sanskrit terminology for postural poses.
Yoga Anatomy: Postural Skeleton—The Spine
- Mark Bisesi, MD, RYT 200
Description: What is the anatomy of the spine that supports our posture? Learn normal boney structure—joints, ligaments, tendons—and function of the postural skeleton.
Sunday October 22
Postural Poses & Breath Work: Establishing a personal practice routine
- Cara Sparkman, RYT 500
Description: How do we begin a personal practice routine following the principles of alignment-based, therapeutically-oriented asana? Review, discuss and practice asanas and breath work that are the building blocks of better posture in a safe and supportive yoga community of practice.
Yoga Anatomy: Postural Muscles—Inner core unit & postural diaphragms
- Mark Bisesi, MD, RYT 200
Description: What are the postural muscles? Learn about the structure and function of the three postural diaphragms and the inner core unit which stabilize and support our postural poses and breathing. Understand the differences between the intrinsic stabilizer and the extrinsic mobilizer muscles of the core.
Establishing a Yoga Community of Practice (CoP): Learning circle rituals & reflective self-inquiry
- Tanja Bisesi PhD, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP
Description: What is a yoga Community of Practice (CoP)? What are Learning Circles and reflective practices and how can they support personal transformation and growth within community? Participate in a Learning Circle as we engage in reflective self-inquiry and establish a yoga (CoP) for ongoing personal and community learning and development.
(photo courtesy of Mandy Kiley, LMT, RYT 500)