This advanced teacher training course will give you exactly what you need.
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This is a live 50-hour online advanced teacher training.
All videos will be recorded and accessible for one year!
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Advanced principles applied to posturesEach of these principles will be applied throughout the course.
See your students' anatomy in postures
Learning to recognize what you’re already seeing in the human body is a skill. We will work on this skill throughout the course. I will share various exercises to teach you how to see and to recognize what is important about what you see.
Learn how to work with injuries
Understanding and working with injuries is complicated. What is okay to do and not do once there is an injury? How do we prevent injuries from happening in the first place? On this topic, I will teach you a system that you can use to determine how to work with students who have an injury.
See anatomical relationships between postures
There are many postures that are related to one another. I will help you learn to see meaningful patterns of movement and understand how they connect one posture to another. Seeing these patterns of movement will help you understand more clearly the relationship between postures. This will ultimately teach you how to guide students to see these connections as well.
Learn the anatomical breakdown of postures
Knowing what muscles are engaged, short, long, stretched, etc., is important as an underlying principle of applying anatomy to yoga. During the course, we will dip in and out of this topic as we work through groups of postures. We won't just name the muscles. We'll explore the more complex interactions and interrelationships between muscles as we go beyond the idea that a muscle is either simply working or lengthening.
Understand what yoga does physiologically
The research on yoga has been growing by the day. We know yoga works and makes a difference in our lives. But how does that happen? What mechanisms within our physiology are affected by our various practices? Should this affect how we teach and what we teach? We'll discuss these questions throughout this course.
- We will also work with the connection between concentration/meditation and the practice of yoga asana
- Throughout the course you we will unpack my own philosophy of teaching and help you deepen your understanding of how to cultivate your own philosophy.
- We will discuss breathing in a variety of ways and how it ties practice together with concentration, mindfulness, and the nervous system.
Dates and Times
2022 course registration is now closed
Saturday and Sunday
09:00 - 13:00 East Coast US.
I’m really excited to offer this live online advanced teacher training.
I want to be clear that this training is about you. That is, it's about helping you widen your perspective while also transforming the way you see and interact with your students. We will cover a wide range of complicated topics. My job will be to help you figure out ways to tie them together. I'll share a way of thinking about these subjects rather than the one and only answer, which rarely exists. I’m interested in helping you learn how to find your own answers and a way to think about the interaction between anatomy and yoga.
I will share my last 20+ years of experience in applying anatomy to the teaching of yoga. As you probably know, I have been an Ashtanga practitioner over that period of time. This, without a doubt, colors my perspective on yoga. It’s a bias, and I recognize that. Regardless of the style of practice you currently have, I will help you see your students in a new way. It will be almost as if you had put on a new pair of glasses. The advanced teacher training is focused on helping you learn and apply anatomy in a meaningful way to your students.
Watch the Webinar Q&A
In our first meeting, we will take approximately one hour to meet each other and work out any technical bugs that may show up ahead of our first day of content.
In this module we will establish, as a group, the context in which modern yoga lives. And, we will assess our place within that context. From there we will begin a process of thinking about who we are and how we want to present yoga to our own communities. David will ease us into a way of using anatomy to tailor our way of thinking about our practice and teaching yoga.
In this module we will learn a process for becoming more aware of what is right in front of us. Practically speaking, this is about learning to see the anatomy in a yoga posture. If you want to change it, you have to see it first. In addition to this, we are going to review some anatomy that we can then apply to forward bends. This module will start us down the path of applying all of the big picture concepts to a group of related postures, forward bends.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a refund?
Yes, we will offer a refund on this course until its start date which is March 19, 2022. After this date, there will not be any refunds issued. Should you sign up and then change your mind, please email us as soon as possible via the contact page.
What if I miss a class?
Classes will be presented via Zoom. All of them will be recorded and available for one year from the start date.
When do I get access?
We will be providing access to course one week before the course starts. This is simply to allow us time to tailor the content to the group that has come together for this course.
Your purchases are all on the “dashboard” which you are redirected to upon login. If you’re already logged in, the dashboard link is on the right-hand side of the main menu. You will not see this course appear on your dashboard until one week before the start date.