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Beecher Hill Yoga, Body Work, Health Coaching, Professional Training -- Hinesburg, Vermont.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE
IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS
APPLICATION & REGISTRATION

Weekend Workshop Descriptions

- WEEKEND ONE: LOOKING DEEPER
- WEEKEND TWO: YOGA AND THE BODY-MIND
- WEEKEND THREE: POSTURES WORKSHOP I
- WEEKEND FOUR: POSTURES WORKSHOP II
- WEEKEND FIVE: TEACHING YOGA I
- WEEKEND SIX: TEACHING WITH CONFIDENCE

WEEKEND ONE: LOOKING DEEPER
EXPLORING YOGA PHILOSOPHY
July 16-17, 2016
 

DAY ONE: An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
Morning
·         What is Yoga anyway?
·         Going to the source: Yoga through its ancient texts:
            o   the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Pradipika
·         Yoga at home: the history of Yoga
·         Yoga goes West
            o   Yoga in America
            o   Styles of Yoga
            o   Yoga as an industry
Afternoon
·         Structure and principles of Yoga
            o   The six paths
            o   The eight-limbs
·         Self-awareness
 
DAY TWO: Yoga and Transformation
Morning
·         Tantra
·         Nonduality
·         embodiment
Afternoon
·         Yoga and Ayurveda
·         Yoga philosophy and Western traditions
·         Suffering and freedom
·         What does it mean to ‘heal.’
·         Questions to guide us

WEEKEND TWO: YOGA AND THE BODY-MIND
INTEGRATING YOGIC AND WESTERN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
August 20-21, 2016

DAY ONE: Western Anatomy
Morning
·         Under the hood: The systems of the body
·         How we respond: The neuro-endocrine system
·         How we move: the musculo-skeletal system
·         How we breathe
Afternoon
·         Where and how it happens: The structure and function of the cell
·         Brain and behavior
·         The dance of change: The developmental stages
 
DAY TWO: Yoga Anatomy
Morning
·         The five koshas
·         Introduction to the chakras
·         The subtle body
·         Yogic & Ayurvedic principles of health
Afternoon
·         Yoga as a mind-body modality
            o   A look at some research
·         Meditation and mindfulness
·         The function and meaning of boundaries

WEEKEND THREE: POSTURES WORKSHOP I
THE PRACTICE, MEANING AND BENEFITS OF  BASIC YOGA POSTURES (ASANAS)
September 17-18, 2016

DAY ONE:
Morning: standing postures
·         Alignment
·         Orienting to gravity
·         Softness and strength
·         Opening the heart
·         Body awareness
·         The warrior poses
 
Afternoon: seated postures
·         Working with the pelvic bowl and sacrum
·         The ‘edge’ as teacher
·         Modifications
·         Seated spinal twist
 
DAY TWO:
Morning: prone postures, lunges
·         Opening the heart
·         Early developmental stages
·         Cats and snakes
·         Opening the hips
·         Lunge pose
 
Afternoon: supine and inverted postures
·         Will and surrender
·         The back and the core
·         Downward facing dog

WEEKEND FOUR: POSTURES WORKSHOP II
INTEGRATING BODY AND MIND
October 15-16, 2016

DAY ONE: The Energetics of Practice
Morning
·         The chakras as a developmental model
·         The chakras as internal landmarks
·         Chakras for embodiment
 
Afternoon
·         Ha-tha dialectics – exploring Yoga as the balance and union of opposites
 
DAY TWO: Introduction to teaching with the Chakras
Morning
·         Using chakras for assessment
·         Chakras and postures
 
Afternoon
·         Designing a chakra-based practice
            o   A general practice
            o   To address specific needs and goals

WEEKEND FIVE: TEACHING YOGA I
THE FUNDAMENTAL OF TEACHING YOGA
November 19-20, 2016

DAY ONE:
Morning: principles of teaching Yoga
·         What does it mean to teach Yoga?
            o   The teacher’s role
            o   Creating the sacred space
            o   Ethical responsibilities
            o   Safety
            o   Touch
            o   Walking the walk
·         Using language to teach Yoga
            o   Language that guides
            o   Language that speaks to all styles
            o   Safe language
            o   Kosha-specific language
              
Afternoon: practice
·         Practice
            o   Exercises using language to guide asana
            o   Work in pairs and small groups
 
DAY TWO
Morning:
·         Teaching pranayama
            o   Conscious breath
            o   Yogic breath
            o   Alternate nostril breath
            o   Ujayii breath
·         Teaching meditation
·         Guiding sivasana
 
Afternoon:
·         Guiding your students by guiding yourself
·         Responding to your students
·         Hands on adjustment
·         Practice in pairs

WEEKEND SIX: TEACHING WITH CONFIDENCE
APPLYING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND AWARENESS
January 21-22, 2017

DAY ONE:
Morning
·         Lead a short Yoga practice prepared before class
·         Constructive critique with lead teacher and group
·         Self-evaluation
·         Create individual learning plan
 
Afternoon
·         Review hands on adjustment
·         Practice hands on adjustment
·         Responsive teaching: adjusting your teaching plan and style to the needs and nature of your students
·         Practice
 
DAY TWO:
Morning
·         Modifications for special needs and conditions
·         Practice modifications
·         Yoga as a mind-body modality
o   Determining the goals of the practice
o   Therapeutic Yoga
·         Design short special focus  class
Afternoon
·         teach short special-focus (student’s choice) class
·         group critique
·         create individual learning plan
·         questions answers
·         congratulations