Dates & Times

Immersion 1: Foundations of Practice

Aug 23, 24, 25, 26

-Daily Asana practice
-Overview of the course and assignments
-Overview of the history and current context of yoga
-Study and exploration of basic anatomy: bones, fascia, muscles
-Understanding the anatomy of the feet, ankles, legs, and pelvis and how they relate to posture
-The use of props for proprioceptive awareness
-The use of adjustments for proprioceptive awareness and support
-Detailed breakdown of common postures
-Principles of sound sequencing
-Effective sequencing of common standing postures
-Seeing bodies and histories


 

Immersion 2: The deeper dimensions of Yoga

Nov 15, 16, 17, 18

-Daily Asana, Pranayama, and meditation Practice
-Study and discussion of ancient and contemporary yogic texts and how they inform a modern practice
-The nervous system and its role in asana practice
-considerations for trauma
-Subtle anatomy
-Restorative practices
-The anatomy of the spine and its variations
-Effective sequencing for spinal awareness and health
-The use of props for proprioceptive awareness
-The use of adjustments for proprioceptive awareness and support
-Detailed breakdown of common postures
-Practice teaching and finding one’s voice


 

Immersion 3: Adjustments and Practice Teaching

Jan 17, 18, 19, 20

-Daily Practice
-The considerations for the teacher-student dynamic: its potentials, limitations, and pitfalls
-Ethics of teaching
-Business of Yoga
-Adjustment, sequencing, and cuing clinic
 

Weekend Sessions:

Sep 8, 9

Sep 22, 23

Oct 27, 28

Dec 14, 16

The weekend sessions will build on what has been introduced and explored in depth during the immersions. Each session will include a practice, review of key concepts, asana clinics, anatomical considerations, sequencing, assisting, and more. During these sessions, the teacher trainees will be working in small groups, practicing and testing their skills in a supportive and honest setting.


 

Hours:

Immersions (3)

Thursday 9-6

Friday 10-7:15

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 10-6

Total 102 hrs

 

Weekend sessions (4)

Friday 5:45-7:15

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 10-6

Total 70 hrs

 

One-on-one session with Erika:

1 hr, to be scheduled after the start of the course

 

Practicum and class observation: 15 hrs +

Reading, Writing, and assignments: 20+ hrs

Electives: 10 hrs + (consult with lead teacher for approval)