This workshop covers the overall concept of the Vayus (winds/energy) of the body, the Nadis (rivers of energy) and The Bandhas (energetic knots/holds) with study into the breathing techniques (pranayama.)
The yogis have passed down certain breathing techniques to support the calming of the nervous system and in turn, strengthen the connection to ourselves. The breathing exercises covered will be; Ujjayi (victorious rising) Kapalabhati, (shining skull) Anuloma Viloma, (alternate nostril) Brahmari, (honey bee) Bhastrika (bellows) and Agni Sara, (fire essence)
Oct 4th 2019
Friday 7pm @YYoga North Shore Elements
200hr Vinyasa YTT Bowen Island
ABOUT THE PROGRAMS: By Julia McCabe
The 200 and 300 programs align with standards set by the Yoga Alliance and beyond. You will be certified as a teacher of vinyasa yoga, however, both programs are so much more than a piece of paper or turning you into a rock star teacher. If you are meant to teach you will, if you aren’t meant to teach…you won’t. This course is about enhancing your quality of life as well as turning you into a potentially exceptional teacher. Our time together is about the experience itself and marinating in what you learn and already know. For many students, our time will be just the beginning of a lifelong journey in yoga’s form of movement and way of life. Our days will be structured as well as allowing space for organic occurrences (such as sunset walks and nap time!) that are rooted in book study, self-study, self-care and understanding where yoga comes from and where you want to go with it.
The 200hr & 300hr programs are intense 21 and 28-day programs, meaning once you arrive, there’s no goin’ back! These programs are not like yoga retreats. They are educational and concentrated experiences in the art and science of everything yoga: intense asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting/mantra, history, philosophy, subtle anatomy and anatomy. You will laugh, maybe cry, be challenged and hopefully be blissed out. It is my intention to be at service to your learning, offering you all that I know (and don’t know!) beyond the Yoga Alliance standards. The potency of our learning truly happens once all of you arrive with the wisdom you have already been living.
This course will be unique in what is needed to support you in your development in becoming a strong and knowledgeable yoga teacher. Sequencing, theming, Mantra, Mythology & hands on assists are all things we can cover together over a 6 session program.
1st week, Goals & Interests, setting schedule
2nd week, refining skills, take class, home work
3rd week, check in, observe class, go over home work
4th week, I take your class, refining skills, home work
5th week, check in, observe class, refine skills, questions & home work
6th week, I take your class, go over all home work, refining skills & next steps
This course can be as productive as you would like it, as much as you put into it is how much more I can offer you. This will be an ongoing relationship with continuous support as you need it with questions come up on your teaching career.
*If you are looking for Spiritual guidance and would like to work through the lens of Yoga, I can mentor you this way as well. The layout will be unique and designed specifically for you.
Cost is $395
Payable by PayPal, e-transfer, cheque or cash
*This can be broken down to 3 sessions, and half the cost, depending on how much is actually needed, often you are more powerful than you think you are and don't need as much coaching.
This Vinyasa Immersion is designed for students and teachers alike who would like to learn more about vinyasa as a style of practice and class. This course is perfect for yoga teachers who have taken a 200 or even a 300 hr teacher training, but feel they would like to explore theming and sequencing further.
The course covers the structure of alignment in a vinyasa class, and how to sequence within that structure. The course will cover different ways to theme, including: theming with Mantra, Myth and the Yoga Sutras. The immersion will also include the incorporation of pranayama and how to teach it safely. The immersion will cover the history of Vinyasa, the Vayu's and how the flow of Prana is relevant to the movement of the body in the practice. There will be daily discussions, work-shopping of poses, practice teaching, and homework.
Hatha Raja & Yoga Nidra
Hatha Raja is the royal line of yoga, this is a gentle asana practice with the Brahmaree Pranayama within each pose. The Brahmaree Pranayama is known as the buzzing bee's breath and creates a vibration in your body to stimulate the Pineal gland, setting you up for meditation. Yoga Nidra is the Yogic sleep, it is a guided mediation into the body, sensations and a journey where you collect a gift from your super conscious mind. These two combined create a very powerful experience in the body of relaxation, exploration into senses and your higher consciousness.
Mythic Mantra is a program I designed for the dedicated student who wanted to learn the deeper teachings that are so richly infused in our daily yoga classes. To bring forth this ancient practice into a daily home practice.
This course was designed for the teacher who wants to bring the story of the Mythology of yoga with the songs of old to their practice and classes, to build confidence in their voice and share with others the traditions beyond the physical.
In this course you will be presented with a Mythic Mantra manual of all the mantras covered, description of the mantra in English and Sanskrit, images of the Gods and Goddesses discussed throughout the course with oral story telling. Mudras to work with the Mantras, a Rudraksha Mala from India to take home. You will also have access to the recordings of all the mantras.
*There is physical asana practice, chanting with a harmonium and time for discussion, Q&A as well as lots of time to get over any fears of leading a group through song.
This program is registered with Yoga Alliance as a YACEP you can use the hours towards your 200hr & 300hr Certifications
The Sanskrit word Chakra translates to wheel or disk, which refers to energy centres in the human body.
Learn how the 7 Chakras work and feel in your body. Explore the health benefits of Chakras through physical Asana (postures) Pranayama (breathing techniques) & Mantra (vibrational sound.) Expect yoga and movement.
The first session will begin with a study of how the whole subtle body system works together, explaining the Nadis (rivers of energy,) the Granthis (energetic knots,) the Chakras (wheels of energy,) Kundalini (coiled energy)and how they are connected to the Gods & Goddesses of Yoga and our body. This will be finished off with a unique practice of pranayama, mantra, asana and meditation to help stimulate and balance the energy within the body, while infusing affirmations to create harmony.
The second session is a brief review of the Chakras, more focus on learning when the Chakras are unbalanced and balanced and how to regulate them. This session will be heavily focused on being in the experience of balancing of the Chakras by visualization, Mantra, Pranayama, asana and guided meditation practices