Reading Bodies: Hands on Assists and Creative Expression
50 hour advanced module: 23- 27. November 2022
with Simon Park
Vinyasa Flow Yoga has a wonderful potential to be complete practice: therapeutic and energising for the body, mind and spirit and a wonderful platform for creative expression. In this 5 day advanced intensive, Simon will guide the exploration of important and subtle aspects of teaching inspiring Vinyasa Yoga.
Develop a thorough understanding of the dynamic actions required to make each pose vibrant and alive. Through intensive practice, visual assessment, and hand on assists, we will explore the principles that build the bridge from a foundational to advanced practice. We begin each day with a complete vinyasa flow practice infused with physical and energetic alignment cues leading to peak postures. In additional sessions, we will break down key poses by intelligently reading the body, and learning hands-on assist that will refine our understanding of asanas and fluid movement.
Gain a better understanding of the physical and energetic principles from the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa systems. We will examine how the universal principles and the unique wisdom of each style, can greatly enhance our overall understanding of balance and energy flow. Thus, we enter into a more knowledgeable place to teach and assist students in a wholistic way. Ultimately, we must make the teachings alive, as we adapt our teaching towards the unique needs of each student. Learn to develop yoga classes and privates for all levels, integrating a deeper understanding of alignment to help your students safely grow in their practice. The immersion is designed for teachers from all traditions of yoga and experienced practitioners.
Finally, we will explore linking the physical practice with the spiritual path through the introduction of yogic themes and dharma talks in a creative and authentic way. Creating space for spiritual exploration is perhaps the most difficult bridge to pass in your teaching career. Yet, it may be the most most important; allowing students to pass from a purely physical space toward self inquiry and growth.
Become dedicated to moving away from scripted teaching toward creative artistry... the process of becoming absolutely present with your students. Simon brings 25 years of of study, practice, and assisting with Maty Ezraty, Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, and Dharma Mittra.
Topics to be explored:
· Dynamic, fluid and precise Vinyasa Flow practice: detailed physical and energetic alignment, creative transitions, progressive vinyasa krama sequencing building towards intermediate and advanced asanas.
· Energetic Alignment: finding the skillful inner actions that facilitate body/mind focus and freedom. Artful Integration of Breath, Bandha, and Drishti into practice and teaching.
· Learn to give precise and effective hands-on assists through visual asessment, understanding healthy patterns of movement and teaching balancing actions.
· Working therapeutically with common injuries and limitations by adapting postures with better individualized alignment, use of props, hands-on assists and precise cueing.
This will be our daily schedule:
8:00-10:30 morning practice
11:15-1:00 Asana Lab
1-2:30 lunch break
2:30-5:00 afternoon session, lecture, restorative practice
Simon Park began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA. Later acclaimed by Yoga Journal as "one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation”, he has been leading workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats around the world since 2002. His free-style Vinyasa is fluid, intuitive, and encourages freedom through self-expression. Profoundly influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, and Dharma Mitra, 'Liquid Flow Yoga' feels like a beautiful dance between classical and modern Yoga. Dubbed the "Flying Nomad", he draws inspiration from road legends such as Jimi Hendrix, who said, "the Earth is my home”. www.liquidflowyoga.com
The module will be held in a hybrid format. In studio + livestream. The recording will be available to all registered students.
You will receive a printed manual to this module.
This 50h module is part of the 300h Teacher Training. You have the option to attend it separately and earn a certificate in the end.
Please reach out if you are interested in joining us for single days only or if you want to join solely the morning practice.
725 Euros - Early Bird until Oct 23rd 2022
800 Euros - regular price
For more Information or Registration email us: email@example.com
TERMS & CONDITIONS for the 300H Teacher Training apply to this module.