Want to create meaningful and memorable themes for your classes that leave both you and your students inspired?
Join Shelley AJ Jones for a four-hour training that will provide practical tools for generating themes (even when you feel uninspired) and weaving those themes throughout class. As a literature professor and experienced yoga teacher, Shelley is in a unique position to guide participants through both an academic and experiential understanding of how themes create meaning on and off the mat. Participants will leave with a bank of possible themes, a template for creating and weaving themes throughout class, and, perhaps most importantly, an understanding of why theming creates meaningful experiences for both students and teachers.
Led by Shelley AJ Jones, Ph.D., E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RPYT, and YACEP. Shelley found yoga in 2005 and began teaching in 2009. She considers herself a student first and has extensive and ongoing training in both alignment-based and vinyasa flow yoga, yoga philosophy, meditation, kids’ yoga, and pre- and postnatal yoga. When not on her mat, she is the mother to two inspiring kids, partner to an amazing husband, and professor through the University of South Carolina's Palmetto College. With her background in literature, she is drawn to the metaphorical qualities of the poses, how they reveal the body, slow the mind, and move her life. She finds it a privilege to introduce people to the mat through monthly Yoga 101 offerings, encourage living your yoga through the Yoga off the Mat series, savor the moments we breathe and move together in her regular weekly class offerings, train other teachers to share their love of yoga, and empower and support pregnant people through birth and beyond.
This training is designed for those who have graduated from or are currently attending yoga teacher training and provides continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance® Registered Teachers.