Anatomy and physiology is almost always oversimplified for
learning purposes. While you may learn anatomy as a community of
individual parts, it is really an interconnected web. Even the
medical community until recently regarded the connective tissue as
packing material or a road map to more important things like
joints. But times are changing, thankfully, and as yoga and
movement teachers, it’s vital that we understand how the body moves
as a whole.
In this training, we will dive into the latest cutting-edge research about connective tissue. Students will understand the deeper layers of anatomy to life in a way that’s both realistic and valuable for movement professionals. Students will participate in movement sessions that incorporate yoga and myofascial release, and help to integrate the lessons from lecture.
Who benefits from this training? Anyone with a deep interest in movement, performance, or pain. It is best suited for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, movement, manual and physical therapists, fitness instructors or coaches, as well as any instructors or healthcare providers with an interest or specialty in movement or pain.
The tools gained from this training? Students will acquire tools to support their work with clients be able provide them a practice that will give them a better overall sense of wellness, whether through pain management or regulation, stress relief or creating a better integrity in the body.
Price includes two meals as part of the training.
The sister science of Yoga has so many amazing tools as well as gifts. Ayurveda is like the human handbook. When we take the time to understand the doshas and how energy moves in and within our energy bodies then we are able to begin to cultivate continual renewal in our body that allows us to reach our human potential in this lifetime. Take this workshop to do a deep dive into the practices and lifestyle that is Ayurveda. Learn how to offer Ayurvedic Marma Therapy in your classes as well as how to sequence for and celebrate the doshas. Yoga is for everyone and Ayurveda can be a lovely lighthouse to guide you home to your true nature.
Required book:Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing: A Practical Guide
The Bhagavad Gita appears in the 6th Book of the Hindu Epic, Mahabharata. Written somewhere between the 5th and 2nd centuries B.C., the Gita has long been considered one of the most influential texts in the World. In a conversation between Prince Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna, universal themes such as the purpose of life, humankind’s relationship to divinity, the value of action vs. renunciation, and the timeless journey of the soul are explored in depth along with the concepts of Karma, Dharma, Bhakti and Yoga.
The text has had international influence, informing the writing of American authors like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Mahatma Ghandi turned to the Gita for consolation during his campaign for Indian Independence, and many other prominent politicians, philosophers, psychologists and leaders have lauded both its beauty and its message for centuries. For Yoga Practitioners world-wide, understanding the Gita has become an essential part of discovering the philosophical premise that underscores the practice.
Session 1 - Saturday 9am-1pm:
Introduction, Background and Context
Session 2 - Saturday 2-6 pm: Understanding Dharma, Karma and How to realize the Nature of the True Self through Yoga
Session 3 - Sunday 9am-1pm: Ishvara and Bhakti: What the Gita teaches about the Nature of God and the Worship of God
Session 4 – Sunday 2-6pm Gunas and Atman: What the Bhagavad Gita teaches about the Nature of the Universe.
Full Training: $325
**This training counts for 1 required module in the RYS300 Program and for 16 Continuing Education Hours with Yoga Alliance
About your teacher:
Sheila Ewers is an ERYT 500 and YACEP teacher certified through Yoga Alliance. She trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and has been practicing and teaching for more than 20 years. In 2011, she created Blue Lotus Yoga, LLC which operated in two physical location in Johns Creek and Duluth, GA, Under Blue Lotus, she also launched a comprehensive online studio platform and developed Sweet Tea Yoga Festival in Alpharetta, GA. She is a published author and served as Yoga Editor for Natural Awakenings Atlanta Magazine from 2019 through 2021.
Today, Sheila owns and operates SEEK Yoga and Travel, a full service yoga platform designed to help students and seekers of all sorts develop tools for deepening consciousness, developing connection and living lives of joyful embodiment. Sheila holds additional certifications in Meditation, Yin Yoga, Thai Yoga, Bodywork, and Yoga Nidra and has trained with dozens of internationally known yoga and meditation teachers. She leads Yoga Teacher Training at both the 200 and 300-hour levels, hosts retreats and workshops both domestically and internationally and provides spiritual and professional coaching. As a former Professor of American literature, Sheila loves to explore the intersection between philosophy, poetry, religion, nature, and yoga and often brings that synthesis into her work. She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this ancient and beautiful practice.
- A historical perspective of Yin Yoga and its roots in Taoism
- Yoga anatomy for a yin perspective
- The Dualism of body and mind
- Meridian Theory and the use of yin yoga for targeted results
- Yin for athletes
- Teaching guidelines and how to design a practice
- Over a dozen Yin yoga sequences are provided as well as class theme suggestions
- Upon completion, each student has the tools, practices and resources to lead yin yoga classes
Recommended pre-reading: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark OR Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
Course will be 50% lecture and 50% practice
Friday: 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-5:00
* Counts for 15 CE hours