Expand your Teaching, Evolve Your Students 5-Part Specialist Training for Yoga Teachers
Immerse yourself into a weekend of concentrated study, community, and practice. From how to take care of beginners and pregnant students, to how to sculpt the space, sequence a class, and offer hands on adjustments this 5-part training series for yoga teachers will develop the skills needed to fully support your students in an inspired yoga practice. Each session will be a combination of: group asana practice, lecture and discussion with plenty of time for hands-on practice and questions. Prerequisites: Individuals interested in attending these trainings should have an established foundation to build from. This training is for you if you are: a yoga teacher, teacher training graduate, currently enrolled in a teacher training, or have a steady yoga practice of at least two years. If you are unsure if this program is appropriate for you contact Lisa Kazmer ( LisaKazmer [at] yahoo [dot] com ) *The individual 4-hour modules as well as full 20-hour program meet the credentials for Yoga Alliance continuing education hours.
Session 1: Friday, June 20th 1-5pm How to Intelligently Sequence a Yoga Class The word Vinyasa means “to place with care” and the Vinyasa Flow style is characterized by this thoughtful linking together of postures. As a Yoga teacher, the sequencing of a class at large has a similar gracefulness and is a skill you can develop. In this session you will learn ways to focus your class plan in a direction that will leave your students feeling accomplished and balanced through personal insights within the structure of your class.
Session 2: Saturday, June 21st 9am-1pm Creating the Container of Class: Lights, Music, Action Beyond artful sequencing of postures what elements are at play to allow your students to go on the journey with you or alternatively check out entirely? In this training you will learn how to sculpt the atmosphere with everything from lighting and candles to music and voice. We will discuss the premise of “holding space” for the healing, transformation, and peacefulness available within a Yoga class. We will also examine ways to help your students integrate the practice on the mat into their day-to-day lives.
Session 3: Saturday, June 21st 2-6pm How to Teach Beginners Shunryu Suzuki once said “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” Let us remember what it was like to be a beginner in yoga and through this develop our ability to teach the basics skillfully. Learn ways to communicate clearly by making your instructions simple and focused. We will examine how to break down yoga postures for the most novice yoga student as well as appropriate modifications to class structure and sequencing.
Session 4: Sunday, June 22nd 9am-1pm The Basics of Teaching Prenatal Yoga In this four hour training you will learn the basic guidelines of how to adapt a yoga class for pregnancy. Learn essential pose modifications for all three trimesters as well as postures which are important to omit during pregnancy. This is not a complete prenatal yoga certification but will give yoga teachers a foundation of knowledge to support their students in class who are pregnant.
Session 5: Sunday, June 22nd 2-6pm The Art of Intuitive Hands-On Adjustments Learn how to assist students from an intuitive place of knowing and groundedness. In this workshop, you will learn creative hands on adjustments to safely deepen and support the yoga asanas. We will practice “seeing” the body you are working with so that you will be able to identify and offer the type of touch that is best for them. We will have ample time to practice adjustments and receive feedback as to effectively incorporate these tools into a Vinyasa Flow class.
About the teacher: Lisa Kazmer (E-RYT 200) is an international yoga teacher currently based in Hong Kong. She grew up in upstate New York and after completing her BFA in Modern Dance cum laude from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia she moved to New York City where she received her 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification from Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center; an alignment-based vinyasa practice rooted in mindfulness. Since then she has acquired over 5,000 hours of hands-on teaching experience. Lisa’s approach to teaching yoga and teaching teachers is hands-on, intuitive, precise and fun. She sees the yoga studio as a safe, sacred space in which we have the opportunity to work through all the temperaments of the body and mind through the wisdom of yoga. Lisa is a DONA trained Birth Doula as well as an ordained ritual officiant. She has worked in almost every facet of the yoga world from work-study positions during college, to managing a bustling Manhattan yoga studio, mentoring budding teachers, teacher’s assistant, and of course as a forever student. With this broad understanding of yoga in the modern age it is her mission to help yoga teachers thrive and yoga students flourish. For more information visit LisaDevi.com
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: Cost (including workshop materials):
- Single Session Rate: $800 HKD
- All Five-Sessions, save 10%: $3,600 HKD
- Early Bird Rate for Package, save 15%: $3,400 HKD
Registration: Bookings are essential. Visit GeckoYoga.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Shakti Healing Circle in Central, Hong Kong