FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER – MONDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2020
SEQUENCING AND VERBALISING A VINYASA CLASS – 30 HOUR CPD INTENSIVE TRAINING
9AM – 5:30PM DAILY
The 30 Hour Intensive is a continuing education course for experienced practitioners and yoga teachers. The course is registered with Yoga Alliance US, so will qualify for 30 CPD points, link here.
This training will set you apart as a teacher, provide you with endless practice insights, and refresh your experience of yoga overall. Expect to become a more capable practitioner, to renew your enthusiasm for learning, and to make a thoughtful contribution to the tradition of vinyasa yoga!
Each morning David will lead part of a practice, followed by your own self-led practice. You will make notes and keep record of your self-led sequence, and David will offer personalized adjustments and advice regarding structure and pacing. By the end of the intensive, you will have a class template that will serve as the foundation for your teaching method. You will know how your method works from personal experience, and you will be able to modify it for different levels and to explain each posture individually and as a whole.
You will complete this course with the ability to:
-Formulate a practice according to your own postural needs and develop the skills that you want to include in your practice in a progressive and methodical way.
-Teach a private lesson that is both safe and specific to your clients’ needs.
-Sequence a group class thoughtfully, constructively, and creatively.
-Know the difference between sequencing and choreography, and use them artfully.
-Develop the ability to lead yourself through a complete and satisfying yoga practice, and take your practice wherever you go!
-Transcend yoga brands and styles by sharpening your eye for detail and symmetry.
-Engage your students by describing the relationship between physical posture, mental disposition and spiritual development by increasing your own ¨whole¨istic understanding of yoga practice.
Vinyasa yoga, where the teacher designs the format and sets the pace of the class, is the most popular form of yoga because it is:
- INFORMATIVE: the teacher can create the space to explain the form of the postures and their interconnectedness.
- VERSATILE: a sequence can be personalized for body type, skill level, and intended effect especially so for a self-practice or private lesson. One can teach variations of postures, put together a sequence that addresses specific skill sets and practice goals, create classes suitable for those with hyper mobility who need to build strength and stability, as well as for those whose practices are limited due to their lack of range.
- PROGRESSIVE: one can incorporate techniques from other disciplines, One reason why today’s top practitioners are stronger and more skilled than previous generations of yogis is because they share information and collaborate with people from other disciplines. Vinyasa yoga may also transcend some of the pitfalls of traditional yoga, the dogmatic adherence to a set sequence that may or may not serve practitioners in the short or long term—the repetition of postures that destabilizes certain body types, and immobilizes others. It may also keep boredom at bay.
- CREATIVE: not only may teachers explore their own creative abilities, but they may leave room for students to make their own creative choices.
Format & Procedure
In this training we will analyze, physically practice, and practice teaching multiple approaches to sequencing:
Peak pose sequencing, where each posture builds upon the last leading towards some ultimate peak posture that requires a relatively high level of skill, range, or strength.
Wholistic sequencing, where one pose balances, compliments, or counter poses the one prior, with the goal of addressing the needs of the entire body.Choreographed sequencing, where fluid movement and pacing are emphasized more so than individual postures.
We will also discuss strategies to avoid the typical shortcomings of popular vinyasa yoga such as:
-The destabilizing and or burnout effect of many Peak Pose formats.
-Tetris sequencing, where teachers attempt to fit in as many postures as pop into their heads, which often amount to random efforts that lead to injury and/or stagnation.
-The inability to create and consistently practice a self-led sequence. The ability to lead your self through a complete practice is an essential teaching tool, and a liberating and empowering personal tool. The healthiest food is often that which you prepare for yourself at home—you choose the ingredients, moderate the proportions, and spice it to your taste. It is the same with yoga asana practice, a home practice can serve your needs in a way that group classes can’t, and your practice can go with you wherever you go!
Cost – £645 (50% non-refundable deposit required to secure your space)
Early Bird discount – £565 if booked and paid in full by the 31st of May 2020 (50% non-refundable deposit required to secure your space)
Payment plans can be arranged if needed. Just let me know. Full amount must be paid at least 3 months in advance. No refund will be given after this date, but your place can be transferred if you can find someone else to take it.