Freedom Style Yoga: Teacher Training and Advanced Studies

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Thank you so much for your interest in this course! I am so looking forward to our fourth group gathering for this journey in March 2017! It's a powerful week of community, wonderful sharing, and a retreat from our normal routine to allow ourselves to go deep into the practice together.

This is a 6-day immersion into the heart of Freedom Style Yoga, the practice of inner listening, courage, and self-trust. This 35-hour course is geared toward enhancing your skills as a yoga teacher, but is open to anyone wanting to learn more and deepen his/her own practice. The only requirement for attendance is a love of Yoga, a desire to learn more about it, and an already-established foundational practice.

The art of teaching yoga is a lifelong journey; a continuous process of letting yourself be taught through your own direct experience. This training is about personal growth, self-discovery, and learning for the simple pleasure and joy of learning. This is not a "certification;" there are no tests to take and no papers to write. This course will expand your knowledge from trainings you may have taken and will provide an excellent foundation for trainings you may take in the future. You will receive a certificate that shows a completion of 35 hours of study with me that can be applied to your collective learning.

This teacher training and advanced studies is a distillation of my teaching journey: over 25 years of experience as a group fitness instructor, nearly 20 years of teaching and practicing Yoga, and my ongoing studies (apprenticeship and mentorship) since 2001 with my one-and-only teacher, dear friend, and now colleague Erich Schiffmann. We will focus on the qualities that I think are essential to being an excellent Yoga teacher. This course will help you begin to develop and polish those aspects as well as dive deeply into your own practice, which is the wellspring of your inspiration and creativity as a teacher.

We'll be working through three main themes of study during our time together: Meditation, Asana, and Teaching. Our specific syllabus will be organic and based on the group dynamic when we all come together, but it will be focused on the following areas:

I. Meditation: Getting in Touch with the Source of Creativity.

II. Asana: How to Practice in a Creative Manner.

III. Teaching: Sharing Your Love of Yoga With Others.

Tentative class schedule: March 10 - 16, 2017
Friday: 7 - 9:00 pm
Saturday: Noon to 5:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 4:00
Monday: 9:30 - 5:30 (1.5 hour lunch break)
Tuesday: 9:30 - 5:30 (1.5 hour lunch break)
Wednesday: 9:30 - 5:30 (1.5 hour lunch break)
Thursday: 9:30 - 1:00

$700 until February 28
$850 after February 28
Includes your manual
$150 deposit required to secure your space

For questions you may have regarding course content and logistics, contact me via email.

Peace and Gratitude,