Yoga Fundamentals Teacher Training Modules 3 and 4

Welcome to Modules 3 and 4!

Spring Awakening

March signals the awakening of spring, a new season of growth and renewal. It’s time to emerge from the inward time of the winter, recharge your yoga practice, and stir up the power to spring forward.

Welcome to our Spring Awakening series!

Yoga Fundamentals Teacher Training Module 2

Welcome to Module 2!

Please have the online learning content completed by Saturday 3rd of April (including quizzes).

The following is a summary of the in-person dates (Zoom and in studio):

Sat 13th March on Zoom (9:00-13:00);
Sun 14th March on Zoom (9:00-13:00);
Sat 3rd April on Zoom (9:00-13:00);
Sat 24th April on Zoom (9:00-13:00);
Sat 22nd May on Zoom (9:00-13:00).

Melt & Move: Neck & shoulders

In this 3-hour workshop myofascial release self-massage workshop on Zoom, Samantha will teach you techniques and exercises to release tension and constriction from the neck and the shoulders.  She will also teach various exercises to strengthen important muscles to help improve the function of the shoulders.

The benefits include an entire ‘toolbox’ to help you recognise and address your own shoulder tension or pain; learning how to soothe neck and facial tension; and improving movement and coordination of the shoulders.

About Sam:

Samantha is a Living Yolates certified teacher and a Massage Therapist specializing in Myofascial Release massage following modules of ‘Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials’ by Tom Myers, courses in Amsterdam with Simon Poxton, an Australian Physiotherapist and doing the ‘Roll to Release’ course by James Mattingly. She is particularly passionate about bringing deep awareness and understanding of the body through both movement and touch techniques and helping others live without the discomfort of chronic pain, and tension through myofascial release massage, self-massage techniques and strengthening through Pilates.

Yoga Fundamentals Teacher Training Module 1

Restorative Yoga Fundamentals

Nabhi Kriya In-Depth: a Kundalini Yoga workshop

The Nabhi Kriya (nabhi refers to ‘navel’ and kriya refers to a set of exercises) is a set that was given by Yogi Bhajan and forms part of the education of all level 1 Kundalini Yoga teachers (KRI).

Kundalini Yoga sets very often include repetitive movements, and this set is no exception.  The repetition of the movement allows one to get used to the movement, to find a rhythm to the movement that suits the individual, and then to shift into the felt sensation.  In other words, to be less in our judgemental thinking ‘am I doing this right?’, and to move more into the actual experience of the movement in the present moment.

The intention of this workshop is to learn deeply about the physical as well as the subtle aspects of this kriya.  The ‘background’ includes information relating to:

  • anatomical and movement information (relating to the exercises featured in the kriya);
  • learning the physical movements of the kriya;
  • subtle energy of the 3rd chakra;
  • subtle energy of the breath;
  • subtle energy of mantra.

The practice section of the workshop will include:

  • a video guided warm-up to lengthen the hip flexors and strengthen the back of the body, to balance the emphasis of the strength-building of the front abdomen featured in the kriya;
  • an audio guided practice of the kriya including deep relaxation;
  • a guided meditation;
  • a closing blessing.

We will offer a Q&A session with the workshop teacher, Kristen MacPherson, via Zoom.  If you are not able to attend the session, you will be able to view the video of the session.

Online Workshop example

Welcome to the example that we have made for Online Workshops!  We have put this together to give an idea of how the content of the workshop could be presented. For a workshop, plan on at least 2.5 hours of content in total.  For virtual learning, one long video would be less engaging, so we suggest that you subdivide the content and create shorter video or audio files.  The following is a suggestion for how that may be done (though the examples do not total 2.5 hours of content, as they are for the purposes of illustration).  We hope this is helpful!