“As the rivers flowing east and west merge in the sea and become one with it, forgetting they were ever separate rivers, so do all creatures lose their separateness when they merge at last into pure being.” -Chandogya Upanishad
SmartFLOW yoga celebrates the innate intelligence of juicy, flowing movement! This 200 hour Teacher Training offers you a strong foundation, yet remains in-depth with its emphasis on methodology not rote learning.
You will learn an evolved system of inquiry, awakening your practice and setting the stage for inspired and creative teaching. Asana, pranayama and meditation are our tools for transformation, rooted in the great traditions of yoga. A functional approach to anatomy informs your understanding of the essential movement principles; these principles are the ground for intelligent instructions and inventive sequencing. Movement principles are embedded in philosophical insight that drives the sequencing of the practice from within.
This training is for anyone who wants to take their practice to a new level: teachers, future teachers, and lovers of yoga.
First Section: ABHYASA – The Path of the Sadhana—Do your practice!
This first section establishes you in the roots and rituals of Yoga. Abhyasa means practice, or the effort towards aligning and re-aligning one’s attention to the present moment. We will employ the yogic practices of asana, pranayama (breathwork), chanting, and various methods of meditation as our elemental practice. You will gain a profound understanding of the foundational asanas as alignment tools for safe physical practice, and for yoking the mind to this moment. Asanas are presented as elemental, sustaining, deepening and as a means to return to center to illuminate the path of creative sequencing. In addition we will consider various ethical observances to inform and sustain our choices on our mats, with our students, and in daily life.
*asana practice engaging body, mind and spirit
*the deconstruction of asana into primary movement principles for clarity of alignment and sequencing
*Functional Anatomy and Physiology: presented in short segments to support the movement and breath principles with relevance and meaning.
*movement inquiries for evolving a keen and subtle awareness of Proprioception that you can awaken in your students
*History and Philosophical concepts of classical Yoga
*essential Pranayama practices to refine attention and shift vital energy
*Dharana: multiple paths to focus your mind for contemplation
*Basic Sanskrit pronunciation for key concepts
*Yama and Niyama: learning and living the yogic ethical observances, on and of the mat
Second Section: VAIRAGYA – The Path of Radical Acceptance—All is coming!
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Vairagya is the ability to accept everything that arises with evenness and equanimity. It is the basis for the cultivation of community and the essence of every teacher who wishes to inspire her students. Vairagya reveals and celebrates the present moment in all its unpredictabilty and originality. As we delve deeper into the practices, we encounter everything on the spiritual path: strength and flexibility as well as weakness and pain; we find the greatest joy as well as fear and doubt. As spiritual aspirants and guides we gather and balance our energies and intentions to become the light embodied, beacons on this path.
* Advanced Asana: bringing multiple movement principles together in a playful, balanced way
*Creative sequencing that encourages you to find your voice and vary your focus and themes
*pranayama, guided meditation and philosophical themes as integral, inseparable elements of the practice
*yoga for longevity: learn modifications for injury prevention and rehabilitation
*Cultivating clear languaging with its basis in structural awareness and thematic development
*Subtle Body Anatomy principles and Chakra balancing
*Hands-on adjustments that educate your students
*Teacher student relationships: inspire without enmeshing
*cultivating your life-long home practice: tools for deepening awareness and developing source material for teaching
200 RYT – Yoga Alliance Certification
•This course is approved by the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. This 100 hour course is the foundation for Annie 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification Curriculum
About Annie Carpenter:
Known as a “teachers’ teacher,” Annie teaches all levels of asana classes, mentors young teachers, leads workshops and retreats as well as Teacher Trainings. Annie has a playful spirit and encourages a balance between working hard, and a light, joyful exploration into one’s own practice, into the awareness of one’s true nature.
“Although our culture tends to shrink yoga to mean only the physical, asana element I believe that yoga truly is a shamanic path, capable of leading us through transformation on all levels. Yoga reminds us what is real, and thus who we are — the light radiating from within.”
If you are interested in joining this yoga training please contact Exhale Center for Sacred Movement for more information and for pricing.
Space in this training is limited.
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* Students coming from out of town – Nathalie can provide you a list of local hotels, hostels and small fully equipped condos – all near by Exhale in Venice Beach, CA. Please contact Nathalie for more info on lodging.