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Friday, January 13
 

9:00am

Chinese Medicine Principles: A Teacher’s Intensive
Limited Capacity seats available

This all day intensive takes a look at the basic principles of Chinese Medicine and their application to working one-on-one with your students. In order to treat dysfunction in Chinese Medicine the practitioner must look at both the root and the branches, meaning that the symptoms (branches) are not separate from one’s constitution (roots) and in order to achieve health and eliminate dysfunction of any kind (injuries, illnesses or general well-being) we must address both. In this class we will explore the foundations of Chinese Medicine as is applicable specifically to yoga teachers. The information you take away will help you start to investigate working with both the root & the branches within your private lessons to help increase the effectiveness of your work with your students. The beauty of Chinese Medicine is that our health is a constant balancing act so whether you are sick or just looking to feel better you can take some info away from this to experiment with. This class is mostly lecture with a short all levels asana practice before lunch. This class is for teachers and anyone interested in learning more about Chinese Medicine principles & energetics. Bring a pen & paper to take notes on and come ready to take in a lot of information.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder & visionary behind Yoga Medicine, a community of expert yoga teachers focused on fusing the best of anatomy & western medicine with the traditional practice of yoga. Tiffany’s classes have evolved over the past 20 years of teaching yoga to reflect... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Grand A

9:00am

Infinite Practices, Few Basic Principles: How Seasoned Teachers Build Meaningful Yoga Classes That Hook Their Students
Limited Capacity seats available

With so much information available to teachers, it can seem overwhelming to create meaningful classes that feel like your own. You don’t have to rely solely on the formulas you learned in teacher training to get out of that teaching rut. Join The Art of Teaching Yoga mentors, Alexandria Crow, and Giselle Mari, for a full-day workshop for teachers that will demystify the process of creating classes that are effective and inspiring for you and your students. 

By leading 30-minute practices leading to one pose, Alex and Giselle will show you that their different teaching styles have similar and basic common principles. Through in-depth group discussions and workshopping your questions throughout the day, you’ll discover how to apply these principles to design solid sequences, understand how to offer verbal cues and hands-on assists, handle injury prevention and management, and integrate philosophy more fully. Don’t miss this opportunity to simplify and unpack the process of developing your unique teaching style and creating balanced classes that keep students coming back to learn more.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

The practice of yoga has taught Alexandria Crow how to approach life with open eyes and a fearless attitude, a discovery she hopes to pass onto her students as she guides them step by step through the yoga practice. By teaching alignment and how to pay attention to what is going... Read More →
avatar for Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari is a teacher with spunk, spirit, and depth. Her light-hearted but comprehensive teaching style weaves yogic philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, skillful hands-on assists, funky eclectic music, and tons of fun. Her offerings are not only designed to make you move, sweat, reflect... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Garden Room

9:00am

Tools, Talents & Techniques for Teachers Presenting Yoga to the Individual for Health, Healing and Happiness
Limited Capacity seats available

Every class that we teach can be considered a mixed-level class. This means special attention needs to be paid to those that are not readily able to do an asana or grasp an instruction. This requires patience, insight, sensitivity, experience and the ability to communicate clearly. This class will look at ways to work with people with a healthy, strong body as well as those with injuries or special conditions. By learning to recognize inherent lines of energy comprising an asana the teacher can discover ways of bringing the student into harmony within those lines. David calls this approach of observation: ”Equality of Opposition and the Six Directions”.  There will be an initial Q and A to explore specific conditions and situations followed by practical work with partners to apply the techniques. There will be lots of hands-on adjusting methods shared. David has an amazing ability to provide great depth of experience while also keeping the room full with joy and excitement! Open to Teachers, Seekers and General Enthusiasts of Yoga!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for David Swenson

David Swenson

David Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, learning the full Ashtanga system as originally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is recognized today as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga and has produced numerous videos and DVDs, and... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff C
 
Sunday, January 15
 

9:00am

Yoga for Humans: How to Teach Students with Tight Bodies and Injuries 
Limited Capacity seats available

Safety and individualized attention are becoming less and less emphasized in many yoga classes, while all-levels, athletic classes are becoming the industry norm. Learn to make yoga accessible to all those who wish to benefit from this extraordinary practice!
This day-long training will give you the tools to stand out as a teacher who can effectively address student’s physical issues and provide compassionate solutions for those with injuries. Under Amy’s watchful eye, learn to teach group classes as well as private sessions with more empathy, expert skill, and confidence. Discussion and asana.

This class will be assisted by experienced yoga teachers who have trained intimately with Amy, so expect ample hands on adjustments (if you’d like them)!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, earth conservation, and with her writings for Yoga Journal, Rodale Organic Life... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff B
 
Monday, January 16
 

9:00am

Sequencing Principles for Yoga Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available


It is important to be creative, intuitive and personal when you compose yoga sequences, but it is also equally important to understand some of the basic rules of sequencing for the health and longevity of the body, heart and mind. Too many people are just throwing together their classes without this essential knowledge. Come and learn some of these principles, which will bring safety and freedom to you and your students. Theory and practice, questions and answers will be the format.
See you there.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**   

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee has been teaching yoga for 16 years and is featured in 13 yoga DVDs. She owns and directs Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, NY, and continues her studies with her husband, Rodney Yee. Her passion for working in health care started in junior high at a geriatric center... Read More →
avatar for Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee, who has been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for 25, got his foundation from Iyengar Yoga. He continues his studies together with his wife, Colleen Saidman Yee. Thirty DVDs and two books later, he has turned his yoga passion toward health care by cochairing the... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Grand A

9:00am

Unwind, Strengthen, and Protect the Lower Back
Limited Capacity seats available

Unwind, Strengthen, and Protect the Lower Back Yoga ( Therapeutic, For Teachers)

Having a pain-free, healthy lower back is paramount not only to a strong yoga practice, but to a healthy lifestyle in general. In this workshop for teachers and students, we will focus on the key principles of alignment for a healthy lower back, and learn how to heal, strengthen, and protect the lower back using a variety of poses (and modifications), including standing poses, simple backbends, and seated and supine poses. Learn effective ways to address this common issue in your daily practice as well as with students at every level.

Notes: Mostly asana. Bring a block and a strap.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty is a prominent figure in the evolution of modern yoga. She was one of the first women to study Ashtanga Yoga intensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and also one of the original founders of YogaWorks, where she directed and shaped the YogaWorks Teacher Training program for... Read More →



Monday January 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff A