skilful teaching, a balancing act
50hr advanced vinyasa teacher training
with clara roberts-oss & nico luce
This 50 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training was designed for current yoga teachers and recent graduates of a 200-hour TT seeking to deepen their understanding of Vinyasa Yoga, honing their teaching techniques and taking their offerings to a higher level. Building upon what you’ve learned thus far, Nico and Clara will help refine your teaching with feedback on cuing, sequencing and Bhavana (mood). They will go deeper into the biomechanics of poses and transitions helping you to cultivate a well rounded class with inspirational themes and clear instruction.
What will be covered?
Vinyasa Asana Lab: Vinyasa yoga is about combining intelligent sequencing with creative transitions, fluid pacing and precise timing. We will explore all these aspects from different vinyasa lineages including classical Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Anusara, Prana Flow and Forest Yoga. We will also delve into general class structure; going over vinyasa krama (stages) so every student feels empowered to trust and listen to their bodies, creating a container for students to feel safe to explore emotions that may arise and how to conduct classes that are both fiery and cooling. Restorative poses and chill yin sequences will also be covered.
Anatomy of the Hips, Midsection and Shoulders: Understanding how these major girdles articulate is crucial for the description and cuing of the form and action in any given pose so we'll look ate them in detail together in class and through supporting material.
Anatomy of the Injured Yogi: As teachers we encounter many students who either come to class with injuries or get injured in class. We will go over common injuries such as neck, rotator cuff, lower back, knees, wrists and ankles. Information will be given on the most common ways these joints are injured, modifications for different needs and ways of helping rehabilitate.
Philosophicalical Journey to the East: We will read and discuss an ancient spiritual masterpiece that reshaped spirituality in the eastern world, the Bhagavad Gita*. This wisdom filled text is worth deep examination today and contemplation on its powerful teachings.
*We recommend you read Stephen Mitchell’s translation, but any other will work as well.
Subtle Body: Daily meditation, mantra and pranayama will be given at the start of each day along with discussion and practical application of these more subtle teachings.
Practicum teaching + feedback: Each teacher will have the option to lead a 30 min class based on the material covered in the program and will receive feedback & recognition (if they wish) from Clara, Nico and the rest of the group.
8:30 - 9:00 Opening, Meditation & Pranayama
9:00 - 11:00 Dynamic Asana Practice
11:00 - 12:00 Anatomy Lectures
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30 Philosophy Lectures
14:30 - 15:30 Asana Lab
15:30 - 16:00 Practice Teaching
16:00 - 17:00 Restorative Closing Practice
About the presenters:
Clara Roberts-Oss & Nico Luce join forces once again to provide a one-of-a-kind yoga teacher training experience. Known for creating playful sequences that are integrated and well-balanced, they combine over 25 years of studies and teaching experience. Together they bring extensive knowledge in the field of asana through various lineages as well as philosophy, mantra, pranayama and meditation.
Clara believes that much of the spiritual practice is about 'lila', cosmic play. When we play, we are open to the unfolding while in process. It is less about the goal and more about the evolution. Clara has taught for over a decade and has been leading retreats and teacher trainings worldwide for the last 5 years. She draws from many different traditions including Prana Flow, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Jivamukti, to create strong, integrated holistic classes. Clara has also studied philosophy with Paul Ortega, Lorin Roche and Daniel Odier.
For graduates of any 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified training, the full extent of this program can be applied towards Luce Yoga 300 hour certification, and is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance.
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