Step out of your comfort zone, and try out something new! 😊
Photo by @puresukhayoga , certified 200hr Hot Yoga Teacher, playing around with the Yoga Trapeze by @YogaBodyFitness
[online workshop] Yoga Sequence Planning for Better Classes
Have you ever been excited to take a specific yoga class, but about 20 minutes into it, you feel a little "off?" Have you ever felt sleepy in the middle of class or completely exhausted before you even hit the floor series?
Today, there are more and more teachers exploring creative sequencing. Some are doing a great job with it - and students love it - but many teachers, with the best of intentions, are creating classes that just feel wonky and leave students imbalanced.
Keeping classes flowing and matching complimentary poses is essential to creative sequencing, so in this month's online workshop, we'll breakdown some simple strategies that make it fast and simple to plan excellent classes.
✖️JOIN THE CLASS VIA LINK IN BIO✖️
✨In this Free Online Class, You’ll Learn: · How to adapt your class for 45, 60, 75 or 90 minutes · How to make sure every pose has a counter pose · Why “playing it by ear” is a really bad idea with yoga teaching · Why the best teachers are the best planners · How to keep track of your sequences and stay organized
✨DETAILS: · FOR: yoga teachers and soon-to-be teachers · WHEN: 11 Feb @ 9 am EST (New York), 2 pm GMT(London) · COST: free live class, $25 for complete class library
Our live classes are free to join live, ans if you'd like on-demand access 24/7, we're now excited to offer our entire class library past/present/future with certifications for each module for an extremely low rate of just $25/month. You can start/stop any time, and more than anything, this is just to help cover some of our software and administrative costs of running these classes.
[quick practice tips]
Absolute Yoga Academy teacher, Roslyn, shares some tips for practicing Ardha Sirsasana.
Want to learn more? More online training resources on our site - link in bio! 😊
Why Being A Yoga Teacher Rocks
1. You are doing what you love. They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. This is true on many levels –especially when it comes to something like yoga. Having the courage to break free from your life routine and pursue your passion is not as common as we may think. Many of us are stuck in our circle of comfort, unable to break away from our habits because of fear or doubt. As a yoga teacher, you are free, and best of all, you’re pursuing your passion.
2. You empower others. Even yoga’s worst critics can’t deny that yoga has the magic power of making us feel good. There are tons of stories of how yoga changes people for the better. For many, yoga has been a much-needed positive reinforcement and now YOU are an active part of this revolution. Together, we make the world a better place!
3. You aren’t sitting in front of a computer for 9 hours a day. Humans didn’t evolve to sit in front of a computer for half a day. This is evident with the rising cases of back pain, carpel tunnel and other posture-related complications that have increased with the technological boom of modern day. As a yoga teacher, you won’t have to deal with this. In fact, your job will boost your health!
4. You can deepen your own practice. If you’re looking for ways to deepen your own practice, a teacher training program is a great way to do so. Each posture and the benefits of each pose will be deeply analyzed (alignment, modifications, etc.). With more knowledge, you’ll be able to practice yoga more effectively by yourself. As a teacher, you will learn from your students because it’s a mutually-beneficial relationship. Your practice will grow and inspire you in ways you never expected!
5. Global mobility and job flexibility. Let’s be honest, in the era of freelancing and entrepreneurship, job flexibility rules. People are moving away from the traditional 9-5 standard schedule and into creating opportunities for themselves. Teaching yoga gives you time to pursue other things. Teach for a few hours a day and you could focus on your other passions.😊
We’re excited to announce the first-ever, Bryce Yoga 300hr Level II course created for existing teachers ready to take their practice and teaching to the next level. In one intense month, you'll experience more hands-on training than most teachers are able to obtain in 3 years. This is an opportunity to be a student again, reconnect with your personal practice, and learn from an amazing group of teachers.
FOR: existing 200hr (level I) teachers, studio owners, and trainers
WHEN: August 2016
DETAILS: applications and complete course details are available now on our site - link in bio!
Faculty: @bryceyoga Louis Jackson @jasonnemer @mackenzieyoga @raghunathyogi @lucasrockwood
Who Else Wants to Become a Yoga Alliance Certified Hot Yoga Instructor?
At Absolute Yoga Academy we have a 80/20 teaching approach. During your training course, 80% of your time is spent practice teaching. This means learning posture names, working in pairs, small groups, assisting, and eventually leading the entire group through classes. The remaining 20% of your studies are spent learning theory: anatomy of yoga, history, adjustments, modifications, tips, tricks and teaching methodology. Our commitment is to turn passionate students into highly-qualified teachers, so everything we do, including the theory aspects of the course, are in service of you becoming a confident, leader.
Practice Teaching Drills & Exercises Include:
✖️Verbal instruction & pose queuing dialogue
✖️Pose names (English & Sanskrit)
✖️Physical actions queues / vocabulary of yoga movement
✖️Body language-only teaching
✖️Demonstration / no-demo teaching
✖️Voice projection drills
Theory Modules in the Course Include:
✖️Anatomy & physiology
✖️First Aid & CPR
✖️The new student experience
✖️Room management / time management
✖️Ethics of teaching
✖️Business of yoga
✖️Yoga for weight loss
✖️How to teach/modify for non-heated room
To apply, check out the link in our bio!
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.
200hr Course: Bryce Yoga Teacher Training, July 2016
Come & learn inversions, arm balances and flying transitions with Yoga with Briohny & Dice Iida-Klein!
@bryceyoga is rooted in traditional yoga while simultaneously informed by gymnastics, hand balancing and acrobatics. The Bryce approach to teaching was developed for the modern instructor who teaches in a variety of different setting including: yoga studios, fitness centers, festivals, workshops, on social media, and with private clients. Sequences are adaptable by design so teachers can mold their classes to challenge their students of all levels and abilities. If you’re new to Bryce Yoga, don’t worry. Students come to the course from all different yoga backgrounds, and the most important thing is that you’re excited and eager to learn.
✖️Bryce Yoga Core Principles
✖️Applied Anatomy & Physiology
✖️History & Philosophy of Yoga
✖️CPR for Yoga Teachers
✖️The Yoga of Trust | Acro & Partner Yoga
✖️Business Skills for New Teachers
FOR: Passionate yoga practitioners who want to start a career teaching yoga
WHEN: July, 2016
DETAILS: applications and complete course details are available now here:
Stretching, Growing Older and Your Down Dog
"Reciprocal inhibition is a biomechanical and physiological process whereby when we contract a muscle on one side of a joint, the muscle on the other side is inhibited from contracting. This takes place to varying degrees throughout the range of motion of a joint and enables us to do things like walking. (...) Scientific studies have demonstrated that reciprocal inhibition diminishes as we age (and also in certain disease processes). This is particularly important for activities such as walking.
How stretching can help…
Recent scientific evidence has shown that stretching can increase reciprocal inhibition between antagonist muscles. (...) These are some of the same muscles we work with in Downward Dog. Thus, regular practice of this pose may help maintain reciprocal inhibition between the tibialis anterior and the calf muscles." Read the full article here:
You can’t always wait for the perfect time, sometimes you just have to jump! 😊
NEW MODULE! The Yoga of Trust
Acro & Partner Yoga with @DanielScottYoga ---------------------------------------------------
Bryce Yoga is excited to welcome the mad scientist of AcroYoga, Daniel Scott, who will lead you in partner-based module specifically for teachers. Beginner or beyond, the same rule applies: In order to get good, you’ve got to get better. During this module, your edges will be pushed and polished as you work in pairs for your own benefit—and also for the benefit of your teaching skills.
Bases will fly, flyers will base, and everyone is going to learn to spot high-level awesomeness. You’ll learn to establish foundations of balance and connection with bone-stacking redefined and high-level spotting skills honed. Beginners will be challenged, intermediate and advanced students will also burn with satisfaction. Don’t know what any of this means? Good. You will!
Together, we’ll explore partner movement through gravity, weight distribution, and one-on-one connection. You’ll learn to enter and exit postures smoothly, pursue high-level flow, achieve anatomical balance and proprioceptive acuity. It’s going to be a wild ride…
WHEN: 200hr @BryceYoga Teacher Training, July 2016
Absolute Hot Yoga vs. Bikram Yoga: What’s the Difference?
Many Absolute Yoga students come from a Bikram Yoga background, so we often get the question: “What’s the difference between Absolute and Bikram?” Students come to Absolute Yoga Academy for different reasons, but the biggest reason people choose us is that we deliver results.
Our graduates are highly-trained and employable, and creating class-ready professionals has always been our top priority. Another deciding factor is that our certificates are recognized internationally so we have teachers in studios, fitness centers, schools, hospitals, and sports clubs. Within a year of graduation, 50% of our graduates also teacher other styles of yoga. This growth is something we encourage at our school, not restrict. Our goal is to empower and support you as you create your own future with yoga.
Some students also choose Absolute Yoga Academy because of our safe, supportive training environment. We have a code of ethics followed by teachers and students alike, and our professionalism and track record is unmatched. Last but not least, our course is an amazing value. For 40-50% the investment, you get a highly-personalized training experience and create professional relationships that can last a lifetime. You can forget about hundreds of students waiting in lines all day for practice teaching, showers or lunch; our course is a true boutique experience with real world benefits.
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