Continuing Education Weekends & Workshops For Yoga Teachers & Dedicated Students
As a Registered Yoga School (RYS®), Vajra Pani Yoga meets continuing education contact hour requirements for Yoga Alliance. Hours can be obtained through any of the following workshops or intensives. Participation in individual weekends will be considered for experienced students only with a minimum of 2 years of regular practice and with permission of the training Director. Contact email@example.com for more information and/or for faculty biographies, seewww.vajrapaniyoga.com
2012 Continuing Education Workshops TBA
Continuing Education Workshops
February 13, Saturday, 1:30-5 pm:Energy Anatomy with Natalie Gougeon
This workshop will encompass the Chakras, using meditative attention on each of their qualities and purpose, by sounding out their bija or sanskrit syllables. The functional attributes of the Prana Vayus will be presented and where they fit into the balance of mind and body. The Gunas: the Spiritual & Psychological yogic concepts of Rajas, Tamas, and Sattva will be explained, with a focus on applied, practical use of this knowledge in achieving a more positive, illumined life-experience. The practice of Meditation and Chanting is included as a way of transforming the mind and integrating the subtleties of these deeper teachings.
February 14, Sunday, 2-4 pm:Pranayama~ The Healing Power of Breath with Mona Therese Winston In this workshop you will come to understand the breath and how it influences your whole being, physically and mentally. Learn different kinds of breathing techniques (Pranayamas) to direct the life energy in your body to flow more effectively.
March 6 & 7, Saturday/Sunday, 12:30-4:30 pm: Anatomy Intensives with Kathleen Heller
Saturday: Physiological Basis of Transformation and the Language of the Body - Connective Tissue, Fascia, Respiration, and the Nervous System (relating to yoga practice).
Sunday: Foundations of Alignment: Feet to Skull (relating to standing poses).
March 27 & 28,Saturday/Sunday, 1-4:30 pm: Anatomy Intensives with Kathleen Heller
Saturday: Balance and Fluidity through the Central Axis: Pelvis to Spine to Skull (relating to forward and backward bends).
Sunday: Reflecting the Heart’s Intention through the Study of the Upper Limbs & Shoulder Girdle (relating to backbends & Inversions).
April 24, Saturday 12-5 pm: Intro to Ayurveda with Natalie Gougeon
The 3 Doshas and 5 Elements; Diagnostic tools for determining your Doshas. Applications of Ayurveda - Daily Ayurveda, Health Care, and lifestyle for individual constitutions. In addition, workshop includes Asana and Pranayama for body/dosha types, conditions, and seasons.
May 8, Saturday 1-4:30 pm: Mentoring Circle with Amy Cooper
An opportunity for yoga teachers-in-training, Vajra Pani graduates, and teachers to bring questions on observing bodies and adjusting students for optimum communication and instruction. Deepen your skills and become more effective in "seeing" and teaching. This is a discovery oriented workshop.
May 20-23, Thursday-Sunday, Weekend Immersion at Buckhorn Springs in Ashland, Oregon
Focus onpractices - Asana, Pranayama, Philosphical inquiry, & Meditation - that support moving into stillness. Integrating the Yogic Principles of Pratyahara, Tapas, & Svadhyaya throughout the weekend.
Friday: Philosophical Self-inquiry & the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali w/Kristin Laak.
Sunday: Completion with a morning practice, then Brunch.
June 11, Friday, 1:30-4:30 pm: Leadership: Speaking From the Heart, a Non-Violent Communication (NVC) workshop with Joanne Lescher
In this workshop participants will learn the tools for conflict resolution, effective and compassionate interpersonal communication, compassionate listening and team building. These tools help participants identify and develop their inherent leadership abilities.
June 12, Saturday, 12-3 pm, The Art of Teaching Vinyasa Flow with Mona Therese Vinyasa Yoga is an ancient practice of physical and spiritual development. It is a systematic method of the study and practice of Yoga. Workshop focus: how to build and teach a safe and creative Vinyasa flow sequence with emphasis on the sacred teaching of synchronizing movement and breath and moving safely with a meditative state of mind. Workshop focus: * The parameters of Vinyasa Krama * The breath rate in a Vinyasa practice * Discuss safety concerns related to Vinyasa yoga * Building creatively through sequencing * Teaching short/Long sequences.
3 - hour workshops: $35. ($30. for Vajra Pani Graduates)
4-hour $45. ($40. Graduates)
To Register:contact Amy Cooper at (530) 926-0221 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR send checks payable to the “Shasta Yoga Center”: 201 N. Mt Shasta Blvd., Mt Shasta CA. 96