Online Trainings & Workshops

ADAM HUSLER live from London.

Jeweils €20. 

Saturday May 30th | 15-17:15 Uhr: All of the Crows – Arm balance workshop

Sunday May 31st 15-17:15 Uhr: High flying and deep grounding – inversions, yin and sound journey with Adam Husler and Holly Husler

SOLID GROUND – Der erkenntnisreiche Anusara® Yoga Grundlagen Workshop mit Vilas.

Wir freuen uns, euch die Masterclass des Workshops am Samstag von 12-14 Uhr als Livestream anbieten zu können. Für alle, die keinen Platz mehr bekommen haben.

Masterclass als Online Livestream € 25.-

Die Online Klasse (live aus dem Studio über Zoom) ist nur buchbar hier:  

Masterclass am Samstag 12.00 – 14.00 Masterclass: Lila – IM Spiel aufgehen € 25.- Online

RON REID & MARLA MEENAKSHI JOY. Live from Downward Dog, Toronto

RON REID & MARLA MEENAKSHI JOY have been teaching a variety of inspired yoga classes and workshops which are Ashtanga and Vinyasa based fort he past 30 years. Their reach has been global for the past 20 years.

SEQUENICING & THE ART OF TEACHING with RON REID & MARLA MEENAKSHI JOY. Downward Dog Yogastudio, Toronto. 35 HR Intensive. Yoga Alliance certified.

Dates:
June 5-7, 2020
June 12-14, 2020

Schedule:
Fridays 6:00pm-9:00pm (Kanadische Zeit. Wird für uns aufgezeichnet)
Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm (deutsche Zeit: 16-23 Uhr. Wird auch aufgezeichnet zum später anschauen)

Cost:
$300 + HST for June 5-7 weekend only
$550 + HST for both weekends — Early Bird Rate: $500 + HST (Save $50 if registered by May 11)

Register online, email laura@downwarddog.com, or call: 416-703-8805 to reserve your spot.

If you wish to attend all four weekends of Sequencing & The Art of Teaching and Yoga Assists & Injury Prevention ($1,000 + HST), please email us here: info@downwarddog.com

This workshop will live stream via the Zoom app. Prior to the start of the workshop, you will receive a meeting invite with the link and password to join the meeting.

Wir haben unsere 200 Stunden Ausbildung bei Ron & Marla in Kanada absolviert. Sie sind fester Bestandteil unseres KARMA COLOGNE YOGAFESTIVALS (16.-18.10.2020). Und seit der Corona Pandemie auch Teil unseres Online Schedules. Ihr habt momentan bis auf Weiteres die Möglichkeit, mit den beiden eine reguläre Online Klasse zu besuchen. So könnt ihr sehen, ob euch ein Training mit den beiden genauso gefällt wie uns.

Ron hat noch bei Patthabi Jobs persönlich gelernt, Marla war sehr lange in Indien und kennt sich perfekt aus mit Yoga Philosophie. Asanas sind bei den beiden sowieso einmalig. Und so detailliert wie Ron kann kaum jemand erklären. Ausrichtung, Flow, Sequencing. Seid gespannt. Ihr werdet viel lernen. 

ABOUT THIS MODULE

This intensive is designed for existing and aspiring teachers to enhance teaching skills for classes, workshops, private instruction, and online sessions. Each weekend includes 15 hours of interactive, live stream classes with 2.5 hours of personal development and assignments.

Students will have the opportunity to define themselves as a yoga teacher, to cultivate their own unique teaching voice, and to further develop the skills necessary to adapt and adjust to the ever-changing dynamic in a classroom and online setting. In this program, students will learn to design effective and engaging sequencing for a variety of different levels and styles of classes. Successful teachers have the ability to inspire others to continue on the yoga path, and to do so takes an equal measure of challenge and reassurance.

Students will gain an understanding of the following topics:

Refining The Teaching Methodology – Pedagogy
As we learn to integrate and refine our teaching skills we become a more effective guide to others. Students may require varying approaches at times to help them sustain interest. Ultimately an effective teacher is one who can adapt to the needs of their students. We will spend time in discussion around the ethics and language of teaching.

Understanding The ‘Vinyasa’ Within A Pose
By breaking down each pose into a sequence of stages, we are better able to help students and teachers understand “ working versions” of the poses and the steps they may need to take to complete them. This becomes a very effective tool in understanding the limitations that any student may experience from time to time, and how to resolve them in a safe and constructive manner.

Sequencing for Levels, Style & Themes

  • We will outline the parameters for teaching different class levels, from beginners up to advanced practitioners.
  • We will work with “themes” in classes, and to begin to construct workshop ideas.
  • There will be discussion around teaching with music, including when to use music, what is an appropriate style and volume for a class, and navigating the varying needs and wants of our students.
  • Students will also have time to learn how to teach with a drum-beat. Learning how to teach to synchronize the breath and movement together to strengthen the flow of Ujjayi pranayama throughout the practice.
  • Finding sequences that target different parts of the body is key for a teacher. Whether it is targeting the hips, the knees, lower back, etc. The tools to hone in on what is needed in any given area of the body will be deepened and refined in this training.

Practice Teaching
In an online classroom setting, you will explore effective cues and sequencing ideas without having the same pressure as teaching a public class. This becomes your best opportunity to hone your skills with positive feedback from an experienced teacher and becomes an essential component in your training.

YOGA INJURIES & READING BODIES with RON REID & MARLA MEENAKSHI JOY. Downward Dog Yogastudio, Toronto. 35 HR Intensive. Yoga Alliance certified.

Dates:
June 19-21, 2020
June 26-28, 2020

Schedule:
Fridays 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm

Cost:
$300 + HST for June 19-21 weekend only
$550 + HST for both weekends — Early Bird Rate: $500 + HST (Save $50 if registered by May 25)

Register online, email laura@downwarddog.com, or call: 416-703-8805 to reserve your spot.

If you wish to attend all four weekends of Sequencing & The Art of Teaching and Yoga Assists & Injury Prevention ($1,000 + HST), please email us: laura@downwarddog.com

This workshop will live stream via the Zoom app. Prior to the start of the workshop, you will receive a meeting invite with the link and password to join the meeting. 

 

ABOUT THIS MODULE

Ahimsa, one of the key principles of “The 8 limbs of Yoga” in Ashtanga Yoga, translates to “do no harm.” Most yoga-related injuries result from either misalignment or pushing beyond a healthy depth of practice. To identify the boundaries of a student’s practice, as well as the means by which to shift those boundaries slowly and safely, teachers require a different form of knowledge than what they hone leading led classes. This knowledge not only comes from one’s own personal practice but the understanding that going deeper involves awakening the body’s inner intelligence. Out of this experience, we as teachers guide others toward a deeper relationship with the practice itself.

Students will gain understanding in the following topics:

Ahimsa and the Art of Hands-On Adjustments
Learn the main principles in giving correct, alignment-based adjustments to your students. An adjustment needs to be effective, safe and enhance the quality of breath, alignment, and experience of the asana. We will cover how to train your eye to read bodies and “see” misalignments that can ultimately lead to injury. Learn how to support a grounded, stable approach to each pose by balancing energy and recognizing when key actions are missing. Understand the instructor’s role in helping students sustain a pose on their own, bringing a sense of trust and safety to the art of the hands-on approach. We will also discuss strategies for working with different body and personality types to allow maximum benefit for each student.

Observing Bodies
By watching our students as they move through their practice we may begin to notice certain common themes, like tight hips and hamstrings and also specific limitations unique to that student that may affect them in their practice. The ability to keenly observe different bodies is a very specific skill necessary for yoga teachers to be effective in applying the appropriate assist, modification and/or prop.

Modification & Therapeutic Applications
Modifying poses is a teacher’s way of tailoring a pose specifically to fit each student. Some of these modifications will be common and some less so, sometimes requiring experimentation to get it “right”. Students at times may require specific aids or props to help them with certain challenges they may be facing. Being aware of when and how to use these practice aids and or how to modify their approach to a given pose may be key in helping them to move forward in their practice.

Injury Assessment and Management
We will be exploring common injuries in the yoga practice that come up over time such as hamstring pulls or tears, sacroiliac joint issues, herniated discs, scoliosis, and other structural or functional issues. We will identify tools in both recognizing the challenge the student has, as well as working with adjustments, props and alternate exercises that might benefit them to overcome the injury or limitation. Often the source of limitation is based on acute injuries and/or long-term pre-existing conditions. Being aware of common injuries and their causes will help us to guide our students toward an injury-free practice.