Everyday Yoga isn’t just my next book, it’s also the distillation of my approach to sequencing yoga classes. And it’s the textbook for this upcoming continuing education course for yoga teachers, part of our 500-hour advanced studies yoga teacher training but also open to everyone from every style, teacher and student alike.
I’m really looking forward to this fantastic intensive; it’s such a treat to spend five days with other teachers. Each morning includes lecture, discussion, and a long group practice to illustrate the concepts; each afternoon includes solo and small-group work developing and categorizing sequences, with a shorter full-group practice to conclude the day.
There’s a $50 early bird discount if you sign up before June 1! Read more on this approach in this piece I wrote for the prAna blog, and sign up for the intensive here.
Sequencing Yoga Classes from Welcome to Namaste
Do you feel uninspired or intimidated when you face a room of students, despite your love for the yoga practice? Does your creativity freeze up when you need to modify on the fly? Have you ever taught a class that felt great, then forgotten what made it special? This is the intensive for you! This workshop, designed for yoga teachers from any tradition, will give you concrete techniques to craft, teach, and reflect on sequences that will keep your students safe, healthy, and inspired. Sage Rountree, your teacher, is the leading expert on yoga for athletes and a prolific author of articles on sequencing for various issues. She has developed a simple, useful approach to keeping students engaged that will help you take your teaching to the next level.
Using a framework that makes modification and creative approaches easy and natural, we’ll work together to design sequences for every portion of an asana class, from warmups to balance poses to the closing minutes. You’ll learn tools to structure balancing, fulfilling, inspiring sequences no matter what style you teach, and we’ll collaborate in group work, partner work, and team practice teaching to build an archive of sequences. Along the way, we’ll address kriya and krama, transitions between poses, clear languaging, and various approaches to modeling and assisting.
Each day includes led asana practice, discussion, workbook exercises, and collaboration. Bring a blank notebook, laptop, or tablet for taking notes, as well as a camera if you are a visual learner. You’ll leave both with the framework to continue designing fun, useful sequences and with a full list of sequences you can begin using in your classes immediately. Never feel uninspired again!
Many hotels are located a short drive from the studio, and a Hampton Inn is a block away. The studio is located just above the wonderful local co-op, with a hot bar, extensive salad and sushi bars, and bakery. In addition to learning a ton and refreshing your love of teaching, expect to enjoy your stay in our beautiful town and your collaboration with your colleagues.
This intensive is a required module for Carolina Yoga Company’s advanced 500-hour yoga teacher training; it is also open to everyone.
Required reading: Sage Rountree, Everyday Yoga.
Monday, June 22–Friday, June 26, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 2:00–5:00 p.m.
$699, $649 if paid before June 1.