[17-DAY (200 HOURS)ASSISTING TRAINING PROGRAM FOR YOGA TEACHERS]
WITH SERENA ARORA, KEVIN MCQUILLAN & GUEST FACULTY
NOVEMBER 1 - 17, 2018 *FULL*
JANUARY 5 - 19, 2019
Conscious Alignment is a unique advanced yoga training program for you, yoga teachers, wishing to expand your knowledge and teaching experience, to explore the possibilities of offering effective hands-on support, and to empower your students in making the right decisions for their own bodies and practice.
Through this intimate training program, only 4 participants will have the opportunity to grow both as a teacher and as a student under the guidance of knowledgeable and experienced yoga trainers. While this advanced training will build off the basics of assisting, introduce a deeper understanding of the body, and integrate a more in-depth review of assisting through Swastha Yoga Methodology, Conscious Alignment students will also participate in portions of the 200-hour YTT, which runs concurrently with the advanced program; affording you with the opportunity for greater connection and support.
Holding Conscious Alignment concurrently with Swastha Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training creates an expanded platform for learning, through shared participation in discussions, observation of the asana practices and partnering with a diverse group of individuals. Our 200-hour training programs bring together a diverse group of participants; students desiring to deepen their personal practice, flexibility and strength in all aspects of life, and those committed to becoming yoga teachers seeking a broader range of perspective and capability in working with diverse populations. Participating in this way not only affords the Conscious Alignment student a unique opportunity to practice hands on assists to a variety of bodies, it will challenge your own ability and skill in being a student; processing constantly and consistently being a human while being present in the presence of others. You have our full permission to get messy (and it will), and we ask nothing more of you than to fully participate and engage in this way. This is the deeper presence inside the yoga…and when true advanced learning takes shape.
Conscious Alignment is an intensive program and hands-on process, which requires full commitment and presence. As a participant in this program, embracing the offering as it is, as well as the opportunity to model studentship are key aspects and skills to cultivate in order to leave the program feeling successful and fulfilled. Your effort and impact are vital to creating an environment where conscious integrated learning may take place for everyone, and noticing how you balance yourself in all of this is the advanced training.
In addition, in Conscious Alignment, you will have the opportunity to practice and get real time feedback in the moment from a member of the teaching team, your peers, and the program participants during group asana practices. While there is a significant focus on hands on assisting, another fundamental component to Conscious Alignment is teaching others alignment by way of leading posture clinics. During program, you will break down postures for the 200-hour students each morning; here is where shaping effective teaching takes place in an intimate setting. You will be supported, guided, and offered feedback on your teaching during these sessions; all aligned and intended to cultivate precision and effectiveness in your teaching.
Feedback is not always easy to hear, yet the intent is to support and empower you to be great. Noticing, and hearing, what is too much or not enough in what you are assisting, saying, feeling, and in every aspect of life, is the next level of yoga teaching. Noticing when you have got it, and when you don’t - and discovering how to get back in and the equation that supports that - is the ultimate conscious alignment.
Your days will be balanced between asana practice, learning alignment and therapeutics, giving and receiving assists, teaching classes and posture clinics, discussions and exercises. This mix provides a rich and unique learning community – the perfect environment for growing ourselves and creating our next expression in the world.
The Conscious Alignment program is for you if you are looking to:
- Generate a new understanding and perspective of the poses by learning more advanced physical assists, alignment and therapeutics by incorporating Swastha Methodology.
- Expand your knowledge and experience assisting, teaching, and mentoring.
- Have a practical hands-on experience with constructive and personal feedback on your assists, touch, delivery, and presence from a member of the teaching team, as well as from your peers.
- Learn how to teach with intention and enhanced precision which allows for a new depth of connection with your students.
- Learn of methodology that supports integrated development in all life situations.
- Ignite your own personal practice, expand possibilities, and align consciously to your life purpose.
INVESTMENT $1,999 USD
INCLUDES • All training tuition and materials • Double-shared retreat accommodations • 3 delicious meals per day
This program qualifies for 200 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits and, with approval, can also be used towards the Swastha Yoga International 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification.