Functional Vinyasa
Teacher Training

 

About the Training

This groundbreaking training is a one of a kind opporunity to completely change how you see all hatha yoga asana forever! It is an in-depth course marrying skeletal variation anatomy (traditionally taught only in relation to Yin Yoga) with Vinyasa Yoga through the Functional Approach. 

The functional approach to yoga is an approach where we prioritize what a pose should do over how it looks. We are all unique: our skeletal structure, muscular flexibility, emotional response, mental organization and psychological inclination is all unique to each of us. Our practice should express this individuality. Instead of trying to perform a pose from the outside, copying a shape, we strive to understand what the purpose of the pose is and then adapt it's shape to our unique needs and abilities.

This training is for anyone that wants to learn how to teach and/or practice more vigorous forms of yoga in a manner that embraces individuality so that everyone may accel their practice, over time, in way that will honor their bodies for many years to come!

Foundations Training

The Foundations module is all about learning all of the foundational concepts that drive the functional approach to vinyasa.

Covered in this module:

  • Vinyasa theory, teaching methodology, sequencing & theming

  • Foundational vinyasa asanas from a functional viewpoint (prone backbends, standing balance, basic standing, seated & supine postures)

  • Bone & soft tissue anatomy of the lower body (lower back to feet)

  • Structural variation anatomy of the lower body

  • Posture analysis lab

  • Over five hours of practice teaching time

  • Daily vinyasa & meditation practices

 

Advanced Training

Having learned the fundamentals of the functional approach, in this training you will take that knowledge to the next level!

Covered in this module:

  • Advanced teaching methodology, sequencing & theming

  • Advanced vinyasa asanas from a functional viewpoint (supine backbends, binds, twists, inversions & arm balances)

  • Bone & soft tissue anatomy of the upper body (mid-back thru neck & arms)

  • Structural variation anatomy of the upper body

  • Posture analysis lab

  • Over five hours of practice teaching time

  • Daily vinyasa & meditation practices

 

2021 Functional Vinyasa Training Schedule

50hr Level 1 - Functional Vinyasa Foundations and Lower Body Anatomy

Virtual Format

Sliding Scale

$525-$675

Description:

Foundations of the functional approach to Vinyasa yoga, most fundamental hatha asana (prone backbends, standing balance, basic standing, seated & supine postures) and lower body anatomy (low back to feet). 

2021 Dates: VIRTUAL - April 16-18 & 23-25, 2021 - Fri. 5:30p-9:30p | Sat & Sun. 8:00a-6:00p EST daily

Lead Teacher : Michelle Finch / Ahna Hoke

50hr Level 2 - Advanced Functional Vinyasa and Upper Body Anatomy

Virtual Format

Sliding Scale

$525-$675

Description:

Expanding on the functional approach to Vinyasa yoga, many advanced postures (supine backbends, binds, twists, inversions & arm balances) and upper body anatomy (mid-spine to hands). Coming to Indy in Summer 2021.

Prerequisite: Functional Vinyasa Foundations and Lower Body Anatomy 
2021 Dates: Aug. 13-15 & 20-22, 2021 - Fri. 5:30p-9:30p | Sat. & Sun. 8:00a-6:00p EST

Lead Teacher : Michelle Finch / Ahna Hoke

 

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