Functional Vinyasa
Teacher Training

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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!

 
  • The Functional Approach to Yoga

  • Lower Body Anatomy & Structural Variation

Foundations & Teaching Methodology 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 hatha yoga asanas from a functional viewpoint (prone backbends, standing balance, basic standing, seated & supine postures)

  • Posture analysis lab

  • Over five hours of practice teaching time

  • Daily vinyasa & meditation practices

There are two recorded prerequisite courses for this module:

This training is the prerequisite for the other two vinyasa modules

Twists, Backbends & Torso Anatomy 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:

  •  Enhanced teaching methodology, sequencing & theming

  • Spine based hatha yoga asanas from a functional viewpoint (backbends, twists & lateral folds)

  • Bone & soft tissue anatomy of the torso (tail to neck)

  • Structural variation anatomy of the thorax

  • Posture analysis lab

  • Over five hours of practice teaching time

  • Daily vinyasa & meditation practices

Inversions, Arm Balances & Upper Body Anatomy 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

  • Inversions and armbalancing asanas from a functional viewpoint 

  • Bone & soft tissue anatomy of the upper body (shoulder to hands)

  • Structural variation anatomy of the upper body

  • Posture analysis lab

  • Over five hours of practice teaching time

  • Daily vinyasa & meditation practices

 

Upcoming Training Courses

2022

Functional Vinyasa Foundations & Teaching Methodology

Functional Vinyasa Twists, Backbends & Torso Anatomy

March 11-13 & 18-20, 2022

August 19-21 &26-28, 2022

Sample Time Tables

Five Day Intensives

Two Weekend Intensives

Wednesday thru Sunday

Daily 9:00a-6:00p EST

 

9:00-10:15 – Meditation & Lecture

        10:15-10:30 - Break 

10:30-1:00 – Asana Breakdown & Asana Practice

        1:00-2:00 - Lunch

2:00-4:00 – Anatomy & Compression Tests

        4:00-4:15 - Break

4:15-6:00 – Lecture & Group Teaching Activites

In each asana module, practices teach opportunities will take place on Sunday morning (11:30-1:00) and afternoon (2:30-4:00)

Friday thru Sunday

Fridays 5:30p-9:30p, Saturdays & Sundays 9:00a-6:00p

Fridays

5:30-7:15 – Meditation & Lecture (Yin)/Asana Practice (Vinyasa)

        10:15-10:30 - Break 

8:00-9:30 – Asana Practice (Yin)/Meditation & Lecture (Vinyasa)

Saturdays & Sundays

9:00-10:15 – Meditation & Lecture

        10:15-10:30 - Break 

10:30-1:00 – Asana Breakdown & Asana Practice

        1:00-2:00 - Lunch

2:00-4:00 – Anatomy & Compression Tests

        4:00-4:15 - Break

4:15-6:00 – Lecture & Group Teaching Activites

In each asana module, practices teach opportunities will take place on the second Sunday morning (11:30-1:00) and afternoon (2:30-4:00)

Time table and scheduled teaching matter is subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the teacher(s).

 

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