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For caregivers, doctors, nurses, yoga teachers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in personal narrative as a healing path to recovery.
World renowned Buddhist monk, Pema Chödron, will be presenting a workshop The Way To Freedom: 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva.The weekend includes talks, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions with Pema Chödrön. This workshop is co-facilitated by Tim Olstead with optional yoga classes taught by Jillian Pransky. This retreat is appropriate for professionals as well as beginners, advanced students, and everyone in between.
February 2-4, 2018
1440 Retreat Center
Santa Cruz County, California
Santa Monica, CA
For yoga teachers, bodyworkers, physical therapists, and other healers.
March 10 | 11:30am-5:30pm | $125
Yoga Touch for Healing is an experiential training designed to help you cultivate the full potential of your hands-on offerings, helping your students access deeper states of healing and insight. With an emphasis on Restorative Yoga postures, we explore how to sense your students’ needs and how to use touch to move energy. Each trainee discovers their personal style and abilities and develops confidence in their approach to hands-on teaching and healing.
Topics Covered will include:
- Simple techniques for using touch therapeutically during restorative yoga poses.
- Working with special body positioning to help release tension, move energy and support deeper healing
- Dealing with injury and illness as well as energetic and emotional release
- Creating boundaries
You Will Receive:
- A Certificate of Completion. This can be used for Yoga Alliance CEU hours.
- An extensive training manual compiled by Jillian
- A list of recommended reading and resources
- An extensive follow up guide online resources for continued study and practice.
- An invitation to join an ongoing discussion and resource group for Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics teachers.
How to lead your students into deeper states of rest and healing
March 6 |10am-4pm | $125
This workshop is for yoga teachers, healers, and care givers of all kinds to further develop your skills and tool bag in offering transformational savasanas, restorative classes, relaxation sessions, and meditations.
You will learn how to artfully choose words, create imagery, sequence instructions, and craft a pace and tone that will help your students initiate their own healing and rejuvenation.
We will cover general principles of the koshas, nervous system, right and left brain learning and perception, the latest neurological research supporting relaxation and language, and teacher student connection.
We will discuss techniques such as progressive relaxation, meditation, imagery, yoga nidra, and breathing practices to help our students initiate their parasympathetic response of 'rest and digest."
You will leave skillful and confident in guiding 'in the moment experiences', instead of relying on scripts. Your students will benefit from this personal and purposeful approach to conscious relaxation.
Be ready to enjoy a relax session yourself, lecture, hands on experience and teaching exercises.
Come to heal yourself and others!
One of Four Modules for 100 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training
This in-depth professional training focuses on the therapeutic applications of yoga for working with students and clients who have serious and chronic health conditions. Participants gain skills in observation and assessment and learn how to adapt techniques for individual needs and circumstances.
Similar to Module 1, you learn a holistic approach to illness, injury, and healing and develop a knowledge base for addressing students’ conditions and leading them toward an experience of wellness. In Module 2, emphasis is placed on working in a variety of settings, and treating structural, functional, and chronic health issues. You will learn how to work with back, spine, shoulder, pelvis, and leg injuries, as well as chronic diseases such as cancer, MS, fibromyalgia, and heart conditions. Consideration is also given to addressing the side effects of medication, serious injury, and chronic illness.
Be sure to check times of each session and location as they differ through out the training.
Online & Kripalu, MA.
New York City, NY.
Los Angeles, CA.