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Continuing Education

a Toolkit for Yoga Teachers

Professional Development Workshops For Teachers

Are you ready for new inspiration, want to grow your skills and expand your teaching? Try one of our workshops tailored specifically to Yoga Teachers. Continuing education credits are available for these courses!

Refine Your Skills, Improve your Craft, and Get Credit!

It is a Yoga Alliance Requirement that in order to maintain your status as a registered yoga teacher, you are required to do a minimum of 30 hours of Continuing Education every three years. Our courses are designed to help you build your teaching skills, allow you to dive deeper into topics you are passionate about,  and to support you in your development as you further grow and refine your skills.

COMING 2023!!

We have revamped the way we are doing Continuing Education for Teachers! It is our goal to be able to provide opportunities each month for teachers to improve their teaching, connect with other teachers and earn continuing education credits. We will be offering shorter, more economical ways for teachers to work on their craft. We will offer  one Continuing Education class per month! Check out our schedule of offerings! 

 

Kids Yoga Teacher Training – January

Join us for two days of hands on instruction and learning which will certify you as a Kidding Around Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance recognized). You do NOT need prior yoga teacher training to attend a KAY training. Kidding Around Yoga is designed for anyone who loves to work with kids.

Gig Harbor WA
Kristi Fischer
January 14-15 11-6:30pm

BUILDING SAFE AND DYNAMIC CLASSES – Part I

February TBD

12-5pm

Cost: $77

Putting postures together in a cohesive, balanced way that cultivates a particular outcome is perhaps the most important skill we can foster as teachers.  This module, broken into two weekends, will include how to build safe and dynamic sequences to enhance your teaching.  Planning and intentional sequencing can keep you inspired and reduce burnout by reconnecting to your purpose and intentions as a teacher.

In this workshop, you will come away with a sequencing framework that will organize your creativity and build a sustainable curriculum that will help your students progress in their practice.  Learn how to create balanced classes rooted in solid principles of alignment and with consideration of the needs of the modern body.  Improve the efficacy of your verbal cues and communication skills

BUILDING SAFE AND DYNAMIC CLASSES – Part II

March TBD

12-5pm

Cost: $77

Putting postures together in a cohesive, balanced way that cultivates a particular outcome is perhaps the most important skill we can foster as teachers.  This module, broken into two weekends, will include how to build safe and dynamic sequences to enhance your teaching.  Planning and intentional sequencing can keep you inspired and reduce burnout by reconnecting to your purpose and intentions as a teacher.

In this workshop, you will build on your knowledge and learn how to sequence more complex poses, learn how to build curriculum week over week, and create fun and interesting sequencing that are creative and safe. Learn how to work skillfully with themes, cultivate your authentic voice, and create purposeful class plans.

Prop your Teaching!  April

April TBD

Time: 12-3pm 

Cost: $45

Learn to skillfully use props to make your teaching more inclusive and to challenge students to use props to grow in their practice. This workshop will cover modifications using props, as well as how to teach more advanced poses utilizing props.

The Sacred Art of Assisting – May

Assisting provides a wonderful opportunity to support your students, facilitate attunement to the wisdom of their own bodies, and affirm their efforts.  A posture is never inherently bad or wrong. A teacher is there to support the student’s exploration into her/his own body and how it works and feels. In this module we will explore

  • Creating an empowering, confident approach to assisting students in their practice
  • Establishing safe, effective & appropriate touch
  • Different types of assisting – when, why & how to use them
  • Learn key physical assists for all major asana groups: Sun Salutations, Standing, Forward Folding, Back bending, Twisting, Inversions & Savasana
  • Direct experience of physical assists in a classroom setting
  • The skillful use of props for modification and advancement of postures

Ayurveda I 

September TBD

12-5pm

Cost: $75

Ayurveda is a 5,000+ year-old holistic healing system and sister science to Yoga that seeks to bring balance into the body to support balance of mind and spirit as well.  In this introductory workshop, join Story for a discussion of  the five elements and the three doshas of Ayurveda and what that can offer as a guide and checkpoint in our own understanding of health and balance as we apply them to ourselves.  We will review tools to determine our own personal doshic constitution and discuss indicators to help assess current imbalances that may be present. We will introduce practices and suggestions that can support shifting into balance and establishing routines to support the continual quest for balance and ease.

Ayurveda II – October

October TBD

12-5pm

Cost: $75

Understanding Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, is essential to effective teaching. In this two-day workshop, participants will explore Ayurveda, the sibling science to yoga, and how to incorporate Ayurveda into their Yoga classes. We will learn to identify the different energetic qualities of Doshas, meet students where they are, and gently but intelligently move them to a more balanced state so they can leave your classes feeling more at ease. We will cover class design, theme integration, and how to use Ayurvedic content to enhance your students’ experience and understanding of Yoga.  This workshop is designed to support and inspire current Yoga teachers and advanced practitioners looking for more clarity and direction for their personal practice. Come ready to move and learn! Comfortable clothing, note taking materials, and your preferred equipment for physical practice will set you up for success in this workshop.

Teaching Yin and Restorative Yoga – November

November TBD

12-6pm

Cost $97

Learn the principles of Yin and Restorative Yoga and the differences between the two. You will also learn how to build sequences for each style of class and the various ways to use props to enhance the experience. Attending Safe and Dynamic Sequencing I and Prop your teaching is helpful but not required.