This is an experiential course where we explore the major muscles and joints of the body and how they relate to yoga practice. Through observation, hands-on exercises, and practice of specific asanas, you will learn the location and function of the key anatomical regions of the body and understand how they relate to asana practice.
This course will enable you to have a better understanding of how to practice asanas safely and in a way to focus on specific muscles and muscular/joint imbalances in your and your students practices. Common stresses and injuries for each part of the body are addressed: including low back, sacroiliac joint, hip, knee, foot, shoulder, wrist, elbow and neck.
You will learn general guidelines on how to apply asana therapeutically for specific injuries, as well as basics in assessing a student to determine the causes of pain, modifications (providing appropriate hands-on support and protection) to maximize the healing and strengthening, and creating a yoga program to bring the body back into balance through the practice of yoga.
The relationship of pranayama and meditation to the other systems of the body is explored and practiced. There is a practice each day of the program to bring the knowledge you gain into an experiential practice.
Dates and Hours: •Friday - 6 pm to 9 pm •Saturday - 10 am to 7 pm •Sunday - 10 am to 7 pm •Monday - 10 am to 4 pm
Total Training Time: 24 hours
Cost: $595.00 per person. SAVE $55.00 by registering on or before August 31st for $540.00 per person.
Registration closes Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Fee includes the training, handouts, and a 5-Class Package valid for one year. Refunds (minus a $150 Administration Fee) are available up to October 18th, 2013. No refunds after the course commences.
Students must have a minimum of one year of experience practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite for this course. For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
Minimum Registration: 15 students.
Maximum Registration: 35 students.
Note: Please bring your own props (a bolster, 1 yoga straps, 1 block, 1 blanket) and eye pillow, if you have them. Some props are provided in the Centre to borrow.
Visit www.pranashanti.com for more details or call 613.761.9642 (YOGA)