JOAN HYMAN - GWYN WILLIAMS
SUSAN MICHEL - ANGELA QUINN
with Juan Diaz, Sarah Andrijcich, Klara Puski
Guest Musicians Simon Popp & Miriam Green
Food by The Love Cuisine
FOR TEACHERS and EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS
MODULE 1 (150 HOURS) - JUNE 6 - JUNE 20, 2020
MODULE 2 (150 HOURS) - JUNE 20 - JULY 4, 2020
* You have the option of doing only Module 1, or for a Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Advanced Certificate, You must complete Module 1 and 2. You can also complete Module 2 in another year, we offer these programs on a yearly basis.
MODULE 1 - 1,850 EUROS EARLY BIRD BY JAN 31, 2020 / REGULAR PRICE - 2,150 EUROS
FULL 300 HR TRAINING - 3,350 EUROS EARLY BIRD BY JAN 31, 2020 / REGULAR PRICE - 3,750 EUROS
“ACTION IS MOVEMENT WITH INTELLIGENCE. THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH MOVEMENT. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS MORE CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT, MORE ACTION.”
- B.K.S. IYENGAR
The art and practice of Yoga is the study of the body, mind and everlasting soul.. it is timeless and eternal. There are certain truths that are experienced in the fleeting, yet perfect moments of union between breath, body, heart, mind and soul. This pathway requires an unfailing dedication to Abhyasa, or conscious practice and the steady awareness of Vairagya, detachment to the shadows of existence. The concept of Abhyasa not only applies to the practice of Asana, but all aspects of life in which conscious action and positive intention will bring us and those that we touch, into the light.
At the heart of the Liquid Flow Advanced Teacher's Training is community. A very special gathering of inspiring teachers, assistants who are also amazing teachers, master musicians, chefs, karma yogis and most importantly, the students. A transformative experience of growth, learning, connection to nature, music, nourishing food and love + support for each other's journeys. Each teacher is deeply committed to their craft evidenced by years of in-depth study with master teachers spanning generations and styles. Through constant practice, application and teaching we aim to present this timeless information in a way that remains relevant for our modern age. This is the power of lineage; the deep connection to the source are preserved and the universal truth of the teachings flows through us into the present moment. It is the perfect evolution to joyfully share this journey; of being life long students and teachers. We are dedicated to teaching in the most authentic way, by learning and teaching from our practice, passing on the brilliance of our teachers and the lessons learned from the rich fabric of life.
This Teacher Training course will cover:
Advanced Asana: Modern Vinyasa, Classical Roots
Liquid Flow Yoga holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with the immense creativity and dance-like flow of modern Vinyasa. It is a fresh and inspired blend of classical and modern styles.
Practice dynamic asana as a movement mediation in an open system that guides the student to experience the practice as an unscripted adventure. Asanas are practiced with a keen eye to detailed physical / energetic alignment and awareness of complimentary and opposing actions. There is an artful focus on creative transitions that add elegance and uniqueness to the flow of the practice. Finally, an observation upon the subtleties of the breath upon body and mind. Principles of Vinyasa Krama are utilized to create an evolutionary practice that aims to challenge, invigorate and harmonize body, mind and soul.
Learn the process of allowing the ultimate guidance to be from within… Experience the practice becoming exquisitely complete.
Vinyasa Krama Sequencing
The art of creative Vinyasa Krama sequencing. Create intelligent, safe and creative flows that will take your students to the next level.
We will review, break down and discuss sequences taught by Simon, Joan and the guest teachers during the training. Included will be discussion and construction of sequences based on the principles of Vinyasa Krama (proper placement of asanas in sequential and progressive order). Also, how to theme powerfully, sequencing toward peak poses, and designing your own advanced asana flows.
Develop your ability and confidence to design and deliver creative and satisfying sequences for all levels, different types of classes and workshops.
Art of Assisting
Learn the approach towards transformational hands-on-assists with physical and energetic alignment. Assisting is a very important element of teaching; a great compliment to good verbal cues. It requires excellent vision, precision, sensitivity, multiple points of awareness and an ego-free approach.
A skillful touch has the power to transport your students to a whole new level of awareness. What could take years for a student to understand a particular action or movement, could be done with one precise, effective, supportive assist from a well-trained teacher.
Simon and Joan have trained and assisted two of the best in the business: Simon has spent years assisting for Shiva Rea, and Joan has studied and assisted extensively with Maty Ezraty - founder of YogaWorks.
Sharpen Your Teaching Skills
Practical, theoretical and philosophical aspects of becoming a better yoga teacher. Explore essential principles that will greatly inform your practice and teaching.
Practice teach with direct feedback from peers and guides (Simon and teaching staff). Understand that each teacher has their own unique voice and each student, their own individual path of practice.
Physical and Energetic Anatomy
Develop a more integrated understanding of anatomy in a yogic context to support you in deepening your personal practice and teaching skills.
We will explore bio-mechanical connections in body-reading, asana alignment and hands on adjusting in a playful, fun and comprehensive way. Learn simple, body-based somatic practices that will enrich your spectrum of movement while helping your body develop safely towards a more advanced asana practice.
Discover how all limbs of the practice come together while taking a closer look at ground/space orientation, spinal movement, major joints and their dynamics in the body and how all this blends into the three dimensional web of fascia that reflects who we are and how we move in this world.
Blood, Prana and nerves form the foundation of our body's internal pathways, referred in eastern healing traditions as 'the river of life that ensures good health and vitality'. When this is obstructed through emotional and physical trauma, postural imbalances or external invasion of pathogens, the natural healing mechanisms of our body is challenged and the 'free flowing river' stagnates. The result is pain, low energy and a general loss of well being.
Zenthai shiatsu addresses the needs by drawing on the Traditional Energetic based systems of Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Massage and the remediation techniques of Osteopathy. By integrating the prime aspects of these modalities and through the creation of a safe, awake and caring healing environment, Zenthai has evolved to become an effective structural and energetic form of therapy.
Bring ancient and modern Yoga philosophy into practice; on the mat, in the classroom, and into life.
"A person who lives moment to moment, who goes on dying to the past, is never attached to anything. Attachment comes from the accumulated past. If you can be unattached to the past every moment, then you are always fresh, young, just born. You pulsate with life and that pulsation gives you immortality. You are immortal, only unaware of the fact."
Rediscover Vinyasa Yoga as an energetic and healing practice. Gain a better understanding of the universal physical and energetic principles from traditions such as the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa systems.
Ultimately, it is our aim to make the information come to life as we adapt our teaching towards the special needs of each student. Through this understanding, we have a knowledgeable platform to read the body in an energetic and wholistic way, create effective hands on assists and teach yoga in a therapeutic and transformational way.
Explore how breath, bandha, mudra and dristi are the four cornerstones of the inner practice. Also, study the effects of the Pancha Vayus, the 5 Elements, and the Chakra system on our practice.
Business of Yoga
Discussion on the journey a living the life of a Yoga teacher. Receiving proficient training, teaching group classes + privates, creating workshops, developing a brand, starting a studio, creating a unique style, and developing a teacher's training program.
Discuss what it takes to become a traveling teacher. Developing workshops; what are the elements that make a workshop different from a regular class? We will discuss the art of presenting an themed workshop for studios and festivals that are unique and inspiring.
Marketing - The basics of marketing locally and globally. From creating a captivating website to having a recognizable and admired presence on social media. We will discuss the basics and nuances of presenting your work through photographs, video, and advertisements for your classes, workshops and trainings.
Pranayama & Meditation
Travel deeply into the subtle layers of the practice.. pranayama and meditation. Practice daily pranayama and meditation combined with the asana practice and as a stand alone practice. Within the pranayama practice, we will refine the art of inhalation, exhalation and breath retention. Specific practices such as Nadi shodhana, sama vritti, ujayii, nauli kriya, agni sara, uddiyana bandha, jiva bandha, kappalabhati, surya bhedana, and chandra bhedana.
Within the meditation practice, learn the different seats of practice, meditation on the central channel ( shushumna nadhi ), meditation on the breath, and visualisation practices. Incorporate the practices of pranayama and meditation into your teaching.
Injury Prevention and Therapeutic Application of Asanas
“As yoga teachers we are sought after healers and our students will come to us when they are in pain. It’s important to recognize we may have the tools to help with the pain and minimize the symptoms but we are not health care practitioners and shouldn’t diagnose. We can help our students to make appropriate adjustments to protect and/or strengthen weaker or vulnerable places in their bodies. In doing so, we become a key adjunct to support the patient’s health care provider and can play an important role in their healing.” -Joan Hyman
Learn Yoga therapeutics and injury management from Joan, Susan, Simon and Gwyn. All excellent in this area, coming from different yet supportive perspectives.
Learn the theory and practice of restorative yoga mainly from the Iyengar tradition, perhaps the most complete system of restorative yoga. Awaken the the parasympathetic nervous by moving slowly, longer holds, use of props to create support in poses and keen observation of breath in the relaxed state.
Mantra, Chanting, Asana Class accompanied by Live Music
8:00 - 11:00 Full Practice
11:00 - 11:30 Breakfast
11:30 - 1:30 Teacher Training Topics: Sequencing, Asana Clinic, Assists
3:30 - 5:30 Teacher Training Topics: Anatomy, Philosophy, Practice Teaching
5:30-6:00 Snack/Tea Break
6:00 - 8:00 Restorative Practice, Zenthai shiatsu, Pranayama, Meditation
8:30 - 9:30 Kirtan on select nights
MEET OUR GUIDES
LIQUID FLOW - LEAD TEACHER TRAINEr
Simon began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA. Soon thereafter, he became immersed in the great atmosphere of the original YogaWorks studios in Santa Monica where he completed his first teacher training with Maty Ezraty in 1998. A move home to Philadelphia led to an opportunity to study with senior Iyengar Teacher, Joan White, and the legendary yogi Dharma Mittra. After apprenticing with Shiva Rea as an assistant, Simon began leading his own workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats - eventually worldwide. In 2007, Yoga Journal acclaimed Simon as, "one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation.” His free-style Vinyasa is fluid, intuitive, and encourages freedom through self expression. Simon is profoundly influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, and Dharma Mitra - his core teachers for the past 20+ years. Simon's blend of these influences finds a beautiful alchemy in his style, Liquid Flow Yoga, a mix of classical and modern Yoga. Recently, Simon returned to his educational roots by creating a Yoga Program for Princeton University. Dubbed the "Flying Nomad," he draws inspiration from road legends such as Jimi Hendrix who aptly stated, "the Earth is my home.”
ASHTANGA, IYENGAR & Vinyasa
Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style seamlessly supports her students as they emerge from their practice with the rich and bright energy that yoga has to offer. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the combined studies of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga as well as Ayurveda and meditation. An authentic modern-day yogi, Joan’s love and devotion show up in her practice and throughout her teaching, you will leave her class feeling transformed and deeply aligned.
Originally from Philadelphia, Joan earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Temple University. Shortly after finishing college, she moved to New York City to pursue a professional dance career, and it was there that she discovered yoga. Soon after, she relocated to Santa Monica, California, where she completed the YogaWorks Teacher Training with the renowned Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 2002, followed by further study with Annie Carpenter, who is known for her SmartFlow® system of highly intelligent sequencing. Joan received her YogaWorks Certification in 2006 then took her first trip to Mysore, India to study with the beloved Sri K. Pattihbi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. Since then, she has traveled extensively throughout India and has been blessed to study with world-renowned teachers in far-off places where she has enjoyed unplugging from the Western way of living, fully embracing the yogic lifestyle and immersing herself in her practices.
Zen Thai Shiatsu
Gwyn began his first steps into the foundation of the Zenthai artform in his teenage years with a fascination and complete absorption with life force energy (Ki) . A self confessed life force fanatic, his earlier years involved in using the life force to fight and compete. As a serious martial artist and later a competitive mountain runner, the focus was on expending Ki, however when he later moved into alternative therapies and yoga in 1997, he realised that the real focus needed to be on sustaining and containing life force to utilise its full power. This has carried through to the present day sharing the importance of embracing a Yin and Yang aspect in daily life.
PROFESSIONAL ROLFER - Phyisical and Energetic ANATOMY
Susan is based near Munich, close to the Bavarian Alps where she runs a small local space for yoga classes, trainings and Rolfing. Her teaching combines her love of yoga and connection to nature with an in-depth understanding of the human body. She draws inspiration from having trained extensively in Vinyasa Flow (Simon Park), Ashtanga Yoga (Richard Freeman) and Rolfing/ Structural Integration.
Her current yoga practice consists of balancing a busy family life, teaching, giving Rolfing sessions, studying for a degree in alternative medicine and finding time for her personal practice.
HATHA, ASHTANGA & AYURVEDA
Angela was first brought to the practice of yoga as a way to begin healing from injuries endured as a competitive athlete. Not only did she find relief in her physical body, but she began to find a deeper, more subtle healing occurring in her mind and spirit. This deeper sense of healing is what led Angela to India in 2011 to study the science of Yoga in the Sivananda Tradition. It was here that she began the more subtle practices of pranayama, pratyahara, kriya and meditation. She was also guided in a form of asana, Traditional Hatha Yoga, which was intriguing, inspiring, and profoundly different from the yoga she had been practicing in the West.
After returning home from India, Angela continued her profession as a classroom teacher, always imbibing her classroom with myriad yogic wisdom and practices. All the while, Angela continued her individual sadhana, eventually creating the space and opportunity in her life to yoke sadhana and service. In 2016, she returned to India to study Ashtanga Yoga. It was here that she delved even more deeply into her spiritual practice, beginning to study Ayurveda, and continuing her comprehensive study of the Bhagavad Gita. Another trip to India in 2017 led her to her Guru and even deeper into the wisdom and studies of Vedanta.
Angela’s understanding of dynamic movement and energetic anatomy is paralleled by her commitment to her own sadhana. She aims to share this ancient, healing wisdom and to continue to grow in her devotion, love and understanding of Yoga and the world around us. Students find her offerings sincere, authentic, challenging, accessible and comprehensive. She hopes to meet all practitioners exactly where they need to be met in their own practices. She offers her deepest love and most profound gratitude to the many teachers who have guided her on this path. It is by their Grace alone that she is.