Simon Park - Noelle Connolly
GWYNN WILLIAMS - SUSAN MICHEL
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
FOR EXPERIENCED TEACHERS
Module 1 (150 Hours) - June 2-16, 2018
Module 2 (150 Hours) - June 15-29, 2019
* 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.
Module 1 - 1850 Euros Early Bird by Jan 31, 2018 / Regular Price - 2150 Euros
Full 300 Hr Training - 3350 Euros Early Bird by Jan 31, 2018 / Regular Price - 3750 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
This inspirational quote is a good starting point to begin our journey. We are at a nexus in time where the ancient practice of Yoga seems to be moving like the ocean during a grandiose, yet chaotic storm; flowing in many directions, sometimes seemingly uncontrolled, and losing touch with its essence. In such an environment, it is wise to return to the heart of the matter. 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 undeniably 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 around us, into the light.
At the heart of the Liquid Flow Advanced Teacher's Training, are the lead facilitators: Simon Park, Noelle Connolly, Susan Michel and Gwyn Williams. 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 ultimately ' Mitras ' - spiritual friends on the path. 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 from the lessons learned from the rich fabric of life.
This Teacher Training course will cover:
Liquid Flow Yoga holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with an immense creativity and dance-like flow.. 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.. Know when the parts become exquisitely whole.
The art and science of vinyasa sequencing. Craft intelligent, safe and creative flows that will take your students to the next level. We will review, break down and discuss sequences taught by Noelle and Simon. Included will be a discussion and practice on principles of Vinyasa Krama ( proper placement of asanas in sequential order ), Shiva Rea's "wave sequencing" and other styles of multi-dimensional sequencing, how to theme powerfully, building toward peak poses, and developing 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 Noelle have trained and assisted two of the best in the business: Simon has spent years assisting for Shiva Rea and Noelle has studied and assisted extensively with Maty Ezraty - founder of YogaWorks.
Develop Your Teaching Skills
Practical, theoretical and philosophical aspects of becoming a better yoga teacher.
Practice teach with direct feedback from peers and guides ( Noelle and Simon). 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. " -Bhagavad Gita
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.
Additional Topics to be practiced and discussed:
Injury Prevention and Therapeutic Application of Asanas
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.”
Dynamic Vinyasa Flow
Noelle's powerful and inventive teaching creates space for students to pursue their practice with heart, intensity and drive. A technical teacher, she is passionate about form and endlessly inspired to harness the subtleties of the energetic body to defy gravity and move fluidly through space. Always an athlete and artist, this Philadelphia native, former ballerina, Boston Terrier Field Hockey player and graduate of Boston University, took her first yoga class in 2002 , and fell in love with the practice - mentally, physically and spiritually. Currently, she is the director Yoga and Teacher Trainings at BodyMindLIfe, Sydney - the premier vinyasa studio in Australia. She is a regular headliner at the Wanderlust Festivals in Australia / New Zealand and leads retreats worldwide.
Noelle is well known for giving her all to her students. Her classes are strong, challenging and intelligently sequenced; they engage, inform, and inspire, set to a background of meticulously curated music. She feels honored and blessed to share the knowledge of her teachers and mentors, including Maty Ezraty, Joan White, Joan Hyman and Simon Park, in an authentic way. www.noelleconnolly.com
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 (S. Park), Ashtanga Yoga (R. Freemann) 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. Since she never seems to get around to starting a website, please feel free to send an e-mail if you have any questions about the training (firstname.lastname@example.org).