Awakening Yoga is a progressive practice style rooted in Hatha Vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on functional and creative movement practices . We developed this practice style over years of seeing the many diverse bodies in the yoga practice while teaching all over the world. Our goal has always been to pay homage to the traditional ritual nature of the practice, deep respect for the philosophy and history of Yoga, and incorporating modern movement patterns for today's bodies and minds.
We work with 4 baseline practices (Solar Vinyasa, Lunar Mobility, Restore, & Strength) which uphold the principles & foundations of Awakening Yoga, while encouraging creativity & freedom from the individual teacher(s). This 200 hour Foundational program focuses on the Solar Vinyasa and Restore pillars of Awakening Yoga.
*Lunar Mobility & Strength are addressed in depth during our Advanced 300 hour program.
Program Dates: February 1-16, 2020
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA - Commune Yoga Studio
We are all looking for methods of stoking the fire that burns deep within our souls, to find the drive to achieve what we never thought possible, to push through adversity, to overcome obstacles, and be in the fiber of our true being. The Awakening Yoga Solar Sequence is a new map for movement through the traditional vinyasa yoga practice. You will have the opportunity to take your asana in many new directions as you begin to understand how to train your physical system to stand with power in our ever changing world.
This Awakening Yoga Foundational Teacher Training will focus on mastering the Solar Vinyasa Sequences, learning how to adapt and adjust it for your needs as a teacher or student, and help you to chart a course into sharing yoga with confidence, clarity, and purpose.
Our bodies and minds are designed to ache for balance - and our nervous systems quite literally crave it. Whether it shows up as fatigue, frustration, or burn out - we are getting the messages that we need to slow down, we just may not be listening to them.
The Restore portion of our training focuses on the necessary balance between effort and ease. We will explore the functions of a regular Restorative Yoga Practice, the science of the nervous system, and effective sequencing. Diving deep into the use of props, breathwork, and simplicity to support students through the journey into ease.
The Solar Practice
You will learn the complete Solar sequence for your personal practice and teaching. We will break down each piece of the practice to help you find complete mastery over the set of poses.
The Restore Practice
You will learn the basis of practicing and teaching Restorative Yoga. We will dive into the role of the Nervous System, importance of tissue rest, how to use props, and sequence to offer a Restore Practice.
Each day we will break down the sequence from class to help give students an understanding of how to bring variety to their yoga classes and how to incorporate the foundations of Awakening Yoga into any class setting.
Personalized Inversion practice
Explore the specific needs of your body in inversions, how to best work with your unique strengths and find balance.
How to teach public classes
We will help each student find their own voice as a teacher through practical teachings exercises and group activities to ensure you graduate with confidence & comfort as a teacher.
Philosophy and history of Yoga
We will dive into the pillars of yogic philosophy beginning our study of the many facets in this long standing traditional practice.
Introduction to Pranayama
Learn foundational Pranayama techniques for your home practice and teaching techniques for public class
Postural anatomy of classical yoga asana
You will learn the structural breakdown for classic yoga poses, cueing approaches, and how to apply modern biomechanics to the physical yoga practice.
Introduction to Hands on Adjustments
We will break down effective options and ways to observe the unique bodies of students. How to watch for movement patterns and determine the best approach to aiding students in their asana practice via verbal cueing, directional one-on-one help, and individually appropriate hands-on-adjustments.
How to start your yoga teaching career
Learn how to find your first teaching job, how to create your niche as a teacher, how to thrive in many different teaching settings, and develop your own yoga teaching business
Learn how to use social media to help you build a unique online presence, find which social channels best serve your creative interests, and how to manage your accounts day to day.
Sample Daily Schedule
8:00am - 10:00am - Morning Practice
10:00 - 11:00am - Break
11:00am - 1:00pm - Teaching Theory
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Asana Lab
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Practice Teaching
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Break
6:00 - 8:00pm - Evening Practice and/or Philosophy & History