Join Kristin Cork, Founder of Be.Yoga teaching yoga for over 18 years and Scott Cork, Founder of Way of the Wolf for this unique 200 hr YTT, Be.Teaching from Within - The heart of the Warrior Spirit. As teaching holds a mirror to the soul it is imperative that we move thru the layers on multiple levels to find our unique voice and skillsets to offer our students. Connecting to ourselves first to then hold space and connect to others both on their mats and in the world is a potent, powerful, steady place to come from. Aligning body, mind and spirit this 200 hr YTT training will weave each of the limbs of yoga daily. Introspection, postural alignment, breath work , concentration, creating space for meditation in movement as well as stillness, you will complete this training with the skillsets physically and emotionally to offer yoga in your unique way.
Practical teaching methodology begins by knowing your students to better understand what yogic tools will best serve within the particular age range/experience demographics. Techniques, applications and modifications will be taught in regards to demonstrating, observing, cueing and assisting students. The importance of language both from an anatomical viewpoint and also from an energetic sense will be taught to describe moving into, aligning/modifying and maintaining the position as well as exiting postures. Discussions of methodology will explore techniques and practices to heighten insightfulness in communication and include the practices of mindfulness and being present with both individuals in a private setting and group dynamics. Differences between being a teacher rather than just an instructor will be considered. Topics will include accurate, clear verbage and different ways of observing and questioning to assimilate individuals and also the groups needs. We will look at and demonstrate the importance of how to center a group, how to create safe space for students physically and emotionally. Methodology will include the art of sequencing for vinyasa and non-vinyasa settings, how to establish a student-centered class, how to manage group dynamics, appropriate language, assisting and cueing. Kristin will share her 20 plus years experience of several different teaching styles. We will look at each posture individually, learn how to sequence them in a Vinyasa and Non Vinyasa setting.
The teachings of physical anatomy will be in relationship to yoga postures. We will begin with the feet as our foundation and build proper alignment and posture from there. The anatomy of the pelvis and hips will be explored using a skeleton model and anatomy resources will include books with diagrams of the superficial, intermediate and deep muscle layers.Emphasis on modifications will be addressed in regards to staying safe through the knees, hips and shoulders and what postures pose the highest risk of injury and instability. We will also explore the relationship between each system of the body from a physical standpoint and also energetics of how each system affects us in subtle energy body. The benefits of yoga on each system in the body especially the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, endocrine, nervous and respiratory system.
Subtle anatomy dives into the physical body in regards to the astral and causal body. Moving from the ground up and the outside in, we will discuss and experience the 5 Koshas and their unique meanings. We will integrate thru the Tree of Yoga, different ways to purify and enhance the energetic qualities of each sheath will be explored. Monthly, the chakras and meridians will be integrated and compared similarly and differently. We will look at where each energy center is located in the body, the glands affected, the energetic color, shape, corresponding element of nature, emotional and physical qualities of balance and imbalance will be explored as well as the bija sound, which we will chant. We will discus the Ida, Pingala and Shushumna Nadis in relationship to the spine and their feminine, masculine and stabilizing qualities. Kristin is passionate about ways to engage and motivate yogis in the way they interact with movement and motion.
We will open this segment by considering What is Yoga? How did Yoga survive and evolve for thousands of years ago and how does it serve different ages, races and cultures now in a modern world? We will look at the Tree of Yoga and Patanjali’s 8-limb path and how it is we stand on the shoulders of the past. The importance and relevance of the Yamas and Niyamas not only in our role as teacher but also off the mat the way in which our lives are a reflection of where our energies are directed. Ethics are not just something to consider in the classroom and our group will brainstorm applying the Yamas and Yiyamas to every day life through personal journaling and dedications to the practice. We will discuss the interrelationship of the different paths of Bhakti, Karma, Raja and Jnana Yoga and how we can apply them in a practical matter.
Ethics & Lifestyle
We will explore the reasons one might serve in the form of Seva (selfless service). We will also go over the importance of a daily routine and self care, discussing different yogic Kriyas to consider.
Why do many yogis choose a certain lifestyle and diet? We will go over the importance of vibrant health and learn different tools to create that environment. How our environment and nutrition affects our physical and subtle bodies. We'll consider ways to live in harmony with the seasons and our constitutions and how we can address our own imbalances. The question we'll consider again and again is "How am I feeling? What do I need?"
Business of Yoga
The business of yoga will address different things to consider when teaching yoga in different settings and what to consider when self-employed! We will go over personal liability and insurance options and talk about different ways to market yourself personally and/or if you own a yoga studio. Different accounting programs will be reviewed and the steps to run personal/professional business utilizing local media, social media, advertising, mailing lists, etc. Kristin has owned several different studios across the country and will bring her 20-yr. business background to class!
In the first third of the program, trainees will be research the Sanskrit/English titles of pose, the history of each name, the postures physical benefits, any contraindications and important modifications and then will present to the class this research followed by sharing specific alignment of the pose. This research will then progress to include drawing with stick figures and including the Sanskrit/English names together to build to a mini-sequence reflecting an opening, a focus of mid-class theme or an ending. Eventually midway through the program the next exercise will be a Chakra class built with other members of the class. Building on this knowledge trainees will then team up with a partner to build a themed class 60 minutes long.
Nutritious Gourmet Meals
Your stay at Casa B Coco includes three delicious meals daily, consciously prepared with attention to nutrition and featuring local ingredients. While some meals will be vegetarian, others will include fish, chicken, and occasionally red meat.
*Fresh juices and coffee are included with breakfast. * One snack daily will be served.
Special Meal Requests
Upon request, Coco B Isla will do its best to provide for special meal needs (such as lactose intolerance, food allergies, …etc.) These requests are required to be communicated at least 2 weeks in advance. Please communicate your request to the organizer of your program and keep in mind that a huge variety of non-allergic products are not as easily available in Mexico (as for example in the U.S.)
We dreamed for over a decade of creating a beautiful Caribbean sanctuary where guests could unwind, refresh, and immerse in comfort, tranquility and timeless style. A place where stress dissolves in the beautiful blue sea, sunsets take your breath away, and the daily grind returns to a welcome fragrance in the morning air.
Welcome to Coco B Isla & Coco B Yoga & Wellness, a sanctuary on Isla Mujeres, the Isle of Women. The island is home of Ixchell, the Mayan Goddess of fertility & Healing, and one of the Caribbean's most wonderful islands celebrating the Mexican and Mayan cultures afloat on the crystal blue Caribbean waters.
Coco B Isla is dedicated to offering a beautiful luxury yoga & wellness sanctuary where like minded guests will practice, relax, connect, and delight in the splendor of the sanctuary, the island, and beautiful region.
In that mission they have created a full service destination dedicated to offering a luxury all-inclusive yoga and vacation experience.
Isla Mujeres is a small island, located conveniently off the shores of Cancun. Just a short ferry ride away, Isla Mujeres feels much quieter and more relaxed then the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Isla Mujeres is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, incredible snorkeling, and an abundance of Caribbean color and culture.
6-7 am Meditation / Centering
7-8:30 am Group class taught by Kristin - Day 1 thru 7
7-8:30 am Group class - Day 8-15 Practice teaching with Kristin and YTT members
8:30-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-1 pm - Postural Alignment, Anatomy and Sequencing
1-3 pm Lunch
3-5:30 pm Various Tools and Techniques of Yoga / Philosophy of Yoga
5:30-6:30 pm Journalling, Reflection, Sunset meditation
6:30 pm Dinner
There will be 4-5 Evening Programs from 7:30-9 pm