200-Hour 2019 Teacher Training

Winter 2019

We are overjoyed to open to you our 2019 Shaw Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training. Defined by expertise, variety, understanding, and community, our team of teacher trainers will help you explore the reason and purpose that yoga practice already brings you so much fulfillment, and open your perspective to the new opportunities that deeper yoga study could offer your life. Our training gives primary focus to anatomy, alignment, philosophy, as well as developing an authentic teaching style and purpose. This training is for those who want to teach, and those who only want to deepen their connection with their personal practice. We will explore the vital role of yoga and yoga teaching in our city, in our time. The liberating and powerful conviction that no two people undertake a yoga training for exactly the same reason, and no two teachers will be exactly alike in their teaching style and their teaching path and purpose, guides our training. The training will empower you to use your unique story and your unique gifts to enrich your life, and beneficially affect the world.

Learning Objectives

  • Trainees will practice and move towards facility with a variety of styles of meditation on each day of the training, focusing nevertheless on a core set of practices which they can invite as fundamental parts of their lives
  • Trainees will practice and move towards facility with a variety of styles and sequences of asana on each day of the training, focusing nevertheless on a core set of sequences which they can invite as fundamental parts of their lives
  • Trainees will practice a variety of styles of pranayama on each day of the training, focusing nevertheless on a core set of practices which they can invite as fundamental parts of their lives
  • Trainees will be trained in leading and teaching these practices of meditation, asana, and pranayama
  • Trainees will practice and move towards mastery a variety of types and styles of cueing language to lead a yoga class
  • Trainees will consider, practice, and move towards mastery of a variety of teacher postures, modeling styles, and classroom movement strategies with which to lead a yoga class
  • Trainees will consider, practice, and move towards mastery of several unique asana sequencing styles that all prioritize safety, ahimsa, and inclusion
  • Trainees will consider, practice, and move towards mastery of respectful and permission-granted hands-on assists that all prioritize safety, ahimsa, and inclusion
  • Trainees will be introduced to the systems of anatomy and physiology that have important bearing on yoga asana
  • Trainees will understand the most common injuries and health risks yoga practitioners might have, and the most common injuries that can be incurred from asana
  • Trainees will develop a set of strategies to offer supportive, safe, but honest and limited counsel to practitioners with injuries or conditions
  • Trainees will develop an understanding of how to observe and identify potentially dangerous physical poses or movements in practitioners in their future classes
  • Trainees will immerse themselves with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and several other yoga texts
  • Trainees will develop personally meaningful interpretations and applications of the ancient and more modern interpretations of yoga philosophy texts
  • Trainees will be exposed to examples and engage in reflection on how to meaningfully and reasonably model their lives on the philosophy and ethics of yoga
  • Trainees will develop strategies for how to model and inspire others (including potential students) in yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics
  • Trainees will develop a personal teaching style and approach which feels authentic and powerful to them
  • Trainees will practice their personal teaching style with confidence and openness to constructive feedback

 

To apply please click on the application button below and email a photo of yourself in a favorite yoga asana to info@shawyogadc.com

50-Hour Restorative Teacher Training with Bernie

Weekends in September 2018

This training is for yoga teachers who want to incorporate the principles of relaxation in their teaching. Working in our beautiful but sometimes challenging city, we encounter ranges of stress that can produce toxic conditions.

For veterans and the homeless, government workers and schoolteachers, and everything in between, restorative yoga can be an essential tool to help everyone's body do its own healing. How does it work? Using the principles of yoga asana, combined with the science of relaxation, this practice can help bring the body into deep rest, the kind of rest where the body's long term building projects can actually run their course and bring the body back into balance. Running on empty? One needs to rest to allow the body to do its own rejuvenation. It is only in deep rest that the body is given the chance to metabolize the hormones that keep you going, fighting the good fight, doing the DC do, and getting the job done. When we over-do, we break down. Among the many networks restorative yoga works on are the digestive, immune and reproductive systems. In this training you will not only learn how to set up these poses that facilitate deep relaxation, you will learn how and why they work. You will learn strategies on how to set up poses with a lot of supporting props and strategies with less props due to lack of availability. We will discuss optimal sequences, the therapeutic aspects of the practice, classroom set up, and private client set up inclusive of how to do an intake to optimize both your experience and your client’s experience. It is a 4-weekend event and attendance is mandatory if you want to gain full CECs with the Yoga Alliance.

The cost is $495. The weekends are sequential and there will be homework (light) during the training and ending with a homework assignment after the training to be turned in for full hours credit. Weekends: 9/8-9, 9/15-16, 9/22-23, 9/29-30.

Bernie Wandel is an RYT-50 YACEP with the yoga alliance. He has studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and has assisted her on her restoratives all over the US. He has studied extensively in the Iyengar school and honors their practice but has learned from many and brings in many influences to help bring unity to all bodies that want to practice yoga.