Workshop

Thurs, Fri & Sun 14, 15 & 17 Dec 2017

Exploring the stages in teaching in Asana: Vinyasa Krama

With Hilary Anne Brown

Knowing when to push and when to soften is key to everything

Learn strategies for building an intelligent, safe and yet dynamic Vinyasa Yoga class: from intention to savasana, with attention on integrating different levels of students in one class.

How do you decide what to teach, in what order and for what effect? How can you create a deeper experience in your class? What asanas prepare you for other asanas? How should you sequence a series of classes over weeks?

In this course you will explore the building blocks for sequencing an intelligent and satisfying yoga class or course.

   “I loved it. I have learned a LOT.
I already told many other people how amazing this course was!”

         –  Naomi –  2016

Explore both the bigger picture and the finer details of teaching a great class so you can reach your students deeper, build awareness and inspire people for years to come. You will leave the course better informed on how and why you might want to work in a more creative path and be able to adapt these ideas directly to your own teaching style and needs of your students.

We will look at the structural as well as energetic interrelationships among postures and how you can learn to use these relationships to build intelligent and safe classes. We’ll explore the bio-mechanics of how the body can open systematically, juxtaposed against gravity, to help you bring both dynamic alignment instructions and insight into your classes.

Discover how understanding family groups of postures in a constructive and cohesive way will help you make good choices and allow you to build your way towards peak poses, multi-level classes, balanced practices and be able to make classes with specific themes.

Learn about concept called “vinyasa krama” which helps you understand how to bring someone further in their practice using correct stages of teaching & learning with the body and mind. Knowing when to push and when to soften is key.

 

Dates: Thurs, Fri & Sun 14, 15 & 17  Dec 2017    | 11.30-17.00
(note: not on Sat)

Price:   €225
Early Bird €195 (when paid in full before 1 November)

Location:   Jan van Scorelstraat 41, Utrecht

Who is this for?
Yoga teachers, teachers­-in-training, teacher trainers. You have completed a yoga teacher training and are looking to take it further, or strengthen your foundation.

Suggested Reading Preparation:
Book Mark Stephens – Teaching Yoga:

  • Chapter 5: Creating Space for Self Transformation
  • Chapter 6: Techniques & Tools in Teaching Yoga
  • Chapter 10: Sequencing & Planning classes

 

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About the teacher

Hilary Anne Brown

Hilary Anne Brown is the founder of Yoga Moves, which she opened in Utrecht in the summer of 2001. A native Californian, Hilary has studied and practiced many forms of yoga, healing arts, massage & bodywork and dance since the early 1980s. She has yoga teaching certificates in Iyengar, Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa (Prana) Flow, and is recognized as an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) since 2006. She has studied with numerous known and unknown yogis to whom she is ever grateful.

Hilary teaches a lyrical form of vinyasa yoga, a fluid but precise, dynamic yet relaxed method that incorporates the breath as a focus of moving meditation. She teaches with sensitivity and strength, letting you discover what yoga can bring to your life in a real and tangible ways. Breath is always a theme in her work, but equally understanding and feeling what you are doing. Alignment is a key ingredient and joy a natural outcome of her teaching. Sometimes you will laugh, cry or dance in her classes! Hilary is a committed yogi that helps her students take a step closer to themselves.

“.. it is rare to find a Vinyasa teacher with solid experience and true wisdom, who can introduce new technical material, while at the same time guide her students to surrender into the depth of breath and the pleasure of flow.” Gayle Olson, Exotic Yoga Retreats

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