The Art of Teaching Vinyasa with Ron Reid & Marla Meenakshi Joy

Ron Reid & Marla Meenakshi Joy are coming back in 2018 !
They will give an advanced Teacher Training and Intensive on the art of Vinyasa.

37 HOUR INTENSIVE TRAINING for teachers and experienced practitioners

This Art of Vinyasa training is designed to inspire you to teach safely and effectively the ancient practice of Vinyasa Yoga. The Sanskrit root “Vinyasa” means “to place” (vi) in a specific way (nyasa). In a vinyasa style practice, how poses are linked or connected is vital.

We will explore in detail specific groupings of poses from First, Second, and Third Series of Ashtanga Yoga, in terms of the specific movements that take us from one pose to another to create a seamless flow.

As we become more aware of the connection between poses, the general overall shape of a dynamic yoga class, then we can begin to explore variations that promote creativity and insight.

It is also possible to see individual poses as having their own “vinyasa”. In other words,“steps” (krama) taken within the pose that not only allow us to go deeper but to become more mindful of areas in our bodies that we find challenging and that might require specific attention to help facilitate the flow of energy (prana).


This training will include:

~Exploring intelligent sequencing for classes and workshops, based on:
a. The principles found in Primary, Second & Third Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

b. Specific “peak” poses. Ie.Vasisthasana, Ashtavakrasana, Vishwamitrasana, etc.

c. Specific anatomical themes. Ie. Hips, Knees, Lower Back

d. How to teach a “themed” class, as well as a “workshop” and how to work with “private” students more thoroughly.

~Appropriate adjustments/modification in poses.

~Working with props to target certain actions needed in poses, and integrating them in a vinyasa class

~Learning sequences for beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes

~Working with a drum beat and learning how to teach to synchronize the breath and movement together to strengthen the flow of Ujjayi pranayama throughout the practice, and learn to economize cues and find your tempo for teaching.

~Vinyasa from a philosophical context. Working with the yoga sutra’s daily from a vinyasa point of view. One sutra per day, adding on every day. Seeing the “step” that take us towards Kaivalya, liberation.
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