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Teacher Training

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TREASURES OF ENGAGEMENT: A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

In Treasures of Engagement, Suniti Dernovsek offers an immersive training designed to help participants advance their personal practice and develop the pedagogical skills necessary to teach yoga. Throughout the course, participants will commit to daily meditation and asana practice, textual study, journaling and weekly partner meetings. The training will also help participants develop a strong foundation through the study and application of anatomy-based alignment, pranayama and meditation. Together, we will unravel habitual patterns, thus creating space for the development of new pathways in the body and the mind. Most importantly, we will investigate methods for integrating the practices into our own lives.

This training seeks a new synthesis between classical and contemporary methods. In particular, Suniti approaches yoga philosophy and practice from a place of engaged somatic self-reflection. Drawing on somatic practices such as Body-Mind Centering and the Alexander Technique can at once renew and deepen the experience of yoga. Somatic practices are about getting to know ourselves yet more intimately; entering a safe and informed practice that responds to our ever-changing needs as dynamic organisms; and reclaiming the ability to make our own choices about our bodies. We will approach yoga pedagogy with the understanding that in order to empower others into more intimate self-knowledge, we must first do the work for ourselves.

In Treasures of Engagement, we will embrace the clarity of form without clinging to dogma. We will look inward as a way to commit ourselves to a more rigorous applied ethics. We will stay committed to embodied research and investigate methods for sharing our practice with our communities, in whatever forms those communities manifest.

 

In this training participants will:
-Learn to commit to a personal practice
-Learn asana alignment that is rooted in anatomy, curiosity and individuality
-Learn the basics of pranayama and meditation
-Learn to see bodies and address unique alignment cues
-Learn to articulate individual experience through journaling and practice teaching
-Engage in weekly partner meet-ups to deconstruct and embody ethics
-Discover philosophy that feels applicable to your life and community relationships
-Study the intersection of yoga asana and somatic practices as a way to deepen your felt sense
-Study Experiential Anatomy 1 with Wendy Hambidge
-Learn to teach and practice inversions with Todd Jackson
-Study with guest Alexander Method teacher, Rebecca Harrison
-Offer two donation-based classes at The People’s Yoga

 

 

 

 

 

IN THIS TRAINING PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Learn to commit to a personal practice
  • Learn asana alignment that is rooted in anatomy, curiosity and individuality
  • Learn the basics of pranayama and meditation
  • Learn to see bodies and address unique alignment cues
  • Learn to articulate individual experience through journaling and practice teaching
  • Engage in weekly partner meet-ups to deconstruct and embody ethics
  • Discover philosophy that feels applicable to your life and community relationships
  • Study the intersection of yoga asana and somatic practices as a way to deepen your felt sense
  • Study Experiential Anatomy 1 with Wendy Hambidge
  • Learn to teach and practice inversions with Todd Jackson
  • Study with guest Alexander Method teacher, Rebecca Harrison
  • Offer two donation-based classes at The People’s Yoga

    Friday 6-9 Saturday & Sunday 9-5

January 26, 27, 28
February 9,10, 11
February 23, 24, 25
March 3rd 9-5
March 23, 24, 25
April 6, 7, 8
April 20, 21, 22
May 4, 5, 6
May 11, 12
May 23-27 Retreat at Still Meadow Retreat Center
June - Teach donation-based classes