Introduction to Iyengar Yoga for Teachers
I have been teaching this module for the Santa Barbara Yoga Center for twenty years. This year we are changing the structure to include two workshops open to the general public. If you are an Iyengar student or a teacher in another method, come learn the guiding principles that have made Iyengar Yoga respected worldwide. The course will include a manual.
Iyengar Yoga is based on an integrated body/mind/breath exploration of the Self that employs the body as a vehicle towards the skillful mastery of the mind. Beginning with the structural conditioning of the body to ease pains or injuries while building mobility and strength, the practice deliberately trains and focuses scattered, stormy, or sinking minds. Physical vitality encourages emotional stability that leads to a deeply satisfying life. Each class is like a canvas, bare in the beginning. Each posture is a brush stroke that opens the hips and shoulders, stretches the legs and elongates the spine. Good alignment can deepen your breathing capacity.
Following the public workshops those of you in the teacher training will review the sequence, actions and applied principles from the workshops. Together we will look at each asana and review how it applies to your body and practice.
Teaching pranayama and introducing the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are my favorite part of the weekend. I hope you will join me!
Public workshop: Sat. 11/12: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Upside down and Inside out:Inversions come in many flavors: standing, chest expansiveness, restorative and full on. Inversions benefit every system in the body, and hence are considered the most important postures for a daily practice. Join us for a progressive practice that builds from standing inversions to the experience of being upside down that is right for you. If you are new to Iyengar yoga there are effective ways to modify the classic inversions. For the experienced student, you will refine the postures.
Public workshop: Sun. 11/13: 9am – 11am
Twists, backbends, the Niyamas and Ashtanga Yoga: New to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali? Asanas and Pranayama are but two of the eight limbs path (Ashtanga) in the Yoga Sutras. In this workshops Lisa will make Sutra study practical and accessible through supported and dynamic practice of back extensions.
The teacher training schedule:
Fri. 11/11: 4pm – 8pm
Sat. 11/12: 10:30 – 7pm (break 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
Sun. 11/13: 9am – 5pm (break 11am-1pm)
For more information, please visit here. I hope you can join us!