Teacher Tuneup Vinyasa Yoga - Creating a Flow State

Rocky Heron - Berlin, Germany
June 3- 7 2019

Do you want to be an effective and powerful vinyasa teacher? Do you want to fill the room and be a teacher whose classes are well attended? Can you do both? As vinyasa yoga becomes more common, quality varies greatly. Vinyasa classes more closely resemble fitness classes (remember aerobics?). More than ever before “vinyasa culture” is sitting on a spectrum that seems to grow broader by the hour. Embody your own most effective teacher, and the integrity of your offering will be magnetic and magical.

Join internationally acclaimed yoga teacher, Rocky Heron, for a special 5 day yoga teacher tuneup in Berlin in the summer of 2019, for a yoga intensive that will take your skills to new levels, as you learn to weave and fuse form and flow–where heartfelt teachings converge with skillful alignment in the rhythmic pulse of breath and body. In this program, we will explore how to safely and most effectively CREATE the FLOW STATE your students crave, while providing you with knowledge, strategies and techniques to set your students up for success. Become more effective and powerful in your voice. Fill the room.

Whether you are a vinyasa teacher looking for new skills and tools, or an alignment-based teacher seeking to broaden your range, this week will up level your yoga immediately.

Dates

June 3- 7 2019

TIMES
Daily Hours: 10am to 6pm

Complete participation is strongly recommended. However, life events and circumstances sometimes take priority, and we are as flexible and reasonable as we can be with our students. Makeup options are available. Please see our Makeup Policy for more information.

DAY 1: Form, Function & Flow: What every vinyasa teacher needs to know, organizing principles and essential skills, Level 1 focus

  • What is vinyasa yoga? Etymology of vinyasa, definitions, historical context and contemporary vinyasa
    traditions/styles
  • Organizational principles of vinyasa
  • Vinyasa teaching strategies and skills
  • Vinyasa sequencing
  • Overview levels of vinyasa classes: Level 1, Mixed Levels, Level 2-3
  • How to balance pose instruction with rhythm, pace and flow
  • How to teach and not lose momentum and flow
  • How to cue the breath and keep consistent rhythm
  • Physical adjustments
  • Demonstration techniques
  • Environment: classroom organization, heat, light, music
  • Seat of the teacher; how to hold the space of challenge and compassion
  • How to begin class: arriving and settling poses
  • How to introduce and teach seated ujayii pranayama
  • Lesson planning: progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara A
  • Lesson planning: How to give effective Chaturanga Dandasana (modified) tutorial
  • Lesson planning: Progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara B

DAY 2: Foundations of Flow: Effective and safe 60-minute level 1 classes continued

  • Level 1 syllabus of poses
  • Sequencing of level 1
  • Difficult poses and transitions and common misalignments
  • How to balance instruction with pace, rhythm and flow
  • How to give effective (brief) postural demonstrations
  • Modifications, options and prop use and other pose improvement strategies
  • How to introduce and teach mula and uddiyana bandha
  • How to create focus and provide recovery time during class
  • Repetition; instructional round and 1 breath per pose round
  • Lesson planning: progressive sequencing for Surya Namaskara C (standing pose linkings)
  • Lesson planning: abdominal strengthening, arm balances and forward bends
  • Lesson planning: basic backbends
  • Closing postures, savasana and ending class

DAY 3: Meaningful Boundaries: 75-minute mixed level vinyasa classes to PEAK POSE (backbend)

  • Mixed level syllabus of poses; standing poses and backbends
  • How to introduce and teach supine ujayii pranayama
  • How to teach with meaningful options and stages for all levels of students
  • How to teach handstand and forearm balance in mixed level vinyasa
  • Mixed level strategies for Surya Namaskar, A, B & C
  • How to never give up on improving chaturanga dandasana
  • How to progressively prepare for safe and effective backbend peak pose classes
  • How to introduce and teach nadi shodhana pranayama

DAY 4: Meaningful Boundaries: 75-minute mixed level vinyasa classes to PEAK POSE (arm balance/hip opener)

  • How to teach headstand in mixed level
  • Mixed level syllabus of arm balances, hip openers and forward bends
  • How to progressively prepare for effective arm balance/hip opener peak pose mixed level classes
  • How to introduce and teach viloma pranayama, kumbaka

DAY 5: Raise the Bar: 90-minute intermediate/advanced vinyasa classes PEAK SEQUENCE 

  • Intermediate/advanced syllabus of poses
  • How and when (and when not to) to teach intermediate/advanced vinyasa
  • How to increase the challenge and safely manage risk
  • Set your students up for success; no curve balls, no surprises
  • How to sequence intelligently for peak sequence
  • Intermediate/advanced vinyasa transitions and skills
  • How to teach kapala bhati pranayama
  • How to effectively lead practice-style classes

Pay In Full by February 28: EUR €750
Pay In Full After February 28: EUR €800
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YogaCircle Berlin Akademie
Sctargarder Strasse 25
Berlin, Germany 10437
+49 (304) 471-8418
info@yogacircle-berlin.de
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  • Completion of 200YTT recommended
  • Willingness to participate in a group process
  • Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
  • Dedication, motivation and self directed studentship
This training is led by Rocky Heron.

“Rocky really wowed me. He is a rock star and I feel so privileged to have observed and taken in information from him. Rocky is a distinctly colorful individual who happens to embody a similar level of excellence to Noah. I fell in love with Rocky in this program and would highly recommend him to everyone as a teacher and a guide” – Carol King

“ I came into this program knowing very little and as we progressed through the modules and online discussions, I noticed that I developed good and strong habits that are effecting more than just my teaching yoga. This training has deepened my own practice and my understanding of the poses as well as of the history and discipline surrounding yoga. The program has introduced me to a new community of people and I have made friends and family as we struggle, learn and prevail together. ” – Nicholas Trubachick

For more information about the program or the curriculum contact Tracy:
Email: yogamaze@icloud.com
Phone: (310) 871-8808