Yoga Teacher Training & CE

Adaptive Yoga ~ A Collaborative Journey

Adaptive yoga is a collaborative journey between teacher and student, discovering the timeless nature of yoga’s ancient wisdom. Traditionally, yoga was a one-on-one experience in which the teacher. With this insight, teachings were adapted to nourish the needs of the student and the practice deepened. These rich training sessions weave the philosophy, art, science, and research of yoga by following the ancient teaching style.

Adaptive Yoga For Low Back Pain

July 13, 14, 15, 2018

Fri 7-9p

Sat 9-6p

Sun 9-6p

Prancing Peacock Langhorne 

139 Zimmerman Lane
Langhorne, PA 19047

Register: http://peacockteacher.com

Adaptive yoga integrates the best practices, principles and yogic philosophies of the one-on-one relationship into a specialty or general group classes.

Learning Objectives

The interoceptive practices of breath, concentration, and meditation guide the student to become centered in self. Yoga meets us where we are, but first, we need to determine where that is. A role of an adaptive teacher is to guide the student to that awareness. The proprioceptive practices of posture, asana, and alignment communicate information regarding positional and situational awareness. This sense effects our self-awareness, emotional security and our ability to feel safe and secure in our surroundings. This experiential training weaves the philosophy, art, science, and research of yoga by following the ancient teaching style. The developmental model uses low back pain to explore the application and benefits of interoceptive and proprioceptive approaches. Create 6-week comprehensive and integrative adaptive yoga programs and follow-up wellness plans that keep the yoga journey rich.

Adaptive Yoga - Foundations

Dates: April 6 2019, 9a-6p

Prancing Peacock Langhorne 

139 Zimmerman Lane
Langhorne, PA 19047

Register: http://peacockteacher.com 

Begin with the philosophy, art, and science of teaching adaptive yoga.

Dive deeply into causes, expression, and sequencing. Trauma, injuries, and posture lead to chronic patterns of tension, thinking, behavior and movement. We literally hold our issues in our tissues and these deep patterns become locked in the fascia. Adaptive yoga blends ancient practices and modern science to unlock the secrets to health and wellbeing.

Learn an innovative combination of pattern releasing yogic tools for fascial flexibility, stability, resiliency, coordination and strength. Build a personal awareness of chronic tension patterns to become empowered to facilitate lasting releases and profound mind-body transformation.

Price: $220

Adaptive Yoga for Chronic Pain and Osteoporosis

Dates TBD

The interoceptive practices of breath, concentration, and meditation guide the student to become centered in self. Yoga meets us were we are, but first we need to determine where that is. A role of an adaptive teacher is to guide the student to that awareness. The proprioceptive practices of posture, asana, and alignment communicate information regarding positional and situational awareness. This sense effects our self-awareness, emotional security and our ability to feel safe and secure in our surroundings. This experiential training weaves the philosophy, art, science and research of yoga by following the ancient teaching style.

The developmental model uses chronic pain and osteoporosis to explore the application and benefits of interoceptive and proprioceptive approaches. Create 6-week comprehensive and integrative adaptive yoga programs and follow-up wellness plans that keep the yoga journey rich.

Fascia and Movement

Dates: October 20 + 21, 2018, 9a-6p Prancing Peacock 

139 Zimmerman Lane

Langhorne, PA 19047 

Register:http://peacockteacher.com/adaptiveyoga/

 This module will focus on the art of self-expression by combining Yoga – the practice of self-study and Fascia – our sensory organ, to gain a deeper insight to whole body patterning and interconnectedness. Together they integrate the body’s communication receptors to the embodiment of practices and philosophies. Yoga has the koshas as a bridge to the wholeness of mind, body, and senses. Yoga is much more than a physical practice and fascia is much more than a wrapping around the tissues of the body.

• Expand the knowledge of the anatomy of fascia and yoga asana
• Recognize the fascial meridians in yoga asana
• Demonstrate a keen visual body reading acuity in both static and movement assessments
• Perform skillful subtle touch adjusting and cueing
• Create holistic class sequences using a fascia-nating yoga model

Yoga Tool Box For Private Sessions

Dates: April 7, 2019, 9a-6p 

Prancing Peacock Langhorne 

139 Zimmerman Lane
Langhorne, PA 19047

Register: http://peacockteacher.com 

Expand the use of all your yoga tools, knowledge and wisdom tailoring yoga practices to individual needs. Creating productive and profitable privates sessions is a skill, or in yoga terms, a practice that improves with repetition. We will delve into the koshas as a model for opening communication, acquiring holistic insights and designing individual session plans.One-on-one time leaves both student and teacher with an overall sense of wellbeing.You will be both teacher and student in this experiential approach to offering transformative guidance in a yogi’s journey.

We will explore:

  • Intake discussions
  • Client goal setting
  • Session planning and multiple session scheduling
  • Recall

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Yoga for the Heart

Dates TBD

Commitment is key for successful outcomes that have longevity. Yogi’s do better when they commit to a lifestyle change. Following a kosha model, learn to sequence an 8-week cardiac series.

Be able to provide:

  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Creative visualization
  • asana
  • yoga nidra specifically related to the heart

Hydrate and Renew

In this course, we will explore multi-directional slow fascial stretching to introduce a depth and pressure similar to the techniques used in massage and bodywork. Experience the juicy results of increased flexibility, mobility, and ease in motion.

Slow stretching cleanses soft tissues by compressing and moving fluids out of them. This temporary de-hydration is similar to squeezing a sponge. As the stretch is released tissues are invigorated and nourished by the effortless unrestricted flow of new clean hydrating fluid returning to the area. Through the use of props, specific movements, and multidirectional stretching, refresh and restore tissue hydration. As a result, enjoy supple resilient fascia, improved flexibility, youthful elasticity and balanced joyful movement.


Adaptive Yoga - Body Specifics

Bring adaptive yoga techniques to your classes and practice.

Looking at the body and giving correct alignment cues for injuries, misalignment and other issues will bring your students into a safe and effective flow, allowing their practice to meet them where they are. Each session will explore a particular part of the body and give you specific applications.

  • Feet and Ankles
  • Knees
  • Pelvis and Sacrum
  • Lower Back
  • Shoulders, Thoracic, Arms, and Back
  • Neck and Head

Body Reading

Learn the story of the body and how it presents by enhancing the vision of all of your senses. Attune your observer to see a mixture of delicately complex and understated compensations in movement and subtle energies.

  • Evaluate physical posture and asana to identify strain patterns that underlie pain patterns or movement restriction using skill-building exercises, maps of fascia meridians and holistic strategies
  • Observe how the breath, mind and emotions both contribute to and reveal the life story ‘written’ into the individual’s patterns, position and mindset
  • Use verbal and subtle touch-cueing to expand the yoga student’s awareness of their compensation patterns
  • Empower self-correction, creating a new, sustainable, and pure movement pattern
  • Learn to enhance the student’s body intelligence to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, location, and balance
  • Master assessment skills and methods to successfully integrate body reading into classes and private sessions

Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Teacher Training

“Silence isn’t empty, it is full of answers”Buddha

The body-wide tensional network of fascia plays an essential role in posture, communication, movement and flexibility. It is our fabric of form and our richest sensory organ of communication. Abundantly fill with a variety of receptors, fascial connects the mind, body and spirit.

In a yin practice muscles soften and the focus is directed to the ligaments, tendons, joints and other dense fascial tissues, touching the deep tissues of the body. Long held yin poses, fascial stretches, have positive effects of softening tissue stiffness, reducing inflammation, and increasing graceful flexibility.

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak”  

Fascial Yin Yoga Teacher Training integrates all the koshas providing anin-depth knowledge of the human body from structural mechanics to subtle energy. Long held poses apply tension and compression to tissues to open and clear the meridian pathways.

This training is designed for yoga teachers and experienced yinsters and fascianados 

interested in exploring anatomy, philosophy, meditation, quiet, and stillness.

The best gift you can give your body, mind and spirit, is your attention.