Alison West visits from Yoga Union in NYCMarch 21-23, $60/workshop
Understanding the Shoulder and the Scapulo-Humeral Rhythm - Friday 3/21 6-9pm
Yoga students are regularly told to take the shoulders "down" or to keep the shoulders blades "on the back" when the arms are up. Learn what you really want to be doing/teaching by studying the wonderful scapulo-humeral (shoulder/upper arm) rhythm in the context of asana practice. You will have a better understanding of how the arm positions in chatturanga, plank, tripod headstand, headstand, handstand and shoulderstand are quite different from each other and ask of us different things. Understanding the scapulo-humeral rhythm is fundamental to a strong and graceful practice. Anatomy and Asana; All levels/ teachers.
Hanumanasana: How to prepare for the challenge and pleasure of splits - Saturday 3/22 1-4pm
This dificult pose can be approached at all levels of practice, stopping where range of motion suggests one stop, but using the preparations to understand both forward and back bends, working on a long muscle length and many other fundamental aspects of the practice.
Alignment in Flow: How to find center on the move - Sunday 3/23 1-4pm
Flowing from asana to asana on the breath cultivates quiet and concentration. But maintaining centered joints and healthy alignment can be challenging. Learn how to target specific parts of the body and develop cues to maintain alignment in flow.Soulful Yoga Therapy Therapeutic Yoga Training Module w/ KateMarch 29th & 30th 9am-5pm, $350
Ideal for mental health professionals, yoga teachers, and yoga therapists interested in learning yoga techniques to manage depression, anxiety, and trauma.Daily schedule:
- Learn how to meet and manage mood with asana, pranayama (breathing), and meditation.
- Explore and understand the power of intention.
- Learn how to create a safe container and a safe space.
- Understand how yoga influences mood.
- Develop specific yoga techniques to manage mood at home or in clinical setting.
- Learn components necessary for creating a therapeutic yoga class.
- Take away simple tools to use in your daily life.
- Soulful Yoga Therapy program manual provided.
This program has been approved for 14 Social Work and LMHCs Continuing Education hours.Conscious Embodiment & Anatomy of Yoga w/ Zach & AmeApril 14-18, 2014, 8:30a-5:30p; $675 until 3/15, $750 after
This 5-day 40-hour intensive is designed for yoga teachers, teachers in training, and movement therapists. Each day will begin with practice, led by Ame and assisted by Zach. The rest of the day will focus on the experiential learning of Interactive Anatomy (shedding light on the body and its functions, parts and systems), Body Reading (an integral tool for yoga teachers to perceive alignment and offer precise therapeutic solutions and asana modifications), and Conscious Embodiment (refining anatomical knowledge and diving deep into a holistic understanding of the body, the interrelationship of muscles, fascia and bones). Come with a basic understanding of anatomy and be ready to move, study, and examine bodies.
Since 2002, Zachery Dacuk has maintained a successful bodywork practice informed by advanced trainings in multiple disciplines. With a particular focus on anatomy and physiology and alignment, Zachery’s practice blends elements of therapeutic massage, yoga, Shiatsu, Chua K’a (Mongolian deep tissue), and Structural Integration (KMI). Zach is a registered yoga teacher inspired by Anusara since 2003. In addition to his private practice, Zach has facilitated and taught continuing education courses for manual and movement therapists since 2004. Over the years, Zach has studied closely with renowned teachers: Tom Myers, Gil Hedley, and Elena Brower. It is his intention to demystify the language of Anatomy & Physiology and offer to movement therapists in a useful and palatable manner.Kula Flows w/ Benn RasmussenApril 26-27, 2014, $25 each thru 4/25/2014, $30 after
Kula Flow: Hip Openers, Arm Balances, and Hanumanasana
Kula Flow is a singular style of vinyasa yoga that unites the body and the breath, through the creative and thoughtful linking of postures and alignment. It is a deep, challenging practice, that will make you stronger and more flexible on the outside and softer (and more flexible) on the inside. Created by Schuyler Grant, Kula Flow combines the rich traditions of Ashtanga Yoga, precise alignment from Iyengar Yoga and powerful moving Vinyasa Yoga. Benn will carve a class that is certain to draw you into deeper variations and you might even try something that has previously seemed beyond you. With a strong focus on hip openers, arm balances and hanuman will become places of more ease and investigation. This workshop will be taught as an open level with intermediate and advanced variations and is recommended for students with a regular yoga practice.
Floating and Flying: Precision in Handstands
Everyone loves to go upside down, it is the part of class and the practice that often attracts everyone in. When we first start to practice our handstands, there is a tremendous amount of effort, momentum and falling and yet, in handstand we find a playful spirit, an opportunity to face some fears buried in our visceral body and to discover freedom upside down in a whole new relationship to the ground. Benn will help you uncover each of these lessons while gathering a deeper understanding of Adho Mukha Vrksasana. He is able to get the beginner up for the first time, offer a clearer understanding of integration to the intermediate student and for the more advanced practitioner Benn can offer refinement of skills in floating and flying your handstands between asanas. Benn has planned this workshop as a direct answer to the request that arose in his Wall Workshop from his last visit. This workshop is open to all levels.
Detox Flow: Twist and Shout
Oh Sunday afternoon, how much we would love to have brunch with you, but I have to go twist, balance, and back bend to work last night out my body…just in case you were an animal party last night, Benn has offered this last workshop of his weekend at South Boston Yoga, to get it out and be reborn! Even if it's just a re-birth for these two hours, come and sweat it out and when you roll out of savasana, hope you see the light of day.Greek Retreat w/ David Vendetti & Martina ProchazkovaJune 8-15, 2014, $1150; $500 deposit required
Tired of winter? Plan for summer! David will be teaching this summer in Greece with his incredible friend Martina Prochazkova! Accommodations will be at the gorgeous http://www.rkbeachhotel.com right on the water. The price is $1150 plus airfare and the daily plan includes yoga, meditation, breakfast and excursions around Greece!One-Day Meditation Retreat w/ William JacksonOngoing Saturdays 9am-5pm: 6/21, 7/19 & 26, 9/20
These full day meditation retreats will be based on the monthly themes of the weekly meditation classes practiced Wednesdays and Sundays at SBY. The retreats will be easy-going and include a dharma talk, walking, sitting, eating, and laying meditation. No previous experience required!
$75 for each retreat.Daily schedule:
Boston Yoga School 500-hour Advanced Teaching TrainingSept 2014 - June 2015
- 9:00am Introductions and intention for practice
- 9:30am Yoga/Stretching
- 10:00am Dharma talk
- 10:30am Break
- 10:35am Sitting Meditation with Guidance
- 11:00am Sitting Meditation
- 11:30am Walking Meditation
- 11:45am Break
- 11:55am Eating Meditation
- 12:45pm Laying Meditation
- 1:10pm Break
- 1:15pm Walking Meditation
- 1:30pm Sitting Meditation
- 2:15pm Yoga
- 2:45pm Sitting Meditation
- 3:30pm Walking Meditation
- 3:45pm Discussion of Metta Meditation
- 4:00pm Metta Meditation
- 4:30pm Closing & Guarding the Senses
- 5:00pm Spread the Love
Hosted by South Boston Yoga; Directed by Ame Wren & Kevin Courtney; Supporting faculty: Zachery Dacuk, Josh Summers, Chip Hartranft, and Alison Sinatra
This training is for those who have completed a 200-hour teacher training and are interested in diving deeper into the mission and meaning of teaching yoga. This training will be based upon in-depth study of the physical practice, yoga philosophy, and the art of teaching, as well as mentorship and guidance from Ame and Kevin. Applicants to this training must demonstrate an appetite for all the practices of yoga and an interest in translating that content into teaching. Though it is not imperative that applicants are teaching public classes, much of this training will be geared toward cultivating lived teaching experience. Email email@example.com for an application and more information.
For the full course description, visit: http://www.amewren.com/teacher-training/boston-yoga-school-500-hour-advanced-teaching-trainingDates: Fridays 6pm~930pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am~8pm
- Sept 5-7
- Oct 10-12
- Nov 7-9
- Dec 12-14
- Jan 9-11
- Feb 6-8
- Feb 27-March 1
- March 20-22
- April 3-5
- May 13-17 RETREAT **not at SBY
- June 5-7
**5-day Retreat with Ame, Kevin, and Alison (location TBA, within driving distance of Boston).
Registration: All applications must approved through Boston Yoga School prior to any payments to South Boston Yoga. 10% tuition discount for 200RYT graduates of BYS or SBY programs. Please contact an SBY manager for the discount.