Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
1 - Taking the Seat of the Teacher Part 1 with Laura Spaulding Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Orientation to Teacher Training
 
What does it mean to take the seat of the teacher? How do you know when you are ready to take on the teacher's role, especially if you feel you are not ready or not qualified? This discussion and contemplation class helps you to clarify your intentions and feelings about studentship, the teacher's role, and the practice of yoga. 
 
Laura will talk about
  • her own experiences as she moved from a practitioner to a teacher,
  • the history of Yoga East and its lineage of teachers,
  • why teaching yoga is an important aspect of being a yoga student.
There will be a Q&A about teaching, teacher training and certification.
 
Teacher Training students can purchase texts, and receive the Orientation Manual and Course Syllabus. The Teacher Trainers will be on hand so that you can meet them and ask questions.
 
This class is open to students who have submitted an application. You can apply online: http://www.yogaeast.liveeditaurora.com/trainings
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User-Friendly Anatomy: Anatomy Kitchen with Andrea Rothgerber Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm - 5:30 pm

This workshop replaces the Wrist and Hand Workshop
 
Anatomy Kitchen
 
This workshop will start with a brief discussion on common elbow, wrist, and hand injuries. It will then become an open-question workshop. Andrea will take any questions relating to anatomy.  
 
Do you have pain in certain poses?
Lingering injuries that won't heal (or seem to take forever)?
New mystifying injuries?
Questions about the muscles and/or joints involved in different poses?
... and any other yoga anatomy question.
 
 
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200 Hr - Yoga History and Myth, Part 1 with Laura Spaulding Next held on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Aug 4, 2017 - Fri Oct 6, 2017
This series of 8 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 10 hours in the subject of Philosophy (YPLE).
 
The origins of yoga have been shrouded in myth and mystery, but current yoga scholars are penetrating the veil and researching yoga's history. Hear the amazing stories of the siddhas (perfected ones), the rishis, the wizards, the magicians, the wild goddesses, the yogins and yoginis who were so powerful they were seen as divine beings.  Learn to separate myth from history and analyze yoga critically and intelligently.  Great yoga practitioners and teachers need to be well-informed on the history of yoga. Introduction to the philosophy of yoga includes study and discussion of the modern history of yoga. How did yoga originate? Who are the important historical and mythological figures in yoga, and what is the source of their knowledge?  Most important is - how do the ancient myths and texts of yoga have relevance for our life and yoga practice today? These important questions will be discussed in class. 
 
Fee:$10 per class. Open to all students - you need not be in teacher training to register. Yoga East 200 Hr Alumni can audit this class. 

Class will not meet Sept 1 and August 11.
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200 Hr - Foundations of Yoga Practice with Susan Reid Next held on Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 9:45 am - 11:00 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 5, 2017 - Sat Dec 16, 2017
This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Techniques.
 
The series of classes is intended to improve your yoga practice. We will methodically work on the most important yoga postures and pranayama exercises. A yoga teacher should have a strong practice with good alignment and form.  We will help you improve your technique in important postures and help you bump your practice up to the next level.  You will learn correct alignment, breathing, pronunciation of the names, and tips for good practice and teaching.
 
Fee: $25 per class. Open to all students. Register online or with Susan Reid.

Class will not meet Aug 12, Sept 2, Nov 11 & 25.
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200 Hr - Yoga Anatomy: How Yoga Works with Laura Spaulding Next held on Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 5, 2017 - Sat Dec 16, 2017
This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East Certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Anatomy and Physiology.
 
Learn human anatomy as it pertains to the practice of yoga and pranayama. Learn why postures are difficult, how stretching works, why yoga builds strength, and how some yoga postures can be dangerous and even deadly if done incorrectly. Understanding the anatomy of a posture can make it easier and better. 

Each class works with particular groups of postures like forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. Each class covers anatomy and physiology; injuries and physical limitations commonly encountered in the posture and ways of working with those challenges; the anatomy of the subtle body including the chakra system, nadis (channels of the subtle body) and koshas (subtle sheaths).

The class is open to all levels of students who are interested in improving their practice. No particular experience or ability is required.

Text: Anatomy Coloring Book, Kapit & Elson, 4th ed. (Available at the studio, $22.50, members get your discount.) You will need a variety of highlighters, watercolor markers, or colored pencils. 
 
Fee: $25 per class. Open to all students. Register online or with Laura Spaulding.

Class will not meet Aug 12, Sept 2, Nov 11 & 25.
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Hip - User Friendly Yoga Anatomy with Andrea Rothgerber Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will assist yoga teachers in preventing injuries in class and working with injured students. It is also beneficial for yoga students, and all students at all levels are welcome.

Do you want to know more about Anatomy and how it affects yoga practice? Have you wondered why correct alignment is so important? Would you like to know more about muscle and joint injuries experienced by practitiners at all levels? This workshop explores the anatomy of the body including joint attachments and actions, ligaments and common injuries encountered in yoga class. Class will include approximately 50% lecture and 50% of hands-on locating bones, joints and and muscles and analyze joint positions and muscle activity in yoga poses.

This workshop covers the Hip.

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Doug Keller 2017 Yoga Therapy Seminar with Douglas Keller Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Prana Blocks and Fascial Distortions; Their Connection to Our Patterns of Movement in Asana
 
This session — which is accessible to and designed not just for teachers, but for all who are interested in the topic — will introduce the most relevant forms of recognizable fascial distortions in our practice. Though technically based, it will be presented in more yoga and user-friendly language, and geared toward understanding how to apply this awareness in asana practice.
 
We’ll identify the Movement Patterns and their Pain Syndromes (from ‘stiff’ to ‘flexible’) associated with these distortions, as well as how to address releasing them. This will include a more in-depth look into the fascia itself — what it is, how it works, and how awareness of the nature of fascia can inform our practice.

Along with this information, we will practice, especially with an exploration of ways of entering into, flowing between, and holding poses that brings forth the energetic qualities held within the fascial matrix, the pranic storehouse of the mind-body.
 
This session $80
Complete Workshop plus this session: $230
Register by May 31, 2017 $195.
 
Yoga Alliance: 200/500 TM Hrs: 4
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Doug Keller 2017 - Friday Evening with Douglas Keller Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bandhas and the Health of the Spine and Sacrum: An Exploration of the Core

This practice will include an introduction to principles for keeping the spine healthy through yoga practice, with special emphasis upon healthy twisting. Every asymmetrical pose in yoga (which includes most of the standing poses) involves an element of twisting, and proper activation of the Core is often left out, leaving us vulnerable to back and sacral pain.
This will be a well-rounded practice (though not too much backbending, it being a Friday night!) that will explore these actions in simple and user-friendly ways that will leave us with more ‘open’ hips and shoulders, and yet a more ‘quiet,’ nourished and happy back and sacrum.
 
Friday evening only: $40; Saturday am or pm session: $60.
Workshop (Friday evening & all day Saturday): $150.
Workshop plus Friday afternoon training: $230
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Doug Keller 2017 - Saturday Morning with Douglas Keller Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Untying the Knots through Asana: The Graceful Flow of Prana

This all-levels asana practice will address the power of principles of basic asana practice to undo the sorts of fascial distortions described in Friday afternoon’s session — distortions or ‘prana blocks’ located physically in the connective tissue of the body that give rise to pain, a feeling of tightness or chronic soreness, or limitation in movement (sometimes after a practice, rather than during).
This will be a lively, engaging and informative practice that puts together both topics covered on Friday into one big user-friendly practice!

Saturday am or pm session: $60.
Workshop (Friday evening & all day Saturday): $150.
Workshop plus Friday afternoon training: $230

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Doug Keller 2017 - Saturday Afternoon with Douglas Keller Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Practical Breathing with the Vayus, and the Deeper Power of Yoga Nidra

This session will begin with a talk exploring the deeper levels reached by Yoga Nidra, in the context of its original tradition and the evolution of its adaptations, and the connection of the more ancient ideas of the ‘Vayus’ from the Upanishads to this process. This will include some practical techniques for energizing the Vayus and our physical matrix of the breath in preparation for pranayama, followed by guided practices of pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and meditation.

Friday evening only: $40; Saturday am or pm session: $60.
Workshop (Friday evening & all day Saturday): $150.
Workshop plus Friday afternoon training: $230

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2 - Taking the Seat of the Teacher Part 2 with Laura Spaulding Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Intro to teaching methodology, alignment; ethics, class safety, foundation asanas, how to sit, pranayama, meditation.
Seated, supine and prone poses
 
Fee: Art of Teaching $50
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Practice Teaching with Yoga East Staff Next held on Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Aug 20, 2017 - Sun Dec 17, 2017
Series of 16 classes gives each teacher training student the opportunity to teach a class with coaching from experienced teachers. Each class is videotaped so you can see for yourself what is right and what is off-track. The coaches identify areas where you need development and give specific methods on improvement. Homework is customized for each student's needs. 
 
Each student must attend all classes in this series in order to obtain the required hours for certification.  You will have to pay a make-up fee to the supervising teacher if you miss class.

Class will not meet on Nov 5 and 12 due to other workshops.

Fee: Practice Teaching Series $400
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200 Hour Teacher Training for Professional Therapists with Yoga East Staff Next held on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Aug 23, 2017 - Wed Mar 14, 2018
200 Hour Foundation Course has an emphasis on traditional yoga training for professional, licensed therapists who are interested in adding yoga postures, breathing and relaxation to their therapy practice. Yoga has been shown to to have benefits for individuals with depression, PTSD, anxiety, and low self-esteem.  30 week course meets Wednesdays 9:30 am to 4:00 pm August 23, 2017 through March 14, 2018. The Course includes 180 hours of instruction and 30 hours of home assignments for a total of 210 hours for Yoga Alliance registration.
 
Techniques includes 90 hours of detailed instruction on how to practice and teach: yoga postures with correct form and alignment, pranayama, the breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation.
 
Teaching Methodology 30 hours of instruction and discussion yoga teaching methods. Includes methods of various yoga traditions, how to adapt instructions for different kinds of students (different age groups, students affected by trauma and PTSD, students with physical challenges, etc).
 
Anatomy and Physiology 20 hours of instruction on anatomy and physiology pertaining to yoga postures, yoga breathing and relaxation. Discussion includes current medical and scientific studies of how and why yoga works. 
 
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics 20 hours of instruction on yoga ancient and modern history, how yoga has developed, the philosophy that is the foundation of yoga, and current ethical and legal issues in the yoga teaching profession.
 
Practice Teaching is 20 hours of teaching under supervision by an experienced instructor, with supportive critique.
 
To apply or get more information: phone Laura Spaulding during business hours at 502-585-9642.
Fee: $2500
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3 - Art of Teaching Part 1 with Anne Kosko Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Observing students, teacher’s position, dialogue, cueing, verbal corrections, manual adjustments.
Standing poses 1, Savasana
 
Fee: Art of Teaching $50
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4 - Steady Wisdom with Laura Spaulding Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Vedas say, “Only one who obeys can command.” Exploration of this these relating to teaching yoga; concetpts of command, knowledge of the method, responsibilities of the teacher, maintaining a personal practice, learning the teachings of our tradition (Shastras).
Inverted poses
 
Fee: Art of Teaching $50
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200 Hr - Yoga History and Myth, Part 2 with Laura Spaulding Next held on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Fri Dec 15, 2017
This series of 8 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 10 hours in the subject of Philosophy (YPLE).
 
This series of classes discusses the texts that form the background of yoga: the Vedas and Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita, Gheranda Samhita, Yoga Yagnavalkya, the Puranas, The Mahabharata, Bhagavad-Gita, Ramayana, Tantras; and the Six Viewpoints (Darshanas) of Indian Philosophy: Nyaya-Vaisheshika, Samkhya-Yoga, Purva Mimamsa-Vedanta.
 
Fee:$10 per class. Open to all students - you need not be in teacher training to register. Yoga East 200 Hr Alumni can audit this class.

Class will not meet Nov 10 & 24.
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5 - Art of Teaching Part 2 with Anne Kosko Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Patience with the students: further refinements in the art of teaching including understanding the different ways students learn. Learn to "spot", assist, teach mixed levels of classes, teach advanced students with confidence, and teach students with challenges.
Standing Poses 2, Twists 1, Backbends 1
 
Fee: Art of Teaching $50
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Yoga Nidra Training with Laura Spaulding Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about the origins of Yoga Nidra, the theory and research behind it, the components of a Yoga Nidra class and how to design both short and long Yoga Nidra sessions for different purposes. Taking a Yoga Nidra class prior to the seminar is strongly recommended.
 
The class is taught by Laura Spaulding. Laura first experienced the practice with Yoga East's founder in 1990. Laura has been studying and leading yoga nidra for over twenty years.
 
Fee: $60
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