Join Simon Park in this advanced training where we will explore the important and subtle aspects of teaching inspiring Vinyasa Yoga. This immersion is designed for teachers from all traditions of yoga and experienced practitioners.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga has the great potential to be taught as a complete practice: satisfying for the body and mind, creativity for the artist within, therapeutic and healing, and as a spiritual practice where the teacher has the ability to use their unique voice and experience to help each student explore their own spiritual path.
What to expect
Develop an understanding of the inner, skillful actions required to make each pose and entire practice come vibrantly to life.
Through practice, visual assessment, and energetic hands-on assists, we will explore the principles that build the bridge from a foundational to advanced practice.
We begin each day with an in-depth vinyasa flow practice infused with detailed physical and energetic alignment.
In the second session, we will breakdown key poses and different parts of the practice in a workshop style to refine our embodiment and teaching.
Also, integrate Vinyasa Krama: practice linking poses intelligently, grouping small groups of postures toward peak poses, and opening different parts of the body for deeper postures. Discussion of sequencing will include building toward peak poses and focusing within asana families such as standing poses, arm balances, inversions and backbends.
Gain a better understanding of the physical and energetic principles from the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa systems. We will examine how the universal principles and the unique wisdom of each style, can greatly enhance our overall understanding of balance and energy flow. Thus, we enter into a more knowledgeable place to teach and assist students in a wholistic way. Ultimately, we must make the teachings alive, as we adapt our teaching towards the unique needs of each student.
Learn to develop yoga classes and privates for different demographics / abilities / needs of your students, integrating a deeper understanding of alignment, to help your students safely grow in their practice.
Finally, we will explore linking the physical practice with the spiritual path through the introduction of yogic themes and dharma talks. The conscious action to create the space for others to explore their spirituality within the asana practice is perhaps the most difficult bridge to pass in your teaching career. Yet, it may be the most most important; allowing students to pass from a physical place to a direct experience of their own divinity. The spiritual pathway is individual, personal and sacred. It is a path to self-realization. It is an art to be able to share from your experiences.. not as it relates to you, but as it pertains to your students.
Become dedicated to moving away from scripted teaching toward creative artistry… the process of becoming absolutely present with your students. Simon has over 20 years of study, practice, and assisting with Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, and Dharma Mittra, and draws wisdom and inspiration from their teachings.