Advanced Teacher Training week With Julie Martin in Dubai

Julie Martin

Teachers

Julie Martin

Date

7 January 2018 to 13 January 2018

Location

Zoga Dubai
United Arab Emirates
AE

INFORM AND INSPIRE
Movement Anatomy and Applying it to a Vinyasa Flow Practice

This week will be a perfect continuing education program for any teachers who want to take their skills to the next level in understanding of human anatomical movement and how that applies to a modern, safe yoga practice.

Julie Martin has over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike. Her greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.

This week will be an intensive course, 6 hours per day, and include a daily practice of Brahmani Style Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama and Somatic meditation each morning. Each afternoon will be focused on the theory and applications of information.
We will dive into the exploration of anatomy and movement in relation to a yoga practice. It will involve experiential anatomy and movement analysis. Taking an intelligent approach to anatomy based on modern research by experts in the field we will work with movement patterns, natural and primal movements, why injuries in yoga are on the rise and what needs to change to prevent this, how we can functionally move with the body and not against it.

Once we have delved into the workings of the body we then start to refine our sequencing techniques and bring newness to the movement patterns we present in class based on the anatomical information. You will learn how to structure movement that makes sense, is easy to teach and allows students to find their own way. And putting this together with finding a new language that gives us greater power to inspire our students through the information we are sharing.

If you feel like you don’t understand why you and/or your students are dealing pain or injuries and discomfort from the practice, or you have been repeating “the same old stuff” in your classes too much or you’re uninspired by your sequences then this course will give you everything you need. This is a great intensive to give you a boost in your skills and your confidence.

Course Contents

Daily Mornings:

Pranayama and Somatic Meditation (Using the awareness practice to be in the body) 1 hour
Morning Asana/Movement practice (Taking theory of what we are working on into fluid movement) 2 hours

Afternoons: (Each afternoon includes theory and practical application)

Day One: Anatomy – Understanding the Foot and Pelvis
Day Two: Anatomy – Understanding the Arms, Spine and Core connection
Day Three: Anatomy – Spiral Dynamics – Spine, Pelvis and Shoulders in action
Day Four: Sequencing – Refining our skills to create movement sequences that make sense
Day Five: Sequencing – Refining our skills to create movement sequences that make sense
Day Six: Sequencing and Language – With all this new information we need a new language to teach it.
Day Seven: Sequencing, Language and putting it all together – Bringing all the parts together to make it whole and ensure it is useful.

January 7-11 (Sunday – Thursday), 9.00-16.00
January 12 & 13 (Friday, Saturday), 11.30-18.30

Cost

Early Bird ( full payment by November 25) AED 3000

Regular AED 3500

About The Instructors

Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside.  With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire.  Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it.  The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.  

15 years ago Julie set up Brahmani Yoga in Goa, India after teaching in Brighton, UK  for over 8 years.  The largest motivation for the yoga centre was to create a community that could join together each winter season and practice without judgement, learn to let everything evolve and be totally inclusive to all yogis.  What grew out of that is an international reputation especially in training teachers to challenge the “norms” of the yoga world when they no longer work for us.  Julie’s work as a teacher trainer leaves students inspired and empowered.   

She encourages people to find their own pace, fluidity and strength in a structure that is only a "suggestion". No longer asking people to get "into" a pose, but if stillness arises in a moment then space is given to pause, feel and sense.

“Coming from a dance background and starting an asana practice to save my knees (which it did) I was initially so thankful for the practice.  But as I moved over into the deeper world of yoga and teaching it (25 years ago) I was soon riddled with injuries. I had to rethink how this method that had initially "saved" my body was now the source of pain and injury and why everyone in the midst of it was so intent on a "right way" to do the practice. So I stepped away from the strict methodology (which lost me students in some cases) and worked on combining information from modern anatomy and fascia research, including some of my dance knowledge, with natural movement and letting people find their own alignment instead of forcing ideas of what anything should look like. For me it's about allowing students to find a somatic practice that nurtures and heals the body and mind.”

Your yoga practice should invite you into relationship with your self, your body, your mind and emotions.  This is not Instagram yoga or circus skills class.  This is moving through layers, feeling, experiencing and observing process, moving towards stillness, moving towards self.  

The practice is not in the asana, it is in the awareness - Julie Martin

Course Contact

Cancellation Policy For Teacher Training Programmes

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place once you have completed an application and have been accepted on the course.

Balance

Due 60 days prior to the beginning of the program or once the program is full, whichever comes first, unless otherwise stated above.

Refund and cancellation policy

In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR TRANSFERS ARE AVAILABLE ON CANCELLATION PRIOR TO, DURING OR AFTER THE START DATE OF ANY TEACHER TRAININGS.

 

Photo Credits

Tina Dehal