Advanced Teacher Training Week
INFORM AND INSPIRE - Join Julie for a week of movement anatomy and learn how to apply it to a Vinyasa flow practice. Perfect continuing education programme 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.
This week will be an intensive course, 6 hours per day, and include a daily 2 hour practice of Brahmani Style Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama and Somatic meditation. Practical sessions will focus 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 with 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 un-inspired 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.
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 – Fascia
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: Putting it all together to be able to apply this information in your regular classes or workshops.
The closest airport is KONA but HILO is also ok just a little further. There are car rental facilities at both airports.
Once the course is finished or before it starts you may want to check out the neighbouring islands and there is a small airport in Waimea with propeller planes that can easily take you to Maui or Oahu.
We look forward to welcoming you with a big Aloha!
Accommodation is not provided in this training. There are AirBnB’s and VRBO’s (Vacation Rental by Owner) in the area and also in the beach communities (more expensive). We will provide a list of areas close to the studio and can assist with questions that may arise as you are booking accommodation. Also note that you will need to hire a car while on the Island. There is no public transport to speak of and walking to and from the studio will be too far. October is low season in Hawaii so prices should be reasonable. Once you’ve done your initial research into accommodation and flights, please do not hesitate to ask questions.
£550 - payment in full before 30th June
The price of this course does not include food or accommodation.
Kama’aina price offered for residents. Contact below for more information
Date: 23 - 29 October 2018
Location: Waimea Yoga, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Time: Varies each day
Teacher: Julie Martin
About Your Teacher
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.