CONGRUENCE - WHERE INTENTION & OUTCOME MEET with Alex Crow *NEW for 2019*
January 4-6, 2019
ALL 5 WORKSHOPS $230 or if space allows $50/session
Friday, 1/4- 6pm-9pm
Saturday, 1/5 1pm -4pm
Saturday, 1/5 5pm - 8pm
Sunday,1/6 1pm -4pm
Sunday, 1/6 5pm-8pm
If you would like to sign up simply save your credit card on your mind body account and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific workshops you would like to attend.
What are you trying to teach as a yoga teacher, not just on the surface but at the deep reaches? What are you aiming to learn or gain as a student? What is it that motivates you to teach and to practice? How are you teaching that? How do you approach learning the intended outcome?!
How do you take where you are as a teacher and/or student and move the needle of intention closer to the outcome? How do you adapt or toss the things that aren’t working, create new practice and teaching techniques for the ones that get tossed? How do you create a practice experience that is eﬀective, personal and your own both as the teacher and the student?!
Teaching and practicing yoga in group classes can be a beautiful and inclusive experience of individual self discovery, but it can also be one that feels impersonal, exclusive, and about just trying to keep up to please everyone! The community aspect of a yoga practice is one of the things that a lot of students love and it can be expanded to be more inclusive and personal, leading to more acceptance and ease within each student.
The information and tools that we are trying to teach are sometimes missed and can be diﬃcult to integrate and understand as the student. How do you teach people to make skillful choices as an individual within a group setting? How do you make it safe for students to explore their individuality and their patterns of belief? How do you facilitate student choices that may be diﬀerent than usual, even confrontational to you as teacher?!
Every body is diﬀerent. Every mind is diﬀerent. There are so many diverse styles of classes these days. What each person needs in order to learn the concepts presented in yoga is unique. Come spend a weekend with Alexandria Crow taking all these seeming diﬀerences of body, mind, and style of class and work to create a classroom experience that is deeply personal and individually eﬀective.
Sessions will include practice, lecture on the topic, mechanics/anatomy of the body, and class planning worksheets and tools.
FRIDAY, January 4th 6pm-9pm
Yoga - What Are You Aiming For?
Intention + Outcome = Yoga Practice > Yoga as Outcome
Yoga Philosophy & History
What is this word yoga? Where did it come from? How has it morphed and changed over the years through its many shifts and changes? What is a practice and what has it been through the ages?
In this workshop we will look at the history of yoga as it moved through time and cultures to examine what the practices were aiming to teach and how. We will discuss what it is we’re aiming to teach our students today, where those concepts came from historically, and what methods we are currently using. How do you teach and access these concepts currently in the style of classes you teach or take? How do we bring the intention and outcome closer together? How do we allow our students to access that information more readily? This session will include a short practice and tools to begin to assess where teachers and students are in terms of intention and outcome in their teaching and practice.
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SATURDAY, January 5th, 1pm-4pm
Bodies, Joints, Muscles & Poses - Stability, Mobility, Range of Motion & Asana
Intention + Outcome = The Body’s Makeup, Mechanics & Movements > Anatomically Wise and
Sustainable Practice Building Applied Anatomical Concepts For Asana Teachers and Practitioners
How do bodies move? Learn about how muscles work, release and stabilize to move the body and hold it in position. How far should joints move? When is it not enough and when do they go too far? We will look at the diﬀerent variables involved in stability, mobility, range of motion and the postures that are taught in most yoga classes today. We will debunk the concept of stretching and ﬂexibility and rebuild those components in ways that are aligned with how the muscular and fascia systems work. Skeletal variations and diﬀerences will be discussed in order to set up postures in a way that is wise for each individual. We will look at poses through the lens of muscular activation, release, stability, and potential counter productive sensations, creating a sensory experience in class that invites each student to use the poses and movements as a tool for personal learning, exploration and skillful choice making.
SATURDAY, January 5th 5pm-8pm
Fire - Physically Demanding Hard Work With A Twist!
Intention + Outcome = Work the Body Wisely > Calm The Mind
These are some of the most popular classes at this point in time, and yet some of the most diﬃcult within which to achieve the outcome that a yoga practice intends philosophically. How do you get students to work hard, move, and do it with ethical integrity? This session will contain a practice based around the vinyasa/power model that takes individuals and personal choice into account, allows for exploration and discovery, is physically
demanding but also limits the risks and pitfalls in classes today. We will deconstruct the postures and activities used during the practice from an anatomical and biomechanical standpoint. Functional range of motion vs limited range vs hypermobility will be discussed as they are important physical considerations to take into account within this type of class. The expectations of students and teachers in relation to this class style will also be discussed and alternatives that oﬀer the same outcome without the problematic components will be oﬀered in an eﬀort to marry the intention and outcome of these classes in relation to a yoga practice more closely than is often possible.
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SUNDAY, January 6th, 1pm-4pm
Calm - Quieting the Noisy Body/Mind Loop! Intention + Outcome = Balance the Nerves > Calm The Mind Restoratives/Yin/Therapeutics
The nervous system states, skeletal range, and basic biomechanics in relation to commonly taught restorative/yin/therapeutic classes. We will explore how the nervous system aﬀects the body, its range of motion, the mind, and more.
There will be an hour long assessment inventory and practice where students will set a baseline of their personal range of motion and skeletal structure both before and after a class aimed at calming and balancing their nervous system.
The practice will be followed by a deconstruction and reconstruction of common postures within these styles in an eﬀort to have them function more eﬀectively and to lessen injury and/or calm a heightened nervous system. We will explore the joint’s range of motion in relation to poses, and ﬁnd ways to create postures that fall within the functional range in an eﬀort to create a sustainable and calming class outcome.
SUNDAY, January 5th, 5pm-8pm
Class Planning Laboratory - Purposeful Creativity!
Intention + Outcome = Lesson Plans For Personal Exploration & Discovery > Students Who Know
What Is Wise For Them & How To Advance
Sequencing and Formatting Classes
Class planning can be diﬃcult, daunting and monotonous. In this session you will introduce how to plan classes using what you’ve learned no matter what the style or level. Students and teachers will work through planning a class from start to ﬁnish, using class planning tools designed to give students a personal experience in a group
setting so that they learn to approach the topic being presented in a way that is skillful and wise for them. Participants will then be led through the class that was created in an eﬀort to experience the concepts presented and developed.
Participants will learn how to create class plans that turn classes into a personal laboratory that is inclusive, invites inquiry, creates a safe place for exploration and when necessary allows diﬃcult choices to be made by students so that they learn what is wise for them which can translate clearly to applying yoga oﬀ the mat as well.
Class planning worksheets will be provided as well as emailed afterwards for continued use.
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