Teacher Tune-In: Vedanta & The Bhagavad Gita

This advanced training, the second module of The Complete Practice, includes sequencing, assisting, & philosophy. All hours contribute to Yoga Alliance CEUs.

May 1, 2020 — May 3, 2020

Stephanie Snyder

473 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109

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Teacher Tune-In: Vedanta & The Bhagavad Gita with Stephanie Snyder

About the Event

$400 for single weekend | $1,700 for The Complete Practice 

This second module of The Complete Practice will begin with some basic tenets of Hinduism, light historical context, and the basic foundational teachings of Vedanta. The Vedas are the oldest known philosophical texts we have and they are overflowing with the original and pure teachings of yoga that have influenced almost every aspect of the practice we experience today. It is essential to understand vedanta philosophy’s assumptions and prerequisite fundamentals before diving into the texts. We will then begin to deepen our study through an overview of the Bhagavad Gita, its themes and essential slokas. This training will build your confidence about the origin of this text and how to present it through accessible and high-level instruction in your public classes. 

Sequencing: Learn to sequence for more advanced poses in public classes, workshops, and with private clients. Learn to identify the subtler aspects of advanced poses and how to introduce and skillfully teach these nuances in a way that helps students not only execute the poses but also understand the biomechanics and energetics of the shapes. We will focus on safe, strategic sequencing for advanced twists and twisting arm balances.

Advanced Assists: This will be an opportunity to touch up and refine your go-to assists that you use in public classes as well as learn how to offer hands-on assists for some of the more advanced poses. You will have a chance to safely and skillfully assist each other using both props and no props to support the assists. Many of the advanced poses require student support, and teachers can often feel intimidated or unsure of where to begin. This weekend, we will spend time understanding the why and how of offering these hands-on assists. As teachers you will develop confidence in helping the students in your classes that are ready to attempt some of the more advanced and complex asana.

Schedule:

Friday: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm with a break from 1:00 – 2:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm with a break from 1:00 – 2:00pm

All hours are eligible for continuing education credits (CEUs) through Yoga Alliance. A 200hr certification is required to enroll in this weekend.