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[ONLINE] The Poetry & Prose of a Yoga Class: Sequencing and Theming for a Truly Embodied Experience with Elizabeth Rainey
May 20, 2022| $320 – $375
Yoga is a system of practices that speaks to and unifies the many layers of our being…body, mind, heart and soul. Often, the main thing we offer our students is the embodied movement of an asana practice. Many of us have had the experience that we move our bodies and somehow our minds, hearts and souls are also touched. How can we, as teachers, be more direct in how we connect and integrate the many layers of our students’ being? How do we use our language to guide and connect with the tissue of their body so they have a living experience of the words, principles and philosophy we may be sharing? How can we organize and sequence the practice so they have an embodied exploration of the theme? How do we invite students to literally embody spiritual principles with words and actions?
In this workshop we will explore…
Where do your inspiration and words come from? What is authentic for you?
What resources can you draw from? Why?
How to use language to touch deeper than the tissue of the body
Ways to incorporate your theme throughout the practice rather than creating a ‘spiritual/theme sandwich’
How can the sequence help the theme land in the body?
Creative ways to sequence movement and shape to facilitate body-mind-heart integration
Which comes first…sequence or theme? What works best for you?
Date & Time:
Friday, May 20, 2022: 2:00-6:00 pm Pacific
Saturday, May 21, 2022: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00-6:00 pm Pacific
Sunday, May 22, 2022: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00-6:00 pm Pacific
Credit Hours: 15.0
Includes 6.0 hours of Practicum
$320 early bird through May 8
$375 full price May 9 onward
*Important information about online, live streamed events:
✓ You must pre-register at least 45 minutes in advance of the event start.
✓ Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and password ~30 minutes prior to the event start.
✓ Ensure that your email on file with us is current, so that you can receive the link!
✓ Check your spam folder if you do not see the email from us!
This teacher training is eligible for Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. If you are taking this practicum toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program in advance.
Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the class start; after which, no refunds are given.
About the instructor: Elizabeth Rainey
I believe in the wisdom of the body. Over the years I have learned to listen to my body with reverence and respect for it knows things deeper and wider than my reasoning brain. You can learn to listen to your body too. I believe that we can deepen our presence in the world and in our lives if we hone this capacity for listening and tending our body. I know from my own years of absence that when we show up in and as our body we are more capable and wise in every sense. I believe we can heal our wounds of body, mind and heart with compassion and presence and a fierce softness.
My biggest joy is accompanying another in their reclamation process of body, mind and heart. I bring an incredible amount of hard won wisdom, deep curiosity and gentle compassion to the work of presencing another’s pain, love and healing. I have decades of experience in the movement arts of yoga and Continuum, in the mindful arts of meditation and energy healing and am currently training in the powerful body wisdom practice of Somatic Experiencing®. I am an IAYT certified yoga therapist and an ERYT-500 certified yoga teacher and trainer.