The following sessions of our ongoing Yoga Therapy Training are open to practitioners and teachers not enrolled in the full training. Sessions are $45 each and pre-registration is required. Please contact Elizabeth to register. Suggested readings will be provided upon registration.
Saturday 3:00- 5:30 Surya Namaskara with Scott Schroeder — Scott will be breaking down the Surya Namaskara of the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, emphasizing precision, structure and technique. This is the first in a series of workshops that will work systematically through the asanas of the Ashtanga Primary Series, Yoga Chikitsa, with detailed instruction on the alignment of both mind and body. This is a necessary and valuable tool for any yoga practitioner, teacher or therapist. Scott has been a dedicated classical yoga practitioner for over 15 years and has been teaching mixed level classes in the greater Atlanta area for over 11 years. He has trained extensively in the tradition of BKS Iyengar and continues to study regularly with many of his most advanced pupils in the US and abroad.
Saturday 12:00 – 2:30? Philosophical Roots of Practice for Therapeutic Application — a careful reading of Freeman (The Mirror of Yoga) Chapters 1-4 with an eye and ear towards therapeutic application. This is a pre-requisite for any additional training in this program regarding the therapeutic relation. If you miss it and wish to attend future sessions you may make it up in an individual session.
Sunday 2:00 – 4:30? Physiology of Yoga-asana Practice:? The Nervous Systems. Understanding the nervous systems in the context of yoga-asana practice. We will conclude with a short-form asana practice, an example of a therapeutic loop constructed from the ashtanga primary and second series asana sequences, basic pranayama and mudra practice.
Sunday 5:00 – 7:30 History of Yoga Part 2, We will cover the history of the Vedas and the early Upanisads and then turn our attention to a closer look at the 16 limbs of Mantra Yoga and an introduction to the AUM . Please note that this session is a pre-requisite for future sessions on Mantra, Mudra, and Pranayama that will build on it, including a reading of the Mandukya Upanisad. Shankara said that this Upanisad, which explicates the significance of the AUM, contains the essence of them all. If you must miss it but wish to continue with future sessions related to this one you may make it up in individual sessions.
We will close with a concise Pranayama and Mantra practice.