Therapeutics Modules Currently Being Offered:
You have two choices for completing your Therapeutics Module
December 5 - 8, 2013 Going Deeper: Advanced Yoga as Therapy with Doug Keller - Asheville
Choice 2 (pick two of the following):
August 9 - 11, 2013 Therapeutics Yoga with Cora Wen - Asheville
September 6 - 8, 2013 Yoga for Trauma with Dana Moore and Annie Okerlin - Asheville
September 20 - 22, 2013 LifeForce Yoga To Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub - Asheville
October 5 - 6, 2013 Yoga Therapeutics with Ryan Conrad- Asheville
November 1 - 3, 2013 Breathing and Anatomy Workshop with Leslie Kaminoff- Asheville
Learn Therapeutic Yoga! Emphasis is on alignment and anatomy to explore safe ways to work in poses. Modules interweave or stand alone as workshop. Each Module focuses on anatomy and vital organs, with energy meridians and their effect on body, mind and spirit. Learn how freedom in the body can help access subtle energy. Discover stories, legends and myths that infuse your practice with creativity and Fun! This teaching approach sharpens skills of concentration, deepens understanding of functional anatomy and strengthens access to powerful feelings and emotions.
* physiology of stress and relaxation
* restorative yoga poses and theory
* anatomy from the yogic perspective
* effect of posture on acupuncture meridians
* benefits and contraindications of each posture
* sequencing guidelines for poses
* integrating postures with breathwork and guided imagery
* incorporating hands-on healing techniques
* supporting healing in students or clients
"What is Therapeutic Yoga"- http://corawen.com/blog/?p=1703
Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
$385 Register and Pay
Early Bird Special. Sign up before July 1, 2013 and Save $70.
Cancellation Fee: $75
Yoga for Trauma: Immersion and Teacher Training with
Dana Moore and Annie Okerlin
September 6 - 8, 2012
Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy: Studio Classes, Mental Health Settings, and for Military Personnel:
Whether having experienced trauma, or desiring to help others work through trauma with Yoga, this weekend is for you: Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Providers, First Responders (Police, Firemen, EMTS), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, Prison Workers, Military, Hospital Workers. Certification offered.
Fri, September 6, 5:30 - 8:00pm
Sat, September 7, 9:00 - 12:00pm and 2:00 - 5:00pm
Sun, September 8, 8:30 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 3:30pm
Dana Moore, LPCC, CADS, is a founding member of the Trauma Center Yoga Program and former faculty member of the Trauma Center Professional Training Institute. Dana co-teaches the Frontiers of Trauma Treatment retreat with Bessel van der Kolk MD at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and at the Esalen Institute. He integrates auricular acupuncture (NADA Protocol), MBSR, and Kripalu Yoga within the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy. Dana's graduate studies include theology at Yale University and psychology at Boston College. He maintains a trauma-focused psychotherapy practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico and provides professional training in the United States and abroad. www.journeywell.org
Annie Okerlin, RYT, is the owner of Yogani Studios, Tampa, Florida, and the president and founder of the Exalted Warrior Foundation (EWF). Since March of 2006, Annie and the EWF instructors have implemented an adaptive yoga program throughout major military medical and veterans' hospital facilities nationwide. Annie designed the program to support wounded populations, including amputees, burn victims, and those with orthopedic poly-trauma, traumatic brain and spinal-cord injuries, PTSD, and depression. She is currently pursuing certification as an iRest® teacher. www.exaltedwarrior.com
$325 Register and Pay
Cancellation Fee $75
This is an intro weekend. Although there will be pranayama, mantra, mudra and other practices that are not regularly taught in yoga classes, and might therefore be considered advanced, the program is accessible to all. It is not for teachers or advanced practitioners only. In fact, we usually get a large portion of beginners. This program is also for people who are struggling to manage their mood, not just for those who serve them
For thousands of years, yogis have understood what current research in neurobiology and clinical observations are demonstrating—that working with a body and breath-based practice, we can manage our moods. LifeForce Yoga interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer serving you—without a story attached! In this inspiring workshop, you will learn and practice breathing exercises, easy postures, guided meditations, and other experiential yogic tools for managing your mood that are not often taught in regular yoga classes.
Pranayama and kriya breathing techniques that regulate the emotions
Meditations that lift the mood
Creating Affirmation (sankalpa)
LifeForce Yoga Bhavana (Imagery)
LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation
LifeForce Yoga Nidra
Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras)
Yoga asanas suitable for multilevel practitioners
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood: Clearing the Space
Breathe your way through these challenging times. Learn 3 Yogic strategies to strengthen your emotional resilience. Based on ancient practices and current scientific findings, Amy will incorporate breath, sound, movement and visualization to help you meet and manage your mood.
Saturday, September 21, 2012, 8:30 am - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 5:00 pm
LifeForce Yoga to Get You off the Couch!
Learn an embodied practice to meet the lethargic or depressed mood. No matter what challenges you are facing now, Amy promises that you’ll leave with a lighter heart and a clearer mind or your money back! We’ll practice the LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditation, a technique that incorporates mantra, mudra and breath to clear the central energy channel of the body. Then we’ll build to a stronger, more dynamic practice, energizing the body mind and spirit. We’ll end with a restorative practice of LifeForce Yoga Nidra.
Sunday, September 22, 2012, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
LifeForce Yoga to Meet Anxiety
Learn a practice that promotes a calm mind and an open heart. Evolution has favored an anxiety gene, and for many of us, it’s our default. Meet your monkey mind with an embodied practice and a meditation technique that gives the busy mind a bone.
Suggested for Practice: Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga (Broadway Books), LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues – level 1 & level 2 (DVD) LifeForce Yoga® CD Series. www.yogafordepression.com
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, author of Yoga for Depression and founder and director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute,is a leader in the field of yoga and mental health. She offers professional trainings and workshops and speaks at medical and psychological conferences internationally. Amy’s evidence-based yoga protocol is featured on the award-winning DVD series LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues. And the LifeForce Yoga® CD series. www.yogafordepression.com.
All Levels Welcome
$35 a session
$120 for entire weekend Register and Pay for the Full Weekend
Join Ryan Conrad, yoga teacher and licensed Physical Therapist, for a weekend of alignment-based practice with asana, pranayama and meditation. Ryan's knowledge of yoga has been greatly influenced by his continued studies with several Senior Iyengar Instructors as well as other alignment based approaches. We will focus on the use of alignment techniques using yogic props and yogic philosophy to open up your practice in a safe and mindful manner. We will spend time looking at how to address common alignment issues seen in practitioners. This mindful approach can help to allow individuals to become more aware of their physical, mental, and energetic bodies and live with increased awareness and freedom.
Saturday, October 5: An Introduction to Standing Postures Register and Pay
9:00am - 12:00pm
Ryan will address how to build your standing poses from your base upwards. This session will allow practitioners to gain an understanding of how to create space, stability, strength and balance through the practice of standing poses.
Saturday, October 5: Twists and Backbends Register and Pay
2:00 - 5:00pm
We will delve into utilizing twisting and back bending asanas to create freedom in the spine. We will explore how to utilize the breath to create spaciousness and release tension from the musculature that surrounds the spinal vertebrae.
Sunday, October 6: Making Friends with Inversions Register and Pay
8:30am - 11:30am
This section will further investigate the art of practicing the often dreaded inversions. We will take time to examine the preparatory work needed to practice inversions safely. We will cover some of the possible modifications practitioners can utilize to gain confidence and stability with some of the most sacred asanas. We will also explore the many physiological and emotional benefits that can be reaped from a consistent inversion practice.
Sunday, October 6: Pranayama and Restorative Practice Register and Pay
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn to establish a dedicated Pranayama practice. We will cover props and positioning to aid in calming of the nervous system, the movement of energy and the elimination of waste products throughout the body.
Cancellation Fee: $50 full weekend/ $15 per session
[Partial and Full attendance available]
Friday, November 1, 2013, 6:00pm- 8:30pm: Introduction to Breath and Anatomy
Utilizing a combination of printed material, hands-on exchange, practice and discussion, this workshop will convey a vastly deeper and richer appreciation of the process of respiration and the postural role of the diaphragm in exercise and movement. We will examine why most abdominal strengthening exercises do not accomplish their goals, and may actually be aggravating back pain syndromes. Additional topics covered will be: the mind-body connection to exercise and fitness, the relationship of the emotions to strength and flexibility, and why there is no "right" way to breathe.
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:00 am - 12:00pm and 2:00 - 5:00pm: Preventing and Healing Injuries through Yoga
This day-long intensive is essentially a crash-course in the fundamentals of yoga anatomy and applied yoga therapy. Leslie Kaminoff will present the basics of biomechanical anatomy in relation to the most common sources of stress in yoga practice. Practical modifications to familiar postures and movements, and the creative use of breath, language and props will be explained and practiced.
Ample time will be devoted to working directly with the individual concerns of participants.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 9:00am - 12:00pm: The Warrior Series
If you like a strong, flowing, breath-centered yoga practice, but have done more than a few too many down dogs, up dogs and chaturangas, then this is the class for you. Leslie Kaminoff will lead you through a specially designed vinyasa that strongly works the legs, opens the hips, moves the spine in all possible directions; all without putting any body weight on your hands.
The sequence will be taught twice; first with detailed written instructions and alignment cues, and again with an emphasis on flowing continuously with the breath.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 1:00-3:30 pm: Demystifying the Bandhas
Recently, the "yogic locks" of Mula, Uddiyana and Jalandhara Bandha have become the subject of much interest, misinformation and confusion. In this workshop, Leslie Kaminoff applies his unique, experiential approach to clarify the anatomical basis and proper use of these powerful, yet widely misunderstood tools. By clearly linking the bandhas with their corresponding anatomical structures, and learning a few simple, yet powerful exercises, participants will gain a direct experience of these vital practices.
Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an Internationally recognized specialist with thirty years’ experience in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. He has led workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in America.
Leslie currently practices in New York City and Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He is the founder of the yoga blog, “e-Sutra,” and “The Breathing Project,” a New York City yoga studio dedicated to the teaching of individualized, breath-centered yoga. Leslie teaches The Breathing Project's unique year-long course in yoga anatomy, and is the co- author, with Amy Matthews, of the bestselling book, now in it’s second edition, “Yoga Anatomy” published by Human Kinetics.
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
$270 Register and Pay
Sign up by October 1, 2013 and save $40 on full weekend
Drop in sessions: $55 each, (sat full day: $110)
Cancellation Fee: $75
Dec 5 - 8, 2013
This year’s advanced training will include a more in-depth treatment of body reading, as well as a more in-depth treatment of the hips, core strength, and the neck and shoulders. Some required reading will be provided in advance of the training, emailed to participants in the form of PDF documents. Moreover, a workbook will be provided that is specifically designed for the training, and will be of great use throughout.
We will look at low back and hip problems through the lens of the psoas muscle and its entourage of its supporters, enablers, and ‘frenemies’ (particularly the vital piriformis), as well as the vital role of the abductors in hip and low back health and stability.
The very practical focus of this training will be on understanding these muscles and their functional relationships in our ordinary ways of moving, and learning how to fine-tune and strengthen those relationships through asana. In this context, asanas and their sequencing will be approached as a way of illuminating and expanding our capacity for healthy function — especially in the all-important area of simply walking, where so many problems arise.
The course will focus on working remedially with people suffering from pain and limited function in the areas of the hips, sacrum and low back, using wise and simple sequencing as well as effective instruction for each pose and exercise in the sequence.
By the same token, the course will also address safe and therapeutically informed approaches in more advanced asana practice, especially for the sake of both strong and hypermobile practitioners when their myofascial matrix has become unbalanced through their advanced practice, leading to injuries in the joints, cartilage and ligaments. We will seek to recognize harmful tendencies in practice as they begin to develop, as well as how to responsibly address injuries as they begin to manifest.
The emphasis upon the hips and low back will be balanced by a treatment of the deep muscles of the neck as seen through the lens of ‘Jalandhara Bandha.’ This classic bandha teaches the essential actions for good neck alignment, especially in relationship to shoulder health as well as for full and healthy breathing. With this focus, we will explore common neck problems and their solutions, as well as healthy actions in inversions, backbending, forward bending and twists to promote greater health of the neck and spine.
From Fascial Release for Structural Balance by James Earls and Thomas Myers
~ Chapter 3: Body Reading
From Dynamic Body by Eric Dalton
~Assessing Pelvic Movement in Walking: John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and Goldilocks — Til Luchau
~Stabilization: The Core and Beyond — Aline Newton
From Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques by Erik Dalton
~The “dirty dozen”: upper and lower crossed syndrome’s
~Muscle imbalance and sports injuries
~Bio skeletal zone therapy
~Forward head postures
~Perspectives on pinched nerves
~Analysis of Neck and Jaw
Thursday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$425 Register and Pay
Early Bird Special, Sign up before November 1, 2013 and Save $75
Cancellation Fee: $100