Return to Your Center:
3-Day Teacher Renewal Program
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WHY I CREATED THIS TRAINING
If you’re a yoga teacher, your practice is no longer yours and yours alone. Your practice has mostly likely gotten tied up with your identity as a teacher and the challenges of making a living. Ironically, you might practice less consistently and intensely than you did before you taught. And, when you do make it onto your mat it can be hard for you to find the steadiness of mind that you once achieved because you’re thinking about your sequences and what postures you’re going to teach your students this week. I’ve taught for 20 years and I don’t know a single teacher that hasn’t gone through the same challenges. I’ve been there myself—more than once. That’s why I created this program.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS TRAINING
This program will provide you with the tools to develop meaningful, authentic and effective sequences for your classes and personal practice. It will provide you with the knowledge, inspiration and technique to generate fresh, safe sequences that represent your voice and vision as a teacher. You will learn the anatomical rationale that underscores safe, effective sequencing for every postural category. You’ll minimize burnout and ensure that you have a larger, more consistent student population by avoiding the most common sequencing challenges that teachers face.
THE TOPICS COVERED IN THIS TRAINING
On Day 1, you will hone your sequencing. You’ll learn how to bring greater focus, consistency and purpose to your classes. You’ll learn the absolute essentials for creating consistent, compelling classes that reflect your values and help your students make progress. You’ll also learn how to structure an entire month of classes and build sequences for workshops. You’ll receive sample sequences for every posture group and two “master” templates that teach you how Jason creates all of his classes.
On Day 2, you will fine-tune your manual adjustments. You won’t learn any fancy new tricks, like how to use 7 belts, 4 partners and the tip of your nose to manipulate down dog. But, you will make sure that you’re giving excellent, supportive adjustments that make your students feel safe, secure and knowledgeable in their postures. You’ll learn the most effective, successful ways of adjusting key backbends, forward bends and inversions.
On Day 3, you will refine your verbal cues. Concise, accurate, accessible verbal cuing is the key to being an effective teacher. In this session, you will learn to trust simple, clear language that everyone can understand. You’ll replace common teaching jargon, cliché’s, and filler-words with accessible teaching cues that will resonate with your students. You’ll make sure that you’re language is inspired, consistent and accurate for every posture category. And, you’ll get advice on how much talking is too much—and, how much talking is insufficient.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT DURING THIS TRAINING
In the mornings, you will be a student again and savor a strong, complete 3-hr vinyasa practice. No notes, no analysis—just practice. It’s time to make your practice a sanctuary again and remember why you fell in love with yoga in the first place. You’ll work at your physical edge, refine your technique, and inspire your practice.
In the afternoons, you will refine key components of your teaching that will distinguish yourself. You’ll also create practical strategies to manage the logistical challenges of earning a living as a teacher. Here’s what your afternoons will focus on:
THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
This 3-day teacher’s program will return you to your center and reconnect you to your practice. Think about this program as part retreat, part training in the company of your peers.
+ You are feeling burned out and disconnected from your personal practice.
+ You need to step-back from your teaching and reconnect to your personal practice—and, remember why you fell in love in the first place.
+ You need to inspire your sequencing, refine your hands-on assists, and hone your verbal cues.
+ You want to incorporate more of Jason’s teaching methodology into your classes but are unable to join his full 300-hr training.
+ You need to connect with a community of supportive, like-minded peers.
+ You need inspiration and direction developing your classes and building your business.