Day 1: Friday March 9th 2018: Advanced Asana & Hands on Adjustments
Morning practice: Advanced Asana
Learn what is included in an advanced practice and how to break down advanced postures to make them more accessible to your students. We will break down the elements that make up an advanced practice and then go deep into our asana practice breaking down poses that seem challenging and unattainable. We will review the sequence and component parts taught so you will leave being able to help your students and yourself advance in the yoga practice.
Afternoon practice: Hands on Adjustments
Adjust your students with confidence and optimize their experience in the poses by refining your touch skills. Learn how to better read and assess body language using the basic techniques of applying safe and practical hands-on adjustments as well as verbal and energetic adjustments. By focusing on how the poses work on different body types and you will explore several asanas in partner work. Learning how to assist and support others improves your own practice in the process.
Day 2: Saturday March 9th: From Injury to Health
Morning Practice: Injury Management and Healing the lower back with yoga
Understanding injuries is a crucial part of being a yoga teacher these days. Most people that come to yoga usually have some type of injury they are working with. We will review common injuries and the anatomy involved with those injuries to help to build a healthy sequence strengthening the muscles around the surrounding area. We will learn how to guide students in the healing of their lower back through yoga postures that build strength in their legs and core to support their sacrum. Hip openers and breath awareness adds to the healing by pacifying the lower back to be free of lower back pain and gain the tools to stay there.
Afternoon practice: Unlocking the tension in the neck and shoulders
The neck and shoulder area is usually the first part of our bodies to lock up when we are stressed. We will learn poses that help release tension around the neck and shoulders. When done correctly, these postures can unlock deep tension and bring balance in the entire body. Find out how to use your shoulder girdle in poses to protect your neck and learn poses to untangle tension around this area.
Day 3: Sunday March 10th: Inversions and Advanced Asanas
Morning practice: Inversions and Arm Balances
Learn tips and tricks to open your wings and get your body off the ground. Arm balances teach us to take chances and face our fear of falling. Learn what makes up an advanced practitioner and how to make advanced postures accessible. For everyone
Afternoon practice: Authenticity and Self Care workshop
About Joan Hyman:
Joan Hyman is a senior teacher trainer from Wanderlust Hollywood bringing us a 20-hour continued education course. This training will be a combination of both practice and theory; giving you an in-depth understanding of how to look after your students to give them the best possible care! You can expect to learn about hands on adjustments, injuries, supporting the back body, the nervous system and restorative practices, and of course how to look after yourself while helping to guide others through their yoga journey.
Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style creates space for students to deepen their personal journey while aligning with teachings of true yogic traditions. Her students emerge from their practice with the rich, bright energy that yoga has to offer. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the joyful study of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, Ayurveda (the science of life), and meditation.
With over twenty years of experience leading retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide – fifteen of which as a distinguished YogaWorks senior teacher – Joan recently brought her expertise to Wanderlust. As Director of Teacher Trainings, Joan collaborates with teachers who are experts in their field of study with the goal to create an eclectic training program for students at any level. As a leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan also contributes to popular blogs such as The Daily Love, Elephant Journal, and Wanderlust. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, ORIGIN Magazine and Women’s Health for her advice and expertise on health and wellness. Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.
An authentic, modern day yogi, Joan also lives a yogic lifestyle. She embraces all of the eight limbs of yoga and Ayurveda – the science of life. Her love and devotion show up in her practice and throughout her teachings. She is fully committed to helping her students live from within their highest potential and align themselves with the true teachings of the yogic traditions.
Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving. On choosing this path of yoga… “I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and stay deeply connected to my yoga practice. This is truly an honor, which I hope I can pass on to others.”
– Joan Hyman