30-Hour Vinyasa Flow Sequencing Training with Joan Hyman
February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Thursday Feb. 28, 2019
Morning: Intro and What is advanced Asana? Philosophy Discussion & Asana Practice
Learn to define advanced practitioner and how to practice advanced postures and make them
accessible. We’ll discuss what an advanced practice might look like and what the elements are
for advancing your own. What creates advancement in your practice? We’ll also look at the
higher limbs of yoga and the importance of practicing pranayama, dharana, and dhyana. Learn
how to use discernment in deciding which practice is right for you.
Afternoon: The Art of Sequencing: Moving from the Outside, In
Learn how to sequence from an anatomical and subtle body place and move your students
through the many layers of the koshas. It takes skill to sequence a class that educates students
on how their physical body works and how to access their vital body so they leave feeling
transformed. We’ll discuss anatomy, subtle body, and how to infuse the elements of philosophy
into your classes so your student’s leave with valuable insight and feeling transformed!
Friday March 1st, 2019
Morning: Practice Vinyasa Flow and Discuss Sequence: ROOTS AND REBOUNDS, LEARNING TO LIFT OFF THE GROUND.
Learn tips and tricks to open your wings and get your body off the ground. Face this exploration of arm balances including handstands with courage, breath, and playfulness. No need to fight your way up, learn a pathway to channel these postures into your practice with enthusiasm and ease.
Afternoon: Subtle Body: Bandhas, Vayus, and Chakras
There are many layers to our being and each taking us closer to our light body where our higher
self exists. Through yoga, one can begin to access these bodies transporting the self to liberation.
Each body is associated with the koshas, or layers of awareness that hide the true Self. Working
from the physical body to the subtler energy of the heart we can increase our vitality and live a
healthier and abundant life. Learn about the bandhas, vayus, and chakras, which help us,
manage our energy and improve the way we respond to life.
Saturday March 2nd, 2019
Morning: Teaching to Beginners and All Levels Classes
Beginner yogis are a unique population. Students rarely forget their first yoga teacher, and this is an important part of their journey. This is a great opportunity to teach good habits, learn how to work with props, and understand the foundations of yoga. This workshop will examine the
difficulties for beginners and look to create a safe yet challenging sequence for them. At the same time, we’ll explore the art of teaching a multi-level class so you’re well equipped to support all levels in one room.
Afternoon: Pranayama & Meditation
Cultivating a pranayama and meditation practice helps us to develop awareness, insight, and
focus. The practice is essential for expanding our consciousness. We’ll learn the tools it takes to
create a consistent and sustainable self-practice that includes the eight limbs of yoga and
different techniques for pranayama and meditation.
Sunday March 3rd, 2019
Morning: The king &queen – headstand & shoulderstand class.
Inversions are an important part of our practice creating profound shifts with in our nervous system and brain preparing us for meditation. Headstand and shoulder stand are referred to as the king and queen of all yoga asana. Headstand is referred to as the king of all poses developing masculine qualities of will power, steadiness and clarity of the brain, while shoulder stand develops the feminine qualities of patience and emotional stability. When performed together these opposite effects create a strong sense of balance preparing you to move into the higher limbs Yoga – Pranayama & Meditation. We will break the important parts down of learning to hold headstand and shoulder stand and adding variations.
Afternoon: Ayurveda and Selfcare
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga, teaching us how to live our lives in harmony with nature.
We teach yoga and Ayurveda together to enhance the benefits of our practice, ultimately leading to longevity. As yogis, we learn that everything is energy and that the food we eat will affect our well-being and how we react to the world and those around us. Understand how to integrate this sister science into your daily routine to bring more harmony and balance into your life.
About Joan Hyman:
Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style seamlessly supports her students as they emerge from their practice with the rich and bright energy that yoga has to offer. It is here that the space is created for her students to deepen their personal journey while aligning with the teachings of true yogic traditions.
Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the combination Ayurveda, meditation, as well as the studies of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. An authentic modern day yogi, Joan’s love and devotion show up in her practice and through her teachings.
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.