Yogaworks 200-Hour Teacher Training with David Kim
April 27 @ 8:30 am - August 27 @ 5:30 pm
Yogaworks 200-Hour Teacher Training with David Kim
Apr 27 – Aug 27, 2019 at The Yoga Room 4F
TRAINING DATES & TIMES
April 27 – August 27, 2019
Part 1: April 27 – 30, 2019 and May 2 – 5, 2019
Part 2: May 25 – 28, 2019 and May 30 – June 2 2019
Part 3: August 24 – 27, 2019
at The Yoga Room 4F
Early Bird Price $26,520HKD (until February 28 2019)
Full Price $28,470HKD
We recommend a minimum of six months of a consistence yoga practice or equivalent training.
This training will be taught in English with English manuals.
WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE 200-HOUR YOGAWORKS TEACHER TRAINING?
You will study the following topics in depth:
- Asana – learn the safe and intelligent way to perform poses
- Alignment – with modifications, variations and the proper use of props
- Sequencing – how to design dynamic, effective and intelligent sequences for all levels
- Working with different kinds of bodies/students
- How to observe bodies in practice
- Working with injuries and limitations
- Hands on adjustments
- Practice teaching
- Pranayama – breathing techniques
- Sanskrit translations
- The History and Philosophy of Yoga (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)
- Prenatal Yoga
- The business of Yoga and how to be successful as a teacher
OUR 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM INCLUDES:
- Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)
- Principles of anatomy
- Science and art of sequencing
- Hands-on adjustments
- How to observe bodies
- Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
- Cultivating your voice
- Confidence-building through practice teaching
- Yoga history and philosophy
- Sanskrit names of postures
- The Business of Yoga
WHAT MAKES YOGAWORKS TEACHER TRAINING UNIQUE?
- Lineage & Experience: We’ve refined our comprehensive curriculum over 25 years.
- Intelligent Sequencing: Learn the art and science of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class.
- Learn to truly teach: Our program isn’t about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment.
- Find Yourself: We give you the space and opportunity to find your own teaching style.
- Global Recognition: With a legacy that includes today’s yoga leaders and over 10,000 alumni, YogaWorks teacher training is respected worldwide. Celebrated alumni include: Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter, Natasha Rizopoulos, Vinnie Marino, Kathryn Budig and many more.
- Yoga Alliance 5-star rated accredited training school
200-HOUR REQUIRED READING:
- Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
- Yoga, Mind, Body & Spirit by Donna Farhi
- Light On Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda
*Mandatory reading. Not included on the total price.
ASANA PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Sunday 28 April: Neutrally Rotated Standing Poses
- Learn the fundamentals of “blueprint” pose Tadasana and integrate this awareness into your understanding of all standing hatha postures
9:00am, Monday 29 April: Intro to Surya Namaskar A & Trunk Stabilization
- Understand the functional meaning of “core” or “trunk” stability in the context of yoga asana, as it applies to the dynamic stabilization required in Sun Salutations.
9:00am, Tuesday 30 April: Externally Rotated Hip Standing Poses
- Learn the structural and muscular similarities between postures that feature an externally rotated hip joint, and observe how specific sequencing choices imprint actions that stabilize and mobilize this joint within a vinyasa flow.
9:00am, Thursday 2 May: Externally Rotated Hip Standing Poses, Part 2
- Learn how to mobilize and stabilize the trunk and the hip joint (in an externally rotated position — i.e. “hip openers”) by shifting the body shifts in different relationships to gravity.
9:00am, Friday 3 May: Surya Namaskar A Workshop
- Observe and practice a thorough break down of the nine vinyasa of a classic Surya Namaskara A, from the Mysore Ashtanga traditions. We will refine our awareness of the more challenging elements, such as Chaturanga, jumpbacks, and Up Dog.
9:00am, Saturday 4 May: Asymmetrical Neutral Hip-Rotation Standing Poses
- Considered some of the most difficult postures, Asymmetrical Neutral postures teach us how to develop sharper kinesthetic awareness of our body, specifically pelvic and spinal position. Learn how to use the wall as a feedback device to practice with more skillful awareness.
9:00am, Sunday 5 May: Surya Namaskar B Workshop
- Observe and practice a thorough break down of the 17 vinyasa of a classic Surya Namaskara B, from the Mysore Ashtanga traditions. We will review the key elements from our Surya Namaskar A workshop, incorporate the structural challenges of Virabhadrasana 1, and discuss mindful transitions from Virabhadrasana 1 to Virabhadrasana 2.
Saturday 25 May: Inversions – Shoulder Flexion
- Headstand, Pincha Mayurasana, and Handstand are full inversions that require a stable and mobile shoulder girdle, strong core-muscle activation, and a well-developed ability to understand the body’s position in space (proprioception). Learn how to approach these challenging inversions in a progressive, intelligent way that builds confidence, increases stamina, and turns fear into fun!
Sunday 26 May: Inversions Day – Shoulder Extension
- Shoulderstand is often called the “Queen” of asanas, an energetic complement to its kingly counter pose, Headstand. Practicing this pose with intelligent awareness requires specific props to support a safe, sustainable neck position and to emphasize the muscular actions of the shoulder joint. This asana practice will include several inversions as well as posture modifications for different bodies types.
Monday 27 May: Standing Twisting Postures
- Deep twists are often considered to be detoxifying postures, as they squeeze and soak our internal organs, and may stimulate our digestive system. They strengthen our deeper layer of abdominal muscles – the obliques – and can be a welcome transition after deep forward folds or backbends. In this practice, we will explore several challenging standing twists, with a specific focus on pelvic position and its effect on spinal rotation. No pregnant students or those with S.I. joint issues, please.
Tuesday 28 May: Backbends with Shoulder Extension
- This backbend practice focuses on stabilizing the spine as it moves into deeper extension. Ustrasana, Dhanurasana, and Salabhasana are a focal point, and we will methodically address key body parts that need to be stretched, strengthened, or educated to move us toward these postures with a greater awareness of balancing spinal mobility with trunk stability. No pregnant students, please.
Friday 31 May: Backbends with Shoulder Flexion
- Backbends are invigorating, dynamic postures, which can also be challenging for many reasons. This practice focuses on a classic backbend, Urdhva Dhanurasana, which requires intense shoulder flexion and hip extension. We will address key issues that make this pose difficult for many students, offering several different variations to accommodate those challenges. Full inversions – including Handstand – will be included in our sequence. No pregnant students, please.
Saturday 1 June: Forward Bends & Hip Flexion
- Deep forward bends can be calming and cooling, and an effective counter pose to deep backbends. At the same time, these postures present challenges to both hypermobile and stiffer bodies. This practice addresses the impact on the lower back when we fold deeply at the hips, and addresses how to increase the strength of our hip flexors, while making sure to mobilize the back body – especially the hamstrings and gluteal muscles.
Sunday 2 June: Seated Twists
- Seated twisting postures are an excellent way to stabilize the pelvis while we rotate the torso, wringing out tension and alleviating some of the daily compressive load on our spine. This intermediate-advanced practice will include a full series of standing postures, inversions, and backbends, with a particular emphasis on incorporating seated twists as part of a cool-down from more heating asanas. No pregnant students, please.
Sunday 25 August: Hip Openers & Arm Balances
- Does your crow fly? Arm balances are a wonderful way to integrate a sense of challenge and play in your asana practice. Like inversions, they help us develop courage, build upper body strength, and teach us the philosophical lesson of letting go and learning to fall. This practice will focus on postures with an externally rotated hip joint (“hip openers”) and explore different variations and stages of balancing on our arms.
Tuesday 27 August: Yin Yoga & Restoratives
- Yin yoga is a profoundly quieting and centering practice that involves longer postural holds (usually more than 2 minutes) with mostly passive muscular effort. The postures intentionally exert gentle stimulus on the joint tissues, via gravity and bodyweight, and influence our connective-tissue network in a different way than dynamic, repetitive forms of exercise. Both Yin and Restoratives tap into our parasympathetic nervous system, thereby promoting the body’s own ability to rest, digest, and ultimately, heal.
Testimonials from past students:
David is very patient and clear and so he makes a difficult subject matter like Anatomy simple and easy to comprehend. I’ve become more body aware and very interested in how the bones and muscles work with every asana and what the asana is doing for us. I like how he helped us understand how to weave it all together from the anatomy, asanas, sanskrit and philosophy in a way thats authentic to ourselves. – Purswaney Amin Menka Rachel
The training has been excellent so far. I very much enjoyed the anatomy lessons and the emphasis on proper techniques for the postures. Learning about modifications and using props was very helpful and exactly what I wanted to gain from the training. – Chan Joseph
My experience of the training has been great. I have learnt a lot about anatomy, philosophy, and asana practice, and this is exactly what I need. I also gain more body awareness, which is really helpful. Even my sleeping started to get better after the training. – Zhang Florence
The training was immensely eye-opening for me, as the YogaWorks system offered a very clear and well developed approach to asanas, connecting the dots between modern anatomy and traditional postures. Not only have I gained new perspective within my own body, but I was also prompted to think about the application of these asanas to different body types. – Lee Kate
YogaWorks is a Vinyasa-based school that teaches a method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath and fluid movement. Classes are carefully themed to deepen the students’ experience of Yoga. A flow of Sun Salutations and postures are skillfully sequenced, and modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student. The YogaWorks Teacher Training Program is based on this clear and effective style of practice. YogaWorks style classes can be paced moderately to vigorously depending on the level of the class.
At YogaWorks, we have been leading teacher trainings for over 25 years and have trained some of the world’s most celebrated Yogis. Our program is considered the most respected program in Teacher Training with over 10,000 graduates in over 20 countries.
Since 1990, YogaWorks has been a leader in yoga education and our celebrated alumni have gone on to become some of the world’s most renowned yoga teachers. The YogaWorks Teacher Training program blends yoga traditions from the east and west, integrating both into a practical and unique method that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis on alignment and skillful sequencing. Our mission is to provide each student with the necesary foundation to skillfully teach with compassion, safety and integrity, while honoring his or her individual voice and style. Whether you join us to become a teacher or simply to deepen your own practice, the YogaWorks training will uniquely prepare you to leave your mark on the world.
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About David Kim
David Kim (500 E-RYT) is a Senior YogaWorks and Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer, who leads trainings, workshops, and yoga events all over the world. A Brown University graduate, David began his career as a New York journalist, and later worked as a Script Analyst for Universal Pictures in Hollywood before embracing full-time yoga teaching. Mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley inspired David’s YogaWise Yin Yoga trainings, and early trainings with Annie Carpenter, Lisa Walford, Sarah Power, Ana Forrest, Jill Miller, and Shiva Rea were key influencers in his Vinyasa teachings. David honors his foundational Krishnamacharya-lineage studies, with the Iyengar family in India (2007) and Ashtanga founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during Jois’s American tour (2005) and continues to explore yoga’s evolutionary frontiers with anatomy trailblazers Gil Hedley, Robert Schleip, and Tom Myers.
David’s thoughtful, challenging classes employ creative sequencing, precise instruction, and a philosophical attitude informed by his Mindfulness meditation practice. One of five original teachers for the video-streaming website MyYogaWorks.com, David offers numerous online yoga videos, some of which may be found on YogaVibes.com and the YogaWorks YouTube channel. David dedicates his teachings to the students and loved ones who inspire and teach him every day. Learn more at www.davidkimyoga.com.