Keeping the Shoulders Safe and Balanced with Vinyasa Yoga
- Course ID: M1CRAN
Saturday, January 18 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 1
Discover a sound, rational approach for keeping your shoulders safe and balanced while doing vinyasa yoga. Come learn how to use your scapulae more effectively and how to release chronic tension in your neck and upper back. In this flow practice, explore how slight modifications to common postures like Chaturanga Dandasana, Cobra Pose, and Upward Bow Pose can keep you and your students injury-free, and learn several new postures that will keep this region safe and sound.
The Three Kings: Bakasana, Vasisthasana, and Handstand
- Course ID: M2CRAN
Saturday, January 18 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
Bakasana, Vasisthasana, Handstand, and their many variations form the foundation of nearly every arm balance in contemporary yoga. When you refine the actions of these postures--and learn to stay calm when practicing them--many of the more complex arm balances become accessible. Come explore how to categorize various arm-balances into approachable groups and learn how to prepare for them. Expect an educational sequence and a full, satisfying practice.
Balance Your Hips, Free Your Spine, Cultivate Your Core
- Course ID: M5CRAN
Sunday, January 19 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5
Understanding the relationship between your pelvis, spine, and core is the key to having a long, healthy, and satisfying practice. This practice will demystify the complexity of these regions and provide you with an organized, accessible way to cultivate long-lasting balance in your hips, spine, and core. We'll have a long, thorough practice that strengthens and stretches each muscle group of the pelvis and takes your spine through its entire range of movement. Then we'll delve into a balanced array of hip openers, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, sidebends, and core strengtheners.
Manual Adjustment Laboratory
- Course ID: M6CRAN
Sunday, January 19 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6
Continue Your Education
Nothing is better than a good, skillful manual adjustment. For teachers, making manual adjustments on your students is one of the most effective ways to support them and convey your teachings. Come refine your manual adjustments by learning how to see what adjustment your students actually need. We'll explore key postures within each asana category and practice safe, skillful methods of helping your students achieve greater alignment and depth in their poses.
Lecture and asana with partner work.
Business Tools for Teachers
Jenny Sauer-Klein & Jason Crandell & Lynann Politte
- Course ID: AMTBIZ
Monday, January 20 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday All-Day Intensives
Continue Your Education
Boost your business--and your bottom line--with workshops from some of today's leading experts on the business of yoga. This informative intensive begins with Jenny Sauer-Klein, who will help you clarify your mission and communicate it to the world. Next, Jason Crandall will illuminate the issues of pricing, compensation, and taxes to lead you toward becoming a financially independent yoga teacher. Finally, Lynann Politte helps you harness the incredible powers of social media. Together, this intensive is a powerful educational package that will undoubtedly take your yoga business to the next level.
Evolutionary Business to Increase Your Impact
Evolution is a natural process that moves humanity forward toward an improved outcome. When people buy your product or service, they are participating in the cultural shift you wish to see in the world and your business becomes an agent of evolutionary change. In this workshop, come clarify your professional mission, create a clear story that communicates your core values to your potential students and clients, and learn how to add value by focusing on results.
Asana Practice with Jason Crandell
What to Know Before Quitting Your Day Job
The road to becoming a financially solvent, full-time yoga teacher can be confusing, bumpy, and plenty twisted. This workshop will give you a practical guide to managing the common challenges that new teachers face, including how to price private sessions, understand how different studios compensate teachers, discover how to develop a strategic plan, understand how to manage your taxes, and more--so you can afford to do what you love.
Increase your Yoga Business using Social Media and Online Marketing
With the wide proliferation of social media and online marketing options, it can be confusing and overwhelming. Facebook? Twitter? Newsletters? Websites? Email campaigns? Online products? Which is the best for increasing your yoga business? Together we will explore all the online possibilities available to you as a yogipreneur and discuss what works and how. Get empowered by evaluating your choice and being able to determine how to use them strategically. This is a practical workshop that gives you tools you can implement right away to build community with your students, amplify your visibility, and increase your yoga business profitability.