DATE: September 1-12, 2021
KLARA PUSKI, SUSAN MICHEL, PETROS HAFFENRICHTER
with Sinah Diepold & Sophia Thora
Guest Musicians Simon Popp & Miriam Green
FOR TEACHERS & EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS
*For a Yoga Alliance 300h Advanced certificate, you can complete module 2 in year 2022.
Yogatuition: 1500 EUROS
“ACTION IS MOVEMENT WITH INTELLIGENCE. THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH MOVEMENT. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS MORE CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT, MORE ACTION.”
– B.K.S. IYENGAR
At the heart of the Liquid Flow Advanced Teacher’s Training is community. A very special gathering of inspiring teachers, assistants who are also amazing teachers, master musicians, chefs, karma yogis and most importantly, the students. A transformative experience of growth, learning, connection to nature, music, nourishing food and love + support for each other’s journeys. Each teacher is deeply committed to their craft evidenced by years of in-depth study with master teachers spanning generations and styles. Through constant practice, application and teaching we aim to present this timeless information in a way that remains relevant for our modern age. This is the power of lineage; the deep connection to the source are preserved and the universal truth of the teachings flows through us into the present moment. It is the perfect evolution to joyfully share this journey; of being life long students and teachers. We are dedicated to teaching in the most authentic way, by learning and teaching from our practice, passing on the brilliance of our teachers and the lessons learned from the rich fabric of life.
This Teacher Training course will cover:
Advanced Asana: Modern Vinyasa, Classical Roots
Liquid Flow Yoga holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with the immense creativity and dance-like flow of modern Vinyasa. It is a fresh and inspired blend of classical and modern styles.
There is an artful focus on creative transitions that add elegance and uniqueness to the flow of the practice. Finally, an observation upon the subtleties of the breath upon body and mind. Principles of Vinyasa Krama are utilized to create an evolutionary practice that aims to challenge, invigorate and harmonize body, mind and soul.
Vinyasa Krama Sequencing
Develop your ability and confidence to design and deliver creative and satisfying sequences for all levels, different types of classes and workshops.
We will review, break down and discuss sequences taught by Simon, Klara and the guest teachers during the training. Included will be discussion and construction of sequences based on the principles of Vinyasa Krama (proper placement of asanas in sequential and progressive order). Also, how to theme powerfully, sequencing toward peak poses, and designing your own advanced asana flows.
Art of Assisting
A skillful touch has the power to transport your students to a whole new level of awareness. What could take years for a student to understand a particular action or movement, could be done with one precise, effective, supportive assist from a well-trained teacher.
Learn the approach towards transformational hands-on-assists with physical and energetic alignment. Assisting is a very important element of teaching; a great compliment to good verbal cues. It requires excellent vision, precision, sensitivity, multiple points of awareness and an ego-free approach.
Simon and Klara have trained and assisted two of the best in the business: Simon has spent years assisting for Shiva Rea, and Klara has studied and assisted extensively with Maty Ezraty – founder of YogaWorks.
Sharpen Your Teaching Skills
Practical, theoretical and philosophical aspects of becoming a better yoga teacher. Explore essential principles that will greatly inform your practice and teaching.
Practice teach with direct feedback from peers and guides (Simon and teaching staff). Understand that each teacher has their own unique voice and each student, their own individual path of practice.
Physical and Energetic Anatomy
Develop a more integrated understanding of anatomy in a yogic context to support you in deepening your personal practice and teaching skills.
We will explore bio-mechanical connections in body-reading, asana alignment and hands on adjusting in a playful, fun and comprehensive way. Learn simple, body-based somatic practices that will enrich your spectrum of movement while helping your body develop safely towards a more advanced asana practice.
Discover how all limbs of the practice come together while taking a closer look at ground/space orientation, spinal movement, major joints and their dynamics in the body and how all this blends into the three dimensional web of fascia that reflects who we are and how we move in this world.
Blood, Prana and nerves form the foundation of our body’s internal pathways, referred in eastern healing traditions as ‘the river of life that ensures good health and vitality’. When this is obstructed through emotional and physical trauma, postural imbalances or external invasion of pathogens, the natural healing mechanisms of our body is challenged and the ‘free flowing river’ stagnates. The result is pain, low energy and a general loss of well being.
Zenthai shiatsu addresses the needs by drawing on the Traditional Energetic based systems of Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Thai Massage and the remediation techniques of Osteopathy. By integrating the prime aspects of these modalities and through the creation of a safe, awake and caring healing environment, Zenthai has evolved to become an effective structural and energetic form of therapy.
Bring ancient and modern Yoga philosophy into practice; on the mat, in the classroom, and into life.
“A person who lives moment to moment, who goes on dying to the past, is never attached to anything. Attachment comes from the accumulated past. If you can be unattached to the past every moment, then you are always fresh, young, just born. You pulsate with life and that pulsation gives you immortality. You are immortal, only unaware of the fact.”
Rediscover Vinyasa Yoga as an energetic and healing practice. Gain a better understanding of the universal physical and energetic principles from traditions such as the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa systems.
Ultimately, it is our aim to make the information come to life as we adapt our teaching towards the special needs of each student. Through this understanding, we have a knowledgeable platform to read the body in an energetic and wholistic way, create effective hands on assists and teach yoga in a therapeutic and transformational way.
Explore how breath, bandha, mudra and dristi are the four cornerstones of the inner practice. Also, study the effects of the Pancha Vayus, the 5 Elements, and the Chakra system on our practice.
Business of Yoga
Discussion on the journey a living the life of a Yoga teacher. Receiving proficient training, teaching group classes + privates, creating workshops, developing a brand, starting a studio, creating a unique style, and developing a teacher’s training program.
Discuss what it takes to become a traveling teacher. Developing workshops; what are the elements that make a workshop different from a regular class? We will discuss the art of presenting an themed workshop for studios and festivals that are unique and inspiring.
Marketing – The basics of marketing locally and globally. From creating a captivating website to having a recognizable and admired presence on social media. We will discuss the basics and nuances of presenting your work through photographs, video, and advertisements for your classes, workshops and trainings.
Pranayama & Meditation
Travel deeply into the subtle layers of the practice.. pranayama and meditation. Practice daily pranayama and meditation combined with the asana practice and as a stand alone practice. Within the pranayama practice, we will refine the art of inhalation, exhalation and breath retention. Specific practices such as Nadi shodhana, sama vritti, ujayii, nauli kriya, agni sara, uddiyana bandha, jiva bandha, kappalabhati, surya bhedana, and chandra bhedana.
Within the meditation practice, learn the different seats of practice, meditation on the central channel ( shushumna nadhi ), meditation on the breath, and visualisation practices. Incorporate the practices of pranayama and meditation into your teaching.
Therapeutic Application of Asanas
“As yoga teachers we are sought after healers and our students will come to us when they are in pain. It’s important to recognize we may have the tools to help with the pain and minimize the symptoms but we are not health care practitioners and shouldn’t diagnose. We can help our students to make appropriate adjustments to protect and/or strengthen weaker or vulnerable places in their bodies. In doing so, we become a key adjunct to support the patient’s health care provider and can play an important role in their healing.” -Joan Hyman
Learn Yoga therapeutics and injury management from Klara, Susan, Simon and Gwyn. All excellent in this area, coming from different yet supportive perspectives.
Learn the theory and practice of restorative yoga mainly from the Iyengar tradition, perhaps the most complete system of restorative yoga. Awaken the the parasympathetic nervous by moving slowly, longer holds, use of props to create support in poses and keen observation of breath in the relaxed state.