Engage a tranquil current of stability and integration that gives rise to a movement of the breath that both heals and restores. Learn to teach an effective and gentle form of yoga that applies to the entire population and offers therapeutic resonance and relief to spaces and places of "stuck-ness" or pain.
The Gentle Bala Yoga teacher training aims at the foundational forms of asana and the deeply nourishing practices that leave a student in a space of radical restoration. We will interweave a deep exploration of healing postures for all ages and all levels of ability, breathing practices that heal and renewal, restorative postures and visualization, and the spaces of meditation that bring a mind to deep and intuitive calm. Toned into the trainings are deep investigations into yogic history, comparative philosophy, and sacred text study.
The only thing more inspiring than embodying this practice is feeling the call to share it with others. Learn to teach a practice that shimmers within the healing flow of us all. At the end of this space in time, feel confident sharing a gentle movement practice that pours itself into a pervasive restorative yoga offering. Slow down, delve deep.
Those who have completed this training experience a confidence: verbally guiding a class through a detailed spinal sequence practice; weaving lessons, stories, and guided meditations to support the breath and imagery of a practice; as well as expressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of rest to enhance the swift currents of life on and off the mat.
Week One: August 10 – 12, 2012, The Invitation
Explore the introduction and overview of Bala, a body of work of rich yogic study, sacred tradition and biomechanical expression in the universal and personal - optimal forms of foundation and freedom. The goals of this weekend: Inspire a confident interest in a slower current of yoga asana, restorative yogic arts, yoga as a healing and body/mind serving modality, and comparative yoga philosophy.
Week Two: September 27 - 30, 2012, The Spaces in Between
Explore a weekend of the spaces in between Bala’s calling, re-union of earth and sky, foundation and freedom. The goals of this weekend: Inspire interest and confidence in the embodiment and offering of Anjali Restorative yoga’s Signature Spinal Sequence, invite a quantum understanding of the subtle body, empower states of meditation and the offering of guided meditation, confidence in spinal and breath anatomy. The Bala Sequences One through Three will be offered exploring: 1. Flexion and Extension, 2. Transitions, and 3. Vira Two Stages of Complexity.
Week Three: October 11 – 13 – Healing with the Chakras
Using the archetypes, energetics, and potentially of the Chakras and an introduction into The Upanishads, we will delve deeper in the weekend through the art of healing from simple to complex – both mental and muscular memory. The goals of this weekend: Inspire a confident voice, grant inspiration and interest in teaching within the Bala Sequencing Template (sequencing to inspire healing from radically empowered presence in aligned and supported activation), grant inspiration and interest in teaching with heart based meaning, Inspire interest and confidence in the embodiment and offering of Anjali Restorative yoga’s Rich Roots Rising Sequence, invite a permission to express and inspire from the Chakra, invite a permission to explore and offer basic pranayama, inspire a confidence to offer basic principles of yoga for therapeutic purpose, empower states of prop usage, instill confidence in applied lower body anatomy, and a willingness to stand in empowered expression of effective and informative hands on adjustments. The Bala Sequences Four and Short Form will be offered exploring: 1. Spinal Therapy in Action.
Week Four: November 1 - 4, 2012, Elemental Progression
Using the map of the elements, we are leveraging this weekend as an invitation into the elemental that underpin the methods and meaning of our manifestation. This weekend invites us into the application of active and restorative yoga and the combination’s healing benefits in both private and public settings. Our guiding text is The Yoga Sutras to help gather from the roots of the real to move into a permission state of the subtle without leaving our roots of real to dangle in defeat and drama. The goals of this weekend: Inspire an understanding of postural energetic signature and right application, confidence in sourcing a sacred text for inspiration and offering, demystify arm balances as FULL body hip openers, inspiration and empowerment of applied upper body anatomy, empower the ability to teach to what you SEE, evolve confidence in writing and sharing sequences, evolution and empowerment of theme-based teaching and guided meditations and imagery. The Bala Sequences Five, Six and Seven will be offered exploring: 1. Balance-ish Expressions, 2. Therapy for the Lower back, and 3. Therapy for the Lower back.
Week Five: December 6 - 9, 2012, Views From the Chariot
Building and Progressing across the map of the elements, we will further explore postural energetic signature and thoughtful application of the art of the Tattva in theory, activation, and exploration. This weekend leverages our theme to further understand the application of active and restorative yoga and the combination’s healing benefits in both private and public settings. Our guiding text is The Bhagavad Gita to help gather from the roots of the real to move into a permission state of the LIVING ARTFULLY, the living from subtle, intuition and experiential space. The goals of this weekend: Evolve an understanding of postural energetic signature and right application (including evolutionary therapeutic technique), confidence in sourcing a sacred text for inspiration and offering, demystify inversions as FULL body progressions rather than final destinations; inspire and empower of applied anatomy for therapeutic and nourishing hands on enhancements, empower the ability to teach to what you SEE, evolve confidence in writing and sharing sequences, evolve and empower o theme-based teaching and guided meditations and imagery. The Bala Sequences eight, nine and ten will be offered exploring: 1. Empowered , Evolutionary Inversions, 2. Asymmetries teaching Symmetries, 3. Growing a Lotus from the Most Empowered Seed.
Week Six: January 10 – 12, 2013, Truth in Offering, Truth in Expression, Shri in Refinement
Gathering the peripheral attention of all we have explored, this weekend we draw information, theory, and inspiration deep into the core of integration to be pulsed out in the most polished and refined offering. The weekend is based on Truth and GETTING what is in your heart, mind and body – OUT as an evolutionary. Our guiding text is Dancing with Emptiness to help us dive deeper into the manifest meaning, our seed-selves in order to shatter self-perceived limitations and grow forward in great and REAL bloom. The goal of this weekend: to evolve all aspects of evolutionary teaching techniques and begin to refine towards a niche as an authentic steward of the SEED! The Bala Sequence Eleven will be offered explored in addition to relevant master classes (aimed at our group’s needs and interests): 1. Symmetries teaching Asymmetries
Week Seven: February 7 - 10, 2013, Onward and UPWARD from HERE you can GET There!!
A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot.
2 payment options are available: full payment & 4 payment plan option.
If pursuing the In-Depth Studies, please note no CEU credit hours will be awarded and a discounted rate is given.
No refunds will be given once a student has started his/her program.