Spectrum and pinnacle poses for class & practice november 5-9, 2014*
*SEQUENCING STRATEGIES module can be counted toward the required hours for the 2015 300-hour Alchemy of Flow and Form Training Program with Christina Sell and Gioconda Parker. Details on this innovative program coming soon!
This Teacher Training module will work with a full-spectrum template of Level 1 Postures. We will take the basic potpourri template and expand it into several different classes for different levels. We will discuss how one sequence can give birth to an endless variety of presentations by looking deeper at the lineage of postures through the repetition of shape and key actions and bio-mechanical alignment. We will look at how these aspects are essential to building safe and effective pinnacle posture sequences. In addition to working with sequencing strategies, we will work with the key teaching methodologies needed to bring intelligent sequencing to life in inspiring and dynamic ways such as:
active command language
the conscious use of metaphor and themes
integrating alignment into vinaysa-style classes
how to offer compelling demonstrations
how to provide modifications though progressive presentation of asana and much more.
This program is designed to be experiential in nature with creative, innovative, hands-on learning techniques designed to help anchor your understanding in both practice and theory. Plan to be part of a dynamic, interactive process with teachers and practitioners from a variety of traditions. You will receive:
a workbook designed to help you integrate the material covered in the course.
homework assignments to deepen their learning and to explore the concepts presented in the training.
encouragement and skills to help you bring these teachings to life authentically and effectively.
Every day will have time for asana instruction, lectures, group discussion, journal writing and introspective inquiry.
Daily Schedule: 9:00-5:00* 9:00-9:45 Contemplation/Meditation/Puja/Pranayama 10:00-11:30 Asana Class with Christina 11:30-12:30 Lunch 12:30-2:30 Lecture/Discussion and/or Teaching Methods Practicum 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4:00 Asana Class with Christina 4:00-4:15 Break 4:15-5:00 Lecture/Discussion and/or Teaching Methods Practicum * Please note-- we will end by 3pm on Sunday