200 hour teacher training
5 carefully crafted modules will be explored
1. Poetic Cueing and Historical Context
Developing and articulating precise, relevant and powerful verbal instructions for guiding students toward their fullest potential. Learning to bring the wisdom of a strong personal yoga practice into effective teaching strategies. In this model we begin to discover some of the foundational postures and transitions. You will learn how to practice and teach these poses safely.
2. Anatomy, Safety and Therapeutics
A purposeful exploration of human anatomy. Application of anatomical and biomechanical concepts in practicing and in instructing yoga. Learn the basics of modification and safety strategies for addressing student’s most common vulnerabilities. In Our second module we introduce a broader variety of postures for practice and teaching.
3. Theming and Sequencing
Progressive, mindful sequencing strategies to maximize the success of students of all levels. Learn hands on adjustments and corrections to guide and empower students toward their fullest potential. Learning to build classes for targeted populations and the use of yoga for therapeutic purposes. In module three we begin to understand how to combine poses and transitions for maximum safety and effectiveness.
4. Subtle Anatomy
Discover the “other” anatomy such as the chakras, nadis, vayus, bandhas. Addressing the chakratic system and it’s many aspects and practical application. We’ll also address styles and techniques for meditation in this Module. Discover a whole new realm of asana practice when we apply energetic principles individual poses as well as sequencing strategies.
5. Application and Embodiment
Teaching intermediate and advanced students: Applying the theory of Krama to approaching complicated postures. We’ll play with some of our favorite poses -inversions, arm balances and advanced backbends. Advanced hands on assists for challenging postures and the use of manual adjustment for advanced students.
Mandy Ryle (E-RYT), owner of Sound Method Yoga, Director of YTT
Was trained at the prestigious White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA with Ganga White and Tracey Rich. She also holds a Bachelors degree in music and a Masters degree in music performance and pedagogy. Mandy began practicing yoga in 2000 and has been teaching since 2007. Her vast teaching experience, knowledge of anatomy, vocabulary of asana and sharp clarity in describing and demonstrating concepts that can often be difficult to grasp qualifies her uniquely to train budding yoga instructors. Mandy is expert in teaching Vinyasa and Yin styles. Her classes often tell a story and utilize her knowledge of yoga philosophy, history and science. Mandy’s classes never subjugate the importance of the breath and the foundation of compassion. When she isn’t teaching Yoga or running Sound Method, Mandy is probably driving her two kids Willa, 15 and August, 13 around, or chillin’ with her 3 dogs. Learn more about Mandy at yoga.mandyryle.com