Refinement of Physical and Energetic Alignment inside of Flow Practice, the Art of Hands-On Assisting and Integrating the Spiritual Path Into your Teaching.
Join Simon Park in this advanced training where we will explore the important and subtle aspects of teaching inspiring Vinyasa Yoga. This immersion is designed for teachers from all traditions of yoga and experienced practitioners.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga has the great potential to be taught as a complete practice: satisfying for the body and mind, creativity for the artist within, therapeutic and healing, and as a spiritual practice where the teacher has the ability to use their unique voice and experience to help each student explore their own spiritual path.
What to expect
Develop an understanding of the inner, skillful actions required to make each pose and entire practice come vibrantly to life.
Through practice, visual assessment, and energetic hands-on assists, we will explore the principles that build the bridge from a foundational to advanced practice.
We begin each day with an in-depth vinyasa flow practice infused with detailed physical and energetic alignment.
In the second session, we will breakdown key poses and different parts of the practice in a workshop style to refine our embodiment and teaching.
Also, integrate Vinyasa Krama: practice linking poses intelligently, grouping small groups of postures toward peak poses, and opening different parts of the body for deeper postures. Discussion of sequencing will include building toward peak poses and focusing within asana families such as standing poses, arm balances, inversions and backbends.
Gain a better understanding of the physical and energetic principles from the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa systems. We will examine how the universal principles and the unique wisdom of each style, can greatly enhance our overall understanding of balance and energy flow. Thus, we enter into a more knowledgeable place to teach and assist students in a wholistic way. Ultimately, we must make the teachings alive, as we adapt our teaching towards the unique needs of each student.
Learn to develop yoga classes and privates for different demographics / abilities / needs of your students, integrating a deeper understanding of alignment, to help your students safely grow in their practice.
Finally, we will explore linking the physical practice with the spiritual path through the introduction of yogic themes and dharma talks. The conscious action to create the space for others to explore their spirituality within the asana practice is perhaps the most difficult bridge to pass in your teaching career. Yet, it may be the most most important; allowing students to pass from a physical place to a direct experience of their own divinity. The spiritual pathway is individual, personal and sacred. It is a path to self-realization. It is an art to be able to share from your experiences.. not as it relates to you, but as it pertains to your students.
Become dedicated to moving away from scripted teaching toward creative artistry… the process of becoming absolutely present with your students. Simon has over 20 years of study, practice, and assisting with Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, and Dharma Mittra, and draws wisdom and inspiration from their teachings.
Topics to be explored
- Dynamic, fluid and precise Vinyasa Flow practice: detailed physical and energetic alignment, creative transitions, progressive vinyasa krama sequencing building towards intermediate and advanced asanas.
- Energetic Alignment: finding the skillful inner actions that help the body / mind focus, evolve and change. Artful Integration of Breath, Bandha, and Drishti into practice and teaching.
- Learn precise and therapeutic assists for students of all levels: be guided by principles of visual asessment, understanding healthy patterns of movement and finding balancing actions.
- Practice and Teach Pranayama + Meditation
- Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage-based assists
- Working therapeutically with common injuries and limitations by adapting postures with better alignment, use of props and hands-on assists.
- Theming and Integrating Yogic principles into your teaching.
INCLUDED in this immersion, three masterclasses with Simon
|Friday night: Restore your Prana (19-21:30)
Enjoy a slowly developing, flowing sequence of postures that are fluidly powerful and energetically alive; a movement meditation for mental focus and overall lightness. Create space in the joints and spine, calm the nervous system and balance your energy. The asana flow is similar to the way tai-chi is practiced; slow, methodical and meditative. The practice seamlessly integrates fluid namaskars, deep hip-openers, restorative twisting, backbending and calming forward bends. Experience an evolution toward blissful relaxtion, pranayama
Saturday: Freedom On The Edge – Arm Balances and Inversions (13-15:30)
Inversions and Arm Balances are a pure expression of creative energy flowing through the body. Experience fearless flying, pranic body of power, agility and lightness. Float effortlessly by integrating physical + energetic alignment, dynamic movement + bandha, creative core work and intelligent vinyasa krama sequencing. Learn a pathway of creative flows within a powerful Vinyasa workshop so that you can seamlessly integrate handstands, arm-balances, inversions and flying transitions, to energize your practice. Progressively build toward practicing inversions and arm-balances, first at the wall and with partner assists, then move toward practicing in the center of the room with creative energy and empowered vitality.
Sunday: Liquid Flow Yoga – Freestyle Vinyasa (10-12:30)
A Vinyasa Flow practice that holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with an immense creativity and dance-like flow.. a fresh and inspired blend of modern vinyasa with classical roots. Practice dynamic asana as a movement mediation in an open system with close attention to physical + energetic alignment, and awareness of complimentary + opposing actions. Also, there is an artful focus on creative transitions that add elegance and uniqueness to the flow of the practice. Throughout the practice, there is a keen observation upon the subtleties of the breath and how it effects the physical + energetic body and mind. Principles of Vinyasa Krama are utilized in a modern way to create an evolutionary practice that aims to awaken, invigorate and harmonize body, mind and spirit.
Dates & Times:
Thursday 7 November: 09:00 – 18:00
Friday 8 November: 12:30 – 21:30
Saturday 9 November: 13:00 – 20:00
Sunday 10 November: 10:00 – 17:00
399 euro early bird until 31 September | 449 euro after 31 September
– This training is open to teachers and students of all traditions interested in deepening their understanding of the yoga practice
– Upon completion of the full program you will receive a 30hr Yoga Alliance Certificate from Simon
Sign up: You can reserve your spot here(please enroll as unpaid to receive confirmation email and payment info)
Simon has devoted the past 23 years to synthesize the great lessons and wisdom of his primary teachers; Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Dharma Mittra and Joan White, but most importantly, the teachings are brought to life in a way that is uniquely his own.
He began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA. Later acclaimed by Yoga Journal as “one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation”, he has been leading workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats around the world since 2002.
His free-style Vinyasa is fluid, intuitive, and encourages freedom through self-expression. Profoundly influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, and Dharma Mitra, ‘Liquid Flow Yoga’ feels like a beautiful dance between classical and modern Yoga.
Dubbed the “Flying Nomad”, he draws inspiration from road legends such as Jimi Hendrix, who said, “the Earth is my home”.
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