Yoga Wall Training

Naada Yoga
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course examines the principles of a prop based, therapeutic yoga practice and will explore how to effectively make use of the yoga wall to support the body in various asanas. Sequences are taught as a series of poses on and off the wall that highlight specific methods of restoring overall health and flexibility.  This will enable the student to personally experience and understand how a prop based practice can calm, rebalance, and support the body on several levels: physiologically, systemically, organically and pranically.  Teaching methodologies will also be explored so that students learn multiple approaches to transmitting this information onto others. We will also examine the effects of inversions on the wall and how to create a safe and enjoyable practice environment for students in these poses.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

How to use props, including the chairs, blocks, bolsters, belts and the Yoga Wall.
How to incorporate a prop based therapeutic yoga practice into your personal practice and support student’s in theirs.
Understand the deeper effects of a well-sequenced, prop based yoga practice.
Learn several prop based therapeutic sequences and how to teach them effectively.
How to create a safe practice environment for exploring inversions and the use of the Yoga Wall.

REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED READING

Relax and Renew Judith Lasater.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Basic understanding of yoga asana and a consistent yoga practice of at least one consecutive year.  Attending regularly yoga asana classes at Naada Yoga and/or another institution.  Attending regularly  Yoga Wall classes at Naada Yoga and/or another institution.

What we will cover:

  • Foundations of a prop based practice and how to access its therapeutic benefits.
  • Introducing the Yoga Wall (the do’s and don’t)
  • Anatomy of breathing as it pertains to the Yoga Wall
  • Fundamental restorative poses integrating the Yoga Wall
  • Foundations of the lower body
  • Stability and flexibility of the lower back, hips, legs, ankles and feet
  • Mula and Uddiyana Bandha
  • Standing poses, twists and forward bends on the Yoga Wall
  • Led asana practice on the wall emphasizing a restorative approach to the yoga wall with a breakdown of the use of props and adjustments for variations of common postures
  • Foundations of the upper body
  • Stability and flexibility of the thoracic and cervical spine, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and skull
  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Anatomy of backbending
  • Backbends on the Yoga Wall
  • Practice teaching in partners using the Yoga Wall and other props
  • Led asana practice on the wall emphasizing a vinyasa approach to the yoga wall with a breakdown of the use of props and adjustments for variations of common postures
  • Sequencing with props including the Yoga Wall and how to tailor for specific physical conditions
  • Anatomy of inversions
  • Inversions on the Yoga Wall
  • Practice teaching in partners using the Yoga Wall and other props

Dates: February 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018

Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly

Tuition: $495

Includes:

  • Access to full weekend workshop : Thursday – Saturday
  • All additional resources or readings.

All prices do not include tax

This course is part of Naada Yoga’s ongoing teacher training program. To apply for any of the full Naada Yoga Teacher Training programs please apply here:

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