Further Training for Yoga Teachers at Easter: Holistic Asana Adjustment in the Yoga Class, Part 1.

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Part 1: From Sun Salute to Forward Bend. Expert and creative handling of mistakes, limitations, adaptations and variations in the asanas.
Further Training for Yoga Teachers at Easter: Holistic Asana Adjustment in the Yoga Class, Part 1.

Fri., 29 March 2024 – Mon., 1 April 2024

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria


Part 1: From Sun Salute to Forward Bend

Dates and content of part 2 here

With the new Sivananda Asana-Adjustment-Manual

Look here at a PDF extract of the manual

 

with Swami Narayanananda and Narayani Chaitanya

With certificate of participation for 33 training units (45 min each)

Expert and creative handling of mistakes, limitations, adaptations and variations in the asanas.

The ancient Hatha Yoga texts do not mention the sequence in which asanas are to be practised, nor do they say which corrections are to be applied. Possibly these aspects were developed directly during the yoga class. Swami Vishnudevananda was a brilliant example of this tradition.

This further training course was devised during a three-week retreat of senior instructors of the Sivananda Yoga Ashrams and Centres:

Verbalizing the various reasons for techniques with which Swami Vishnudevananda taught asanas and pranayama and definition of the most important asana corrections.

Focus on asana corrections for typical students’ errors or limitations.

  • Typical beginner mistakes: Developing appropriate verbal instructions to correct these mistakes. Additional physical corrections to the extent necessary.
  • Typical limitations of a beginner: Training observational skills to recognize lack of mobility, muscle length and muscle strength. How to help the students to accept these limitations and cope with them better.
  • Preparatory variations or exercises: Individual guidance of the student according to his/her needs.
  • Making progress in the basic pose: Verbal instruction and physical support to improve muscle length, muscle strength and mobility.
  • Improving the basic pose through advanced variations: Developing advanced variations for a deeper experience of the basic pose.

 

Swami Narayanananda

Swami Narayanananda is a senior teacher at the Retreat House. He teaches the fascinating connections between body, mind and soul with much dedication and joy.

 

Narayani Chaitanya

Narayani Chaitanya has an excellent asana practice and demonstrates and teaches with ease and detail.

Rates

Further education costs: €217
Special rate for students & the unemployed:

Only for dormitory. Student ID or unemployment card is required for verification. Limited number of spaces.

€208
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
In the smoke-free eco-hotel
3 nights
Single room: €255
Double room: €207
Shared room: €150
Dormitory (for ladies only): €132

The registration is valid upon payment of 30% of the total costs.
All rates include VAT and are subject to a 3.50 € visitor’s tax per person per night.

 

Arrival day, Friday, 29 March (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and course meeting

Saturday and Sunday, 30 and 31 March

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 – 2:15 pm Course lecture
  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk

Departure day, Monday, 1 April

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 11:30 am – 1 pm Course lecture/workshop and leave-taking
  • Departure from 1:30 pm or continue your yoga vacation

Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.

All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony.

What you will need for your stay

A meditation cushion for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous.

To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.

Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.

For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.

 

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