20h Teacher Training Intensive with Simon Park
Join Simon Park for a 2-day TT intensive
Vinyasa Flow Yoga has a wonderful potential to be complete practice. Energizing and therapeutic for the body/mind and a wonderful platform for creative expression.
In this 2-day intensive, Simon will guide you through dynamic yet mindful Vinyasa Flow Yoga practices. Each day begins with a progressive practice full of creative namaskars, fluid transitions, inversions, arm balances, and backbends, leading to peak postures of interesting complexity.
In additional sessions, you will be guided in the art of “seeing” as a teacher; how to read bodies and what instruction and hands on assists we can offer to make the practice of our students more grounded and effortless. You will develop a thorough understanding of the dynamic actions required to make each pose vibrantly alive.
Through intensive practice, visual assessment, and hand on assists, we will explore the principles that build the bridge from a foundational to advanced practice. How do we engage students and inspire them? We learn to teach from the place of knowledge, creativity and experience.
Finally, we will explore linking the physical practice with the spiritual / inner journey of our students in a way that is accessible to a modern audience. Creating space for self exploration is perhaps one of the difficult and suble aspects of teaching yoga. Yet, it may be the most most important; allowing students to pass from a purely physical space toward self inquiry and growth.
Become dedicated to moving away from scripted teaching toward creative artistry… the process of becoming absolutely present with your students.
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 facilitate body/mind focus and freedom. Artful Integration of Breath, Bandha, and Drishti into practice and teaching.
Learn to give precise and effective hands-on assists through visual asessment, understanding healthy patterns of movement and teaching balancing actions.
Working therapeutically with common injuries and limitations by adapting postures with better individualized alignment, use of props, hands-on assists and precise cueing.
Who is this training intended for?
For teachers from all traditions of yoga.
For interested practitioners, looking to deepen or adapt their personal practice.
Simon Park 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”. Simon brings 25 years of study, practice, and assisting with Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, and Dharma Mittra.
8:00-18:00, Saturday May 25, 2024
8:00-18:00, Sunday May 26, 2024
This price does not include meals and accommodation.
The training will be held in English.
NUMBER OF TRAINEES
There are only 12 spots available for this training.
By e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deposit is non-refundable, except in the case of a force majeure event. In this case, 50% of the deposit will be reimbursed and the remainder of the training fee is not due.
Cancellation less than 2 months before the training*: 50% of the training fee is due.
Cancellation less than 1 month before the training*: 60% of the training fee is due.
Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the start of the training*: the full training fee is due.
*for any reason other than force majeure.