Teaching vinyasa yoga can be a lot of fun. It can also be very challenging. It is particularly challenging to teach in the mixed-level drop-in style yoga environment that is today’s norm.
I created the Fire & Flow: Vinyasa Teaching Intensive to support yoga teachers who love vinyasa yoga in learning some of the tools and techniques that can make it easier for them to create powerful and intelligent vinyasa yoga classes for their students. This is a five day teaching intensive and is open to any teachers who have a minimum of 200 hours of previous yoga teacher training.
Topics of Study
defining vinyasa and expanding our definition of flow
identifying the core components of vinyasa yoga
techniques for teaching vinyasa yoga to beginner students
creative vinyasa sequencing for beginner to advanced students
how to safely teach advanced postures within a flow class
working with mixed levels
using language effectively or the art of cueing
how to weave inspirational themes into your classes
techniques & strategies for public classes & workshops
tools for determining your individual vinyasa style
Pre-Requisites & Requirements
The following pre-requisites will be important to ensure that you get the most out of this training if you choose to register. If you have questions about this please contact me directly.
All participants must have completed a minimum of 200 hours of yoga teacher training, will have a minimum of one year of teaching experience and be currently teaching at least one class per week
All participants must be physically able to practice a minimum of 2-3 hours of vinyasa yoga each day of this training
All participants will have experience practicing vinyasa yoga for a minimum of one year
Participants Will Receive
39 hours of in-classroom training with me. (Group size will be limited to 14 students plus my assistant.)
Fire & Flow: Vinyasa Yoga Teaching Manual
Invitation to a private forum space where you can connect with others who have taken this program and share resources & support ongoing
Fire & Flow certificate of completion (can be used for Continuing Education credits with the Yoga Alliance)
Sample Daily Schedule
9-9:30 am: Daily Surya Namaskar practices followed by pranayama & meditation to open the day
9-11am: Teaching methodology/sequencing strategies – each day will focus on a specific topic that we will explore through theory & practice
11-12:30: daily vinyasa yoga practice led by Natalie
12:30-2pm lunch break
2-3 pm: Teaching methodology /various topics such as cueing, demonstration skills, partner work, modifying for injuries etc
3- 4:15: Teaching practice – participants will be expected to do a minimum of 10-30 minutes of teaching practice each day
4:15-5pm: Review, Q&A, closing practices
Program Details: This program will be held over two weekends at Kula Wellness Centre in Pemberton BC. The course dates are May 25th-27th & June 8-10th and class hours will be 9am-5pm each day. Please note that this is not a residential training, meaning that accommodation is not included in tuition costs.