Rather than performing each asana as an independent pose, Vinyasa Krama mirrors the flowing energy of the universe, creating connections between the poses. Krama means the stages or steps within a Vinyasa sequence, based on the principle of progression over time. Vinyasa Krama uses variations of each asana to open the mind and body.
Mind, body, and breath are unified into a state of harmony. Vinyasa Krama practices can be structured around a certain theme: physically, mentally, or energetically. The practice builds intelligently towards a peak: this can be a pose, an idea, or energy. On this path, every step we take creates a contribution to the process, to the whole. Each step is equally important, reminding us of the power of the present moment.
Vinyasa Krama is an intuitive way of practising yoga because each asana is allowed to unfold into the next -- much the same way that events in the world develop and gradually unfold. When asanas, the sequence of change, are woven together with breath and conscious intention, we align ourselves with the continuous flow, the undulating rhythm, of the universe.
This advanced 7-day training for yoga teachers is given by Moena de Jong and Fleur van Zonneveld who are both experienced Vinyasa teachers. You will deepen your own practice as well as your teaching skills based on the fluid method of Vinyasa Krama. We will also integrate mantras and study the Sanskrit meaning word by word, so you can dive deeper into discovering the role of this ancient language. Meditation will be the red thread, connecting to that eternal unchanging reality within.
What you will learn
We will explore the concept of ‘Flow’
You will learn how to create and keep the flow going in your classes while holding space for your students so they can experience their own journey with in the safety of a well-designed class. You will learn how to enrich your Sadhana with Nada (the development of a sound body and mind through deep listening). This can be incorporated in a class using music that accompanies the sequence in an organic way, through Mantra and silence.
The core of this training will be the principle of Vinyasa Krama: learning how to teach a Vinyasa class for different levels and how to modify the Asanas in the sequence. You will become familiar with the art of sequencing for different levels and interweaving themes in your classes. Another aspect of the training are the principles of assisting during a flow: finding the right touch at the right moment. Keeping up with the spirit of our time, we will also explore different ways of assisting. How can you assist without touching, on an individual basis or in a class setting, in a way that will not disturb the flow or (physical and emotional) safety in the room?
Key takeaways from this 50-hour training:
- Exploring the concepts of Vinyasa and Flow, and how to apply them in all layers of your teaching.
- Creative sequencing towards a peak (pose)
- Learning how to teach different levels Vinyasa classes
- Assisting in the flow
- Modifying asanas
- Mantra and philosophy
Type: 50-hour training for teacher
Teacher: Moena de Jong & Fleur van Zonneveld
Location: Amsterdam, Delight Yoga
Date/Time: 25 September - 1 October 2023 - 9.30 - 17.30
In order to participate in this training, you are required to have followed a 200-hour yoga teacher training.
This training count as 50 hours of continuing education at Yoga Alliance.
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