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March 10-12, 2023 Spring Teaching Skills Workshop TTP & Upgrading w/Karen HamdonJanuary 9, 2023
February 11, 2023 Core Curriculum – TTP/Upgrading – Basics, Equalizing Poses w/Beth McCann
Feb. 11, 2023 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (w/ 1 hr break).
In-Person: Room #8, 3rd Floor Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Rd, Edmonton. Please note in-person spots are limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment.
OR Livestream via Zoom. To maintain the privacy of all attendees, this workshop is being hosted live online only. Recordings are only for insurance and quality control purposes, and will not be made available to registrants.
Core Curriculum Classes offer cost-effective training and mentorship with YAA Senior Teachers and hours can be counted towards all YAA Training Programs including the Immersion Program, Teacher Training, Equivalency Certification, Recertification or Advanced Training Levels. The sequence of classes repeats every two years and new students may join in on any date. All welcome! Please note that a Full or Lifetime YAA Membership is required for all workshops priced $80 and over. To purchase or upgrade your membership, visit our website.
See below for class topic and teacher bio.
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Core Curriculum Class Topic: Basics, Equalizing Poses
Asana: Balasana (Child); Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog); Tadasana (Mountain); Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend); Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Bend); Malasana (Garland) – Preparatory; Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge); Related physiology, preparations, counter/equalizing poses, variations, benefits, contraindications, and safety issues. Theory: Benefits of Yoga (Physical/ Psychological/ Spiritual); Is Yoga a Religion?; Cultural Appropriation
Pranayama: Diaphragmatic Breath (Belly Breathing)
About the Teacher: Beth McCann is a YAA Senior Teacher, a Psoma Yoga Instructor and a Hakomi Practitioner. She has been leading Teacher Training Program (TTP) workshops since 1992 and currently sits on the YAA TTP and Certification Committee. Her yoga classes and regular Banff retreats focus on asana alignment, conscious breath, meditation, and the energetic body (chakras), all grounded in yogic philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Beth authored a book entitled Restorative Yoga in 2003 and published Awakening Sleeping Beauty in 2021.
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