April 14-16, 2023 Exploring Yoga in Community – Weekend Retreat w/ Anita SieleckiDecember 30, 2022
April 22, 2023 Core Curriculum – TTP/Upgrading – Standing Basics w/Neil HaggardFebruary 5, 2023
May 6, 2023 Core Curriculum Class – TTP/Upgrading – Seated Poses with Neil Haggard
May 6, 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!
See below for class topic and teacher bio.
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Core Curriculum Class Topic: Seated Poses
Asana: Sukhasana (Easy); Siddhasana (Sage); Virasana (Hero); Simhasana (Lion); Dandasana (Staff); Krounchasana (Heron); Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle); Upavista Konasana (Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend); Related physiology, preparations, counter/equalizing poses, variations, benefits, contraindications and safety issues.
Theory: History of Yoga in the West’ Overview of Hatha Yoga Styles & Lineages; Asana in the Yoga Sutras (Sutras 2.46-2.48)
Pranayama: Chandra Bhedana (Inhale left, exhale right)
About the Teacher: Neil Haggard’s journey in yoga began around 1998 with weekly classes at the YMCA with YAA Senior Teacher Julie Jeong, and completed the YAA TTP Certification in 2006 with Julie as his Mentor. His yoga influences have been from many Senior Teachers at the YAA, B.K.S. Iyengar, Akhil Bhattacharya in Kathmandu, Nepal, and with Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, India. Now a YAA Senior Teacher and also certified in Yin Yoga (Bernie Clark), Neil teaches classes in Hatha (traditional Akhanda), Hatha flow, Hatha foundations (beginner friendly), Yin yoga, Hot yin and Meditation – both virtual and in studio classes. He incorporates asana & pranayama, mantra, chanting, often with humour, anatomy and philosophy, the whole yoga! Each year he offers a special New Year Tibetan Singing Bowl practice (with gentle yoga, readings, candles and meditation) in Edmonton and in the spring with U of A Kinesiology students on the healing aspects of Sound. Neil is a Life & Executive Coach and a Travel Guide in the Himalayas. His website for Coaching, Travel and Yoga is neilhaggard.ca.
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