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4 Days Intensive Aerial Suspension Yoga Teacher Training in Gokulam, Mysore, India

Nirvana Yoga Shala, 100, 3rd ‘A’ Main Road, Gokulam 2nd Stage, Near the Park, Gokulam 2nd Stage, Gokulam, Mysuru, Karnataka 570002

India Yoga Teacher Training

Suspension Yoga™ is an emerging aerial movement modality with a versatility that lends itself to a wide range of class settings. Suspension Yoga™ alters the relationship to gravity and creates a whole new way of experiencing the body. Learn how to move through space with grace and mindfulness and renew your vital energy through introducing mobility, fluidity, and playfulness into your life and that of your clients.

Meet the instructors

Beatrix
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Key strategies of Suspension yoga
  • Technique study: asana alignment, basic principals of biomechanics
  • Q&A and discussion on practicums
  • How to structure and cue a class
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily lunches

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Tamil
Airport transfer included: Kempegowda International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Your teacher training will be taking place at the Nirvana Yoga Shala in the district of Gokulam in Mysore. You will be staying in a modern and clean facility with all conveniences situated right within the school’s grounds. Options include either a shared private room or private room with ensuite bathroom plus three meals per day (excluding Sundays) and free Wi-Fi.

Program

Why teach suspension yoga

More and more people are being drawn daily to Suspension yoga™ because of its many benefits and just how wonderful it makes them feel. However, currently, there are simply not enough qualified instructors to meet this rapidly rising demand.

Suspension yoga™ is beneficial for almost anybody. First and foremost it is fun, so no matter what the age of your clientele it will keep them coming back. Classes emphasizing spinal alignment and postural awareness are perfect for children and their developing bones. The therapeutic benefits of low impact joint mobility and spinal decompression can be tailored towards classes for the elderly. Practitioners at every level can access the benefits of asanas like handstand, headstand, arm balancing postures, and enhanced back-bends - all of which can otherwise be unattainable and possibly even dangerous. It’s also conducive to rehabilitative classes, allowing those who have sustained injuries to gently and safely reintegrate the benefits of physical activity into their lives.

Instructor-trainees of Suspension yoga™ will become familiar with the basics of teaching Suspension yoga™ and learn to instruct from a whole new perspective.

Experiencing gravity in a new way can be both liberating and, at times, a little scary. Emphasis is placed on the integration of proper form, support, stabilization, and safety throughout the duration of each exercise as well as effective spotting techniques for clients of varying abilities. In addition, you will learn how to confidently coach students out of their comfort zone and into the freedom and exhilaration that exists on the other side keeping them coming back for more.

With the YogiGym® Suspension swing, clients at any level or age can learn to use gravity as their greatest tool. By implementing simple, customized strategies, you can teach students to release muscular tension, relieve chronic back pain increase joint mobility, enhance core strength, improve coordination, and slow down the aging process…all while having a great time! Adding a Suspension Yoga™ certification to your list of qualifications will enhance your professional recognition for being educated about leading training strategies. When effectively integrated into a full exercise regimen, playful techniques, and remarkable results are reported to increase client loyalty and training consistency.

How does Suspension yoga™ training differ from Aerial or anti-gravity yoga?

Suspension yoga™ is a style of aerial movement that incorporates yoga with gravity-resistance training, spinal therapy, and aerobatics. Although similarities exist with other aerial movement modalities, there are also significant differences that rest mainly the equipment used

Anti-gravity hammocks or “silks” once hung, cannot be readjusted easily during a class. The 14 height settings of the YogiGym® Suspension sling makes it a much more customizable apparatus that provides easy adjustments for a wider variety of poses and exercises. The fabric of the Anti-Gravity hammocks consists of a stretchy poly knit fabric that can constrict circulation and result in bruising whereas the breathable parachute material and generous foam cushion support of the YogiGym® offers a much more comfortable inversion experience.

In addition, the YogiGym’s handles offer added stability and off-loading capabilities, making it far more versatile, user-friendly and safe.

Certification requirements

Graduation requirements are: RYT certification at the 200 hour level or the equivalent in another professional movement modality; attendance of all 36 hours of in-class training; completion of logged 15 hour practicum and apprentice times; a minimum of six class practice sessions with a certified Suspension Yoga instructor (alternative options will be provided for out of town students); submission of a 60 minute video of class or one on one instruction demonstrating an adequate knowledge in all areas of Suspension yoga™. A 100 USD testing fee will apply.

All registrants must successfully complete the course, the 15-hour practicum and the 60 presentation exam in order to qualify for certification. Any registrant missing 30 minutes or more of class time will be required to make it up after the course through paid private sessions or paid review at the next scheduled training.

Day 1, Introduction to Suspension Yoga™

  • 09:30 - 11:00 Theory. Overview of terminology, equipment and setup options, safety and form, benefits of Suspension yoga
  • 11:00 - 11:15 Break
  • 11:15 - 13:00 Fabric placements and height options, aerial principal, and inversions
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Inversion therapy, use of the individual equipment components of sling and handles, types of wraps
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Break
  • 16:15 - 17:00 Working with just the sling
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Key strategies of Suspension yoga
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Sample class

Day 2, Grounded Postures

  • 09:30 - 10:00 Group warm-up
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Technique study: asana alignment, basic principals of biomechanics
  • 11:15 - 11:30 Break
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Practice / study of aspects and applications of various grounded poses
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Aerial stabilization techniques, working with just the handles, core strengthening postures
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Break
  • 16:15 - 17:30 Core strengthening postures
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Practice session and review

Day 3, Taking Flight

  • 09:30 -10:30 Class leads warm-ups
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Stand asanas and leg extensions
  • 11:30 - 11:45 Break
  • 11:45 - 13:00 How to teach more challenging yoga postures such as arm balances, head-stands, and back-bends
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Developing stability and ease during airborne poses and aerial play
  • 15:30 - 15:45 Break
  • 15:45 - 17:30 More inversion poses
  • 17:30 - 18:30 How to structure and cue a class. Sequencing techniques

Day 4, Teaching

  • 09:30 - 10:00 Guided warm-up
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Students present a sequence of three to five poses each at an assigned height setting
  • 11:30 - 11:45 Break
  • 11:45 - 13:00 Specialty poses and using two slings
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:15 Practice session
  • 15:15 - 15:30 Break
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Students are called upon to create mini-classes that incorporate the fundamentals of the class structure along with the four movements of the spine and all of the other principals explored in the previous days
  • 17:00 -18:00 How and when to introduce therapeutic restorative postures
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Q & A and discussion on practicums and how to become a successful Suspension yoga™ instructor

Although not a prerequisite, it is highly recommended that participants have some previous experience with Suspension yoga™ and the YogiGym® equipment in order to get the maximum benefit from this training.

Instructors

Beatrix Montanile

Location

This program is located in Nirvana Yoga Shala, Gokulam 2nd Stage, Near the Park, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Yoga course
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Lunches
  • Airport transfer for the group
  • A full-color manual of over 100 Suspension Yoga™ postures with a special index
  • 36 hours of in-class teacher training and 14 hours of practicum hours
  • Complimentary YogiGym® Suspension system
  • Duplicatable guidelines and formats for creating your own classes
  • Eligibility for discounted purchases of the YogiGym®
  • Eligibility to become a distributor or Studio Affiliate
  • Studio pass for five Suspension yoga™ classes at Nirvana Shala
  • Practicum presentation testing fee
  • Certificate upon successful completion of the curriculum

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers apart from the group transfer
  • Tourist visas
  • Medical insurance
  • Medical expenses, meals, or beverages aside from what is mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any daily transportation costs and private excursions, tips

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). Transfer from and to the airport is included and will be provided for the group. The Flying Yogi will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Kempegowda International Airport Airport transfer included: Kempegowda International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30.5% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Saturday February 22, 2020
Departure: Tuesday February 25, 2020

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