Chanting for Yoga Instructors 101Sat Sept 13th 1-3pm
Infuse some chanting mojo into your yoga classes! Led by renown chant artist Irene Soléa, this workshop will provide a repertoire of simple, short and beautiful chants for opening and closing your yoga classes. We will also review basic mantra pronunciation and meaning. You'll leave with the confidence and tools to sing on your own and with others. Bring a lighthearted and contemplative attitude, open mind and supportive ear, all to tap into your musical power. Beginners, teachers, and non-teachers welcome. (If you have a harmonium, bring it, but it's not required!)
$25 adv/$30 day of. For more details: www.irenesolea.com
Boston Yoga School 500hr Teacher TrainingSept 2014 - June 2015
Hosted by South Boston Yoga; Directed by Ame Wren & Kevin Courtney; Supporting faculty: Zachery Dacuk, Josh Summers, Chip Hartranft, and Alison Sinatra
This training is for those who have completed a 200-hour teacher training and are interested in diving deeper into the mission and meaning of teaching yoga. This training will be based upon in-depth study of the physical practice, yoga philosophy, and the art of teaching, as well as mentorship and guidance from Ame and Kevin. Applicants to this training must demonstrate an appetite for all the practices of yoga and an interest in translating that content into teaching. Though it is not imperative that applicants are teaching public classes, much of this training will be geared toward cultivating lived teaching experience. Email email@example.com for an application and more information.
For the full course description, visit: the Boston Yoga School
Wanderlust Teacher Training at South Boston YogaSept 2014 - Jan 2014
Hosted by South Boston Yoga; Wanderlust Festival is leading a 200 hour teacher training this fall with Alex Auder of Kula Yoga Project and David Vendetti of South Boston Yoga.
The Wanderlust Teacher Training program is for experienced yogis and genuinely curious practitioners alike. Whether you want to become a yoga teacher or deepen your practice – this is an opportunity for you to join a tight-knit community committed to self-discovery and personal transformation. Inspired by our festival experience, the Wanderlust Teacher Training offers direct, ongoing access to outstanding mentors and guest scholars.
For full details, please visit the teacher training pageIntegrative Aerial Yoga Teacher Training w/ Joanna Keseberg WelchSept - Nov, 2014
Integrative Aerial Yoga is a playful, energizing practice that leaves you feeling deeply relaxed, lengthened, integrated and free! This holistic system incorporates vinyasa yoga, aerial circus conditioning, functional movement, and principles of Structural Integration to enhance breath, freedom of movement, and balance on and off the mat. Using a low-hanging fabric swing, IAY supports intentional and efficient movement through space, giving rise to greater kinesthetic awareness and greater freedom of body and mind. Grounded in yoga flows that improve everyday posture and body mechanics, IAY uses instability to access the body's own organic alignment. Build heat, strength and flexibility to challenge the entire mindbody naturally, functionally, and playfully!
***It is encouraged that you take at least two regular Aerial Yoga classes at South Boston Yoga prior to the start of the training.***
View the teacher training page for full details.One-Day Meditation Retreat w/ William JacksonSaturday September 20th 9am-5pm: 9a-5pm
These full day meditation retreats will be based on the monthly themes of the weekly meditation classes practiced Wednesdays and Sundays at SBY. The retreats will be easy-going and include a dharma talk, walking, sitting, eating, and laying meditation. No previous experience required!
$75 for each retreat.Daily schedule:
Empower, Inspire and Lift-Off with Matt GiordanoFri Oct 17th thru Sun Oct 19th
- 9:00am Introductions and intention for practice
- 9:30am Yoga/Stretching
- 10:00am Dharma talk
- 10:30am Break
- 10:35am Sitting Meditation with Guidance
- 11:00am Sitting Meditation
- 11:30am Walking Meditation
- 11:45am Break
- 11:55am Eating Meditation
- 12:45pm Laying Meditation
- 1:10pm Break
- 1:15pm Walking Meditation
- 1:30pm Sitting Meditation
- 2:15pm Yoga
- 2:45pm Sitting Meditation
- 3:30pm Walking Meditation
- 3:45pm Discussion of Metta Meditation
- 4:00pm Metta Meditation
- 4:30pm Closing & Guarding the Senses
- 5:00pm Spread the Love
Each workshop is $30adv/$35 at the door, or $75 for all three*
Prepare to Fly: Open the Hips and Strengthen the Core for Arm Balancing, Fri 17th 7-9pm
Arm balances are some of the most fun, exciting, and challenging poses of the yoga practice. Most also require flexible hips—a place many of us have tightness. Don’t let that deter you from starting arm balance practice now. Finding hip flexibility is more than simply stretching and waiting to achieve the elasticity we desire. With Matt, we explore techniques to find our fullest range of motion through optimal skeletal alignment and muscular engagement for deep, isometric hip strengtheners. We will also develop a true sense of our core and how its location, stability and strength relate to our arms and hips.
Get ready to sweat, fly, and go deeper in your body in a way that is safe, healthy and absolutely powerful. (suitable for all levels)
One-Armed Handstand Bootcamp, Sat 18th 1-3pm
Learn the secrets and wisdom behind acrobatic handstands. What Downward Dog is to your everyday yogi—a place of familiarity and foundation—handstands are for acrobats! With Matt’s guidance and acrobatic training, you will gain tools, technique, alignment, and drills that will lead you to mastery of your body while upside down. We will explore the concepts and preparation for balancing on one arm, and workshop the architecture of many other handstand variations.
This workshop is most appropriate for students who are comfortable holding a handstand for 30+ seconds on or off the wall and are looking to take themselves to the next level.
The High Life: Acroyoga, Sun 19th 3-5pm
Yoga as a solitary practice is amazing and powerful. AcroYoga offers the opportunity to translate the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of our yoga practice into partnership and group dynamic. It sets the stage for one of the most joyful and profound journeys, filled with discovery. Learn techniques that will take you to new heights--literally.
All levels AcroYoga, at least 3 months yoga or acrobatics practice recommended.
Yoga instructor Matt Giordano gives credit to an influential figure from his teenage years--his high school art teacher-- for sparking within him the curiosity and tenacity that eventually led him to yoga. It was Eileen Walk who told Giordano: "You are not allowed to say 'I can’t.' You must rephrase to a question: 'How?'"
That inquisitive and unrelenting spirit laid the foundation for Matt to begin a devoted yoga practice. When coupled with his passion to understand the physics and subtle alignment of the body, Matt's dharma as a teacher came into focus.
Well-known for his ability to guide students deeply into postures with his refined attention to detail and precise action cues, Giordano is an adept guide for all-levels students at festivals, workshops and in his weekly studio classes. His study of biomechanics and integrative mind-body techniques informs his teaching, as he draws upon wisdom from traditions of yoga, martial arts (Aikido and Tae Kwan Do), acrobatics, AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage. In the end, Matt inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones.
* group discount rates are non-refundable