Sanctuary (Session 1) June 3-7 2019

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Sanctuary (Session 1) June 3-7 2019


Sacred Space, Northeast Minneapolis

In this intensive we'll look at the foundations of practice and teaching yoga.  "Foundation" and stability are key concepts in yoga, both from the standpoint of the anatomical body and the philosophical mind.  We'll look at the foundations of yoga practice, with an emphasis on how the feet are the 'gateway' to the temple of the body, and sanctuary is the gateway to personal transformation.  We'll take a very close and personal look into how yoga practice transforms, how to protect and cultivate your own transformation, and how to lead transformational classes.  Karin is known for her modern day relevance teaching, the way in which she bridges the gap between traditional teachings and the complexities of modern life.  This comes to the fore in this session as we talk about trauma informed teaching, moving away from 'posing' and into 'practice', boundaries and personal development.

We'll look closely at 'hype' and 'yoga', and the difference between.  We focus our own practice and our teaching on stable principals, directly from the yama and niyama traditional teaching.  We'll explore yoga as 'therapy', get familiar with the concepts of steadiness and ease, practice and surrender, and the basics of yoga philosophy.

Asana work will work with foundational postures and sequences, including standing postures, sun salutations, hip flexibility and stability.

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Karin has designed her 200 hr Yoga Alliance accredited training program to four intensive workshops.  They are offered at least once annually.  You do not need to be a yoga teacher or desire to be a teacher to attend.  I think that personal interest is one of the best teachers, and personal direction is more important than checking off boxes or memorization, so personal adaptation and study are part of the deal.  You can take all of these sessions, in order or a la carte.  Please note that getting your RYT certificate also requires participation in the April Panchakarma and an independent study project.

These may add up to RYT certification, used for Continuing Education credits, or taken as stand alone experiences.

2018 sessions will be held at LightBody Studio in Clearwater, MN.  Sessions run M-F 8 am to 4 pm, with an hour long lunch break.  Each session costs $800, and must be paid in full prior to the start date.  No refunds are available after the program begins.