Classes

&

Workshops

Myofascial Release Workshop

Monday, December 2   6pm - 8   Cost: $45

Yoga 108, Norfolk

Unravel tension from your toes to your ears using myofascial release balls.  Unwind and release muscle trigger points and fascial adhesions to experience profound freedom in your body as well as increased ease in your asana practice and beyond. 

Reset and Restore: Self-Massage for Self-Care Myofascial Release Workshop

Monday, December 16    7pm - 9pm   Cost: $45

The Sacred Space Miami (www.thesacredspacemiami.com) Miami, FL

Join Diane for a 2-hour head-to-toe workshop to get you ready for the holidays! This soft tissue therapy can be used to treat skeletal muscle/fascia immobility and pain. It improves gliding of the body’s structures including skin, fat, fascia and affects the nervous system through interaction with mechanoreceptors. The practice has become increasingly popular for improving mobility, preventing injury, augmenting performance and aiding in recovery from exercise. Plus, it is incredibly relaxing and makes you feel oh-so-good! Enjoy a 2-hour experience where the focus is on Self-Care through the use of tools specifically designed to improve body movement and feel better. 

Yoga RX: Spine

Wednesday, January 15   6pm - 8pm   Cost: $45

Bliss Yoga, Virginia Beach (www.blissyogavb.com)

 

This workshop will incorporate the therapeutic application of gentle restorative yoga, stability work that strengthens core muscles of the spine, and myofascial release techniques to reduce pain and increase range of motion. Helpful for those recovering from spine injury or for therapeutic prevention.

Teacher 

Trainings &

Continuing Ed.

Meditation & Pranayama Immersion

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

January 11 - 13, 2020   Cost: $275 Early Bird (expires December 6); $350 after

Friday: 4pm - 9; Saturday: 12pm - 7; Sunday: 12pm - 5

Yoga Source, Richmond

 

Meditation, as the 7th limb of the eight-limbed practice of yoga, will be explored philosophically, across traditions and experientially. Meditation will be practiced and broken down into tenets for teaching. In addition, the process of setting intention, ethics and guidelines for practice, how to craft and deliver instruction, and strategies for bringing meditation into practice will be covered. Neuroscience, research, and Pranayama, as the 4th limb of the eight-limbed practice of yoga, will be explored experientially across a wide range of techniques. The anatomy of the respiratory system will serve as a backdrop for exploring the physiological effects of breath practice. Participants will learn several pranayama practices, how to use them, when to use them, and skills in bringing the practices into teaching. 

 

Yoga Medicine© Essentials Workshops

continuing ed - or - hours toward Yoga Medicine© YTT

January 31 - February 2, 2020   Cost: $275 full program/$75 per workshop

Friday: 5:30pm - 8:30 Shoulder

Saturday: 10am - 1pm Hip; 2pm - 5pm Spine

Sunday: 9am - 12 Myofascial Release

Mountain Rose Integrated Wellness Center, Waitsfield, Vermont

email: ana@mountainrosevt.com

 

We will cover topics that are hard to fit into group classes but are crucial for yoga practitioners and teachers to understand in order to prevent injuries and help optimize the way we move. You will leave with an arsenal of information to instantly incorporate into your practice and teaching.

Teaching Skills, Business, & Leadership

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

February 21 - 23  Cost: $275 Early Bird (Expires January 17, 2020); $350 after

Friday 4pm - 9   Saturday 10am - 5pm   Sunday noon - 5pm

Flourish, Norfolk (www.flourishoncolley.com)

 

Skillful communication is reflected in how we use our words, presence, touch, and vision for the class. This module will explore strategies for teaching yoga with greater skill and refinement and managing unexpected challenges and troubleshooting strategies for overcoming those challenges. Skills and techniques will be presented to enhance verbal cueing, demonstrations, and hands-on assists. Lecture/discussion will include growing your teaching experiences from group classes to privates and workshops, and business strategies to take you from instructor to community leader.

Mobility & Stability of the Hips

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

March 20 - 22   Cost: $275 Early Bird (Expires February 14, 2020); $350 after

Friday: 4pm - 9; Saturday: 12pm - 7; Sunday: 12pm - 5

Yoga Source, Richmond

 

An in-depth examination of the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip joint will serve as a foundation for understanding healthy movement and patterns of dysfunction. Participants will learn how to assess for hip dysfunction, common injuries of the hips, and yoga as a therapeutic intervention.  Techniques learned can apply to group classes and one-on-one instruction.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

April 3 - 5  Cost: $275 Early Bird (expires February 28); $350 after

Friday 4pm - 9   Saturday 10am - 5pm   Sunday noon - 5pm

Flourish, Norfolk

 

Yoga Nidra or ‘yogic sleep’ encompasses the science of deep relaxation. The state of consciousness achieved is a state between sleep and awake, yet different than meditation in that concentration on a single point is not required. In this module, we explore the depths of yoga tradition and Western science as applied to the practice.  Participants will learn history of the practice, physiology, benefits, and tools for guiding students into this transformational practice.  

 

Yoga Medicine© Mental Health and Wellness Module 

April 20 - 25

Charleston, SC

For more information: www.yogamedicine.com

 

​Join Diane and colleagues for an in-depth look at the science and therapeutic theory behind psychological health and wellness, This training includes interactive exercises and case studies to integrate the material, and the application of yoga and related approaches to work with, and to troubleshoot, a variety of mental wellness ailments that may arise with yoga students and private clients.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

May 1 - 3   Cost $275 Early Bird (expires March 27); $350 after

Friday 4pm - 9  Saturday 10am - 5  Sunday noon - 5pm

Flourish, Norfolk

 

In this module, participants will learn yoga practices to improve the symptoms of trauma. Beginning with brief interventions for self-soothing and grounding to longer-term strategies for befriending the body, calming the nervous system, and moving toward self-regulation, healing, and empowerment. How the trauma effects our physiology and mental processing will aid in understanding the impact that trauma has. Therapeutic tenets will also be addressed to empower yoga teachers to approach students experiencing trauma with sensitivity and confidence. 

 

 

 

Myofascial Release Teacher Training/Immersion

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

May 29 - 31   Cost: $275 Early Bird (expires April 24); $350 after

Friday 4pm - 9   Saturday 12pm - 7pm  Sunday noon - 5pm

Yoga Source, Richmond

 

Self Myofascial Release is becoming a complement to yoga as its an effective tool for reducing pain and enhancing range of motion. This training will include a more in-depth study of connective tissue and fascial anatomy, function and dysfunction of the tissue, and the therapeutic application of SMFR techniques in a yoga setting. This is a whole body approach and also reinforces knowledge of anatomy and movement. SMFR tools and techniques will be covered as well as approaches to teaching private and group classes.

 

Mobility & Stability of the Shoulder

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

August 7 - 9   Cost: $275 Early Bird (expires July 3); $350 after

Friday 4pm - 9   Saturday 10am - 5  Sunday noon - 5pm

Flourish, Norfolk

 

An in-depth examination of the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint will serve as a foundation for understanding healthy movement and patterns of dysfunction. Participants will learn how to assess for shoulder dysfunction, common injuries, and yoga as a curative intervention.  Techniques learned can apply to group classes and one-on-one instruction

Yin Yoga Teacher Training/Immersion

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

August 21 - 23   Cost: $275 Early Bird (expires July 17); $350 after

Friday 4pm - 9   Saturday noon - 7pm  Sunday noon - 5pm

Yoga Source, Richmond

 

This module is for teachers looking to learn how to teach yin yoga. Yin yoga is a more passive style of yoga that targets the connective tissues: ligaments, bones, and joints and especially benefits the hips and lower spine. Participants will be lead through yin sequences and learn fascial anatomy, meridian lines, cues and propping, modifications, and how to sequence classes.  

Teaching Skills, Business, & Leadership

continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

October 2 - 4 Cost: $275 Early Bird (Expires August 28,, 2020); $350 after

Friday 4pm - 9   Saturday 12pm - 7pm   Sunday noon - 5pm

Yoga Source, Richmond  (www.yogarichmond.com)

 

Skillful communication is reflected in how we use our words, presence, touch, and vision for the class. This module will explore strategies for teaching yoga with greater skill and refinement and managing unexpected challenges and troubleshooting strategies for overcoming those challenges. Skills and techniques will be presented to enhance verbal cueing, demonstrations, and hands-on assists. Lecture/discussion will include growing your teaching experiences from group classes to privates and workshops, and business strategies to take you from instructor to community leader.

© Diane Malaspina Yoga + WellBeing 2019

All Studio Photos Taken at Gud Yoga

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