Yoga Classes, Workshops, & Teacher Trainings

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Training for Yoga Teachers and Students Interested in Therapeutic Application)

17 hours continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

April 3 - 5  Cost: $275 

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

Module will be offered Virtually

 

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 (Training for Yoga Teachers and Students Interested in Therapeutic Application)

17 hours 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 (Training for Yoga Teachers and Students Interested in Therapeutic Application)

17 hours 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 Hips (Training for Yoga Teachers & Students Interested in Therapeutic Application)

17 hours continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

June 19 - 21   Cost: $275 Early Bird (Expires May 29, 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.

Subtle Body Studies/Advanced Energetics Training/Immersion (Training for Yoga Teachers and Students Interested in Advanced Study)

15 hours continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

June 26 - 28   Cost: $350 

Friday 6:30pm - 9:30  Saturday 11am - 8pm  Sunday noon - 4pm

Coolidge Yoga, Brookline, Boston, Massachusetts

 

This training will offer an in-depth examination of the energetic body from the yogic perspective. Koshas, chakras, vayus, bandhas,and nadis will be examined in depth with their associated relationships to health and consciousness. This energetic map of the body can be influenced by practice to enhance ease and navigate away from dis-ease. Sequencing and class planning, as well as cultivating teaching skills in energetics will be highlighted.

Mobility & Stability of the Shoulder (Training for Yoga Teachers and Students Interested in Therapeutic Application)

17 hours 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 (Training for Yoga Teachers and Students Interested in Therapeutic Application)

17 hours 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 (Training for Yoga Teachers)

17 hours continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

October 2 - 4 Cost: $275 Early Bird (Expires August 28);; $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.

Yoga Medicine© Homecoming: A Meditation & Self-Inquiry Retreat (For Yoga Teachers and Students Committed to Meditation Practice)

17 hours continuing ed - or - hours toward Yoga Medicine YTT

October 11 - 17

Tulum, Mexico

 For more information: www.yogamedicine.com

 

Join us in Tulum, Mexico for Yoga Medicine®’s new yoga teacher training – Meditation & Self-Inquiry. This 5 day/6 night immersion, led by Diane Malaspina PH.D. and Dr. Rashmi Bismark, will explore a range of contemplative practices from within the yoga and mindfulness traditions. Paired with slow flow, restorative, and yin asana practice, this retreat will allow you to deepen your commitment to an intentional personal meditation practice (sadhana) by incorporating various styles of focused-attention, mindfulness, and compassion-based meditation. We will also explore intention (sankalpa) setting and how to tailor meditation practices to meet your personal needs through guided reflections, journalling, and group discussions. Including many opportunities for connection and a full day of intentional silence, together we will journey into resting and engaging as a community with inclusive awareness.

Mobility & Stability of the Spine (Training for Yoga Teachers and Students Interested in Therapeutic Application)

17 hours continuing ed - or - module for 500 YTT

November 13 - 15   Cost: $275 Early Bird (expires October 9); $350 after

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

Flourish, Norfolk

 

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

Myofascial Release Teacher Training/Immersion (Training for Yoga Teachers and Students Interested in Therapeutic Application)

10 hours continuing ed 

July 25 - 26   Cost: $200

Schedule TBD

Hot Yoga Studio, Virginia Beach

 

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 an overview of connective tissue and fascial anatomy, 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.

© Diane Malaspina Yoga + WellBeing 2019

All Studio Photos Taken at Gud Yoga

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