Liquid Flow Yoga 40 Hour Advanced Teacher’s Training
Simon Park and Klara Puski
Refinement of Physical and Energetic Alignment inside of Flow Practice, the Art of Hands-On Assisting and Integrating the Spiritual Path Into your Teaching. Assisted by Klara Puski + very special musical guests, Simon Popp and Miriam Green.
From October 31 to November 4, 2019. 5 days.
“I think that teaching yoga techniques for the achievement of self-realization is one of the highest and holiest positions on this planet because self-knowledge is the highest knowledge. This knowledge is the real “power” that leads to enlightenment and world peace.” – Dharma Mittra.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga has the great potential to be taught as a complete practice: satisfying for the body and mind, creativity for the artist within, therapeutic and healing, and as a spiritual practice where the teacher has the ability to use their unique voice and experience to help each student explore their own spiritual path. In this advanced teacher training, we will explore teaching from a place of inspiration. Understand the skillful actions required to make each pose and entire practice come vibrantly to life. Through practice, visual assessment, and energetic hands-on assists, explore the principles that build the bridge from a foundational to advanced practice. We begin each day with an in-depth vinyasa flow practice infused with detailed physical and energetic alignment. In the second session, we will breakdown key poses and different parts of the practice in a workshop style to refine our embodiment and teaching. Integrate Vinyasa Krama: practice linking poses intelligently, grouping small groups of postures toward peak poses, and opening different parts of the body for deeper postures. Discussion of sequencing will include building toward peak poses and focusing within asana families such as standing poses, arm balances, inversions and backbends.
Gain a better understanding of the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa systems. We will examine how the universal principles and the unique wisdom of each style, can greatly enhance our overall understanding of balance and energy flow. Thus, we enter into a more knowledgeable place to teach and assist students in a wholistic way. Ultimately, we must make the teachings alive, as we adapt our teaching towards the unique needs of each student. Learn to develop yoga classes and privates for different demographics / abilities / needs of your students, integrating a deeper understanding of alignment, to help your students safely grow in their practice. The immersion is designed for teachers from all traditions of yoga and experienced practitioners.
Finally, we will explore linking the physical practice with the spiritual path through the introduction of yogic themes and dharma talks. The conscious action to create the space for others to explore their spirituality within the asana practice is perhaps the most difficult bridge to pass in your teaching career. Yet, it may be the most most important; allowing students to pass from a physical place to a direct experience of their own divinity. The spiritual pathway is individual, personal and sacred. It is a path to self-realization. It is an art to be able to share from your experiences.. not as it relates to you, but as it pertains to your students.
Become dedicated to moving away from scripted teaching toward observation and creative artistry.. the process of becoming absolutely present with your students. Simon has over 20 years of study, practice, and assisting with Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, and Dharma Mittra, and draws wisdom and inspiration from their teachings.
Topics to be explored:
• Dynamic, fluid and precise Vinyasa Flow practice: detailed physical and energetic alignment, creative transitions, progressive vinyasa krama sequencing building towards intermediate and advanced asanas.
• Energetic Alignment: finding the skillful inner actions that help the body / mind focus, evolve and change. Artful Integration of Breath, Bandha, and Drishti into practice and teaching.
• Learn precise and therapeutic assists for students of all levels: be guided by principles of visual assessment, understanding healthy patterns of movement and finding balancing actions.
• Practice and Teach Pranayama + Meditation
• Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage-based assists
• Working therapeutically with common injuries and limitations by adapting postures with better alignment, use of props and hands-on assists.
• Theming and Integrating Yogic principles into your teaching.
Simon Park began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA. Later acclaimed by Yoga Journal as “one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation”, he has been leading workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats around the world since 2002. His free-style Vinyasa is fluid, intuitive, and encourages freedom through self-expression. Profoundly influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, and Dharma Mitra, ‘Liquid Flow Yoga’ feels like a beautiful dance between classical and modern Yoga. Dubbed the “Flying Nomad”, he draws inspiration from road legends such as Jimi Hendrix, who said, “the Earth is my home”.
Klara Puski is an advanced certified Jivamuki teacher based in Paris. Dancing since the age of five, she was always fascinated by the physical body & movement she completed her education at the Hungarian Dance Academy in classical ballet in Budapest and continued to work as a professional dancer. Then in early 2013 she tried Jivamukti Yoga in Munich which was a transformational discovery in which she happily remains immersed. By May 2014, she completed her teacher training in New York, with Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon and David Life, mentored by Giselle Mari. Since returning Klara has been leading classes around different studios in Paris. She feels blessed to be able to teach and equally sees it as an opportunity to serve, share and learn. The last years she has been studying with incredible teachers like Dona Holleman, Maty Ezraty, Simon Park and Krista Cahill.
Finding an honest space through intelligent sequencing is what yoga represent for her. Creating a deeper connection with the present moment and allow ourselves to pause to reflect is what fascinates her. Feeling the moment in it’s depth to create a transformation.
“All of these practices lead us to the realization that this physical vehicle is “just that”, to carry the eternal spirit , which is the eternal piece that is life itself, and we all have that, all living things have it , the question is how do we recognize that we are all the same? How to honour myself the same way as I honour all living beings around? We all do the best we can while we are here”
Frais d’inscription: 600€ early bird (avant le 31 juillet 2019) ou 750€ en 3 chèques.
La formation aura lieu dans un studio lumineux, rue de la Folie Méricourt 75011 Paris. Métro République.
Les horaires seront les suivants : 8h30-12h30 et 14h-17h