Heart of a Yoga Teacher – Essential Skills to Advance Your Teaching
Led by Alex Amorosi
Hosted by Artemis Yoga, Watertown Massachusetts
Starts January 2020 – 7 Weekends – 12:30pm – 6:30pm
Dates: Jan 11-12, Feb 8-9, Feb 29-March 1, March 14-15, April 4-5, May 2-3, June 6-7
No more than 15 participants
Deposit: $500 (non-refundable) required to reserve a spot.
Early Bird: $1,800 (paid in full by August 31, 2019)
Regular Price: $2,200 (paid in full by January 1, 2020)
Payment Plan: Deposit of $500, then 5 payments of $375
Join sought-after senior yoga teacher Alex Amorosi for an inspiring journey into the heart of what it means to be a yoga teacher in the modern world. We will explore yoga from the perspective of balance and healing, spiritual growth and development, and dive deeply into the tangible and intangible aspects of creating a powerful, safe, and inclusive yoga class space. This training will invigorate your role as a yoga teacher.
Building on your own teaching experience, you will have the opportunity to learn, practice and advance your teaching techniques supported by like-minded peers and under the guidance of a senior mentor. You will have the opportunity to delve deeply into the traditional spiritual ideas that form the foundation of modern yoga and learn how to incorporate these ideas into your classes in an accessible way. You will also learn about the elusive concept of “energetics” and how to use energetics (reading the room, intuition, seasonality, time of day etc.), in systematic ways to greatly enhance the effectiveness and healing power of your classes. This course will include significant opportunities for peer and mentor feedback so you can practice teaching techniques and expand your essential teaching skills.
Who should take this training?
Yoga teachers with 200 or 500 hours of training.
Teachers who want to revitalize their love and appreciation of yoga teaching.
Teachers who are looking to add more spiritual depth to their classes.
Teachers who are looking to revisit their teaching technique with feedback from peers and a senior mentor.
Teachers who want to learn more about the vital role of energetic balancing in yoga classes.
Teachers who want to establish their own authenticity and identity within the competitive market of yoga teaching.
Teachers who want to feel a sense of creative freedom in sequencing their classes.
This training will include:
Teachings from classical Indian texts and how to incorporate them accessibly into group yoga classes.
How to be yourself as a yoga teacher and cultivate your own authenticity and voice.
Systems for reading the energy of a room and how the balance the energy of any class.
Laws and rules of energetics and how to use them with classes and clients.
Advanced work with chakras, nadis, and energy centers in the body.
How to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment in class with words, body language, and well executed assists.
The “Five Levels of Boundaries” and how to maintain them with students and clients.
How to incorporate Buddhist based concepts in classes and with private clients such as mindfulness, the Noble Eightfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths.
Advanced Pranayama techniques for classes and personal practice.
Developing a steady and daily spiritual practice to enhance your teaching and your personal wellbeing.
About Alex Amorosi
Alex Amorosi is a sought-after yoga and spiritual teacher who has been studying and teaching Buddhist meditation, yoga asana, yoga teaching, Usui Reiki, and various methods of energy healing for over 20 years. His deepest passion is leading yoga and spiritual teachers in their quest to discover their own unique path in the ever growing and competitive field of yoga and holistic wellness instruction. Alex has many years of experience in training yoga teachers and he has seen time and again the power of spiritual community formed by a group of teachers in common purpose. He is privileged to lead groups of teachers to bring an accessible spiritual practice to as many people as possible.
5-Week Private Teacher Professioal Development Course
(Also available remotely via Skype)
In the course of developing the craft of teaching yoga, questions and issues often arise that are best answered in a one on one coaching setting. Private Teacher Coaching is a valuable and necessary investment for yoga instructors who have such questions and wish to take their teaching to a new level. Some common topics include:
1. How to calm down, take a breath, and just be yourself
2. How to recognize and trust your intuition and marry it to technique
3. Advanced sequencing (both physical and energetic)
4. How to "read" a room and what that really means
5. How to throw a structured plan out the window and teach to what you see
For Private Teacher Coaching, Alex recommends that you have 6 months to a year of experience teaching and be teaching at least one regular weekly yoga class.
Teacher Coaching and Professional Development also available on an ongoing basis in weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly formats.