This course expands the student’s ability to facilitate and hold space for therapeutic yoga classes using the Phoenix Rising method and its eight themes of transformation. Students expand their repertoire of asana, pranayama, meditation, and style. Students explore how to grow their teaching practice with private yoga sessions, short workshops and presentations, networking, and creating a professional presence.
This approach emphasizes specializing the class delivery based on the therapeutic needs of a specific population. Students learn to offer inclusive, adaptable, and trauma sensitive instruction using the Phoenix Rising Method and provide thematic cuing that leads to deeper awareness. Ultimately students learn to hold space for transformative life experiences in a yoga class. This course is highly experiential including delivery of public classes, peer teaching and observation, and self-evaluation and self-mentoring.
Host Studios: Phoenix Rising, 33 Railroad St., in Great Barrington, MA. Balance Webster, 1150 Crosspointe Ln., Webster, NY 14580 in Rochester, NY. Still Soul Studio, 579 King St., in Charleston, SC.
Format: 10-day residential course. Effective 2020: Additional mentored practicum required only for students utilizing this course in their IAYT 900 Program (additional charge)
Schedule: Course starts with 8:00am Check-in on first day; 8:00-6:00pm daily with some variation to lead public classes. Charleston and Rochester weekend-format schedule will start with Thursday evening sessions.
Prerequisites: Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Yoga Module A: Dual Process
Required Reading: Turn Stress Into Bliss by Michael Lee
For more details about this course, please see Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Yoga Module B: Themes & Sequencing.