DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE AND
GAIN A SOLID FOUNDATION IN THE ART OF TEACHING YOGA
March 3rd - June 10th, 2018
Saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm
Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm
Led by Cheryl Moss & Nathania Stambouli
Supported by guest lecturers. Integrated anatomy weekend with Trina Altman.
Are you ready to further your yoga studies in a holistic and supportive environment? If so then SoulPlay's 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training is for you.
You will immerse yourself in all aspects of yoga and be encouraged to teach what you are most interested in and inspired by. Anatomy? All things Asana? Yoga philosophy, science and mythology? Mindfulness, pranic and energy practices? Whether or not you want to become a yoga instructor, and many of our graduates do, your life will be immeasurably enriched by this training.
SoulPlay Yoga provides a well-rounded, solid, and comprehensive foundation for teaching and practicing yoga, but will also guide and support you in your journey of Svadyaya: self-study. The most inspiring part of teacher training is the personal transformation that naturally arises as you bravely unearth your authentic voice and learn to trust, teach from, and embody, what you love about yoga. The SoulPlay Team holds a fiercely compassionate, safe and fun space for you to grow and teach. The combined backgrounds of the teaching team makes for an intimate and truly individualized experience.
Beyond developing your personal practice, our goal is for you to come out of this training fully ready to sequence and teach a 60, 75 and 90 minute Vinyasa class for all levels, offering appropriate modifications for beginners or more seasoned students. Many of our trainees get hired at studios around town very soon after completing their training and it's one of the things we are most proud of! Get out there and share the peace!
> Learning principles of alignment and safe teaching of the poses
> In-depth Functional Anatomy studies
> Practice teaching and hands on assisting from weekend ONE
> Sequencing for beginners, mixed level and flow classes
> Variety of distinguished guest teachers throughout the course
> Working with injuries and modifying yoga postures to address an individual’s specific needs
> Communication by verbal and non-verbal means
> Effective use of class dialogue and tone of voice
> Continued development of an engaging presence and self-awareness in your class
> Designated Teacher Training mentor to work with for the duration of training
A SAMPLING OF SUBJECTS WE WILL COVER:
~Postures alignment, contraindications, modifications
~Working with Injuries
~Yoga Philosophy & History
~Psychology & Healing aspects of Yoga
~Studies of Yamas & Niyamas
~Studies of Yoga Sutras
~Applied Functional Anatomy
~Mantras and Chanting
~Pratyahara, Drishti & Bandhas
~Dharma, Sanskrit & Sacred Texts
~Subtle Body: Chakras & Nadis
~Teaching to kids
~Discovery of various styles of yoga
~Business of Yoga, privates and retreats
The training includes a weekend immersion with Trina Altman on the fundamentals of applied anatomy and movement science to yoga. In this series called Yoga Deconstructed®, you will learn:
- How to apply modern movement science to your yoga teaching.
- How to bring functional movement into your classes, while still feeling like you're teaching yoga.
- An exercise science based approach to sequencing to prepare the body for movement and minimize the risk of pain and injury.
- Understanding the components of a pose, such as directions of movement at each joint, loading principles, and biomechanics.
- An introduction to taking an interdisciplinary approach to teaching yoga and how to add techniques from other modalities to your teaching toolbox.
- How to choose somatic exercises to encourage active ranges of motion, promote dynamic full body movement, and help prepare the body for larger static poses.
- The application of myofascial release techniques to help your students embody the anatomical concepts taught in traditional yoga, so they can better understand the purpose of the pose.
- How to apply the pain science paradigm to empower your students to trust that their bodies are robust and resilient.
- Strategies to introduce variability and neuromuscular re-education into class that help facilitate tissue resiliency, neuroplasticity, and new motor patterns.
- The application of corrective exercise to improving function in everyday life and athletic
- Structure classes and layer exercises in a fun and challenging way, while keeping the heart of yoga.
- Teach from a skills based approach, instead of lineage based approach.
- Feel confident teaching complex poses and exercises in multi-level classes.
- Incorporate exercises and theories from multiple modalities into your teaching.
- Help your students build strength and stability to balance out their yoga practice.
- and much more!!
This is THE MOST integrated yoga & functional anatomy training out there at the moment - don't miss it! Can't make our full YTT? Sign up for this weekend immersion separately.
TUITION: $2,800$650 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. Balance due by the first day of training.
Payment plans available - get in touch for details!
Cheryl Moss has always been interested in how human beings grow and change. She has always felt the resonance of other people's joy and suffering; empathy is the root of her passion for understanding the human condition, mind and heart. The questions about who we are and why we suffer led to the exploration of different spiritual pathways and mindfulness practices, specifically yoga and meditation. She is a licensed psychotherapist, and has been an avid yoga practitioner for 23 years. Cheryl founded GODA Yoga (before it became SoulPlay yoga), is skilled at working with all ages and levels and in working with yoga for injuries, chronic pain, and the 'changing' body. With intelligent asana practice she helps students, release and relieve pain patterns, to feel open, stronger, healthier. She has completed teacher trainings with Ana Forrest and Erich Schiffman and has had the privilege to study with several senior teachers including Catherine McNamara, Shiva Rae, Saul David Ray, and Julian Walker. Cheryl has co-led the last six Teacher Trainings at SoulPlay Yoga.
Coming from a background in bodybuilding and circuit training, Nathania stumbled into yoga by accident in 2009 and what started as a purely physical adventure became a journey towards healing old traumas and experiencing a profound personal transformation. Through a dedicated yoga practice and a Master’s degree in Psychology, Nat unearthed a passion for helping others transform their lives, free themselves from negative behavior patterns and dare to be unapologetically real. She believes that yoga - and a healthy mind-body connection - is a gateway to self-love.
She is an E-RYT 200 with over 1500 hours of teaching experience and has completed advanced trainings with Laughing Lotus and Annie Carpenter. Nathania most recently co-led the early 2017 SoulPlay Yoga Teacher Training with Cheryl Moss and Claudia Fucigna. Nathania leads international yoga & movement retreats and is the creator of BandzYoga, a flow class with resistance bands.
WHAT OUR TRAINEES HAVE TO SAY:
"My 200-hour training at GODA Yoga was an amazing journey. I came out of training completely prepared to teach public classes. I am very pleased with my results and glad I chose to train at GODA Yoga."
Geoffrey Talley | May 1, 2017
"The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program was more than I could have imagined, and everything that I needed in my life. I’m still blown away about the amount of information that I learned and that I retained by the time we approached the final weekend. I remember the 1st day that I showed up and looked at the book list and the large 300-page training manual and thought, “Wow this is more than I bargained for.” As a fitness professional, I’ve done 5 other format training, and yoga is definitely the most intensive, and rightfully so.
What I most appreciate about Goda Yoga’s training is that it’s authentic and culturally relevant. This isn’t a watered down or culturally-appropriated training for the average person to digest; it is a deep and thorough dive into the history of yoga, the scholars, philosophies, theories, people, language, and culture. Goda’s training makes you want to go to India and practice and study more. I love that they kept us deep in the tradition and philosophy. In addition, we received thorough training in the asana practices—with special and consistent attention to anatomical detail. Furthermore, knowledge of Sanskrit was a staple of this training program. Our trainers Cheryl Moss, Claudia Fucigna, and Nathania Stambouli were incredibly wise and knowledgeable. I feel like I was, absolutely, trained by mystical and physical goddesses.
I also work full-time, and didn’t know how I was going to balance my time between the readings (OmWork), practice hours, observations, essays and assorted projects. But through the yoga, I learned and even greater sense of spiritual discipline (tapahs), self study (svadhyaya) and found the desire and passion to continue on week-after-week. Completing yoga teacher training is in the top 10 best things that have ever happened in my life.
Last, but certainly, not least, the friendships and bonds that Goda’s program, helped to create and foster, are among the most important treasures that I took away. I have a close connection with each one of my fellow trainees and our instructors, and will likely know them all for the rest of my walking days on this Earth. Goda’s yoga training program is a part of my life’s story and journey, and my spiritual home for the rest of my life. I couldn’t recommend this teacher training more, as I have more clearly been set on the path to discover my truth (satya) that will ultimately guide me into new pathways."
Keishia Gu | May 1, 2017
"The teachers were fantastic - they took the time to make sure we understood yoga from a holistic perspective including history, sacred scriptures, asana, anatomy, yoga for injuries, prenatal, yoga for kids, pranayama and much more. I felt in very good hands. They are wise, patient, thorough teachers who care about the craft of yoga. It is clear through the energy they bring in the classroom that they love what they do, which in turn energizes the students to engage in the learning. That we get to collectively teach a class to the public was a fantastic finish to the program. I highly recommend this training program to anyone interested in teaching, or just looking to deepen one's personal practice. The training addresses yoga from so many levels- anatomical, energetic, emotional, mental, spiritual. The end result is a comprehensive, powerful yoga teacher training experience that leaves me well prepared to take on the next step in my teaching journey."
Justin Hakuta | May 19, 2015
"Goda Yoga's 200 Hour Teacher Training was incredibly comprehensive and well-rounded. From broken-down study of each posture and how to best cue and teach it, to mantras, mudras, chanting, philosophy, anatomy, different styles of yoga and healing modalities, I felt that I came out of the training with a very robust understanding of how to help people through the practice of yoga in a myriad different ways. The principal trainers complement each other amazingly well and offer so much of themselves and their experience to us as students, enriching the classroom experience that much more. They are also committed to helping their students excel and teach as soon as the training is over - as students we feel incredibly supported, which is hugely important. I definitely recommend this training and would do it all over again in a heartbeat! If Goda ever offers a 300 hour training, I will enroll! THANK YOU for the training and experience of a lifetime!!"
Anonymous | June 01, 2015
"The time I spent in the GODA Yoga Teacher Training program was nothing less than magical. My life has been changed forever! Not only were the teachers knowledgeable and passionate, but they shared wholeheartedly with their students from day one. It was evident that their intention was to lead and mentor a group of yogis to become well-rounded, capable, and as passionate as they are about Yoga - all 8 limbs. I highly recommend this teacher training program to anyone who is interested in learning the history and philosophy of Yoga as well as expanding their understanding of the asanas, proper alignment, adjustment, and sequencing techniques. This training went deep...I feel very prepared to enter the world as a teacher and I understand the responsibility of the gift I've been granted to share."
Nancy Adzentoivich | May 12, 2015
"This was my second 200 hour teacher training, and it absolutely exceeded my expectations. They were extremely thorough. They gave us a sampling of many different schools of yoga, while maintaining a cohesive style of instruction themselves, and allowing the trainees an opportunity to decide what aspects they want to bring from each school into their own teaching. There was a lot of thought, time and creativity brought to this training, and a lot of exposure to guest teachers, sound, meditation, anatomy, as well as guidance around ethics and the "business" of yoga. I hope they will expand the business of yoga section and keep that segment open to other teachers outside of the training."
April Kirkhart | July 9 2014
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