JOAN HYMAN YOGA

Sequencing to Transform

25 hour Yoga Teacher Training

THE ART OF SEQUENCING

This creative training will teach students and teachers the art of sequencing. Sequencing a vinyasa flow class is a skill that when done correctly, can leave students feeling transformed! When your sequence is effective, it supports the anatomical body and can access the vital energy inside, which creates lightness and bliss, that a true yoga practice offers.

Each day begins with a two hour practice, followed by exploring the sequence and understanding the component parts used to support the theme of the class. Component parts help you to support the peak or the theme of the class and help to choose postures that warm up important muscles needed for a particular peak or theme. Counter poses take the body in the opposite direction and are important because they cool down the nervous system and counter the openings found in the practice. When all of this is supported, students leave feeling transformed and want to come back to your class. We will also explore the subtle body and understand how to access it through intelligent sequencing. During the week, you will have access to Joan's zoom classes along with the recordings and the written sequence are sent out after class for you to continue to understand how to create a sequence that is effective and transforms.

You will leave with a total of eight sequences that will include different themes and postures that will help you approach postures and sequencing with a different perspective. Gain knowledge on how to create a sequence that is geared to a more physical practitioner and also understand how to reach a quieter place during practice with pranayama and meditation.

Joan has a lifetime of experience teaching yoga and movement and understands how to access these deeper aspects of the practice that create transformation. Develop an intuitive sense on how to sequence postures and help your students access poses they never thought they could do. This will be a great way to understand how to build a self practice that caters to your daily needs.Learn how your physical body works, as well as the other aspects of the yoga practice including how to integrate the subtle body, the therapeutic aspects, teach from a philosophical place, and most important, how to make your sequencing accessible to everyone!

Schedule

October 16 -24, 2021

Includes two full weekends and three vinyasa flow classes during the week.

ACCESS TO THE TRAINING

  • This course will build from one sequence to the next and you are encouraged to take the whole training. Even if you can only participate LIVE for a few of them, you will have lifetime access to the recordings to complete the course at your own leisure.

  • Signing up is easy - when you get to the calendar, select your package and Joan will send you a code to join her zoom classes during the week.

  • Students enrolled in The School of Yoga will receive $25USD off the final price. Students who have taken the first Sequencing to Transform course will receive this course for 50% off. Email Joan below for a coupon code.

FULL TRAINING

  • Early bird pricing ends September 15th. After September 15th, the price will be $300

  • Students enrolled in The School of Yoga will receive $25USD off the final price. Students who have taken the first Sequencing to Transform course will receive this course for 50%off.

  • Email Joan for a coupon code.

  • Sign up for all 11 classes and 25 Hours will be applied toward your 300HR Teacher Training Program.

  • If you can't make it to class, don't worry, the sessions will be recorded so you can experience them on your own time.

  • Please allow 24-48 hours processing time to receive class registration confirmation emails.

Saturday 10/16

ASANA • 9am - 11am PDT

  • Practicing from an anatomical place - and understanding how to sequence for all levels.

  • This will be a grounding class focused on educating how to engage the legs and find your center.


LECTURE • 12pm - 2pm PDT

  • We will discuss the art of sequencing and learn how to break sequences down into a beginning, middle and end. We will explore what component parts are and how they drive the theme or the peak posture.

  • We will look at the strong muscles of the legs and hips and learn why standing postures are important for driving the components of your peak or theme of class. Understand how to access your core muscles, which create deep stability within and help students find sthira sukham in asana practice.

Sunday 10/17

ASANA • 9am - 11am PDT

  • Shoulder opening and building towards inversions

  • Understanding preps, counters, transitional postures and the art of progression.


LECTURE • 12pm - 2pm PDT

  • It takes skill to sequence a class that educates students on how their physical body works and how to access the energetic body in postures like inversions.

  • Understand what to look for in students to see who is ready to invert and how to use preps and counters to keep your class challenging and safe at the same time.

  • We will look at the muscles that support the shoulders and understand what needs to be engaged to access these advanced postures.

  • Understand the step by step progression that is found in a vinyasa sequence and work from the outside in.

Monday - Friday
10/18 - 10/22

daily ASANA Practice

See acuity schedule. Classes will range from morning, afternoon, evening to honor different time zones. Recordings available!

  • Each class will have a different theme such as:

  • Vinyasa Flow with Hip Opening.

  • Twisting and accessing the thoracic wheel.

  • Learning to lift off the ground safely with arm balances and inversions.

  • How to create a playful and safe envrioment with challenging postures.


After practice

After each class, you will meet with Joan for 30 minutes on zoom to discuss the sequence.

Joan will explain her intention for each class, how she chose each of the prep postures, counters, and how the sequence was threaded together to create a story and theme. She will explain the subtler aspects of the sequence helping to illuminate the energetic body. Learn the philospical element to create a sequence with many layers and drives. She will explain how she cooled the body down to elicit a great savasana!

Saturday 10/23

ASANA • 9am - 11am

  • Learn how to teach backbends in a vinyasa flow classes.

  • This will be an advanced practice including inversions and backbends and how to make them accessible to everyone.

  • These postures can be challenging and take time to access. Joan will include how to work with props and modifications in your sequence, while keeping the flow state.

  • We will look at different bodies and see who is ready for certain postures, who needs modifications, and when to add more preps and counters so students can backbend safely and gain the many benefits of these energizing postures.


LECTURE • 12pm - 2pm PDT

  • Understand how to modify postures and learn when students are ready for certain postures is an important piece in sequencing and how to modify if needed.

  • We want students to feel better after class and leave feeling transformed! After explaining the sequence, Joan will write out advanced postures and explain how to tell if someone is ready for these postures, what preps and component parts are needed to access them safely.

  • Countering these big poses are important so students leave feeling balanced in their physical body and calm in their nervous system.

  • We will discuss how to intertwine pranayama into your sequence and access the nadis. We will end this session with a light pranayama practice.

Sunday 10/ 24

ASANA • 9am - 11am PDT

  • This will be the last practice focused on forward bending and quieting the mind.

  • Understand the philosophical aspect of sequencing and how to still the mind through asana.

  • Learn the importance of inducing the relaxation response in your sequences.


LECTURE • 12pm - 2pm PDT

  • A sequence has many layers, which are physical, mental, energetic, emotional, and spiritual.

  • We will discuss the five layers of our being and how to create a well balanced sequence that helps a practitioner go deeper into themselves.

  • We will discuss how to add yogic philosophy into your classes and even sequence a class based around a certain sutra.

  • Learn which postures can help take you into these more subtle places and prepare the mind for stillness.

  • Having an understanding of the progressive order that the yoga practice teaches us, can transform our being on many levels!

  • We will end this session with a brief meditation.

ACCESS TO THE TRAINING

  • This course will build from one sequence to the next and you are encouraged to take the whole training. Even if you can only participate LIVE for a few of them, you will have lifetime access to the recordings to complete the course at your own leisure.

  • Signing up is easy - when you get to the calendar, select your package and Joan will send you a code to join her zoom classes during the week.

  • Students enrolled in The School of Yoga will receive $25USD off the final price. Students who have taken the first Sequencing to Transform course will receive this course for 50% off. Email Joan below for a coupon code.

FULL TRAINING

  • Early bird pricing ends September 15th. After September 15th, the price will be $300

  • Sign up for all 11 classes and 25 Hours will be applied toward your 300HR Teacher Training Program.

  • If you can't make it to class, don't worry, the sessions will be recorded so you can experience them on your own time.

  • Please allow 24-48 hours processing time to receive class registration confirmation emails.

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