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EXPLORING THE INTELLIGENCE OF MOVEMENT

YOGA / ANATOMY / MOVEMENT

THE THREE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES THAT DEFINE THE PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH TO OUR ADVANCED WORKSHOPS FOR PROFESSIONALS IN PHYSICAL DISCIPLINES.


This training is designed specifically for professionals working in physical disciplines, such as coaches, yoga teachers, rehearsal instructors in circus and dance, etc.

In order to create a dialogue between yoga and science, certain workshops may be offered jointly by two instructors: a yoga teacher and a certified anatomy and / or biology professional (kinesiologist, chiropractor, cardiologist, orthopedist, etc.). When presented jointly, yoga principles are revisited from the collaborating professional’s point of view.

This approach doubles the knowledge base and allows us to examine practices specific to each discipline.

 

John Schumacher - septembre 2019

September 20 to 22, 2019
Yoga: Journey Toward the light
with John Schumacher

Within us all is the Spark of Divinity, but for most of us, the Spark is well hidden by layer after layer of stuff. Let’s explore these layers together through the practice of asana and pranayama to see if that journey can take us inward, uncover our light, and let it shine out into the world.

schumacheryoga.com

 

 

SCHEDULE

Intensive week end (11 hours)
Friday September 20th, 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday
September 21st, 9 am to 11 am
Saturday September 21st, 1:30 pm to 5 pm
Sunday
September 22nd, 1:30 pm to 5 pm

Workshop in english.

About John

John Schumacher is the founder and Director of Unity Woods Yoga Center, the Washington, DC area’s foremost yoga center since 1979. For 33 years, he studied in India with B.K.S. Iyengar, who personally certified him as an Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher.
John’s clear, precise style and his engaging sense of humor have made him one of America’s leading yoga teachers. In 2015, Yoga Journal awarded him its prestigious Good Karma Award for spending “40-plus years sharing [his] practice to help authenticate yoga in America today”. John has written for a variety of publications and has appeared in numerous local and national media. He conducts workshops for students and teachers throughout the world

VENUE

Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Sainte-Catherine street West, suite 118

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PRICE

Workshop (11 hours) : 295 $ +taxes
Early birds : 255 $ +taxes

Students must bring 3 blankets.

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Carrie Owerko - October 2019

Carrie Owerko
October 24 to 27, 2019

Advanced Workshop with Carrie Owerko

PerMission to Play

Play is my mission. It is one of the most powerful and joyful aspects of my yoga and movement practice. But it is even more than that. Play helps me live life with more enthusiasm and willingness to take risks, learn new things, and to reach beyond my perceived capabilities–when permit ourselves to play, we all can!
Play (like practice) is voluntary. It cannot be forced, just offered and facilitated. Playful practice does not mean that discipline is not involved. Yet play is way to ease expectations and expand our options, to give ourselves permission to learn, experiment and explore. That is what we will be doing in this workshop: playing within our yoga practice and playing with movement. It will be a space and place where there is PerMission to Play!

carrieowerko.com

SCHEDULE

Afternoon:
Thursday 
October 24th: 1:30 P.M to 4:30 P.M.
Friday October 25th: 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Weekend intensive:
Friday October 25th: 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Saturday October 26th: 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. + 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Sunday October 27th: 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

About Carrie

Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath, and mind for several years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential, is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), and continues her studies with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as with continuous and in-depth studies with her yoga teacher, Patricia Walden. Over the years she has performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, presented at City Center in NYC during BKS Iyengar’s Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005.

Before studying yoga, Carrie earned a BFA in Dance and Theater, and graduated from the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse Theater School in NYC. Carrie then spent several years working for a Movement/Educational/Experimental Theater Company called The Irondale Ensemble Project. In addition to performing with Irondale she taught in the Alternative High Schools in NYC and at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. After Irondale, Carrie continued her inquiry and became a Movement Analyst (CMA) having completed her studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. She has spent years enthusiastically exploring human movement with the intention of helping people develop clearer, more fully embodied communication and expression.

Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.

VENUE

Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Sainte-Catherine street West, suite 118

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PRICE

Full workshop (18 hours) : 450 $ +taxes
Early birds : 410 $ +taxes

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Kate O'Donnell - November 2019

Kate O’Donnell
November 
16 to 17, 2019

Advanced Workshop with Kate O’Donnell

Kate began yoga by accident in South India at age 20. More than a dozen extended trips to India and twenty years studying the wisdom traditions of the sub-continent support Kate’s understanding of Ayurveda and Yoga.

After years of dedication to the Ashtanga system, Kate has experienced great benefit from this practice and was authorized by her teacher Sharath Jois to teach the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga. She currently stewards a morning yoga program in Boston.  Instagram:@kateodonnell.ayurveda
kateodonnell.yoga
Kate’s Videos

SCHEDULE

Intensive week end (9 hours)
Saturday
November 16th, 9 am to 12 am
Saturday November 16th,  2 pm to 5 pm
Sunday
November 17th, 2 pm to 5 pm

Workshop in english.

Saturday, 3 hrs

Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing system uses diet, lifestyle rhythms, and natural herbs and oils to promote a state of mind/body well-being.  The system follows nature’s rhythms- seasonal changes, sunrise to sunset, phases of life, etc. to maintain optimal health.  Through eating and living in accordance with these natural rhythms, human beings find happiness.  This session introduces key concepts of the Ayurvedic view of the body, the Pancha Mahabhutas (the five elements) and the three Doshas, functional biological compounds, how they affect us, and how to recognize them in your body.

Saturday, 3 hrs

Ayurvedic Rtucharya and Dinacharya: Daily and Seasonal Routines

Rtucharya and Dinacharya–  understand the importance of time of year and time of day in maintaining balance, and how to apply ancient diet and lifestyle techniques for health, beauty, and longevityWe will cover seasonal and dosha specific diets, oil massage, and care of the senses.

Sunday, 3 hrs

The Ashtanga Trishtana, Integrating Asana, Breath/Bandha, and Drishti for lifelong stability and purification.

Its easy to say Ashtanga is all about these three points of attention: posture, breath, and gaze- but what does that really imply? How can we use this practice to purify the body, nerves, and mind? We will inquire into yoga’s Sankhya philosophy as applied to daily practice, do some bandha research, and move through a practice with the intention to understand and experience how the Trishtana works.

 

About Kate

Kate O’Donnell is an author, lecturer, and senior yoga teacher. She is the author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook, and Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind. An Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ashtanga yoga teacher based in Portland Maine, Kate is on faculty for Kripalu School of Ayurveda and Boston Ayurveda School. She travels to India annually for study and teaches internationally. An avid interest in the healing powers of food have inspired her study and practice of the ancient arts of Ayurveda and yoga for more than twenty years. She teaches trainings, cooking classes, seasonal cleanses, and retreats when she isn’t practicing yoga, writing, or having a chai.

VENUE

Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Sainte-Catherine street West, suite 118

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PRICE

Full workshop (9 hours) : 240 $ +taxes
Early birds : 200 $ +taxes

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Jules Mitchell - January 2020

Jules Mitchell
January
24 to 26, 2020

Advanced Workshop with Jules Mitchell

Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a Las Vegas based yoga teacher, educator, and massage therapist. Her unique approach blends the tradition of yoga with her extensive study in biomechanics to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate effort, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. Bringing the most useful and applicable pieces of that science into the yoga community is her passion. She regularly contributes to teacher training programs and leads workshops and courses worldwide. Her book, Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, is now available through Handspring Publishing. As adjunct faculty at ASU, she serves as a yoga consultant on various research studies measuring the effects of yoga therapy on special populations. Her most influential teachers include Leeann Carey (Yapana Yoga), Gil Hedley (Integral Anatomy), John Casey (yoga philosophy and Sanskrit), and the many dedicated scientists who collect, analyze and publish data so we may continue to ask more questions, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition.

julesmitchell.com/

SCHEDULE

Intensive week end (12 hours)
Friday January 24th, 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday
January 25th, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday January 25th, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday
January 26th, 9:30 pm to 12:30 pm

Workshop in english.

Hip Dynamics

Dynamics [dahy-nam-iks] noun

  1. The branch of mechanics that deals with the motion and equilibrium of systems under the action of forces, usually from outside the system
  2. The motivating or driving forces, physical or moral, in any field
  3. The pattern or history of growth, change, and development in any field

While the hip joint has the capacity to be a highly mobile joint, it also has the capacity to be quite strong. And contrary to conventional thought, flexibility and strength can be achieved together. Discuss why weakness may sometimes manifest as tightness, resist the urge to stretch yourself into common yoga postures, and discover the potential for utilizing isometrics in asana. Additionally, incorporate principles of co-contraction to help identify individual alignment variations. You’ll leave feeling strong and capable. Please bring a journal.

Shoulder Potential

The highly mobile shoulder complex can bear the weight of the body in yoga asana but does not always perform to its full potential. Instead, we often see limited range of motion, repetitive use injuries, and pain. In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll simplify all the complex anatomy you may have studied in the past and equip you with approaches to get stronger, move better, and feel better. You will learn upper extremity biomechanics, learn to assess quality of movement, and incorporate practices to improve shoulder function, promote change and develop mobility/stability. Apply these insights to a variety of asana including the everyday downdog. You may experience a departure from conventional cueing. Therefore, curious minds are encouraged. All shoulders are welcome – healthy or injured, strong or weak, hypermobile or not mobile enough. Please bring a journal.

Foot Fundamentals and Ankle Articulations

Stand up to your standing poses with the knowledge they deserve, knowledge based in biomechanics and traditional yoga.  In this 3-hour workshop with Jules Mitchell, we will explore standing postures from the ground up, increasing awareness of foot and ankle mobility and learning how gait patterns might be expressed in popular poses like Warrior 1, Triangle, and Tree. Get excited and challenged with Jules’ fun, functional, skill-based approach to teaching and learning. Expect to leave this workshop standing tall and proud about your standing postures.  Please bring a journal.  Notes and questions are encouraged.

This is Spinal Map

Navigate the architecture of the spine in this brief lecture followed by movement and practice.  Explore how the spinal curves evolved in response to gravity and how our limbs can leverage forces on the spine. Enhance your spinal mobility through phases of rest and repetition while gently and effectively building up to more challenging yoga poses. The workshop includes approaches to spinal articulations that consider current research on spinal biomechanics while addressing common misconceptions about back pain and spinal health. Please bring a journal.

VENUE

Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Sainte-Catherine street West, suite 118

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PRICE

Full workshop (12 hours) : 340 $ +taxes
Early birds : 310 $ +taxes

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Alison West, March 2020

Alison West
March 20 to 22, 2020

Advanced Workshop with Alison West

Alison West, Ph.D, E-RYT, C-IAYT is director of Yoga Union and the Yoga Union Backcare & Scoliosis Center. She first established Yoga Union in 1996 in SoHo after studying widely and teaching Yoga in NY for ten years, both at the Sivananda center and at Jivamukti. She practiced Astanga Yoga for a number of years, studying in NY with Eddie Stern and in Mysore with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. During this time she continued studying Iyengar Yoga for alignment, working in particular with Kevin Gardiner, the late Mary Dunn, and, later, Genny Kapuler. Alison has also traveled to Pune to study with the Iyengars as well. Her first studies at the Sivananda centers of Munich and NY in the early 80′s have led to a life-long interest in Yoga philosophy and the subtle practices of pranayama, meditation, mantra, yantra and mudra. She furthered her meditation studies with TKV Desikachar at a retreat at Colgate University in 1993 and went on to the Shambhala trainings in NYC. Her spiritual teachers include Ramana Maharshi and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Prior to her becoming a full-time Yoga professional, Alison obtained her Ph.D in Art History (1985) at NYU’s renowned Institute of Fine Arts under H.W. Janson and Robert Rosenblum. Her now-classic book on French Sculpture, From Pigalle to Prèault: Neoclassicism and the Sublime in French Sculputre, 1760-1840, was published by Cambridge University Press n 1998 and reviewed in all important publications including The New York Review of Books. Alison was born and educated in Europe before returning to the States for university.

Around 1996, Alison’s interest in alignment and anatomy led her to explore more deeply the asymmetrical body and most notably the asymmetrical spine. She studied with both Bobbie Fultz and Elise Miller, each an expert in this field and to whom she is deeply grateful. Alison completed her Certification in Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Miller. Alison has continued her study of anatomy and kinesiology and developed new material for Yoga for Scoliosis. In 2007, Alison co-founded the first and only dedicated Yoga for Backcare and Scoliosis center in the world. Alison’s current fully equipped, spacious and beautiful studio, Yoga Union, opened across the street from the old Backcare Center on 9/11, 2011. In 2015, Alison founded the new Yoga Union Backcare & Scoliosis Center, also at 37 West 28th street, which she runs with the help of an amazing group of dedicated teachers.

 www.yogaunion.com

SCHEDULE

Intensive week end (12 hours)
Friday March 20th , 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday
March 21st, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday March 21st, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday
March 22nd, 9:30 pm to 12:30 pm

Workshop in english.

Alison has formulated Principles of Practice that can be applied to most forms of Hatha Yoga, and brings to her teaching insights born of the ongoing study of anatomy and kinesiology. She began her anatomy studies with Irene Dowd in NY, and subsequently completed Gil Hedley’s life-changing 6-day Human Dissection Course for non-medical professionals.

Alison conducts demanding “Gold Standard”* 200-hour Three-Pillars of Practice Teacher Trainings and a full 500-hour Mandala of Yoga Masters program in New York City, teaches workshops and master classes nationwide, in Europe and in the Middle East, and group and private classes in Manhattan. Yoga Union’s Teacher Trainings are registered with Yoga Alliance at both the 200- and 500-hour level.  She also leads the only 150-Hour Backcare and Scoliosis Certification Program in the world. She has completed an on-demand Yoga for Back Health for Yoga Journal, which you can download anytime (use code ALISONSAVES for discount). In June 2019, he will be leading a Backcare Retreat at Centro Santillan in Spain (near Malaga) and teaching the weekend before north of Barcelona in Girona at Espai de Ioga.

In 2007, Alison was a prime mover in the creation of Yoga for NY , the organization that represents all yoga studio, teachers and students in NY State, when the State attempted to license Yoga Teacher Trainings. She was unanimously elected Executive Director and Chair of Yoga for NY, which succeeded in defeating this licensing attempt with a bill signed into law by then Governor Paterson. She was featured on the front page of the NY Times during these events. She also went on to defeat the city’s attempt to impose a “class tax” on Yoga classes in spite of the prevailing view that this would be impossible to accomplish.

VENUE

Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Sainte-Catherine street West, suite 118

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PRICE

Full workshop (12 hours) : 340 $ +taxes
Early birds : 310 $ +taxes

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Brooke Myers, April 2020

Brooke Myers
April 10
to 12, 2020

Advanced Workshop with Brooke Myers

Brooke Myers – 30 Years of Teaching

Brooke Myers has studied yoga since 1973 and taught Iyengar Yoga since 1987. She has trained many times in India with the Iyengar family. Her primary teachers are Geeta Iyengar and the late Mary Dunn.

Brooke’s social conscience informs her teaching. “Yoga should be for everyone,” she says. “We have to make a real effort to go where the need is.” Her outreach efforts have taken her to psychiatric hospitals and a drug rehabilitation center. She co-taught the Institute’s HIV/AIDS class for many years. Brooke has taught special classes for knee and back problems, depression, and menopause.

The spiritual aspect of Iyengar Yoga inspires her teaching style, which is simple, reverent, and aspiring. “To motivate people, you have to first give them the experience. I can’t talk to them about their breath or their inner self. I have to show them that if they learn to come back into their heels and lift their chest, they won’t feel so depressed. I have to find physical ways to show them spiritual and emotional states.”

Brooke’s previous career was in radical experimental dance and theater. Along with political causes, she is active in animal rescue.

“I’m still looking for ways to use yoga to bridge the gulf between all kinds of people,” she says. “It should be possible—one of the meanings of yoga is union.”

SCHEDULE

Intensive week end (12 hours)
Friday April 10th , 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday
April 11th, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday April 11th, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday
April 12th, 9:30 pm to 12:30 pm

Workshop in english.

VENUE

Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Sainte-Catherine street West, suite 118

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PRICE

Full workshop (12 hours) : 320 $ +taxes
Early birds : 290 $ +taxes

Limited places. Subscribe for the full workshop now:

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Carrie Owerko - October 2018

Carrie Owerko
October 25 to 28, 2018
Form, Fluidity and Fonction

Photo credit : Sharar Lion

Let’s face it: Motion is lotion and movement is medicine. To some degree it depends on how we practice and how we move. We will explore how our practices can improve the functionality of our joints, create more fluid integrated movement, and improve the quality of our life in numerous ways. We will look how we can improve our strength throughout our ranges of motion, and gain have better motor control in all of our asanas and all of our movements. And we will have fun while doing it!

SCHEDULE

Afternoon:
Thursday 
October 25th: 1:30 P.M to 4:30 P.M.
Friday October 26th: 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Weekend intensive:
Friday October 26th: 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Saturday October 27th: 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. + 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Sunday October 28th: 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

VENU

Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Saint-Catherine St. West, suite 118

PRICE

Full workshop (18 hours) : 425 $ +taxes
Thursday and Friday afternoon (6 hours): $ 180 +taxes
Intensive weekend (12 hours): $ 340 +taxes

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Brooke Myers - avril 2018

Brooke Myers

7 et 8 avril 2018
LIVING IN THE FIELD OF THE SOUL:  Yoga as a science and an art

Yogacharya BKS Iyengar interpreted the Bhagavad Gita through the 8 limbs of Yoga; the body being a field, the soul as the farmer of that field.  To every pose he brought both a scientific inquiry and a poetic interpretation.  As practitioners we may choose to study asana, pranayama–all limbs of Yoga–as bodily, even medical treatments.  Or reflecting on creative images, we may contact the inner levels of our being through the practice.

In this workshop we will explore these different ways, seeing where they touch.

Brooke Myers – 30 Years of Teaching

Brooke Myers has studied yoga since 1973 and taught Iyengar Yoga since 1987. She has trained many times in India with the Iyengar family. Her primary teachers are Geeta Iyengar and the late Mary Dunn.

Brooke’s social conscience informs her teaching. “Yoga should be for everyone,” she says. “We have to make a real effort to go where the need is.” Her outreach efforts have taken her to psychiatric hospitals and a drug rehabilitation center. She co-taught the Institute’s HIV/AIDS class for many years. Brooke has taught special classes for knee and back problems, depression, and menopause.

The spiritual aspect of Iyengar Yoga inspires her teaching style, which is simple, reverent, and aspiring. “To motivate people, you have to first give them the experience. I can’t talk to them about their breath or their inner self. I have to show them that if they learn to come back into their heels and lift their chest, they won’t feel so depressed. I have to find physical ways to show them spiritual and emotional states.”

Brooke’s previous career was in radical experimental dance and theater. Along with political causes, she is active in animal rescue.

“I’m still looking for ways to use yoga to bridge the gulf between all kinds of people,” she says. “It should be possible—one of the meanings of yoga is union.”


LIVING IN THE FIELD OF THE SOUL
2 DAYS ADVANCED WORKSHOP
April 7 and 8, 2018

SCHEDULE
Saturday 9:30 to 12:30 : Standing poses and poses which illuminate them
Saturday  2 to 5 : Pranayama: the art and science of breath
Sunday 9:30 to 12:30 : A practice drawn from students’ questions and observations

VENU
Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372, Saint-Catherine St. West, suite 118

PRICE
Full workshop (9 hours) : 225 $ +tx
Add a second suscription at 50% off for a total of 337,50$ + tx

 


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