Continuing Education Units (CEU's)

All CEU Workshops are designed for yoga teachers and/or anyone who would like to broaden their knowledge and resources in the art of movement and teaching Yoga.  All workshops are Yoga Alliance approved for 15 units and come with a certificate of completion to submit to YA.

These intensive trainings are also included as part of our advanced 300/500 hour yoga teacher training program.  

 

Upcoming Trainings for CEU's

Hours are based on 15 hour weekends unless noted:

Friday 6 - 9pm

Saturday 11 – 4:30

Sunday 11 – 4:30pm

  

August 18 (One Day)

Yoga and Food:  The Art Of Living Well 

with Jayne Bernasconi and Stacey Shapiro

This intensive workshop will cover both food and yoga and how it effects mind/body connection. What are micronutrients vs. macronutrients? How can we overcome obstacles, fear, and/or unhealthy habits with food? How do we shop for and prepare food to improve our energy, skin, mood, immune system, and digestion?  We will also do a morning hatha yoga practice, cook and eat together.

(Food provided). 

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Aug. 23 – 25, 2019

Advanced Pranayama, Meditation & Chanting

with Jayne Bernasconi

The core of yoga is meditation and meditation can mean different things to different people. Maybe you like to repeat a mantra or an affirmation, or self-observation by following the breath. There are literally hundreds and thousands of ways to meditate. In this 14 hour workshop we will dive into these different ways to sit and settle the mind for inner balance and calm. We will also be working with chakra system to understand the practice of kriya yoga.

During the course of this weekend we will explore ancient techniques passed down from the Himalayan Masters that were held very sacred and of the highest regard such as:

• Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

• Tibetan Color Purification

• Cave of The Heart

For the practice of Japa (mantra) please bring mala beads if you have them.

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Sept. 13 – 15, 2019

Chair Yoga (for seniors and differently abled bodies)

With Jayne Bernasconi

Designed for people with limited mobility or older adults. Chair yoga is a wonderful alternative to traditional yoga and participants can still enjoy the benefits of a yoga class while sitting in a chair.  This training will cover people living with chronic pain or limited mobility due to age, illness or injury.  Trainees will learn chair modifications and various chair yoga sequences as well as a breakdown of 30 yoga poses.

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Sept. 27 – 29, 2019

Yoga Nidra, Restorative & Yin Yoga

with Jayne Bernasconi

This training will cover the basics similarities and differences of the three styles of Yoga from a neurological, muscular and psychological point of view.

Yin yoga works deep into the connective tissues to activate change at that deepest level. Yin is a fantastic way to increase or maintain flexibility as it focuses on the areas around the joints. Yin works close to the bone working deeper muscles than the superficial muscles closer to the surface of the skin. With passive (rather than active or yang) postures, it challenges you to find peace in what may be a slightly uncomfortable position and hold that position for 3 to 5 minutes, or even longer for some poses. Mostly on the floor, the postures work into the energy flows, or meridians, of the body.

 

Yoga Nidra uses the body, mind and ultimately the sub conscious to relax the body. Yoga's systematic approach to complete relaxation is called Yoga Nidra. At the height you hover in the effortlessness of deep sleep, while retaining only a subtle trace of awareness. Scientist have identified this deep state of rest as theta. When our brain waves - or our consciousness is at it's lowest activity. In this workshop we will learn several different ways to practice nidra.

 

Restorative yoga gives us a clear understanding of the roles of the nervous system and subtle energy body and how they relate to relaxation. You are guided into a practical understanding of how restorative poses can be used to create balance, nurture inner quiet, and renew core energy to create deeply transformative poses.

 

These three styles are suitable for all levels - from total newbies, to experienced practitioners, to recovering athletes and seniors.

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Oct. 18 -20, 2019

Embodied Anatomy & Physiology (including vagus nerve)

with Jayne Bernasconi

What does it mean to awaken on a cellular level? Or move from a viseral or skeletal body verses our muscular body?  Embodied anatomy helps us understand and experience the major systems through experiential moving meditations. This workshop combines the work of three icons in movement research: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Lulu Sweigard and Irene Dowd. We will let go of our thinking mind and drop into the experiential mind through ideokinesis (imagined movement). As we shift our consciousness from thinking to being, we will explore our nervous system, our organ system, our endocrine and glandular to enhance our posture and overall well being.  Each system in our body has a particular role to play in our body and mind and by bringing awareness to different systems we can shift our consciousness according to how we are interacting with our environment.

 

“I see the body as being like sand. It’s difficult to study the wind, but if you watch the way sand patterns form and disappear and re-emerge, then you can follow the patterns of the wind or, in this case, the mind…Mostly what I observe is the process of mind.”—Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

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Nov. 8 – 10, 2019

Yoga For Special Needs: TBI (traumatic brain injury), spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, Multiple sclerosis, autism, down syndrome, etc.)

with Jayne Bernasconi

This teacher-training is designed for certified yoga instructors and/or dedicated, serious practitioners of all levels of yoga. The course is designed to create pedagogy lessons for people with various physical and developmental abilities. Populations covered over the weekend will include elders with limited mobility, traumatic brain injury, down syndrome, paraplegics, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and other special needs populations.

The course will focus on a variety of modified postures (asanas), breath work (pranayama) and meditation techniques, as well as restorative postures for deep relaxation.

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Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2019

Wall Yoga, Straps, Blocks and More

with Jayne Bernasconi

Understand the principals of alignment and how to effectively teach wall yoga. You will learn over 30 wall yoga postures that can help to build strength and improve your range of motion. Using the wall and other props, you will learn to target, isolate, stretch and strengthen the muscles that will help you move into a deeper range of flexibility.

Through this training you will learn both beginner and more advanced poses on the wall. Using the wall to both develop the muscles that will bring strength and stability to your postures, while letting go of those muscles that may be keeping you from reaching a deeper level of practice.

This teacher training will focus on the alignment and the primary muscles used in:

• Twists

• Legs & Hips (Standing and Forward Bending postures)

• Arms & Shoulders (Weight-bearing and Arm Balancing postures)

• Backbends

 Inversions

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Jan 10 - 12, 2020

Partner/Acro Yoga

with Jayne Bernasconi

Practicing with a partner is a wonderful way to do yoga as both yogis are fully engaged in the experience.  Partners rely on each other to maintain balance, alignment and focus. This is a great way to heighten connection and trust with someone, enhance communication (verbal and non-verbal) as well as be open to having fun and full faith in each other for support. We touch and are touched by others. We use touch in order to receive and increase our awareness of each other, and to open ourselves to greater depths in our body and mind. Leverage and kinesthetic awareness heighten our body’s ability to practice, making it possible to go deeper into poses with less effort.

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Feb. 7 - 9

Ayurveda:  Yoga’s Sister Science

with Jayne Bernasconi and MaryAnn Niclas

Learn how to see yourself from an Ayurvedic perspective by using principles through which Ayurveda views the universe. These Ayurveda basics are foundational tools for:

- Interpreting the laws of nature

- Identifying various states of health or imbalance

- Charting a course toward improved well-being

- Examining these core principles will also help illustrate what makes Ayurveda such a timeless  art and science.

 This workshop will cover the 3 Doshas of your Ayurvedic Body Types including: vata, pitta, and kapha. The doshas, or some combination of them, can be identified in various seasons, climates, landscapes, activities, plants, and animals. Each of them embodies a combination of elements and qualities to create a functional entity—an energetic force of nature.

An overview of the five elements as the fundamental building blocks of nature: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether (Space)

Workshop begins with a cooking class for kitcheri and eating a meal together (along with 10 healthy ayurvedic recipes).

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photos of Varanasi (Ganga) and Khajaraho, India