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Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and Immersion with Clara Roberts-Oss

This Vinyasa Yoga course instructed by Clara Roberts-Oss is designed for anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of Vinyasa Yoga (also referred to as Power Yoga), and for 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training graduates wanting to incorporate Vinyasa Flow Yoga into their teaching style.

Course Overview

Introduction to Vinyasa Yoga

Breaking down the fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga we will explore the yoga poses that comprise the components of a vinyasa class, pranayama (breathing techniques) and Bhandas, and learn how to move in and out of postures safely, with correct alignment, using the breath as the guide. The asanas included are: Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations), standing poses, balancing postures, core strengtheners, seated and reclining postures. We will explore the roots of Vinyasa Yoga, the Ashtanga Yoga system, as well as creative flows from Jivamukti and Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow.

The Art of Sequencing

  • Dynamic two hour practice sessions
  • Discussion of how to create classes based both on sequencing around “peak poses” as well as based on “element or feeling”
  • Group practice sessions creating sequences based on peak poses and themes
  • Learning to think and work outside your comfort zone
  • Dynamic suggestions to break through a stale home practice or teaching style
  • Q&A discussion on creating playlists

Adjustments, Enhancements and Advanced Asana

We will give you the tools to safely adjust students in common and advances yoga poses. You will adjust with more confidence, giving your students the support they need to go further into their asana practice. You will also learn how to move in and out of advanced yoga poses safely and how to teach these asana to your students.

How To Weave Philosophy Into the Vinyasa

This part of the training will bring us back to more esoteric parts of the practice, with the emphasis being Gita and Tantra. It will help you understand why yogic philosophy is a vital part of the practice and show you how to incorporate more esoteric principles into the physical yoga practice. We will discuss the Gita and the Tantric Quest, creating themes that can be used in class.

Reading List

Required Reading:

Texts are available for purchase at Semperviva Sun Studio. Workshop participants will receive a 10% discount.

  • Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell

For 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and is eligible for 40 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Upon completion of this course and full payment, students will receive a Certificate of Completion documenting participation and attendance. In order to be a certified yoga teacher, students must also have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training.

Learn more about the Instructor(s)

Clara Roberts-Oss

I have danced my whole life, whether it’s been grooving to a good song, taking dance classes or flowing through a vinyasa, my body can’t get enough. Through movement, I feel as though I’m communing with the Divine.

I took my first vinyasa class in 2000 at Jivamukti Yoga Center. I had a feeling of arriving home. We moved through postures seamlessly with an emphasis of breath-body connection. The class gave me what the dance world didn’t, an emphasis on the internal journey.

I received my 200 hour Vinyasa certification with Lauren Hanna at Sonic Yoga NYC in 2003. I met Shiva Rea shortly thereafter and again, felt as though I had come home. Shiva had created a language for the kind of movement I’ve been doing my whole life. She, too, understood the idea of fluidity. Our bodies yearn to move like water and when we do, our bodies hum with excitement. I’ve completed my 300 hour Prana Flow Certfication with Shiva.

I thank all my teachers for sharing their passion of this practice with me: David Life for opening my heart, Stacey Brass for her minute cues that have changed me life, Uma for opening my voice, Dana Flynn for throwing out all the rules and inspiring me to do the same, Constantine Darling for showing me another way, and Paul Ortega for reminding me we are ALL the cosmic dancer.

I invite you to be playful in your practice, remembering that lightness is found in spirit!

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Start: Jul 22 - End: Jul 28
Cost: $1075 Register Here
Total Hours: 40
Format: Full-time

Location: City Studio
#110-1985 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Phone: 604-739-2009