Part 1: September 3 – September 13th
Part 2: September 24 – October 4
Mon – Thursday 5-10:30pm
Friday, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am – 8:30pm
This training includes:
- 200 hr teacher training with Annie Carpenter
- SmartFlow Training manual
- One month unlimited-class membership
- 10% off retail
- 10% off special events at Bala
Part 1: September 3 – September 13th, 2015
ABHYASA – The Path of the Sadhana—Do your practice!
This first section establishes you in the roots and rituals of Yoga. Abhyasa means practice, or the effort towards aligning and re-aligning one’s attention to the present moment. We will employ the yogic practices of asana, pranayama (breathwork), chanting, and various methods of meditation as our elemental practice. You will gain a profound understanding of the foundational asanas as alignment tools for safe physical practice, and for yoking the mind to this moment. Asanas are presented as elemental, sustaining, deepening and as a means to return to center to illuminate the path of creative sequencing
In addition we will consider various ethical observances to inform and sustain our choices on our mats, with our students, and in daily life.
Part 2: September 24 – October 4, 2015
VAIRAGYA – The Path of Radical Acceptance—All is coming!
Vairagya is the ability to accept everything that arises with evenness and equanimity. It is the basis for the cultivation of community and the essence of every teacher who wishes to inspire her students. Vairagya reveals and celebrates the present moment in all its unpredictabilty and originality. As we delve deeper into the practices, we encounter everything on the spiritual path: strength and flexibility as well as weakness and pain; we find the greatest joy as well as fear and doubt. As spiritual aspirants and guides we gather and balance our energies and intentions to become the light embodied, beacons on this path.
SmartFLOW yoga celebrates the innate intelligence of juicy, flowing movement! This 200 hour Teacher Training offers you a strong foundation, yet remains in-depth with its emphasis on methodology not rote learning.
You will learn an evolved system of inquiry, awakening your practice and setting the stage for inspired and creative teaching. Asana, pranayama and meditation are our tools for transformation, rooted in the great traditions of yoga. A functional approach to anatomy informs your understanding of the essential movement principles; these principles are the ground for intelligent instructions and inventive sequencing. Movement principles are embedded in philosophical insight that drives the sequencing of the practice from within.
This training is for anyone who wants to take their practice to a new level: teachers, future teachers, and lovers of yoga.
Born and bred in sunny Southern California, Tiffany Russo credits yoga for supplying the yin in her life to counter Los Angeles’ yang-like energy. As a student and as a teacher, Tiffany continues to explore the journey of the practice of yoga on and off the mat. She has completed her 500 SmartFLOW teacher training certification under the guide of her teacher and mentor, Annie Carpenter and is now senior SmartFLOW teacher. Tiffany currently teaches at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA as well as the local Equinox gyms. She is now honored to lead SmartFLOW teacher trainings around the country.