Mythical Sequencing

September 8-10, 2017

​You'll get the family tree of deities, more stories than you can imagine and mantras galore but the real focus here is how to craft classes that are poetic and sincere.  Learn how use the stories of yoga to deepen your understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of the asana practice.  We will use worksheets and group discussion to analyze Hindu myths and then you'll practice pulling out important themes to use in your teaching. You'll leave with at least a few ready-to-go classes and lots of inspiration to create more! We'll also play with sequencing around poems and peak poses. 

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Bhakti Backbends

September 29-Oct 1, 2017

How do we stay open hearted and committed to our spiritual path in the difficult moments? The devotional poet Mirabai gives us a hint when she says, “The heat of midnight tears will bring you to God.”  Bhakti Yoga is the Yoga of Love and Connection.  Infused with Bhakti poetry, Rumi’s wisdom and Krishna lore, this weekend will open you up in more ways than one!  There will be some of Kelly’s signature storytelling, a little chanting and more backbending asanas than you've probably ever seen!  For students of all levels.  All you need to bring is an open mind and a willingness to stretch your heart.  If we approach the poses step by step, the impossible becomes possible.  Let's explore this powerful and important category of poses, finding ways to make heart opening both a joyful and profound experience for everyone.  We'll dive into the anatomy of a backbend, the proper way to prepare for challenging postures, inverted backbends and therapeutic backbends, hands on assists and how to modify postures and guide people safely into the poses.  You'll not only leave with an understanding of the structure of a backbend, but also a more intimate grasp of the Yoga of Devotion. 

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Sacred Texts & Sanskrit Study Part 1
October 27-29, 2017

Let's go beyond the basics!  Sutra study, Gita verses and Bhakti poetry are just the tip of the iceberg!  We'll dive into the Upanishads, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Bhagavat Purana, the Bhakti Sutras and then some! Plus, special guest Jenny Meyer visits to teach us more than just the alphabet and pose names! We'll even learn how to write beautiful things in Devanagari. 

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African Alchemy! 

Retreat to Marrakech

November 12-19, 2017

Join Kelly & Victoria Erickson for a week of yoga, poetry and magic in the ancient red city.  If you're using this for teacher training credit you will have additional workshops with Kelly each afternoon.

Details on retreat page

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Advanced Asana: Practice, Assists, Anatomy & Sequencing

December 1-3 and 8-10

Justin Wolfer guest stars for this one. Get ready to try some poses that you may have only seen in books!  And the good news is that you don't have to be a super yogi to join us this weekend!  It's absolutely possible to teach poses that you have yet to master and may never master.  Learn how to prepare students for inversions, arm balances and deep hip openers.  We will discuss anatomy, sequencing, assists and so much more!  

​$250 for one weekend or $450 for both

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​Your Back Pocket Class

​Creating and Refining the PERFECT class for YOU!

January 19-21

By the end of this workshop you'll have a no-fail sequence that perfectly speaks to who you are as a teacher.  We'll talk about timing, eliminating the excess, and how to get rid of some of the fluffy "yoga speak" that all of us are  occasionally prone to! You'll leave with a class that will be an instant classic in your repertoire, as well as a better understanding of smart sequencing and clear communication.  We'll spend a good amount of time getting to the heart of WHY you teach and what your intention is when you step into the classroom.  Once that becomes clear, creating powerful classes becomes second nature!

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Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra: Part 1

January 26-28

Learn how to chill out, yoga style!  Here we'll cover teaching the restorative asanas, setting up props, assists, the language and voice of a quiet class, plus a section on Yoga Nidra (guided yogic "sleep" meditation).  You will leave with 4 no-fail sequences that you can teach to anybody, anywhere and one long guided meditation in your back pocket!

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The Bizznazz: Workshops, Privates and Walking The Walk

​February 16-18, 2018

This is a fun and important one! Learn how to organize and promote workshops, how to teach the perfect private class, how much to charge for what you offer and how to get your message out into the world.  We'll also cover the important topics of yoga in the age of social media, body image and yoga, shame and self confidence, and how to not just talk the talk but really live the life of a yogi.

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The Last 3 Limbs: Concentration, Meditation and Awakening

March 2-4, 2018

As we move upward through the 8 limbed path of yoga, each limb becomes deeper and more subtle than the one before it.  Over the course of this weekend we will examine the final stages of the yoga process through the study of the Yoga Sutras, meditation practice, breathwork and discussion. You will leave with an understanding of how to teach different types of meditation, as well as a deeper understanding of the 8 limbed path.

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Chant and Be Happy!

Kirtan Workhop

March 16-18, 2018

It's harmonium happy hour, all day, every hour!  Mantras of all sorts take the main stage in this workshop.  If harmonium is new to you, you'll get the super basics and enough know-how to lead a chant in front of your students.  If you're already playing and singing, we'll work on refining your kirtan-leading abilities and adding new melodies to your repertoir.  And don't worry, no harmonium needed.  We've got some to spare! You'll also learn how to play basic karats (finger cymbals) and drum.  On Sunday we'll be visited by  Mindra, the harmonium peddler who will teach us some chants and have harmoniums for you to play and purchase if you desire.  The weekend ends with a joyous group kirtan!

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Goddess Toolbox!

May 25-27, 2018

Holy moly is this one gonna be fun!!  

Goddess stories on stories on stories.  Archetype discussion.  Mythology throughout history, including discussion on how women are portrayed across different cultures and times. Mythical Sequencing with particular focus on creative namaskars, working together to create namaskars and vinyasa sequences embodying the essence of different goddesses. Mantras. Creating altars to manifest different aspects of Shakti. Mudras and mudra vinyasa. 

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Create Your 300 Hour Curriculum!

Choose your workshops and when you reach 300 hours, you're certified at the elite 500hr level!

Workshops are Friday 6-9 and Sat/Sun 12:30-5:30, plus homework

15 hour workshops are one weekend, 30 hour workshops are two weekends.

Cost: $250 for 15hr workshops, $450 for 30hr workshops

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