VINYASA YOGA COURSE – PARIS


200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Paris – Yoga Alliance US

August 5th to August 31st, 2019


Venue: MicaDanses, 15 Rue Geoffroy L’Asnier, Paris 4ème

Course Fees: 2.340 € TTC for all registrations paid and confirmed by March 30th 2019.

Course Fees after March 30th, 2019: 2.520 € TTC

The training starts on August 5th, 2019 at 8.00 AM.

The training ends on August 31st, 2019 at 11.00 AM.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION


This Intensive Yoga Course is covering the learning and practice of the Vinyasa Yoga, which means “to place”.

Each movement is connecting with one particular breathing, inhale and exhale.

There is no life without breathing, there is no asana practice without proper breathing.

During the practice of the Suraya Namaskara A, there is inhalation while arms are rising up, and exhalation while folding forward.

The inhalation is counted as one “Ekam”, the exhalation is counted as two “Dwe” and so on as we are progressing through the pattern of movement. Therefore once one Sun Salutation has been completed, we can say that there are nine Vinyasasa into it.

As it took 9 breathings to perform

  1. Urdhva Tadasana,
  2. Uttanasana,
  3. Urdhva Uttanasana,
  4. Chaturanga Dandasana,
  5. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
  6. Adho Mukha Svanasana (stay for 5 breaths)
  7. Urdhva Uttanasana
  8. Uttanasana
  9. Urdhva Tadasana
  10. Back to Tadasana (there is no count in Tadasana, it is a “reset” where asana starts and ends).

The term Vinyasa is not only when we do “Chaturanga Dandasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasna, Adho Mukha Svanasana“, vinyasa is everywhere, whatever style of yoga you are practicing:  Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, Goat Yoga, Baby Yoga etc…

The real meaning of Vinyasa is the connection of the movement through the breathing pattern.

The difference between the “Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa” and the modern thing called as “Vinyasa Yoga” is that there is no predefine sequence.

You will NOT learn neither practice the Primary Series of the Asthanga Yoga Vinyasa.

The “Vinyasa” is highly inspired from the Ashtanga, but modules practiced during this course are not following the sequence of the Ashtanga Yoga even though it is taking its source from it, as I am an Ashtangi practitioner.

The level of practice is not connected to the “difficulties” of the asanas. There is no need to bring the foot behind the head in order to describe ourself as “advanced practitioner”. 

We highly recommend our students to have a regular practice before attending any courses with us.

From the very second day of the course, students will be asked to teach their first class to their group. Most of the time we asked you to teach the Sun Salutation. As we can only teach what we know, a basic knowledge and a regular practice of the Sun Salutation A & B (if possible) is required.

Please find below two Vinyasa Module published on the blog.

ALIGNMENTS AND YOGA


Unfortunately, the ultimate adjustment does not exist.

Therefore “adjusting a posture of yoga” is very subjective. The asana has to adapt the body, not the contrary. As we are all different it might exist as much Trikonasana than individuals.

We are not teaching adjustment with a rigid point of view. We believe that everyone is unique. We will guide the student toward the understanding of the body and its functionality. For some reasons, people can not twist properly due to scoliosis for instance, in that particular case you will need to give a different adjustment. 

How to place and use the body during the adjustment and demonstration is very important. As a yoga teacher, it is important to save the energy and to use our body in safe way.

We guide student toward verbal instructions first. Then if the information is not received well by the practitioner we instruct how to place the hands with an ethic point of view, how to use our strength and body movement while adjusting. 

We also guide student toward the practice of Drishtis.

Knowing that the body is guided by our eyes, it is important to know exactly where to fixe the gaze of focus.

 

PRANAYAMAS & MEDITATION


The practice of Bhastrika, Nadi Shodana, Brahmari, Anuloma Viloma, cooling pranayama and Kapalabhi (also a kriya) will be taught and guided.

Once the pranayama is taking place the meditation will happen.

We can not learn how to meditate in one month.

We can not learn how to activate our chakras in one month.

It takes a long time to masteries these tools.

However we can learn how to prepare ourself to it.

That is what we will do during this month.

 

YOGA ANATOMY


You will learn anatomy from a professional Physiotherapist and yoga practitioner. 

Please note that you won’t be learning the Yoga Therapy. 

Functional anatomy only.

 

Urdhva Dhanurasana – Copyright Ray Long

 

There will be explanation about the woman cycle and how to adapt the practice during menstruation.

Anatomy will be also taught by palpation during Yoga Thai Massage.

 

YOGA THAI MASSAGE, PARTNER YOGA


Afternoon practice will be led as workshop.

We will practice Yin Yoga, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Partner Yoga and Yoga Thai Massage.

During the Yoga Thai Massage sessions, students will become “receiver” the one who receives the massage and “giver” the one who gives massage.

It is a playful time, where we learn more about the mobility and the capacity of our body motion.

Partner Yoga will be taught in a playful manner.

 

SCHEDULE


Please note that on the first day, August 5th, 2019, Students are required to be at the yoga Shala from 7.30 AM.

Others days we will start at 8.00 AM.

8.00 – 10.00, Morning Vinyasa Practice

10.00 – 10.45, Break

10.45 – 12.00, Theory 1

12.00 – 13.30, Asana clinic

13.30 – 14.30, Break

14.30 – 15.30, Group teaching

15.30 – 16.00, Pranayama & Meditation

16.00 – 17.30, Workshop base class

17.30 – 18.00, Kirtans, Questions

CERTIFICATION


This 200 Hour course is accredited with Yoga Alliance US.

Visit their website : Yoga Alliance US.

 

REQUIREMENT


18 years old minimum.

Do not be pregnant.

No surgeries from the last 6 months.

Be ready to commit for 4 week intensive yoga course.

Have a regular practice BEFORE registering (4 to 5 times per week without any interruption at least 6 months ahead the course starts).

If you do not wish to teach Yoga and attend the course, you can join us. Please note however that all classes ARE MANDATORY.

Any questions: stephanie.viukessler@gmail.com.

 

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