Join Kate Heffernan for an interactive discussion and asana practice focusing on the unique challenges and rewards of teaching yoga to beginning students. In this Continuing Education course we’ll discuss the common issues that arise teaching foundational classes and workshop some scenarios highlighting ways as teachers we can teach every student in the room whether they are seasoned practitioners or have never stepped a foot on a yoga mat. Come prepared to move! Click here to sign up!
Join Kate Heffernan and Michael Ponte for this special, interactive mini-training on the business of yoga. Kate and Michael will discuss their respective paths navigating the Boston-area yoga community, and offer advice on topics such as:
The foundational skill set necessary to begin teaching
Pros and cons of teaching part-time versus full-time
Next steps for aspiring teachers
Finding balance between teaching and other important life activities
The philosophy and responsibility associated with teaching yoga
July 7, 2018 8am-10am Gravity Surfing Under the best of circumstances arm balances can stoke confidence, strength and a healthy sense of play in an asana practice. Under the worst - arm balances can induce stress, fear and frustration. Join Kate Heffernan for an intelligent yet light-hearted flow practice that will methodically break down the key components necessary to balancing on the hands. We will strengthen the core, stabilize and mobilize the wrists, and free the mind to the possibility of defying gravity. Practitioners should have familiarity with plank and chaturanga (low push up). This workshop is not appropriate for pregnant women, students with wrist or shoulder injury.
July 8, 2018 8am-10am Balancing in the Flow Stabilizing and Opening the Hips: An flow-style asana class focusing on finding stability to balance on one foot. Hip stability is one of the keys to longevity in any movement practice and can too often be over-looked in favor of hip mobility. This practice will look at one legged balances and stabilizing the various gluteus muscles and then unravel into releasing the areas worked.
Down Under School of Yoga presents our 200-hour foundational yoga teacher training. Natasha Rizopoulos, Kate Heffernan, and Michael Ponte will share their love and knowledge of yoga over 10 weekends of in-depth study. The training will take place at our Brookline studio Fridays 7:30pm–9:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1:30pm–7:30pm on the following dates in 2018: Sep 14–16 • Oct 5–7 • Oct 19–21 • Nov 2–4 • Nov 16–18 • Nov 30–Dec 2 • Dec 14–16 • Jan 4–6 • Jan 18–20 • Feb 1–3