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25-hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Davannayoga - Puerto Vallarta
With Lynette Suchar
January 23 to January 27

Description

Hours:
Monday, January 23, 12-5
Tuesday, January 24, 12:30-5:30
Wednesday, January 25, 12-5 & 7-8:30pm
Thursday, January 26, 12:30-5:30
Friday, January 27, 12-3:30

Investment: $380 usd

Make your deposit of $150usd ( plus 5$ paypal fees) now to hold your space.
Deposits are non-refundable

This 25-hour restorative yoga teacher training will teach you about the art of restorative yoga and why it is important to cultivate a restorative practice in your life, as well as why it is an important practice in becoming a well-rounded yoga teacher. This training will involve discussion, restorative practice, and practice teaching. Students will learn about the nervous system, the energetic body, and how this calming practice is an essential tool in finding balance in our lives. By the end, students will know how to teach a basic restorative yoga practice. A 25-hour certificate of completion in Restorative Yoga Training will be given.

The training will include:

What is restorative yoga and why is it important
Three pillars of restorative yoga
The nervous system and energetic body
Effects of chronic stress
Importance of yoga nidra, visualization, and intention-setting
Basic restorative postures
How to effectively use props to aid in relaxation
Verbal cuing, communication, and silence
Learn to observe and assist
Develop a restorative sequence
Pranayama techniques
Learn to hold space safely and comfortably
25 hour certificate in Restorative Yoga Training

Required reading:

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times
By: Judith Hanson Lasater

Recommended readings:

Living Your Yoga
By: Judith Hanson Lasater

What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication
By: Judith Hanson Lasater

Bio:

I'm an E-RYT 500 hr certified yoga teacher. I believe we should explore yoga with compassion, a gentle determination, and a sense of humour. I hope to inspire others by living a creative, inspired life. I continue to study with Nicki Doane of Maya Yoga, a system that blends both Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. I am a certified Advanced Relax and Renew® trainer with Judith Hanson Lasater, a certified yin teacher with Bernie Clark, and a certified yoga nidra teacher with Brenda Feuerstein.

Monday /Tuesday Jan. 30 & 31
8 hour module - 4pm-8pm daily
Chair Yoga for All - especially for the not so bendy
with Roberta (Bobbi) Greenberg
bobbi-greenberg-chair-yoga

Description

In this two-day module you will learn how to modify yoga asanas/poses in a chair, as well as how to practice or teach chair yoga dance to help yourself or others to move freely and have fun in the process.

The module will include:

  • What is chair yoga and why it is important
  • How to effectively use props to aid support and balance
  • Adapt postures to differing levels of flexibility
  • Precautions and contraindications for poses
  • Creative ways to dance in chair yoga
  • Sequencing a chair class that includes seated sun, warrior and moon flows

This class is open to students of all levels and yoga teachers. Chair Yoga is for Everyone!

Note: This module will provide yoga teachers a basic foundation of teaching chair yoga and eight hours of continuing education with Yoga Alliance.

Course Fees: 1200 pesos
CEU's Available for Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers - 8 hours
Register for this by contacting Anna: anna@davannayoga.com

Biography of Bobbi

bobbi-greenberg-chair-yoga

Bobbi is an E-RYT, YACP and a member of Yoga Alliance and the Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association. Bobbi loves teaching chair yoga and yoga nidra. She believes that the asanas are a gateway to a deeper understanding of the self through connection with the breath, movement and being present in the moment. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and has completed additional training in yoga for seniors; yoga nidra; yoga for children and teens; pre and post natal yoga; yoga for cancer and more.

 

Wednesday February 1st
11am -2pm
What is The Bhagavad Gita and How does It Relate to Yoga and Your Life

Description

Bhagavad Gita - What is It and How Does it Relate to Yoga and Your Life with Natalie Perez

Come and learn the lessons of the Bhagavad Gita and how they relate to yoga and your life. There will be a lively discussion and activities this afternoon to convey the teachings. You may want to bring a notebook and pen.

Cost : 250 pesos (discount for local certified teachers)
Register with Anna Laurita: anna@davannayoga.com or call : 322-147-7008

More on Natalie Perez

Natalie’s joy and passion for yoga are palpable and infectious. Her style brings together elements of strength, flexibility and balance, encouraging students to break through their perceived limitations both on and off the mat. What began as a purely physical practice led Natalie to discover the many spiritual and mental benefits of a well-rounded yoga practice. It is through pranayama, asanas and meditation that she taps into the sense of inner calm and self-acceptance that yoga brings, and she encourages her students to do the same.



MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
NEXT YEAR'S DAVANNAYOGA RETREAT
FEBRUARY 6-11, 2017
THEME: THE 8 LIMBS OF YOGA

See photos from the 2016 Chakra Retreat to see just how fun a Davannayoga Retreat can be.

Description

The Eight Limbs of Yoga in 6 days
With Anna Laurita

THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA

Yama - the foundation (Outer Practices)
Niyama - personal choices (Inner Practices)
Asana - moving your body
Pranayama - control of life force
Pratyahara - withdrawal of the senses
Dharana - concentration
Dhyana - meditation
Samadhi - bliss

Cost: 700 usd.

Some of the highlights of this trip are:

A boat trip on the bay for snorkeling and swimming
A visit with a local artisan and practice creating with them
Live Kirtan meditation
A trip to a waterfall with time to play and swim
One massage included

On most days there will be ample time to rest and reflect between morning,afternoon and evening sessions together.

Does not include housing or transport. Please see housing recommendations on this page and book early!

Does include:

* Daily brunch made with local healthy vegan and vegetarian ingredients

* All daily excursions/activities

* Two asana practices and one meditation practice per day with theory and exercises related to each of the 8 limbs of yoga

* A one-hour massage

This retreat is open to all ages and all levels of yoga practitioners.

Make your deposit or pay in full today to reserve your space:

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Master Class with Duncan Wong
Sunday February 12th 5-7pm
Davannayoga Rooftop

Description

The teacher is returning to PV for a quick visit. Catch his Master Class on the rooftop of Davannayoga from 5-7pm on Sunday February 12th.

Master Wong has formed a warrior style flow system, now more than 20 years strong, based on the intrinsic understanding of the virabhadra stance structuring and warrior life code from the yamas and niyamas and other yogic scriptural wisdom. This practice blends martial arts, Zen Buddhist teachings and Ashtanga yoga into a delicious fluid system.
Learn More about Master Wong: http://www.yogicarts.com/

"Master the movement - master the mind"
Master Duncan Wong

Cost: 400 pesos/ 25$ usd

Register Today!

Contact:anna@davannayoga.com for more information. This class will sell out. Highly recommended to register today via paypal or drop by davannayoga with payment please. The only way to reserve your space is to make a non-refundable payment. Space is limited.



Wednesday February 15th
4pm-7pm
Strength and Grace: An Arm Balance Workshop
with Willis Johnston

Description

In this workshop, you will learn the building blocks of arm balancing so that you can find a clearer, safer, and more efficient approach to these strong, yet graceful postures. Expect insight on alignment, action within poses, and fun tips and tricks to jumpstart and/or inspire your arm balance practice.

More about Willis:

Willis Johnston, an Oklahoma native, has made cities such as New York and Las Vegas his home, performing as a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera and Cirque du Soleil. Through the stressful and sometimes painful life as a dancer, Willis found yoga to be the most beneficial compliment, both mentally and physically, to dance. His initial relationship with yoga has deepened throughout his practice. Willis believes whole heartedly in yoga's transformative nature, and respects the power that yoga possesses to keep one grounded, focused, accountable, and aware of even the smallest moments on and off the mat. He has been practicing seriously for 11 years, and became a 200 hour RYT through davannayoga in 2014 under the incomparable teachings of one of his biggest influences, Anna Laurita. Currently, Willis is in the process of becoming a 500-hour RYT--training 300 hours with Noah Mazé in Los Angeles.

COST: 250 pesos (ask about discount for local certified teachers)

Register by contacting Anna:anna@davannayoga.com or call: 322-147-7008

February 17, 4-6pm
Yoga & Writing Workshop
with Lynette Suchar

Description

Enjoy a 2-hr workshop combing Lynette's two loves: yoga & words. We will combine a gentle yoga practice with guided visualizations and prompted writing exercises to promote reflection, self-care, and inspiration. We have the power within to create our lives.
Bring a notebook and pen

Cost: 300 pesos

Contact: anna@davannayoga.com to register
Or for questions call: 322-147-7008

Wednesday Night
5-7pm Feb. 22
Yoga Nidra with Roberta (Bobbi) Greenberg
yoga-nidra

Description

The state you experience in Yoga Nidra is characterized by profound restorative and rejuvenating properties, within which your brain is receptive yet completely relaxed. In this state, the body can efficiently deal with psychosomatic and stress-related disorders that arise from tensions in the mind, leaving you feeling peaceful and at ease.

The session will include:

  • Theory of relaxation - why we need to relax and why yoga nidra works
  • Physiological basis and short history of yoga nidra
  • A delicious Yoga Nidra session - lying down with support of props to become very comfortable and let go of the body

Cost: 200 pesos
Register your attendance with Anna: anna@davannayoga.com

Biography of Bobbi

bobbi-greenberg-chair-yoga

Bobbi is an E-RYT, YACP and a member of Yoga Alliance and the Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association. Bobbi loves teaching chair yoga and yoga nidra. She believes that the asanas are a gateway to a deeper understanding of the self through connection with the breath, movement and being present in the moment. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and has completed additional training in yoga for seniors; yoga nidra; yoga for children and teens; pre and post natal yoga; yoga for cancer and more.

 

March 1
11am-1pm
Yoga & Writing Workshop
with Lynette Suchar

Description

Enjoy a 2-hr workshop combing Lynette's two loves: yoga & words. We will combine a gentle yoga practice with guided visualizations and prompted writing exercises to promote reflection, self-care, and inspiration. We have the power within to create our lives.
Bring a notebook and pen

Cost: 300 pesos

Contact: anna@davannayoga.com to register
Or for questions call: 322-147-7008

Next Yoga Teacher Training Opportunities at davannayoga-
March 3-22 OR May 1-20 - Vinyasa Style with Restorative Module

Description

This 200 hr. yoga teacher training is held in our beautiful yoga school in the historic downtown center of Puerto Vallarta. We are 4 blocks from the ocean. This teacher training focuses on teaching the Vinyasa style to all levels of yoga practitioners. You will also learn how to lead a Hatha Yoga class, Restorative Yoga Class, Children's Yoga class and how to lead a yoga practice for Seniors as well as how to work safely with pregnant women who might join your classes.

You will learn how to teach asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga history and philosophy as well as our signature assists and adjusts to help the students relax and take their practice deeper. To this traditional training you will add your own creative style to become the teacher that you have always wanted to be!

See our Teacher Training page on this website for the full curriculum and details: Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Training Module
March 10-12, 2017
Fri. Night 6-8pm
Sat. 1:30-5pm
Sun. 10-3

Description

This restorative yoga module will be a glimpse into what restorative yoga is and why it is important to weave into our lives, as well as why it is important for yoga teachers to cultivate a safe and quiet space for students.

The module will include:

  • What is restorative yoga and why is it important
  • The three pillars of restorative yoga
  • The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • Yoga nidra, vizualization, and intention-setting
  • Restorative Yoga postures
  • How to effectively use props to aid support and relaxation
  • Lanuage and silence
  • Develop your ability to observe and assist
  • Sequencing a restorative class

Note: This module will give teachers a foundation of teaching restorative yoga and ten hours of continuing education with Yoga Alliance.

Recommended reading: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times (Judith Hanson Lasater)

Price: 1500 pesos for teachers who require a certificate of 10 CEU's & 1300 pesos for those not interested in the certificate

Biography of Lynette

Lynette is an E-RYT 500 hr certified yoga teacher whose teaching style focuses on both flow and alignment. She believes that we should explore yoga with compassion, a gentle determination, and a sense of humour. "I hope to inspire others by living a creative, inspired life." Lynette continues to study with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini of Maya Yoga, a system that blends both Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. She is a certified Relax and Renew® trainer with Judith Hanson Lasater and a certified yin teacher with Bernie Clark.

Wednesday March 15th
1-4pm
What is The Bhagavad Gita and How does It Relate to Yoga and Your Life

Description

Bhagavad Gita - What is It and How Does it Relate to Yoga and Your Life with Natalie Perez

Come and learn the lessons of the Bhagavad Gita and how they relate to yoga and your life. There will be a lively discussion and activities this afternoon to convey the teachings. You may want to bring a notebook and pen.

Cost : 250 pesos (discount for local certified teachers)
Register with Anna Laurita: anna@davannayoga.com or call : 322-147-7008

More on Natalie Perez

Natalie’s joy and passion for yoga are palpable and infectious. Her style brings together elements of strength, flexibility and balance, encouraging students to break through their perceived limitations both on and off the mat. What began as a purely physical practice led Natalie to discover the many spiritual and mental benefits of a well-rounded yoga practice. It is through pranayama, asanas and meditation that she taps into the sense of inner calm and self-acceptance that yoga brings, and she encourages her students to do the same.



Let's Get to the Core - Yoga Workshop
Friday March 17
4-7pm
With Natalie Perez

Description

Key points we will cover are:
* Defining the core
* Anatomy of the core
* Why the core is so important (spinal health, posture, breath, asana, exercise)
* Core stability vs. core strength
* Review of exercises/postures

Finished off with a fun, core-strengthening asana sequence thatwill end with a blissful
savasana :)

Suitable for all levels of practitioners who want to discover the strength of their core.

Fees 300 pesos ( ask about discount for local certified teachers )

April 3 & 4
3-7pm
Introduction to Yoga Nidra: a training for teachers
with Lynette Suchar

Description

Objectives:
- dive deeper into relaxation using a specific method of conscious relaxation
- learn how nidra can be a healing and transformational practice
- learn about the koshas
- learn how to create a samkalpa
- learn how to use your voice
- learn how to create a script
- learn how to use props in the practice
- learn about nidra from a traditional yoga and Western health perspective
- learn the importance of nourishing yourself and others
- learn to teach a basic nidra class
-gain 8 Continuing Education Units ( CEU's) from the Yoga Alliance

Cost: 990 pesos

Contact Anna to register: anna@davannayoga.com
Call for more information: 322-147-7008

Thursday May 11th 1-4pm
and also
Friday March 17th from 1-4pm
Common Injuries and Modifying your Yoga Practice Accordingly
With Dra. Rachel Grosik

Description

Dra. Rachel, our local Holistic Chiropractor will share with us some of the common injuries of athletes and yogis specifically and discuss some of the movements to avoid if one has a specific injury or how one might modify their (or their students) practice while they heal from said injury. She will explain the following common injuries:

SHOULDER
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Impingements
Tears

ELBOW
Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis (Tendonitis)

WRIST
Sprains
Carpal Tunnel

SPINE
Herniated Disc
Degeneration (Arthritis)
Spinal curves (lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis)
Pelvis and SacroIliac Joint
Lumbosacral sprain/strain

KNEE
Meniscus Tear
ACL Tear
Tendonitis
DJD (degenerative joint disease)

ANKLE & FOOT
Sprains
Plantar fasciitis
Bunyons

This is a great workshop for you if you want to learn more about yoga anatomy or simply be a better practitioner or better yoga teacher. This is an all levels workshop.

Dra. Rachel Bio :
Dr. Rachel Grosik B.S., D.C. is a chiropractor and owner of Holistic Chiropractic. She opened her chiropractic office in Puerto Vallarta with the passion to educate and assist patients in achieving optimal health and performance.

Dr. Rachel places emphasis on the body as a whole, believing that health is a balance of physical, mental and soulful wellness. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from William Paterson University in New Jersey and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. Her background allows her to incorporate a variety of chiropractic techniques in her office. "My goal is to share my knowledge and various treatment approaches to help each patient reach their health goals. Whether that may be getting out of pain and back to enjoying life, achieving a higher level of performance physically or mentally, recovering from an injury, training for sports or maintaining a wellness lifestyle."

COST: 300 pesos

Contact: Anna Laurita to reserve your space

Tel. 223-0530 or 322-147-7008 or email:anna@davannayoga.com

May 13th and 14th
Restorative Yoga Training Module
Saturday May 13th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday May 14th, 11-4pm

Description

This restorative yoga module will be a glimpse into what restorative yoga is and why it is important to weave into our lives, as well as why it is important for yoga teachers to cultivate a safe and quiet space for students.

The module will include:

  • What is restorative yoga and why is it important
  • The three pillars of restorative yoga
  • The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • Yoga nidra, vizualization, and intention-setting
  • Restorative Yoga postures
  • How to effectively use props to aid support and relaxation
  • Lanuage and silence
  • Develop your ability to observe and assist
  • Sequencing a restorative class

Note: This module will give teachers a foundation of teaching restorative yoga and ten hours of continuing education with Yoga Alliance.

Recommended reading: Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times (Judith Hanson Lasater)

Price: 1500 pesos for teachers who require a certificate of 10 CEU's & 1300 pesos for those not interested in the certificate

Biography of Lynette

Lynette is an E-RYT 500 hr certified yoga teacher whose teaching style focuses on both flow and alignment. She believes that we should explore yoga with compassion, a gentle determination, and a sense of humour. "I hope to inspire others by living a creative, inspired life." Lynette continues to study with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini of Maya Yoga, a system that blends both Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. She is a certified Relax and Renew® trainer with Judith Hanson Lasater and a certified yin teacher with Bernie Clark.

6 Week Yoga Course - Yoga for Your Life
May 23 - June 27
Meet once per week on Tuesdays 11-1 ( all other practices in your home)
with Anna Laurita
Via-in-half-lotus

Description

Want to learn more about all aspects of yoga from the ground up? Want to start a home yoga practice or nourish any yoga practice you already have? Want to learn how to live a more yogic lifestyle with energy, grace and peace in this new year? If so then these 6 weeks are for you. Here is what you will receive:

A practice plan that will last 2 weeks and then you will receive a new plan as you progress. This includes:

  • yogic diet guidelines, pranayama (breathing practice to increase energy or create more peace), asana (posture) practice and a meditation practice as well as a short spiritual practice.

Tuesdays - 2 hour sessions 11am- 1pm

Tuesdays will include

  • A complete yoga session with Anna: mantra, pranayama, asanas, a spiritual talk, guided relaxation and meditation
  • instructions for the next two-week plan
  • short discussion on the past two week plan and questions answered.

Dates:
This Course: All Tuesdays 11-1

Who may Attend this Course?
This is for every level of yoga practitioner from the complete beginner to the lapsed practitioner or advanced practitioner who wants to deepen the effects of traditional yoga and take yoga off the mat and into his/her daily life. This course will touch on many aspects of yoga. Everybody will learn something.

Special Conditions
This course is also appropriate for pregnant women, people with injuries, stiff people, overly flexible people and those in between. Modifications will be made to the plan for your special condition.

Time Commitment - your daily practice time (at your home) approximately 1-2 hours ( whatever you can make time for) and one 2-hour session on Wednesdays at Davannayoga over 6 weeks. Monday Nights 6:30-7:45 you may join us for FREE for our Dharma Yoga Community Class where we practice the entire sequence that you will be working with.

Can't be here in person?
This program can also be offered via skype at times/dates that are more convenient for you. Please note that prices are different for this individual course. Contact Anna ( anna@davannayoga.com ) about this offering.

Cost: 300 usd - includes all materials
There will be no refunds once you have received the materials.

What should I bring?

  • A yoga mat if you have one, if not, one can be provided for you at davannayoga for sessions here.
  • A refillable water bottle
  • A notebook/pen
Summer Yoga Teacher Traning
July 3-20, 2017

The Earth, The Stars and Your Yoga
With Rachael Alaia
March ( check back for specific date)

Description

Learn how astrology, ecology, deep earth wisdom relate to the practice of yoga in this three-hour transformative workshop. We will explore the moon phases, the planets, the seasonal cycles of the sun, the elements, and the cyclical rhythms of the earth. Whether you are a teacher, a teacher-in-training, or a student seeking more depth in their practice, this workshop will have something for everyone.

Biography

Rachael Alaia is a truth seeker, soul explorer, and mango lover. As a yogini, environmental activist, women's empowerment mentor, and holistic health coach, Rachael has helped others find peace by returning to the sacred power of their own wild nature. She holds a M.A. in Environmental Education and has trained extensively as a Registered Yoga Teacher. Rachael draws from a blend of ancient wisdom and modern knowledge as healing for the soul and medicine for the planet.

COST: 300 pesos - Ask about discount for Local Certified Teachers

Contact: Anna Laurita to reserve your space

Register your space with Anna Laurita:annamlaurita@gmail.com or call: 322-147-7008

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