Partner Yoga at Bearfoot

Principle Based Partner Yoga™ Level 1 Immersion February 23-26 (Thursday-Sunday) 2017.

Gina Lee will be leading this training. Suitable for yoga teachers, other healing arts professionals or students of life interested in deepening their ability to connect with others through conscious touch and compassionate presence.

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Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ was developed by Elysabeth Williamson and is a visionary practice that expands the traditional practice of Yoga into the realm of relationship. Designed for two or more people, Partner Yoga utilizes the forms and principles of individual posture while incorporating the presence of another to deepen the impact of the experience. This particular style of Partner Yoga awakens our human potential through the integration of universal principles such as compassion, trust, balance and creativity.

Partner Yoga is not a substitute for individual Yoga practice, it is an accelerated path to experience directly the root principle of Yoga – union. To experience union, we relax into the present moment and our individual presence. From this primary connection with ourselves, we realize our essential sameness and unity with others.

During partner yoga practice challenges arise and we often experience emotions and internal conflicts. As partners work together, supporting one another, a context is created for examining larger principles of our human nature in relationship.

The excitement, mistrust, anger, and love we feel reflect our interpersonal patterns outside of Yoga practice. Through seeing how we are in the practice, we are empowered with more choices in our lives. Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ integrates the body-heart-mind-spirit connection through the use of universal principals such as trust, compassion, creativity.

Because Partner Yoga is nurturing and playful as well as instructive, it is accessible to a wide range of students. Partner Yoga provides a pathway into Yoga that may have previously seemed intimidating or inaccessible.

While suitable for intimate partners, this practice allows everyone to explore interpersonal dynamics in ways that nurture all of our relationships — making it a powerful tool for teachers and counselors, corporate groups, parents and children, and all individuals seeking personal growth.

Elysabeth’s breakthrough work integrates principles like trust, surrender, silence, grounding and union into hands-on partner practices which can then be brought into your partnerships and other relationships. Not just for yogis, this work can change how you relate to all beings and create a profound sense of connection to the world around you.

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As a yoga teacher, Principle Based Partner Yoga practices also expand your ability to give meaningful, deep hands-on assists and adjusts in your regular yoga classes.This new format of Level 1 training has been designed to offer you the heart and soul of the practice in just 25 hours worth of training and 4 days of experiential work.

25hr Level I Principle Based Partner Yoga™ Training

February 23rd-26th (Thursday-Sunday), 2017

Thursday: 12-4 PM
Friday: 12-4 PM, Dinner Break, 6-9 PM
Saturday: 1:30-4:30, Dinner break, 6-9 PM
Sunday: 1:30-5:30 PM

Investment: $495  *Early Bird Registration Discount of $50 by 1/15/2017!

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More about Principle Based Partner Yoga:

Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ is a visionary healing art that combines ancient Yogic wisdom with modern mind/body understanding. The training is designed not just for Yoga teachers, but for everyone (minimum one year Yoga practice) interested in an in depth exploration of Partner Yoga.

Curriculum:
The purpose of this course is to empower individuals with the skills and confidence needed to share Partner Yoga with others while accelerating their own understanding of Yoga.

A comprehensive training Manual is provided at the training.

Level I Topics include:

  • Understanding and implementing the principles of Partner Yoga
  • Cultivating clear, compassionate and confident touch
  • Healthy boundary, intimacy and safety guidelines/ethics
  • Overview of various approaches to Partner Yoga including: skillful assisting and adjusting, Partner Vinyasa, Mirrored postures, Creative composition of postures,
    Inversions and Group Practices
  • Practice postures presented in ‘The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga’ as well as additional postures presented in the Training Manual
  • Safely navigating Partner Inversions and Aerial postures
  • Creating private and public class/workshop formats and themes
  • Guiding group dynamics
  • Role of the Teacher/ Projecting presence and voice with confidence
  • Physical/energetic warm-ups including Thai Yoga Massage techniques
  • Partner and Group Meditations
  • Partner alignment skills for strength, balance, ease and flexibility
  • Understanding the dynamics of gravity and traction in Partner practices
  • Physical and subtle anatomy of the pelvis and sacrum