Studio-based Classes & Trainings

Train with me in person

With Covid restrictions easing, I am pleased to announce that we can meet again in person!  To start, I'll be offering short courses from the Movement Room in Fitzroy and my 60 Hour Yin training at Moksha Yoga in Bentleigh.

The first intake for my 60 Hour Yin TT at Moksha is underway with the Early Bird rate of $1195 available until Monday 15 Feb (the full rate is $1350).  The training is two modules - Yin Fundamentals and Yin Sequencing - run over four weekends

  • 13-14 March 2021
  • 10-11 April 2021
  • 1-2 May 2021
  • 5-6 June 2021

Each weekend includes lecture, discussion, and practice.  Modules can be taken separately ($795 each).

Click here for detailed info and bookings
(via the Moksha Yoga website)


What if COVID restrictions change and we can’t meet in person?

Should COVID restrictions mean we cannot gather in person on any of these weekends, the training will still be delivered through a mix of live and recorded lectures and practices and 1:1 sessions with me to answer your questions and make sure you are integrating key concepts. I have experience facilitating this TT online and am confident that I can deliver a high-quality experience no matter what restrictions we might have to work with.


Here is what a student from the March 2020 training had to say:

“Thank you. What a rich, fascinating, enlightening and broad ranging teacher training you have delivered us... For a 'non' yogi, you made this training very accessible and inclusive... Thank you for all the extra extra and hard work you put in to transferring this into an online format that was still so engaging and connected.”

 

 

Reading List

 

People say: idle curiosity. The one thing curiosity cannot be is idle.”
- Leo Rosten


Dear Students,

As yoga teachers, I believe it is essential that we continually investigate the ideas (and assumptions) that shape the way we teach. New findings may challenge what we think we know! It’s great to discuss movement with our yoga peers but it’s also important to consider what scientists are discovering in their labs, coaches are learning as they train athletes for peak performance, osteopaths and chiropractors uncover through hands-on work, and Ayurvedic healers and TCM practitioners learn through needling, acupressure, and herbs.

The links below include cutting edge research on our evolving understanding of the role of fascia, how mindful movement might change your brain, and breakthroughs in the science of pain.

Some of what I’ve included is really accessible and some is more technical. If you struggle to understand something, don’t worry! Read or listen and jot down questions that might arise.

Each article and video has been chosen to represent different perspectives (sometimes conflicting). This is deliberate. The scientists, therapists, and teachers featured here are asking provocative questions about why movement matters and how it heals. In this training I invite you to think critically, consider what the experts have to say, and move your body to experience the theories in motion. We will discuss the concepts in relationship to cueing Yin poses and sequencing Yin postures.

Yours in Curiosity,

 


Yin TT Reading List

MODULE ONE: YIN YOGA FUNDAMENTALS

Reading for Weekend One

Anatomy and Physiology: (click on the links below to read or watch)

 Fascia in Movement: The Essentials by Tom Myers, Manual Therapist and author of Anatomy Trains
 Types of Connective Tissue: Crash Course by Hank Green, creator of Crash Course with degrees in biochemistry and environmental science

 

Stretching and Sensation: (click on the links below to read or watch)

 The Stretching Debate by Julian Bowen, Physiotherapist
 Why Do Muscles Feel Tight? by Todd Hargrove, Manual and Movement Therapist and author of A Guide to Better Movement
 Pain is Weird by Paul Ingraham, Massage Therapist and Science Writer

 

 

Reading for Weekend Two

How Can Yin Yoga Help: (click on the links below to read or watch)

 Todd Hargrove, Why Practice Slow Movement?
 Peter Blackaby, Osteopath and Yoga Teacher Teaching yoga to people in pain
 Liam Bowler, Structural Bodyworker Interoception: Know Thyself
 David Plans, founder of BioBeats We’ve Lost Touch with our Bodies
 Peter Deadman, Acupuncturist, founder/publisher of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, QiGong practitioner Movement and Stillness: Yin and Yang in Practice

 

MODULE TWO: YIN YOGA SEQUENCING

Reading for Weekend One

Myofascial Chains: (click on the links below to read or watch)

 Tom Myers Introduction to Anatomy Trains
 Journal of Anatomy Review Article Intermuscular Force Transmission Along Myofascial Chains
 John Kirwood, Five Elements Acupressure and Myofascial Release Acupressure and Myofascial Therapy: A Unified Approach

 

Reading for Weekend Two

Qi and Meridians: (click on the links below to read or watch)

 Paul Ingraham Do You Believe in Qi?
 Michael Graeme Tai Chi and Qi Gong from a Western Perspective
 Dr. Daniel Keown, MD, acupuncturist, and author of The Spark in the Machine What is Qi?
 Helene Langevin, MD, Director of NCCIH The Science of Stretch

 

Five Elements and Movement: (click on the links below to read or watch)

 Peter Deadman A Brief History of Qigong
 Carly Willsie, Acupuncturist, AMOA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine Basic Five Element Theory

 

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