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LAURIE GALLAGHER YOGA
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Teacher Training @ Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness
I am pleased to offer an in-depth and transformational teacher training program at Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness, working as co-director with Suzanna Spring. The Dragonfly Yoga Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive 200-hour curriculum, registered with the Yoga Alliance. Beginning with the bedrock of the six-week, 72-hour Advanced Studies Program, you will dive deep into regular asana, pranayama and meditation practice, and explore the main philosophical concepts of yoga. Throughout these six weeks, you will have the opportunity to embody the principles of yoga and incorporate them into your daily patterns, creating more personal peace and equanimity in your life.
These skills will deepen as the Teacher Training
Program expands with lessons based on:
anatomy and intelligent modifications
instructing with clarity and accuracy
biomechanical principles of vinyasa yoga
energetic components of yoga
verbal and hands-on adjustments
risk and injury management
modifications for mixed-level classes
anatomy as related to asana and energetics
history of yoga
philosophical yoga concepts
the business and ethics of yoga
Guest instructors enhance the program, offering lessons on the topics of:
Traditional Ashtanga Yoga method
Foundational Iyengar Yoga methodology
Yoga for Beginners
Throughout the six months, you will discover and hone unique personal strengths to use in your path as a yoga teacher. A large portion of our graduates are now employed as respected yoga instructors throughout the Tri Valley, and beyond.
I've had a love a fair with the Ashtanga Primary Series from Day One. It's a breath-centered practice, a moving meditation that brings offers us a way of centering and settling inward. This method is a flowing and rhythmic, breath-practice that strengthens, purifies, and aligns the body both physically and energetically. It is athletic in nature, especially building arm and core strength. This class follows the Primary Series and is appropriate for those with a consistent vinyasa or power yoga practice, and familiarity with Sun Salutations. Unlike many led series, I will offer modifications (props will be offered if needed), poses will be taught progressively, and the series will be edited for length when necessary.
A traditional method of yoga, Yoga offers a set of posture in a specific, set series. There are six series in all, the first series being the Ashtanga Primary Series, or yoga chikitsa (yoga therapy). As originally taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga is no...