“The program exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it. I enjoyed the variety of speakers and my classmates were great, too. I would encourage all of my friends and students interested in expanding their knowledge of Yoga to take this course. It is a catalyst to broaden their knowledge and scope of teaching.” —Nicolle Lincir, former student
Though the philosophy, art, and science of Yoga dates back to ancient India, Yoga is now practiced across the globe, and the need for competent instructors is all the more necessary.
Loyola Marymount University’s program is Yoga Alliance®-registered and offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of fundamental and advanced concepts through an immersion into Yoga’s classical and modern forms. This program is open to all who wish to expand their knowledge of Yoga, and given the program’s particular focus on healing and therapy, individuals in education, fitness, healthcare, and related fields are highly encouraged to enroll. Located in Los Angeles, this program’s weekend sessions open the program to those with full-time careers and other commitments.
Whereas many teacher training programs focus on a single practice or school of Yoga, this program introduces students to a variety of practices, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Power and Chikitsa Vinyasa, as well as meditation, chanting, and pranayama. Students will also learn fundamental theories of Ayurvedic healing and modern Yoga therapy as well.
Yoga Therapy is a synthesis of ancient wisdom from the East and recent knowledge on health and healing practices from the West. Loyola Marymount University’s professional certificate programs prepare Yoga instructors to work with individuals who have health challenges not normally met in group classes. These challenges can be physical, mental, or emotional. Yoga therapy can be a means to manage illness or facilitate healing, and yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs.
This unique program is comprised of four parts: a basic program, an advanced program, a clinical program, and an internship program.
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Heather Lyle’s Vocal Yoga Method®
June 3-11, 2017 in Santa Monica, California
Learn to teach the Vocal Yoga Method® featured in Heather Lyle’s book Vocal Yoga, the Joy of Breathing, Singing and Sounding. Lyle has combined the best voice training and healing techniques of the East and West to free the voice. Yoga, pranayama, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique, primal sounding, Bel Canto, chanting, sound healing, voice science and more will be used to promote deep breathing, vocal power, resonance and range, and will help you to uncover deep layers of tension that are blocking your vocal freedom.
Some of the things you will learn in this program are ways to use yoga and pranayama to break down body armoring; ways to increase resonance; the power and support of vocal muscles; anatomy and physiology of the voice; alignment and breathing for healthy voice use; and kriyas to increase airflow. Ultimately you’ll learn that the whole body sings!
Intentional Flow: Every Wednesday and Friday, 9:00-10:15 a.m., at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara, California
My classes blend traditional yoga with modern therapeutic variations. Fusing the esoteric with the scientific and the yin with the yang, my classes help students cultivate a sense of harmony in their bodies and their lives. Intelligently sequenced, they balance stability and strength with ease, encouraging students to maintain a conscious heart, alert mind, and embodied presence of spirit. This class is suitable for all levels.