Pure Relief: For Neck, Shoulders & Upper Back

 

Join Jodi for an afternoon of nurturing your neck, shoulders and upper back – the most common places people hold their mental and physical tension. Through asana and using props such as balls, straps and blocks, we will gently and slowly release tension and tightness from this area.

Pure Relief: 

A workshop for the neck, upper back and shoulders

Saturday, June 9, 2018

 

Details

Cost: $35

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Date: Sat June 9

Register: Online for this workshop @ Om Culture in Greenlake on Sat April 28

 

Restorative / Yin Yoga Teacher Training

 

February 8 – 10, 2019

with Jodi Boone & Heather Danso

 

Restorative yoga is considered the true antidote to stress because it allows you to relax deeply with awareness. Relaxing with awareness is the key to bringing the mind-body into a state of balance or homeostasis, similar to the effect of meditation. It’s easy to be swept away by the demands of modern life. Today’s pace of life means we are often in a state of high alert, causing our bodies to release stress hormones that stimulate the ‘fight or flight’ response. This affects our ability to sleep soundly, digest our food, focus, feel grounded, and even our ability to conceive a child.
 
Come experience the profound, yet subtle power of restorative yoga in this program, and learn to craft thoughtful sequences for yourself and others.

Learning Objectives
 
•Restorative Yoga philosophy
 
•Benefits of Restorative Yoga
 
•The art of propping and supporting practitioners in the postures
 
•Functional Anatomy
 
•How to work with students who have special physical needs or injuries
 
•Sequencing, including how to address stress, pms, perimenopause symptoms and insomnia

Schedule
 
Friday: 2:00 to 9:00 pm
 
Saturday: 2:00 to 9:00 pm
 
Sunday: 1:00 to 6:00 pm   
 
In addition, each student will be asked to complete 2.5 hours of mentorship. This means you would attend two classes where you will assist either Jodi or Heather in one of their Restorative Yoga classes in the Seattle area. This gives you the opportunity to assist students in a classroom setting. We will give you feedback following the classes you attend. If you live outside of the Seattle area, and are unable to attend their classes as an assistant, you will be given another option for meeting this requirement. 
 
Total Training Hours: 20
 

Tuition
 
Early Bird: $695 on or before January 9, 2018, plus full-color manual fee $35
 
Regular Tuition: $795 after January 9, 2018, plus full-color manual fee $35

Offered through Be Luminous Yoga, but held at Two Dog Yoga Studio in Lake City. This Restorative Training is also part of Be Luminous’ 500-Hour Training. You don’t have to be a student of Be Luminous to take the training, but in the future, these hours could apply toward their 500-Hour Level Certification.

Mentorship Program

Last year, we introduced the Mentorship Program, where students who completed the Restorative Training had the opportunity to assist Heather and me in Restorative & Yin classes that we teach around the city at various studios. We will share about this program on the final day of the training. If you choose to do this, it can be done at your own pace and at class times that work for you. This allows you additional practical, hands-on experience in a real-class setting. By completing this 4-class program, you will earn a certificate of 24 hours of training, by assisting four additional classes and receiving feedback. 

I feel so honored that Heather Danso will assist the training. Heather brings much depth and knowledge to the training, with her background in Feldenkrais, yoga and dance. 

About Heather Danso

Heather Danso is devoted to helping people lower stress and find new possibilities for health and movement through yoga, Reiki, mindfulness, and by honoring the intuition and experience of each individual. She incorporated Yoga and The FeldenkraisMethod® into her life as part of her development of strength and stability after multiple injuries. A former high school teacher and dancer, she brings not only experience, but extensive training in alignment and functional anatomy. Her classes and private lessons focus on developing body-awareness, compassion, intentionality, expressiveness, and kindness. (RYT 200, and Yoga for Parkinson’s; Reiki; The Feldenkrais Method; Restorative Yoga). Class  heatherdanso.com

Senior Yoga / Chair Yoga Teacher Training

Spring 2019

with Jodi Boone

 

 

 

It’s hard to define “senior” these days. Often we think of seniors as being of a certain age or age range. But today, a senior person cannot be defined by his or her chronological age. In the Senior Yoga classes I have taught, participants have ranged in age from 55 to 104. A person who is 75 can be absolutely age-defying, extremely active and physically fit, as well as able to attend a general hatha yoga mat class. Often though, people come to Senior / Chair Yoga classes because they have mobility issues, very common as we age, of course, as well as with conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, joint replacements, stiffness and other often age-related medical conditions. 

Working with this population is a beautiful gift and very inspiring. They are so eager to learn yoga, for so many it is new to them. Time and time again, participants are amazed at how the yoga makes them feel in their bodies – they notice more mobility and relaxation after just one session. Although, Senior Yoga is wonderful for seniors, it is an appropriate practice for anyone needing a gentle approach to yoga, as well as the support of a chair. 

This training focuses on teaching chair yoga classes, as well as classes that combine both chair and mat yoga classes. You will learn how to teach people with different levels of mobility and health issues in an inclusive and safe way.

We will focus on age-appropriate movement, for the aging body, as well as taking into consideration what may be going on mentally and emotionally as we age. We will discuss in detail the most common health issues we see among students who attend senior / chair yoga classes, including high blood pressure, Parkinson’s Disease, previous stroke, joint replacement, partial hearing and sight loss, arthritis, osteoporosis and poor balance.

Learning Objectives
 
•Teaching chair yoga classes to seniors
 
•Teaching chair & mat combined yoga classes to seniors
 
•The art of sequencing these two types of classes
 
•Functional Anatomy
 
•How to work with students who have special physical needs, injuries & health conditions
 
•Touch and assisting seniors
 
•Facilitating a sharing circle to promote inclusivity and community

About Jodi

In 2001, while teaching yoga at the YMCA, Jodi met a student with Parkinson’s Disease. His doctor had advised him to try yoga. Because of the severity of his Parkinson’s, it wasn’t the best fit for him to be in a group class setting. At that time, Jodi was a new teacher and was unfamiliar with Parkinson’s Disease and the benefits yoga could have. But, she believed in yoga and knew there must be benefits, so she began researching, and later began working privately with the student in his home. Over the months that Jodi met with him, she was amazed at how much he looked forward to the sessions. He relaxed during the sessions, and was able to practice a full chair yoga sequence that was tailored to meet his needs. Some years later, Jodi lived in Bend, and while there, began teaching yoga to seniors at the local senior center. In 2013, Jodi completed the Silver Age Yoga Teacher Training. Since 2014, Jodi has offered her Senior Yoga Teacher Training as part of a 500-hour teacher training program at Spirit Yoga in Osaka, Japan. Today, Jodi frequently teaches yoga to seniors living at University House in Wallingford, as well as privately.

Schedule
 
Friday: 3:00 to 8:00 pm
 
Saturday: 2:00 to 9:00 pm (1-hour dinner break included)
 
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 pm   
Total Training Hours: 15
 
 
 

About Heather

Heather Danso is devoted to helping people lower stress and find new possibilities for health and movement through yoga, Reiki, mindfulness, and by honoring the intuition and experience of each individual. She incorporated Yoga and The FeldenkraisMethod® into her life as part of her development of strength and stability after multiple injuries. A former high school teacher and dancer, she brings not only experience, but extensive training in alignment and functional anatomy. Her classes and private lessons focus on developing body-awareness, compassion, intentionality, expressiveness, and kindness. (RYT 200, and Yoga for Parkinson’s; Reiki; The Feldenkrais Method; Restorative Yoga). Class  heatherdanso.com

Tuition
 
Cost: $595, plus full-color manual fee $55
 
Additionally, the book Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande is required reading. We will discuss this book in class.

Offered by Be Luminous Yoga, but being held at Two Dog Yoga Studio in Lake City.12549 28th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Jodi Boone & Tami Hafzalla

Seattle, Washington October 2016 to June 2017 with Jodi Boone & Tami Hafzalla

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Sound Bath & Yin Yoga by Candlelight

with Jodi Boone & Amber West

 

Offerings Again in the Fall and Winter of 2018 – Please check back!

Unwind yourself with evening of rejuvenation through movement and sound. Jodi will lead a gentle flow practice as Amber plays the crystal singing bowls. You will leave feeling nourished and with a sense of restored balance in your mind, body and mind.

Time: 730 pm                  Cost: $35                  Register by emailing: info@modoyogaseattle.com