Asana: Aligning the Body – Yoga Teacher Training & Intensive Learning Module, Nov. 1-3, 2019

Asana: Aligning the Body

November 1-3, 2019

Teachers: Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

asana YTT yoga kingston ny hudson valleyUnderlying each yoga posture is the accumulated anatomical wisdom of ages. In this module, take a tactile journey through postural alignment, learning what is happening in the body in each asana so that you can safely guide practitioners and/or deepen your own home practice. With the help of slideshow presentations that Leigha and Jacquelyn have developed over the years, you will walk away from the weekend with a deeper understanding of the poses’ anatomical underpinnings. In addition, this module will arm you with the confidence and knowledge to teach safe, smart yoga asana alignment.

Learn:
  • Basic human anatomy
  • Alignment essentials for movement and held postures
  • How to apply knowledge of anatomy & alignment to your own practice
  • How to guide practitioners safely
Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

Having met in their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Leigha and Jacquelyn decided to plant their yoga roots in Kingston in 2011 when they opened The Yoga House in Uptown Kingston. While their styles of practice and teaching differ, their polarities bring a very balanced approach to sharing yoga with those training with them. Both have studied with various teachers, Leigha most recently with Shiva Rea and Jacquelyn with David Swenson, bringing combined knowledge from different approaches to the practice. While they joke about not reading anything but yoga books, they are continually filling their wells with new inspiration for their committed personal practices and the classes that they teach.


Asana



Upcoming Training and Intensive Learning Module – Yoga Teaching Methodology – Oct. 4-6, 2019

Teaching Methodology:

Designing the Experience

Oct. 4-6, 2019

Teachers: Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

What makes a great yoga teacher? What makes a great class? Develop your voice and cultivate existing skills to structure a yoga class that creates the complete experience.

Learn:

  • structuring a yoga class by building postural arcs and valleys
  • developing a teacher/class relationship and teacher/student relationship
  • how to hold space, creating a safe, judgment free environment for healing and transformation
  • methods and tools to find personal inspiration and then share that with the class
Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

Having met in their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Leigha and Jacquelyn decided to plant their yoga roots in Kingston in 2011 when they opened The Yoga House in Uptown Kingston. While their styles of practice and teaching differ, their polarities bring a very balanced approach to sharing yoga with those training with them. Both have studied with various teachers, Leigha most recently with Shiva Rea and Jacquelyn with David Swenson, bringing combined knowledge from different approaches to the practice. While they joke about not reading anything but yoga books, they are continually filling their wells with new inspiration for their committed personal practices and the classes that they teach.

Hours:

Friday: 7:00(or 7:30)-9:30pm Midtown Studio
Saturday: 11:30-5pm Midtown Studio
Sunday: 11:45-4:45pm Midtown Studio

Please note that the first half hour of the Friday session will be designated for those who are completing the training only. If you are not in the training, the Friday session will begin promptly at 7:30pm.


Teaching Methodology



Philosophy Intensive Module with Leigha Butler, May 17-19

Philosophy: Living the Texts of Yoga

May 17-19, 2019

Teacher: Leigha Butler

YTT 200 hour, yoga teacher training, hudson valley, kingston, ny, modulesTogether the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras form the backbone of the yoga system. One of the most beloved and widely read texts in the world, the Gita, is just as valuable to yoga practitioners today as it was when it was written over 2,500 years ago. Likewise, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is a still-relevant, totally accessible and indispensable guide for each and every soul who sets out to practice yoga in any form. Over the course of the weekend, Leigha conducts easily digested lessons that break down the most salient concepts from each text. You will walk away with a strong understanding of yoga’s foundational principles and a practical plan for incorporating them into your day-to-day life. Learn:

  • Essential yoga concepts and tenets from The Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita, like:
    • Establishing mental tranquility
    • Abiding by the 8-limbed path
    • Practicing consistently with non-attachment
    • Focusing on a single-pointed purpose or calling
    • Understanding one’s own obstacles and gifts on the path

Required Texts: (Please bring these)

   

Leigha Butler leigha butler yogaBefore yoga absorbed her every moment, Leigha spent nearly ten years teaching college literature, journalism and environmental writing. Now she marries her love of teaching the written word with her love of teaching yoga. Join her for a down-to-earth, meaning-packed weekend of yoga philosophy, self-exploration and lifestyle development.

Yoga Philosophy

Sequencing Intensive Module with Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash, Apr. 5-7

Sequencing: Choreographing the Flow

April 5-7, 2019

Teachers: Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

sequencing yoga teacher training module, ytt, 200-hr, hudson valleyThe Vinyasa style’s signature quality is flowing movement and creative sequencing. In addition to being really good for the body, moving from one posture to another in a yoga class can be a beautiful art form that elevates the spirit. Learn the basics of choreographing logical and seamless sequences, then develop your skills by practicing how to design sequences around a unifying theme based on anatomy, yoga philosophy or mythological narrative, for instance.

Learn:

    • How to arrange a yoga sequence
    • How to link sequences together to create a whole class
    • How to design kramas (logically progressing steps) around a guiding theme, such as:
      • a pose
      • a particular body part
      • a mythological narrative
      • a yoga concept
Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

Having met in their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Leigha and Jacquelyn decided to plant their yoga roots in Kingston in 2011 when they opened The Yoga House in Uptown Kingston. While their styles of practice and teaching differ, their polarities bring a very balanced approach to sharing yoga with those training with them. Both have studied with various teachers, Leigha most recently with Shiva Rea and Jacquelyn with David Swenson, bringing combined knowledge from different approaches to the practice. While they joke about not reading anything but yoga books, they are continually filling their wells with new inspiration for their committed personal practices and the classes that they teach.


Sequencing




Teacher Training & Intensive Learning Info Session, Sat., Mar. 30th, 11:15am

Free Info Session

Saturday, Mar. 30th

11:15am @ Midtown Studio

Our modular intensive training runs throughout the year and topics range from asana sequencing to yoga history to muscular anatomy and beyond, with standards exceeding those set forth by Yoga Alliance. Attend the free information session to learn more about our program.

Read more about our modular format here.

Please email us at info@theyogahouseny.com with any additional questions about our program.

APPLICATION:

To download our program application, click here: The Yoga House Module YTT Application.

TESTIMONIALS:

The Teacher Training Program at The Yoga House was nothing short of a life-altering experience. Leigha and Jacquelyn form a uniquely knowledgeable and skilled pair, whose dedication to the practice and their students is unparalleled.  –Amy

I had high expectations for the Yoga House’s teacher training, but Leigha and Jacquelyn far exceeded them.  –Corinna

Do not be afraid of the challenge, as you will enter as a student and then emerge as a transformed yoga teacher, embarking on a new beginning. I highly recommend jumping in, and you won’t regret it!  ­–Kerri

I was impressed by the way Jacquelyn and Leigha moderated a large group with varying levels of yoga experience, knowledge of anatomy, and philosophical understanding.  –Sarah

Jacquelyn and Leigha’s passion for yoga is inspiring and something they readily share with all around them! Their teaching has the right amount of rigor combined with compassion and a willingness to learn from all.  –Melinda

Jacquelyn & Leigha’s support after graduation is evident and meaningful. I would highly recommend them.  –Michele

This program is incredible and I always felt supported during the process. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, kindness and encouragement with all of us.  –Nydia

The Yoga House teachers are highly skilled, inspiring, conscientious, and thorough. In their endeavor to be of service, they have created a valuable yoga community and are pleasure to learn from and work with.  –Noelle

The training provided a solid foundation for me on my journey to become a confident yoga instructor. I highly recommend Jacquelyn and Leigha’s teacher training at the Yoga House.  –Ed

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