Teaching an intelligently balanced and creative Vinyasa sequence is a true art form. This training focuses on developing a teacher’s own creative process. Each student and scenario is different and the yoga practice lends itself to being very adaptive. As teachers we can create the bridge between traditional practices and something that fits into everyday (and modern day) lives.

In this 50-hour module, we will study traditional sequencing patterns as a way to inform an inventive approach to movement and transitions. This training is movement oriented. There will be a lot of practicing as a way to feel different examples of sequencing in the body. There will also be some lectures and discussion allowing for analytical thinking around different approaches to movement and Yoga. Most importantly, each student will have opportunities to present sequencing examples and receive feedback and guidance from teachers.

Throughout this 50-hour module, some of the main topics will include:

  • Sequencing methodology and where to look for inspiration
  • Explore how to relate class experience to what’s happening at large in the world
  • Discover connections between different yoga postures as a way to progressively work towards a peak pose.
  • Teaching thoughtful and deliberate transitions
  • The art of creating a balanced experience in bio-mechanics, energy and mood
  • Weaving subtler practices such as meditation, pranayama and dharma talks into a vinyasa class
  • Adapting sequencing ideas for different types of students
  • The subtle art of hands-on touch and assists; a safe and respectful approach

 

Lead Teachers: Lindsay Hilscher & Erica Chen

 

Required Outside Work:

  • Weekly sequencing assignments
  • Practice teaching
  • Weekly home-practice assignments

 

Dates:
February 12-14, 20-21, 26-28 & March 6-7
Fridays: 6:30-8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 11am-3pm
Students should plan to attend all dates.

This training will be held on Zoom. You will receive a link to join the week before the program begins.

 

Self-Investment: $750
Payment deadline February 7, 2021

Early Bird Rate: *$650
Early Bird deadline – January 15, 2021
*For the Early Bird Rate, full payment must be made by the Early Bird Deadline.

* A FREE MONTH OF UNLIMITED YOGA CLASSES begins the day the program starts! No refunds within 31 days before the program begins, and refunds requested more than 31 days before the program begins lose $150 processing fee only.

TO REGISTER: Click here to pay in full which reserves your spot.

We are offering a BIPOC scholarship for this training at 50% of the full cost. Please submit a 1 page essay explaining why you hope to join the Sequencing Training, and how this scholarship would be personally and professionally helpful to you. Please submit your essay to erica@yogavida.com by January 15, 2021.

 

Lindsay Hilscher has been teaching Vinyasa Yoga for almost a decade and holds a 500 ERYT from Yoga Alliance. She is also Authorized Level II in Ashtanga Yoga which she practices daily. It brings her a lot of joy to transform ideas that come from traditional Ashtanga Yoga to a Vinyasa Yoga class that flows and is different every time. She has a background in classical ballet and modern dance and an immense appreciation for the arts. Her approach to her own practice and teaching is a creative and ever-evolving one. Lindsay also teaches in Yoga Vida’s 200 Hour teacher training program and is currently the manager of Program Development.

Erica Chen has always had a passion for movement – a lifelong dancer with a BFA in Dance from FSU, she received her 200RYT as well as her mentorship through Yoga Vida NYC. She has since completed her 85hr pre/postnatal certification through Ishta Yoga, 100 hours towards her Katonah Yoga certification under Abbie Galvin, and is certified in Buti Yoga Primal Flow under Anton Mackey. Erica is the co-founder of Om Tribe Yoga Retreats, a yoga retreat company aimed at bringing people together through yoga, excursions and mindfulness, as well as the co-author for the yoga photography coffee table book, My Yoga. My City. She is proud to be a lead teacher in Yoga Vida’s 200hr Teacher Training program, and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona. One of Erica’s passions is sequencing, and she strives to create dynamic, intuitive, and challenging yet accessible yoga sequences in her classes. She is dedicated to bringing the practice to others to ultimately change lives, like yoga has changed hers.