Elemental Yoga Immersion with Clare Raffety
100 hours of yoga philosophy, methodology and elements of alignment in 3 comprehensive modules.
Module 1: March 8 - 10 & April 5 - 7
Module 2: May 10 - 12 & June 7 - 9
Module 3: July 26 - 28 & August 23 - 25
Hours each weekend: Fri 6 – 8:30pm, Sat 12:30 - 5pm, Sun 8am - 1pm
Cost for Immersion Modules: Individual Immersion Modules (2 weekends per immersion, $320 per weekend) $640, Full Series $1800. You will be given comprehensive notes and handouts.
The Elemental Yoga Immersion is designed for practitioners who want to deepen their experience and expression of Yoga, and aspiring teachers who want to share the life affirming practice with others. The Elemental Immersion offers a comprehensive curriculum of 100 hours (72 contact hours, 28 additional hours), offered over 3 modules, 2 weekends per module. The program takes you on a voyage into the core of Yoga, studying the philosophy, methodology and universal principles of alignment that are at the heart of our practice. The Immersion is a rich, expansive, and life affirming journey revealing the intelligence body and heart and opening possibilities in your practice and your life.
The Immersion is the first part of Elemental Yoga Teacher Training which has as its foundation the idea that good teaching arises from your own exploration, contemplation, understanding and experience of yoga.
Donna Farhi Workshop Centering Down
Friday, May 24 6:00-8:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25th, 9:30-12:30 & 2:00-4:30 pm each day
Early Bird discount $295 (must be paid in full by April 15, 2013)
Booking Deposit $80 (required to secure your place)
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation before May 1, 2013 will be refunded minus a $30.00 administrative fee. Cancellations after May 1, 2013 will only be refunded if your place can be filled from the waitlist.
What to bring: Yoga mat, belt, block, 2 blankets, 1 bath towel, 1 wash cloth and a bolster (if you have one).
To register please click here
Yoga Sutra III:29: “Concentrated attention on the primordial navel centre brings understanding of all bodily systems.”
In both Western and Eastern traditions the centre of gravity within the pelvis is considered the calibrating keystone for organizing the entire body. Sometimes referred to as the hara, dantien or the deep navel centre, refining the position of the navel centre gives us the ability to both release and contain the energy that moves through the pelvis. Having a strong yet mobile core not only has a powerful physical effect, it also affects us energetically, emotionally and spiritually.
In this intensive we will explore the principle of both energetic and structural core support. A key feature of this intensive will be learning to fluidly release and then activate the support of the “primary” inner core muscles, the psoas, a complex stabilizing muscle that lies parallel to the lower spine and acts as a functional bridge between the vertebral column and the pelvis and legs. We will then learn how to engage the “secondary” inner core muscles; the subtle yet powerful pelvic diaphragm, the deeper girding layers of the abdominal muscles and the stabilizing muscles of the lower back. These all serve to protect and support the sacroiliac joint, lower back and spine. To support a fuller understanding of the complex relationship between inner core muscles Donna will present two new anatomical Powerpoint presentations. Participants will also receive digital hand-outs with many of the exercises.
Elemental Yoga Teacher Training
Location: Yoga from the Heart studio in Hobart
with Clare Raffety and Julie Smerdon
We are delighted to offer Yoga Teacher Training in Tasmania. The program is offered in response to requests received over many years (it is anticipated to be a one off offering). There are two pathways for receiving Teacher Training accreditation we are offering: 350 hour Yoga Australia accreditation and 200 hour Yoga Alliance accreditation.
350 hour Yoga Australia Registered Program, Registered as Elemental Yoga Teacher Training by Clare Raffety:
This program allows you to directly apply for Level 1 membership of Yoga Australia.
1. Any 100 hour Yoga Immersion program offered by an Anusara Certified or previously Certified Teacher. The Yoga Immersion dive into philosophy, anatomy, practices, methodology and universal principles of alignment that are at the heart of our yoga.
2. Two 5 day modules with Julie
TT Module 1: Thursday 26 - Monday September 30 (Hours each day 7:45 - 5:15 (with a 1.5 hour lunch break)
TT Module 2: Thursday 14 - Monday November 18 (Hours each day 7:45 - 5:15 (with a 1.5 hour lunch break)
The 5 day intensives with Julie will explore the following:
Taking the seat of the teacher
The art of Theming
Effective use of Language and Voice
Sequencing to a Peak Pose
Giving Effective Verbal Cues
How to Teach Alignment
Sharpening Observation Skills
Teaching Multiple Levels
The Art of Physical Adjustments
Instructing the Breath
Direct teaching practice with partners and in groups
3. Seven weekend modules with Clare
(Hours each weekend: Fri 6 - 8:30pm, Sat 12:30 - 5pm, Sun 8am - 1pm)
Weekend 1 with Clare: Friday 18 - Sunday October 20
Weekend 2 with Clare: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 February
Weekend 3 with Clare: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 March
Weekend 4 with Clare: Friday 9 - Sunday 11 May
Weekend 5 with Clare: Friday 13 - Sunday 15 June
Weekend 6 with Clare: Friday 25 - Sunday 27 July
Weekend 7 with Clare: Friday 22 - Sunday 24 August
The weekend workshops with Clare will continue the explorations from Julie’s 5 day modules and add components of:
Anatomy and physiology from both a Western and Yogic perspective
Form of poses and common challenges
Specialisations in teaching: Prenatal, Children, Depression & anxiety
4. Documented home study and practice
350 hour Yoga Australia Registered Program
(please note 100 hour Yoga Immersion Prerequisite already paid)
Both 5 day Intensives with Julie: $1950 if paid before Sept 1, $2100 after Sept 1.
7 weekends with Clare: $2100 if paid by Oct 1 or $340 per weekend, paid 2 weeks in advance of each weekend.
200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program, Registered as a Teacher Training by Julie Smerdon.
We will offer the option to experienced practitioners and/or teachers, of finishing at the end of 2013 with a 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training registration. This option is not open to everyone and requires approval of Julie and Clare.
The 200 hour registration with Yoga Alliance will allow only provisional membership in Yoga Australia and you will need to complete 150 further hours of training within 3 years to gain Level 1 Yoga Australia Membership.
Restorative Yoga sessions
Next Restorative Yoga sessions:
Wednesday May 22, 7:15 - 8:30pm FULL
Wednesday June 19, 7:15- 8:30pm FULL
Wednesday July 3, 7:15 - 8:30pm Please click here to register
Wednesday August 7, 7:15 - 8:30pm Please click here to register
Most of us lead busy lives and live with chronic stress which is detrimental to our health and well being, resulting in many symptoms including muscular pain and tension, digestive disorders, headaches, immune system weakness, and sleep disturbance. Restorative yoga shifts us out of the stress response into the relaxation response, nourishing and healing the body and quieting the mind. In a restorative yoga pose the body is fully supported by bolsters and blankets in an asana or yoga posture so that little physical effort is needed to maintain the position. Restorative postures are generally held for anywhere between 3 and 15 minutes or more, allowing the benefits of the pose to fully permeate the body, mind, and heart. Bookings are essential as space is limited.
Please click here to waitlist for the May and June sessions or call 0400 588 353