Workshops

At SYJ we love a home grown workshop where we put together unique and informative learning opportunities meant to help you dive deep into the yoga that interests you. We have workshops for everyone whether you’re new to yoga or looking to advance your practice.

Our teachers are incredibly knowledgable and when we come together in a workshop format you get a full on immersion into technique and approach. Part of SYJs mission is to keep the yoga fresh and as teachers we love learning and we love sharing what we think is the most interesting yoga out there.

Teacher Training 2019

with Donna Jackson

A PLACE WHERE GREAT YOGA TEACHERS ARE MADE
We love teaching smart, masterful yoga and this program is designed to facilitate the growth of teachers inspired to do the same. As a graduate of this program you will be well versed in: yoga philosophy, functional anatomy, intelligent alignment based asana, how to facilitate centerings, leading meditation, the proper and healthy use of hands-on adjustments, and how to sequence great vinyasa classes. Throughout the training we will focus on the importance of authenticity so that you can teach with confidence and skill while staying true to your own voice.

Training is held Saturday 12:30-7:30 & Sundays 12:30-4:00 at our SONO studio. 

Dates:

1/19-1/20
1/26-1/27
2/9 -2/10
3/2 - 3/3
3/9-3/10
3/30-3/31
4/6-4/47
4/27-4/28
5/4-5/5
6/1-6/2
6/8-6/9

Hours also include attending 3 mandatory classes at SYJ per week. 2 open level and 1 foundation class a week during the training.


You must attend every weekend. You will be given a free pass to SYJ during the training.

Cost:

$2995 - Early bird Special before 12/21/2018
$3295 after 12/21/2018
$500 deposit with application to secure your spot.
Full payment must be made by 2/9/2019

if you have are already a YA certified 200/hr training you can take for huge discount of 1995.00 (only 3 spots available for this)

OUR CURRICULUM -

ANATOMY - Anatomy, Kinesiology and the methodology behind the alignment we are so well versed in. In other words, we think you should know why you are instructing students to move a certain way so that your teaching is based on what you clearly understand rather than a script.

PHILOSOPHY - Deepening your understanding of yoga philosophy keeps you grounded and helps you connect beautifully to the ancient practice that has inspired you to teach. Quite simply, it keeps you thinking about what it is you're teaching and how it is you move through the world, both as a teacher and as a student of yoga.

ASANA - You will learn how to teach alignment based asana. Knowing the technical foundation of each pose and understanding the art behind sequencing will separate you from the pack and keep your teaching fresh and interesting.

THE ART OF CENTERING/MEDITATION AND PRANAYAMA - Learning how to effectively guide your students through a thoughtful pertinent centering, in addition to learning how to facilitate students from basic to advanced alike in the art of meditation and pranayama make your teaching dynamic and thought provoking.

THE SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES BEHIND THE ART OF TEACHING - At SYJ we don’t think teaching is a performance, we think it is an art form grounded in your own authentic voice. To put it simply, we want you to get really comfortable teaching in your own voice and we want you to inspire others by being yourself, while at the same time effectively teaching healthy dynamic classes that motivate and empower others.

THE KULA/COMMUNITY - This practice is about connection, connection to yourself and your community. We believe that being a yoga teacher holds responsibility and that how you place yourself within the community matters. We will discuss topics that will help you understand the importance of the student teacher relationship and the creating of a healthy supportive community.

PRACTICUM - The art of putting it all together and effectively teaching a class requires lots of practice and experience. In this training you will learn to teach through the practice of teaching your fellow trainees and community classes.

 

Taught by Senior Teachers at SYJ

* Cannot be purchased online. 

SONO studio: 203-838-2725.

Basics Gets Open

with Vicky Cook

What’s this workshop about:

This workshop is taught in a 3 part series meant to help you
transition from an SYJ Foundation class to a more open level class. Every week you will progress a bit more forward as we build on the prior week’s knowledge. You’ll be introduced to a more challenging, flowing sequence of poses. You will sweat, move, breathe and leave with a smile.

 

What happens in this workshop:

We give you the foundational tools to move you forward to a more open level practitioner. You show up as you always do ready to learn and to move your body in a way that gives you a bit more of a challenge than in an SYJ foundation class.


What you’ll learn:

  • Sun Salutations A & B linked with breath (proper chattarunga)Different transitions into standing poses
  • Greater variety of standing poses including some twists,hand balances, (i.e. crow pose) hip openers, and preparatory poses for some deeper backbends, (using the wall for support) more challenging one leg balance poses
  • Greater variety of seating poses and forward folds

*** You will be given modifications and support the entire time as we guide you through this transition. If you come ready to learn and have a sense of humor to boot, you will leave with a smile as well as a new found appreciation for what you can do on your
mat.


***Any beginner yoga practitioner can participate in this
workshop as the poses we will be teaching are not super
advanced and the support will be all SYJ (thoughtful and well practiced)

 

Dates: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4.

Price: $60 ( for the 3 part series) 

 

Terrarium Workshop

with Stacia Jacobs

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. ~John Muir
 
Workshop Details:
Explore connections with our natural world with Stacia Jacobs of Flora In Form. Dirty your hands, and clean your mind! Learn plant care tips, and create your own terrarium!

All materials included!

$75
4/13/19
1-2:30

Please sign up before 4/8/19

IronWorks Building
1 North Water Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
203.838.2725