Transformative Yoga Sequencing
Mark Stephens, MA, E-RYT 500, has a deep passion for practicing and teaching yoga that arose from many years of wandering in the spiritual wilderness of academia and political activism. Now, after more than 21…
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For yoga teachers and serious students.
The question of yoga sequencing is one each teacher faces when designing yoga classes to be safe, sustainable, and transformational. Why this posture first, then that one? How might the asanas be best ordered? What are the functional and energetic relationships among postures, and how do those relationships change when postures are arranged differently? What are the effects of pranayama practices at different points in a class?
This workshop considers
- Keen insights into yoga sequencing
- Five essential principles of sequencing
- How best to structure your classes.
Mark Stephens looks at the interrelations of asanas within and between asana families to appreciate how they affect one another during the course of a class. Working in small groups, you design a variety of classes for different students, conditions, and intentions, and work as one large collaborative group to refine these class designs.
Recommended reading Mark Stephens, Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes (North Atlantic Books). Please read chapters 1–3 to get the most out of this workshop.
- 37.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- 37.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More