Liquid Flow Yoga 20-Hr Teacher Intensive
Advanced Practice & The Art of Seeing and Assisting
We are excited to welcome Simon Park to one of the beautiful Amsterdam churches for the first time! You can join him right away for a full 3-day Liquid Flow Teacher Immersion that consists of no less than 20 hours of teaching. Not a teacher? Don't worry, the course is also open to non-teachers.
Simon is known for his inspired and embodied teaching style that allows you to explore your practice in new ways. The perfect combination of embodied knowledge of the traditional yoga practice and principles with space for individuality and creativity. Add to this his knowledge of bodywork and the application of Thai Massage principles to his approach to touch and assisting and you have quite a magical combination. And this is your chance to incorporate it into your own practice and teachings.
For this training we will welcome you to the beautiful van Houten church in one of the cutest parts of Amsterdam: Weesp.
DATES & TEACHER
3-5 May 2024
with Simon Park
20 Hours of YA accredited teaching
Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
Asana Lab, Hands On Assists
Sequencing, Yin Practice, Therapeutics, Thai Massage
van Houten church
1381 XX Amsterdam
3 Days €395
Advanced Practice & The Art of Seeing and Assisting
Vinyasa Flow Yoga has a wonderful potential to be a complete practice: energizing and therapeutic for the body/mind and a wonderful platform for creative expression. In this 3-day Teacher Intensive, Simon will guide the embodiment and teaching of dynamic yet mindful Vinyasa Flow Yoga; a balance of yin and yang.
We will begin each day with a progressive practice infused with creative sequencing, fluid transitions, inversions, arm balances, and backbends, leading to peak postures of interesting complexity. In additional sessions, you will be guided in the art of "seeing" as a teacher - how to read bodies and what instruction and hands-on assists we can offer to make the practice of our students more grounded and effortless. Also, you will learn essential tools of teaching, such as vinyasa krama sequencing, for a well-balanced class, restorative practice, pranayama, and therapeutic bodywork complimentary to yoga practice and teaching.
Develop a thorough understanding of the dynamic actions required to make each pose vibrantly alive.
Through intensive practice, visual assessment, and hands-on assists, we will explore the principles that build the bridge from a foundational to advanced practice. How do we engage students and inspire them? We learn to teach from the place of knowledge, creativity, and experience.
Gain a better understanding of the physical and energetic principles from the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and modern Vinyasa Yoga systems.
We will examine how the universal principles and the unique wisdom of each style can greatly enhance our understanding of energy flow and balance in our practice. Gain insight into creating classes that are both empowering and challenging for all levels, integrating a deeper understanding of alignment to help your students safely grow in their practice. This immersion is designed for teachers from all traditions of yoga and experienced practitioners (being a teacher is not required).
Finally, we will explore linking the physical practice with the spiritual/inner journey of our students in a way that is accessible to a modern audience. Creating space for self-exploration is perhaps one of the more difficult and subtle aspects of teaching Yoga. Yet, it may be the most most important; allowing students to pass from a purely physical space toward self-inquiry and growth.
Become dedicated to moving away from scripted teaching toward creative artistry… the process of becoming absolutely present with your students.
Simon brings 25 years of study, practice, and assisting with Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, and Dharma Mittra.
What you will learn:
Dynamic, fluid, and precise Vinyasa Flow practice: detailed physical and energetic alignment, creative transitions, progressive vinyasa krama sequencing building towards intermediate and advanced asanas.
Energetic Alignment: finding the skillful inner actions that facilitate body/mind focus and freedom. Artful Integration of Breath, Bandha, and Drishti into practice and teaching.
Learn to give precise and effective hands-on assists through visual assessment, understanding healthy patterns of movement, and teaching balancing actions.
Working therapeutically with common injuries and limitations by adapting postures with better-individualized alignment, use of props, hands-on assists, and precise cueing.
Introduction to therapeutic Thai Massage, a great enhancement to your Yoga Teaching and Hands-on Assisting; developing the art of healing touch.
About Liquid Flow Yoga
Liquid Flow Yoga is a Vinyasa Flow practice that holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with powerful elegance and creativity. A fresh and inspired blend of modern vinyasa with classical roots. Practice dynamic asana as a movement mediation in an open system with close attention to physical and energetic alignment and awareness of complementary actions. There is a focus on steady awareness and mindfulness in all stages of the practice: setting the intention and space, building and sustaining positive energy, creative transitions, and the space to explore the powerful possibilities of each asana. Throughout the practice, there is a keen observation of the subtleties of the breath and how it affects the physical and energetic body. Principles of Vinyasa Krama are utilized in a modern way to create an evolutionary practice that aims to awaken, invigorate, and harmonize body, mind, and spirit.
Simon Park began his Yoga journey with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA and Maty Ezraty at Yoga Works in Santa Monica. Early in his teaching career, Yoga Journal proclaimed him as "one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation”. He has taught extensively throughout the USA , Europe, Australia and Asia, leading teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats. Simon teaches intuitively based on vast experience and encourages freedom through self-exploration and creative expression. Profoundly influenced by a diverse array of master teachers - Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Dharma Mitra Joan White, and Richard Freeman. 'Liquid Flow Yoga' is intended to feel like a timeless dance between classical and modern Yoga.
We are gathering at the beautiful van Houten Church in Amsterdam-Weesp, only a 15-minute train ride from Amsterdam Central Station. This beautiful church with wooden floors offers a unique atmosphere and all the comfort you need for this training. During your lunch break, you can have a stroll along the picturesque canals in Weesp. There are different lunch options and stores, or you can enjoy the weather sitting on one of the terraces by the water.