INTELLIGENT TEACHING & YOGA THERAPY
40HR YOGA ALLIANCE CERTFIED YTT
WITH NEHA DUSEJA AND JEELNA RUPARILIA AT PURPLE VALLEY, GOA
This training is all about equipping you to take your teaching to a new level! Looking at how to make the practice safe and accessible as well as creative and educational, we will truly examine how to use the practice as a healing modality and all its therapeutic value to body, mind and spirit.
From examining the philosophy of the yoga practice, to safe and effective sequencing, to posture modifications for therapy and injury management, to exploring the multi-modal approach of yoga, including breathwork and meditation, we will work on it all! You will be exposed to a wealth of knowledge and lots of different approaches to structuring classes and giving your students the best experience.
Meet the Teachers
Warm up sequencing and sun salutations
- Introducing students to breathwork, bandhas and mindful movement
- Posture and sequence breakdown and variations
- Modifications to spinal pathologies such as flexion and extension dysfunction
Exploring standing balances
- Understanding the principle of grounding
- Understanding the anatomy of the feet and why these roots are so important in weight bearing
- Stability and core activation through the feet in various postures
- Addressing and working with hypermobility
Arm balances and Inversions
- A clear understanding of what core strength is all about and how to activate the core to achieve lightness
- The importance of the rotator cuff and its scapular foundation
- Scapular movement and dysfunction
Apart from the above, we will address other families of postures, such a backbends, hip opening, twists and more! Additionally each day will end with a discussion hour where we will get together to address various topics such as teaching privates versus class management, authentic teaching, the role of yoga as therapy, meditation practices, breathing and the nervous system, etc.
WE WILL BE PRACTICE TEACHING A LOT!
Because the only way to get good at doing this, is to do it! Please expect lots of hands on experience working on methodologies first hand and getting invaluable feedback on your teaching that you can use to enhance the amazing job you are already doing!
TYPICAL TRAINING DAY:
The training will cover 40HRS in 5 days. Which means we will do 8 hours per day.
And here is a rough schedule for the day to give you an idea of what our week together will look like:
08:00 – 12:00 | Morning session
12:00 – 14:00 | Break for lunch
14:00 – 16:00 | Afternoon session
16:00 – 16:30 | Break for tea
16:30 – 17:30 | Resume afternoon session
17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner
19:30 – 20:30 | Discussion hour
DATES & LOCATION
Training dates: September 25 – 29, 2023
Purple Valley Retreat Center, Goa, India
WHAT THE GRADS AND TEACHERS HAVE TO SAY:
MEET YOUR TEACHERS
Neha is a ERYT 600 Certified, international Vinyasa yoga teacher, who runs yoga trainings, CPDs, workshops and retreats around the world.
Neha’s journey began close to 10 years ago, as a means of beginning again. Leaving a successful advertising career behind, looking to live a more authentic, more purposeful life, she found her answer in a pool of sweat, on a yoga mat one summer in Dubai.
Her love affair with yoga began in the hot room, after which she found her wings in a vinyasa class and discovered a channel for her creativity in arm balances, inversions and beautiful transitions within the flows. Yoga was changing her and she didn’t even know! Accepting versus refusing. Softening, versus hardening. Neha realized that yoga is a means for mental metamorphosis. Transforming limitations into opportunities, and fear into empowerment, simply existing to really living, every breath, every moment, that is the gift of the practice!
For the past 4 years, with a need to dive deeper into technique and expand on her love for the practice, Neha has been a regular student in the mysore room. Studying with Nea Ferrier, in Dubai, connecting with the Ashtanga lineage, that has helped her deepen her connection to yoga, to her self, her body and her reasons for teaching.
Neha’s vinyasa classes are creative, challenging, and made sure to be accessible for all. The focus is always on expanding student knowledge of themselves through postures, breathwork and mindful movement.
British musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation. Jeelna’s broad experience extends across professional sports clubs and public sector NHS hospitals. Working in private racquet sports clubs, her key focus has been based upon gym-based rehabilitation including Clinical Pilates and yoga to help achieve client-specific functional goals.
Jeelna also offers Biomechanical Run Assessments and one-to-one Therapeutic Yoga as part of her clinical expertise. She is a certified Yoga Instructor registered in Rishikesh in India and uses a yoga therapy approach to improve posture, alignment, and general wellbeing in her clients.