Continuing Education

 

25 hours as of August 31st, 2017

 

(I am choosing not to log hours beyond the required 25 because this August represented a typical way in which

I practice Swadhyaya, and tracking hours feels weird and result oriented.)

  1. Attended Class “Yoga Nidra” led by XXX E-RYT 200, at Sacred Sounds Yoga, NYC.

    1. 8/5/17

    2. 60 minutes

    3. What did I learn?

  2. Viewed Webinar “Effective Cueing for Yoga Teachers” by Cara Bradley, E-RYT 200, hosted by Yoga Alliance,

    1. 8/6/17

    2. 60 minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1. Speak to students so clearly that they can move without thinking, therefore being able to calm the thoughts in the mind. Don’t crowd the student’s mind so they can experience their body and breath.

      2. WAIT - Why Am I Talking?

  3. Viewed Webinar “The Art of Setting an Intention” by Peter Guinosso, E-RYT 500, hosted by Yoga Alliance,

    1. 8/7/17

    2. 60 minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1. Not much. The presenter basically said “you should set an intention”, then listed a bunch of possible intentions and then possible poses that could be could to taught with that intention. I didn’t find any practical insight that I could use.

  4. Listened to Podcast "Underpaid and Undervalued" by Temple Fiergola, E-RYT 500, hosted by J. Brown Yoga Talks

    1. 8/9/17

    2. 80 minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1.   A lot of studios pay their teacher "per head" or a percentage of the gross. I am glad that Modo NYC pays a flat fee no matter how many students. It creates equity between the teacher and studio owners and within the Sangha.

  5. Listened to Podcast "Down Under School of Yoga" by Justine Wiltshire, E-RYT 500, hosted by J. Brown Yoga Talks

    1. 8/11/17

    2. 75 minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1. Justine is trying to create a studio that is driven by the needs of the teacher. She has all her her teachers as employees, rather than 1099.

  6. Listened to Podcast "Creativity and Vulnerability" by JP Sears, E-RYT 500, hosted by Chitheads (Embodied Philosophy - Jacob Kyle)

    1. 8/14/17

    2. 60 minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1. Allow yourself to feel the shadows, don't pretend that life is always rosy, and don't hide behind your beliefs. 

  7. Watched Documentary "The Minimalists" by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

    1. 8/14/17

    2. 90 Minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1. This movie reinforces recent prior behavior of reduction and "minimizing" that Charles and I have done in our house, our lives, our work, and our finances. It also reinforced a lot of ideals that Ted and Jess talked about during training. 

  8. Listened to Podcast "Yoga Alliance Reboot" by David Lipsius, President and CEO of Yoga Alliance, hosted by J. Brown Yoga Talks

    1. 8/16/17

    2. 2 hours

    3. What did I learn?

      1. David is the new President and is eager to open a dialogue between the Alliance and its members in an effort to begin to resolve the rift between the two.

  9. Read Book "Yoga Body, The Origin of Modern Posture Practice" by Mark Singleton. 

    1. August 2017

    2. 2 hours

    3. What did I learn?

      1. Modern Postural Yoga derived from early methods of gymnastics and was proliferated by Krishnamacharya in India during the 20th century.

  10. Listened to Podcast "Hatha Yoga History, Philosophy, and the Khecarividya" by Jame Mallinson hosted by Chitheads (Embodied Philosophy - Jacob Kyle)

    1. August 23rd, 2017

    2. 75 Minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1. Asana did NOT begin in the 19th century as a result of gymnastics and the globalization of fitness and indeed reaches far back to at least the 9th century or further.

      2. Hatha means "Force", NOT "Sun/Moon". (a term created much later to ease the perception of the asana practice)

  11. Listened to Podcast "The Full Yoga" by Nischala Devi, hosted by J. Brown Yoga Talks

    1. August 24th, 2017

    2. 90 Minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1. The Yoga Sutras should be looked at with positive language. For example, "Non-Violence" should be "Be Loving and Compassionate".

      2. Living a monastic life can training for the world when you leave that life, not necessarily a life-long commitment. 

  12. Attended Workshop  "Cuing the Modo Sequence" lead by Siobhan Louwman

    1. August 25th, 2017

    2. 60 Minutes

    3. What did I learn?

      1. Five Stages: Directional In (with breath cues), Foundational, Alignment, Action Oriented, Directional Out (with breath cues).

  13. Assisted Workshop "Adho Mukha Vrksasana" lead by Randy Aaron, Modo Yoga NYC

    1. August 26th, 2017

    2. 3 hours (32 people)

    3. What did I learn?

      1. People want to have fun in these kinds of workshops, so make room for it and allow for it.

      2. If I have fun, they have fun. If I smile, they smile. 

  14. Watched Documentary "Yogic Paths, Sharing the Magic of an Ancient Tradition", hosted by Gaia

    1. August 2017

    2. 6.5 hours

    3. What did I learn?

      1. All Yoga leads to the same destination, they are just different paths of travel.

      2. I am pretty well versed in the basic history of yoga and its differents forms. I feel that I'm ready to study beyond the general lessons and go deeper. (see project "Live to Learn".)