Most content is presented online, with all sessions recorded and available for review in the student learning portal. In part II, the advancing teacher attends in person to refine skills and learn hands-on techniques.
Everything worth learning must be applicable and practical. Why bother learning if we can’t apply it to our lives and experience the benefits? This principle is equally true for Anatomy and Physiology and, perhaps most importantly, for yoga’s philosophical components.
We will use the classic story of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse as our lead-in to the spiritual aspect of the practice. What is “spiritual” but anything that brings us closer to lasting peace and clarity. Siddhartha (Shambhala Publications) is the story of a young man working through the trials and tribulations of life, with the deep desire to awaken. Is this not the goal of anyone on the yogic journey? We’ll read it like poetry and read between the lines to extract the deepest insights that Hesse was conveying to his readers.
We’ll discuss supporting correlations in The Yoga Sutras through the Yoga Mind, a book co-authored by Jeff Bailey and his friend Gene Langlois. Jeff will also share excerpts from his upcoming book, Avita Yoga, A Better Way in Body and Mind.
Anatomy will be practical and applied. You will learn body parts as a way to better understand the impact of Avita Yoga on them. Anatomy comes easy when it’s related to the way we move or not. It doesn’t help to memorize a bunch of parts, but it can be very helpful to identify the parts and pieces that get stuck and how Avita can undo them. You need not purchase an anatomy book, but many like to have one on hand. Any detailed anatomy book will do.
You’ll love learning how the body works as you learn how and why Avita impacts it! It’s motivational to our practice when we see how it affects the body and mind. No book is required.
Class Plans and Teaching Manual
Participants will receive an Avita Method Teachers Manual and 50 written Avita class plans, all designed to support the aspiring teacher through the training and in years to come. Class plans are written and illustrated with blank space for note-taking during the training. The manual is full of helpful content, some of which we’ll use along the way and some for future reference.