Monday, December 27, 2010

Ayurveda Teacher’s Training Course: *NEW SEMESTER*

Starting Saturday, January 8th 2011

Ayurveda Teacher’s Training Course:
Healing Alchemist
Therapy and Yoga Leadership

Part IYoga Leadership Course4pm-7pm (Manchon Center)
The topics of the class include, but are not limited to:
Yoga, The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, Teaching, Anatomy, Adjusting, Modern Yoga,Oriental Medical Philosophy, Yoga History...

Part IITherapist Course10am-1pm (Siji Center)
The topics of the class include, but are not limited to:
CST (Cranio-Sacral Therapy), Zen Counseling Therapy, Family Constellation Therapy, Dancing Meditation, Laughing Meditation, Tarot to cultivate awareness about the mirror into our unconscious. We use any therapy that leads to transformation; therapy is a tool to prepare us for meditation.

Commonly Asked Questions~
1) Are the leadership classes taught in Korean?
Yes. The classes are taught in Korean, but there is always a translator (at least one^^) who will help out. Also, if you want to improve your Korean this is a really good way. It is important to note that knowledge of Korean is not necessary.

**This applies to Classic yoga classes (excluding Saturday English yoga classes) at the studio as well. The classes are taught in Korean, but you can observe other students, as well as the teacher. Also, most of the teachers use basic English to explain postures that you are struggling with. Also, if you come at night to the Siji Center, there are two foreigners that are at the studio from 5:30pm-10pm Mon-Fri and can help with anything.

2) How long does that course run?
6 months… You can join at any time. There are one or two reports and if you take the yoga leadership portion, at around the six month mark you will be asked to make a basic sequence between 30-45 minutes and then present it in a model class and finally a graduation (for both classes). Once you graduate you can continue to attend the course on Saturdays for no extra fee. Also, if you like to celebrate, usually after class many of us go out to celebrate (drinking optional ('u'))

3) When and where are the classes?
The courses are Saturdays, excluding the first Saturday of every month. The Therapy course, which meets in Siji, runs from 10am-1pm. The Yoga Leadership class, which meets in Manchon, runs from 4pm to 7pm. In between teachers usually go out to lunch together, but you are free to do anything you want between programs.

4) Do I have to take both parts (Therapy and Yoga Leadership)?
The choice is yours. If time is a concern of yours and you want part of you Saturday free you can take 1 part or you could take 1 part for 6 months and then after completing the first part you could switch and take the second part at no additional charge. The course fee pays for both parts.
Semester 13 has come to a close...

Ayurveda's Christmas Party

December 18, 2010

M e r r y C h r i s t m a s !


One of the Christmas trees at the front desk... The decorations this year were helped me into the merriness of the season...

During the party we had some fun contests... The picture above is from "Best Wind." We did an activity that relates to the theory of the Butterfly effect and letting past love go. It was beautiful.

Best Dressed contest... Everyone took home prizes... Hilarious event, especially when KungFu Panda decided that there needed to be a cat-walk clothes modeling portion in which she demonstrated how the walk should be... Entertaining~

Partners.. Penny (박수진) and Beth~~

Talking and sharing... This might have been right before the feast :)

Setting up the Christmas pot-luck feast... Our silly staff (Serano, HwangJiWon (황지원), KimChaeEun(김채은), and Kelly)

During the party we had between 30 minutes and an hour to explore Golden Touch (therapy). It was a preview for the next Ayurveda Yoga Academy camp... (I will keep everyone posted about details in the coming months)