250 Hr Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Studies

"Fertile Ground"

 

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

― Anais Nin

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Welcome to "Fertile Ground"- The 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Curriculum presented by Kristen Watson Geering

with

Special Guest Teachers

including Gwyn Williams (Bali)

The Paths of Yoga help us to bring awareness, balance, and harmony to each layer of our being. 

Over the Course of these seven months, through experiential processes and profound learnings, we will become intimate with and deepen our knowing of self vs Self.  

From the Knowledge that we garner, we are empowered to take responsibility for the privilege of a life we are blessed to wake up to and live on a day to day basis.  By cultivating uplifting intention, and committing to compassionate action, we embrace the opportunity to live our greatest visions and ideals in a very real and possible way, unique to and authentically ours, while serving each other within the community and the greater world.


First and foremost, this course is designed for anyone with a calling to dive deeper into the practices and paths of Yoga, whether the initial intention is to teach or not.  We recommend having a 2+ year consistent practice, although this is not required.  We recognize that TIME is not as important as our willingness NOW in this moment, to Show Up and Dive in. 

Secondly, this course is designed to give you a strong foundation, or fertile ground, as a yoga teacher embarking on this journey of sharing these practices with others.  Whether this is your first training, or you have completed one before, it will serve as a strong anchor that will be honoring to the traditions as they have been passed down, and also help you to share the teachings in your own way with clear expression going forward.

Through classical and modern approaches to yoga, this program will combine Kristen's 15+ years of yoga study of various traditions, 12+ years of full time teaching in the classroom, her Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology, as well as including the beautiful offerings from world-renowned Guest Teachers joining our team, such as Gwyn Williams, who will be here from Bali leading our June weekend.

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The 250 Hr Course Curriculum will include and surpass the following guidelines for a 200 hr TT:

1. Techniques, Training, and Practices

  • Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas, Chanting, Mantras, Meditations and other traditional yoga techniques

  • Safe Sequencing for groups, Creative Theming, Breaking down and Building up Approaches to Class Content for all levels in the classroom

  • Clarity of Verbal Instruction, Positive Communication, Rhythm and Timing, and overall Presentation of a class

  • Principles of Demonstration, Observation, Assisting (hands on / verbal) and Correcting

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2.  The Gross and Subtle Bodies

  • Physical Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs, muscles, bones, etc)

  • Energetic Anatomy and Physiology (chakras, nadis, meridian lines etc.)

  • Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its relevant application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

3. Philosophy Ethics Lifestyle

  • Yoga Philosophies and traditional texts - Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, etc

  • Application of Experiential Practices for Self Reflection.

  • Living the Yamas and Niyamas in our daily life.

4. Practicum  

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor

  • Receiving and giving feedback

  • Observing others teaching

  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching


Dates for our 2019 250 HR Teacher Training Program : Fertile Ground

Tentative Times

Friday Evening:  18.30-21.00

Saturday Full Day:  8.00-19.00

Sunday Full Day:  8.30-17.30

+ 40 additional classes must be completed within these 7 mths (details given upon registration) 

 

February 22nd, 23rd, 24th

March 29th, 30th, 31st

April 26th, 27th, 28th

May 23rd, 24th, 25th

June 28th, 29th, 30th

July 26th, 27th, 28th

August Break

September 27th, 28th, 29th

 


Registration

  • both Application and Payments must be completed Before February 15th, 2019, unless arranged otherwise with Kristen.

Included within the Pricing: 

7 training weekends + 7 Mths Unlimited Classes at The Looking Glass Basel + Individual Mentorship Meetups

Pricing:

Early Bird Special until December 15th, 2018 / Student Price

  • 4,350 chf

Normal Pricing after December 15th, 2018

  • 4,650 chf

*Payment Plans are possible, please speak with Kristen 

Not included :

Extra Events or Workshops taken during this time, Required Reference Books, Props needed at Home


To request an application, or for any questions regarding the training, please email kristen at awakentothepath@gmail.com


FURTHER TERMS:

  • No refunds will be given for cancelations during the program or for an incompletion of the program, ie missed weekends without makeup.

  • Full Refund Minus 500 chf for cancelation before February 15th, 2019 will be granted.

  • In the event of a missed weekend, please discuss makeup requirements ahead of time.


We Look forwards to Having You!


Bios:

Kristen Watson Geering:

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Leaving the Love of the ocean and sunshine in Encinitas, CA, for the Love of her Life and his son, Kristen arrived in Basel in January 2012.   After many years of teaching, she decided to open the studio Oneyoga Basel with a co-owner, and in 2016, she moved on and opened The Looking Glass Basel as sole owner. Since then, she has been striving to offer a place where everyone feels at home, welcomed, and that both teachers and students alike can Grow and Flourish.

Combining over a decade of experience as a full time yoga instructor, a MA in Spiritual Psychology and coaching practice, and a Deep Love of Human Experience, Kristen's classes serve to create a safe and uplifting space, where you can be yourself, and dive into the paths of yoga at your own pace.  

Since April 2007, Kristen has predominantly studied the Jivamukti Yoga Method, with both the 300 hr TT under the co-founders David Life and Sharon Gannon, and the 500- hr advanced apprenticeship in NYC, under her mentor Sandhi Gayatri Ferreira.  Honoring the 5 tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: ahimsa, shastra, nadam, meditation, and bhakti) Kristen weaves lessons from human experience, sanskrit, beautiful chanting, and dynamic sequencing into every class with the addition of  hands on assists.   As Kristen finds being a Student the best thing ever, she also recently completed Simon Parks, Liquid Flow Teacher Training in 2017.

Some of her other interests of style, which influence her teachings include Yin yoga, Iyengar yoga,  Anusara yoga, playful Acroyoga, Thai Massage, and pure Bhakti Kirtan.  In addition to teaching, Kristen is offering in class privates where she assists you in another teacher's class, as well as one on one, and a 250 hr Mentorship program.

to get in touch with her for more information, regarding yoga or her soul-centered coaching practice:

awakentothepath@gmail.com


Gwyn Williams

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Gwyn began his first steps into the foundation of the Zenthai artform in his teenage years with a fascination and complete absorption with  life force energy (Ki) . A self confessed life force fanatic,  his earlier years involved in using the  life force to fight and compete. As a serious martial artist and later a competitive mountain runner, the focus was on expending Ki, however when he later moved into alternative therapies and yoga in 1997, he realised that the real focus needed to be on sustaining and containing life force to utilise its full power. This has carried through to the present day sharing the importance of embracing a Yin and Yang aspect in daily life.

After graduating from the Queensland College of Oriental Medicine and beginning a clinical practice as a Zen Shiatsu therapist in the late 90’s Gwyn began exploring the integration of Traditional Thai massage. In 2002 he ventured further afield and began the first of his now annual trips to Chiang Mia, Thailand, to train under the masters. It was during one of the expeditions he discovered osteopath Arnaud Le’ Hermitte who has combining osteopathy with the art of Traditional Thai Massage. On his return he began integrating this work with his background and clinical practice as a Oriental therapist. Hence, the seed of Zenthai had been planted.

Gwyn runs a range of courses and retreats varying from 2 hour workshops to 12 month programs.  Some students walk away and create their own Zenthai therapy clinics, others add tools to  a present practice, others bring depth and deep mindful touch to their yoga classes, others love simply sharing with family and friends. What all walk away with is a new relationship: with themself, with nature, with others – a relationship that values the present moment and allows a deeper love and acceptance for all.

Gwyn has been teaching his entire adult life. Earlier as a physical education teacher, martial arts instructor and later as a yoga teacher and Zenthai facilitator. His passion for alternative therapies and connecting his heart with his hands led to him teaching Zen Shiatsu at his created Mt. Ninderry Healing Centre in 1999. Since this initial class he has become a national and international teacher of his own form of bodywork/movement and awareness.


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