Chromatic Yoga Training: Level 1

This 5 Day training is designed for Yoga Teachers looking to expand their skillsets as yogi and teacher. The Chromatic Yoga training is a highly structured approach to teaching that seeks to pull out the best in each teacher. My aim as the leader in these 5 days is to pull out the most authentic expression within each of you, and help you become the most powerful you can be. Rather than asking you to teach a certain style Chromatic Yoga embraces the range of stylistic expression but helps each teacher to step into their fullest power!

Along with being open to a variety of stylistic expressions in asana – Chromatic Yoga Philosophy is also inclusive of various lineages. The one defining through line that permeates the entire approach of Chromatic Yoga is our study and use of the Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space. We use the elements as a basis for self reflection toward personal growth and transformation. The Elements are used as a guidance system as well as a communication tool that all Chromatic Yoga teachers study in order to strengthen our connection as a community. Community is one of the most highly valued aspects of this training. Each Level 1 Student will have a mentor to help support your growth and our collective growth as a community.

In the Level One Teacher Training You will Learn The Following:

  1. Anatomy – Mastering the ability to see “Joint Relationships” and learning how to decide which “Muscle Actions” to emphasize in each posture
  2. Sequencing toward either a “Peak Pose” or “Peak Action”
  3. The Elements of Voice (level one) – Elements will also be applied to sequencing, practice, adjustments, coaching, and self reflection.
  4. Adjustment Philosophy, Guidlines, and Techniques
  5. Advancing Your Personal Practice

Logistics

2018 Level 1 Dates: August 6-10

Arrival Date: any time after 3pm on August 5th – Departure Date: August 10 after 6pm

Training Fee: For the Training Itself – excluding rooming

  1. Early Bird – Before March 15: $595
  2. Normal Price: $695

Accommodations Options and Pricing:

Limited Space, First come first serve. You will have the choice at check out as to whether or not you would like to be assigned a room. Room locations will either be at my home in Goshen CT, or at my manager Sara’s home in Bantam CT.

  1. Private Room w/Bed $375
  2. Cash Discount: Private Room w/Bed $300 (pay in person)

Air BNB Option:

If you prefer you may simply choose just to pay for the training and find your own accommodations via Air B&B or a local bed and breakfast or hotel.

Connecticut Locations for your research: Goshen, Cornwall, Bantam, Litchfield, Torrington, Morris.

Discount Options:

  1. Partner Perk: If you come with a friend or partner and plan to share a room your room costs will be discounted upon request only
  2. Economic Choice: If you want to save money by sleeping in a room with an air mattress or pull out couch you will receive a discount upon request.
  3. Camping: If you are a pro camper and want to be in the wilderness you will have the option to set up on the farm for a discounted price upon request.

PRE-TRAINING:

There will be a 6-8 week Pre Training consisting of educational videos that I will send weekly via email. Each student will be expected to watch these videos and participate in short worksheets to build our collective knowledge. This gives us all an advantage of getting on the same page prior to coming together as a group.

Level 2 Dates and Accommodations:

If you are planning to stay for both Level 1 And Level 2 (a total of 10 days) you will need to purchase Level 2 and accommodations in addition to Level 1 and accommodations.


 

Chromatic Yoga Training: Level 2

This 5 Day Level 2 training is designed for Chromatic Level 1 Graduates looking to further refine and expand their skillsets as yogi and teacher. This training will build upon the skills learned in level 1: anatomy, sequencing, verbal delivery, teaching with the elements, adjustments, and advancing personal practice. Level 2 students will be given more practice teaching opportunities to develop this skills. In addition this training will focus on helping you as a teacher develop to skills for your students to make break throughs in their practice. We will learn to weave the elements throughout all aspects of our teaching in order to make a deeper positive impact on our students practices and lives off the mat.

In the Level One Teacher Training You will Learn The Following:

  1. Chromatic Anatomy – Practice weaving “Fundamental” and “Balancing Actions” throughout a series of postures
  2. Co-Develop Sequences with fellow Chromatic Yogis emphasizing “Peak Actions”
  3. The Elements of Voice Part II: Practice intentional delivery for different parts of a class.
  4. Adjustment: Using the elements to deliver empowering and transformative adjustments.
  5. Advancing Your Personal Practice: Going beyond the basics and into more challenging postures though use of “Funamental Actions” and “Balancing Actions” to assist in either Facilitated Stretching or Reciprocal Inhibition.
  6. Injury Rehabilitation: We will pick out specific injuries to study together as a group and develop rehabilitation plans.
  7. Theming: How to use the elements as a basis for theming a class/workshop/training
  8. Building your personal brand or business within the Chromatic Yoga Community

Logistics

2018 Level 1 Dates: August 11-15

Arrival Date: any time after 4pm on August 10th – Departure Date: August 15 after 6pm

Note: If you are flying in please pick a late departure on the 10th or one on the 11th)

Training Fee: For the Training Itself – excluding rooming

  1. Early Bird – Before March 15: $595
  2. Normal Price: $695

Accommodations Options and Pricing:

Limited Space, First come first serve. You will have the choice at check out as to whether or not you would like to be assigned a room. Room locations will either be at my home in Goshen CT, or at my manager Sara’s home in Bantam CT.

  1. Private Room w/Bed $375
  2. Cash Discount: Private Room w/Bed $300 (pay in person)

Air BNB Option:

If you prefer you may simply choose just to pay for the training and find your own accommodations via Air B&B or a local bed and breakfast or hotel.

Connecticut Locations for your research: Goshen, Cornwall, Bantam, Litchfield, Torrington, Morris.

Discount Options:

  1. Partner Perk: If you come with a friend or partner and plan to share a room your room costs will be discounted upon request only
  2. Economic Choice: If you want to save money by sleeping in a room with an air mattress or pull out couch you will receive a discount upon request.
  3. Camping: If you are a pro camper and want to be in the wilderness you will have the option to set up on the farm for a discounted price upon request.

PRE-TRAINING:

There will be a 6-8 week Pre Training consisting of educational videos that I will send weekly via email. Each student will be expected to watch these videos and participate in short worksheets to build our collective knowledge. This gives us all an advantage of getting on the same page prior to coming together as a group.

Level 2 Teachers who are Yoga Alliance 500ERYT and have completed a mentorship with Matt Giordano will have the opportunity to create 5 Day immersions with Matt under the Chromatic School of Yoga.


 

The Elements of Mastery · Part I

3 Days Yoga Immersion
Part 1 is For Yogis and Yoga Teachers looking to truly master body awareness through the practice of Asana
Teacher: Matt Giordano – “TheYogiMatt”
Where: GERMANY - Inside Yoga Frankfurt

When: 19.05.-21.05.2018 von 10:00 – 18:00 Uhr

Price: 375€

Why: For those that have been developing a steady yoga practice but are really searching to dive into the next layer and develop a true sense of mastery, this is the training for you. This Immersion uses the Elements (Earth,Water, Fire, Air, and Space) as a basis for self awareness and deeper knowledge of both body and mind. The Elements of Mastery will take you step by step through the body and provide you with the skills to truly understand your own body both the energetically and practically. Trainees will learn to feel their anatomy through “Muscle Actions” and observe what Matt calls “joint relationships” to gain a total understanding from mind to body. In addition to Asana practice there will be postural clinics, body reading, visual demonstration break downs, partner exercises and specific hands on adjustments to develop a stronger kinesthetic connection to precise muscle actions and structural alignments. If you are wanting to take your Asana practice to a new level of mastery, feel better in your body, and attain the skills to help others feel good in their body than this immersion is perfect for you.

For the full detailed description and day to day breakdown Click Here

 


 

200 Hour TT – Fall 2017 – Bermuda

For the student looking to dive deeper into their practice, Lucky Elephant’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is the powerful next step. Whether you are yearning to teach, or simply to delve into greater self-awareness of your mind and body, this training will serve you. This 200hr YTT goes above and beyond.

Graduates of this program will develop:

  • Expert techniques to advance your asana practice
  • Extensive insight on how to craft vinyasa sequences with purpose
  • Artful hands-on adjustments
  • Knowledge of human anatomy that you can apply to your practice and teaching
  • Understanding of traditional yoga philosophy
  • Skills for injury prevention
  • Powerful communication and verbal teaching skills

Internationally renowned yoga teachers Kat Fowler and Matt Giordano will lead the 2017-2018 Lucky Elephant 200hr YTT.

Matt Giordano began his teaching career out of his mother’s basement with the simple intention to help his friends. Within weeks, six people multiplied into thirty, and one class a week became five. Feeling now that this was his calling, Giordano fell in love with teaching, moved to Manhattan and began honing his craft as a student and teacher. Focusing his study and teaching on body awareness instead of poses, Giordano developed techniques to help any level student rapidly develop mastery within their practice. He now travels internationally sharing what he calls Chromatic Yoga. Learn more about Matt at www.theyogimatt.com.

Kat Fowler was raised with an upbringing of eastern spirituality and yoga, and has completed over 1000 hours of training in traditional yoga philosophy, physiology & anatomy, as well as eastern energetic healing modalities. Kat’s teachings creatively and intelligently weave her love and knowledge of the energetic side of the practice with the physical, in an accessible way to students of all levels. Learn more about Kat’s background at www.katfowleryoga.com.

Together, Kat and Matt will impart their expertise and share their secrets, so that you will be confident, empowered and prepared to share your skills in service to others. If you are ready to uncover your fullest potential, get ready to dive in with us in the fall of 2017!

Click Here for Location and Registration

Curriculum: 

  • Traditional Yoga Philosophy & History
  • Learn the origin, roots and heart of the practice that has become incredibly powerful for so many yogis around the world.
  • Traditional Yoga Philosophy & History
  • Skillful Techniques To Advance Your Asana Practice
  • Asana Posture Clinics
  • Surya Namaskars 
  • Intelligent Vinyasa Sequencing
  • Artful Hands-on Adjustments
  • Injury Prevention
  • Cultivating Your Voice: Powerful Communication and Verbal Teaching Skills
  • Teaching Privates
  • The Business of Yoga 

Dates

  • Module 1: November 23-26, 2017
  • Module 2: November 30-December 3, 2017
  • Module 3: February 22-25, 2018
  • Module 4: March 1-4, 2018
  • Module 5: May 31-June 3, 2018
  • Module 6: June 7-10, 2018
 REGISTRATION: http://luckyelephantyoga.com/teacher-training/
  • Earlybird Price Until October 12, 2017: $2,700 (10% off)
  • Regular Price After October 12, 2017: $3,000
  • Pay in 4 installments of $900 each (due October 1, 2017; December 1, 2017; February 1, 2018; and April 1, 2018): $3,600 total

300hr Teacher Training

underline2This section is for those students that are

  1. Wanting a deeper experience in their practice
  2. Already 200hr Certified and want Continued Education credits with Yoga Alliance
  3. Already 200hr Certified and want to expand their skill set to deliver more effectively to their students.
  4. Already 200hr Certified students that would like to participate in a 300hr training in order to be 500RYT with Yoga Alliance (your current 200hr plus this 300hr will certify you for 500hrs)
  5. Students that want to teach that do not care to be affiliated with Yoga Alliance (If you are not 200hr certified with YA, you cannot receive a 300hr certificate. If you don't care about certification and just want to learn, you may participate)
  6. 500hr Certified Students looking to gain masterful skills in both their body, and in their ability to transmit their wisdom to their students in a clear and effective way.
Requirements for Continued Education
  1. Attending any of my workshops, retreats, trainings will give you CE contact hours.
  2. Practicing Along with my Audio Recordings, and Videos, or reading my Educational Blogs

Note: You are responsible for keeping track, and asking for certificate or signature, IF required


300hr Teacher Training Requirements

  1. Mentorship Mastery Program: 3 Months of Mentorship with Matt Giordano. This can be done at any time through out your 300hrs and can be extended for more personal approach to learning to either 6,9 or 12 months. The recommended start time at the start of your teacher training.
  2. Immersion: 1 Immersion is Required to gain your 300hr certificate. Most immersions are held in the form of a Retreat. 2 immersions are recommended for those looking to advance their practice, and for those that want to get the training done in less time.
  3. Teacher Training: 1 TeacherTraining is Required. There are multiple options for 5 day teacher trainings but each one will include many of the requirements needed to become certified. It is recommended that you do 2 Teacher Trainings so that you have an opportunity to advance upon what you gained from the first. Every training will include refinement of practice teaching which is very important in the final certification process.
  4. Workshops/Intensives: A Minimum of 30hrs (or more) is required of taking workshops with Matt Giordano. These can be done at your convenience.
  5. Assisting/Observing: A minimum of 10hrs of each is required. Observing can take place after 150hours has been completed. Assisting will be the last portion of your training, you will be required to have taken your Teacher Training, Immersion, and Mentorship prior to this opportunity.
  6. Audio/Video Workshops: Yoga Alliance Allows up to 30 non-contact hours, which can include practicing along with any of Matt Giordano's videos, or audio workshops.
  7. Hours Sheet: Each Student is responsible for keeping track of which trainings and workshops they have taken, preferably in a google doc that is shared with theyogimatt@gmail.com
  8. Video Submission: At the End of your 300hrs you will be required to submit a video recording of your class.

Note: These Requirements are subject to change in accordance to YA standards.