HIPS: ROCK & UNLOCK EM

HIPS: ROCK & UNLOCK EM

Hips: Rock and Unlock 'Em

Technique, Strength and Length
Finding the freedom in your hips that you deserve starts now

The 3 Pillars of Hip Opening

T.S.L.

 

There are 3 pillars of all Hip Openers that are important to understand. Technique, refers to the way in which we go about any given task, in this case hip opening. There are many methods to gaining flexibility in the body, but the one that I find is most effective and long lasting is called facilitated stretching, which simply means activating the muscles you are stretching. Employing this technique, this workshop focuses on helping you develop a deep understanding of what the muscles of your hips feel like when activated. I give precise cues to help you engage target muscles in simple postures so that you develop a strong sense of body awareness. The last part of this workshop will help you develop length in the muscles that you learned to engage and strengthen in the first part of the workshop.

Technique

Facilitated Stretching: Active engagement (muscle contraction) of the muscles being stretched results in a deep relaxation of the target muscle upon releasing that engagement. This results in greater range of motion. My suggestion is to work on activating these muscles when you are in less of a stretch, learning what it feels like to engage them, and then when it comes time for deeper stretches be more subtle with the engagement of the muscles. In this workshop I take you through strong engagements in standing postures to develop your body awareness, but as the workshop goes along and your awareness grows, simply soften your effort to about 15% engagement of the targeted muscle group.

Strength

Strength requires effort, and for those of us that come to the yoga practice to relax, it can often be challenging to drum up the energy inside to engage our muscles. It is important to realize that our deepest relaxation happens when we have spent all of our energy, and are left with the nothingness that feels like pure bliss after a hard practice. While this workshop focuses on very simple postures, it does require focus of the mind and strength of the body. Stay with the practice, keep your focus, feel your body, and you will receive the powerful results in the end.

Length

By using the technique of facilitated stretching you will notice that there are significant benefits when it comes to increased flexibility. Not only does facilitated stretching support greater flexibility, but the awareness of how to engage the muscles of the hips helps adjust the alignment of your bones in order to target each muscle in your hips individually. This is highly beneficial in that through your increased body awareness and strength which allows you to shift your bones you will be able to intentionally shift a posture to stretch what is specifically tighter in your body, and stop over stretching what is already flexible. This approach provides a great ability to find harmony in the body.

The Body is a Gift

One of the highest levels of asana practice is body awareness – being aware of the physical body is a practice of gratitude for this incredible gift we have been given to experience life with.

Enjoy your practice…

Helpful Videos

Pigeon Without Knee Pain

Pigeon Pose often creates pain in the front knee joint for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is that it stretches the gluteus Maximus with attaches to the I.T band which attaches to the tibia or shin bone. This means that when you stretch your buttocks it pulls on the shin bone which may cause pain or strain near the knee for some people. Another reason for knee pain in pigeon pose is the pressure  and possible compression on the inner knee when folding forward. In this video I go through a step by step approach to minimize the potential for knee pain in pigeon posture.

The Yoga Butt

Avoid over stretching the hamstring attachments near the sit bones by actively pressing them down toward the earth in forward folds. This action is confusing in that we want to keep the pelvis folded forward (anterior tilt) but activate the hamstrings as if we are trying to posterior tilt.

A Different Approach

 

 

This approach is completely different than the approach I offer in pigeon without knee pain, and the hips rock and unlock ’em video. At the risk of creating some confusion I want to present to you another version of pigeon pose that focuses on internal rotation of the upper femur bone rather that external rotation close to the knee. For some people this creates a deeper hip stretch and supports less compression in the knee. I  enjoy both variations depending on what I am trying to target in my body.

 

The Feet and Ankles

 

 

In the Hips workshop I go over everting the ankle joint. Many people find this action reveals that the outer shin muscles (fibularis muscles) are weak. This video offers exercises to strengthen these muscles along with several other muscles of the lower leg and ankle.

I want to acknowledge how amazing it is that you have taken the time to support the growth of your body awareness. It is one thing to want health and freedom, but another thing to take the actions to move toward it. My suggestion is to repeat this workshop weekly as you will continue to extract more and more information and will be better able to integrate it into your body over time. Also bring the activations into your daily yoga practice so that you are developing technique, strength, and length every time you step on to the mat.

-Matt

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Handstand Part 2: Balance

Handstand Part 2: Balance

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Part 2: BALANCE

The 3 Actions

Lean, REsist, Push.

 

There are 3 primary actions to balance a Handstand: Lean, Resist, Push. These 3 are all you need to balance a handstand, then all thats left is refining your alignment. There is a 4th (Squeeze) that you will hear me talk about later in this training that will make the process of getting into the handstand easier. L.R.P. are the heart of this training, and every exercise works on one, two or all three of them. Lets get you familiar with each.

LEAN

The main action to balance a handstand is learning how to lean your body weight whilst upside down and on your hands. You are a professional at doing this on your feet which is why you can stand. In this training you will focus on learning how to lean toward the place of balance – your fingers “the breaks”.

RESIST

In Handstand Training Part 1: Strength and Technique you practiced multiple exercises to strengthen “The Breaks”, also known as the flexors of your wrist and fingers. These gripping muslces are what stop you from leaning too far, and hold you in the place of balance when on your hands.

PUSH

Aligning the body upside down requires your push strength. The push muslces are the Serratus Anterior and the Upper Trapezius, which tend to be weak, causing a heavy, arched handstand. This training strengthens these, getting you out of a banana back and into a straight and efficient handstand.

Welcome

Welcome to your Handstand Training for Balance!

The Following video will help you to understand the why behind Lean, Resist Push. Watch it several times, and periodically throughout your training. After practicing and integrating the techniques, watching this again will give you a greater understanding of the concepts and the concepts will further inspire your practice.

Part 1: WARM UP

Thank you for Pre-Ordering, your Handstand Training is Coming Soon, you will be notified by email when you can get started!

WARM-UP

This warm up video is designed to be practiced prior to working on any of the videos in this training. It will warm up your joints and muscles to better prepare your body for Handstand. Over time this video will also support you in building strength. I also suggest picking 1- 2 of the videos from Handstand Part 1 to practice each time in addition to this warm up. This will ensure that you are continuing to build the necessary strength and technique as you embark about your journey to balance. 

HAND PUSH-UPS

This video is the heart of this training. Practicing this often is highly recommended as it will imprint the necessary actions for balancing a handstand into your body and nervous system. Do not underestimate this exercise. You will be eager to skip it because it requires effort, and you may not be able to see the results right away. In my private handstand sessions I do not move on with a student until they have a mastery over this position, because once this is mastered, the rest is relatively easy. Video yourself to be your own best coach.

Part 2: Foundations of Balance

Enjoy your practice, tuning into your body to find greater sense of balance when on your hands.

LEAN & RESIST

Develop the reactionary neuromuscular pattern that whenever your body leans forward your forearm muscles ignite and STOP the lean from happening. This above all else is what will lead you to balancing handstand. Reminder, practicing the video once will not develop a neromuscular pattern – patterns are developed by repetition. Today you begin laying the foundation for the pattern to develop!

1  KICK SWITCHES PART 

TKick Switches Part 1 is all about developing masterful stability and control in the upper body while the lower body moves through space. Do be sure to have a wall behind you when it comes time to do the kick switches. However please make it a point not to touch the wall with your feet – BETTER to undershoot rather than overshoot. Good luck, stay patient, stay determined, and stay safe. lots of love

HOURS MORE OF PRACTICE COMING SOON…

Thank you for Pre-Ordering, more videos from this Handstand Training will be rolled out over the course of the next few weeks. Please be aware that many email notifications end up in spam folders, keep an eye out for Matt@theyogimatt.com

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Handstand Part 1: Strength Training

Handstand Part 1: Strength Training

Handstand Training

Welcome to Your Journey

The 3 Pillars of Handstand

S.A.P

 

There are 3 pillars of all postures in the physical body. Alignment of our bones, strength of our muscles, and the mind/body connection that makes alignment and muscles activation possible. For simplicity, we can call this mind/body connection proprioception, which is knowing where your body is in space and being able to communicate with it. This is more commonly referred to as body awareness. Alignment and Strength can be acquired through exercises and simple repetition, body awareness requires the willingness to understand ourselves on many levels. The important thing is that you are diligent with your practice, but patient with the results.

Strength

Ability to activate muscles for the sake of stability or movement.

Alignment

How we place our bones in relationship to gravity.

Proprioception

Proprioception is the “perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body.”

Welcome

Welcome to your Handstand Training!

This video is intended to support you in strength building and proprioception (body awareness). I suggest watching the videos once through prior to doing the exercises. Next do the exercises along with the video. Body awareness and strength require repetition, so practice frequently. Rest is also important for proper muscle recovery, so allow yourself days off.

Part 1: Wrists and Fingers

THE BREAKS

Developing strength in the fingers and the associated muscles of the forearm is probably the most important aspect of balancing a handstand. First and foremost, putting all your weight in your hands can be challenging for the wrists, so it is incredibly important to develop the appropriate strength to support the integrity of the joint. Secondly, if you have strength and intelligence in the fingers and wrists, handstand is possible!

HAND PUSH-UPS

The muscles of the forearm not only support strength of the fingers, but also the wrist joint itself. This exercise can be incredibly eye opening. Take it slow and easy at first, as it is easy to strain the wrist. Doing a little bit more each time and practicing often is the key to building strong and healthy wrists.

“CREDIT CARD”

To further develop our proprioception we utilize the same action and muscle engagements as we do in Hand Push-ups while in downward dog. Downward dog is a beneficial position because the alignment from the wrists to the hips is just like handstand. This exercise tends to be harder for most people, but in actuality it requires less strength. This is the perfect way to start building proprioception of the wrists.

Part 2: The Elbow Joint

DOWN DOG PUSH-UPS

Developing strength in the fingers and associated muscles of the forearm is probably the most important aspect of balancing a handstand. First and foremost, putting all your weight in your hands can be challenging for the wrists, so it is incredibly important to develop the appropriate strength to support the integrity of the joint. Secondly, if you have strength and intelligence in the fingers and wrists, handstand is possible!

Part 3: The Shoulders

HOLY COW

One of the most challenging strengtheners for the external rotators of your shoulders. This exercise helps you with maintaining muscle integrity (stability) while going into the range of motion that handstand requires.

RANGE OF MOTION

One of the challenges many people face with Handstand is having the range of motion in the shoulders that allows for the arms to be vertical in line with the rib cage. Be sure to start with a wide grip – DO NOT push flexibility, it is the fastest way to injury. Take your time developing range of motion with this exercise, be kind to yourself!

EXTERNAL ROTATORS

To further develop stretching in the rotator cuff, we can use a strap in the same way physical therapists use a resistance band to help rehab a rotator cuff tear. Pay very close attention to the alignment in this exercise as its easy to use different muscle groups and not target the external rotators of the shoulders.

SCAPULA ELEVATION

Avoid shoulder impingement in handstand while simultaneously improving your shoulder/torso alignment with this incredibly important drill. In the world of acrobatics, training shoulder elevation is a lifetime journey. In the yoga world, it is shunned upon which is also the cause for shoulder impingement. When your arms raise up over head, naturally your shoulder blades lift – THIS IS IMPORTANT!

Part 4: The Core Connection

BELLY TO THE EARTH

When it comes to alignment of Handstand, Belly to The Earth is the hands down the most effective drill. The ground is already in one straight line, so using this as a reference for straight is perfect.

L POSE ON BACK

Perhaps the easiest handstand to hold is with L-shaped legs, because with one leg up you can maintain alignment of a straight handstand on one side of the body, and with one leg down your center of gravity is lower to the earth making balance easier. Before trying L pose on hands L-pose on back is not only a great preparation for body awareness, it also teaches you to engage the appropriate abdominal muscles to maintain alignment of the spine.

CORE SPHINX

Developing awareness of straight spine in handstand requires the understanding of an arched spine, and the core strength to move away from an arched position and toward straight. In acrobatic terms “hollow body” is a flexed (rounded) spine, and tucked tale bone. Hollow body is the medicine for an over arched back. Core Sphinx teaches how to go from arch to hollow while on the ground.

Part 5: Integration

PROTRACTION ACTION

This exercise helps to develop the strength of the Seratus Anterior muscles which protract (separate) the shoulder blades, and support upward rotation of the scapula when the arms go over head. Strengthening these muscles not only helps to stabilize the shoulder girdle in handstand, it also helps the transitions to get into handstand.

DOWN DOG INTEGRATION

I highly recommend watching this video several times, trying the actions, and then finding a partner to help coach you. If you do not have a friend near by that can support you, then it is recommended to film yourself doing these actions, then visually refer back to this video to see your progress.

Thank You

Thank you so much for participating in this handstand training. I know you are asking the question “what is next for me?”. Balancing a handstand is obviously what you are wanting to do, and you are probably wondering how you can practice that. While I am working to bring you a part two of this training that will be entirely focused on balance, I highly recommend mastering the skills here. In addition work on balancing crow pose and applying all of the actions in this training, in particular the fingers gripping the ground and rounding the upper back while doing so. I look forward to notifying you when part 2 is released!

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LEARN, INTEGRATE & TEACH

The Methodology of this training is simple. L.I.T. is the systematic approach created by Matt Giordano to help tap in your your highest potential on and off the yoga mat. In this 200 hour online training you will develop and expand your personal yoga practice, and learn how to share that with others. 

Teaching is the inevitable outcome of fully integrated knowledge, and this training will give you just that, the knowledge and structure to properly embody it. Full of inspiration from your own experience you will not only be ready, but excited to share it with the world. 

Learn: What you will learn from this training

  • Alignment, Technique, and Anatomy of the essential Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga postures including standing, one leg balances, seated, supine, inversions, arm balances, twists, heart openers, side bends, hip openers, and more. 
  • Philosophy open minded, and open hearted interpretation of the yoga sutras to guide the mind and body back to the soul. We will be studying from one of the best resources for the modern day yogi, seeking wisdom to live a wholesome, balanced and free life. 
  • Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra will be woven into the training to help you establish a practice of self-inquiry in order to release mental, emotional or energetic patterns that no longer serve you. 

Integrate: Embody, Repeat, Review.

  • Practice: Throughout the course you will be learning, and integrating through embodiment, repetition, and review of each topic within the training 
  • Anatomy will be embodied, rather than intellectualized. You will be given practices that help you feel the sensations of each muscle and joint action while simultaneously hearing the anatomical names. Your brain will more easily remember the name when it is paired with a sensational experience in your body. This is key to integrating knowledge as wisdom. 
  • Philosophy will be discussed then woven into your yoga, meditation and pranayama practices to give it purpose and direct application. This means you won’t just be learning nice ideas, but you will integrate them by putting them into action. 
  • Teaching techniques are implemented from day 1 which will allow for a layered, step by step, repetitive development of skillsets over the course of the training. 
  • Key Points Review: Each section of this training has a “Key Point Reviews” which include questions to help you reflect and fully solidify the information into your body, heart and mind.

Teach: How you will share this with other. 

    • Simplicity: Teaching is simple when you realize all you are doing is verbally communicating what you  already know and have integrated into your practice. We will start the process with short and simple verbal cues like “Inhale Reach your arms up” and “exhale forward fold”. Once you can guide a simple sun salutation than we will move on and learn more transitions like “step your right foot forward, press down, and rise up to high lunge”. Quickly you will feel comfortable leading each section of a yoga class.
    • Sequencing first you will be given a sequence, one segment at a time. Then once you are comfortable leading a the sequence you will learn how to create your own following a simple structure that allows you room for creativity while resting upon a solid foundation that you have already built. You will learn how to intelligently sequence from the understanding of anatomy that you gain through out this training
    • Elements of Voice whether teaching online or in person, the quality of your voice is your greatest tool to communicate. This training introduces the foundations of “Elements of Voice” created by Matt Giordano as a methodology for yoga teachers to access authenticity while providing a profoundly transformative experience for their students. From years of studying music professionally, Matt has taken that influence in combination with his 12+ years of teaching experience and distilled down the essential techniques to make it easy for you to establish the professionalism that would otherwise take a lifetime of teaching experience to attain. 
    • Adjustments will be a part of this training for the purpose of understanding the bio-mechanics of each posture. Self-Adjustments will also be provided which will not only support your own practice but give you a way of providing adjustments in the online yoga context as well as in person where physical touch is not welcomed, or permitted. 
    • Visual Demonstration Learn how to provide 3 forms of visual demonstration to help visual learners understand proper bio-mechanics or to apply a specific technique for a posture or transition. 
    • Posture Analysis first you will learn and integrate postural techniques and bio-mechanics into your yoga practice through postural breakdowns provided by Matt. This includes common misalignments, muscle re-patterning, how to avoid common injuries, and how to transition in and out of the posture efficiently. You will learn exactly how to gain optimal access to each posture. As a result of integrating the knowledge into your practice you will be fully prepared to share the basics of each posture within your teaching. Your eye will develop a keen ability to see potentially dangerous or inefficient alignment, lack of muscle engagement or muscle patterns that might lead to discomfort on or off the mat. 

    3 FORMATS TO CHOOSE FROM

    “2 Month Intensive”, 21 Day Intensive” or “At Your Leisure”

     2 Month Intensive (RECOMMENDED)

    The two month intensive is the most recommended format for this training. It will ensure that you are fully invested without over stressing the amount of time you are spending each day. This will average to be a little more that 3 hours a day. Or you can do it more like a 3 day intensive each week. You will be able to go at your own pace but will get reminders every other day to get on your mat. Finishing by June 30th ensures that you will be eligible to apply for yoga alliance if you wish. 

    21 Day IntensiveThe online course can be completed within 21 days should you choose to invest 8 hours daily as if you were in a teacher training in person. This is the best way to immerse yourself in a training if you want to fully dedicate yourself. You will receive daily emails from Matt keeping you on track to get on your mat, and continue your training. Should you be in pursuit of an official 200 hour certification that a 2-3 extra days will be required – the final certification process will extend past the 21 days, which will be used to prepare your final class to be filmed and submitted for review. There will be a written final at the end of the training which you will be fully prepared for upon completion of all Key Points Reviews through out the training. You will be provided a review sheet to study from. Upon completion of the written final + approval of final teaching video you will be certified to teach yoga under the Matt Giordano School of Yoga. 

    At Your Leisure

    This track will require 1-2 hours a day. You will be put on a 3 month time table to compete your training, though you may choose to go at a slower pace. To keep you regularly on track you will receive reminder emails every 3 days from Matt, to support your journey and get you on your mat. You will have until January 1st 2021 to complete your 200 hour training. The final certification process will consist of you teaching a class to be filmed and submitted for review. There will be a written final as well at the end of the training which you will be fully prepared for upon completion of all Key Points Reviews through out the training – You will be provided a review sheet to study from. Upon completion of the written final + approval of final teaching video you will be certified to teach yoga under the Matt Giordano School of Yoga. 

     

    • Book: Tantra of The Yoga Sutras by Alan Finger
    • Book: The Key Muscles of Yoga by Dr. Ray Long
    • Props: Yoga Mat, 2 yoga blocks, 1-2 Yoga Blankets if possible. 
    • A Gmail and Facebook Account (can be private or under a different name if privacy is preferred) Assistance will be provided you need help setting these up.
    • Your smart phone with a working camera, or a video camera.
    • A stand for your smart phone or camera 
    • Internet – this training is online so you will need basic internet to view, download and upload materials.

    Common Questions:

    Is this Yoga Alliance Certified?

    If you wish to submit your certificate to yoga alliance you will need to complete this course by September 30th 2020. If you do not wish to be apart of the yoga alliance or don’t know what it is than you may finish at any time. Upon completion you will recieve a 200 hour certificate. 

    Can I take this course if I do not wish to be certified?

    Yes, you may take this in order to deepen your practice and understanding of your body, mind and soul. You will still be expected to learn the teaching skillsets and practice them – this is part of the necessary integration of knowledge and will provide you with the necessary clarity for the evolution of your practice. Should you not wish not to certify you will not be required to submit your final video or take the test.

    Do I need an advanced Practice to take this?

    No you may come in with any experience so long as you come with an open mind to learning. This course will help you to advance your practice but complex postures are not the goal.

    Can I take this course if I am already a teacher?

    Yes as a certified teacher you may find many benefits in refining your understanding of the postures, sequencing, verbal delivery and integration of yoga philosophy into your practice. This will also support you if you are looking to develop a training of your own.

    How is this course delivered, what is the digital format?

    This is delivered in a typical online course style which you would find on websites like “Teachable”, “Udemy”, or “courser”. Each Section (day) consists of Lesson’s. Each Lesson will have videos for you to watch, written accompaniment, and a Key Points Review which is designed as a quiz in the course software. You will also receive a digital manual to accompany your online course.

    Do I have access to all classes on theyogimatt.com?

    During the training select online classes and workshops will be provided for you within the course. You will not have access outside the course but you will be able to view them within the course itself and re-practice them should you choose. If you would like to purchase these products at anytime before the completion of your training (January 1st 2021) you will be provided a discount code upon request.

    Can I connect to other trainees?

    Yes there will be a private facebook group for anyone on taking the online training. Here you may submit questions, share your victories, videos, and connect with other yogis on the path.

    Is there a payment plan options?

    Yes you may choose a 1 time payment, or divide the payments into 3 parts and pay monthly. Should you require an elongated payment plan, this can be arranged. Certificate will be granted once the total tuition is paid.

    Is there a test?

    Should you desire to be certified you will be required to submit a video of you teaching, as well as a written sequence for review. There will be a written (digitally) test which you will have a review sheet to study from prior to taking. The course prepares you appropriately so that passing the test is the inevitable result of your dedication.

    Why do I need a smartphone or camera and a gmail account?

    throughout the training and for the final you will be submitting videos of your practice teaching for review. this will require a phone or video camera. you will need to upload these videos to a youtube channel which you will create by having a gmail account (google). If google does not exist in your country than we will use the equivalent.

    Can I be refunded if I do not like the course?

    No, sorry this is not a trial course, experiment, or marketing gimmick. This is for yogis that are dedicated to the path of learning, self reflection and self growth. It is recommended that you have practiced with Matt either online or in person prior to signing up so you understand the intention behind the course.

    Is this course Refundable?

    Due to the nature and depth of this content which has been refined over the course of 10 years this training is non-refundable in order to protect the intellectual property of the Matt Giordano School of Yoga. Should you have financial issues come up – elongated payment plans will be available. should you have physical issues arrises, elongated course access will be provided on a case by case basis.

    What will I be able to teach?

    Upon completion of the training you will be certified to teach the various forms of Hatha and Vinyasa public and private classes. With further experience you may wish to use your certification to teach workshops, and retreats – we recommend at least 1 year of teaching prior to offering these more intensive experiences.

    Will I learn how to heal injuries?

    Yoga teachers are not certified to diagnose or heal physical injuries. That said you will accumulate appropriate knowledge for injury prevention and management which may promote or support the healing process of basic injuries. Learning to work with students who have injuries will be a part of this course. The posture breakdown videos will include “injury management” and “common muscular patterns” to build your intellectual understanding of the body and build your confidence to work with a wide range of bodies.

     

    • Course Start Date: After sign up you will be free to begin
    • Location: Theyogimatt.com (online course) from the comfort of your home
    • Books: Please order your books as soon as you register. See Required Materials.
    • Yoga Alliance: If you wish to be Yoga Alliance certified you will have until June 30th to complete this training

     

    Payment Plan

    You will have the choice between a 1 time payment or a 3 part payment plan, which divides your payment into 3 parts, and is automatically charged monthly from your credit card. After 3 payments your tuition will be paid in full and no more payments will be charged.

    Certification Upon Completion of Tuition

    You will receive your certification upon your final payment (and completion of all course requirements)

    Elongated Payment Plans

    We want this to be accessible to you. Should you require smaller payments over the course of 6 or 9 months, this can be arranged on a case by case basis. Please inquire. 

    Currency

    The tuition is in USD, and your credit card company will take care of the conversion for you, you do not need to do anything but submit the same way you would on any other website. 

    No Credit Card?

    Paypal is an option for those without credit cards. Other options may be available upon request. 

    Cost

    Please see pricing chart below for current cost

    Can I be refunded if I do not like the course?

    No, sorry this is not a trial course, experiment, or marketing gimmick. This is for yogis that are dedicated to the path of learning, self reflection and self growth. It is recommended that you have practiced with Matt either online or in person prior to signing up so you understand the intention behind the course.

    Is this course Refundable?

    Due to the nature and depth of this content which has been refined over the course of 10 years this training is non-refundable in order to protect the intellectual property of the Matt Giordano School of Yoga. Should you have financial issues come up – elongated payment plans will be available. should you have physical issues arrises, elongated course access will be provided on a case by case basis.

    This Training is Yoga Alliance Certified under the Matt Giordano School of Yoga.

    Due to COVID19 this course will allow you to submit your certificate to yoga alliance so long as you complete the course by September 30th 2020. 

    What is Yoga Alliance?

    In my own words, not theirs, YA is an organization that works to keep quality control of yoga. Mostly they make sure yoga schools like mine have a curriculum that adheres to what they consider to be important. 

     

    Do I need yoga alliance?

    This really depends. If you dont know what it is than you likely don’t need to be a part of it. In the U.S. you may be required by Gyms and Yoga Studios to be with YA. If you plan to purchase liability insurance, you may want to check with insurance companies in your country to see what their requirements are. 

    Is there licencing for yoga?

    No, Yoga is recognized as group fitness around most of the world so there is no official licencing as there is with massage. Each country differs so it would be good to check if our country has any licencing. 

     

    REGISTRATION OPTIONS

    PAYMENT PLAN

    Tuition: $3800

    COVID19 DISCOUNTED TUITION: $2700

    3 Payments of $900 Billed Monthly

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    Tuition: $3800

    COVID19 CURRENT DISCOUNTED TUITION: $2700

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    Chromatic Pre-Training

    Chromatic Pre-Training

    WELCOME!

    Lets get started on the adventure together! Chromatic Yoga is a Global School of Yoga that focuses on community while cultivating highly intentional teaching skills. While there are many styles of yoga that exist within it, Chromatic Yoga it self is style-less in order to be inclusive and condusive to every teachers individual athentic self expression. Rather than focus on fitting you into a box, Chromatic Yoga gives you the tools to build your own strong, powerful box that you can step in and out of at any time based on your intention for serving your students and fellow teachers. 

    In this course you will learn some of the foundational skills of a Chromatic Yoga teacher which include The Elements of Voice and Anatomy. Please get started by

    1. Log in
    2. Clicking “Take This Course”
    3. Click on Lesson 1 to get started, or whichever lesson you last left off. 

     

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