Welcome: The Journey Begins

Welcome to the 2017/2018 200hr Lucky Elephant Teacher Training. On behalf of myself and Kat Fowler, we want to send our sincere gratitude for taking the leap into what will be a powerful and transformative journey. Kat and I are have been working hard to craft what is sure to be an amazing experience. We are sure you are super excited to begin this journey, so in the weeks leading up you can expect emails from me providing you with videos, mp3’s and blogs to get inspired and prepared for training. 

To get started I have included my latest video that will give you some insight into how deepening your study of technique and anatomy can take your practice to a whole new level. You will undoubtedly have questions, and you are more than welcome to reach out to by replying directly to this email. The conversation begins now, and we will continue this process throughout the entire training to help you develop your skills as a practitioner and harness your power to share it with others. 

As the weeks go along we will include more exciting ways to prepare you for your practice, but for now, enjoy this video and get ready for more!

Matt, Kat, Alex, & Tali

Practice Teaching

Surya Namaskar A

Sun B - Modified

w/ Warrior 2, reverse warrior

 

Warm Up Sequence with Sun A and B

Modified Sun A

 

Click Here to download or stream "The Elements of Voice"

On some devices you may need to download the Google Drive app first.

The Art Of Adjustments

Sensetivity, Stability, Adjustment

Be sure to always Observe and connect to the student before touching them. Stabilize their body and help them feel safe. You may not need to adjust the student - they may find the freedom simply from your stability. Last is the adjustment and is only meant to support an increased awareness of their body. 

Adjustments Part 1

  1. Down Dog
  2. Warrior 1 and 2
  3. Parsvakonasana
  4. Trikonasana
  5. Ardhachandrasana
  6. Upward Dog
  7. Uttanasana
  8. three Legged Dog
  9. Standing Splits
  10. reverse warrior
  11. lunge

Adjustments Part 2

Adjustments Part 3

Anatomy

The Actions at the Ankles, Knees, and Hips

 

Actions of the shoulders

Hip Extension 

In the yoga world, there are so many opinions on alignment, and what muscles "should" or "should not" be engaged. One of the common questions I get is "Should I engage my buttocks in Wheel pose or bridge pose?" I decided it's time to address this question with a video response to help clarify the anatomy behind the posture. 
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The Buttocks