Workshops

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ADVANCED STUDIES COURSE IN YOGA THERAPEUTICS: Learning To Heal

This 3-module therapeutics course is open to teachers and students who are interested in broadening their scope of practice.  The first 6-weekend Module—“Seeing Human Structure”—focuses on symmetry and asymmetry, sensing and feeling, anatomy and pathology.  This program will prepare you to see and understand the body in order to better work with your own, and others’, therapeutic needs.  In a dynamic and nurturing environment, teachers and students will learn alongside and from one another.

If you are interested in signing up for the modules, or any individual workshops, please complete our application here.

REVISED DATES FOR THE FIRST MODULE: Please note that the dates for the first module have been revised based on feedback from interested students. The new schedule is as follows:

PRICING:

Full Weekend–4 session workshop:$265 in advance
Full weekend–5 session workshop:$310 in advance
Full Module–6 weekends Sept–Feb:$1400 in advance
Full Module–6 weekends Sept–Feb with payment plan:$200 non-refundable deposit + 4 payments of $325 = $1500

Please ~ Register in Advance!

For cancellations up to 7 days before the class, we will refund full amount paid less a 20% administration fee. However, no refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of the event.

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Adjustments, Modifications, & Verbal Instructions: Teaching Yoga For Scoliosis
with Deborah Wolk

2019 Dates: 

1/16, 2/14, 3/13, 4/24, 5/15, 6/12, 7/31, 8/7, 9/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11

In 2019, you will be able to save money by pre-paying for multiple sessions! New Prices are:
One Session: $40 teachers, $30 Samamkaya Teaching Assistants, $20 Students
Any 3 months for Teachers/Assistants/Students:  $105/80/54

Any 6 months for Teachers/Assistants/Students $180/150/100
Any 12 months for Teachers/Assistants/Students  $300/275/170

Students with scoliosis have very specific needs with the nervous system, proprioceptive system and with pain patterns.  One must avoid muddled information.  Using prop set-ups, hand on adjustments and verbal instructions, Deborah Wolk will guide you in how to better teach your students with scoliosis.

This class is appropriate for all yoga teachers and for students with scoliosis. Teachers of other modalities (Pilates, personal training, etc.) may attend as teachers with Deborah’s permission. This class is not recommended for brand new beginners to yoga.

Please ~ Register in Advance!

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“Ways Of Seeing” with Deborah Wolk

January 26 & 27, 2019 • Saturday 9am–12pm & 2-6pm / Sunday 9am-12:15pm & 1:45–3:30pm
$265 In Advance

This workshop is part of the Advanced Studies program. The first step in working with another person is to observe and see the body.  Received, rather than acted upon, observation and vision are skills not always taught to teachers.  Yet without these skills one can not truly help an injured student or anyone with therapeutic needs.

In this workshop we will approach the questions:  what is seeing?  What senses are involved?  Which is more powerful:  vision or touch?  From what standpoint can one truly observe a body?

To find the key to problem solving and subsequently healing you will learn what to look for as you observe your student  as well as how to use touch.  These skills will allow you to use light and dark, the draping of clothing, a sense of heaviness and lightness, the space around you, and more, to see the student and to use your hands to feel asymmetry of bone, muscle, skin, and to clearly distinguish what it is you are sensing as well as communicate that to your student with your hands.

Deborah will guide you to a tangible place where you too can develop a “good eye”.

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Yoga For Menopause and Beyond: The Changes Of Midlife And Bone Health with Bobby Clennell

 

Saturday Feb 2 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm
Sunday Feb 3 9am-12pm
Full Weekend $160 in Advance | $180 Drop In
2 Sessions $110 in Advance | $120 Drop In
1 Session $60 in Advance | $65 Drop In

Bobby Clennell presents a workshop devoted entirely to women approaching or going through menopause. Just as physical and psychological disturbances occur when menstruation begins, you have to face them again when it comes to an end. We will learn to navigate through this transition with practices that calm the nerves and bring emotional balance, enhance the functioning of the endocrine system, and boost the immune system. We will also explore the challenges and rewards of the post-menopausal phase and practice the poses that boost the health of our bones.

Bobby Clennell  has been teaching Iyengar Yoga for over forty years. She is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and teaches workshops throughout the United States and around the world.
Bobby began practicing yoga in London in the early 1970s while working as a costume designer and animator. In 1976, Bobby (along with husband, Lindsey, and sons, Miles and Jake) made her first trip to study with B. K. S. Iyengar in Pune, India. She has returned every two years to continue her study. She earned an Iyengar Yoga teaching certificate in 1977.
In the 1980s, Bobby’s interest in women’s issues was sparked by her studies with Mr. Iyengar’s daughter, Geeta Iyengar. While Mr. Iyengar was teaching the main class, the women who were menstruating were sent to the back of the room to work more quietly with Geeta. This experience awakened Bobby to the need for a woman’s yoga practice.
She is the creator of a short film, entitled Yantra, based on the movements of B. K. S. Iyengar during his own asana practice. Bobby Clennell lives in New York City.

Please ~ Register In Advance!

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“Asana & Pathology” with Eve Holbrook and Laura Staton

February 23 & 24, 2019 • Saturday 9am–12pm & 2-6pm / Sunday 9am-12:15pm & 1:45–3:30pm
$265 In Advance

Part 2: Asana & Pathology & Conditions of the Axial Skeleton

This workshop will explain and explore yoga therapy options for multiple musculoskeletal conditions of the axial skeleton. Common conditions we see as teachers include Disc Herniations and Bulges, Sciatica, Stenosis, Radiculopathy, Spondylolisthesis and Kyphosis and Lordosis. The weekend will explain the anatomy of the conditions, discuss the movement indications and contraindications of each condition and explore yoga asanas suitable for safe practice. Students will leave with a comprehensive understanding and asana recommendations for how to approach each condition.

Saturday AM:
Disc herniations and bulges: Disc herniations and bulges differ in severity but share overlapping pathologies. We will discuss the anatomy of the spine and nerves and students will learn and practice yoga appropriate for vulnerable discs.

Saturday PM and Sunday AM:
The pathologies and symptoms of Sciatica, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis will be discussed and students will learn how to work with each condition.

Sunday PM:
Kyphosis and Lordosis are exaggerations of our natural spinal curves yet cause postural misalignment and often chronic back and neck pain. We will discus yoga strategies and asanas to lengthen and strengthen specific muscles affected by these postural issues.

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WORKSHOP PRE-REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

It is strongly recommended that you pre-register for workshops. If you pre-register for a workshop, you must cancel either 1 week or 48 hours in advance (depending on the workshop), in order to be refunded for that workshop less a 20% administrative fee. Cancellation deadlines can be found below the workshop descriptions above.

Please cancel via email (info@samamkayabackcare.com) or call 646.964.5772. Even if we receive the message later, we will go by the time stamp and refund your money if appropriate. If you are ill or there is an immediate family medical emergency, we will of course waive the fee. However, please email us as early as possible, and before the workshop begins, to waive the fee or arrange a credit.dots2

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