Jennifer Vafakos and Carrie Godesky
As humans we are a part of nature yet in our daily lives we tend to disconnect to the very thing that helps us find balance... The graceful flow of seasonal changes brings about an awareness that helps us weather turmoil and encourage joys in daily life enabling us to live in abundance.
This training acknowledges all the primary required study for a 200hr Yoga Alliance certification while adding a nurturing amount of reflection, connection and support so that the student absorbs and imbibes the rituals of nature and season. It has been the fashion of many 200 hr RYT trainings to shorten the timeline - true knowing is an experiential journey and one that encourages the divine creative power inside all of us. In this training a student will learn all the tenants of yoga found in a variety of lineages as well as the tools of Ayurveda, Pranayama, Mudras, mantras, anatomy, meditation, asana and sacred text of Patanjali’s sutras. We will also begin to understand that we are not divided by nature; we are nature and from the context of Ayurvedic we are composed of the same basic five elements—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—as every material object around us. Students will be given the tools and information, through the lens of teaching a class- what asana (yoga shapes) are correct for our body at what time of year, what foods are essential to nourish our body each season, self care techniques to begin to understand our constitution and looking at unhealthy patterns we see both in ourselves and movements of our students. The ultimate goal is to make small changes that encourage living a life more fully engaged with family, diet, work, as well as beginning to see possibilities and opportunities.
Your body has inherent wisdom and is complete and balanced when in tune with the rhythms of nature… right action, right decisions and peace are found in the consciousness of honoring a way of life that is in harmony with natural change. We invite you to a practice and training in tune with nature. Led by Carrie Godesky and Jennifer Vafakos Inlet Yoga’s Foundational Teacher Training explores nature and seasons, together we will begin a path that will change the way you practice and your life in one short year.