Align & Refine is one big laboratory where students are given numerous opportunities to play around, appreciate, revel in, and eventually, hopefully, better understand their bodies and themselves.
100 HR ARM BALANCE INTENSIVE
In this learning course series, you will learn component parts of arm balances, understand muscular efforts, and explore body movement. You will learn how to utilize different postures to move towards the arm balance pose. You’ll be able to develop a better understanding of arm balances and how to adjust, adapt and shift your yoga practice for your own body and later on for others.
The course heavily focuses on the mechanics and dynamic of Chaturanga Dandasana (the foundation pose for the arm balances that will be learned) – exploring the muscles that need to be awakened and how they work together to create a solid foundation.
The ARM BALANCE course is a 100-HOUR learning course with lead teacher Marc Macadaeg.
Each Learning Course will be divided into a 10-week program which includes:
Philosophy & Journaling
At the end of each course, trainees who have attended 70 hours will receive a certificate of attendance. Trainees who have completed the full 100 hours will receive a certificate of completion. Registered yoga teachers will be able to credit the learning course into their 500-hour advanced teacher training certification.
Why take Align and Refine?
INDIVIDUALIZE YOUR PRACTICE
There is a huge need to individualize the practice of asana even within a public class setting, and Align & Refine addresses this need by equipping practitioners with the tools and skills necessary for them to make better decisions about what they need to do for themselves and their continued wellbeing on the mat.
LEARN TO PRACTICE SAFELY, WITH INTELLIGENCE AND TECHNIQUE
The work starts out simply enough with re-learning how bodily movement is generated by muscular actions in different ways and how muscular work can be tweaked to achieve vastly different effects. With intelligent coaching and smart sequences, one is taught to be mindful about moving into poses, so that even as you progress into the more challenging asanas, safety is key.
DISCOVER, EXPLORE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE FOR YOUR BODY
Through consistent practice over an extended period of time, students receive a more realistic understanding of what is physically possible within their own bodies in asana, as well as become more comfortable with respecting the limitations of what their bodies can do on any given day of practice. they also begin to identify what they need to do in order to cultivate and preserve the integrity of whatever it is that they are working on on and off of their mats.
PRACTICE HONESTLY AND AUTHENTICALLY
Props are used as a means to contextualise, to quantify and qualify what we are really doing when we move through practice. The use of props does not make the work of asana any easier but rather, it’s used as a tool to awaken and to tap into parts of the body that are either sleepy or sometimes even completely obstructed from view.
EXPAND YOUR AWARENESS
Align & Refine gives students access and insight into different parts of their physical and mental conditions so that they become more aware of, better able to utilize their strengths, recognize and attend to their weaknesses. You grow to understand the complex architecture of your body and how it responds when you activate certain muscles in order to access a specific set of poses. The course sets you up for the most challenging poses so that you find yourself open and ready for them. Surprisingly, these poses aren’t necessarily the end goals, in and of themselves. The journey towards preparing your body so intelligently is the reward itself.
|Full Program Intro Rate||Php 50000|
|One Day Drop-In||Php 7000|
|One Day Annual Member Drop-In||Php 5600|
|Full Program||Php 65000|
|Full Program Annual Member||Php 55000|
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|Brixton Studio||August 12 to October 14||Every Saturday from 9am to 5pm|
*To complete the 100 hours, trainees must attend two of Marc’s classes within the week. Please see the studio schedule.
Marc is the Head of Faculty at Urban Ashram Yoga. He has over 1000 hours of teacher training certifications from recognized yoga schools like YogaWorks and SmartFlow Yoga, and has studied under the founders of the schools, Maty Ezraty (YogaWorks) and Annie Carpenter (SmartFlow Yoga).
Marc developed the Align & Refine class format in Urban Ashram Yoga to address the need for a more individualized and intuitive kind of practice for mixed level classes.