ALL DATES listed below for 300 Hour Embodied Anatomy & Somatic Yoga Teacher Training must be attended to receive certification.
Jan 20-22, 2017 FEA Part 1 - Support & Container: Skeletal System
Feb 25-26, 2017 Somatic lab work & teaching practicum
April 21-23, 2017 FEA Part 2 - Support & Container: Skeletal System
August 4-6, 2017 FEA Part 1 - Contents & Container : Organs & Fascia
Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017 Somatic lab work & teaching practicum
Nov 10-12, 2017 FEA Part 2 - Contents & Container : Organs & Fascia
Jan 5-7, 2018 FEA Part 1 - Homeostasis : Endocrine, Nervous & Immune
Feb 24-25, 2018 Somatic lab work & teaching practicum
April 20-22, 2018 FEA Part 2 - Homeostasis : Endocrine, Nervous & Immune
August 3-5, 2018 FEA Part 1 - Process : Cells, Breath, Embryology
Sept 29-30, 2018 Somatic lab work & teaching practicum
Nov 9-11, 2018 FEA Part 2 - Process : Cells, Breath, Embryology
Jan 4-6, 2019 FEA Part 1 - Movement : Fluids, Muscles
Feb 23-24, 2019 Somatic lab work & teaching practicum
April 26-28, 2019 FEA Part 2 - Movement : Fluids, Muscles
May 18-19, 2019 Somatic lab work & teaching practicum
Aug 2-4, 2019 FEA Part 1 - Synthesis: Diaphragms, Breath, Sound
Oct 11-13, 2019 FEA Part 2 - Synthesis: Diaphragms, Breath, Sound
Nov 9-10, 2019 Somatic lab work & teaching practicum
FEA sessions with Lisa & Amy will be from 9am-4pm.
All Somatic lab work sessions will be from 12pm-5pm.
* Learn to listen, observe and connect with students in a deeply felt embodied way so that you can help your students discover their own movement potential and resources for support.
* Develop your own sense of embodiment and understanding of somatic principles through in class somatization, observations and presentations. These will also allow you to engage with yourself and students from compassion and deep listening.
* Explore the somatic psychology of the chakra system and how to apply embodiment principles to Body-Mind Integration during two weekend immersions with Senior DYC instructor Paula Weithman. In a supportive group environment, Paula will guide a deeply enriching investigation of the chakra system from the perspective of somatic psychotherapy that includes journaling, mirroring, and body reading.
* Experience somatic exercises which will allow students to observe cellular memory patterns and experience being connected to oneself and others in new ways. By witnessing thoughts/feelings together and allowing them to be acknowledged without judgment, students will learn to release the tension of old holding patterns and to relax into a deeper connectivity.
* Teachers are always faced with all sorts of bodies and situations, and to be a skillful teacher we are practicing choice. DYC 300 Hour advanced training strengthens your ability to choose what is applicable in the moment as opposed to aligning the moment with a system, or by prescribing or fixing through a particular technique.
For more info click on the FEA program link: http://www.dallasyogacenter.com/foundations-in-embodied-anatomy
All 200 Hour trained yoga teachers from various backgrounds are welcome on this journey of questioning and discovery. DYC's 300 Hour Somatic Yoga Teacher Training is a space to come for heartfelt exploration, deep inquiry, and exciting ‘aha moments’ grounded in the joys and challenges of daily living. In addition to the EAY weekend modules, students will take 7 separate weekend workshops on somatic yoga led by senior DYC instructors Carla Rudiger Weaver, Jessica O’Keefe and Paula Weithman. Our faculty are highly trained guides that are committed to providing you an in-depth experience, an authentic relationship to teaching and a profound connection to the wisdom and practice of somatic yoga
Students will develop a stronger ability to see with and teach from more depth of understanding and awareness. The experience of creating and articulating the information for a student’s body will deepen your understanding and take you further into the process of your own embodiment. And you will come away with a better more sophisticated and subtler understanding of the body’s natural intelligence along with a greater precision in language and confidence to teach the body’s inherent evolutionary developmental movement patterns.
Taught by the following Senior DYC Instructors:
Carla Rudiger Weaver - 300 Hr. Teacher Training Manager
Carla has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga, therapeutic and creative movement. Her vast knowledge of the human body as an integrated organic whole is drawn from her study of yoga, meditation and Body Mind Centering® as well as her rich background as a professional modern dancer in NYC.
Her teaching style and practice are influenced by Vinyasa style Hatha yoga with alignment based principles. Carla also draws from her dance background coordinating movement and breath to help students approach their yoga practice in a thoughtful and intelligent way. Carla leads special workshops in somatic movement education and training and is an instructor in the DYC's Teacher Training programs.
Jessica O’Keefe E-RYT 500, has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga and movement education. Her understanding of yoga and the human body has been influenced by Body Mind Centering, modern dance, dance therapy, and holistic health.
Jessica assists her students in knowing the joy and wonderment of integrating the mind and body. She encourages an authentic and life-nurturing practice, one that brings greater consciousness to each moment and each movement of the body.
Jessica has taught workshops throughout the United States. She also teaches the 300 Hour Somatic Yoga Teacher Training at the Dallas Yoga Center. Jessica has been training students to become teachers since 2005.
Since the birth of her son in 2008, Jessica has developed a specific line of research focused on the pelvic floor and women’s health.
Her teaching always remains committed to a sense of ease and acceptance.
Jessica is ever grateful for her students and many teachers.
Paula uses a mindfulness based practice to guide students into a place of receptivity that develops sensitivity, intuition and self-acceptance. Paula has a background in counseling, rehab and bodywork. She has been practicing yoga regularly since 1982 and meditates using the Pureland Buddhist tradition. Her yoga background is diverse and she continues to study with senior teachers believing a beginner's mind is a fresh mind.
Paula believes that yoga is a medicine for the body as well as the mind, and she incorporates her background as a yoga therapist and mindfulness based psychotherapist into her private practice.
She has training through the Iyengar tradition, certified at the Intermediate Jr.2 level, and the Scarvelli method through Namaste International, and is registered at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.