50 hours - 5 days
Kate Smith - Founder/Owner, Gaea Yoga Center & Creator of the Gaea Grounded® Class
Maryellen Gibson - Pilates Badass
Wednesday, October 18- Sunday, October 22, 2017
8:30 am-12:30 pm Practice & Lecture
12:30-2 pm BREAK
2-7 pm Practice & Lecture
The Island Club House ~ Sullivans Island, SC
You may pay the $250 training deposit online here. There will be a 3% charge for online credit card transactions. If you would prefer to pay cash or check, please simply drop payments off at the studio or feel free to mail checks to our mailing address.
Gaea Yoga School ~ 730 Coleman Blvd, Suite M ~ Mount Pleasant SC 29464
Please Note: All deposits and payments for this training are non-refundable after September 1, 2017.
About this Training:
Teaching to the Spine & Pelvis. Reading bodies. Detailed cueing based on specific anatomy. Let's explore posture in our modern world, y'all.
In this 50-hour training we will study the anatomy of posture, the core muscles of the body, and individual alignment. Each student is unique. This training will help us discover how can we "read bodies" and cue our students into better posture while still acknowledging the distinct structures of our students.
We will discuss working with back pain, postural and core muscles, anatomy of the back and upper extremity, how we can strengthen and maintain our postural structure, as well as how our posture affects us energetically (chakras, meridians) and mentally (meditation).
The real beauty of the Gaea Grounded® class is that the class focuses on the spine, our central column. is open to all levels - from those embarking on their first experience on a yoga mat to those who have much more practice with yoga asana. This versatility allows teachers to speak to a broader audience in the most productive way possible. Basically, the knowledge gained from this training allows yoga teachers to teach students from the ground up. If we want more people to practice yoga, we need more competent and knowledgeable teachers willing and capable of teaching the newbies.
The Map of the Gaea Grounded® Class
Anatomy of the Torso & Core
Anatomy of the Upper Extremity
Chaturanga & Plank
Postural Alignment in Our Modern World
Organ Health in Regards to Posture
How to Cue Intuitive Alignment
Energetics of Posture
Back Pain and How It Relates to Yoga Today
Teaching Beginners and Experienced Yogis in the Same Class
Books to Consider:
Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman
Your Body, Your Yoga by Bernie Clark
Please note: these books are recommended, not required.
Kate Smith, Lead Trainer/Soul Diver:
Kate is an E-RYT 500 teacher and has completed over 1000 hours of comprehensive yoga training and over 500 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training specifically with foremost yoga anatomist, Paul Grilley. Kate has also been studying with Erich Schiffmann since 2002 and has completed two of his advanced 10-day trainings and numerous weekend trainings with Erich. Kate adds Gil Hedley to her resume, having completed a 3-week intensive human cadaver dissection with Gil in April of 2014. Kate returned to dissect with Gil in June of 2015 - this time with "unfixed" tissues (meaning the corpses had not been embalmed). She also dissected again with Gil in November 2015. In May of 2015, Kate traveled to Greece for an 80-hour Intensive study with Sarah Powers. Most recently, Kate traveled to Rishikesh, India in February 2016 to complete the 100-hour FLY & Bhakti Flow Training with Dana Flynn of NYC's Laughing Lotus. In March 2016, Kate attended a 100-hour Bhakti Veda training with the cosmic Saul David Raye.
Kate has been studying Chinese Medicine for over a decade with Gaea Yoga’s resident acupuncturist and herbalist, Sally Robinson, Founder of White Pine Acupuncture in Asheville, NC. Through Kate's daily study of energy medicine, she has developed a keen interest in the healing capabilities of essential oils and has completed two trainings with Peter Holmes of Snow Lotus Aromatherapy.
To watch Kate teach a Gaea Grounded® class online, please join her on YogaAnytime.com and check out her series titled "Get A Backbone".