Strong and Sweet.
Steady and Comfortable.
Effort and Ease.
Sthira and Suhkam.
yoga teacher training Kelowna UBCO 200h
In the 196 verses of the yoga sutras, only one gives any direction regarding the physical aspect of yoga:
Sthira Sukham Asanam.
Sthira means strong and steady.
Sukham means sweet and comfortable.
This simple prescription outlines the guidelines for creating an appropriate practice for any student: finding shapes that are a balance of effort and ease. This looks different in each and every body and shifts from day to day. Finding balance means finding the practices that pull you towards center- if you’ve been working in the body all day this may be a gentle flow or yin practice. If you’ve been in the mind all day, this could be a fast paced vinyasa class to hijack the mind or a restorative practice to calm the nervous system. My goal as a teacher is to fill each student’s yogi toolbox full of tools to balance the body, mind, emotions and spirit, and to get to know when to use each, to best support each step of the journey through life.
Elevate Yoga Okanagan
Yoga Teacher Training Program Goals
1. Deliver the esoteric teachings of yoga as relevant, applicable, down to earth tools we can use in our daily lives.
2. Focus on developing a sustainable, appropriate practice for each individual, with the understanding that this will look different in each body.
3. Cultivate healthy habits of mind, body and spirit through the 8-limb path of yoga.
4. Think critically about yoga practices and understand the "why" behind them.
5. Develop the skills to be a teacher, space holder, role model and leader in your community.
6. Understand the principles of practice to foster a safe environment and protect against injury.
7. Develop awareness of the body and mind, inside and out through meditation and yoga nidra.