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Principle Based Partner Yoga Level One Immersion
Thu, Jun 15, 2017, 3:00 PM – Sun, Jun 18, 2017, 1:00 PM CDT
Principle-Based Partner Yoga Level One Immersion
June 15 - 18, 2017
Taught by Margaret Harstad
Hosted by Cynthia Lapp at Meteek
This course is designed for anyone - Yoga teachers, students and couples desiring a home practice, Body-centered Therapists, and other healing arts professionals - with an interest in exploring Partner Yoga to connect with others through conscious touch and compassionate presence. Principal Based Partner Yoga supports you to deepen both your practice and your authentic presence in relationships.
Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ was developed by Elysabeth Williamson, and is a visionary practice that expands the traditional practice of Yoga into the realm of relationship. Partner Yoga utilizes the forms and principles of individual posture while incorporating the presence of another to deepen the impact of the experience. This particular style of Partner Yoga awakens our human potential through the integration of universal principles such as compassion, trust, balance and creativity. This course will empower you to share Partner yoga with a specifically designed format and/or to creatively incorporate the ideas, skills and techniques into your particular modality.
The purpose of this course is to empower individuals with the skills and confidence needed to share Partner Yoga with others while accelerating their own understanding of Yoga. A comprehensive training manual is provided at the training. This format of Level 1 training has been designed to offer you the heart and soul of the practice in just 25 hours worth of training and 4 days of experimental work.
Level I Topics include:
Understanding and implementing the principles of Partner Yoga
Cultivating clear, compassionate and confident touch
Healthy boundary, intimacy and safety guidelines/ethics
Overview of various approaches to Partner Yoga including: skillful assisting and adjusting, partner Vinyasa, mirrored postures, creative composition of postures, inversions and group practices
Practice postures presented in ‘The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga’ as well as additional postures presented in the training manual
Safely navigating partner inversions and aerial postures
Creating private and public class/workshop formats and themes
Physical/energetic warm-ups including Thai Yoga Bodywork techniques
Partner and group meditations
Partner alignment skills for strength, balance, ease and flexibility
Understanding the dynamics of gravity and traction in partner practices
Physical and subtle anatomy of the pelvis and sacrum
25H Level 1 Principle Based Partner Yoga™ Training
Thursday June 15, 3-6pm
Friday June 16, 9am-5:30pm (lunch break 1-2:30pm)
Saturday June 17, 9am-5:30 (lunch break 1-2:30pm)
Sunday June 18, 9am-1pm
Investment: $450 by May 15, 2017, $495 after
$250 deposit required to register
CEU’s Available for Yoga Teachers
About the Instructor:
Margaret Harstad is the owner, a massage therapist and an educator at Muggymoose Massage and Thai Bodywork, which she has owned for twelve years. She is a constant student of Thai Bodywork, Principle-Based Partner Yoga, Massage, Yoga, Essential Oils and Ayurveda with teachers in the United States and Thailand. Margaret has completed training with Touchstone Healing Arts School of Massage, Principle-Based Partner Yoga’s Elysabeth Williamson, Bob Hadaad of the Thai Healing Alliance, Pichest Boonthumme of Chiang Mai, Ohm Rinraya of Chiang Mai, Tanya Boigenzahn, Kathryn Templeton of the Himalayan Institute, DoTerra Essential Oils, and Yoga North. Prior to the field of massage, Margaret worked as an Elementary Art Teacher, a sailing and climbing guide for the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Naturalist for Hennepin Parks, and owned an Outdoor Food Company creating culinary delights for outdoor travel. She enjoys her work on educating others in keeping their bodies beautiful inside and out, so they can move with grace in this life and beyond, and feels lucky and honored every day she comes to her studio to work with this amazing community. Margaret has lived in Duluth since 2004 with her husband, Hansi, and their son, Tae. They enjoy involvement in the Duluth outdoors, including mountain biking, Nordic and Alpine skiing, running, canoeing, and more. Other joys include cooking, gardening, yoga, running her business, and spending time in nature.
Margaret holds certifications as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 200, a Principle Based Partner Yoga Teacher, a Registered Thai Therapist, a Certified Massage Therapist, an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a Yoga Alliance Certified Education Practitioner. She values the integrity of training and certification. She is registered in all the modalities she practices on clients.