Eight Limbs Breakdown

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Jennifer

Often the eight limb system we call Ashtanga Yoga is not understood completely.  The intention and intelligence of the system, the sequencing of the limbs holds powerful wisdom.  The first limb, the Yamas, help us clean up our outer relations, the way we interact with others.  The second limb takes us to personal observances, then we get more refined in our personal clearing and awakening until we are drawn to the seed of our soul and have a direct experience of absorption with our eternal Self.  In the podcast offered here, Jennifer discusses the eight limbs in a way that may bring a deeper  understanding of their power to bring you into union with your divine self.  If you enjoy this podcast, check out GlobalYogaFlow.com where members have access to an ever-expanding library of yoga videos and podcasts designed to serve yogis of all levels, shapes and sizes.  GlobalYogaFlow.com is also developing a teacher tools channel that will eventual offer online-training courses.

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Wisdom Flow Teacher Trainings 2013

Posted on March 8, 2013 by Jennifer

200 hour Program June 2013 ::  500 hour Program  September, November, January

Deepen your understanding of the power of Yoga as a tool for healing and inspiring.  Learn the sacred art of leading students in the weave of inner and outer journey.  Join us this June for Wisdom Flow Yoga 200 hour teacher training on Maui.  Wisdom Flow Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered School for both 200 hour and 500 hour level teacher trainings.  Wisdom Flow Yoga is devoted to offering playful empowering trainings that leave you feeling confident and eager to teach.  Our trainings include therapeutics, philosophy, sequencing, ayurveda, pranayama, meditation, music, business practices and more.  Our trainings have been called the most intelligent, well-organized, empowering and fun-filled teacher training on earth!  Only 15 students per class.

You will enjoy lunch breaks on the beach, study sessions in the pool, buddy system practicum, learn through rhythm, song and poetry.  Take a look at a Sample Session video.  In an environment of relaxed playfulness you will find you are acquiring new knowledge with ease and pleasure.  You will use your voice everyday, learn to speak with clarity, confidence, humor and kindness.  We cover practical therapeutics so you can respond intelligently to the special needs of your students.  To register for our June 200 hour Training, download the registration form.

Core activation is present in every pose; you will learn to teach functional core strength to heal low back pain and take students to a new level.  You will have to tools to serve athletes and pre/post natal moms.  Special guest lecturers include P.T. Christie Newsom, Ayurveda Practitioner Uma Gal, Nutritional Counselor Danielle Ryan and more. Download Registration form.

In addition to our 200-hour program, we offer three 100 hour Advanced Trainings to take current teachers to the 500 hour level.  The 100-hour modules run nine days covering two weekends and the weekdays between.   Watch video of teacher training session.  This makes it easier for you to take time away from your work week.  You do not have to commit to all three modules but you do need to complete all three within a two-year period in oder to receive your advanced certification.

100 hour Adv Training – September  21-29, 2013
100 hour Adv Training – November   9 – 17, 2013
100 hour Adv Training – January      25 – February 2, 2014 – $990 each module

200 hour Teacher Training – June 7 – 21, 2013 – $2500 – early bird (by April 15th) $2200

Wanderlust Yoga Festival – We’re loving it!

Posted on March 2, 2013 by Jennifer

I am here on Oahu with friends and teaching assistants Sarah-sassin and Tish Brook.  I was invited to teach at the festival and was not sure what to expect or how my teaching style would be received.  So far we’ve offered a guided meditation class overlooking the ocean, a beach class where we did handstand against palm trees, and a tantric bliss flow with DJ Drez that shook the house with the vibration of shimmering joy and deep house arousal.   The classes have been full, well-received and we have many new Wisdom Flow Yoga global family members.  We even have a few invitations to future festivals.  It has been a thrill to practice next to Michael Franti and his lovely lady, to listen to Rochelle Ballard (of Blue Crush fame) talk about her pro surfing career, and to hoop dance with Shakti Sunfire.  This is an amazing event creating space for joy, connection and creative expression – its the yoga circus with music festival added!  Tonight we rock out with Michael Franti and friends and tomorrow Kaki King and ALO.  Check out these video of ALO – you can expect their music on the playlists in our Maui classes.

Looking forward to reconnecting with all of you when I return to our beloved island…  Mother  Maui.

Conquer your Pain! – Yoga Playshop

Posted on November 2, 2012 by Jennifer

Playfully explore methods for moving your body back into its natural alignment to alleviate nerve impingement, disc compression, and other symptoms of “practiced misalignment”.  No need for yoga props or fancy movement.  With a simple beach towel and household furniture you can create a 20-minute chill-out routine that – if practiced daily – will ease if not eliminate your pain.  Your body’s design is brilliant.  But even a porsche can be poorly driven!  It is our unconscious habits that push our bodies out of alignment and into pain.  Learn to tune yours up, every night so you can cruise and enjoy a pain-free life.

Saturday November 3rd.  11 AM to 1 PM.  Everyone is welcome!  Kama’aina $35 – Visitors $45.  No need to pre-register.  We have plenty of room.

Hotel Wailea is located at 555 Kaukahi Street, Waile, HI 96753 – near Capische!

See you there!

Pranayama Demystified- tap into your natural power

Posted on October 10, 2012 by sara

Tuesday October 16th , 8AM – Noon                                                                                              Join us for the second day of teacher training modules open to the public. Start your morning with a hour of breath centered practice, then relax and explore your own Pranayama as we discuss the anatomy of the breath.

In this module we explore the concept of inner and outer winds; how the breath is the bff of our prana (life force energy) and how moving the breath more freely through us means reclaiming our power as conscious creators of our own life experience. We learn sun/moon breath, fire breath, skull shining, and a cooling breath. We explore more deeply the anatomy of deep breathing and the way it creates a natural wave through the spine, cycling our cerebra-spinal fluid keeping our minds sharp and our senses alive. We take an initial look at bandhas (focal points of energy) and how they relate to the spanda – pulse of energy – through our bodies and the asanas.