Workshop Schedule

Events and Trainings

Basics and Beyond: Six-Week Series at the Asheville Yoga Center on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:15 PM; Click HERE for more information on how to sign up and dates. This is an on-going series, so please refer to the website for the dates when the next one starts!

 The Art of Teaching Yoga at the Asheville Yoga Center

January 14 - 18, 2019
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome  

Save $100 if you sign up December 3, 2018
$550 with Early Bird Discount!
($650 after December 3, 2018)

$250 Deposit will hold Early Bird discount, or pay in full. Balance due one week before start.

Monday - Thursday 8:00am- 12:00pm | 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am- 12:00pm

In this training we will learn and refine our teaching language, sequencing, and imagination to improve our classes in order to create a theme-based class.

This 5-day workshop will show you how to align your core beliefs with your teaching, giving you the confidence and persistence to plan inspiring yoga classes with your own unique themes. We are often afraid to take ourselves out of our comfort zones and embrace challenges. However, the key to a successful yoga class is learning how to convey inspiring themes that not only uplift the students, but that also allow the teacher to continue to grow. This understanding of how our belief in the outcome of our success directly affects our performance is what educators, teachers, and neurologists are now calling growth mindset.

You will learn how to achieve a growth mindset and apply these principles to your own lives inside and outside the classroom. You will learn many techniques to improve your teaching, such as how verbal cueing directly connects to the overarching theme and the breath. We will explore the power of setting an intention or goal for your own practice, in your classes and in your life. You will leave this training with many examples of how to create a theme-based yoga class, but also with the tools to approach every aspect of your life with a growth mindset.

Curriculum Objectives:
Study your own yoga practice and habitual behavior.

Empower yourself so that you can empower your students.

Explore what is truly important as a yoga teacher to you.

Learn the power of simply setting up a classroom.

Transference and counter transference.

Discover how to keep your teaching simple.

Learn the “So What Mantra” — the mantra of the teacher.

Explore natural breath vs. breath exercises and when is it appropriate to teach which style.

Teach clearly and specifically with confidence and compassion.

Deepen understanding of sequencing and how to do a successful demonstration for students.


Therapeutic Essentials of Yoga Training at the Asheville Yoga Center

May 9-12, 2019
All Levels Welcome
300-hour YA credit

Save $100 if you sign up by March 28, 2019
$350 with Early Bird Special!
($450 after March 28, 2019)

Thursday - Saturday 9:00am – 12:30pm l 2:00 – 5:00pm

Sunday 8:30am – 11:30am

In this training, we explore principle-based therapeutics, meaning that one thing builds on the next. This set of principles or actions in the body will help a number of therapeutic issues that students may have. Every session includes asana, anatomy, body mapping and therapeutic hands-on adjustments. You’ll learn techniques to help students in a classroom setting and in a one-on-one private setting. We look at “inner alignment” or how students align attitudinally, because the outer form always reflects the inner state on some level. You will also learn how to empower your students, – so they can help themselves. Most importantly, together we’ll create a fun learning environment that allows our knowledge and body awareness to flourish.

Learning Objectives:
We will look at how the small injuries of the body connect to the energy body as a whole.
We will increase our understanding of how one set of instructions can help an array of different injuries.
You will learn techniques to help students in a classroom setting and in a one-on-one private setting.
You will learn how to help your students feel empowered, so they are more open to your help and feel they can help themselves.
We will target injuries that we see in a yoga environment such as sciatica, sacral iliac subluxation, low back pain and hamstring tears.
In the shoulder region we will explore injuries such as rotator cuff injury, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.
We will explore some of the most common injuries in the body in which their source cause is located in parts of the body in which most people do not have awareness.

Thursday 9:00am – 12:30pm | 2:00 – 5:00pm
The Ankles, Knees, and Hips
This session covers the basics of foundation and yoga therapy. It’s essential to establish how the ankles, knees and hips relate to each other biomechanically, before applying the principles of yoga therapeutics. We will learn how to stabilize the knees, so the hips can open safely.

Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm
The Hips and Low Back - Psoas Awareness
We begin to gain a clearer insight into low back and hip pain and how to relieve it, by increasing our understanding of the psoas muscle and exploring how it links our upper body to our lower extremities. We review the anatomy of the hips, pelvic region and low back so you can heal the “mother hub” – our hips and low back.

Friday 2:00 – 5:00pm
The Hips and Low Back - A Deeper Look
We will cover questions from the previous session. Then, we look at the basics of the musculature; learn why injury happens and how to avoid it next time on a whole body level.

Saturday 9:00am – 12:30pm
The Shoulders
This session reviews the anatomy of the shoulder and yoga therapeutics of the upper body. We explore issues including rotator cuff, back pain and respiratory concerns.

Joe's Online Classes

Joe has several classes on Yoga International for you to try!  And, he has new classes for you to enjoy on the School of Wholeness and Enlightenment. Eventually, he will be creating a class per week for purchase this site, so you do not have to miss out while you are away from Asheville!

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