Higher quality training for exceptional yoga teachers.
At Golden Lotus, we bring in highly reputable teachers from around the world so that you can learn from the very best… in a ridiculously gorgeous vacation setting nestled in the mountains. (Double win!)
We cap our trainings at 16 participants so that you get more hands-on time and individual attention from our expert trainers. You’re not just a nameless face in a crowd of knowledge-hungry students. You’re a special person with goals and dreams and questions and feelings. If you thrive in a more intimate, personal learning environment, come study with us.
Empower yourself with education. Learn from the best.
Here’s what’s coming up.
Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Deepen your knowledge. Become an exceptional teacher.
Yoga Biomechanics and the Science of Stretching
With Jules Mitchell, MS, CMT, ERYT 500
October 5–7, 2018
$695 + GST
If you’re a body-nerd, science-buff or simply curious about how to create positive tissue change through your asana practice, this course is for you!
Join Jules Mitchell, MS, CMT, ERYT500 for a 3-day intensive that weaves together asana with the basics of biomechanics to take your knowledge and teaching confidence to the next level. The latest in movement research and foundational scientific concepts are discussed in an easy-to-understand, practical way that builds body awareness and will immediately impact the way you teach and practice yoga. A sample of discussion and interactive topics include:
- Differentiate between anatomy and biomechanics
- Improve range of motion without stretching
- Challenge the conventional script for even the most basic poses
- Explore how tendons and similar connective tissues respond and adapt to loads
- Create more clarity and accuracy in alignment cues
- Consider how specific cueing and intentional loading can promote positive tissue change
- Examine the fascinating role of neuroscience in pain and mobility
- Explore how to individualize and enhance poses with creative prop placement
- Play with unique and effective tools such as isometric and resistance stretching
Jules Mitchell, MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, educator and massage therapist. Her unique approach incorporates her extensive study in biomechanics with the modern application of yoga asana to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate loading, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. She leads workshops and continuing education courses worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics. Jules is currently writing her book, Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching, which is expected to become available in 2018 through Handspring Publishing. She is also adjunct faculty at Arizona State University where she serves as the yoga consultant on various research studies. If she’s not teaching workshops at your favorite local studio any time soon, you can access a variety of her programs .
More about Jules at www.julesmitchell.com
Self-Care for Health Caregivers: Preventing Burnout and Empathic Distress Through Yoga
With Shelly Prosko, BSc.PT, PYT, CPI, C-IAYT – Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist, Pilates Instructor
May 4-5, 2019
Early bird $495 + GST
Whether you are suffering from or experiencing the stages of professional burnout or whether you are overly empathetic and feel you are fatiguing and burning out from your continual role as a healthcare provider or other professional who cares for people on a daily basis, this 2 day course in the beautiful mountains is for you.
Shelly is a physical therapist and yoga therapist that is dedicated to educating, inspiring and empowering people to create and sustain overall health and well-being, including those living with pain and recovering from injury AND those who care for them. Shelly has over 21 years of experience in the integration of yoga into healthcare and offers continuing education courses and speaks at medical, wellness and yoga therapy conferences worldwide.
This course is designed to be informative, inspiring and educational as well as offer you tools and direct experience with self-care activities informed by yoga practices and philosophies. Many of the practices and information can be integrated immediately into the clinical setting and into your own home self-practice.
This course is highly sought after and one of Shelly’s most popular and requested courses.
- Define burnout (BO) and empathic distress (ED), particularly as it relates to the health care practitioner.
- Discuss what compassion science is saying surrounding the myth of ‘Compassion Fatigue’
- Outline 2 models of burnout including risk factors, warning signs, stages and characteristics.
- Compare compassion satisfaction vs ‘compassion fatigue’ or empathic distress.
- Discuss the ways in which practicing yoga may help prevent and manage symptoms of BO and ED and help promote longevity and vitality in work-life balance. Includes defining yoga, outlining 8 limbs of yoga, and using a pancha maya kosha approach.
- Discuss how we can continue to provide compassionate and empathetic care for our patients, at the same time reducing risk of BO + ED by using yoga methods and philosophy.
- Briefly discuss how integrating a yoga approach into your current patient treatments may help improve compassion satisfaction and empathy, optimize quality of care for our clients, and help prevent BO + ED.
- Learn a variety of immediate techniques and practical tips to integrate into your daily routine at your workplace and at home. A list of resources is included.
- Participate in experiential yoga practices that include meditation and mindfulness techniques, pranayama (breath practices), asana (physical poses), and other movement integrated with yoga philosophy to address components of self care that can help inspire you on your path to restore balance, vitality, peace, and reconnection to your authentic self and purpose.
Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist and Pilates instructor, is a highly respected pioneer in the area of PhysioYoga Therapy, a combination of Physical Therapy and yoga. Her mission is to educate, inspire and empower people to create health by authentically sharing her knowledge, expertise and experience as she travels extensively offering specialty PhysioYoga Therapy courses, offering online continuing education courses, presenting at medical conferences and yoga therapy symposiums, lecturing at medical college programs, teaching at numerous yoga therapy programs, teaching Life is Now Pain Care Yoga courses, instructing at Blissology yoga teacher trainings, offering individual assessments and treatments, and actively promoting the integration of yoga into our current healthcare system.
Her courses have been well received by health care professionals, yoga therapists, yoga teachers, yoga students and the general population. She is dedicated to bridging the gap between modern healthcare and yoga and believes both approaches offer value and are a perfect blend for effectively addressing health, wellness and rehabilitation.
More about Shelly at www.physioyoga.ca
Trauma Aware Yoga Certification- Practices Approaches for PTSD, Depression & Anxiety
with Erin Byron, MA counselling psychology, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YCEP, Licensed Mental Health Professional
October 26 & 27th , 2019
Early bird $495 + GST
Open to yoga teachers & practitioners, mental health professionals & trauma survivors
Sample learning objectives:
- Elucidation/explanation of PTSD and trauma symptoms
- Keys to remember when experiencing these symptoms or working with people who might be
- Tips to protect students’ safety
- Evidence-based yoga tools and a range of effective practices
- Discover checklist to create yoga for trauma sequence
- Discerning the symptoms of trauma, depression & anxiety
- Relate the ancient wisdom of yoga to the current issue of trauma
- Address the impacts of trauma & abuse on the teacher-student relationshi
- Strategies to avoid common mistakes when working with trauma survivors or living with trauma
- The role of addictions & their effect on yoga practice
- Everyday ways to employ many deep benefits of yoga for trauma/PTSD
- Learn the stages of trauma recovery
- Understand the concept of post-traumatic growth and how to foster it in students and your own life
- Experience how yoga promotes the transformation/transmutation of traumatic energies and experiences
Erin Byron, MA, is a psychotherapist, yoga therapist, author and speaker. Her most recent book, Yoga for the Creative Soul, has been greeted with much acclaim. Erin loves to travel, presenting personal transformation intensives at retreat centres, businesses, and wellness clinics. Themes such as Transforming Feelings, Unleashing Creativity, and Yoga for Mental Health help you use pain to create a better world for yourself and others. Her presentation style integrates yoga, psychotherapy, and expressive arts activities with humour and experiential learning. She has a knack for simplifying deep concepts so you can easily apply them to your everyday life.
More about Erin at www.erinbyron.com
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