Trainings

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!)

Our small, intimate trainings mean 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 & Health Professionals

Deepen your knowledge. Become an exceptional practitioner.

Resistance Stretching – Strengthen to Lengthen

Adding more dimension to your movement, rehab, and mobility skillset

with Jules Mitchell  & Charlie Reid
May 1-3, 2020

10am – 12pm, 2pm – 5pm MST

*ONLINE* (see below for more details)
$595 CAD + GST

 Jules Mitchell & Charlie Reid present this comprehensive 3-day course that focuses on resistance stretching as both a practice and an assessment tool. Resistance stretching is a practice well utilized across disciplines, including yoga teachers, fitness professionals, as well as massage/manual therapists. Where most stretching techniques utilize passive methods, this approach puts the student/client in the driver’s seat, making for a safe and effective hands on approach to mobility and control through a range of motion. Yoga teachers without much hands on adjustments training will develop skills in compassionate touch while learning about resistance, load, and muscle contraction types. Practitioners with high level experience in hands on approaches will be able to apply the concepts in this course to their current protocols, expanding their treatment toolbox. Beyond the stretching techniques, Jules & Charlie will troubleshoot mobility issues as they arise, providing you with insight into their talent for assessment and exercise/pose selection. As a result, you get a comprehensive program that includes the biomechanical and neuromechanical theory behind the system, dozens of stretches, mobility drills, dosage guidelines, and problem solving. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on practical training, enabling you to apply these methods immediately after the course.

 

Details of how we’re going to structure this online:
Morning sessions on Friday and Saturday will be mostly lecture and theory. Be prepared to take notes. In this webinar format, you can choose to be muted the entire time by using the chat function to ask questions and will not have an option to be on video.
 
The remaining sessions will be more involved for you. During this meeting format, you’ll have the options to be heard and to appear on video. On Sunday, you’ll be required to participate in both audio and video formats.
 
Afternoon sessions on Friday and Saturday will be stretching demonstrations with Jules and a partner. If you can have a partner available who is willing to be stretched, that would be great. The partner can be anyone in your household or anyone who fits into your social distancing guidelines at that time. Even if they can only be available during part of these two sessions, it will be useful for you. If you can’t get a partner, no problem. You can still watch and learn. A full recording of the course will be provided on completion, to practice with partners/colleagues later. 
 
During the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions, prepare to engage with others via audio and video. You’ll need a collection of props and supplies handy, as well as space to move around. We suggest the following, but you can make do with what you have around the house:
• Yoga mat
• 2 blocks or books
• Strap and/or theraband
• Blanket
• Bolster or cushion/pillow
• 2 paper plates or plastic bags if you’re on carpet
• Chair
 
Audio tips: Headphones are great for reducing background noise. Wireless earbuds are great for the meeting formats where you will be moving around. No earbuds? No problem. Just be prepared to mute when pets, kids, and householders get loud.
 
Video tips: Windows and lighting should be in front of you or above you, not behind you. We know you’ve been in isolation for a long time, but we suggest you get dressed 😉
 
THANK YOU for investing in your skills & abilities, our studio, and Jules’ work. This is a tough time for everyone and we hope to make the best of it!

More About Your Instructor

  Jules Mitchell:

Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a Las Vegas based yoga teacher, educator, and massage therapist. Her unique approach blends the tradition of yoga with her extensive study in biomechanics to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate effort, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. Bringing the most useful and applicable pieces of that science into the yoga community is her passion. She regularly contributes to teacher training programs and leads workshops and courses worldwide. Her book, Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, is due to release in 2019. As adjunct faculty at ASU, she serves as a yoga consultant on various research studies measuring the effects of yoga therapy on special populations. Her most influential teachers include Leeann Carey (Yapana Yoga), Gil Hedley (Integral Anatomy), John Casey (yoga philosophy and Sanskrit), and the many dedicated scientists who collect, analyze and publish data so we may continue to ask more questions, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition.

Credentials

More about Jules at julesmitchell.com

More about Charlie at http://www.charliereidfitness.com/about.html

 

Are you looking for a destination to hold your training? We love to partner with awesome, highly trained teachers like you. Email Kristie if you’d like to enjoy our space.

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