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
$595 + GST

Jules Mitchell and 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 and Charlie 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.

More About Your Instructors

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 julesmitchel.com

Charlie Reid:

Charlie Reid’s custom-tailored approach to fitness includes a detailed appraisal of your health history, movement screening/musculoskeletal examination, and goal-setting congruent with your health and fitness ambitions. He doesn’t use cookie-cutter programs, only sound principles based on your individual needs, applied judiciously over time.

Charlie’s personal research interest, writing, and teaching centers around strength and mobility training. In particular, examining and interpreting the scientific literature on–but certainly not limited to– stretch physiology, strength and conditioning, and neuroscience research. His health-first approach looks at mobility as an indicator and a pre-requisite of physical health that precedes all other movement qualities. Be mobile, be strong, and move how you want to move.

In addition to his fitness coaching experience, he also hosts continuing education events for fitness and medical professionals, teaches workshops throughout the year, and consults with companies on various corporate wellness projects.

Credentials:

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

Trauma Aware Yoga Certification- Practice 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 relationship
  • 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

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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