Vinyasa Flow: A Teacher's Immersion (Part I)
October 21 - 25, 2019 (Mon - Fri)
5 day immersion course for teachers and teachers in training
35 hours of training
This 5-day immersion is aimed at refining and deepening the skills to teach safe and enriching vinyasa flow yoga. The course will explore sequencing templates and ideas for how to structure sound, creative classes, as well as take an in-depth look at adjusting and the energetics of touch. It will also include segments on overall safety; using effective language; working with individual students’ needs while holding collective space and integrating yogic philosophies and themes. Class time will be highly experiential and learning will be based on an interactive and participatory model of inquiry and exploration. Participants will work toward embodying their practice so that their experiences can be articulated and shared with students.
This will be the sixth year the immersion is running. The course includes a 100-page manual with sample classes and illustrated opening sequences and subsets, as well as sections on topics such as definitions and considerations of vinyasa, sequencing for efficient movement, and developing themes and narratives.
This immersion is aimed at teachers and teachers in training, or students with at least three years of consistent yoga practice.
Day One: Origins of flow: fluidity, focus and creating conditions that generate strength, openness, ease and calm in the body and mind + the energetics of alignment part I: key anatomy in vinyasa
Day Two: The energetics of alignment part II: the movement of prana and qi in asana + seeing bodies: learning when and how to give good adjustments
Day Three: Sequencing part I: the language of teaching: developing narratives, choosing words, and weaving together philosophical ideas with body consciousness
Day Four: Sequencing Part II: building themes and skilfully introducing peak postures
Day Five: Creativity: finding the source that makes it all fun
Dates and times:
Monday - Thursday, Oct 21 -24: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday, October 25: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Booking available at the end of 2018; please check back for details
57 Jamestown Road
020 7483 3344
A sample sequence from the manual, with music by Jess Meider
What past participants have said about the course:
"The training exceeded my expectations and was one of the most informative and enriching training experiences I have ever had." — Dan Breakwell
"This immersion went above and well beyond all my expectations. Mimi teaches from a compassionate, caring and authentic standpoint and every aspect of yoga was covered. We walked away with a comprehensive page manual which I know I will reference again and again. I highly highly recommend the course for any teacher or student interested in vinyasa flow, it will certainly inform your practice!" — Louise Hallam
"I now have a completely new and refreshed understanding of Vinyasa flow that I never new existed. I’m more prepared to teach it now than when I qualified from my 200TT." -- Maysa de Oliveira
"The weekend flowed as maple syrup over hot pancakes! My thanks to Mimi for pouring all her love, wisdom, energy, compassion, expertise, charisma, talent, humor, experience and so so much more to make our learning experience exceptional, fun, challenging and fluid." – Julia Thompson
"For anyone looking to unravel the mystery of sequencing, weave themes into classes and discover how to stay creative, this immersion is for you. Mimi has an amazing talent for getting the best out of people, making everyone feel comfortable, welcome and getting everyone involved. I signed up to learn more about Vinyasa and walked away with so much more!" – Lisa Leath
Part II: Going Deeper
I am now running a Part 2 of the Vinyasa Flow Immersion as a residential programme in Oxfordshire. The next dates are November, 2018.