This course is open to any student who is Buti or Deep certified as well as any 200 HR or more yoga instructors. Students will learn how to prevent injury due to repetitive or imbalanced class sequencing. The elemental energies will be used to categorize movement types, describe actions within the body, and inspire the building of balanced sequences that utilize all planes of motion in anatomically appropriate way.
DURATION & TIMING:
Course Meets 5 Saturdays for 3 hours + 1 Saturday session for 8 hours= 23 hours total in-person webinar lecture plus 10 hours at-home project work
Module 1 - Saturday, February 20th, 11 am to 2 pm PT
Module 2 - Saturday, March 6th, 11 am to 2 pm PT
Module 3 - Saturday, March 27th, 11 am to 2 pm PT
Module 4 - Saturday, April 3rd, 11 am to 2 pm PT
Module 5 - Saturday, April 17th, 11 am to 2 pm PT
Module 6- Saturday, April 24th, 9 am to 5 pm PT
The student will need:computer, internet connection, either headphone's with a microphone or access to computers’ input audio, a notebook, pen, space to lay out a yoga mat for form checks and sequencing days
Module 1: ORIGIN // Movement Anatomy Review, Common Injury Pathology + How to Get Unstuck In Your Sequencing
This session will review key movement principles, terms and bony structures. We will also gain a foundational understanding of the element types, actions and effects on the body both physical and energetic. The session will close with a basic overview of the importance of balancing elements as described through both the TCM and Ayurvedic lenses. Session will include lecture, visual slides, Q+A and homework will be given at the end of class.
Module 2: FIRE // Nourishing YANG, Building Heat + Consciously Fusing Cardio Bursts
This module will cover different methodologies to generate heat including pranayama, binds, isometric holds and intentionally placed cardio bursts. We will also explore the element of FIRE and what can happen pathologically when your practice or sequencing has an excess of FIRE. Session will include lecture, visual slides, Q+A and homework will be given at the end of class.
Module 3: WATER // Nourishing YIN, Generating Grace + Fluidity + Preventing Repetitive Use Injury
This module will cover different methodologies to nourish yin, restore body fluids and support soft tissue structures. We will explore the water element as it relates to facilitating the balance of YIN within the body. As it relates to class sequencing, students will focus on creating slower paced transitions that elongate muscles and slowly blend into unique isometric holds using both diagonal alignment and intentional hand placement to stabilize the muscle. Pranayama and meditation techniques will also be addressed during this portion. Session will include lecture, visual slides, Q+A and homework will be given at the end of class.
Module 4: EARTH // Exploring Grounding Practices to Enhance Stability + Awareness of Edges
This session will explore the importance of grounding our practice to find stabilizing edges and maintain balance throughout the body. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the difference between flowing without edges versus flowing with intentional edges, pauses and stability. This concept will expand every instructors way of thinking as it relates to both creating flow sequences as well as physically practicing them. The majority of injury that occurs for instructors is due to this lack of defined edge or stable, intentional transition of bony landmark. Session will include lecture, visual slides, Q+A and homework will be given at the end of class.
Module 5: AIR //Connecting Our Energy Transmitter to the Magical Essence of Buti to Nourish Creativity and Foster Connection Between Students
This module will cover spiritual intelligence and cultivating a divine connection within our practice, both to each other and to our intuition. We will dig into the Chakra system as it relates to the physical, emotional and energetic bodies and explore physical body pathologies tied to chakra imbalance. Students will explore existential questions about their own experience o connection to the unknown magical essence that drives our practice. We will close off this session with this session with pranayama and best practices to weave these practices into sequencing to support the body systems and balance the Chakra system. Session will include lecture, visual slides, Q+A and homework will be given at the end of class.
Module 6: AETHER // Synthesis, Balance + Mastery of Elemental Movement
This session is where it all ties together. Aether, the quintessence, the life force that links each of the elements into a seamless, united system. In this segment, we explore how each segment of knowledge links together to create the beating heart of a Buti-based practice. Student demonstrations will also take place during this segment which will run approximately 5 hours. Session will include lecture, visual slides, Q+A and student demonstrations.