Michael R. Scotch

Continuing Education Individual Module Courses open to Students and Teachers

Please scroll down below for the entire year long calendar of courses

EVENT SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Yoga
Retreats

June 30th (Part one of a two part series): Teaching with a Theme:  Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 pm


and September 9 (Part two) in Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 pm

For teachers working toward their 500 hour RYT.

 

Teaching with a class theme is one of the hallmarks of Anusara® yoga. Themes inspire both teacher and student to connect the asana practice to a deeper meaning in yoga and life. Although teaching with a theme is introduced in the Basic Anusara Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training, it often remains a skill that is not well understood or honed by Anusara teachers. In this module, we will share a group of simple but

coherent methods to make class themes that are authentic and powerful.

 

• Review theme, heart quality, and the main elements of a class plan built around a theme

• Practice ways to develop themes directly from personal experience

• Present ways to personalize the theme

• Review various techniques for weaving theme into the asana part of the class, including:

 o  Connecting theme to heart quality, and heart quality to Universal Principle(s) of Alignment™ (UPA) and asana

 o  Mini-dharma talks

 o  Metaphors and imagery, including from the natural world

 o  Storytelling

 

• Consider strategies and rhythms and sequence for the weaving of a theme into the flow of a class

• Work with templates for creating a class plan with a theme

• Discuss challenges in teaching with a theme

• Share a compendium of great themes and heart qualities

 

12:15-6:25 pm: 6 hour module:

 

FEE: $90 (each session) if you
pre-register by June 27 for part 1 and September 5th for part 2,
$125 each session thereafter

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

 

 

July 22 (Part 1 of 2): Advanced Sequencing:  Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 pm

 

Part 2: Aug 26th

 

Sequencing is one of the most important skills required to teach an Anusara yoga class. Since we don’t have any prescribed sequences, we sequence asanas based on sequencing principles, which are based on the biomechanics of the body and deep knowledge of asana.

 

The main topics covered in this module are:

1. Key sequencing principles

2. The two main ways to sequence an Anusara class: the “potpourri sequence”, and sequences that focus on a class of poses and that leads to an apex pose

3. The role of sequencing in creating a class plan

4. How to sequence a class with a focus on the main classes of poses: standings, hip openers, backbends, forward bends, twists, arm balances, and inversions.

5. Sequencing for a class of beginners, a mixed level class, and an intermediate/advanced level class. For each one, we present key principles for creating an asana sequence for this level of students, and offer suggested activities or exercises for the students to practice sequencing for this group.

6. Creating Course Curriculum – how to sequence a series of classes over a period of time.

 

This module is divided into 2 unique parts and both are required for the full 500 hour, although individual sessions are allowed for teaches seeking more advanced approaches to sequencing.

 

12:15-6:25 pm: 6 hour module:

$95 early bird if you pay by July 18 for part one and by Aug 20th for part two

$125 thereafter

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply for each module. Hosted by Kathy, studio owner

 

 

August 25: -Teaching the Beginner student (*) Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 pm with Kathy

 

For all yoga teachers, including those working toward their 500 hour RYT.

 

This workshop is designed to help the yoga teacher develop the unique methodology for teaching beginners.

 

Topics covered:

• Teaching the beginner what to expect, including yoga etiquette

• Teaching to what you observe

• Use of touch, verbal and physical enhancements

• The art of learning how to say just enough and not over teach

• Keeping the perspective of the beginner as the teacher

• Effective demonstrations

• Developing sequences for beginners

 

12:15-6:25 pm: 6 hour module: $125

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

October 7: Anusara Methodology & Co-Mentoring part one:  Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 pm

 

A summary of the Anusara Methodology for teachers working toward their 500 hour RYT.

 

Taught by Studio owner Kathy. This is the first session of four that will prepare the teacher to become a master instructor in the Anusara Method, and prepare them for possible Certification

 

Covering the elements of the Anusara Method such as:

• Coordinating major movements and actions with the breath.

• Practice Teaching and feedback

• Guidelines for verbal instructions, such as plain, active, explicit, linking, giving direction.

 

 

12:15-6:25 pm: 6 hour module: $125

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

 

 

July 14: In-Depth study of Inversions: Functional Anatomy as it relates to Yoga:  with Jim (*) Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 pm

 

An in-depth study of inversions, how to instruct the basic to advanced student and how to deepen your own inversion practice.

 

This 6 hour course will also address the functional anatomy used in inversions. This session will mainly address headstand, shoulderstand and forearm balance.

 

Addressing:

• Axial lengthening

• The importance of cervical curve

• Position of arms and elbows

• Shoulder Loop and Organic extension

• Modifications for injuries

 

A separate session on arm balances will be held October 20th.

 

12:15-6:25 pm: 6 hour module: $90 if you pre-register by July 10, $110 at the door.

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

 

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

July 15: Working with Private Clients:  with Kathy (*) Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 pm

 

A private yoga session is very different than a public class. Learn details how to interview the client, learn listening and observing skills needed, and tips on modifying poses to fit the clients needs.

 

Taught by Studio Owner Kathy. Kathy has been seeing clients privately for 15 years. She will teach you the steps to building a private clientele, how to market yourself, and more importantly how to conduct one on one sessions.

 

We will bring in a couple actual clients to do a sample session live. This is open to any and all teachers who wish to expand their regular teaching practice and work in a more detailed setting.

 

12:15-6:25 pm: 6 hour module: $125

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

 

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

August 19: - Advanced language skills for yoga teachers (*) Lake Zurich: 12-6 pm with Kathy

 

For all teachers, including those working toward their 500 hour RYT.

 

This workshop is designed to help the yoga teacher develop a strong voice. Includes voice and the breath, addressing unconscious habits in languaging and choosing better patterns.

 

Creating alternative and multiple ways to detail out a pose when teaching. Includes coaching and practice teaching and creating strong language skills. ­­

 

12-6 pm: 6 hour module: $125

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

July 20: - Do Your OM Thing: A Yoga Book Discussion Group

 

Inaugral class: Friday July 20: 7-8 pm: $20 Drop-in Rate

 

Led by Pulsation yoga teacher Alison Tseng!

 

Join us for an hour long book discussion where we will learn, discuss, and embrace what it means to do your OM thing. Tea and snacks will be provided.

 

Book: (order through Amazon prior to class) Do Your Om Thing, by Rebecca Pacheco (price $9.95)

 

Date: Friday, July 20: 7-8 pm at our Arlington Heights Studio: 17 E. Miner Street

 

Description of book: Yoga teacher, Rebecca Pacheco, connects yoga philosophy to our everyday lives. She helps the modern yogi translate these ancient traditions and embrace their meanings in the 21st century. Many students say that during the day the only hour they get to themselves is on the mat, this book can help us find ways to embrace and find this centered feeling even when we step off the mat.

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

August 18: - Yoga for Scolosis for students and yoga teachers (*) Lake Zurich: 12:15-6:15 pm with Nancy (DL) Heraty

 

For all teachers, including those working toward their 500 hour RYT.

 

Designed for students with Scolosis, a lateral curvature of the spine and also for teachers attending part of the 300 hour teacher training or for continuing education credits. Saturday, August 18, 12:15-6:15 pm in Lake Zurich­­

 

12:15-6:15 pm: 6 hour module: $125

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

 

CE credits of 6 hours apply.

TO PURCHASE SEE OUR STORE, LOCATE THE BOX FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND PAY.

August 31: Rediscover playfulness - live in joy! Mindfulness and loving kindness practice Meditation with Bhante Sujatha:  Lake Zurich studio: 6-7:15 pm

 

In our pursuit for a mindful life, many of us have gotten very serious.  We study books and teachings, we go to long retreats and endure a focused intensity to "get better".  I have been teaching meditation and helping Americans live in joy for more than 30 years... building a inner life is serious, but we can do it with playfulness and joy!  Joyful mindfulness is a practice we can do everyday bringing us calm, blissful qualities known as sukha.  This brings us to an easiness around humor and lightheartedness, thus allowing us to connect with people and what's important easily.  Joy helps us not take ourselves or our surroundings so seriously, and when we can be playful and easy, we begin to connect with others in a non-ego based way that adds lots of love.  In addition to our formal loving-kindness practice, practicing Joyful mindfulness has helped many people create a strong meditation practice that makes their lives better.

 

 Benefits of this beautiful workshop are:

• Reduced stress, anxiety, worry and depression;

 • Healing and enhancing relationships with others;

• Gaining a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in your life;

• Insights into your life purpose;

• Awakening to the blessings of the present moment;

• Attaining unshakable inner peace.

 

Fee: $35:Proceeds go to Bhante’s Incubator Project in Sri Lanka.  Bhante does his book signing after the workshop, and his CDs will also be available for purchase.

 

Bhante Sujatha, a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, is singularly focuses on adding more love in the world.  Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment.  His approach to meditation is deep and simple, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand.  A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence.   He is originally from Sri Lanka and is the head monk / abbot of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, IL.

 

Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation, but also, “teaching people how to be happy.”

Location: 729 W. Rt 22, Lake Zurich

PLAN AHEAD TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT

 

Register online here to guarantee your spot before we sell out of these great workshops. Save Money by pre-registering ahead of time - we give discounts for signing up ahead. Find the workshop to the left AND CLICK to pre register and pre pay.

 

WORKSHOPS DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE

 

PULSATION YOGA HOSTS THE HIGHEST QUALITY INSTRUCTORS AT OUR STUDIO. We hold workshops around twice a month covering a variety of topics and teaching styles, including meditation, anatomy and therapeutic essentials, couples yoga, yoga and wine, yoga for special populations, arm balance and inversions, Kundalini, and gong meditation. Workshops provide a relaxing atmosphere to learn without any intimidation or judgment; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

WHO WOULD ATTEND A WORKSHOP?

 

• Brand new students who want a deeper understanding

• Teachers who want to improve their teaching skills

• Seasoned students who want to refine their practice to a new level

 

POLICIES ON OUR WORKSHOPS

 

• No refunds issued within 48 hours of a workshop. If you have to miss, upon request we can issue you a credit towards future workshops.

• Unfortunately any requests for refunds after the actual workshop cannot be issued.

 

AGE LIMITATION ON WORKSHOPS

 

• All students must sign a release waiver. Students under the age of 18 may not attend unless they have arranged to have a parent pre-sign a waiver, or are attending with a parent or guardian.  Generally speaking children under the age of 12 cannot attend a workshop unless they call us for permission, and would need to be able to focus on the class.

 

Although walk-ins are welcome to most workshops, to ensure there is room, call in to hold a spot if you cant pre register online.  (847) 989-7792.  (a minimum of 10 people is required to hold the workshop)

Continuing Education Individual Module Courses open to Students and Teachers

Mark your Calendars: Here is our 2018-2019 schedule. You may pick and choose from any topic. Students and teachers welcome.  These workshops vary between 4-7 hours, each. We have made the first few months available now so you can preregister. Detailed descriptions to the left with pricing.

 

We will continue to add the rest of the courses up so you may pre register several months in advance. *indicates this course is eligible for CE credits. Calendar subject to change slightly. If you are signing up for several courses, a discount will be applied -  or if you are signing up for the full 300 hour session: email Kathy@pulsationyoga.com

 

JUNE through August listed above

Special Sedona dates

Teaching the Universal Principles of Alignment

• Fri & Sat Sept 28-29 destination training in Sedona Az, Kathy (*)

 

Anusara Co-Mentoring and Methodology

• Sun Sept 30 destination training in Sedona Az, Kathy (*)

 

OCTOBER

Teaching Meditation

• Mon , Oct 1 destination training in Sedona Az, Kathy (*)

SEPTEMBER

Modifications for injuries part 2: hips, knees, ankles and feet

• Sat, Sept8:  Instructor: Kathy (*)

 

Teaching with a Theme Part 2

 • Sun, Sept 9:  Instructor: Kathy (*)

 

Functional Anatomy the lower limbs with Ross Rayburn

 • Sat, Sept 15: Instructor Ross Rayburn (*)

 

OCTOBER

Anusara Co-Mentoring and Methodology

 • Sun Oct 7:  Instructor: Kathy (*)

 

Wall and Restorative Yoga

 • Sat, Oct 13:  Instructor: Kathy (*)

 

Observations & Adjustments Part 2

• Friday Oct 19, Instructor Kathy (*)

 

Functional Anatomy: Arm Balances

• Saturday, Oct 20 with Jim (*)

 

NOVEMBER

The Chakras and the Subtle Body

 • Sat Nov 10:  Instructor: Wendy Sadler

 

Nutritional and Holistic Health

 • Sat Nov 17:  Instructor: Sandy Smith

 

 

MARCH 2019

Desiree Rumbaugh Workshop

• March 1-2, 2019

 

* Indicates these marked sessions are eligible for CE Credits

 

847.989.7792

We host the highest quality instructors at our studio covering a wide variety of topics, and teaching styles.