Join White Crow Yoga for an Aqua Yoga Teacher Training at Lincoln Memorial University, April 20-21, 2013.
Learn to teach Aqua Yoga or learn it for your personal practice. Aqua Yoga is a fun and effective practice that adapts traditional Yoga postures to an aquatic environment. From a physical standpoint, practicing asanas (poses or postures) in the water causes less stress on the joints and provides a feeling of success by allowing students to experience postures they may be unable to achieve on land. However, in some postures, the resistance of the water creates more opportunity to build strength. The aqua environment may allow students to achieve a greater range of motion, increasing muscle flexibility. From a mind-body standpoint, water is very comforting and nurturing, which enhances relaxation and readies our minds for a deeper meditative experience.
The Aqua Yoga Teacher Training/Instructor Certification (distance or 2-day live course) program equips instructors to teach over 50 Aqua Yoga asanas, and covers safety and alignment, benefits, modifications, and the exercise principles behind each posture. Students will be provided with sample Aqua Yoga classes, a manual outlining each pose, and a clear understanding of how to create their own classes. We will also cover Aqua Yoga techniques, methodology, anatomy and physiology, and we will touch upon yoga philosophy and history, including a glimpse of the chakra system and how we can use these energy centers to create proper alignment in our yoga poses. The program explores designing class sequences, learning proper yoga posture alignment and identifying and correcting common misalignments. Students in the live workshops will have an opportunity to practice teaching their new aqua yoga skills with other trainees.
We also offer distance study programs and an aqua Yoga video.