In-Depth Study and Teacher Training Program with Karen Miscall-Bannon 2017 Training Dates: May 5-8, September 22-25 2018 Training Dates: May 4-7, June 22-25, September 21-24, Nov 16-19
Karen Miscall-Bannon began her yoga studies in 1985 with Eddie Modestini in Amherst, MA , in the Iyengar tradition and began practicing ashtanga vinyasa in 1999. She began her studies with Patty Townsend at the Yoga Center Amherst in 2001, where she became certified at the 200-and 500-hour levels in Embodyoga®, and is certified at the E-RYT 500-hour level by Yoga Alliance. She taught in the YCA’s teacher trainings starting in 2004, and led 200-hour teacher trainings starting in 2009. She recently relocated to CA where she is teaching classes, workshops, and is leading Embodyoga® 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training programs. Karen has extensive knowledge of anatomy, with a focus on yoga therapeutics, stemming from her bodywork practice of over 14 years. Karen brings a deep love of yoga and yoga philosophy to her teaching, and is known for being able to make abstract concepts accessible to her students. She gratefully brings what she has learned from her teachers and her own practice to her students, to assist them in deepening their awareness of body and mind through the practice of yoga.
The EMBODYOGA®programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on personal embodiment as the basis for becoming an excellent teacher.
Increase self-knowledge, acceptance and love through embodied-inquiry™ in asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophical study.
Gain deep knowledge of alignment from the inside out.
Discover “whole–body–support” templates for strong, comfortable, injury free asana practice.
Learn to weave postures, breath, and movement into progressive depths of experience.
Develop a depth and beauty in your yoga practice that remains constant when you step off the mat.
Learn to share this experience with others through teaching.
200-Hour Teacher Training Program | Modules 1-4
MODULE 1 • Blueprint for Optimal Movement 1: Cellular Breathing to Navel Radiation • Principle of a Calm and Mobile Spine • Discriminating Core & Periphery - Finding Union • Standing Postures 1–Our Foundation: Pelvis, Legs, & Feet • Yield and Push of the Legs • Surya Namaskar: Sun Salutations & Vinyasa • Inversions 1: Shoulderstand & Handstand • Pranayama 1: Navel-Flooding Breath & Ujjayi • Yoga Nidra: Tantric Technique for Deep Rest
MODULE 2 • Standing Postures 2 – Dynamics & Alignment, Integrating Upper & Lower Body • Ribs, Shoulder Girdle, Arms, Wrists, and Hands: Alignment & Integrated Movement • Yield and Push of the Arms • Lower Back Fundamentals: Sacroiliac & Lumbar Health • Standing and Supine Forward Bends • Lungs, Conchas of the Nose, & Breathing Diaphragm • Embodying Organs & Glands • Breath in Asana Practice • Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga • Cultivating a Rewarding Personal Practice • Meditation 1
MODULE 3 • Principles of Backbends 1: Organ & Glandular Support • Arm Balances 1 • Twists and Hip Openers 1 • Inversions 2: Headstand & Shoulderstand Cycle • Savasana • Pranayama 2: Viloma, Prana Vayus • Bandhas – Integrating Core • The Kosas: Spiralic Sheaths of Awareness • The Systems of Yoga • Meditation 2
MODULE 4 • Blueprint for Optimal Movement 2: Spinal Patterns • Integrated Whole Body Movement in Yoga Practice • Precision Vinyasa — Flow and Hold • Balancing Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Nervous Systems • Temporomandibular Joint, the Skull and Soft Palate • Backbends 2 • Twists, Hips, and Arm Balances 2 • Pranayama 3: Nadi Shodhana and Kumbhaka • Restorative Yoga • Chakras, Nadis and Kundalini • Tantra Yoga: The Expression of Life Lived in Fullness
TEACHING PRINCIPLES INTEGRATED THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM • Principles of Observation, Instruction, Demonstration, & Touch • Art and Science of Sequencing • Planning and Teaching Classes • Extensive Practice Teaching • Principles of Teaching • Philosophy and Ethics of Teaching • Teaching as a Profession
All modules must be taken together and in order. No partial attendance. No refunds after the start of the program.
Our 200-hour embodyoga® teacher training program is registered with the National Yoga Alliance.
The cost for the 200 Hour Teacher Training program (4 Modules) is $2850 - Early payment receives $200 discount A $765 deposit will save your place in the 200 hour program. $2850 (paid in full by the start of the program). $765 per module (deposit is applied to module 4). Payment in full is due one month prior to the start of the first Module.
We do ask that it be your intention to take the course in its entirety. However, it is possible to pay module by module. Payment in full is due 1 month prior to the start of the module.
REFUND POLICY - Deposits are nonrefundable after your acceptance in the course has been confirmed. No other refunds will be given after the start of the course.