Deep Yoga 30 Hour Teacher Training for Yoga Teachers
Deep Yoga is a unique method for guiding the internal aspects of yoga that will allow your students to access the most profound, complete experience of yoga and to move past the holding patterns that may have kept them stuck for decades. Guiding this type of transformational yoga requires a whole new set of skills and the capacity to hold a safe, energetic/emotional space within which your students may explore the deepest layers of themselves.
What Occurs Within A Deep Yoga Experience?
Deep Yoga combines the principles of mindfulness meditation with the holding of simple yoga asana to direct the body and mind toward an effortless release and spontaneous posture flow. You learn to guide you attention inward with a slow, steady breath and to allow sensations to arise within a non-judgemental awareness. With this awareness, the physical and energetic/emotional blocks or samskaras begin to be revealed – places where the life force is restricted due to accumulated life experience, injury and stress. As you experience these inner sensations consciously, and surrender to the intelligence of awakened prana, the asana movements emerge like a prayer in motion. With a delicious sense of ‘nowhere to go and nothing to do, you truly experience the deep harmony and fulfillment inherent in the practice of yoga.
Program Study Includes:
Each day will include an opportunity to personally experience Deep Yoga and to participate in lectures and discussion topics to bring a better level of understanding to the deeper practices of yoga. There will also be a chance to work on developing new teaching skills and to engage with other teachers about some of the challenges and questions that may emerge around leading this kind of practice.
You will learn:
new language skills that will help you encourage your students to explore the inner world of energy and sensation.
how to support your students to explore ‘the edge’ in a posture and to monitor the feedback they receive from the body
the principles of mindfulness meditation and how to cultivate the mental standpoint of the ‘observer’ and develop the capacity to sustain an inner state of awareness with equanimity and neutrality
how to hold a safe, emotional and physical space that allows for spontaneous release and clearing of old patterns
how to guide the transition from holding a posture through to a complete surrender to prana flow, where the inner intelligence of the body guides the movement
an overview the prana body and the Eightfold Path of Patanjali as a blueprint for awakening
Participants Will Receive:
Written materials and study guides
Certificate of Completion as a Deep Yoga instructor and a new set of skills
30 hours of Continuing Education Credit that may be allied with the Yoga Alliance
Membership in a private group forum to continue the conversation and share experience
A 200- hour teaching certificate
At least one year of yoga teaching experience
A desire to refine and deepen your teaching skills
Thursday, June 1, 7-10pm Intro
Friday, June 2, 7-10
Saturday, June 3, 12-6pm
Friday, June 9, 7-10pm
Saturday, June 10, 12-6pm
Friday, June 16, 7-10pm
Saturday, June 17, 12-6pm
Regular price $450 / Early Bird $385
Asha Gayle Dieleman was mentored as a teacher trainer at the world renowned Kripalu Centre for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts. As a director of Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu she had the privilege of certifying hundreds of teachers and since 2003 has led teacher training in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver and in Mexico though her own school, Nirvana Yoga. Asha developed Deep Yoga based on her 25 years of teaching experience as a Stage 2/3 Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Kripalu Yoga is rooted in the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga and distills this wisdom into a remarkable psycho-spiritual Hatha Yoga methodology that appeals to our modern sensibilities. Asha calls this method Deep Yoga and shares it as a means to re-introduce the deeper potential of yoga practice as a means to fundamentally transform the self through access to the wisdom of prana. Website: www.
Yoga for Back Health: How to take care of your back in class
Stretch Lab. April 9th. Please join STRETCH and ERIN MOON will breakdown common transitions and poses that can be a pain in the back. If you have chronic back pain or if you have walked away from just one too many yoga classes with an achy back this Stretch Lab has been created to give you tools you can use in any class to help avoid misuse and overuse. We will go over some rules to live by in building a strong pain free practice as well as one or two tools for home care. FREE to members, $20 drop-in. All levels welcome.
Stretch Lab. April 23rd. Join STRETCH and MARTHA HERNANDEZ for a Qi Gong introduction class. Based in Chinese Medicine, martial arts and Taoist philosophy, Qi Gong literally means ‘Breath Practice’ in Chinese. Qi Gong is an energy art and meditation in motion that helps to strengthen and balance all the internal organs. Qi Gong strengthens the nervous system relieving stress on a day-to-day basis, as well as rebuilding the body that has been broken down due to long-term stress.
Learning to move from the inside develops an integral and authentic sense of well-being. Qi Gong practice offers you ways to connect with your natural happiness, to restore your energy and enhance your health. Drawing from the earth and cosmic forces and tuning to nature as you do with Qi Gong, you begin to live in harmony with your own true nature. Expression of this wonderful life force can help you to live a more vibrant, creative and meaningful life!
Marta is the founder of Marta Hernandez Studio (formerly The Space Wellness Studio) and Physicalmind Institute Canada, and is considered to be one of the leading Pilates instructors and teacher trainers in Canada. She is also a certified Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis® and Qi Gong teacher, as well as Gyrotonic® Pre-Trainer .
Stretch Lab. April 30th. Join STRETCH and ASHA GAYLE DIELMAN for Deep Yoga. Deep Yoga is a practice that combines the basic principles of meditation with simple yoga asanas in a way that is deeply transformative. As we hold gentle postures and bring close attention to the sensations and thoughts that arise within the body/mind, we become aware of the physical and energetic blocks where the life force is restricted. The results may range from the physical to the more subtle: sudden increases in flexibility and range of motion as well as emotional release and expression “aha” moments of insight in the mind and encounters with the experience of releases as we touch the realm of our true self.
Asha Gayle Dieleman was mentored as a teacher trainer at the world renowned Kripalu Centre for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts. As a director of Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu she had the privilege of certifying hundreds of teachers and since 2003 has led teacher training in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver and in Mexico though her own school, Nirvana Yoga.
Asha developed Deep Yoga based on her 25 years of teaching experience as a Stage 2/3 Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Kripalu Yoga is rooted in the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga and distills this wisdom into a remarkable psycho-spiritual Hatha Yoga methodology that appeals to our modern sensibilities. Asha calls this method Deep Yoga and shares it as a means to re-introduce the deeper potential of yoga practice as a means to fundamentally transform the self through access to the wisdom of the breath.
Asha will be teaching the first STRETCH Yoga Teacher Training “DEEP FLOW” at Stretch this June, a 30hr training for yoga teachers. Details on our main page.
TRX & Yoga
Combining TRX with yoga is an under-used modality in the yoga community. TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) is often associated with fitness/strength training done in an HIIT (high intensity interval training) environment, rather than in an alignment & breath based approach. Using TRX cables in the form of yoga, helps us focus on expansion & stability. Come see and try for yourself! This will be a super fun class! 10 spots only. Please come wearing what you would normally wear to a yoga class, comfortable clothes, we have everything else for you. Stretch lab Sunday May 7th 2-3:15pm. Stretch labs are one-offs, don’t wait till next week!
Intro to Mindfulness
Mindfulness is about paying attention to what is happening right where we are with curiosity and openness. It is not about trying to change who we are or how we are, but rather is about waking up fully to every aspect of our lives. The benefits of mindfulness are also backed by scientific studies that show its many psychological and physical benefits, from reducing anxiety to enhancing creativity to increasing compassion. In a world with ever-increasing busyness, distraction and demands on our time, mindfulness practices offer an antidote to the stress of modern life. Join us for this 75 minute STRETCH lab to learn some techniques to help you start your practice and give you the tools to stay with it. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a cushion if you would like and a journal and pen. We have everything else. Sunday May 14, 10-11:15am.
We are also offering Mindfulness 2.0, a 2 hour workshop, with Lisa Gibson, Saturday May 27, 2-4pm. Sign up for it on the event’s page or at www.stretchvancouver.com/events.
If visiting STRETCH for the first time, please create a new account with MBO (mindbodyonline), our sign up server, even if it tells you to use your existing login and password, as each studio have their own login system with MBO.
Yoga therapeutics can be particularly effective practices for those recovering from, or living with injury or illness. These classes blend restorative practices (postures supported entirely by yoga props), gentle yoga, breath work, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way to reduce stress and help restore you back towards better balance. Our qualified teachers will also soon be available for private consultations and specialty classes where your individual needs are met with a tailored approach to your yoga education.
Pilates is a form of exercise that is performed through a series of movements designed to strengthen and stabilize different muscle groups, with a strong focus on activating the deep core muscles. Emphasizing on the principles of proper alignment, precision, control, breath and flow, it is a great way to help improve your posture, prevent/rehabilitate injuries as well as cultivate greater awareness around moving your body more intelligently.
Relax, clear your head and restore your body. Using props as well as wall exercises, this practice will bring you deep relaxation through the more subtle practices of breathing and meditation.
Slow. Meditative. Delicious. Soothing style of poses that are held for longer periods of time. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues -the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim to help increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. For some, the secret, if you can afford the time commitment, is to #runtoyoga or better, do a power or flow class first and then come relax and silence your mind with this practice.
Slow. Meditative. Delicious. Soothing style of poses that are held for longer periods of time in a warm and cozy room. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues -the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim to help increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility.
Level 1. Students can enjoy learning the foundations of yoga at west coast speeds in safe settings. Through breath work and a great level of detail, students can become familiar and eventually refine basic yoga postures while experiencing the amazing effects of a yoga practice.
Hatha + Yoga Nidra
In this 75 minute class, we begin with a Hatha yoga practice of breathing exercises and movement. A Yoga Nidra practice follows. Yoga Nidra is regarded as the science of relaxation. It uses a systematic rotation of consciousness with intention and visualization to allow us to access the deeper recesses of our mind. This technique is used for stress management, to enhance memory, to harmonize the deeper unconscious and as a meditative technique. It is a perfect end of the day combined practice. Bring a notebook and pen.
A weekly class focused on developing your AcroYoga technique through playful connections and communication with others. Millissa and Paul teach with contagious energy that creates a welcoming and encouraging environment. All Levels Welcome. No Experience or Partner Required.
You’ll be begging your friends to join you next week!
Quiet the mind, build strength and flexibility in a practice based on foundation. Each teacher brings their own wisdom and personal experience to help guide you through this practice of breath and alignment. Relax, you are in good hands.
Let the enveloping warmth of the room soothe you while you quiet the mind, build and refine your strength and flexibility in this practice based on foundation.
Level 1&2. This flowing practice will bring you to more physically demanding postures such as inversions and arm balancing. These classes are intended to bring refinement to your alignment and develop your stamina while taming the lion.
A vinyasa yoga style with a unique workshop feel that focuses each time on different specific topics (hips, shoulders, arm balances, etc), to keep you on your toes, challenge and reward you always! Not for the faint of heart, this is a challenging practice for all you curious, playful and adventurous beings. Be ready to leave your ego in the change room, keep it safe and fun and be prepared to watch some awesome yoga happen.
You are taking this time to yourself and you deserve it! We make it worth your while with this upbeat, fast pace, fun and sweaty class! This practice helps you experience synchronizing breath with movement to let you taste the freedom of being present (yeah, this might happen) while cultivating balance, strength and flexibility (of mind and body!). The heat comes from inside out, expect to sweat and cleanse!
Family Yoga (from 0 to 99!)
Yoga is even better when you do it together! Come along and enjoy a fun, engaging and healthy activity as a family. One hour of quality time and precious moments where children, parents and grandparents can connect through yoga games and partner poses.