Hosted by Kale&Cake

200 H LIQUID FLOW YOGA

TEACHER TRAINING 2021

with Simon Park, Sinah Diepold and Sophia Thora

TIME & PLACE

Weekends: At the Isartalstudio, Isartalstraße 34, 80469 München

Intensive Week: Hotel Jonathan, Kellerstraße 5D, 8339 Chieming Hart

From January to Mai 2021 (more details below)

ABOUT THE TRAINING

WELCOME TO THE 1st YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED 200 H LIQUID FLOW YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH SIMON PARK, SINAH DIEPOLD, AND SOPHIA THORA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS hosted by KALE&CAKE - Munich!

“I think that teaching yoga techniques for the achievement of self-realization is one of the highest and holiest positions on this planet because self-knowledge is the highest knowledge. This knowledge is the real “power” that leads to enlightenment and world peace.” – Dharma Mittra. 

This 200h yoga teacher training is a very special offering of a beautiful meeting of Yogis our exploration into the art, practice and teaching of Yoga. Influenced by the teachings of many incredible teachers such as Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Dharma Mitra and Joan White. This teacher training offers an excellent balance of modern vinyasa with classical roots, rooted in the timeless, universal wisdom of Yoga. 

The result of immersive study with master teachers from diverse backgrounds is a multi-disciplinary approach to the practice, study, and application of Yoga. The primary focus is to remain an inspired student, allowing your teaching to evolve as an authentic expression of your practice. The Kale and Cake Teacher's Training Team is dedicated to soaking up the great wisdom of our living teachers as well the history and lineage of our teacher’s teachers passing it on to the next generation by bringing Yogic knowledge vibrantly to life.

This yoga teacher training will also have a strong emphasis on understanding Yoga as a healing practice. We will explore relationships within the body in asana practice, as well as healthy patterns of movement and being. We will dive into the exploration of physical and energetic alignment, sequencing, hands on assisting, physical and facial anatomy, history, philosophy, mindfulness meditation, pranayama, and restorative yoga. We, Simon, Sinah and Sophia, will be joined by a community of incredibly gifted and experienced teachers and assistants in their particular fields such as Susan Michel, our anatomy teacher who is a gifted Rolfer and Yoga therapist and Miriam Green and Simon Popp, the talented musicians. We are a passionate collective, working toward the common goal of sharing our love of living Yoga. This training will give you the essential tools for teaching yoga to others, and it will also appeal to teachers and practitioners from all traditions interested in deepening their practice. Be prepared for an extraordinary experience of Yoga Union.

Peace, Love and Namaste,

SIMON, SINAH AND SOPHIA

TEACHER TRAINING TOPICS AND STRUCTURE

 

Modern Vinyasa. Classical Roots.

Liquid Flow Yoga holds the structure and discipline of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, infused with the immense creativity and dance-like flow of modern Vinyasa. It is a fresh and inspired blend of classical and modern styles.

Practice dynamic asana as a movement mediation in an open system that guides the student to experience the practice as an unscripted adventure. Asanas are practiced with a keen eye to detailed physical / energetic alignment and awareness of complimentary and opposing actions. There is an artful focus on creative transitions that add elegance and uniqueness to the flow of the practice. Finally, an observation upon the subtleties of the breath upon body and mind. In this 200h Yoga teacher training we utilize principles of Vinyasa Krama to create an evolutionary practice that aims to challenge, invigorate and harmonize body, mind and soul.

Learn the process of allowing the ultimate guidance to be from within. Experience the practice becoming exquisitely complete.

Innovation by weaving Traditional Yoga and Modern Science

Connecting the modern science of body and mind with the ancient wisdom of Yoga. We honor the diversity of current lifestyles to bridge the gap between yoga, excercise science, functional training and psychology; the goal is optimal wellness for body, mind and spirit. 

We integrate cutting edge information from sports science, functional training and psychology to complement the intricate teachings of the Yoga tradition, to build a clear and grounded understanding of body and mind. Knowledge to share with students, for your personal practice and life: a fresh experience of Yoga, fitness and wellness. 

 

Vinyasa Krama Sequencing

The art of creative Vinyasa Krama sequencing. Learn the proper placement of asanas in sequential and progressive order. Create intelligent, safe and creative flows that will take your students to the next level. 

We will review, break down and discuss sequences taught by Simon,Sinah and Sophia during the training. Included will be discussion and construction of sequences based on the principles of Vinyasa Krama. Also, how to theme powerfully, sequencing toward peak poses, and designing your own asana flows.

Develop your ability and confidence to design and deliver creative and satisfying sequences for all levels, different types of classes and workshops.

 

Art of Assisting

Learn the approach towards transformational hands-on-assists with physical and energetic alignment in this teacher training. Assisting is a very important element of teaching; a great compliment to good verbal cues. It requires excellent vision, precision, sensitivity, multiple points of awareness and an ego-free approach.

A skillful touch has the power to transport your students to a whole new level of awareness. What could take years for a student to understand a particular action or movement, could be done with one precise, effective, supportive assist from a well-trained teacher.

Simon has trained and assisted one of the best in the business when he spent years assisting for Shiva Rea.

Develop Your Teaching Skills

Practical, theoretical and philosophical aspects of becoming a yoga teacher. Explore essential principles that will greatly inform your practice and teaching.

Practice teach with direct feedback from peers and guides (Simon, Sinah Sophia and assists). Understand that each teacher has their own unique voice and each student, their own individual path of practice.

Physical and Energetic Anatomy

Develop a more integrated understanding of anatomy in a yogic context to support you in deepening your personal practice and teaching skills.

We will explore bio-mechanical connections in body-reading, asana alignment and hands on assisting in a playful, fun and comprehensive way. Learn simple, body-based somatic practices that will enrich your spectrum of movement while helping your body develop safely towards a more advanced asana practice.

Discover how all limbs of the practice come together while taking a closer look at ground/space orientation, spinal movement, major joints and their dynamics in the body and how all this blends into the three dimensional web of fascia that reflects who we are and how we move in this world.

Phase 1: Embodiment.

Deepen Your Practice, Essential Teaching Skills, Hands on Assisting, Yoga Therapeutics

  • Intensive and Healing Asana Practice

  • Physical and Energetic Alignment: Dynamic Actions within Asana + The Flow between the postures, Embodying Movement Meditation

  • Vinyasa Krama Sequencing + Creative Vinyasa Sequencing + Wave Sequencing as taught by Shiva Rea

  • Transformational and creative assists

  • Introduction to Physical, Fascial and Energetic Anatomy + Yoga Therapeutics with Susan Michel

  • Pranayama + Meditation

  • History and Philosophy

  • Practical Teaching Skills

 

Phase 2: Integrate.

Refine Your Practice, Physical and Energetic Anatomy, Yoga Therapeutics

  • Intensive and Healing Asana Practice

  • Vinyasa Krama Sequencing + Creative Vinyasa Sequencing + Wave Sequencing as taught by Shiva Rea

  • Transformational and creative assists

  • Applied Physical, Fascial and Energetic Anatomy with SUSAN MICHEL / Avoiding Injuries + Working on students with Injuries and special needs

  • Practical Teaching Skills, Creating Your Own Sequences + Practice Teaching

  • Pranayama + Meditation

  • History and Philosophy

 

Phase 3: Absolute Freedom.

Create a Practice for Yourself and Others, Practice Teaching, Traditional Thai Massage, Yoga Therapeutics, Bringing All Aspects of Yoga into Life

  • Progression toward Intermediate + Advanced Asana

  • Creating Your own Vinyasa Sequences for classes and home practice

  • Creating Therapeutic Yoga sessions for Privates and Classes

  • Transformational and Creative Assists

  • History & Philosophy

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Thai Massage + Energetic Healing Touch Modalities

  • Teaching Pranayama and Meditation

  • Practice teaching your own sequences and receive feedback from peers and guides

Language

English and German

Teaching Language: All classes with Simon Park will be in English. The classes with Sinah Diepold, Sophia Thora and Susan Michel will be in German or English depending on the language of the participants.

Exam language: German or English depending on the individual preference of the participant.

Sample Schedule

08:00 - 11:00 Full Practice

11:00 - 11:30 Breakfast Break 

11:30 - 13:30 Teacher Training Topics: Sequencing, Asana Clinic, Assists 

13:30 - 15:30 Lunch Break

15:30 - 17:30 Teacher Training Topics: Anatomy, Philosophy, Practice Teaching

17:30 - 18:00 Snack/Tea Break

18:00 - 20:00 Restorative Practice, Zenthai shiatsu, Pranayama, Meditation 

on select nights

20:00 - 20:30 Dinner Break

20:30 - 21:30 Kirtan 

MEET YOUR GUIDES

About Simon Park

Simon began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA. Soon thereafter, he became immersed in the great atmosphere of the original YogaWorks studios in Santa Monica where he completed his first teacher training with Maty Ezraty in 1998. A move home to Philadelphia led to an opportunity to study with senior Iyengar Teacher, Joan White, and the legendary yogi Dharma Mittra. After apprenticing with Shiva Rea as an assistant, Simon began leading his own workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats - eventually worldwide. In 2007, Yoga Journal acclaimed Simon as, "one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation.” His free-style Vinyasa is fluid, intuitive, and encourages freedom through self expression. Simon is profoundly influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, and Dharma Mitra - his core teachers for the past 20+ years. Simon's blend of these influences finds a beautiful alchemy in his style, Liquid Flow Yoga, a mix of classical and modern Yoga. Recently, Simon returned to his educational roots by creating a Yoga Program for Princeton University. Dubbed the "Flying Nomad," he draws inspiration from road legends such as Jimi Hendrix who aptly stated, "the Earth is my home.” 

 

About Sinah Diepold

„Yoga is a wonderful compass for a life in harmony with yourself, other beings and the environment.“ 

Her yoga style is fluid and inspired by her background as a contemporary dancer. It follows the ripples and waves of the breath and invites you to follow our own intuition and trust and reawaken the intelligence of your body. All while honoring the alignment and precision of a save practice for a strong and flexible body as a home for a strong and flexible mind.

Sinah is a true Munich girl and teaches with passion since she’s been 15 years old. With her positive energy and her smile she guides you through every sweaty and flow. During her studies in Sports Science at the Technische Universität Munich she decided to add a professional dance education to her schedule. After completing both educations simultaneously she went to New York for 8 months for an internship and training dance and yoga in different studios. In 2015 a broken heart led her to Bali for her first YTT where she completely fell in love with Yoga. Since then it’s been her hearts desire to spread yoga, guide people and share her love in a free, accessible and joyful way. Inspiring people to leave the habitual patterns in body and mind to move towards a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle. 

To sustain a healthy body, Sinah combines yoga, functional training, neuro training and weights in her own routines which also the influences her teachings in yoga. 

About Sophia Thora

Sophia is a yoga teacher and psychologist from Munich. Her passion is to combine the western way of understanding the human body and mind (behavioral theories, neuroscience and anatomy) with the more energetic and spiritual eastern way. 

She started her path with a bachelors degree in western psychology and further trainings in neuro-linguistic programming and stress management. Since she always loved movement like dancing and fitness, she also did educations in functional training. Soon she noticed, that something was missing for her, so she started to search for more holistic alternatives, which led her deeper into the fields of yoga and buddhist psychology.

Although she already loved Vinyasa Yoga at that time, she did her first teacher training in India at an Sivananda ashram (traditional Hatha Yoga) to dive deeper into the yoga philosophy. Back in Munich got taught and inspired by Mark Stephens (Vinyasa Yoga) and Ronald Steiner (Ashtanga Yoga). Since 2016 she studies intensively with Simon Park (Vinyasa Yoga) and Susan Michel (Yoga Therapy). 

In her yoga practice as well as in her classes she loves the lightness of graceful, flowing movements, playing with challenging asanas as well as allowing softness and relaxation; combined with clear anatomical and energetic alignment in asanas and transitions, always with a link to what the practice on our mat is teaching us for our everyday life.

Sophia is deeply grateful for her teachers and friends who made and make it possible for her to create a life where she can express and share what she loves most. 

About Susan Michel

Susan is based near Munich, where she runs a small local space for yoga classes, trainings and Rolfing. Her teaching combines her love of yoga and connection to nature with an in-depth understanding of the human body. She draws inspiration from having trained extensively in Vinyasa Flow (S. Park), Ashtanga Yoga (R. Freemann) and Rolfing/ Structural Integration.

Her current yoga practice consists of balancing a busy family life, teaching, giving Rolfing sessions, studying for a degree in alternative medicine and finding time for her personal practice. Since she never seems to get around to starting a website, please feel free to send an e-mail if you have any questions about the training.

PREREQUISITS 

  • Minimum 1 year of regular yoga practice

  • Until training focus on yoga practice (1-2 times per week)

  • Please tell us about injuries and pain

This yoga teacher training is made to dive deeper into your own yoga practice, to start learning about how to teach yoga to others and in groups or for yoga teachers who want to learn more in vinyasa yoga.

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ABOUT THE VENUES 

Isartalstudio

Right beside the river Isar and perfect for a little stroll in between classes, the Isartalstudio is one of the most beautiful spaces in Munich: wooden floors, high ceilings, light flooded and a space you feel right at home. See more under http://www.isartalstudio.de/bilder/

Hotel Jonathan

For the intensive week we will stay at the hotel Jonathan in the beautiful region Chiemgau about 60 km from Munich and right next to the lake Chiemsee.

The perfect place to escape our busy everyday lifes into nature and to dive deeper into the topics of yoga. See more under Hotel Jonathan.

DATES

Modul 1: Friday 29. - Sunday 31. January 

Modul 2: Thursday 25. - Sunday 28. February

Modul 3: Thursday 18. - Sunday 21. March 

Modul 4: Sunday 18. - Saturday 24. April

Modul 5: Friday 07. - Sunday 09. May

COSTS & REGISTRATION

Tuition Fee:

2.750 € Early Bird (until 1.6.2020)*

3.200 € Regular* 

Housing fee and full meal plan for the intensive week:

Single Room:  684 €

Double Room: 522 €

Room for 3:    438 €

Room for 4:    369 €

Includes 6 nights, breakfast, lunch and Dinner. 

Outside of meal times drinks like coffee, tee or soft drinks can be bought at the hotel bar.

PAYMENT: Please transfer a deposit of 500 € to DE26 7025 0150 0029 0301 29, to save your spot. The rest of the Tuition Fee has to be payed until 29.10.2020. The housing fee will be paid directly to the Jonathan Hotel.

NOTE: Please do check your spam folder. Our emails tend to end up there :)

*5% all profits go to Cool Earth to save the rainforest (www.coolearth.org)

INCLUDED in tuition fee:

  • training

  • printed manual

  • welcome surprise package

  • 10 yoga classes at Kale&Cake (during the time of the training, excluded 18.30 - 20h slots),

  • possible hands-on assists in basic classes at Kale&Cake

  • tea and snacks

  • Kirtan

EXCLUDED in tuition fee:

  • travel costs

  • accommodation

  • meals

TERMS OF CANCELLATION:

Deposit: non refundable

Cancellation until 3 month before start of the training: 50 % of price

Cancellation until 2 month before start of the training: 25 % of price

Cancellation until 1 month before start of the training: 10 % of price 

Cancellation until 1 month before start of the training: no refund

REGISTRATION via email to info@kaleandcake.de 

Your spot is save once deposit is paid and fully paid until 3 months prior to start (29. Oktober 2020)

Your Kale&Cake Team 

Fotos: Susanne Schramke

KALE & CAKE GMBH

INHABER 

Sinah Diepold & Sophia Thora

Wagmüllerstr. 21

80538 München

 

KONTAKT 

info@kaleandcake.de

                                 

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