Training Schedule 2019

Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger

Dates: March 10-15, 2019

Location: Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA

Cost: $460 plus housing

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour training and midwives/doulas with a strong yoga practice.

Become confident, qualified, and comfortable leading prenatal yoga classes in this training that teaches appropriate asana, assists, pranayama, sounding, and meditation for each stage of pregnancy. Every day of the training begins with a prenatal yoga class in which you wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a pregnant body. The yoga class is followed by theory, practical application, and practice teaching.

Topics covered in this program include

  • Fetal development
  • Physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body during each trimester, and her body’s responses to these changes
  • Pregnancy discomforts during each stage and the yoga practices, non-traditional methods, and traditional techniques that can alleviate these discomforts.

Jacci Gruninger also offers tips on labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga, and how to market your classes.

Partner Yoga and Thai Massage Workshop with Jacci & Lisa

Director:  Jacci Gruninger and Lisa Gulotta
Dates:  Friday, March 29
Program Times:  6-8
Location:
The Heal Space
826 Camino de Monte Rey B2
Loop Studio, Santa Fe
Program Cost:  
$30.00 per person
$50.00 for couples
 

Partner Yoga meets Thai massage in this light-hearted exploration of movement and touch. This is not your serious yoga class but an opportunity to explore postures as a duo…trusting, breathing, supporting and balancing together.. Bring your partner, bring a friend, or come solo and meet someone new!

Yoga means “to yoke” or “union,” and through counterbalances, communication and touch, this workshop explores how we move when connected to someone else – expect lots of laughter, falling over and wonderment.

This all-levels partner practice has been carefully crafted and choreographed by Jacci & Lisa. The practice will be followed by hands-on instruction in basic Thai massage techniques with Jacci.

Yoga As Play, Yoga As Practice

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger

Dates: May 4-5, 2019

Location: Studio 247, Huntsville, AL

Program Times:  Saturday 10:30am-5:30 pm/Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $350 Full Price
$300 by April 9, 2019

Join Jacci for a retreat weekend filled with fun, laughter and yoga at Studio 247 in Huntsville, AL. We’ll add some spice to your yoga practice, look at the yamas and niyamas (the ethical precepts of yoga) and learn how to design a home practice . We will spice up our practice with humor, fun yoga postures and yoga games in addition to practicing pranayama (breathwork) and meditation. We will eat a delicious potluck lunch together each day as well as enjoy a walking meditation after lunch. Take a yoga stay-cation with us!

Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger

Dates:
June 22 & 23
July 27 & 28
Program Times: 9-6:30pm
(Note: Participants must attend both training weekends)

Location: Santa Fe Community Yoga Center, Santa Fe, NM

Cost: $700

Earlybird 1:  $550 by April 22, 2019
Earlybird 2:  $625 by May 22, 2019

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour training and midwives/doulas with a strong yoga practice.

Become confident, qualified, and comfortable leading prenatal yoga classes in this training that teaches appropriate asana, assists, pranayama, sounding, and meditation for each stage of pregnancy. Every day of the training begins with a prenatal yoga class in which you wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a pregnant body. The yoga class is followed by theory, practical application, and practice teaching.

Topics covered in this program include

  • Fetal development
  • Physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body during each trimester, and her body’s responses to these changes
  • Pregnancy discomforts during each stage and the yoga practices, non-traditional methods, and traditional techniques that can alleviate these discomforts.

Jacci Gruninger also offers tips on labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga, and how to market your classes.

Teaching Restorative Yoga

Director(s): Shelbi Miles & Jacci Gruninger
Dates: August 23-25, 2019
Program Times: Friday 6-9:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:00-6:30
Cost: $475, Earlybird: $350 by June 23, 2019; $425 by July 23, 2019
Materials Fee: $30

Location: Whole Body Yoga Studio, North Wales, PA

Restorative yoga is a gentle inward form of yoga that invites participants to move towards greater balance, control and participation in their life. The participant’s body is placed in yoga postures that are supported with props. The mind is invited to slow down with the use of pranayama, visualization and mantra allowing the individual to turn inside. A restorative practice is a complement to any yoga practice or other form of exercise and perfect for almost any practitioner looking to experience a deeper state of relaxation and healing than Savasana or sleep. It is also a perfect practice for those recovering from injury or illness or anyone who experiences stress on a daily basis.
 
In this weekend restorative yoga training created from the Tantric Hatha Yoga Teachings, the work of Herbert Benson and Jon Kabat Zinn, participants will gain practical, hands-on experience and skills to work with a wide range of populations. The program will include posture practice, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, visualization, and use of props to create a safe/comfortable/healing environment. Participants will leave the training confident in their ability to understand the philosophy and science behind restorative yoga as well as self-assured in their aptitude to lead their students through a complete restorative yoga practice.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Yoga Pants: A Sedona Slumber Party

Are you so busy you have forgotten what matters most? Do you need to disengage from technology and stare at the stars? Is gazing at sunrises and sunsets a distant memory? What would it feel like to run away with kindred spirits for six days filled with exquisite nature, yoga,  and relaxation? If these questions stir a dormant fire within, here is a perfect opportunity to give yourself the gift you so deserve! Join me and Lisa for a luscious getaway and join the “Sisterhood!”

So…Pack your jammies and bring your best friend for a week of yoga, art, hiking, and play in the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona.  Best friend can’t make it? Come and make some new ones! We will cook together, hike together, stretch together, collage together, and soak together.

Dates: September 15-20, 2019
Location: Sedona, AZ

 

Yoga Nidra & Savasana: Leading Yoga's Inner Practices

Director(s): Steve Wolf
Dates: October 11-13, 2019
Program Times: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9-6:30pm
Cost: $475
Earlybird 1:  $350 by August 11, 2019
Earlybird 2:  $425 by September 11, 2019

Location: Loop Studio
30 Don Jose Loop
Santa Fe, NM

Yoga Nidra & Savasana:  Leading Yoga’s Inner Practices  
 
Yoga Nidra literally means “sleep of the yogi.”  Numerous recent studies prove the power of this ancient technique to systematically calm the nervous system and induce the most profound states of relaxation.  But, yoga nidra is so much more than a tool for relaxation. Through guided visual imagery, body awareness, and other mindfulness techniques, it provides access to your deepest states of consciousness.  Here you’ll find self understanding and healing, and you gain access to your intuition and creative potential. Through regular practice you become more grounded and less reactive to the push and pull of daily events.
 
Give yourself the gift of yoga nidra, and add this skill to your teaching toolbox to share with your students.  This workshop is appropriate for caregivers off all kinds, and is accessible to those of all abilities and experience levels.  Yoga teachers may also credit the hours toward their Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements (CEUs).

Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger
Director in Training: Rebecca Leary Safon
Dates: November 15-18, 2019
Program Times:
Friday/Monday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm; break at 11:30-12:30 for studio class.
Saturday/Sunday 9:00am-6:30pm
Total Cost:  $700

  • Earlybird 1:  $550 by 8 weeks out September 15, 2019
  • Earlybird 2:  $625 by 4 weeks out October 15, 2019

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour training and midwives/doulas with a strong yoga practice.

Become confident, qualified, and comfortable leading prenatal yoga classes in this training that teaches appropriate asana, assists, pranayama, sounding, and meditation for each stage of pregnancy. Every day of the training begins with a prenatal yoga class in which you wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a pregnant body. The yoga class is followed by theory, practical application, and practice teaching.

Topics covered in this program include

  • Fetal development
  • Physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body during each trimester, and her body’s responses to these changes
  • Pregnancy discomforts during each stage and the yoga practices, non-traditional methods, and traditional techniques that can alleviate these discomforts.

Jacci Gruninger also offers tips on labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga, and how to market your classes.