Workshops

WORKSHOPS: All workshops are Yoga Alliance approved YACEP workshops

For further details of each workshop please click on the “+” .
Please note payment must be made to reserve your place

HANDSTANDS: 10 June WITH Catherine Wilkinson


HANDSTAND WORKSHOPS:  Learn the skills needed to build a strong foundation to hold a stable and controlled handstand.These workshops are for those just beginning to learn to handstand as well as those looking to learn more advanced handstands including straddle handstand press and pike press. You will be taught exercises to take home for you to build the correct strength and mobility for happy hand standing. YACEP credits with the Yoga Alliance



Saturday 10 June R300

Saturday 22 July R300

Saturday 19 August R300

Saturday 16 September (YamaYoga Durbanville R350)


Time:

10.30 to 12.30am

Cost:

R300 per session EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE


 


Teacher:

Catherine Wilkinson is the lead teacher trainer on all the Wellness Connection yoga courses, both 200hr and 500hr. And she is addicted to handstands. Catherine has spent the last 2 years training with GMB trainer Gayle Pocock, a renowned handstand master who has taught Catherine all the drills, skills and tips towards a happy handstand practice


HANDSTANDS:  22 July WITH Catherine Wilkinson


HANDSTAND WORKSHOPS:  Learn the skills needed to build a strong foundation to hold a stable and controlled handstand.These workshops are for those just beginning to learn to handstand as well as those looking to learn more advanced handstands including straddle handstand press and pike press. You will be taught exercises to take home for you to build the correct strength and mobility for happy hand standing. YACEP credits with the Yoga Alliance



Saturday 10 June R300

Saturday 22 July R300

Saturday 19 August R300

Saturday 16 September (YamaYoga Durbanville R350)


Time:

10.30 to 12.30am

Cost:

R300 per session EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE


Teacher:

Catherine Wilkinson is the lead teacher trainer on all the Wellness Connection yoga courses, both 200hr and 500hr. And she is addicted to handstands. Catherine has spent the last 2 years training with GMB trainer Gayle Pocock, a renowned handstand master who has taught Catherine all the drills, skills and tips towards a happy handstand practice


UNDERSTANDING PAIN IN YOGA 101: 12 August WITH Tracy Prowse Physiotherapist


YOGA AND PAIN: understanding what pain means in your practice




Workshop: 12 August 10.30 – 12 

How much: R250 EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE



ACCREDITED WITH THE YOGA ALLIANCE as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education course for Yoga teachers.

Many of us strive to have a healthy body, together with a healthy mind and spirit. As a yoga teacher, have you ever wondered if there is such a thing as “too much” yoga. Or, perhaps, you have encountered a situation when you are safely helping a client attain a simple pose and suddenly they are struck down by a sharp pain? Feelings of panic and self-doubt generally arise and we start questioning ourselves, as health practitioners, often placing the blame squarely on our own shoulders.


Movement, experience or action can be experienced by our brain as a threat. By understanding the complexities to pain, the importance of the ‘YOU’ in response to pain, YOUR beliefs, ideas, emotions, immune system and stress levels – how all of these things can elevate the threat level and therefore elevate the pain response. 


Why is this important? Simply put: all painful experiences (physical, as well as psychological) are due to the brain concluding that something is more of a threat than a safety and therefore warrants attention and a response. Pain is ALWAYS an output of the brain and NEVER “comes” from the periphery. 


Tracy Prowse is a physiotherapist with 20 years of clinical experience in managing and helping people of all ages and abilities to unlock their maximum physical potential.


Her interest lies in understanding the human condition with reference to the brain, central nervous system and the mind, body, spirit connection. Tracy’s professional journey in learning and understanding neuroplasticity of the nervous system with reference to sports injuries,  developmental difficulties and general aches and pains,  led her to embarking on the national Certificate in Pain Management course, through the Train Pain Academy.


HANDSTANDS: 19 August WITH Catherine Wilkinson


HANDSTAND WORKSHOPS:  Learn the skills needed to build a strong foundation to hold a stable and controlled handstand.These workshops are for those just beginning to learn to handstand as well as those looking to learn more advanced handstands including straddle handstand press and pike press. You will be taught exercises to take home for you to build the correct strength and mobility for happy hand standing. YACEP credits with the Yoga Alliance



Saturday 10 June R300

Saturday 22 July R300

Saturday 19 August R300

Saturday 16 September (YamaYoga Durbanville R350)


Time:

10.30 to 12.30am

Cost:

R300 per session EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE

Cancellations: No refund unless a replacement is found


Teacher:

Catherine Wilkinson is the lead teacher trainer on all the Wellness Connection yoga courses, both 200hr and 500hr. And she is addicted to handstands. Catherine has spent the last 2 years training with GMB trainer Gayle Pocock, a renowned handstand master who has taught Catherine all the drills, skills and tips towards a happy handstand practice


IMPROVING JOINT MOBILITY IN YOGA: 2 September WITH RICHARD DEAN SUMARES
Functional Range Conditioning


Functional Range Conditioning: How to increase joint mobility & endurance for Yoga WITH RICHARD DEAN SUMARES



Workshop:  2 September 10.30 – 1pm 

Where: Wellness Connection Studio

How much: R300 EFT Date of workshop and name REFERENCE



ACCREDITED WITH THE YOGA ALLIANCE as a Continuing Education Programme for Yoga Teachers


We all want to be able to do handstands, the splits,  arm balances and backbends – the big glamorous yoga poses. But so often our joints range of motion prevents us, often causing pain. But we keep trying, by repeating the same pose again and again and again with little improvement, and frequently more joint soreness. 


An example would be the arm balance Bakasana or handstands.  Think of the perfect Bakasana, straight arms, leaning far over your wrists….and the wrist ache you experience afterwards, stopping you from practicing the pose again. Simply put, your wrists are not strong or mobile enough to carry the load of your body weight.


How much wrist extension do you have access to under your own control? In other words, how much can you bend your wrist backward (without help from your other hand) the way you need to when you do bakasana or a handstand? If you can only move your wrist 45 degrees, we have to ask why we expect our wrist not to hurt when we extend it to over 100 degrees in Bakasana?


Improving your joints range of motion (mobility) will go a long way to help you in your practice—it will help you improve your strength and your mobility and aid you in accessing  more optimal positions, and more importantly healthier, injury free joints


So how can you improve your range of motion for the sake of your movement efficiency and safety?


Introducing the concept of FRCFunctional Range Conditioning


Functional range conditioning (FRC), developed by musculoskeletal expert Dr. Andreo Spina, is a comprehensive joint training system that essentially helps you move better.


Teacher Richard Dean Sumares, a registered FRC practitioner and 200hr Yoga Teacher will guide us through an introduction to FRC related to Joint Health and Longevity, Joint Strength  and Mobility/ Flexibility related to Yoga Poses.


RESOURCES:


Interview with Dr Andrea Spina 


https://gmb.io/episode-68/


https://www.functionalanatomyseminars.com


HANDSTANDS (@ YAMAYOGA): 16 September WITH Catherine Wilkinson


HANDSTAND WORKSHOPS:  Learn the skills needed to build a strong foundation to hold a stable and controlled handstand.These workshops are for those just beginning to learn to handstand as well as those looking to learn more advanced handstands including straddle handstand press and pike press. You will be taught exercises to take home for you to build the correct strength and mobility for happy hand standing. YACEP credits with the Yoga Alliance



Saturday 10 June R300

Saturday 22 July R300

Saturday 19 August R300

Saturday 16 September (YamaYoga Durbanville R350)


Time:

10.30 to 12.30am

Cost:

R300 per session EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE


 


Teacher:

Catherine Wilkinson is the lead teacher trainer on all the Wellness Connection yoga courses, both 200hr and 500hr. And she is addicted to handstands. Catherine has spent the last 2 years training with GMB trainer Gayle Pocock, a renowned handstand master who has taught Catherine all the drills, skills and tips towards a happy handstand practice


50 hr KIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: 16&17 September WITH Claire Weight


50 hrs Kids Yoga Teacher Training

16 September 10.30 – 6.30pm & 17 September. 9 – 5pm     


Cost: R2,500 Deposit R1000 to secure your place

EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE


Accredited by the Wellness Connection and the Yoga Fellowship of South Africa 



 


Yoga Alliance YACEP accredited for those who are already 200hr Yoga Teachers 


 


Teacher: Claire Weight is a 200 hr and 500 hr Registered Yoga Teacher, and a lead trainer on the Wellness Connections 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course. Claire teaches both adults and kids yoga, and has her own successful Kids Yoga Teaching company http://www.yogalini.org.za



 


“Claire makes an effort to make every individual feel special, as well as challenging them to be the best that they can. Definitely a breath of fresh air, and an amazing yoga teacher” Anonymous 200hr Teacher training feedback 


For more details http://wellnessconnection.co.za/yoga-teacher-training/2017-september-kids-yoga-teacher-training-course/


50 hr YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: 14 & 15 and 28  October WITH Carla Collins


50 hr Wellness Connection Yin Yoga Teacher Training course




Accredited by Yoga Alliance YACEP continuing education 


Dates:

14 October: 10.30 – 6.30pm

15 October: 8 – 6pm

28 October: 10.30 – 6.30 pm


Homework:

Sequence preparation work.


Cost:

R3,000 EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE


 


Yin Yoga is a subtle, deep and powerful approach to Yoga.  It is an individually adapted, slow and meditative asana practice combined with internal awareness. Asanas are practiced in a passive way with relaxed muscles.



Course Outline

Philosophy of Yin Yoga

Understanding the philosophy and origins of Yin: both its differences and similarities with other styles of yoga and how it applies to the practice.


Yin Yoga Anatomy and Poses

An exploration of 30 of the more common yin yoga asanas; and what happens beneath the skin as we shift shapes as well as the intelligent use of props based on the individuals needs.


Learning how to observe, prop poses and adjust

Learn how to see what each individual needs in each pose. Using props can be plentiful and fun, as well as creative. How to use props, both studio props and household items to prop and adjust Yin Poses for different indiviudal needs.


The Nature of Connective Tissue

An overview of the structure of connective tissue: how it differs from muscle and why it bares importance in a yin practice.


Meridians

We will look at the Meridian system as it appears in Chinese Medicine and applications to the practice of Yin.


Creating a class, for yourself or your students

How to theme; sequence and verbally construct an engaging class; learning to balance words with silence.


Meditation

Exploring mindfulness; meditation and breath work and its integration within this yoga practice. Learn to teach and to hold the space in silence.


Teacher

Carla Collins is a 200 hr and 
500 hr Registered Yoga Teacher, as well as a Teacher Trainer on the Wellness Connection Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training courses.  Carla teaches both Yin and Vinyasa Yoga, and has an in depth understanding of anatomy, injury, modifications and adjustments. 


“Carla has a lovely way of communicating, a sincere interest in helping you. I love her classes especially her attention to adjustments” Anonymous feedback 200 hr Teacher trainee


BEGINNERS INTRO TO YOGA COURSE


BEGINNERS YOGA COURSE: Introduction to the main poses used in all Yoga Classes. Experienced teachers will take you through all the poses, and adapt them to your body. 


6 SESSIONS: 2 Course Options to suit your times:

Evenings: Mondays and Thursdays: 6.15 to 7.15 pm 16 October finishing 6 November

(30 October no session)

OR

Mornings:
Tuesdays and Friday 10.30-11.30am: 31 October finishing 17 November 


COST: R600


PROP USE 101 IN TEACHING YOGA:  28 October WITH Laura Norton


PROP WORKSHOP: Don’t know how to loop a strap? Straps for boat pose or forearm balance? What are those round blocks for? Backbends with blocks? Sandbags for forward bending? 


Dates: 28 October 2017    

10.30 to 1pm

Cost: R300 EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE



 


 


 


ACCREDITED WITH THE YOGA ALLIANCE as a Continuing Education Programme for Yoga Teachers


Props can be a key element to transforming your yoga practice or yoga teaching.  General opinion in the vinyasa community can be very biased towards the use of props, but we at the Wellness Connection have seen how props can make your or your students practice fly!  


Come and learn how to use props for backbends, forward bends, and other poses. 


Teacher Laura Norton

Laura is a registered 200 hr and 500 hr Teacher, as well as a Lead Teacher Trainer on the Wellness Connection 20o hr Yoga Teacher Training course. Laura spent many years under the tutelage of David Jacobs, a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher in South Africa, as well as gaining her Vinyasa/Ashtanga credentials. 


“Laura’s enthusiasm and knowledge of yoga poses, and different yoga styles is unbelievable. She has such a practical, lively approach to teaching. Fabulous scope of knowledge, very efficient and fun ways of delivering that content” Anonymous feedback from 200 hr Yoga Teacher Trainee


ADVANCED SEQUENCING 101 FOR YOGA TEACHERS: 11 November WITH Catherine Wilkinson


 


YOGA TEACHERS: ADVANCED SEQUENCING: 11 November 






Times: 10.30pm to 1pm Cost: R300 EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE



 


ACCREDITED WITH THE YOGA ALLIANCE as a Continuing Education Programme for Yoga Teachers


Advanced Peak Pose sequencing is what the Wellness Connection Yoga style of teaching is all about. We will teach you how to take an advanced pose and break it down into components that will tell you how to build your Vinyasa Flow class to help you and your students access the big poses. 


Teacher: Catherine Wilkinson is the lead teacher trainer on all the Wellness Connection yoga courses, both 200hr and 500hr. Catherine began to do Peak pose sequencing in Vinyasa Flow after studying with Brigitta Tummon, an Iyengar teacher,  and studying anatomy of movement. Catherine realised that it was possible to change a Vinyasa class to one that worked on the necessary areas to help students (and herself!) understand how to access difficult poses, but to keep the flow. Catherine then studied with Jason Crandell (jasonyoga.com)whose specialises in intelligent sequencing for Vinyasa Flow.


FOR YOGA TEACHERS: ADJUSTMENTS AND ASANA RECAP:  25 November WITH Laura Norton


YOGA TEACHERS: ADJUSTMENTS AND ASANA RECAP:  Forgotten everything you learned on your 200 hour Teacher Training course? Or just feel like you never felt comfortable enough to really adjust people? Come and be reminded of fabulous adjustments in standing poses,

forward bends, back bends and inversions. 


25 November  

Times: 10.30 to 1pm

Cost: R300 EFT Date of workshop and YOUR name REFERENCE


 


YOGA ALLIANCE ACCREDITED as a Continuing Education Programme for Yoga Teachers.


Teacher Laura Norton

Laura is a registered 200 hr and 500 hr Teacher, as well as a Lead Teacher Trainer on the Wellness Connection 20o hr Yoga Teacher Training course. Laura spent many years under the tutelage of David Jacobs, a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher in South Africa, as well as gaining her Vinyasa/Ashtanga credentials.


“Laura’s enthusiasm and knowledge of yoga poses, and different yoga styles is unbelievable. She has such a practical, lively approach to teaching. Fabulous scope of knowledge, very efficient and fun ways of delivering that content” Anonymous feedback from 200 hr Yoga Teacher Trainee


 


 


NEUROFLOWNeurosciene & Yoga WITH Brittany Fair 9 December


Date: 9 December 10.30am – 12.30am

Cost: R300

EFT Name and Workshop as Reference


Brittany Fair (brittanydfair.com) is a Neuroscientist and Yoga Teacher from California. Brittany will guide us through an easily understood lecture combined with Yoga Flow




Initiation of Movement

Physiology of Pranayama

Brain Changes with Meditation and Yoga

Crash Course in Neuroanatomy 


“I liked the way the science was integrated into the movement of flowing. It was fabulous to be able to put more thought and awareness to mind-body connection” ~Kailey