TEACHER TRAINING AT OHANA

Gena Kenny (founder of Ohana Yoga)

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Gena Kenny

Restorative TT dates  2018

  • February 17th and 18th  “Yoga for Spinal Care”
  • April 14th and 15th “Core Connectivity”
  • May 11th – 13th “Developing Embodiment”

 


February 17th and 18th,  2018

“Yoga for Spinal Care”

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Gena Kenny

If you want to learn to teach Restorative Yoga, or wish to deepen your understanding and practice of Restorative Yoga, this is the course for you.

In this workshop you will learn how to release tension in the physical body, you will develop a greater understanding of the nervous system and the role that the nervous system plays in holding patterns of imbalance or chronic pain, you will also learn methods to truly relax the mind and enter a deep state of rest for all levels of your being.

This workshop is open to all. Some previous study of anatomy is helpful but not mandatory

This course will cover the following:

  • The anatomy and function(s) of the spine and deeper muscles of the body.
  • The function of the nervous system in regards to chronic patterns.
  • The physiological foundations of Restorative Yoga
  • How to set up props and poses
  • Restorative Yoga and Trauma

Schedule:

Saturday 11 – 5:30pm (theory and practice)

Sunday 11 – 5:30pm (theory and practice)

Payment methods include: Direct Deposit, Pay through Mind/Body App, Credit card

To book: Email Gena@ohanayoga.com.au or go to the mind/body link below:

Restore TT

Cost: $295 including your manual on ‘Yoga for Spinal Care”.

All bookings are made directly through Ohana Yoga

More about Gena:

Gena Kenny has been studying and teaching yoga for spinal care for nearly 10 years. She teaches from a place of self-healing through her own back injury which she incurred whilst working as a firefighter in the Melbourne Fire Brigade. Having been through chronic pain and the frustration of the ups and downs of the pain and cycles of repeated patterns, she applied these methods to her own body and now lives without pain.

Gena has studied intensively with Donna Farhi who is one of the world’s leaders in yoga for spinal care and healing. She most recently began assisting Donna Farhi in her teacher training intensives and enjoys sharing her learning with others.


April 14th and 15th, 2018

“Core Connectivity”

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Gena Kenny

At the very core of well-executed movement is somatic awareness. Cultivating movement from your core will enrich your sense of flexibility, suppleness, strength, and stability so that with fluid motion your vital life force becomes increasingly tangible.

In this Teacher Training you will cultivate an ongoing, experiential practice into the alive and ever changing territory of your body. You will learn how to have a clear expression from your core to the outer periphery through breath practices and movement practices. The focus will be on the ‘core connection’ in relation to movement patterns, breath patterns and including the mind/emotional links to living outside of your centre. As your body moves, your mind moves.

This workshop is open to all. Some previous study of anatomy is helpful but not mandatory

This course will cover the following:

  • How to establish a base line sensory perception
  • How to extrapolate meaning from sensory information
  • The pelvis/cranium
  • Fluid body support
  • Organ body support
  • Cellular respiration and the keys to integration from the centre.
  • Developing a mental/emotional connection to your core and yourself.
  • Restorative yoga sequences.
      • “I have to feel connected within myself and able to claim my own movement sphere before I feel comfortable moving in the world” Peggy Hackney from Making Connections.
    • Schedule:

      Saturday 11 – 6pm (theory and practice)

      Sunday 11 – 6pm (theory and practice)

      Cost: $350 including your manual on ‘Yoga for Core Connectivity”.

    • Payment methods include: Direct Deposit, Pay through Mind/Body App, Credit card

      To book: Email Gena@ohanayoga.com.au

    • More about Gena:

      Gena Kenny has been studying and teaching yoga for spinal care for nearly 10 years. She teaches from a place of self-healing through her own back injury which she incurred whilst working as a firefighter in the Melbourne Fire Brigade. Having been through chronic pain and the frustration of the ups and downs of the pain and cycles of repeated patterns, she applied these methods to her own body and now lives without pain.

      Gena has studied intensively with Donna Farhi who is one of the world’s leaders in yoga for spinal care and healing. She most recently began assisting Donna Farhi in her teacher training intensives and enjoys sharing her learning with others.

To book click on this link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=76781&stype=-8&sTG=32&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=3


May 12th and 13th, 2018

“Embodiment Practices”

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Gena Kenny

If you want to learn to teach Restorative Yoga, or wish to deepen your understanding and practice of Restorative Yoga, this is the course for you.

“Through the practice of embodiment, I come home”

This course will help you develop skills in understanding and feeling a deeper sense of embodiment.  You will gain a greater felt sense of your organs, glands and systems as well as a more broad understanding on the interconnectedness of the whole.

Through movement, breath, vibrational sound and meditations you will learn how to be more present with yourself on all levels.  As you learn how to be more present to yourself and felt sensations, you become more present to how your body actually is , rather than be in a foggy relationship with it. Your body loves presence, it thrives on presence.  The power of presence will bring your cells and structures into a new consciousness and energy and it will revive your bodies ability to self heal, self regulate and establishing balance from within.

This course will cover the following:

  • The Fluid body
  • The Organ body
  • The five lobes of the lungs
  • The five diaphragms
  • Kidneys and adrenal glands
  • The digestive system
  • The jaw/pelvis connection
  • Embodied Feet
  • Tensegrity
  • Cellular breathing
  • Achieving Homeostasis

 

Schedule:

Saturday 11 am – 5:30pm

Sunday 11 am – 5:30pm

Course fee:

$295.00 inclusive of your manual on “Embodiment Practices”.

Click on this link to book in: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=76781&stype=-8&sTG=28&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=3


 

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Jennifer Crescenzo

“Jen’s Yin course was outstanding. It has given me not only a better appreciation of the practice, but the skillset and confidence to create intelligent, creative sequencing that supports the body. Jen’s guidance on the use of postures, props and modifications has also enabled me to better suit the practice to every individual. Jen has also had a great influence on the way I now teach Yin. I’m not afraid to move or use other modalities such as self-massage and acupressure to get the best result for bringing the body and mind back into balance.”

– 2017 Yin TT Graduate Ryan Mannix

Yin TT Dates at Ohana Aug to Nov 2017:

  • Yintensive: Friday August 25th
  • Yin Sequencing: Fri October 13th – 15th
  • Yin Yang Sequencing: Fri November 17th – 19th

Yin Fundamentals: One-Day Intensive

Date: Friday Aug 25

Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Cost: $275

Course Description: For those unable to attend the earlier Fundamentals trainings at Ohana Yoga (Feb 2017) and Yoke Yoga (July 2017), Jennifer is offering a special one-day Intensive at Ohana on Friday August 25. While less comprehensive than the weekend course, this intensive gives you the basics including the how and why of the Yin method and an introduction to Yin Yoga postures. It is designed specifically for teachers who missed the Fundamentals trainings earlier in the year but are keen to join the Yin and Yin Yang Sequencing trainings at Yoke Yoga or Ohana Yoga in 2017.

 

Course: Yin Sequencing

Date: 13-15 October

Time: Friday 6-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:30 to 6pm

Cost: $450 (includes manual and certificate of completion)

Course Description: Over a weekend you will dive deeper into the physical and energetic anatomy of Yin in order to sequence postures more imaginatively and skilfully.  You’ll learn how muscles, fascia, and joints form kinetic chains that coordinate movement and direct energy.  And you’ll consider how these new insights about human movement relate to the meridians mapped by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The weekend will introduce you to the Anatomy Trains of Tom Myers so that you can apply these body maps to building Yin sequences.  You’ll be introduced to the Taoist Concepts of Yin and Yang and Five Element Theory so you can structure sequences that support the flow of Qi and balance the Five Elements.  To truly integrate these teachings, you will experience two led Yin practices. I will break down these sequences so that you understand the structure and can apply it in your own sequencing.

Weekend Schedule

  • Friday: 6-8pm (Led Yin Practice)
  • Saturday: 12-6 (Theory and Posture Lab)
  • Sunday: 12-6 (Theory and Posture Lab)

Course: Yin Yang Sequencing

Date: 17-19 November

Time: Friday 6-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:30 to 6pm

Cost: $450 (includes manual and certificate of completion)

Course Description: Our muscles and fascia have both Yin and Yang aspects and our Nervous System has a Yin and a Yang side.  In this training, we dig deeper into the concepts of Yin and Yang and explore different ways to structure a class to balance these two energies.

Imagination plays a powerful role in transforming your body and mind. Through movement, you’ll experience the Taoist five elements of earth, water, fire, wood, and metal using the forms of the tiger, the dragon, the elephant, and the ninja. Through lecture and sequencing exercises, you will learn how to weave together the rhythmic and heating qualities of Yang practice with the cooling, reflective qualities of Yin practice.  Refresh your practice, refine your movements, and lead more powerful classes!

Weekend Schedule

  • Friday: 6-8pm (Led Yin Practice)
  • Saturday: 12-6 (Theory and Posture Lab)
  • Sunday: 12-6 (Theory and Posture Lab)

Ohana Package Prices:

Intensive (1 day) + Yin Sequencing = $675

Yin Sequencing + Yin Yang Sequencing = $825

Intensive (1 day) + Yin Sequencing + Yin Yang Sequencing = $1025

Link to book into any of the Yin Teacher Trainings

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=76781&stype=-8&sTG=28&sVT=15&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=4

FAQ’s

Who is Jennifer?

Jennifer is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500. She has been at the forefront of Yin Yoga in Australia, teaching Melbourne’s first Yin classes and leading Yin Teacher Training in Australia and internationally. In addition, she facilitates YA certified 200 Hour Teacher Trainings in Melbourne and is the co-creator/facilitator of Anatomy for Yoga teacher trainings.  Since 2009 Jennifer has been mentored by Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley, completing his foundational courses and advanced studies in the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali. She has additional Yin training with Sarah Powers. Seeking greater understanding of the human form, Jennifer studies with leading fascia researcher and educator Tom Myers and dissected a human cadaver under the instruction of Gil Hedley.  Jennifer is a life-long athlete and loves movement in all forms, from the quiet stillness of Yin to the explosive power of weightlifting. Her classes combine fluid movements and still postures and she loves to find new ways to use props!

Am I required to do a teacher training to teach Yin?

Legally, you are not required to attend a Yin Teacher Training in order to lead Yin Yoga classes.

So, why should I attend a training?

The Yin method is fundamentally different to other forms of modern yoga like Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Hot. It’s important to understand those differences and how to explain them to your students. When teaching Yin Yoga classes, you are helping students understand a little bit more about how their bodies and minds work and what they can do to adapt and vary postures to meet their own unique needs. In order to do this effectively, you’ll need more anatomy then most 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings offer. And you’ll also want a grasp of energetic anatomy like the Chakras of yoga and the Meridians of Chinese Medicine. In Jennifer’s Yin TT’s, you’ll learn this physical and energetic anatomy in the “Movement Lab” where you experiment with the postures yourself and observe others. Then you’ll learn how to apply that understanding in sequencing a class.

I’m a 200 Hour certified Yoga Teacher but I’ve never done any Yin training. What should I purchase?

If you’ve never done any Yin Yoga training before, please start with the weekend Yin Fundamentals or the One-day Yin Intensive. Here you’ll learn the core philosophy and methods of Yin Yoga and how to teach the foundational Yin postures. You’ll learn a little anatomy – including a bit more about how your muscles, fascia, and nervous system work together to limit or allow movement. This is the foundation you need for either Yin Sequencing or Yin Yang Sequencing.

I’m a student who just wants to understand more about Yin Yoga. What should I purchase?

The best place to start is Yin Fundamentals. This training will give you the tools you need to practice safely and effectively at home.

I’ve done some Yin training before. Do I still need to complete Yin Fundamentals?

If you’ve already done some Yin training, you can probably jump right into Yin Sequencing or Yin Yang Sequencing. Just contact Jennifer to be sure (jencrescenzo@gmail.com)

I did a Yin training with Jennifer a few years ago when the format was different. Do I need to start again with Yin Fundamentals?

Jennifer continually attends trainings with leaders in the field of fascia such as Tom Myers and Gil Hedley and studies Chakras, Meridians, and yoga philosophy with Paul Grilley. And her understanding of movement is always evolving through her own movement life which includes Yin Yoga, Flow Yoga, Primal Movement, and Olympic Lifting. So, her trainings are always updated to reflect new ideas and experiences. Today’s Yin Fundamentals is different than her previous Level One Yin courses. That said, if you’ve attending a Yin Level One training and you’ve got a regular Yin practice, you are welcome to jump straight in to Yin Sequencing. You might just refresh yourself on some of the core concepts before you attend.