Saturday July 8 8:30 am- Kathleen
Tuesday July 11 8:30 am- Kathleen
Tuesday July 11th 6:30 pm- Emily
Wednesday July 12th 10:00 am- Sue
Thursday July 13th 8:30 am – Nikki
Thursday July 13th 6:30 pm- Jeff
Saturday July 16th 8:30 am – Jeff
Tuesday July 18th 8:30 am- Emily
Tuesday July 18th 6:30 pm- Jeff
Enjoy your week, Connie
2017 Let’s Get Fit Schedule
Free Fun Fitness Classes and Health Activities
May 1 Zumba w/ Amber Taylor DMH & St Mary’s – Blood Pressure
May 8 Tai Chi w/Ariane Buckley St Mary’s – Grip Strength
May 15 Tabata w/ Shelli Reinhardt DMH – How To Read Nutrition Labels
May 22 Piyo w/ Kathy Doty Fleet Feet – Bra Fit Specialist
May 29 Memorial Day – No Class/Activity
June 5 Cardio Dance w/ Cynda Roberson St Mary’s – Blood Pressure
June 12 Yoga w/ Connie Pease DMH & St Mary’s – Cancer Fighting Foods & Fleet Feet – Shoe Fit Specialist
June 19 Strength Training w/Mimi Walters & Toni Eichenauer Dermascan
Fairview Park Pavilion – Monday Nights 5:30 pm
9:30 am Sub Decatur Athletic Club
7:45 am No Dance
8:30 am All Levels Yoga Nikki Hebert
6:30 pm All Levels Yoga Emily Cook
10:00 am Sustainable Yoga Sue Weinstein
8:30 am All Levels Yoga Kathleen Owen
6:30 pm All Levels Yoga Nikki Hebert
Cost – $10.00
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It’s time to debunk myths and set the record straight about the tuck. I’m talking about the pelvic tuck, also known as the pelvic tilt. For a while now, the tuck has become far too popular in fitness vocabulary. The word “tuck” has been used by weightlifters and CrossFit coaches to teach athletes to how to engage their glutes and open their hips; think at the top of a squat or a box jump. Yoga teachers have also taken to using the term to cue a flattening of the spine to prevent low back crunching. The tuck originated as a well-intentioned correctional cue. However, the tuck has taken on a life of it’s own. From a biomechanics perspective, the tuck is causing more harm than it is good as people are misunderstanding it’s proper use and purpose. If you have pelvic floor dysfunction or a diastasis recti or other core issue, the last thing you want to do is tuck your pelvis under you as it creates a reduced curve in your lumbar spine (your spine needs its curves for balance), it tightens the pelvic floor muscles, and it creates muscle imbalances in the hips and core. Having a pelvic floor dysfunction or core issue resolved by becoming aware of a tucked pelvis is very gratifying.
We practice yoga because it makes our lives better – healthier, happier, more holistic.
This practical, foundation program will advance your practice, acquaint you with the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help you find your voice.
If you aspire to teach, you are in good company: many of the Central Illinois Yoga Teachers started their journey here. We want you to master the fundamentals, so completing our program will mark the beginning of your successful career as a yoga teacher.
OUR 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM INCLUDES:
Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits, and potential risks)
Principles of anatomy
Science and art of sequencing
How to observe bodies
Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
Cultivating your voice
Confidence-building through practice teaching
Yoga history and philosophy
Sanskrit names of postures
The Business of Yoga
WHAT MAKES YOGA AT CONNIE’S TEACHER TRAINING UNIQUE?
Teaching Tradition Lineage: Krishnamacharya, TK Desikachar, Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the bestselling book “Yoga Anatomy,” and Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar and Anusara Yoga.
Intelligent Sequencing: Learn the art and science of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class.
Learn to teach truly: Our program is not about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead, an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment.
Find Yourself: We give you space and opportunity to find your teaching style.
Below is a “schedule” for our weekends. I will do my best to stick to it, but please know that schedules are good to have but often have to be put aside when things come up.
8 Weekends, Friday 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm: Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
(140 contact hours)
Dates: To Be Announced
Our current schedule is as follows:
Friday 6:30 -9:00 pm
6:30-7:30 Yoga Class
7:45-9:00 Into and Review
Saturday and Sunday 8:30-4:30pm
8:30-10:00 Yoga Class
10:15 – 12:45 Postural Training
3:15 – 4:30 Session
Specific Session weekends:
Please keep in mind the refund and make-up policy. If you are going to miss any of a weekend, please contact me as soon as possible.
All payments must be paid when due.
Once the student begins the training, there will be no refunds issued.
If Yoga at Connie’s cancels the teacher training, a full credit or refund will be given.
Yoga at Connie’s reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.
YTT Make-up Policy:
Although 100% attendance is highly encouraged, please note the following regarding making up missed work. If a participant misses all or a portion of a YTT weekend, it is their responsibility, at their own expense, to make up the missed work by the next YTT weekend. A typical YTT weekend consists of approximately 20 contact hours with an instructor. These hours are part of the 200-Hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification requirement. Depending on the time missed, make-up work may include any or all of the following: participation in additional classes/downloads missed, journal writing assignments, paper writing assignments, phone conversations with the instructor and private lessons with the instructor or other assigned teacher at that teacher’s private lesson fee.
The true meaning of APARIGRAHA ( letting go)
This week has been troublesome. My father has COPD and was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday for breathing issues. He could not catch his breath which is life, and all I could think about was he was losing his. I wanted him to try harder because I know when the breath is held too long that what nourishes us can turn toxic. The hospital room was full of chaos that Wednesday evening before a nurse took my dad’s hand while he was grasping and began to pray for breath. There was a calm that came over the room, and at that moment there was peace. The nature of aparigraha is impermanence – everything changes. Falling back to the breath and watch the rise and fall of each inhalation and exhalation, we can feel the truth of the transience of all things. My dad’s fear was gone as he returned to his breath. Dad told me later he felt he had only a few breaths left that night. In my heart, I knew he was right.
APARIGRAHA means nonpossessiveness and can also be interrupted as nonattachment, nongreedy, clinging, better said “letting go.” Our journey in this life should be light while caring and enjoying thoroughly.
Why is aparigraha so hard to practice? Still unable to shake the worry and stress, so I then decided to dive deep into trying to understand better what practicing Aparigraha meant. Is it just letting go, detaching yourself? Or is there more to it. I wonder how many suitcases of expectations, plans, resentments, and unforgiven moments I carry around with me on a daily basis. “Aparigraha is taking what we need: taking what serves us and letting go when the time is right. Aparigraha allows us to become more present by letting go of expectations.” I remembered this quote from a yoga tape I once watched, and I wrote it down for moments like these. I sat for a long time in silence, contemplating these two sentences. I dropped into a place of mental stillness that had been evading me for days. My faith in God and art of the practice is finding space to think clearly enough to discern what needs to be held closely and what needs to be let go. “Aparigraha isn’t about letting go of all things – it’s about letting go of the right things at the right time.” Practicing trust will keep us in check and keep us open to life’s unfolding.