Holistic Education for Yoga Teachers
I was a nutritional therapist and clinical herbalist before becoming a yoga teacher. As I began my teacher training I realized that my background in holistic healthcare provided me with a fundamental understanding, allowing the new things I was learning to take on deeper meaning & truly come alive!
As we learned the niyamas I was drawn in by svadhyaya: the focus of self-reflection, study & understanding. It made so much sense that learning to listen to our bodies during our practice, and throughout our daily lives, provided the fertile grounds for our personal development and in our role as teachers!
The light went on! I wanted to provide this perspective for other yoga teachers! The better they understand the beautiful intricacies of their physiology, where unhealthy habits may stem from, and how to safely utilize the natural, healing tools at their fingertips, the more capable they are of supporting their bodies in customized ways. With this foundational perspective they can then support their students in realizing their true potential. And the ripple continues…
Topics covered in my training include
- The Foundations of Holistic Health
- Bio-individuality: Honoring Unique Physiology
- The Basics of Nutrition
- Optimal Food Preparation
- Scientific Deconstruction of Popular Dietary Styles
- Fueling Before & After Yoga
- Nutritional Supplements
- Medicinal Herbs
- Natural, Adjunctive Therapies
- Vital Body Systems
- A Nourishing Approach to Detoxification
- Scope of Practice
Contact us to find out where I will be guest teaching, or to discuss the opportunity of having China Rose Wellness support your students in their rich teacher training experience!