40 Hour Advanced Teacher Training
Innovation Incubator: New Directions in Teaching Yoga
Teaching Contemporary Yoga: Physical Philosophy and Critical Issues
with Edward Clark & Laurie Greene
Teaching Contemporary Yoga Advanced Training
This 5-day course will evaluate the practice and teaching (pedagogy) of Yoga for advanced practitioners and teachers. It is a deep dive into Yoga intended for who those who are looking to continue a serious inquiry, conversation, and collaboration about teaching and practicing yoga and a consideration of how to make its future evolution most effective.
Day #1: The Aesthetics of Beauty and Connoisseurs of Consciousness
Day #2: Making Ritual and Meaning Making
Day #3: Why Thinking Matters: Radical versus Critical Acceptance
Day #4: The Power of Imagination
Day #5: Merging Theory and Practice
Edward and Laurie will utilize their new book Teaching Contemporary Yoga (Routledge 2022) to frame and lead discussion and experimentation. They will
cultivate independent critical thinking and imaginative solutions to the problems facing Yoga and its practice in the world today.
Relevant to any style, orthodoxy, or population, this “incubator” goes beyond instruction in postures or adjustments. It will discuss how good teaching encompasses having sound theories, methods, techniques, and practice. It will promote the ways in which student progress and well as the robust evolution of Yoga as a discipline requires a systematic route to the experience of “enlightenment.” This
is a “training for the trainer” and is optimal for those that wish to create exceptional and innovative teacher trainings.
Teaching Contemporary Yoga Advanced Training includes :
5 night accommodations in a private beachfront villa
Yoga classes & sessions as per the itinerary
40 hours (CEU or applied to certification at Yoga Nine or elsewhere with approval)
Morning bites, brunch and dinner daily
All taxes & resort fees
What’s not included :
Staff gratuities (daily cleaning service and servers)
Flights to Cancun and airport transfers to El Cuyo
Massages ($135usd for 75 minute session)
Return COVID testing if necessary
Teaching Contemporary Yoga Advanced Training Itinerary :
Day One :
1pm Optional Group Shuttle meeting at CUN airport
3pm Arrival/Check in
4pm Opening Circle and discussion
Days Two – Five :
7:30am Fruit, tea, coffee, snack
8:00-9:00am Morning Class
10:30am-1:00pm Morning Session
Free time, beach walks, rest, snack bar available
2:00-4:30pm Afternoon Session
Free time, beach walks, rest, massages
6:30pm Dinner together
Day Six :
10am Optional Group Shuttle to CUN airport
Teaching Contemporary Yoga Advanced Training Requirements :
Serious commitment to teaching and/or practice, and a willingness to change one’s mind based on the results of their experimentation. Must have some experience with teaching, and be interested in questioning all that they believe they already know.
Teaching Contemporary Yoga Advanced Training Accommodations
Utopia Guesthouse & Yoga Studio : El Cuyo is the 3rd incarnation of a series of retreat houses that we have created to host retreat groups over the years.
The main living area shares a sitting room and a dining area indoors. There are porches both on the front side of the house and the beach side (please stay tuned for the beach terrace photo…I’m waiting for a table to be finished and then we will photograph it!).
Bedrooms are simple and cozy with neutral tones, natural textures from local sources and some with ocean views. The house has 8 bedrooms (4 privates with a queen bed each and 4 shared with 2 twin beds).
Bathrooms are shared amongst the house. There are three full bathrooms plus a double sink wash area upstairs and an outdoor shower with doors on the beach.
Our yoga studio has oceanviews from the second story terrace of the house. Yoga props are available in the studio. More photos of the completed studio coming soon…
Please stay tuned for more photos of the space and a blog coming with the before and after story of the renovation of this beach house. Follow along with our adventures on Instagram via @utopiayogaelcuyo
Teaching Contemporary Yoga Advanced Training Pricing :
Shared Double rooms
2 twin beds with shared bathrooms
$1,875usd per person
Private oceanview rooms
Oceanview queen rooms with shared bathrooms
Private Interior Room
Interior queen room with shared bathrooms
The house has 3 full bathrooms, one double sink wash area and an outdoor shower for sharing.