Saturday, March 2: 12 – 5 PM
Sunday March 3: 12 – 5 PM
Thursday March 7: 6:45 – 9:15 PM
In the seasons of our lives our needs change. Thus, our practice must change. Injury, grief, physical regression, healing & rebuilding… there are times our practice must soften to support us.
Gentle Yoga is a practice welcome to all. Simplified asana with a focus on diverse alterations and an intense appreciation for self-regulated movement allows this practice to be open for all levels of physical ability. The specific focus on quality, location, and texture of breath coupled with deliberate pauses for reflection brings a meditative component that is developed into pranayama and meditation practices in the class. The goal & means of the Gentle Yoga practice is a quality of inner listening, allowing each student a unique practice of modifications, timing of movements, and reflective attention. Remove the drive to accomplish a position, we reestablish an intention to tune in, listen, and follow an inner voice.
In this training we will focus on developing you as a teacher confident in your ability to creatively adapt for the individual:
- teaching methodology with individuality at its heart
- sequencing for building ROM
- functional asana variations for a range of abilities & needs
- creative problem solving for unexpected adaptations
- breath as the origin of movement
- instruction tips to support uniqueness & exploration
- understanding habitual patterns & creating healthy re-patterning
- accessible pranayama & meditation practices
- feedback on your sequencing & instruction
About Meg Bratt:
I am passionate about teaching my students an understanding of their self as a dynamic relationship between all of the aspects that make up the individual: the physical connections, body habits, lifestyle choices, emotions, intellect, and personality. It is my goal to work in a fun, engaging way to make the teachings personal for each individual.
I began my yoga practice in San Francisco while in college at the University of California, Berkeley. I moved to Denver in the fall of 2004 and began teaching Hot Yoga (2005). I continued to train and teach in many other styles: Power Yoga (2006), Hot Power Fusion (2007), and Restorative Yoga (2008). I have been involved in creating, leading, and lecturing in teacher trainings since 2006. I have a massage therapy certificate (Colorado School of Healing Arts), deepening my understanding of anatomy.
In 2012, I completed a 500-hour Krishnamacharya lineage training (Viniyoga) with the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco and continued with a three-year training in Yoga Therapy with Yoga as Therapy North America (2014). This tradition, and the support of my teachers and mentor, has dramatically changed the perspective of my teaching to approach each person in an individualized way, encouraging my students to focus on exploring their own unique experience in a practice instead of looking to achieve an expected position or outcome. Currently I teach a few group classes and focus on private instruction to assist the development of daily, personal practices for my clients.
Note: if your plans change and you need to cancel please do so before July 16. We cannot issue refunds for cancellations within 3 days of the event. Thanks for your understanding.
Call the studio: 303.221.7000