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Restorative Yoga Training
With Abby Paloma, Ally Bogard, and Jessica Caplan

September 21 – 23, 2018
Friday, 3:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM & 2:30 – 6:30 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM & 2:30 – 6:30 PM
@ TRIBECA


SKY TING is pleased to bring back Abby Paloma’s Restorative Yoga Teacher Training this Fall! More and more students are taking an interest in Restorative Yoga, a healing practice for stressful times. Abby Paloma has skillfully trained many teachers in the art of Restorative Yoga, and with the added expertise of Ally Bogard and Jessica Caplan, this training will be an in-depth exploration of the tools and techniques of this practice.

Restorative Yoga offers therapeutic tools to balance the nervous system in order to truly rest and replenish energy. States of deep mind and body relaxation are made more accessible through the architecture of restorative poses. Health benefits of a consistent restorative practice include lowered blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reduced insomnia, balanced menstruation, improved digestion, and increased fertility.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this Restorative Yoga teacher training you will learn and experience:

  • The architecture of restorative backbends, forward bends, therapeutic poses, and poses for pregnancy.

  • The energetic and physical alignment in the poses.

  • How to guide students into states of deep relaxation.

  • Teachings about the human nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) and subtle body systems.

  • How to structure a Restorative Yoga class, hands-on adjustments, and the role of music/sound.

  • Proper, activated breathing patterns and healthy vagal nerve tone with Ally Bogard.

  • A sound bath with Jessica Caplan.


Requirements:

This training is open to yoga teachers, health practitioners, and dedicated students. After this training you will be able to skillfully offer your students and private clients a potent and medicinal practice of relaxation. You will be equipped with knowledge of how to incorporate restorative poses into your own practice and your regular asana classes. Restorative Yoga is a gift for yourself. Teaching restorative yoga is a gift for your students. When people partake in this peaceful practice, the whole world stands to benefit.


Testimonials:

Calmness and openness are just the kind of embraces one hopes for when deciding to enroll in a restorative yoga teacher training. And this is exactly what you'll get from Abby. Her restorative teacher training is filled with hands-on work, both in setting up postures and in receiving them. The space she creates for learning is the type of space I hope to bring into every class I teach, regardless of the style of yoga.
- Karen S.

It was an honor and an inspiration to learn from Abby and her community of genuine, talented and brilliant women. I got more out of this weekend than I could ever have expected. Not only am I prepared to teach a restorative yoga class, I also left with tools to be a more relaxed and restorative human in everyday life. Abby presents her knowledge with such gentle grace and ease; she presents in a nature that is not only effective but also reflective of the practice itself … So much so that I had a huge breakthrough moment in my own ability to relax.
- Sarah V.

This restorative module was one the best yoga trainings that I've ever taken. It was helpful for my development both as a teacher and as a student. It taught me to be still, to pause, and to rest more. All of the teachers and assistants were knowledgeable and compassionate -- just being in their presence made the weekend worth it.
- Andrea


TUITION:

$500 early admission (before August 20, 2018)
$550 regular admission
20% off for SKY TING Teachers *
10% off for SKY TING TT & Mentorship Graduates *

* E-mail info@skytingyoga.com to redeem your promo code!


TEACHERS:

Abby Paloma has taught yoga compassionately for over a decade. Her teaching style reveres stillness and deep rest as antidotes to our fast-paced and dis-eased modern lifestyles. Abby’s work as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine informs her yoga practice and vice versa. Passionate in her study of anatomy and her exploration of how human bodies move, Abby easefully blends theory with practical knowledge.

Each class Abby teaches is distinct, incorporating seasonal changes with keen attentiveness to the needs of every student. Abby often turns to the teachings of the Tao Te Ching and the laws of nature for inspiration. She strives to practice and teach compassion while learning from each student, and facilitates an environment where everyone in the room can learn from one another. 

Abby’s list of hobbies include meditation, singing, cooking, strumming ukulele, gardening, shopping at farmers markets, arranging flowers, studying herbs and essential oils, water-coloring, swimming in the ocean, and, of course, resting.

Abby earned her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and Jungian psychology from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She is accredited as a 500-hr Yoga Alliance and as an Advanced Restorative Yoga teacher. Abby is grateful to her teachers, including Judith Lasater, Aswad Foster, Elena Brower, Margi Young, Thea Eljiah, Sylvia Boorstein, Barnaby Ruhe, and Mother Nature.

For the past dozen years, Ally Bogard has led classes, retreats, alignment immersions, and 200/500 hour teacher trainings for dedicated students and teachers throughout the land. Co-owner of Canadian-based school Gaiatri Yoga, she teaches with an emphasis on thoughtful alignment and sequencing to allow the physical and energetic body to hold and emit higher frequencies of light and power.  Asana, meditation, self-observation, shamanic and prayer-based practices, and time spent in deep nature inform her practice and teaching. For Ally, there is no greater act of creativity than the recreation of the self to be Love.

Refund Policy:

Training reservations must be canceled at least 5 days in advance for a refund.


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10-Hour Advanced Teacher Training in Paris
with Krissy Jones & Chloe Kernaghan

 

SKY TING YOGA
Advanced Teacher Training in Paris
$450 

September 22-23,  1-6pm
@ ICI SELF CARE PARIS
44 Rue Des Acacias
75017 Paris, France

 

This advanced training is a continuing education opportunity for yoga teachers who are interested in learning and reviewing keystone ideas on sequencing a class, hands-on adjustments, proper cuing, and finding your voice as a teacher. This is a great way to become more familiar with how to approach teaching open-level classes, how to incorporate different dialogues and philosophies into the classroom, and how to keep your class both playful and safe for students. 

Founded by Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan in 2015, Sky Ting distinguishes itself through an attention to design, a focus on building community, high-quality and diverse teachers, and a signature blend of yoga lineages, including Katonah and Vinyasa. From early on, a supportive community formed, quickly spreading the word on the practical teachings of this engaging material. To build on being more than just yoga classes, Sky Ting has always offered retreats, workshops, trainings with master teachers, and community events to create a fun, love-filled space. There are now three locations, in Chinatown, Tribeca, and Williamsburg. 

Krissy Jones is a co-founder of SKY TING YOGA and a Nike Master Trainer in NYC. Her teaching philosophy and the SKY TING YOGA method is a blend of Katonah Yoga as taught by her mentor Nevine Michaan, Iyengar alignment principals, Kundalini breathing techniques, and dynamic vinyasa flow. Krissy has led many yoga teacher-training programs, classes, and retreats around the world, and has been featured in major publications, including VogueThe New York Times, and Forbes.

Chloe is a co-founder of SKY TING YOGA, yoga teacher and freelance choreographer based in New York. Her teachings derive from several traditions of yoga, most especially her study of Katonah Yoga with Nevine Michaan, alongside many years of dance and theatre training. She currently is the director of programming for SKY TING, ranging from global retreats to developing advanced teacher training programs. Find her in an array of publications including the New York Times, Vogue, Forbes, Time, Well & Good, and many others, as well as the face of campaigns for brands like Outdoor Voices and Gap Fit. 

 
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Becoming Well Adjusted: Hands-on Katonah Yoga Adjustment Intensive
with Dages Juvelier Keates

October 5-7, 2018
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday + Sunday, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
(1 Hour break in the middle)

@ Sky Ting Tribeca

$485 (10% off for Sky Ting TT grads)

Learn tips and techniques to adjust your students in order to maximize revelation and minimize common mistakes.  This workshop is focused on training teachers to work with straps, blocks, hands, feet, poles, chairs and more to make lasting impact on your students in both class and private settings. Learn Katonah techniques to precisely read and adjust your students in standing, moving, seated and restorative asana work. You will gain competence through hands-on experience, and confidence through applied knowledge.

We will cover:

  • Best adjustments for most frequently employed pose: dogs, folds, hangs, cat/cow, squares, lunges, pigeons, arm work and more

  • Working with newbies, injuries, older students and those with limited mobility

  • Body readings/diagnostics

  • Breakdown of frequently used poses and techniques along with their adjustments/modifications

  • Language: how to articulate Katonah Yoga theory to students

This training will be small and personal, enabling each participant to get the information that will best support them in empowering others. Specific questions can be emailed to Dages in advance, or feel to bring in your real life examples for mentoring.

Prerequisite:

As this training will cover Katonah Yoga material, taking some Katonah Yoga classes is suggested.

About Dages:

Dages has been teaching privates for sixteen years and had time to try to help, make mistakes, learn skills, and refine her techniques. Private yoga sessions constitute the great majority of her teaching, and she has worked with an eclectic swath of New Yorkers during her career, from hedge fund managers to homemakers to hockey players.

Beginning in 2002, her studies have earned her accreditations in both the Bihar and Kundalini lineages. Her syncratic teaching style has been profoundly impacted by immersion in studies with her mentor Nevine Michaan, founder of Katonah Yoga. Recent collaborations include a series of workshops with Elena Brower pairing pranayama and aromatherapy, and retreats and trainings in Bali, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Panama, Morocco and Switzerland. Dages regularly contributes to teacher teacher trainings with The Sacred Fig, SKY TING, The Studio, and Katonah Yoga Center. She has just released her first book in collaborating with SKY TING, “Radical Acts of Embodiment: Teaching and Practices of Katonah Yoga.”
 

Testimonials from Past Participants:

“Dages is a master of both Katonah material and teaching in general. I felt like I received 15 hours of personal therapeutic attention from both Dages and my fellow students - all so eager learn the material and practice on each other. What a truly magical and enlightening weekend. More, please!”

“Dages is the best!! This course really helped me gain the confidence I was looking for to read and adjust my students one in one.”

“Whether your goal is to improve the experience for your existing clients or take on your very first one, you will absolutely walk away from this program with tools and confidence to do so! Having the opportunity to tap into Dages' extensive experience and her passion for sharing all she knows is invaluable. The set-up of the program was both professional and extremely productive; from the high quality materials to the vast amount of hands on practice each student was able to experience.”

"This training exceeded my expectations on so many levels. The wealth of knowledge and passion that Dages has for this practice is undeniable. This training will expand not only your teaching, but the lens in which you see the World."

“I highly recommend this training module with Dages. I left feeling empowered and filled with practical knowledge on how to give a therapeutic private. I was thoroughly impressed with the structure of the weekend and well Dages time-managed each day. Dages expanded my imagination of what a "yoga practice" looks like and how every body and every mind can benefit from these therapeutic poses and breath work.”

“The Teaching the Therapeutic Private training with Dages was an incredible experience. We learned practical, applicable tools for working with students one-on-one, and were immersed into the magic of Katonah yoga theory. The work was profoundly deep and yet playful. Especially as a vinyasa teacher who primarily teaches group classes, I learned so much and feel so much better equipped to teach privates. I can't recommend this training enough.”

 
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Sky Ting + The Sacred Fig
Advanced Training Module: The Breath as a Bridge

with Anton Brandt

October 26 – 28
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday + Sunday, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
(30 min break in the middle)

 

@ DOMINO

The Breath as a Bridge is a weekend intensive designed to cultivate joy.  Our breath connects the world outside of us with the world within us. We can manipulate our breath to manipulate our circumstances – to get what we want out of life.  And so we’ll play with the breath, with our bodies, and with our perceptions. While life is inherently playful, we most often reward ourselves for hard work. What about spontaneous creativity, or impulsive joy?  Let’s spend the weekend (and how about our collective lifetimes) cultivating joy.


WHAT TO EXPECT:

This training is for anyone looking to deepen their practice + their teaching.  While we will be doing some practice teaching, one doesn’t necessarily need to be a teacher to sign up for this program.  The most important prerequisites are an open mind and a willingness to learn.

Each day will start with an exploration of our breath, our concentrative abilities, and a rigorous movement practice. Then for the second part of the day, we’ll look at the breath from many perspectives – how the breath functions as part of our body in a physical sense, the energetics of the breath, how to manipulate + play with the breath, all ultimately to cultivate joy.


ABOUT ANTON:

When not standing on his hands, most of Anton’s adult life has been spent traveling the world, with the common thread linking his varied life experience being a search for the extraordinary. From founding a sustainable footwear brand, to working with the pop-band Scissor Sisters, his yoga practice kept him grounded along the way. Eventually that practice turned into a lifelong dedication, and since then he’s travelled the world exploring various modalities, from Ashtanga Vinyasa to Kundalini Kriyas & Vipassana Meditation.

Anton is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance, E-RYT) of a zillion hours. He seamlessly blends meditation, pranayama, & asana together with a sense of lightness, laughter, and ease. Anton’s classes are intelligently sequenced, fluid, dynamic, and physically demanding.

Anton is the founder of The Sacred Fig.  Graduates of his programs teach at studios and retreat centers around the world.  He’s also the co-founder of Cocoon Portugal, which Yogascapes recently named one of the Top Retreat Centers in Portugal.

Here’s what YogaCityNYC said about him in their recent profile:

“When you meet a spirit with an exceptionally radiant, guiding light, you feel the desire to surround yourself with their presence. And if you’re fortunate enough to find this light source, it’s a gift. Anton has a sparkle that exudes from an authentic place of ease and happiness deep within.”

Instagram @antonbrandt


TUITION:
 

Admission $485 (20% off to SKY TING TT grads)

Open to All levels

 
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Advanced Teacher Training: The Tao of TING
10-hour training with co-founders Chloe Kernaghan + Krissy Jones

November 17 – 18, 2018
Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00 PM
Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00 PM
@ DOMINO

 

1:00-2:00pm Lunch break each day

 

Testimonials:

The practices and techniques we've developed as what we now call SKY TING YOGA come from many different influences and teachers, and we continue to pull inspiration from yoga lineages, nature, art, and our community. While we're not strict with our style and how our teachers convey the information, it is of utmost importance to us to continue to push the standards of what is expected in a yoga class and what feels most relevant and honest in regard to what is taught in our space. 

We've decided to develop this advanced training as a continuing education opportunity for 200-hour grads who are interested in learning and reviewing keystone ideas on sequencing, hands-on adjustments, proper cuing, and finding your voice as a teacher. This is a great way to become more familiar with how we approach teaching open-level classes, how to incorporate different dialogues and philosophies into the classroom, and how to keep your class both playful and safe for students. 

TUITION:

$450 early bird admission (paid in full by September 17)
$500 regular admission
20% off for past TT students (full price only) 
* E-mail info@skytingyoga.com to redeem your promo code!