Advanced Level Embodied Flow™ Track
Prerequisite: A previous 200-hour RYT Teacher Training. Embodied Flow™ Foundations is highly recommended.
The 100 hour “Body” Module explores yoga asana through the direct experience of our own body systems, tissues and cells. Students will deepen their knowledge of the body and consciousness, emerging as a more precise and confident practitioner or teacher. Students will receive 100 hours credit towards their 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training Certification.
The Embodied Flow™ advanced level yoga training offers a laboratory of asana, psychology, science, research, experiential anatomy, self-contemplation, advanced teaching skills, embodied movement practices, philosophy, and voice work.
This training recognizes your strengths and at the same time invites you to foster and integrate new skills that give you the technology to create and facilitate embodied journeys of flow. This holistic approach enables you to attend to the complexities of your student’s processes and recognize the many pathways into supporting each individual student's unique needs. To facilitate embodied journeys of flow is to bestow your students with the felt experience of empowerment, so that they can utilize the tools you've offered to live the manifestation of their truest self.
As a practitioner of this system you must first and foremost be willing to look and shed light on every part of yourself, to examine old constructs and be ready to release false truths that no longer serve you or the whole. To practice Embodied Flow™ is to discover and become who you really are. The advanced modules are an opportunity to explore this path in immersive experience with the support and joy of community.
Module #1: Body (Embodiment)
Sensing & Being from an Embodied Perspective
“There are many ways to explore the human body, each in their own right inexhaustible. The body may displace a finite volume, yet it defines an infinite potential. Structure, function, sensation and movement each represent unending pathways into embodied human experience. Ultimately, the study of the human body is a study of consciousness itself.”
— Gil Hedley, anatomist
This 100-hour “Body” Module focuses on discovering the total sense of embodiment from the Embodied Flow™ perspective into the living art of yoga. Using the lens of asana and movement meditation, the “Body” module will concentrate on foundational material for integrated movement. This immersion utilizes experiential anatomy, kinesiology and physiology as a platform for effortless and empowered asana.
Human beings can be defined as clusters of consciousness, organized into various densities, frequencies, functions and sensations. Anatomist Gill Hedley coined the term somanaut to describe those who explore the interior framework of their being. As you experience this module of the Embodied Flow™ advanced level yoga training, the following subjects taught provide a framework that will allow you to dive ever deeper into the exploration of Self:
Explore the five foundational Principles of Embodied Flow™
Introduction of experiential philosophy (the practice of weaving philosophy into an embodied journey)
Discover various systems of the body from a Body Mind Centering™ perspective
Learn functional biomechanics that allow your students to align from the inside out and the outside in
Explore moving from different points of initiation that allow a greater ease and effortlessness in asana and movement
Examine ways of working with students in their wholeness so as to support their process in an inclusive and empowered way
Introduction into the Embodied Flow™ method of sequencing classes
Pranayama and meditation practices
Expressing unconscious and conscious aspects of self through movement meditations
Foundational components of manual therapy and bodywork
Tantric philosophy and its relationship to Embodied Flow™
Take your practice or teaching to the next level. Each of these three Advanced Yoga Modules (300 hours total / RYT 500 Standard) count for 100 credit hours towards the Embodied Flow School™of Yoga 300-hour Advanced Training. These modules are also open to advanced yoga practitioners for credit with Continuing Education Units (CEU). These Advanced Yoga Modules can be taken by section or all together. Students who take part in all three training modules will receive the 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training certificate from Embodied Flow™ that allows for the registration with the internationally acknowledged Yoga Alliance.
Sample Daily Schedule:
The daily schedule will be subject to change based on the day and the needs of the students.
- 7:00-8:30am Pranayama, kriya, meditation, contemplation
- 8:30-10:30am Asana
- 10:30-11:30am Break
- 11:30am-1:30pm Lecture/Lab
- 1:30-2:30pm Break
- 2:30-4:30pm Lecture/Lab
- 4:30-5:00pm Break
- 5:00-7:00pm Asana/Lab
$2350 USD **EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Must pay full amount before April 2, 2018**
$2550 USD Must pay full amount by May 21, 2018
*$1000 USD of the total rate will be due upon the submission of the application as a deposit to hold each student’s place in the training.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no food included in this retreat. There is a cafe located in the same building as the retreat and you are welcome to purchase food during breaks.
Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.
Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering™ Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, MFA in Dance/Choreography, MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.
Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™ and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He was an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.
Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.
For over 27 years, Tara Judelle has experimented with all forms of movement flow, from dance to Tai Chi, to movement improvisation and ultimately yoga. An English degree from Barnard College, post-graduate studies in theatre directing and a foray into film writing and directing brought her finally to the study of yoga and meditation. Certified in the Anusara™ method, Tara has taught yoga extensively, both nationally and internationally, for 15 years. She has been inspired by the Body Mind Centering® works of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and has studied and taught with Carlos Pomeda and Sally Kempton.
For the last 7 years she has been a featured teacher as part of the yogaglo.com team, allowing the yoga conversation to stream around the globe.
In 2010 Tara moved from her home base in Los Angeles to direct a yoga program and retreat center in Bali, Indonesia. Since the close of 2011, she has had no fixed base, leading to her current schedule facilitating workshops, retreats and teacher trainings worldwide.
Tara Judelle’s classes focus on the discovery of embodied anatomy, bringing to the yogic tradition a scientific yet playful study of the movement vocabulary of the body and the ever-expanding perceptual awareness of the human mind. In 2014 Tara co-created the School of Embodied Flow™ with Dr. Scott Lyons to bring her current passions together into a modern movement of Yoga.