Module #3: Expression (The Art of Teaching)
100 Hour Advanced Level Embodied Flow™ Training
Prerequisite: A previous 200-hour RYT Teacher Training. Embodied Flow™ Foundations is highly recommended.
Theming, Composing, and Directing the Authentic Expression
“Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves. It creates an explosion that for the moment frees us from handed-down frames of reference, memory choked with old facts and information and undigested theories and techniques of other people’s findings. Spontaneity is the moment of personal freedom when we are faced with a reality and see it, explore it and act accordingly. In this reality the bits and pieces of ourselves function as an organic whole. It is the time of discovery, of experiencing, of creative expression.”
― Viola Spolin
This 100-hour “Expression” Module is designed to enhance your individual authentic expression, confidence and communication skills as a facilitator. We will explore strategies and tools for teaching Embodied Flow™ in a skillful and artful way. Through expression, you will expand and refine your art of composing and guiding a depthful experience, take the seat of the teacher, and learn to attune your instrument to see, hear and respond to the subtle energetic, physical and psychic layers of what is transcending in your classroom.
As you harness your power as a facilitator you will deepen your skills as an authentic performer, masterful class composer, and inspiring director of flow. In this module you will:
- Find your authentic teaching voice
- Uplevel your listening, space holding, and communication skills
- Hone your advanced skills of class composition and sequencing
- Theme appropriately to students in different teaching contexts
- Learn to design your own classes that resonate with students of all levels
- Strengthen your vocal/physical instrument
- Refine your skills in adjustments and therapeutics
- Explore through improvisation a dynamic range of elements of composition such as space, shape, time, energy and voice
In this advanced art of teaching laboratory, you will learn to lay the foundation, carve the path and offer touchstones that guide attention and sensation while masterfully inviting your students to step into the slipstream of being.
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 first day of the training, January 8th will begin in the afternoon. The last day of the retreat, January 19th will be a full day. Check out will be on January 20th.
The daily schedule will be subject to change based on the day and the needs of the students.
- 7:00-8:30 am Pranayama, kriya, meditation, contemplation
- 8:30-10:30 am Asana
- 10:30-11:30 am Break
- 11:30am-1:30 pm Lecture/Lab
- 1:30-2:30 pm Break
- 2:30-4:30 pm Lecture/Lab
- 4:30-5:00 pm Break
- 5:00-7:00 pm Asana/Lab
The training includes brunch. Please indicate on your application if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
The Ananda Ubud Cottages are located in the idyllic hills of Bali, just a 25-minute walk from the village center of Ubud, surrounded by lush, green, fertile rice paddies. Traditional Balinese architecture characterizes the cottages. All rooms are air-conditioned with lush garden bathrooms, conveying the essence of the tropics. Ananda Ubud Cottages has an extensive history of offering Yoga and Spa Service since 1978, and it’s one of the most notable retreat centers in Ubud.
Ubud is the artistic and cultural heart of Bali. It is home to many painters, dancers, musicians, and sculptors. Three art museums have both traditional and modern fine art. The Ubud market is a favorite with a vast array of local produce. While exploring the nearby Monkey Forest Nature Reserve, you will find an ancient Hindu Temple in the midst of the jungle. Ananda Ubud Cottages is an Ubud accommodation budget, which includes a lush private garden, swimming pool and a very large shala, ideal for group movement in the midst of its peaceful surrounding.
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.
Please note: For all students staying onsite, your price also includes one massage.
Tuition + Shared Room at Ananda Cottages – $2750 USD
Tuition + Single Room at Ananda Cottages – $3250 USD
Tuition + Offsite Accommodations- $2450 USD
ALL 3 MODULES- BODY, MIND, AND EXPRESSION- TAKEN TOGETHER
Tuition + Shared Room at Ananda Cottages – $8000 USD
Tuition + Single Room at Ananda Cottages – $9000 USD
Tuition + Offsite Accommodations- $7350 USD
*$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.