Winter 2021 Mentorship Program
10 weeks, Jan. 19-Mar. 23
The Mentorship Program, like most forms of yoga, is taught and passed down through knowledge and experience from teacher to student. It is important when taking the step into the seat of the teacher, that you continue examining the practice as a student. Constant learning and dedication to the practice is essential for the growth of both your physical asana practice and your presence. Over the course of 10 weeks, you will study and learn with other students and teachers at Citizen Yoga. The intimate experience of this program will help you obtain greater insight about your teaching abilities, compassionately help you find your blindspots, and allow for you to better comprehend how you can step in more authentically in the studio space. Each week you will deep dive into the various pillars of the practice. By the end of this program, you will gain confidence and awareness of your individual teaching voice.
- 10 Weeks: January 12 – March 16, 2021
- Weekly commitment: 2-2.5 hrs each week
- Program Cost: $900 (For payment plan options, please email [email protected])
- Topics: sequencing, 5 layers, pacing, props, pranayama, messaging, chakras, Chinese medicine & yin, 5 elements & anatomy
- Feedback session during week 3 and week 10
- Limited to 12 students
- Additional Perk: unlimited yoga with your mentor during the program
ONLINE CITIZEN X
Menstruation Matters: Discussion + Practice
Jan 28, 6-7:30pm
Join CY teacher Rachel Sementilli, a trained Holistic Fertility, Birth, and Postpartum Doula in learning about the menstrual stage of the feminine cycle. By incorporating your cycle into your yoga practice, you will be able to better respond to the fluctuating changes and demands of your body and understand yourself on a deeper level.
During this Citizen X, you will learn about the bleeding phase of your menstrual cycle as well as holistic and natural relief and healing strategies. Afterwards, you’ll be guided through a gentle yin style asana practice with a sequence designed to help calm the body and mind during your menstrual cycle. You’ll walk away with easily actionable items and self care practices to help you get through the toughest part of the menstrual cycle.
All ages and identities are welcome.
Cost: $25 (15% off for Founders and MWB Members)
ONLINE IMMERSION WEEKEND
5 Koshas + Sadhana
Feb. 5, 4-6pmFeb. 6-7, 8:30am-12:3pm
Open to all experience levels and a part of Citizen’s 300HR program, join Kacee and Chris Briney, owner of Iyengar Yoga Center in Royal Oak, for an immersive experience exploring philosophy, asana, pranayama, and ways to manage the seat of the teacher. If you are not a yoga teacher, these same principles can be used to build personal confidence in how to approach relationships and manage your presence in the world. This is a perfect space for you to grow your confidence and cultivate a more courageous inner gaze.
As a teacher, you will learn how to better manage your room, usage of props (chair, strap, etc.), various pranayama techniques, and how to show up in the heart of the room. As a student, you will uncover the importance of exploring beyond the physical body, ways to improve your relationship with yourself, greater self-awareness, and reflection techniques.
What To Expect:
Friday + Saturday: Deep dive into asana, pranayama, and how to manage the room as a teacher.
Sunday: A morning full of practicing with a focus on how our mind and intellect play out in the body, on the mat, and beyond.
Yoga + Acupuncture: Metal + Water Elements
Jan. 2021, Date TBD
Spend 2 hours restoring yourself with Alex Herman + Kacee! This workshop is designed for all experience levels and will accommodate anyone who has or hasn’t received acupuncture before. The first hour will be a yoga practice focused on the metal + water elements. After practice, while in Savasana, Alex will treat each individual with acupuncture along the corresponding meridian lines! The overall class will be centered around the transition from fall to winter.
Space is limited to only 15 participants, so pre-register now!
Valentine's Day Partner Yoga
Feb. 14, 9:45-11:15am
Grab a partner + join us for a playful and fun way to connect, be silly and be reminded of the beauty of vulnerability. This is open to anyone and you do not need to have a romantic partner to participate. All levels are welcome.
Cost: $30/couple or household (15% off for Founders, MWB Members)
ONLINE IMMERSION WEEKEND
Trauma-Informed Yoga: For Students + Teachers
Feb. 27-28, 12-3pm
Open to all students and a part of our 300HR program, join guest teacher Adria Moses in understanding how trauma is stored within the body, and how mindfulness + yoga can be an incredible tool in healing the mind + body.
This trauma-informed immersion is designed to promote the awareness of the human experience at its root. You’ll build an understanding of how trauma is stored in the body and impacts our nervous system, and you’ll explore self-regulation techniques through guided meditation, breathwork & yin yoga. You will walk away with awareness of trauma-sensitive language, a fundamental understanding of the central nervous system, application of the Polyvagal Theory, and be able to apply trauma-informed practices into your personal practice, teachings, and/or profession.
What To Expect
Day 1: Opening Meditation, Overview of the Polyvagal Theory and Central Nervous System, Understanding how the body stores trauma, Yin Yoga
Day 2: Opening Meditation, Trauma Through Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Language, Breathwork, Closing Remarks
Cost: $175 (15% off for Founders + MWB Members)
About Adria Moses
Adria Moses trauma-informed E-RYT 200 yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner based out of the city of Detroit. Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 12, she spent most of her young adult life seeking relief from chronic pain, depression, and severe anxiety. This journey gratefully led her to the practice of yoga where she has chosen to share that healing is possible no matter what your circumstances are. To learn more about Adria, visit her website.