"I just wanted to take a moment to truly thank you for the experience you've provided thus far. Your assistance has guided me to a different place than what I expected...and I'm loving every
moment of it." -Nicole (A student currently enrolled in the 4 PIllars of Freedom Teacher and Personal Development Program)
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"No matter the age or gender or life experience - the need...the desire...the drive to connect is a powerful one. To connect to one another. To belong. To be unconditionally held and
loved and be celebrated for no one other than who we are. To have a safe place in which to rest." http://www.marciescudderphotography.com/home/2012/4/25/be-like-trees.html click here to read more about a graduate's experience.
Prior to calling this event a 'teacher training', I wanted to call it a personal development program. I decided to go with 'teacher training' and need to bring some more clarity
to what this training really is. The truth is, yes we will be learning how to put together a Real, Powerful, Yoga class and yes, you will understand at a very deep level the process you've fallen
so deeply in love with, but the essence of this training is a spiritual, personal development of who we are. What ever you do in life, you bring YOU with you. You bring
YOU with you to work, to your family and to your relationships. Although continuing to develop your specific skills in your industry is useful, continuing to develop personally
will be vital, especially if you plan to be a yoga teacher. Below is what I call the 'leadership syntax' and will be taught in our 4 Pillars of Freedom Fall 2012 Training:
- Leadership Begins with yourself. Be able to understand yourself through the practice of yoga at such a level that you can transform how you feel in any context. Be able to identify your
emotional energy, understand how to transform it and take action to change it. The context, situation or environment that used to throw you off is now one of the most comfortable and no longer
makes you want to 'run' from it.
- Learn the appropriate skills, vocabulary, techniques and strategies to teach another person how to do what you've mastered.
- Evolve into leading larger groups of students and eventually have the students you've lead now go on to lead others.
The good news about the above 'syntax' is you can abide at any of the levels that feel comfortable for you. What I mean by that is, any personal journey will always begin with developing an
understanding of yourself. If leading others is not in your path then you have the free will to simply absorb the material for you! On the other hand, especially if you're going
to take your yoga training to the next level, you will have the skills necessary to lead others.
According to Abraham Maslow, we all have the deep human need to grow and to contribute what we've discovered during our growth! Teaching yoga classes can be
incredibly full filling and meet this need at a very deep level!
After launching our winter 2012 4 Pillars of Freedom Training, a vast majority of participants expressed an overwhelming 'fear' around taking this very important step in their
lives and enrolling in this program. I am proud of all who, in spite of this fear, choose to be courageous and enroll. Perhaps you're reading this again and feel that it is the time to join our
group? If so, look forward to meeting you!
If you are reading this, you are very interested in enrolling in our WINTER 2012 4 Pillars of Freedom Training and I honor that. If you're anything like most of
us, fear will come up when we take a leap into the unknown. You're not alone! Fear is a part of life. During the EMOTION Pillar of your training you will learn not only about the
emotion of fear but the wide pallet of emotions and specific skills to understand and manage this aspect of who we are.
A long time ago, my dear friend, mentor, coach and investor Sara taught me what fear really is. She said that fear was an acronym. False
Expectations Appearing Real
This acronym stuck with me and has made a huge impact on my perspective of fear. Honestly, how many times has the boogie man actually come out of the closet? How many times has the shadow in the
corner actually come to life and strangle us? I hope your following the analogy. When we're honest with ourselves, how many times have our FEARS really been substantiated?
WELL, it's because they are false expectations APPEARING real. Fear is a part of life and unless we're able to understand our fears, put them into perspective and actually use
them to serve us, we'll continually be inhibited and controlled by them.
John Mayer sings, "Fears are our friends that are misunderstood," Dr. Freud stated that through his psycho-dynamic work one looses the "Fear of Fear."
In actuality, if you're simply fearful of the program it's because you have an expectation that is false and it's appearing so real that it's inhibiting you from taking action. I understand
logistically this program may not be possible. I understand there is a monetary cost and will require your time. But if you're simply FEARFUL
please take action and join us for
the 4 Pillars of Freedom
. We take the time to meet with you or speak on the phone with you to help you decide if this training is for you. Emails us directly to set up your free
hour long one on one session or phone consultation. firstname.lastname@example.org
All that's necessary is $500 non refundable deposit to ensure your spot, receive the reading list, questionnaire and be enrolled! Inner Strength is constantly looking for talented, inspirational
teachers to be a part of our growing team. The 4 Pillars of Freedom Teacher Training will be an excellent opportunity for us to coach, hone and sculpt you if leading classes at
Inner Strength Studios is a next step on your journey.
I look forward to having you enroll in our program.
With my palms together,
Functional anatomy and Kinesiology
How to do asana safely
Deepening the posture
Back arcs, Laterals, twists, forward bends, inversions, arm balances, (essentially all the categories of postures)
Pranayama (breath work)
Sequencing and creative sequencing
Flow, pace and power and heat
How to use music effectively in your class
Yoga cross training
Using your practice to bring clarity to the liquid emotional body
Learn about where your center of gravity emotionally is
Discover that you have the power to create positive emotions and destroy negative ones
Intention, focus, passion and self discipline
With the experience, love and support of your 4 Pillars to Freedom Teacher Training, your life will make a significant change! There is an old adage that says,"If not now then
when?" I often times say in class,"Do it now! There is no promise for tomorrow but there is absolute certainty of this moment." If it's in your heart, follow it! Do it now.
Whether you're looking for personal development and growth and never want to teach a yoga class in your life or just to deepen your understanding of Yoga, this program is for you.
Perhaps you desire to enter into the yoga industry as a Certified Vinyasa 200 HR Yoga Alliance teacher. If so, this program is for you. Maybe you've taken a teacher training before, but
felt like something was missing. This program will help you integrate what you've learned into something much deeper, impactful and more meaningful.
Your investment in this program will:
Show you where confidence comes from
Connect you to like minded people
Deepen your yoga practice
Give you the skills necessary to excel in a competitive yoga industry
And much more.
"The truth is, students these days are sophisticated and are well practiced. In order to meet the needs of the ever evolving practitioner you must stay on top of the cutting edge
technology of the growing yoga industry. For nearly two decades I've researched and studied this subject matter. Let me bring you behind the curtain and show
you exactly where the yoga industry came from, where it currently is and where it's going. By enrolling in the 4 Pillars to Freedom Teacher
Training you will be inspired, educated and empowered to lead others into their greatness" - Roman Szpond
Realize your potential, help others realize theirs...
More than a teacher training, this 200-hour Yoga Alliance development program will engage in expertly taught lessons designed and led by Inner Strength Studios' founder Roman Szpond and his
Senior Teacher, Lauren Star. With more than 25 years of combined teaching experience they will educate the participant on what they call the "Four Pillars".
• Emotional and heartfelt intentionality on and off the mat
• Aligning mind with body, body with earth and self with what lies beyond
• Powerful and transformative sequencing, breath work, concentration and flow
• Study of spiritual, traditional, and ancient scripture and wisdom
"Knowledge isn't power, applying your knowledge is where the power lies." - Roman Szpond
With an emphasis on utilization and application, graduates of the program will lead Inner Strength Studio's Community Class Programs while being mentored and coached by
Roman and Lauren in order to sharpen and polish their teaching skills. Community classes will be open to the public for a reduced rate. The community class schedule is TBA.
Below is a rough timeline. We will allow for breaks, lunch, snacks throughout the trainings.
Friday nights 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday's 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Sunday's 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All that's necessary to receive our logistics, questionniare and reading list confirmation email is a non refundable deposit of $500.
Tuition information: Receive early bird pricing of $2,400 for registering on or before December 31st, Price after will be $2,700. Final tuition payment
due by January 10th 2014. All payments are non refundable and non transferable.