April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Kathryn Flynn

Kathryn is an old soul: a smart, warm, and occasionally humorous yoga teacher living in Ottawa, Canada and teaching wherever people want to experience deep ease in their yoga practice and enhance their teaching skills under the guidance of her calm confidence. Articulate and thoughtful, Kathryn is the teacher for those who want to feel a sense of reverence and inspiration in a practice celebrating the radical freedom of simplicity. Kathryn draws on vinyasa, yin + restorative, and movement theories to produce a thorough, safe experience of yoga and meditation.

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Integrating Functional Movements for Effective Yoga

Kathryn Flynn - TH6FLY

Vinyasa means "to place specifically," but the flowing qualities of the practice imply difficulty. Motion is lotion for the body, but tricky transitions put certain practices beyond many students. This workshop shows you how you can bring fluidity, strength, and healing to any practice for an empowering experience. Informed by an inclusive teaching methodology and mobility practices, beginners will have a sufficiently challenging yet kind experience, and arm balancers will leave satisfied and safe. The concepts we work with are scalable, making them a truly all-levels set of skills and essential information for students and teachers to get the most out of their practice.

THURSDAY MARCH 28

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2 HRS)

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Healing Hands-On

Kathryn Flynn - FR2FLY

We’ve all received adjustments that help us lean into our experience, but hands-on assistance has the ability to hurt or heal. A therapeutic, compassionate approach to hands-on can be tremendously encouraging and healing. Come experience the methodology and a mellow, healing practice with Kathryn’s sought-after hands-on. If you’re a teacher, skillfulness with hands-on helps you get to know students, encourage repeat attendance, and enhance your private yoga classes. We’ll cover familiar poses in new ways, and you’ll leave with memorable approaches to assessment and support.

FRIDAY MARCH 29

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (2 HRS)

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The Beautiful Intelligence of Breath

Kathryn Flynn - SA3FLY

Telling someone they need to refine how they breathe can be received with skepticism or disappointment. Breathing seems obvious, but many practitioners underestimate the potency of breathing techniques and the potential refinement of their practice! The gifts of a skillful breath practice are manifold, and this session explores the anatomy, physiology and subtle anatomy of breathing to clarify what’s possible within each lens and how they intertwine. We’ll lay a solid foundation with what is actually happening in breathing and respiration and identify common misunderstandings. We’ll close with a pranayama practice, and participants will take home an outline for future practice.

SATURDAY MARCH 30

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (2 HRS)

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Impeccable with Your Words: The Essence of Cueing and Speaking

All Levels, Teacher Training

Kathryn Flynn - SA5FLY

Teaching yoga is a public-speaking gig. Clear communication could be the difference between a successful class and flourishing career. But many teachers are left to navigate communication on their own. In this workshop, learn the methods of verbal cueing, sequencing and class structure, and vocal quality as well as how to convey the right message every time. Your students will feel more confident in their practice and benefit from having a truly inner experience when guided with great clarity.

SATURDAY MARCH 30

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (2 HRS)

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The Accessible Yoga Teacher’s Toolkit

Kathryn Flynn - SU6FLY

As yoga grows more popular, the "average" yoga student cannot be characterized one way. Inclusive approaches to practice encourage diversity, and serving a variety of people makes yoga affordable for students and teachers alike. But diversity in the room poses unique sequencing challenges for teachers that can make them fearful or simply ignore students they do not know how to teach. We need not fear the low mobility student! There are particular methods teachers can develop to improve their inclusivity, efficiency, and class atmosphere so that every student feels confident with the right balance of steadiness (sthira) and sweetness (sukha). We’ll explore functional movement exercises, re-think classical yoga postures, and explore sequencing. You’ll leave with a refreshed view of approaching practice that will serve you and your students for life. Handouts will include sequencing starters and posture clinic write-ups.

SUNDAY MARCH 31

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM (4 HRS)

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