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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The Accessible Yoga Teacher's Toolkit

THE ACCESSIBLE YOGA TEACHER'S TOOLKIT

Kathryn Flynn - TH1FLY

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 sustainable and enjoyable 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 lower mobility students! 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 accessible sequencing. You'll leave with a refreshed view of approaching practice that will serve you and your students for life

THURSDAY APRIL 02

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Ayurvedic Yoga: An Elemental Approach to Practice

AYURVEDIC YOGA: AN ELEMENTAL APPROACH TO PRACTICE

Kathryn Flynn - FR1FLY

Yoga's sister science, Ayurveda, teaches us that we are composed of nature's five elements in varying quantities and expressions. In each season, the governing elements change, and we are affected in different ways depending on our constitution, geography, and circumstances. Many of yoga's asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques are applicable as tools that influence these elemental expressions so, used skillfully, they can cultivate a sense of greater balance. This workshop explores the qualities (gunas) of the seasons, how they manifest in body and mind, and how yogis can seasonally shape our practices. Yogis will leave with written resources to support next steps. Our day will include discussion, journaling, and lots of practice to integrate the concepts.

FRIDAY APRIL 03

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Biotensegrity, Mobility and Integrating New Movement Ideas into Yoga

BIOTENSEGRITY, MOBILITY & INTEGRATING NEW MOVEMENT IDEAS INTO YOGA

Kathryn Flynn - SA3FLY

If you're telling your students their knees have to be over their ankles in lunge postures, join us for this workshop exploring the new concepts illuminating skillful movement practice. Yogis can integrate different exercises from various modalities to cultivate diversity in their practice and resilience in their body-minds. What matters is how you use them in the service of yoga. This workshop covers anatomical and physiological concepts of biotensegrity, moving away from alignment toward training techniques using boundaries, as well as the benefits of bouncing, rolling, and functional movement exercises. We'll use some props, too, and move between discussion and practice.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

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

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CLEAR CUEING FOR TEACHING YOGA

All Levels, Teacher Training

Kathryn Flynn - SA5FLY

Teaching yoga is a public-speaking gig. Accurately conveying your instructions and lessons is essential to creating a low-fear and clear yoga experience. Learn the methods of verbal cuing, cue sequencing, vocal quality, and how to convey the wide variety of reasons we speak in a yoga class. Your students will feel more confident in their practice and benefit from being able to turn inward when the cues guiding them through practice make sense. This session closes with a practice to demonstrate the techniques, and includes an instructional handout, take-away activities for your teaching preparation, as well as partner work to exercise the techniques.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

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

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Integrating Functional Movements for Effective Yoga

Kathryn Flynn - SU2FLY

"""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 anypractice 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. """

SUNDAY APRIL 05

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (2 HRS)

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THE BEAUTIFUL INTELLIGENCE OF BREATH

THE ACCESSIBLE YOGA TEACHER'S TOOLKIT

Kathryn Flynn - SU3FLY

Telling someone they need to refine how they breathe can be received with skepticism or disappointment. After all, 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 body effects 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.

SUNDAY APRIL 05

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

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