May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Teacher Training: Chair Yoga -- Techniques and Sequence

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About: For many students with mobility issues -- including seniors and people with disabilities -- a "down-on-the-yoga mat" yoga practice can be difficult to do. Practicing yoga using chairs as the main prop can be an ideal solution for this problem. Topics covered will include:

  • ways that standard yoga sequences and positions can be modified to allow students to sit in a chair while executing them
  • ways to use chairs when practicing various standing yoga postures and moves
  • ways to use several chairs to make seated yoga postures easier to do and more accessible
  • using a wall to practice "chair savasana"
  • a simple chair yoga sequence

Target Audience: this training is ideal for yoga teachers and movement educators.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to students ranging in age from 3 - 80+ for over 25 years in New York City. He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has taught over 7500 hours of yoga classes in the last 15 years. He received a Level 2 Thai Yoga training certificate from Lotus Palm. Over the last 5 years, he's experimented with various ways to teach and practice yoga utilizing chairs as the main prop; this training will share from the various discoveries he's made along that journey. 

Location: KMA @ Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd St., Studio B

Cost: Free

Requirement: To be accepted into the training, all participants must agree to completing a post-training survey.

To secure a spot:

  1. email info@keonimovementarts.org with your request
  2. Please complete our Release and Waiver Forms here.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

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Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

Teacher Training: Yoga Adjustments and Touch Techniques

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About: Touch is an important tool that teachers can utilize to help students learn movements and positions. When done with the proper exchange of energy, students will be able to go deeper. Conversely when done incorrectly or with the wrong amount of energy, students can recoil. Learning how to touch appropriately when teaching is an art form that can take years to perfect. This training will cover various techniques that Keoni Movement Arts teachers use when teaching yoga, dance, and gymnastics. Topics covered will include:

  • touch techniques - ways to touch
  • where and how to touch in yoga sequences (such as sun salutations) and yoga postures
  • ways to touch when assisting students in doing dance and gymnastics positions and moves
  • Thai Yoga Massage techniques for savasana

Target Audience: this training is ideal for yoga teachers and movement educators.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to students ranging in age from 3 - 80+ for over 25 years in New York City. He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has taught over 7500 hours of yoga classes in the last 15 years. He received a Level 2 Thai Yoga training certificate from Lotus Palm. This training will be derived from techniques he's picked up along the way throughout his many years of teaching. 

Location: KMA @ Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd St., Studio A

Cost: Free

Requirement: To be accepted into the training, all participants must agree to completing a post-training survey.

To secure a spot:

  1. email info@keonimovementarts.org with your request
  2. Please complete our Release and Waiver Forms here.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

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Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Teacher Training: Teaching Yoga to Special Needs Teens and Adults

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About: This training session will offer techniques for modifying the practice to make it accessible for Individuals with Special Needs. Though primarily aimed at serving teen and adult students, some of the material covered can be adapted and used for teaching children. Topics covered will include:

  • teaching sun salutations
  • modifying common yoga poses
  • breathing techniques
  • spotting techniques
  • touch techniques
  • using the wall to help ground
  • using chairs for accessibility and comforting
  • tone of voice, and pacing of instruction
  • how teaching special needs populations is different than teaching regular needs populations

Target Audience: this training is ideal for movement educators and yoga teachers and practitioners who work with or are interested in working with special needs populations.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to individuals of all ages and abilities for over 20 years in New York City. Specifically, he's worked with special needs individuals for over 15 years teaching and adapting the yoga practice to meet their needs. This training will be derived from many of the approaches he's discovered along the way.

Location: KMA @ Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd St., Studio B

Cost: Free

Requirement: To be accepted into the training, all participants must agree to completing a post-training survey.

To secure a spot:

  1. email info@keonimovementarts.org with your request
  2. Please complete our Release and Waiver Forms here.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Teacher Training: Engaging Children through Yoga, Dance, and Gymnastics

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About: This training session will share a typical class lesson plan for Keoni Movement Arts Yo-Dan-Nastics™ -- blend of Yoga, Dance, and Gymnastics -- format for children. Topics covered will include:

  • warmup activities
  • teaching sun salutations
  • creative games for learning yoga, dance and gymnastics moves and positions
  • using the wall for handstands
  • building an obstacle course
  • breathing techniques
  • spotting techniques
  • touch techniques
  • savasana techniques
  • tone of voice, and pacing of instruction
  • how teaching general needs populations is different than teaching children with advanced skills

Target Audience: this training is ideal for movement educators, yoga teachers and practitioners who work with children.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to "children" ranging from age 3 to 80+(!) of all ability levels for over 20 years in New York City. This training will be derived from many of the approaches he's discovered along the way, as he's developed a pedagogy that integrates yoga, dance, and gymnastics vocabularies into one movement class format that children find to be exhilarating and fun, while also calming and self-esteem building.

Location: KMA @ Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th St. (@ 6th Ave.), Floor 9, Studio B

Cost: Free

Requirement: To be accepted into the training, all participants must agree to completing a post-training survey.

To secure a spot:

  1. email info@keonimovementarts.org with your request
  2. Please complete our Release and Waiver Forms here.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

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Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Teacher Training: Teaching Yoga to Special Needs Teens and Adults

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About: This training session will offer techniques for modifying the practice to make it accessible for Individuals with Special Needs. Though primarily aimed at serving teen and adult students, some of the material covered can be adapted and used for teaching children. Topics covered will include:

  • teaching sun salutations
  • breathing techniques
  • spotting techniques
  • touch techniques
  • using the wall to help ground
  • using chairs for accessibility and comforting
  • tone of voice, and pacing of instruction
  • how teaching special needs populations is different than teaching regular needs populations

Target Audience: this training is ideal for movement educators and yoga teachers and practitioners who work with or are interested in working with special needs populations.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to individuals of all ages and abilities for over 20 years in New York City. Specifically, he's worked with special needs individuals for over 15 years teaching and adapting the yoga practice to meet their needs. This training will be derived from many of the approaches he's discovered along the way.

Location: Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th St. (@ 6th Ave.), Floor 9, Studio B

Cost: Free

Requirement: All participants must complete a post-training survey.

To secure a spot:

  1. email info@keonimovementarts.org with your request
  2. Click here to sign the Release and Waiver of Liability Form
  3. Click here to sign the Photo/Video Release

Space is limited to 20 participants.

 
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Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Teacher Training: Engaging Children through Yoga, Dance, and Gymnastics

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About: This training session will share a typical class lesson plan for Keoni Movement Arts Yo-Dan-Nastics™ -- blend of Yoga, Dance, and Gymnastics -- format for children. Topics covered will include:

  • warmup activities
  • teaching sun salutations
  • creative games for learning yoga, dance and gymnastics moves and positions
  • using the wall for handstands
  • building an obstacle course
  • breathing techniques
  • spotting techniques
  • touch techniques
  • savasana techniques
  • tone of voice, and pacing of instruction
  • how teaching general needs populations is different than teaching children with advanced skills

Target Audience: this training is ideal for movement educators, yoga teachers and practitioners who work with children.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to "children" ranging from age 3 to 80+(!) of all ability levels for over 20 years in New York City. This training will be derived from many of the approaches he's discovered along the way, as he's developed a pedagogy that integrates yoga, dance, and gymnastics vocabularies into one movement class format that children find to be exhilarating and fun, while also calming and self-esteem building.

Location: Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th St. (@ 6th Ave.), Floor 9, Studio B

Cost: Free

Requirement: All participants must complete a post-training survey.

To secure a spot:

  1. email info@keonimovementarts.org with your request
  2. Click here to sign the Release and Waiver of Liability Form
  3. Click here to sign the Photo/Video Release

Space is limited to 20 participants.

 
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Aug
31
5:45 PM17:45

Teaching Yoga to Special Needs Teens and Adults

About: This training session will offer techniques for modifying the practice to make it accessible for Individuals with Special Needs. Topics covered will include:

  • teaching sun salutations
  • breathing techniques
  • spotting techniques
  • touch techniques
  • using the wall to help ground
  • tone of voice, and pacing of instruction
  • how teaching special needs populations is different than teaching regular needs populations

Target Audience: this training is ideal for movement educators and yoga teachers and practitioners who work with or are interested in working with special needs populations.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to individuals of all ages and abilities for over 20 years in New York City. Specifically, he's worked with special needs individuals for over 15 years teaching and adapting the yoga practice to meet their needs. This training will be derived from many of the approaches he's discovered along the way.

Location: Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd St. (@8th Ave.), Studio B

Cost: Free

To register, email info@keonimovementarts.org

Space is limited to 10 participants.

 
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