Dragon Spirit Yoga “Find Your Flow” 50 Hour Immersion:
An introduction to the Art of Meditative Posture & Mindful Movement!
Immerse yourself in the sea of yogic arts! Quench the physical, spiritual & mental thirst for a training designed for thoughtful students, seeking to expand their understanding of yogic arts through a diverse exploration of the “yogic way of life”, body mechanics, physiology and the interrelation to the practice of certain poses and posture flows. Emphasis will be placed on learning beneficial body alignment to inspire optimal energy throughout the practice, while investigating how specific therapeutic needs can be addressed with applications that align the body. Participants will receive personal support and guidance to practice safely aligned postures, while examining how to avoid unsafe practices that often can lead to the most typical injuries. Plunge into a multitude of different postures & methods in which they can be performed. Enhance your overall understanding, reveal the “yogic” mysteries & help improve the mind, spirit & body of your practice!
*This course is a prerequisite for the Dragon Spirit Yoga “Vinyasa Fusion Flow” Teacher Training (April-June 2016). You may participate in this Immersion as the first step towards getting certified as an Instructor or consider it an opportunity to create more depth in your own individual practice.
Dates & Times of Weekend Format for Fall 2016:
Jan 7th-29th on Saturdays & Sundays (Specific Dates/Times TBA)
- Tuition is $600 if paid in full by SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2016 or $725 after!
- A $200 deposit is required to hold your spot (Payment Plans Available in 3 installments of $200 each by EARLY YOGI DEADLINE or $250, $250 & $225)!
- Tuition fee & Immersion hrs. can be applied toward 200 hr. Teacher Training (already existing RYT’s can submit 50 CEC hrs. to Yoga Alliance)!
REGISTRATION LINK TO BE POSTED October 2016!!!
About the Lead Instructor:
Gabrielle de Burke is a very experienced healing arts practitioner and certified instructor of Taoist and Vinyasa Yoga (E-RYT) and Radiant Lotus Women’s Qi-gong (among many other studies that influence her teaching style including; Tai Chi Chuan, Animal Kung-fu, Capoeria, etc.). Her 18+ years of practice in the Vedic and Taoist martial/internal arts have greatly shaped her work as a teacher over the past 15+ years. She shares her expertise to help others find the path toward the art of practice in their own way. Gabrielle’s work as a practitioner and instructor continually intersects with her work as an inter-disciplinary performance artist through the incorporation of internal/martial arts in combination with original dance/movement arts, spoken word/poetry, voice, theater and music presentation!
“I had the privilege of being a participant in Gabrielle’s 50 hour immersion… I have gained a better understanding of the relationship between anatomy/physiology and yoga, and have a better appreciation for taking care of my body, avoiding injury and growing comfortable with my limitations. Gabrielle is highly ethical, fun, spirited and energetic. Her knowledge of the body, yoga, medicine, the ethics and philosophies of the practice are invaluable. I can’t wait to continue training with Gabrielle…”
“Gabrielle has a deep understanding of the body and how yoga practice transforms into our own spirit of movement. She brings years of knowledge and experience to her teaching, leading classes that are well paced and peaceful.”
~Patricia Haddad (Musician/Performer/Arts Educator)
“Gabrielle’s warm and unique style creates a welcoming, inspiring environment in any given quarters. Her flowing, grounded approach makes for a really fun way to get connected with oneself and ones environment. The comfort she provides by simply being herself helps make self-exploration a treat no matter where one is on their path; she truly keeps it real, and her classes are a delight.”
~Angela Armour (Massage Therapist/Hoop Dance Instructor)
“Gabrielle is an extraordinary teacher. I did not think yoga was ‘for me’ until I took one of her classes. She seems to intuitively know what each student needs and structures the class so that both group and individual needs are met. Not only did I find peace and tranquility when taking her classes, but my body opened up and healed itself. Chronic pain from old injuries melted away.”
~Charlotte Hummel (Attorney At Law)
“Gabrielle’s yoga style is a wonderful blend of restorative, relaxation, & rejuvenation. She gives you a great stretch without you even realizing it. She has a particular gift for modifying postures in a progression that meets the needs of everyone in the class.”
~Jane Sanders Miller
(Massage Therapist/Esthetician/Research Editor)
“Gabrielle has a vast array of techniques and skills which she brings to the teaching and practice of yoga: sound understanding of anatomy and its application and adaptations to safe body movement, Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts), T’ai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Yin Yoga, meditation, dance, theater. On the mat she guides students into expanded ways of moving (and using ever more and different muscles) by incorporating the cat like movement and subtle balance awareness of the martial arts into traditional yoga sequences. Combining astute vision and body mechanics she explained, demonstrated and corrected alignment of our poses…Throughout the entire intensive we were engaged in the process of deepening our practice, stretching our skills and attitudes, and even finding ways to move through perceived limitations into new levels of freedom and understanding. It was fun and inspiring. In a blink I would take the class again, knowing that Gabrielle would bring new insights, expanded subject matter, plus new challenges to stretch our concepts, bodies and practice.”
~Helene Von Rosenstiel