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2015 Workshop and Event Recap

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Anatomy and Physiology: From the Hips to the Head with Justine Shelton - 11 - 5 pm - Oceanside, CA
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Chair Yoga and the Anatomy of Aging with Sherry Zak Morris - 10:45am - 12:15pm and 1:45 - 5:15pm - $120 - Encinitas, CA
  • Saturday, May 9, 2015

    The Business and Marketing of Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris with Sherry Zak Morris - 1:15 - 3:30 pm - $59 - Encinitas, CA
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015

    Actively Aging with Yoga: An In Depth Exploration of Yoga for the 50+ Population with Sherry Zak Morris - 1:00 - 5:30 pm - $129 Early Bird - Cary, NC
  • Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2015

    Panel Discussion and individual Session on Success Strategies of a Niche Yoga Market with Sherry Zak Morris - Yoga Alliance Business of Yoga Conference - Los Angeles, CA
  • Friday - Monday, October 2-5, 2015

    Yoga Vista Academy Annual CEU Weekend Workshop - Advanced Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga Training - More Details Coming! - Vista, CA

Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers with Justine Shelton

Inner Strength Yoga
2124 S El Camino Real, Suite #202
Oceanside, CA 92054 - Phone: 760-822-1348
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11 am 5 pm - $85

    The human body is remarkable and complex. A comprehensive study of the principles of Anatomy and Physiology is a core requirement for yoga teachers. Whether you are in training to become a new yoga teacher, or have been teaching for years, A&P is one of the areas we can all use a deeper understanding of.

    In this series of three, 6-hours session, we will explore the principles of A & P to gain a greater understanding of how yoga asana can support the body to be in its greatest health. As the body goes, so goes the mind and spirit.

    These sessions meet 200-hour requirements for yoga teacher training, and Continuing Education requirements.

    The anatomy of the arms will be covered, with particular attention to the shoulder joint and rotator cuff anatomy. Free form movements linked to breath versus weight bearing movements will be discussed as well as knowing when to employ what movements for your students. Visceral anatomy will be covered, including peristalsis and why Yoga is so good for digestion!

    Suggested Reading: Anatomy of Movement Chapters 3, 4 and 5

Chair Yoga and the Anatomy of Aging with Sherry Zak Morris

Soul of Yoga
627 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024 - Phone: 760-943-7685
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:45am - 12:15pm and 1:45 - 5:15pm - $120

    The vast majority of Americans are growing into their golden years, 70+, and beginning to experience the physical effects of aging. It is becoming imperative that Yoga Teachers learn to adapt their classes to safeguard the health of their Senior students, and also quite advantageous to be able to add chair Yoga to your teaching skills.

    Sherry Zak Morris will review the most pertinent health issues facing the Senior population, the Yogic prescriptions for wellness and the necessary contraindications for Senior Yoga practice. You will be given all the tools necessary to plan and teach an effective and inspired chair Yoga class.

The Business and Marketing of Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris

Soul of Yoga
627 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024 - Phone: 760-943-7685
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:15- 3:30 pm - $59

    How do you find opportunities to teach Yoga and make an income doing what you love? Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT, Yoga Studio owner and Yoga Video Producer shares her business and marketing strategies for recent or experienced Yoga Teachers. Find out why "Yoga" and "Business" is not an oxymoron.

    Sherry has served on two Yoga Alliance Committees representing Yoga Studios (ORNS - one room yoga studios) in Washington DC as well being a current member of the 2015 Yoga Alliance Conference Session Planning Committee. As a seasoned wellness entrepreneur, she is the CEO and Founder of YogaJP, an internationally-recognized brand of Yoga and Wellness DVDs and online videos for the 50+ market.

Actively Aging with Yoga: An In Depth Exploration of Yoga for the 50+ Population with Sherry Zak Morris

200 Cornerstone Drive
Cary NC 27519 (919) 466-998-9989 - Early Bird $129 until March 15, 2015

    Can we feel better, stronger and more flexible as we age? Common misconceptions that the muscles deteriorate, the bones get brittle and the joints get stiff make us cringe at the thought of aging. "Movement is the antidote to aging", but finding the right movements that are supportive and not damaging is the key to healthy aging.

    Workshop Topic Highlights:

    • Common Issues and Conditions of the Aging Population
    • The Relationship between Aging, Posture and Pain
    • Analysis of the Yoga for Seniors Posture Project: Simple Corrections/Big Payoffs
    • Prescriptive and Accessible Gentle and Chair Yoga sequences

    In this Workshop, Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT specializing in Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga, will share the stunning results of her Senior Posture Project, and observations and analysis from her many years teaching Yoga to the 50+ population. Find out more.

Yoga Vista Academy Annual CEU Weekend Workshop

Yoga Vista Studio
319 E. Broadway Avenue
Vista, CA 92084 (760) 630-9642 - $50 Refundable Hold my spot!
October 2 - 5, 2015

    Join us for our 4th Annual CEU Weekend Workshop in sunny North County San Diego. We are working on a fantastic roster of inspirational, educational and FUN workshops for you!

    Reserve your Spot - $50 refundable fee

    4 Days of Advanced Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga Training:

    • Senior and Chair Yoga
    • Gentle Yoga Therapy
    • Somatic Yoga
    • And more....

Four-Time Yoga Alliance Business and Leadership Conference Presenter!


Join Sherry in Los Angeles in 2015: "Success Strategies of a Niche Yoga Market" presented by Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT and owner of Yoga Vista Studio and CEO of YogaJP

"It was a joy to listen to and learn from such admirable teachers."

"I really admire Sherry's balance of business and "woo-woo"."

"James is a natural teacher with humor and understanding of human foibles. "

"Justine is incredibly knowledgeable. I really gained a better perspective on how to keep students safe."

"Paula has insight as a senior that only someone that age can validate."

"I loved the energy of the presenters!"

Gentle Yoga Therapy - "Learned a lot about Anatomy, Justine is great! So much helpful info and great explanations."

Senior Yoga - "What an inspiration! I liked how she named the yoga poses prior to chair pose given and enjoyed the variety. I love Paula and the class. A very different approach."

Workshops - "The workshops were very helpful and informative. I loved the opportunity to meet so many other teachers and learn from such great presenters. I found every session extremely valuable!"

Somatic Yoga - "James Somatics class was awesome. It was my first time and it was great! Amazing! Very interesting. I will take away and incorporate a lot from this session."
Soma-Kinetics - "I never knew my body could move like that! Erhard's movements are unique, challenging and incredible."
Marjorie - "Extremely well done presentation! Great content & flow & use of variety of teaching methods. " incredible."
Olga - "I have to say that Olga's dance routine was a 10 also! What a creative way to get Seniors moving!"
Pinush - "Graceful, elegant, and most of all - a creative Chair Yoga Teacher!"

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