Category Archives: Yoga Teacher Training

Enhance your Yoga Teacher Training with Mentoring by Susan Wanmer. Online delivery with retreats and workshops for hands-on. Australia. Yoga Instructor Training for those who want to practice and understand safe and effective yoga, but who do not want to teach others.

Image shows the Aqua Yoga group practicing the Art of Relaxation in the clear blue Pool.

Teach AQUA YOGA! Learn How Here.

Aqua Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training in AQUA YOGA. This Weekend Certificate Course is open to Yoga Teachers & Yoga Teaching Trainees. You will be able to teach Aqua Yoga upon Successful Completion of this Intensive.

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Aqua Yoga Teacher Training with Susan WANMER

Yoga Teachers and Trainees! Expand your Teaching Opportunities with Professional and very Popular Aqua Yoga Training. FEATURED at the Yoga Australia Conference 2016, and available to a limited number at Sunshine Coast, Australia in October 2016.

Using Susan Wanmer’s Specially adapted Methodology, you will quickly learn to assess your group for risk and injury. You will easily decide which Yoga Asanas to adapt for your Group on any given day, making each class perfect for your students! Expand your teaching repetoire. Earn more money by offering private Aqua Yoga sessions at your student’s homes or Public pools. Non-Yoga Studio people are attracted to the water environment because the support and low impact for sore joints, injuries, or bigger students just makes sense.

Help your students build confidence, learn the essence of Yoga asana, breath, mindset, meditation/ relaxation immersed in the wondrous medium of water!

Get creative! You can carefully transition your students onto land using my same, therapeutic Teaching methodology.

SUNSHINE COAST PILOT GROUP PRICE Discounted . Offered only at the Intensive: 1 – 2 OCTOBER 2016.

TEACH AQUA YOGA. INTENSIVE COVERS THIS AND MORE!

Enquire about Aqua Yoga Training

Australian Aqua Yoga - Susan Wanmer. Image shows students working their core in the pool.

Aqua Yoga – Best Yoga in the World!

Why is Aqua Yoga the Best Yoga in the World? Well, I am being a little cheeky with the title, but it was a quick way of saying Aqua – the water element is divine, and Yoga….well enough said about how glorious yoga is. Put those two together and you have the BEST yoga or water experience in the world!

Any body suits my Aqua Yoga. Join me for the new Summer series that are now sponsored by Brisbane City Council. Join me any Wednesday at 10 am Ithaca Pool right up until 23 March 2016.

It only costs $5.20 for the pool entry as the class is sponsored, and you can stay on for a swim, a read by the pool, a sunbake….Contact me personally if you have any questions about what I teach, and if it would be okay for your body.

Susan Wanmer Aqua Yoga 0410 570 441. Click here for the MAP.

Australian Aqua Yoga - Susan Wanmer. Image shows students working their core in the pool.
Susan Wanmer’s Aqua Yoga method Recently featured in Nature and Health Magazine.  Australian Aqua Yoga – Susan Wanmer.

 

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Yoga Coaching. Yoga Mentoring

What is Yoga Coaching, or Yoga Mentoring?

I know you want to see that “I Love Yoga” look on people’s faces…[you know that look don’t you – a sort of smile, glow and shiny happy eyes]. It’s what we live for as Yoga Teachers – helping people feel wonderful in their bodies and in their lives. Do you want to know that you could create that look through the experience you offer even if you teach people who are completely new to Yoga.

Think of Mentoring as a ‘finishing school for your Yoga Teacher Training. Actually – I don’t really know what a finishing school is except from what I have seen in the movies. I do know, however, that many people finish their yoga teacher study often feeling a lack of confidence to teach, or to teach effectively.

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There is so much to know about teaching classes. It is probably the hardest task to do, and yet it is the one yoga teachers often start off with. ‘Just teaching a class or two to start off..” I often hear this.

Groups love, and respond well to, facilitators who are confident and heart-centered. They also need to see that you are real. Authenticity is important. But what do you do if you are authentically shy, not sure about your gig, or don’t know the venue or the group?

Here is partial list of some techniques which combine to make you a successful and safe group facilitator. Depending on where you are at, and what you need to develop you fastest, I will tailor-make your Mentoring experience for you drawing from this database of skills:

  • Your Presence
  • Eye Contact
  • Posture
  • Pace
  • Humour
  • Confidence
  • Languaging
  • Articulation [that’s words, not joints!]
  • Volume and speed of your Vocal Cues
  • Learning Styles
  • Hand Gestures [that’s instructing, not mudras!]
  • How you Guage Trust
  • How you Guage Ability
  • Strategies for Speedy Group Risk Management
  • How you Meet Needs of Attendees – spoken and unspoken…. and much much more.

Are you prepared to be challenged? Are you prepared to have fun stepping up and stepping out of your usual comfort zone and into a more professional way of teaching and instructing.

With me by your side, you will develop yourself –  it is all about Presence, Confidence and Connection.

This is a rubber-meets-the-road chance to improve your skills and receive feedback and try again until you reach a new level. Safe, fun, challenging, growth-enhancing for you. Good facilitation is about putting yourself completely aside to be there for your participants. (It is the true nature of ‘service’ :)

Radically Limited Numbers: I am limited in the number of trainees I can work with each quarter. I need small numbers as my interaction with you is very personal.

Mentoring isn’t about your yoga technique, but abut connecting to the diverse people you share yoga (or other movement ) with. I will, however, work on your technique as there are definite ways to tweak your technique for the general public to provide low-risk quality yoga. I can work with you irrespective of your style of yoga or how long you have been teaching.

Mentoring packages are open to anyone just recently qualified, facilitating groups other than yoga [great way to start], or if you are a veteran. Not based on how ‘good’ your yoga is, how flexible you are, or how long you have been doing yoga, this is based on how much of a good time can you give your group.

Details:

To find out your next step, contact Susan WANMER personally on 0410 570 441, or via the Contact page. Hurry, spots close fast and we need to have a ‘coffee chat’ to see if we are a good match. Mentoring has to be as much fun as possible as it is a collaborative and life-changing experience in my hands! [Testimonials tell me so :)]

Mens Flexibility Workout – Studio or Online

Flexibility of Hips, shoulders, back, spine. I ran the Annual Men’s Flexibility Workout/ Workshop today. Always a pleasure! I always work with the group that turns up so that it is pertinent and personalised.

Take the focus off the legs and into the whole body. What is your Spine doing?

LEFT: The ‘Before Photo’

However – there are some essentials I cover and these have held true ever since I first started with body-builders way back in Paris, France right up until today. [Today happened to be in Brisbane, Australia]. It holds true because I draw on Anatomically-based stuff, and because – often – men’s bodies have been encultured into tightness through the hips, legs and shoulders due to the sports and activities they have done when young.

The focus today was centred around the lower back and hips, and ‘lifting tall’ through the spine.  My group checked out each other’s spines as to the curves, then sat tall to feel the work needed from the core. Then we moved through forward bends and twists using the lifted spine.

Below: The After Photo – Lift the Spine!

Lift the spine - builds core strength plus flexibility!

As forward bends create tightness through the front of the hips, we put some yogic thigh stretches in, lying back – or lying back supporting the body on an elbow. Did you know that the knee should stay to the floor for protection of the knee joint, but pushing the hip forward works the thigh more?

Moving up to shoulders we actually tied the wrists together behind the back using a strap, and then worked the forward bends with strong hands, pushing from sternum, through the arm and away from the body with hands.

Little tips like working the lower body when twisting – making sure the hips move in the opposite direction to the shoulders, can create a big difference to the body’s flexibility, whether seated or standing.

We finished with some assistance from each other, in dog pose with the partner drawing back and tractioning the spine. That allowed the bloke in dog pose to lengthen and traction the spine – and to pick up the hips and pelvis alignment once again. It’s harder to wrap your head around this when upside down! Ever done that and noticed how much more it works the legs?

Great work guys! Well-earned Savasana [relaxation] at the end. And – a true bunch of gentle  men = gentlemen in the way you worked with yourselves and the guys you were giving feedback and tractioning to. GREAT Yoga today :).  

Yoga Programs available, and e-courses available if you are not based locally or can’t attend my Brisbane Yoga Studio at Milton, Australia.   Susan Wanmer  – susanwanmer@gmail.com or phone [Australia] 0410 570 441 .

 

 

Yoga Coaching/ Mentoring on Sale!

Hurray! June is my celebratory Birthday Month, so I am offering a selection of my favourite services to you on Sale. A collaborative, close, handwoven training experience, with a Yoga Trainer who has over 30 years experience in movement with groups facilitation. Over 20 of those years have been in Yoga for everyone from the professional athletes, opera singers, the elderly, and right down to the dog – seriously!

The last offer, today on my birthday, is my packages for Yoga Coaching or Yoga Mentoring

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I have space for a couple of people only this month. Contact me!

What’s the difference? Really they are interchangeable, but I suggest Yoga Coaching if you are still learning about Yoga. If you have completed a Yoga Teacher Training and want to fasttrack your way to becoming a polished, confident and effective teacher, then Yoga Mentoring is the way to go.

If you want to be confident, professional, and handle your groups with ease, this is for you. If you really care for people and want to give them your very best, I will help you ‘get over yourself’. Plus, I will be with you as you take the steps into becoming a quality facilitator. We can debrief, do feedback, and I will buffer and support you if you have doubts or critics. If you like to do things well, and like quality in your life, we’ll get on! [The sale applies to my Medium and Premium packages until those spots book out.] 

Now – I am assuming you are reading this as you are familiar with my teaching, reputation, have read articles, or seen me in action and you want to go straight to ‘coffee’…….HOWEVER..

If I am making an assumption, and you don’t know me by word of mouth or reputation, then youre welcome to send me an email enquiry asking whatever you need to see if You would want to work with ME as your Mentor. However, do it quickly so we don’t lose the spot as it frees up, assuming that you and I will be working together 🙂 susanwanmer@gmail.com

To see if we can go ahead, there is a little ‘coffee catchup’ so we see if our ideas match. The mentoring and coaching journey is very fulfilling and we work closely because it is like an intensive [minimum three months, but more is fine].

There are just 3 spots freeing up in July, so if you are interested in taking your teaching to a Professional Quality, then contact me quickly. There is no obligation for the ‘coffee chat’  – I would simply prefer to meet you face-to-face [or Skype if we are working long distance], than by phone.

A quick phone call is the best way to start and I can tell you straight away if we can make a ‘chat’ time. Call me on 0410 570 441. Any day after midday, and I should be able to get back to you by the next day.

My Skype is SusanWanmer.