Joan offers a variety of teacher trainings from a 25- to 200-Hour
For over a decade, Joan Hyman has dedicated her career to leading teacher trainings. She knows that this is the best way to take her students into the deep transformation process that yoga offers. Leading trainings gives Joan an opportunity to share her love of yoga with dedicated students who are engaged with their own practice. A teacher training is a powerful way to fully embody the lifestyle of yoga for a set period of time and is a unique opportunity to really live and breathe your practice. This makes the transformation that comes with the practice that much easier to incorporate into our regular lives.
Each day begins with a long practice breaking down the theme or pose of the day, followed by learning sequencing, philosophy, anatomy, and learning how to take your practice into the world.
15-Hour Teacher Training
Hands-on Adjustments and the Art of Reading Bodies
This three-day clinic is for teachers and practitioners who want to increase their knowledge of asana. This workshop is specifically designed for yogis looking to understand alignment in the postures, and for yoga teachers looking to improve their knowledge of how to read bodies and give adjustments that meet student’s individual needs. This workshop will help you improve your confidence as a teacher by refining your touch skills.
For students, understanding the alignment in the postures will optimize your experience in the poses.
Learn how to better read and assess body language by using the basic techniques of applying safe and practical hands-on adjustments as well as verbal and energetic adjustments. By focusing on how the poses work on different body types, you will explore several asanas in the opening practices and partner work. Learning how to assist and support others improves your own practice in the process and your understanding on how your body works.
DAY ONE: Feet & legs: Reviewing standing postures
This day we will focus on foundations and break down the standing postures. Learn what the feet are doing, how to track the knees properly, and engage the hip muscles in a way that helps to protect the lower back. We will open with a two-hour asana practice that will include workshopping standing postures, using the wall and use of props to make these poses accessible for everyone. After a short break, we will discuss hands-on adjustments, how to read lines of energy in the postures and begin the adjustment clinic by looking at the feet and legs and what they are doing in the standing postures.
DAY TWO: Arms & shoulders: Breaking down inversions, their preps, and sun salutations
The sun salutations are an important part of any vinyasa flow class. What is the correct way to teach vinyasa and how can you break it down so students can approach it in a safe and effective way. We will open with a practice breaking down Surya Namaskra including postures like Downward Dog, Upward Dog, Plank and Chatarunga before moving into inversion preps and understanding what the arms and shoulders are doing first before inverting. We will explore what is required before inverting and learning how to create deep shoulder stability, helping to access any inversion!
DAY THREE: The Spine: Backbends and twists
Before students are able to approach deeper backbends and twists, it is required to have an understanding of how the appendicular body (the arms, shoulders, legs, and hips) work first. We will open with a backbend and twisting practice, looking at how different bodies respond to these postures and how to make them accessible for everyone. We will the use of props, adjustments, and verbal cues to learn how the spine is the safest for the individual in backbends and twists.
After practice, we will continue to review hands-on adjustments that meet the individual’s
needs closing with a discussion on hands-on adjustments and how to integrate what you learned this weekend into your practice and teaching!
25-Hour – Traveling from the Outside In:
This mini intensive will move you from the outside, in, showing you the many layers of your being. You’ll learn about your Ananamaya Kosha – the outer body. This is the key to increasing safety and vitality in your physical body. Each day after practice, we will review anatomy and common injuries in yoga. We will slowly begin to unravel the mystery of the Pranamaya Kosha (our inner body) and how to increase our own vitality inside which helps to keep us healthy and strong. We will look at key postures and understand how to work them in a way where you are supported from the inside and out. This training ends with a discussion on self-care and how to incorporate authenticity into your practice and your life.
30-Hour – Vinyasa Flow Sequencing Training:
This creative training will teach students and teachers the art of sequencing. Sequencing a vinyasa flow class is a skill that when done correctly, can leave students feeling transformed! When your sequence is effective, it supports the anatomical body and can access the vital energy inside, creating results of lightness and bliss, that a true yoga practice offers.
Each morning begins with a long practice, followed by a lesson on breaking down the sequence. We’ll then dig in to understand which postures supported the peak or the theme of the class and which postures were used to counter that theme. We will explore the subtle body, learning the vayus and chakras and how to access this elusive place during practice.
Each day ends with a pranayama and meditation practice, followed by a discussion on Ayurveda to learn how to incorporate all aspects of yoga into your life.
50-Hour Training – Embodying Yoga:
This training is a combination of the first two trainings and will teach students how to embody their yoga practice. We will begin each day with a themed-based practice focused on how asana can support the anatomical and inner body, which helps us manage our energy in an efficient way. We will break down common injuries, and learn how to work with students who have a chronic illness and how to treat both in an effective and healing way. Sequencing will be broken down to look at ways we can understand how to teach to all levels – from a beginner to the advanced practitioner.
We will explore the business of yoga and how teachers can increase their private clientele, align with their dharma, and create a niche in the yoga world where they can thrive! This training will include a discussion on self-care and Ayurveda and how to personalize these practices so you can share the benefits with others. This training is geared toward teachers and anyone looking to go to the next level in their practice and studies.
200-Hour Teacher Training – The Elements of Flow:
This is a foundational training that will include understanding all of the elements of yoga. Each day there will be a long asana practice incorporating meditation and pranayama, focused around the theme of the day. In the
afternoons, we will study the benefits and purpose of each yoga posture in depth, such as standing postures, inversions, backbends, twists, and forward bends. We will learn how to read bodies and give safe effective hands-on adjustments and how to use the props.
We will apply anatomy and to help understand the effects of the postures and how to sequence them together to create an effective class. We will dive into philosophy, the subtle body, and develop a pranayama and restorative practice that students can incorporate into their lives. By the end, you will be able to teach a short class and prepare a safe and effective sequence.
The training is followed up with a fifty-hour online course that includes twenty hours of practice and podcast to integrate the information taught during the training. There will also be a brief mentorship to help students stay with their practice and as they transition back into their everyday lives. The intention is for students to learn the foundations of the yoga practice and all of the elements that help you to embody the practice!
20-Hour Online Course:
- Standing Postures
- Hip work
- Inversions and learning the shoulder girdle
- Working with Injuries
- Yoga for the lower back
- Unraveling the Psoas
- Hands on adjustments
- Breaking down the sun salutations for everyone
- Arm balances and core work
- Forward bending
- Restoratives and how to set them up
- Pranayama and Meditation practices
- Three podcasts on Ayurveda, self-care, and finding your authenticity.
25-Hour Online Mentorship:
Joan Hyman has been teaching a traveling the world for well over a decade. She’s lead numerous students through this transformational process of yoga and has taught several teacher trainings worldwide. One thing has always been clear: young students need a mentor to help build their confidence and inspire them to stay on this journey. This course will include reading and writing to help integrate the philosophy, sequencing, and how to teach a pose. Self-introspection is key for being able to hold space for all and during this mentorship, this course will include writing papers and reading books on chakras and the subtle body. We’ll also look at how you can cultivate more balance in your life and where the inner work is needed. There will be a consultation with Joan at the end to help you carve out your path on your yoga journey.
To BOOK an Online Mentorship: EMAIL Joan Hyman