Elemental Vinyasa: an intense teacher training immersion with Shiva Rea

A wise yogini once told me that to be a good teacher you need to be a good student, and I can’t agree more, that’s one of the reason why i’ve  decided to take more teacher trainings than my 200h. So here I am back to Venice beach, California, ready to train with Shiva Rea.

I’ve applied to do my 300h with Shiva Rea and learn her Prana flow method because every time i took her class i felt amazing afterwards, and I really want to be able to share that with my students. 

Shiva is a world famous and respected yoga teacher, and it’s an honor to be able to train with her. Her method is based on the fact that the breath is your guru, and you should flow on its rythm. You don’t really stay static in a posture you can pulse or take a body vinyasa, which is great because I feel like you’re able to create more space in your body by doing so.

Elemental vinyasa is based on the different elements that are: earth, water, fire, air and ether. According to each element you have an appropriate namaskar, some asanas and a more or less flowy practice. 

It would be too long to explain Elemental vinyasa in details and if you’re interested you should definitely read Shiva’s book: tending the sacred fire. (Or feel free to email me with questions) 

Anyway, Shiva’s training are always very intense. You do practice a lot!! And I’ve learned so many things on hands on assist. I was really fascinated. I was tired and could feel every part of my body, but it worth it.

The other thing that is great with Shiva is the community. You meet amazing people that shares the same interests and I’m grateful for that. I know that i will see some of them in other trainings. 

Now I’m half way of my 300 hours, and i can’t wait to come back in November for some Rasa vinyasa.

Stay tuned for more yogini adventures

Namaste

  

Published by cheyenneyoga

SmartFLOW yoga teacher. I've studied Power vinyasa, restorative, and yoga for pregnant woman with Tamal Dodge in Los Angeles. After that wonderful time, I felt attracted by movement and flow, so I studied with Shiva Rea for 300 hours her Prana Flow style. But after a yoga for scoliosis workshop and after realizing what I want in my practice and for my students, I've decided to focus on a more alignment focused yoga, and started studying with the great Annie Carpenter. Now, after more than 400h with her, my teaching skills had changed for the best. The more I learn the more I have to share with my students, so I follow different trainings every year and I had the great honor to learn from amazing teachers like Krista Cahill, Maty Ezraty or Dona Holleman. I'm now teaching SmartFLOW YOGA, Hatha yoga, restorative yoga and chair yoga (for people with less range of motion) in Monaco most of the time, but also in some magical events such as Burning Man in Nevada. http://instagram.com/cheyenneyoga/ Ambassador of a great VEGAN BOOTS BRAND pawj california, think cruelty free Ugg style boots. Use the code Cheyenne10 for 10% on their website. Yoga inspired jewelry designer: Pepper Kreation

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