Reworking Restorative - 50 Hour Yoga Teacher Training North Carolina - July 2020

Led by Bianca Scalisé, Erin Kelly, & Steph Góngora

Join Bianca Scalisé (@Bianca.Scalise.Yoga), Steph Góngora (@casa_colibri), and Erin Kelly (@ErinKellyArt) for a 6 day, 50-HR Reworking  Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Marshall, NC (just North of Asheville)! Six days of coming together as a creative collective to examine a wide variety of restorative techniques in our movement practices at our new home base – Flō Blue Ridge. Expect long, but information-packed days of participatory lectures, intricate morning/evening movement classes, and collaborative group activities to solidify the daily concepts. 

An intimate and community building experience (capped at 30 participants), this 50 HR YTT is the perfect setting for those wishing to continue and expand upon their yoga journey. We will break down and explore the components that make for a unique, authentic and deeply restorative class, and coming from a holistic standpoint, we will discuss a multitude of ways to address and find balance in the many aspects of our bodies, including physical, energetic/ pranic, mental and emotional. We will look at how and when to use different restorative techniques, as well as the science behind how they affect our physiology. And finally, we will tie it all together with restorative sequencing formats that will guide you in delivering a helpful, enjoyable and nourishing experience.

Upon completion, graduates who have previously completed and registered for a 200HR Yoga Alliance approved teacher training program will be eligible to apply this 50 hour training toward their 500HR Yoga Teacher Registry as part of our 500HR Module-Based Training. (Yoga Alliance Registered). Please make sure you apply for our 500HR Module-Based Training BEFORE attending the module as credits cannot be retroactively added! Note: Hours are earned not bought and the 50HR certificate is contingent on attending all courses, as well as passing the online written + in-person practicum exam to ascertain that you’ve digested the provided information. These trainings are so much fun, but also a great deal of effort. Please do not arrive expecting a vacation. <3

Training Basics

Please note the information below (including price) is for the training only. Attendees are expected to find their own lodging + arrange for their own meals, however, some lodging suggestions are included. 

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****Training Dates (Reworking Restorative ONLY)****

Starts: August 3rd, 2020 (8:30am)

Ends: August 8, 2020 (6:30pm)

 

It is highly recommended that if you are not local, you arrive in the area and check into your lodging the evening before so that you are ready for an early morning start. Attendees hoping to receive the 50HR certificate need to complete all hours, all coursework, and all homework.  Power of Props (the 50HR module BEFORE this) runs July 27th, 2020 (8:30am) – Aug 1st, 2020 (6:30pm). 

 

*****TRAINING PRICING*****

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In an effort to provide valuable, but accessible continued education, Authentic Movements offers a payment plan as well as bundle discounts for those looking to do both 50HR trainings. Please review the options below, and email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Total Training Price = $1200 USD for Reworking Restorative. 

  • PAYMENT PLAN 50HR Reworking Restorative Module Only: $500.00 USD deposit to reserve spot with $700 balance due on or before June 1st, 2020

Looking to attend BOTH the 50HR Power of Props module AND the 50HR Reworking Restorative module? ($1200 USD) We offer a bundle discount of $400 off, bringing the cost to $2000 USD for 100HRs of content. 

 

Please note that all $500 deposits ($800 for the combo package) are nonrefundable & nontransferable. If you’re utilizing the pay in full option, then $500 or $800 of your payment becomes that nontransferable/nonrefundable deposit. See below for full refund policy. 

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*****TRAINING VENUE*****

 

Flō Blue Ridge: 374 Chandler Cove Road, Marshall NC 28753

PRICES FOR TRAINING Include:

  • 6 Day Intensive 50-Hour Teacher Training Module
  • Course Book w/ Syllabus
  • Daily Coffee/Tea
  • Daily Flow Classes in a Variety of Styles
  • In depth Courses on Anatomy, Fascial Lines, Creative Webbing, Dynamic Movements, Unique Prop Usage, the Importance of Transitions, Utilizing Outside Movement Modalities, Logical Creativity and MORE. 
  • Practice crafting and verbalizing a variety of classes/workshops/sequences
  • Free Tank Top
  • Assuming eligibility and satisfactory completion of all hours/tests, ability to add this 50HR continued education module toward our 500HR module program. (Yoga Alliance Registered)

Additional Items (Not included):

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Round trip airfare (suggested airport – Charlotte or Atlanta)
  • Transfer to/from airport and transport to/from lodging to venue
  • Snacks
  • Optional Excursions

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

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WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?

This 50 HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is for anyone wanting to further their exploration and implementation of restorative yoga techniques into their personal practice and/or teaching. We believe that being confident in your ability to thoughtfully craft and dictate intentional and unique restorative classes for a wide variety of audiences makes for a more helpful and impactful teacher. Plus you’ll be able to put your own creative spin on your classes while simultaneously helping your students relax/unwind/cross-train/decompress/mobilize in a safe and efficient manner. Going through this YTT will provide you with key techniques to take away and apply to your students as well as a deeper understanding of the body so you will feel empowered to apply your techniques to a range of students, beginner- advanced.

This training is open to everyone although we do recommend at least 1-2 years of regular, solid practice. You don’t have to be part of our 500 hour program or have an approved application to attend a module however keep in mind that we cannot retro-actively assign module credits if you later decide to enter the program. Which means that if you’re eligible for the 500HR program (meaning you already have a 200HR certificate from a registered school), we recommend you apply before submitting payment to a module. There is no cost for application, and no time limit to complete the training. If you’re not interested in the 500HR program, there is no need to apply! Simply put down your deposit to snag your space!  Not sure if you’re the right fit for this training? Email us here!

500HR Module BASICS

500HR Application

Sample Schedule

*8:30am – 9:00am – Meditation/Mantra/Journaling/Pranayama/Mini Lecture

*9:00am – 12:00pm – Morning Workshop/Movement/Lecture

*12:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch Break <3

*2:00pm – 4:45pm – Lecture + Workshop + Teaching Methodologies

*4:45pm – 5:00pm – Quick Break

*5:00pm – 6:30pm – Evening Movement/Night Lecture

This schedule may vary on a daily basis (outside of starting/ending times), and there may be a bit more free time on some days as well as some short and helpful homework assignments.

We ask that students do not bring cell phones to class and please be on time to avoid delays. Some morning or evening studio time will be silent time to allow those with a meditation practice to create a calm and comfortable space. While those looking to register with Yoga Alliance for the 500HR program will need to attend all sessions to accumulate the required hours, we ask that you honor your body and simply observe whenever needed.

Note: This training is a sober event. We ask that all attendees refrain from drinking or drug usage (including marijuana) during the full course of the training dates. Authentic Movements attracts quite a few students who are sober and/or in recovery, and we aim to create a safe space for all attendees. Thank you for understanding. 

Food Note: There will be coffee/tea offered in the morning, and a refrigerator + microwave available for those who want to bring lunch or snacks. The two hour lunch break gives you plenty of time to drive over to downtown Marshall and eat there as well!

What to Expect

Some see restorative yoga as a place they go to “stretch” and get “flexible”. In this module, we will delve deeper into the science of flexibility, discussing how we can cultivate flexibility & range of motion in a healthy way. We will talk about common stretching mistakes that can lead to aches and pains in practitioners as well as address common concerns that our students may have (such as “tight hips” or “tight shoulders”). All in all, we will be examining how we can offer informed poses & movements for a wide variety of audiences and their appropriate needs.

Aside from poses, we will study and practice a multitude of other restorative techniques to integrate and enhance our classes. We’ll take time to explore myofascial release (MFR) techniques that you can integrate into class to help enhance immediate mobility, as well as give students a sense of relief from chronically tight areas. We will also delve into many practices to address and restore the pranic, mental and emotional bodies. Expect in-depth study of various pranayama and meditation to supplement and add to your restorative offerings.

In this module, expect to dive deep into the following subjects:

  • Catering restorative yoga to different audiences (from a cyclist to a hyper-mobile yogi)
  • Anatomy of restorative poses
  • The many forms of stretching/range of motion training
  • Pranayama techniques to restore the energetic body
  • Meditation & mindfulness techniques to restore the mental body
  • Props – where, when & how to use for restorative
  • Restorative vs. Yin 
  • How to modify & make restorative friendly for everyone
  • Myofascial release (MFR) for mobility & relief

You will leave this training with an abundance of ingredients to craft a purposeful and nourishing restorative class.

Instructor Details

Meet Steph Gongora & Bianca Scalise

Steph Gongora (@casa_colbiri) is a certified yoga and aerial teacher currently based in Uvita, Costa Rica. She completed her first formal 200-HR training with Meghan Currie, and continued to pursue an additional 300-HR training with Christina Sell at The San Macros School of Yoga. During her many years in Austin, TX, she regularly attended additional training and continued education with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started another online 200-HR study with Alanna Kaivalya.

An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness during college (where she studied Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over three years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movements practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, which is what promoted her to write her first two books in early 2016 – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand & The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand Pressing. She later added The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Yoga Practice for those looking to deepen their personal asana exploration.

Steph is happily married with five furry children and officially moved down to Costa Rica in the fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. She is overjoyed to share FLŌ Retreat Center with other beautiful souls, and hopes you enjoy her paradise as much as she does! When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, writing more books (probably about more Yoga), and spending time with her (not so) little family. www.casa-colibri.com

Bianca Scalise (@bianca.scalise.yoga) has a heart on fire to share the healing and soul enriching practices of Yoga and meditation as well as make a positive impact in the world. 

Bianca is the creator of Amor en Acción, a Yoga and Seva project that combines self love & selfless service into week long Yoga retreats/ Humanitarian Trips. On our trips we collaborate with non- profits to positively impact communities in need in the areas of education, child nutrition, women’s empowerment and wildlife care. Join our next Amor en Acción trip here.

Bianca studies Yoga and mediation all over the world. She recently completed a 500 hour certification program with Dylan Werner, with whom she also toured internationally to assist intensives and workshops. She is currently pursuing an additional 500 hour program with Yoga Medicine. Dynamic and tantric Meditations are sprinkled into her classes as well as her love for anatomy and understanding the body.   www.biancascalise.com

Erin Kelly @erinkellyart is a traveling yoga teacher based in Venice Beach, California. She is known for her personal grace and fluidity of movement in both practice and teaching, and can often be found upside down or cultivating creativity through unusual transitions. Her teaching style is refreshing and playful, while still incorporating precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.

She continues to develop a strong personal practice, studying various lineages, and consciously chooses not be defined by a particular school or style. Erin has studied under Megan Currie and is a regular in the LA yoga studio scene. She has also spent many hours training with Tearson Bickmore, as well as received extended hours in Dharma and Rocket under a Yancy Schwartz mentorship.

Erin has written for or been featured in Mantra Magazine, Yoga Guide Magazine and Yoga Journal, as well as made many appearances on national and international media sources. These days, you can find her focusing her time on creating unique, informative, and stimulating classes, workshops ,and trainings, often with her teaching partner Steph Gongora.

A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting with a minor in Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about the idea that if we open our bodies up physically, we can tap into all sorts of creative, emotional, and psychological breakthroughs. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand or just through body movement, Erin is continuously creating her own form of art and expression and believes we all have this freedom of expression. www.erinkellyart.com

Lodging Suggestions

Finding the Perfect Place Near Marshall, NC

Flō Blue Ridge is located  approximately 15 minutes from Marshall, North Carolina and about 45 minutes from Asheville, NC. Authentic Movements has structured this 6 day training in a way that allows attendees to book nearby accommodations (Marshall, Weaverville, or Asheville suggested) and drive in after breakfast + leave before dinner. The two hour lunch break will give everyone time to either eat on site (fridge + microwave provided) or head over to Marshall for a quick and delicious meal at one of their cafes. In order to help you with your lodging search, below are some nearby options that were available at the initial time of this posting, but are obviously on a first come, first serve basis. Book your lodging sooner than later, as this is a popular time to be in this area! 

Curious about the Flō Blue Ridge practice venue? It’s in an old, re-purposed tobacco barn, and we are so excited to share this space with you!

We are so excited to have you come to our beautiful town for the training and thrilled to share all that our community has to offer and of course all the yoga! While this is not a full list of places to stay, it will give you an idea of what is out there. This list was created from the Air BnB website and gives a good overlook at the cuteness, functionality, with a close distance from the studio itself. While, they are all “close” we live in the country, so renting a car would be advised and necessary. There are options to always share a rental fees with another student, have house mates, arrange car pools and so on. It is a very affordable neighborhood with high levels of creative and peaceful energy, so we feel any of these would be a great fit to your educational experience. Always feel free to reach out with any questions/concerns on how we can assist you further.

Air BnB’s around Flo Blue Ridge

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10251137?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583423266_L%2B5ncFmMGBSoQh5r

Tiny home on organic creek side land, sleeps two, at $50 dollars a night

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2059943?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583423427_1H7T8YQ3KB050ltL

Entire apartment, lots of shops close by, sleeps two at $66 a night.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26954591?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583423475_gtt0kUBzTV6GFgAn

Super cute eco – friendly cabin! Just steps from the riverfront, Sleeps 4, $68 dollars a night.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4440999?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583423554_ILcMSOPO0Z7HblwN

 Beautiful and unique cabin in the woods, sleeps two at $59 dollars a night.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23212143?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583595878_DZteB015IAdbiPH3

The River Dance is a three story home with two guest apartments. Sleeps 6. 100 dollars a night.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/35968966?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583596029_b0EvKlogMSXehfs1

Log Cabin in the Smokey mountains, sleeps 4 at $55 dollars a night.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/35424261?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583596571_m4rr52FLB2adiMXa

Brand new tiny home that sleeps 4, $76 dollars a night.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4440999?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583423554_ILcMSOPO0Z7HblwN

Cozy bungalow with great mountain view, sleeps 2, at $80 dollars a night.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29630977?location=374%20Chandler%20Cove%20Rd%2C%20Marshall%2C%20NC%2C%20USA&source_impression_id=p3_1583597071_eDKM6h5Ft31oXjFO

Very private, peaceful cabin in a farm setting. Sleeps 2, at $91 dollars a night.

 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17510676?source_impression_id=p3_1583852197_5KJhtEe%2BzJaVsBIc

Gorgeous and modern house with fenced yard! Sleeps 4, at $95 dollars a night.

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Again, this 50HR training is open to everyone. You do not need to be a yoga teacher (registered or unregistered to apply). If you are already part of our 500HR program, or simply aren’t interested, but still want to attend the training, just click the button below to be re-directed to the cart page and payment option.

If you ARE a 200HR teacher from a Yoga Alliance Registered school (whether you have paid your registration dues or not), upon the acceptance into our 500HR Module Based Program, you have the ability to add this 50HR module toward your continued education certificate. It costs nothing to apply, and since we cannot assign credits retroactively, we highly recommend that if you have any interest in pursuing this program, you apply before attending this module. 

Space is reserved with either a $500 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit or $800 for both modules. Please see below for full refund policy.

Spots are available via a first come, first serve basis. Once we receive your deposit, we will confirm your spot and let you know about next steps including when to expect the minor and helpful pre-work required. <3 You will also be welcomed into an optional Facebook group that you can use to help find lodging buddies for either module (or both!). 

In order to be eligible for your 50HR certificate to put toward either miscellaneous continued education or our 500HR Module Based Program, you must complete all required hours, both in person, and privately (homework) for this teacher training. Bianca, Erin, and Steph have no responsibility or obligation to provide a certificate to those with missing hours or whom them feel have not put in the necessary effort and attention as well as passed all forms of the practicum.

You will receive a confirmation email after your deposit and/or application within 48 hours confirming your space in the training.

 

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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Bianca, Erin, and Steph are dedicated to providing affordable continued education. Because of this, we are interested in offering limited partial scholarships toward all modules. If you are interested in a scholarship and are unable to utilize the current payment methods, please email the questions below to [email protected] for our consideration. While we cannot accept all scholarship requests, we will do our best to be accommodating, and will always work toward additional offerings.

TO APPLY for a scholarship, please answer the following questions via email:

  • Full Name
  • Are you currently a registered & teaching yoga instructor? Tell us a bit about your movement practice/teachings.
  • HOW MUCH of a discount do you need to make this accessible? 
  • How do you plan to utilize this opportunity in your life?
  • How will a reduced price help you make this work?

Scholarship Recipients will be notified within 7 business days whether or not we can accommodate their request. We may also be open to smaller deposits and a flexible payment schedule.

Cancellation Policy & Legal Fun

 

We understand that life happens and things change. We will do our best to be flexible, however, the closer the cancellation is to the actual start date, the less likely it is that we will be able to fill your space. We highly suggest you purchase travel insurance in case of any emergency change of plans or injury, and are happy to answer any other questions that you might have! DEPOSITS ARE ALWAYS NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE. Thanks for understanding.
Date of Cancellation Payments Made Deposit ($500 or $800 depending on purchase)
On or Before June 1st, 2020 Fully Refundable Non-Refundable  & Non-transferable
After June 1st, 2020 Non-Refundable Non-Refundable & Non-transferable

***Once the program begins, there are no refunds of fees, no exceptions.***

Videography and Photo Release: There will be Photographs and video taken during training and used for promotional purposes. By signing up for this retreat, you are agreeing to allow any photographs taken of you to be used by Steph Gongora, Erin Kelly, Bianca Scalisé, Casa Colibri, Flō Retreat Center, and/or Authentic Movements.