Yoga Teacher Enrichment Program

Yoga Teachers Enrichment Program
Alignment or Agenda?  Exploring the Subtleties of Asana

w/ Theresa Murphy IAYT Yoga Therapist and ERYT 500, and Cindy Boulter IAYT Yoga Therapist and ERYT 500
Dates: March 25, 26 • April 22, 23 • May 13
In-Studio or Online
Sat. hours 10:30am – 6:30pm / Sun. hours 10:30am – 5:30pm
Early Bird $795 Register by March 1, 2023 / Regular Rate $895 after March 1, 2023
Please email to reserve your spot!
Payment by check is preferred. Checks can be made out to Revolution Community Yoga and mailed to Revolution Community Yoga, ATTN: Kyra Marino, 537 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA 01720

This 32-hour CEC (Yoga Alliance) course is a deep dive into movement science, energetics, anatomy, and the healing powers of Asana for yoga teachers wanting a deeper understanding on how to help their students in a group or in a private session. 

Explore the subtleties of asana:
Alignment as we know it in yogasana today has only been around for a few decades.  The yogins of ancient times didn’t know or care about the endless instructions about how or where to place their parts!  They knew, intrinsically, what was the optimal position for posing in asana.  Furthermore, they used that optimal position for their own body to quiet the mind and penetrate the deeper realms of existence!  The asana must be received into the somatic field with sensitivity; invited to land in a way that respects and enhances the bodies capabilities, never forced onto the body.  In this course we’ll take a close look at anatomy, movement science and embryology- exploring how it all applies to each of us.  Using the beauty and science of embryology, we’ll explore how our bones develop and then how we form habits and compensatory patterns in life. Following this template, we’ll consider common alignment cues used in teaching asana and examine their relationship with the body’s anatomical and kinesiological truths and compare that with our own experiences of the asana.  We’ll consider the “things that get said” about specific asanas and compare that to what our reality is!  …and it’s different for everybody!

Theresa Murphy, BA, ERYT 500, RYS 200 & 300, & C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
Theresa has been teaching for 26 years and training teachers for 22.  Her deepest intention in teaching yoga is to expand minds, open hearts, and to be a catalyst for discovering the wisdom and wonder of an embodied life.  She cross-pollinates from many traditions, weaving the crafts of individualized alignment, skillful sequencing, therapeutics, breath-work, developmental movement, anatomy study, wisdom teachings, meditation, chanting, and open exploration of physical and mental awareness.  Theresa is a Yoga Therapist, senior Prajna teacher under Tias Little and the Prajna school, as well as an endorsed Insight Yoga teacher with Sarah Powers and mentor in the Insight Yoga Institute.  Theresa wholeheartedly devotes herself to practice.  With over a quarter century of study and practice she has made her life’s work a balance of teaching the Yoga Dharma, caring for the dying, supporting babies and caregivers, and ongoing studies with Amy Matthews and Jennifer Welwood.  Her current studies are to become a Somatic Movment Educator & Infant Developmental Movement Educator through The School of Body-Mind Centering.

Cindy Boulter, B.Sc., ERYT 500, ACE, SUP & C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
Cindy is committed to helping teachers, students and private clients expand their possibilities through education, movement and self-exploration. She has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry as an instructor and international presenter, and over 16 years’ experience teaching yoga and training yoga teachers. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, has studied extensively with numerous teachers and programs, including Yoga Therapeutics and client supervision group with Dr. Bo Forbes, and she is currently training to become an IAYT certified Yoga Therapist with Susi Hately and a Licensed Somatic Educator with Amy Matthews. Cindy’s seminars and workshops have been presented throughout Canada, the US and Japan. She has assisted and taught classes at Kripalu for Bo’s sessions on Yoga for Anxiety and Depression and has taught 6 years of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.