Alignment-based Yoga for Holistic Health
with Barrie Risman
Friday, February 1 to Sunday, February 3, 2019

In this training, participants will receive an overview of the general therapeutic benefits of alignment-based yoga.

Course Outline

Coursework focuses on active and restorative postures, pranayama and meditation to restore physical, mental and emotional balance.  Participants will learn about contraindications and how to modify postures with variations, prop usage and modifications for many common muscular-skeletal issues.  The course also explores the context for health according to various streams of the yoga tradition to understand how yoga supports well-being on all levels.

Areas of focus include: Lower Back, Hips and Pelvis (3.5 Hours); Knees, Ankles and Feet (2.5 Hours); and Upper back, Shoulders, Neck, Arms, Wrists and Hands (3 Hours); and women’s health (6 hours).

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to teach yoga to students with a wide-range of musculo-skeletal injuries and physical limitations.
  • Learn key alignment points and how to identify common patterns of misalignment through asana and other exercises, peer observation, hands-on adjustments and Q&A.
  • Learn how to use yoga to support women’s health and wellness (menstruation, peri-menopause, menopause, fertility); psychological well-being (anxiety and depression); and strengthen the immune system.

Dates and Timings

February 1-3, 2019.

  • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 6 pm each day.

Cost and Registration

$325.00 per person.

This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.

Please consult the Course Outline and complete the required readings listed before the start of the course.

300 Hour Program Elective Module: 20 Hours

In the event you are unable to attend the course after registration, please refer to our Refund Policy.

About Your Teacher

Barrie Risman is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators, teacher–trainers and mentors. She is well known for her ability to convey the essence of the awakened teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight, and relevance to students of all levels and from all walks of life.

Barrie teaches with a remarkable combination of rigor and challenge balanced with sensitivity, humor, and compassion. Her events weave together the technical precision of refined alignment-based practice with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy distilled from decades of intensive study and practice.

Teaching for close to 2 decades, Barrie shares the depth of her experience and knowledge to reveal a uniquely accessible, authentic and integrated approach to yoga. She empowers students with tools to deepen their understanding and inspires them to embrace asana as a path for expansive self-discovery and inner growth.

Barrie was the co-founder and co-director of Shri Yoga, Montreal’s seminal place for the practice of Alignment-based, Heart-centered Hatha Yoga from 2011-2016. From 2003-2012, she was a Senior Anusara Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Barrie led Anusara Yoga events throughout Canada, the US and internationally and served on the Anusara Yoga Teacher Certification Committee from 2006-2012, mentoring new teachers toward certification. From 1997-2003, Barrie served as a full-time staff member for the SYDA Foundation in India and the US, immersed in the study and practice of all the traditional yogic disciplines. Most recently, she is the creator of The Skillful Yogi, an online Mentoring Program for yoga teachers. She is currently at work on her first book: Evolving Your Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Deepening, Integrating and Expanding the Benefits of Practice. Barrie is the co-creator and co-director of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to bring the benefits of posture, breathing and mindfulness to spinal care patients in under served communities.