$129

The Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga

Teach Intelligently, Mindfully, Compassionately

with Annie Carpenter

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Course Description

About this Course

The Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga, a yoga methodology from master teacher Annie Carpenter, is a highly evolved teaching technique that emphasizes mindful alignment grounded in both modern human anatomy and classical yoga philosophy. It's an embodied integration of the physical and the spiritual.

This course will elevate your understanding of the human body's nuanced expressions through physical yoga practice. You will learn skills for communicating these teachings clearly and concisely, which will help your students remain mindfully present. Through this insightful and compassionate approach to teaching, you will be able to intuit how deeply your students can safely move into a pose at any given time, while celebrating the uniqueness of each human body.

What's in this course?

In the Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga teacher training course, you will learn the heart of Annie Carpenter's SmartFLOW teaching methodology. This course contains over 30 videos, including lectures, demonstrations, asana practices, and meditations to elevate your ability to teach using this sophisticated methodology. You will also receive supplementary worksheets, illustrations, and quizzes designed to enhance your learning experience and the quality of your teaching.

In this course Annie will introduce you to the foundational principles of her methodology including, "The Effort" and "The Return to Center", which are grounded in both anatomical truths and the Classical Yoga concepts, abhyasa (practice) and vairagya (non-attachment). As you progress through the course, Annie systematically builds upon this foundation by illuminating three important anatomical teachings, or Movement Principles, that cover the spine, pelvis, and shoulder girdles, as well as specific poses that exemplify each principle.

Through this comprehensive teacher training you will gain the tools to teach with specificity while encouraging each of your students to find their own way -- eliminating the habits of perfectionism, judgment and shame that can be a part of our yoga culture -- creating an atmosphere of mindful self-inquiry and exploration.

In the course you will explore

    • The yogic concepts abhyasa and vairagya and their application to asana
    • Three Movement Principles of the spine, pelvis, and shoulder girdles
    • Essential anatomy for healthy alignment
    • How to bring alignment, awareness and specificity to a flow class
    • How to balance teaching with specificity and compassion
    • The creative power of inquiry

Level

This course is best suited for experienced students, new teachers and long-time teachers who want to re-inspire themselves and in turn their students. You will practice with greater specificity, commitment and patience. Your practice and teaching will inspire both physical and mental fitness, creating a depth and steadiness of attention that leads effortlessly to mindfulness and peace.

How long do I have access to this course?

You will have access at any time, no matter when you purchase it or begin the course, for the life of the course. The course and all included materials are accessible anytime and can be completed on your schedule, across computers and mobile devices.

Coursework summary

1
Introduction

  • 1 Lecture
Lecture
11:49
Welcome to SmartFLOW Yoga
2
SmartFLOW Yoga

  • 3 Lectures
  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 quizzes
Lecture
15:03
Foundations of SmartFLOW Yoga
Lecture
7:34
Introduction to Movement Principles
Lecture
9:16
Movement Principles and Mindfulness
Demonstration
10:04
Movement in 3D
Quiz
Quiz: Movement Principles Overview
Quiz
Quiz: Planes of Movement
    6 Downloads
  • Coronal Plane - Video 5 - Movement in 3D
  • Sagittal Plane - Video 5 - Movement in 3D
  • Transverse Plane - Video 5 - Movement in 3D
  • SmartFLOW Essential Points- Video 2
  • Movement Principles Overview - Video 3
  • M.P. and Mindfulness - Video 4
3
Movement Principle 1

  • 1 Lecture
  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 quiz
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
13:11
Introduction to Movement Principle 1: Balancing Spinal Curves
Demonstration
8:45
Movement Principle 1: Anatomy and Demo
Practice
23:26
Movement Principle 1: Inquiry and Practice
Practice
9:11
Movement Principle 1: Meditation
Quiz
Quiz: MP 1
Assignment
MP 1 Assignment (Optional)
    6 Downloads
  • M2 Video 1-6c.jpg
  • M2 Video 2-7.jpg
  • M2 Video 1-6c.jpg
  • M2 Video 2-7.jpg
  • Balancing Spinal Curves
  • Balancing Spinal Curves in the Sagittal Plane
4
Movement Principle 2A

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 quiz
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
9:01
Introduction to Movement Principle 2: Pelvic Placement
Lecture
6:55
Movement Principle 2A: Transverse Plane
Demonstration
9:11
Movement Principle 2A: Anatomy and Demo
Practice
44:47
Movement Principle 2A: Inquiry and Practice
Practice
6:43
Movement Principle 2A: Meditation
Quiz
Quiz: MP 2A
Assignment
MP 2A Assignment (Optional)
    6 Downloads
  • M3 Video 2-11b.jpg
  • M3 Video 1-10.jpg
  • M3 Video 2-11a.jpg
  • Movement Principle 2: Pelvis Placement
  • MP 2A: The Pelvis - Transverse Plane
  • Movement Principle 2A Family
5
Movement Principle 2B

  • 1 Lecture
  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 quiz
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
6:52
Movement Principle 2B: Coronal Plane
Demonstration
8:46
Movement Principle 2B: Anatomy and Demo
Practice
40:57
Movement Principle 2B: Inquiry and Practice
Practice
9:33
Movement Principle 2B: Meditation
Quiz
Quiz: MP 2B
Assignment
MP 2B Assignment (Optional)
    4 Downloads
  • M4 Video 1-15a.jpg
  • M4 Video 1-15b.jpg
  • MP 2B: The Pelvis - Coronal Plane
  • Movement Principle 2B Family
6
Movement Principle 2C

  • 1 Lecture
  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 quiz
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
7:37
Movement Principle 2C: Multiple Planes
Demonstration
6:37
Movement Principle 2C: Anatomy and Demo
Practice
38:34
Movement Principle 2C: Inquiry and Practice
Practice
10:34
Movement Principle 2C: Meditation
Quiz
Quiz: MP 2C
Assignment
MP 2C Assignment (Optional)
    4 Downloads
  • M5 video 1-19b.jpg
  • M5 video 1-19b.jpg
  • MP 2C: The Pelvis - Multiple Planes
  • Movement Principle 2C Family
7
Movement Principle 4A

  • 1 Lecture
  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 quiz
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
7:46
Introduction to Movement Principle 4A: Shoulder Girdle Variations
Demonstration
9:15
Movement Principle 4A: Arms Down
Practice
40:37
Movement Principle 4A: Inquiry and Practice
Practice
7:55
Movement Principle 4A: Meditation
Quiz
Quiz: MP 4A
Assignment
MP 4A Assignment (Optional)
    4 Downloads
  • M6 video 2-24.jpg
  • MP 4: Shoulder Girdle Variations
  • MP 4A: Arms Down
  • Movement Principle 4A Family
8
Movement Principle 4B

  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 quiz
  • 1 assignment
Demonstration
8:04
Movement Principle 4B: Arms Back
Practice
44:46
Movement Principle 4B: Inquiry and Practice
Practice
12:40
Movement Principle 4B: Meditation
Quiz
Quiz: MP 4B
Assignment
MP 4B Assignment (Optional)
    3 Downloads
  • M7 video 1-27.jpg
  • MP 4B: Arms Back
  • Movement Principle 4B Family
9
Movement Principle 4C

  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 quiz
  • 1 assignment
Demonstration
11:16
Movement Principle 4C: Arms Up
Practice
49:28
Movement Principle 4C: Inquiry and Practice
Practice
7:01
Movement Principle 4C: Meditation
Quiz
Quiz: MP 4C
Assignment
MP 4C Assignment (Optional)
    3 Downloads
  • M8 video 1-30.jpg
  • MP 4C: Arms Up
  • Movement Principle 4C Family
10
Heart of SmartFLOW Conclusions

  • 1 Lecture
Lecture
7:10
Wrapping it All Up

Teacher

Annie Carpenter

The creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, Annie is an international Yoga teacher based in Northern California. Known as a "teacher's teacher" she has created a well-respected system of Yoga practice and Teaching methodology. Annie's playful personality and focused intelligence bring depth, clarity and exuberance to her classes. A committed student, Annie continues to bring her passion and curiosity, love of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy into her teachings.

Annie is the author of SmartFLOW Yoga, a complete set of practice DVDs produced by Udaya, and Yoga for Total Back Care, a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie leads 200/500 trainings and workshops globally.

SmartFLOW Yoga is a modern approach with an anatomically sound foundation and inspired, creative sequencing, which is rooted in deep respect for the lineages of Integral, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga. Annie is committed to mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. SmartFLOW Yoga guides you to know your true Self. With the knowledge of the true Self comes compassion, peace and appreciation for all life.

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"Annie's movement principles of "effort" and "return" were very easy to incorporate right into the classroom and hit home with my students right away."
Caitlyn S.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Annie's movement principles of "effort" and "return" were very easy to incorporate right into the classroom and hit home with my students right away. YogaGlo's structure of chapters is also helpful. It was much easier to start and stop the course so I could tend to my job and home life as needed without scheduling a lot of time on the computer. I'm already putting new courses on my wishlist!"

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How does it work?

    • The course content is delivered to you via online streaming video with downloadable supporting documents and images, organized into 10 chapters with 31 instructional videos total.
    • Each chapter has an opening, lecture-style introduction, an applicable anatomy lesson and demo and a practice illuminating each section's focus.
    • Each chapter has downloadable outlines, bullet points, and detailed anatomical drawings especially created for SmartFLOW.
    • Each chapter has a quick, but specific quiz to help you assess not just if you grasped the lessons, but to highlight its essential points.
    • A discussion forum is included in the course: you can ask questions, interact with other students and Annie and her team.
    • There are a total of 9 quizzes.
    • There will be a discussion forum and in depth live video chats for interacting.
    • You will have access to The Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga for the life of the course. The course and all included materials are accessible anytime and can be completed on your schedule, across computers and mobile devices.
    • Courses can count for non-contact hour learning requirements, and are designed to fit within the continuing education categories from Yoga Alliance. If you are currently studying to become a yoga teacher, we recommend that you check with your instructor for approval, if you are looking to use a course to contribute to your non-contact hours.
  • The total running time is about 9 hours.

  • Estimated course completion time: 11 hours.

$129

The Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga

Teach Intelligently, Mindfully, Compassionately

with Annie Carpenter