$129

Inform Your Flow

Become an expert at alignment articulation in a yoga flow class setting or bring flow to a form-focused class.

with Darren Rhodes

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Course Description

About this Course

By definition, vinyasa flow yoga classes, while popular, lack form (alignment). On the other hand, form classes lack flow. Too much alignment instruction can break up the flow. However, alignment instruction is necessary to promote both safety, longevity of practice, and it can help students go deeper into poses.

As this course will reveal, many flow students will embrace alignment instruction, as long as it doesn’t inhibit their flow.

This course provides the solution! It will teach you how to package both flow and form as one. It will give you the tools to articulate skillful, concise alignment cues while guiding breath and movement in flow. You will learn succinct and dependable cues, which guide students into and out of each pose in 30 seconds flat, safely and with more refinement.

This particular method of “informed flow” was developed nearly a decade ago, when Darren Rhodes’ local studio was on the brink of shutting down. Darren and his team responded to this crisis by creating a new type of yoga class experience; an accessible class that offered a confluence of flow and form. Flow to satisfy students need for a vigorous and full-gamut practice in a short time and form to promote safety and deeper range of motion in the practice.

This new class concept started with just 4 classes per week. Two years later, that increased to 25 classes per week. By the third year many of the classes became so popular Darren had to open another studio to handle the demand! Today, Darren’s studio offers 66 of these classes weekly. Many other studios around the world have since implemented this class concept and have seen similar growth.

This course packages this teaching concept to promote success for you. How? By memorizing a tried and tested script of a 60-minute pose-packed class. While that might sound ominous, worry not, the cues encoded into this script are decoded to help make the work of memorization manageable, interesting, and even fun. In no time that ominous becomes OMinous! Even if you don’t memorize the script you will be sure to come away with many cues that can be applied to almost any pose.

This course aims to power your potential for the sake of you and your ever-evolving yoga student body.

What's in this course?

    • In this course, Darren will teach you, step-by-step, how to integrate form into flow. By the end of the training your clear and specific alignment cues will have immediate impact in the classroom—the gateway to expert-level teaching.

      The training is comprised of eleven chapters, which include practice videos, assignments, lecture videos, photo study, memorization techniques, live video chat, sequence downloads, and much more!

  • In the course you will explore

    • How to weave form and flow instructions seamlessly and efficiently.
    • Methods for effectively leading classes that serve and benefit the diverse community of yoga students today: from fit beginner to advanced students.
    • Techniques for incorporating language in a new way that both informs alignment and allows for a fun, flow class.
    • How to evolve your teaching exponentially based on your efforts to memorize the script and apply it to many other asana aspects of your teaching.
    • Specific pacing of the prep for a pose, the pose itself, and the transitions between poses.
    • How to verbalize instructions in a clear and specific way, eliminating unnecessary commentary or instructions.
    • Strategies for effectively weaving Shape, Safety, and Refinement instructions for every pose in the sequence.
    • Techniques for teaching the stages of poses.
    • How to include all students via the use of modifications and props.
    • Memorization strategies to make the work of memorizing the Inform Your Flow Script more doable.
  • Level

    • This course is best suited for any level yoga teacher who has an interest in honing their alignment articulation or bringing flow to their form-focused classes.

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
What Works Wins!

  • 4 Lectures
Lecture
7:00
Introduction: What You Will Learn In This Course
Lecture
5:00
Why THIS Course?
Lecture
6:00
WHAT is Going to Improve?
Lecture
1:00
How?
    1 Download
  • Inform Your Flow Visual Sequence
2
Pace of the Practice

  • 1 Practice
Practice
58:00
The Inform Your Flow Sequence
    2 Downloads
  • Individual Pose Audio Files
  • Complete Sequence Audio File
3
Sequence and Script Maxim

  • 2 Lectures
Lecture
2:00
Flow, Form, Maxim
Lecture
7:00
Pace of the Practice Breakdown
4
The Vernacular

  • 6 Lectures
Lecture
7:00
Sutra Style…
Lecture
4:00
Mission Om-Mission
Lecture
1:00
The Function of Fun
Lecture
1:00
From Script to Off Script
Lecture
10:00
Language Compressed
Lecture
2:00
The Bare Necessities of Breath Instruction
    1 Download
  • Warrior 1 Handout For "Language Compressed" Video
5
SSR (Shape, Safety, Refinement) Defined

  • 7 Lectures
  • 2 assignments
Lecture
6:00
Shape
Lecture
2:00
Shape Verbs
Assignment
Shape in the Script
Lecture
2:00
Safety
Lecture
2:00
Refinement
Lecture
1:00
Safety, Refinement Only
Assignment
Safety and Refinement in the Script
Lecture
2:00
Prep, Pose, and Transition
Lecture
3:00
Shape, Safety, and Refinement in Upward Facing Dog
    6 Downloads
  • "Safety and Refinement in the Script" audio files
  • "Shape in the Script" audio files
  • Sequence Script
  • "Shape In The Script" Answer Key
  • "Safety And Refinement In The Script" Answer Key
  • Shape, Safety, and Refinement Instructions
6
Script Motto

  • 1 Lecture
Lecture
5:00
Calibrate to Capacity
7
The Dharma is in the Details

  • 7 Practices
Practice
11:00
Warm Up
Practice
4:00
Warm Up: From Seldom Seen to Mainstream & From Mainstream to Seldom Seen
Practice
21:00
Work Out: Standing Poses
Practice
46:00
Work Out: Seated Poses
Practice
11:00
Work Out: From Seldom Seen to Mainstream & From Mainstream to Seldom Seen
Practice
14:00
Cool Down
Practice
2:00
Cool Down: From Seldom Seen to Mainstream & From Mainstream to Seldom Seen
8
Decode the Sequence

  • 1 Lecture
Lecture
3:00
Syllabus Structure
    1 Download
  • Sequencing Template
9
Cue Overview

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
6:00
What’s Repeatable is Unbeatable
Lecture
1:00
What’s Repeatable is Unbeatable Assignment
Assignment
What’s Repeatable is Unbeatable, Memorized
    1 Download
  • What's Repeatable is Unbeatable
10
The Work

  • 3 Lectures
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
2:00
Memorize Script
Lecture
3:00
Photo Homework
Assignment
Your Own Sequence Photos
Lecture
4:00
Word of the Day
    3 Downloads
  • Call And Response Sample: Eagle Pose
  • Silent Partner Call And Response Sample: Eagle Pose
  • Word of the Day
11
Summary, Encouragement, and Appreciation

  • 2 Lectures
Lecture
8:00
Commonly Asked Questions
Lecture
3:00
Moving Forward and Fare Well

Teacher

Darren Rhodes

Darren Rhodes has been the director of YogaOasis in Tucson, Arizona since 1999. He is the founder of YogaHour, an accessible, inexpensive, expertly-taught flow yoga class that offers clear and specific alignment instructions for each pose. He is the author and model of the Yoga Resource Practice Manual eBook featuring photographs of Darren in 400 yoga poses with instructions. Yoga Journal named him one of the "21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga."

Darren, while known for his ability to perform all yoga postures, is dedicated to making yoga accessible. Darren's classes are innovative and authentic, focusing on making the doable difficult and the difficult doable. Join Darren on Glo for a fun and challenging class!

Darren lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Bronwin and son Dagda. He offers YogaHour Teacher Trainings and workshops nationally and internationally. You can find Darren's teaching schedule and his books, CDs, and posters on his website.

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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 11 chapters with 36 instructional videos total.
  • Assignments throughout the course will help gauge your learning and give you feedback on your knowledge.
  • A discussion forum is included so you can interact with your teacher and other teachers-in-training about your questions and experiences teaching yoga with Inform Your Flow techniques.
  • Like all Glo Teacher Training courses, you will have access to Inform Your Flow 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.

The total running time is 4 hours and 34 minutes.

$129

Inform Your Flow

Become an expert at alignment articulation in a yoga flow class setting or bring flow to a form-focused class.

with Darren Rhodes