Leslie's Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Classes
On Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Call 720.570.9642 for details. Blue Spruce Yoga class coupons not valid at IYCD.
Five Class Coupons$70.00
Ten Class Coupons$130.00
Twenty Class Coupons$240.00
You may register in advance by sending a check to Leslie Bradley at 125 Estes St., Lakewood, CO 80226 (that is the mailing address only; classes are at Lakewood United Church of Christ). You may also register before the first class. Classes are ongoing, you may begin at any time. The beginner classes are designed to work with you on the basics, no matter when you start. For more info call Leslie at 303-237-4776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to wear
Wear loose-fitting or stretchy clothing that you can easily move in. We work barefoot and it is important to have a relatively empty stomach. Layer clothing so that you'll be comfortable for a variety of temperatures and intensity of practices.
Yoga props are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own mat.
We present a variety of special yoga workshops that provide unique opportunities to deepen your practice, learn about particular subjects, and study with renowned teachers from outside the Denver area.
Senior teacher workshops
From time to time we present multi-session weekend workshops with advanced Iyengar yoga teachers visiting the Denver area. These workshops are an excellent opportunity to learn from highly skilled teachers with different insights and backgrounds. Such teachers have included Rajiv and Swati Chanchani from India, and Gabriella Giubilaro from Italy.
We offer single-session topical workshops focusing on particular categories of poses, e.g. backbends; addressing certain physical conditions or parts of the body, e.g. knees or immune system problems; or linked to a season of the year.
Teacher Training workshops
While these workshops are obviously geared toward aspiring and practicing yoga teachers, certain sessions also provide a chance for advanced students to go deeper into yoga practice, philosophy, anatomy, and related areas.
Annual Restoratives for the Holidaze
Sunday December 16, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Held at Santosha Yoga. Come relax and renew during the busy holiday season. With the creative use of props such as blankets, bolsters and chairs, Leslie will guide you through two hours of deeply relaxing asanas. What a great way to treat yourself this holiday season! All are welcome!
At the Door$40.00
Teacher Training 2019
January - May, 2019
This six session program is for current and aspiring Iyengar yoga teachers, and for serious students seeking to deepen and progress in their practice.
Schedule and Locations Each Weekend
Friday and Saturday sessions are held at Blue Spruce Yoga at Lakewood United Church of Christ, 100 Carr Street, Lakewood. Sunday sessions are held at IYCD, 770 S. Broadway, Denver
5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Intermediate Practice and Peer Teaching
Saturday Session 1
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Practice, Teaching Skills and Peer Teaching. There will be a short break between the practice and Teaching skills with juice, fruit and nuts provided by Blue Spruce Yoga
8:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Modifications for Everyday Problems or Special Topics
Sunday Session 2
12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Anatomy and Asana or Special Topics
Sunday Special Topics
Sunday January 20
8:30 - 11:30 A.M.Modifications for back issues. 12:30 - 3:00 P.M. Essential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers
Sunday February 10
8:30 - 11:30 A.M. The Art of Observation & Correction, Part I. 12:30 - 3:00 P.M. Women's Yoga: Modifications for Menstruation and Menopause
Sunday March 3
8:30 - 11:30 A.M. Modifications for hips and knees. 12:30 - 3:00 P.M. Anatomy of the hip and knee joints
Sunday March 31
8:30 -11:30 A.M. Modifications for neck and shoulder issues.12:30 - 3:00 P.M. Anatomy of the shoulder joint
Sunday April 28
8:30 -11:30 A.M. How and Why to Practice and Teach the Inverted postures. 12:30 - 3:00 P.M. Women's Yoga: Modifications for Prenatal and Postpartum
Sunday May 19
8:30 - 11:30 A.M. The Art of Observation and Correction, Part II. 12:30 - 3:00 P.M. Restoratives and Pranayama
Schedule and Location Information
Friday and Saturday sessions are held at Blue Spruce Yoga at the Lakewood United Church of Christ, 100 Carr Street, Lakewood, CO. Sunday sessions are held at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver, 770 S. Broadway, Denver, CO
A minimum of three years of Iyengar yoga experience, ongoing weekly Iyengar yoga class with a teacher of your choice (if available), and assisting an Iyengar teacher if possible
Entire program if paid in full by January 7, 2019: $1395. After January 7, 2019, the cost for the program increases to $1600
Individual Weekends (For 15.5 Hours of Class Time)$295.00
Individual Sessions(per hour and permission of instructors)$20.00
What to expect from this teacher education course
Opportunities for self‐study and growth in your practice and teaching
Training in the essential aspects of Iyengar yoga teaching
including: Principles of demonstration; Principles of instruction; Principles of observation; Principles of correction
Opportunities to peer teach and receive feedback
Opportunities to learn and practice basic adjustments for alignment and support
Opportunities to work with your own challenges in yoga with long time teachers who have done extensive training in therapeutic applications
In depth look at the different categories of asana and principles of sequencing them
Introduction to yoga philosophy and basic anatomy
Introduction to Sanskrit and the yoga of sound
Training in how to modify yoga asanas for basic ailments
What Not to expect
Study of each and every asana during class time
It is assumed that all participants will have been studying regularly for at least 3 years and attending weekly classes with CIYT's (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers), geography allowing. This regular study should continue during the training!
A prescription for how to teach any given asana
There are numerous technicalities and varieties of any asana depending on the sequence and students. There is no one right way to teach!
Faculty for this Teacher Training Program
Leslie Bradley, Director, became a Sr. Intermediate Certified Iyengar Instructor in 2015 and has been to India many times to study with the Iyengars, including the invitation-only Women's Intensive with Geeta Iyengar in 1997. Leslie has recently studied for two years with Geeta Iyengar in Pune, India Leslie has taught locally for over 30 years and regularly studies with senior teachers in the U.S. and at intensives in India. She has been an assessor in the Iyengar method since 2003 and has been serving as Certification Coordinator for the U.S. for the last two years. Yoga in the Iyengar method has helped Leslie overcome health issues and given her a spiritual foundation on which to thrive. She is honored to share the brilliance and wisdom of the Iyengars and their teaching in this format. She has been running this teacher education course for 18 years
Craig Kurtz is an Iyengar Yoga teacher certified at the Intermediate Jr. III level who has taught yoga for 28 years. He has studied many times at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and assisted in medical classes there. Craig became an assessor in 2014. Craig is one of the owners of the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. He is grateful to B.K.S. Iyengar for making yoga approachable for all levels and diversities of students. He credits Iyengar Yoga, with its precise alignment and right actions, for helping him manage a chronic low-back condition and shining a light on the inner journey to the soul
Laura Allard-Antelmi is uniquely qualified to apply her knowledge of yoga to helping Yoga teachers understand anatomy and its application to postures. Laura teaches the Anatomy Segment of Stephanie Quirk's in depth three-year course around the U.S. and numerous other yoga teacher trainings. Laura has 20+ years experience in anatomy education. For the past seven years Laura has served as an assessor for Iyengar Certifications. She has been continuously practicing, studying, and teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1987 and is certified at the Intermediate Jr. III level
Angelique De Silva
Angelique De Silva began her studies in the Iyengar tradition in 2004 and has been to India several times to study. She was certified as an Introductory teacher in the Iyengar method in 2015. In 2005 she met her first Sanskrit teacher, Manorama, Director of Sanskrit Studies and disciple of Sri Brahmananda Sarasvati. Manorama unveiled the path of Luminous Shabda (sound) for Angelique-a path that combines Sanskrit, Meditation, and Yoga Philosophy. Since then, Sanskrit has become an unequivocal component of Angelique's Yoga Sadhana. Her primary inspiration to share this topic with others is to relay the experience of yoga through sound
Annie Catura has been studying yoga in the Iyengar method since 2001. She started studying with Leslie and Craig in 2009. She is a C.I.Y.T. (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher) at the Introductory II level and is working on her Intermediate Jr I certification. She has been assisting with The Art of Teaching Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition since 2013
Ongoing Teacher's Class
Ongoing Teacher's Class
Ongoing teacher's class: Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Leslie at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Teaching skills, Peer Teaching, Q&A and plenty of practice! Call 720-570-9642 for details
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Yoga is an ancient art, science and philosophy for the well-being of all mankind. Yoga can take many forms, from service to study to devotional chanting. The form best known in the west is Hatha Yoga in which physical postures and the breath are used to move the mind towards meditation.