After more than 30 years of practicing, learning, and teaching together, Paxson Yoga Center is thrilled to offer our first teacher training program in the Gudmestad Method. Our method emphasizes proper form and alignment, balancing strength and flexibility, building endurance, and developing self-awareness through precise movement, posture, and breath. With this as the foundation for practice, we believe students are primed to experience yogic philosophy; safe, accessible practice allows for integration of new sensations and clears pathways for new ideas.
In developing a program to train teachers, we start with these long-held beliefs. We will impart a solid anatomical knowledge base to inform trainees’ ability to craft intelligent sequences. Our approach to Technique, Training, and Practice is to demonstrate that knowledge, strength, and consistency are key to a lifelong practice of yoga. For Professional Essentials, trainees will be steeped in our methodology of precision and repetition, so that they have the skills and confidence to lead a safe practice.
Finally, it is our intent to weave the threads of yogic philosophy throughout the program, using the experience of the physical practice as analogy for the deeper yogic journey. Our approach to Yoga Humanities will be to explore foundational concepts presented in the yoga sutras, and allow the practice to reinforce the ancient wisdom.
Our program has been over 30 years in the making. We are excited and honored to further the teachings of yoga in our community.