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The Art of Sequencing

Do you want to discover the science behind holistic vinyasa yoga sequencing?

In this 4-day training, we’ll unpack peak yoga postures, do a deep dive into Lila Flow Yoga Wave Theory sequencing, discuss themes, explore subtle body practices, and examine how and why we aim to create balance in the muscle groups and nervous system in a yoga class.

This program features the history and practice of vinyasa yoga, specifically, Prana Vinyasa Flow pioneered by my teacher, Shiva Rea. This style of yoga embodies movement, chanting, music, and breath control to direct the life force/energy (Prana). 

What you’ll learn.

  • Modifications and advanced variations of peak poses.
  • Holistic sequencing to build towards a peak pose/flow.
  • The six families of poses and how to balance targeted muscle groups.
  • The business of yoga: building an online platform, when/who to hire, how to manage a team
  • Subtle body practices to stimulate and ground the nervous system.
  • The importance of voice, language, and music in curating a class.
  • Modifications for injury, pregnancy, and yogis of all levels.

Who Benefits from the Training?

Advanced students and yoga teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of vinyasa yoga and develop their practice.

▴ For teachers, this experience will help you create more memorable yoga classes as you develop a voice and vision for the structure and style of your vinyasa yoga sequencing.

We’ll go over technicalities concerning alignment, how to stabilize the corresponding muscle groups for your peak pose/flow, and how to create balance in the nervous system through pranayama (breath)

We’ll also cover how to select the right elements that contribute to and help communicate your theme. Yoga classes that are anchored in a theme can dramatically alter the overall feeling of the yoga class in the body and mind of students; how you sequence, speak, select music, position yourself and use props and space contribute to the Bhavana (mood) of the class.

▴ For advanced students, this is an opportunity to empower your practice; you’ll learn about peak poses, how to prepare the body for them and why we do specific postures at a given time, and lastly, how to modify for different body types. This experience gives students a guide to the vinyasa yoga practice, and how to align and adjust for what your body may need at any given time.

The next training will be held in July 2022!

Take a look at our past Art of Sequencing training events to get a better idea of what’s involved in this event.

Art of Sequencing – November 2021

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Art of Sequencing – July 2021

Here’s what you receive in the 4-day training: 

✅ 8+ Hours of LIVE Yoga, Meditation, and Mantra Classes

  • LIVE 2-hour yoga class with Clara every day of the training, Friday-Monday.

  • The classes include movement, mantra, meditation, and themes that correlate with the lecture. 

  • The classes will be available on-demand for students to see the sequence and apply wave theory.

✅ 10+ Hours to Learn the Technicalities of Creative Sequencing:

  • How to sequence classes based on Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow Wave Theory.

  • Sequencing for peak poses and advanced vinyasa flows.

  • Creating a Bhavana (feeling, mood) using music, themes, literature, and philosophy.

✅ 20+ Hours to Interact with Yoga Teachers & Students Worldwide:

  • Connect with students and teachers from all over the world.

  • Daily breakout rooms to engage, create and get feedback from your peers. 

  • Access to the Lila Vinyasa private Facebook Group, where you can ask questions and interact with Clara and members of the training. 

✅ BONUS:: 2+ Hours of ON-Demand Content Unique to this Online Training

  • 30-minute workshop by Clara on how to run a live class online, what equipment to use and the details on teaching an online class or workshop (Equipment, Apps, etc.)

  • 30-minute workshop by Clara on the process of creating Voice Over yoga classes for your channel – outline of equipment needed – The differences and benefits in hosting live versus on-demand yoga classes and ways to make your classes more engaging for participants. Details of sound, style, and video presentation.

  • 30-minute workshop with Alejandro Arce on the behind-the-scenes in digital marketing and operations to grow your business!

  • 30-minute workshop on managing a subscription channel and creating memorable experiences for virtual communities.

 

Complete this training with:

  • 20 CE Credits with Yoga Alliance*

  • 3-month membership to Practice with Clara

  •  Four LIVE 2-hour vinyasa yoga classes with Clara. 

  • The Art of Sequencing Training course manual.

  • This training takes place online with access to a private Facebook community to ask questions and share feedback with Clara and your peers.

  • List of ‘recommended reading’ books to enhance your knowledge of the philosophies and mythologies that create a foundation for this practice.


* Yoga Alliance, 20 CE credits, are provided with a certificate AND a 1:1 sequencing feedback session with Clara for an additional $75.00.

4 reasons to join.

Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing

  • Lila Flow Yoga, as created by Clara Roberts-Oss, is based on Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow Yoga.

  • Yoga asana/postures and peak postures.

  • Learn the technicalities in alignment and how to balance corresponding muscle groups and the nervous system.

  • Deepen your understanding of subtle body practices.

  • Sequence and themes for advanced yoga classes.

Peer Feedback 

  • Break-out rooms to teach & practice with your peers.

  • Access to a private Facebook group before, during, and after the training. 

  • Ask questions and receive feedback from teachers and practitioners worldwide. 

Virtual Learning

  • Join LIVE lectures on Zoom. 

  • 3-month membership to Practice with Clara.

  • Private 2-hour yoga classes. 

  • Downloadable course manual.

  • Daily lesson plans exploring the yoga sequences. 

Support

    • Access to tools to enhance your online presence. 

    • Q&A sessions with Clara on the material presented. 

    • Video tutorials on branding, marketing, operations, and technology. 

Sample Schedule of What To Expect

Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)

  • 6-8 AM
    LIVE yoga class

  • 8-9:30 AM
    LIVE lecture

  • 9:30-11 AM
    Break + on-demand videos*

  • 11-12 PM
    LIVE Breakout rooms

  • 12-12:30
    Break

  • 12:30-2:30 PM
    LIVE lecture + closing circle

    *Each class comes with an on-demand video tutorial of the alignment and wave theory sequencing.

Cost of the Training

✹ Early Bird – $250 USD ✹

Regular Price–  $350 USD

 

20 hour CE (continuing education) certificate for Yoga Alliance is provided for teachers AND sequencing feedback email session with Clara for an additional $75.00

Price in USD – Includes Taxes and Fees

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More About Clara

▴ 18+ years teaching yoga classes, workshops, and retreats worldwide. 

▴ 10+ years leading 200 + 300-hour YTT training globally. 

▴ Has been on the teaching faculty of multiple yoga schools since 2005.

▴ Founded the Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga in 2013.

▴ Taught at the Chamonix Yoga Festival, Wanderlust Whistler, Northwest Yoga Conference, Whistler Yoga Conference and the Whistler Yoga Festival.

▴ Co-Founder of the Practice with Clara online platform and apps. 

Training  FAQ.

Deciding to commit to weekend training is much easier when you have all the information. Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions:

Who is this program for?

The Art of Sequencing Vinyasa Yoga Training is for advanced yoga students (3+ consistent years of practice) looking to deepen their vinyasa yoga practice, as well as those of you who are hoping to teach vinyasa yoga as a professional yoga instructor.

Do you have to have completed a certain amount of hours before this training?

No, this training can be done separately from any yoga teacher training. For students who’ve completed a 200-hour or 300-hour YTT, you can use the Art of Sequencing toward 20 CE credits with Yoga Alliance. You can visit my teacher training page for additional information on advancing your studies with a 200-hour or 300-hour program.

What type of content will you learn in this program?

This 20-hour weekend training covers:

  • Wave Theory – vinyasa sequencing based on Shiva Rea’s Prana Vinyasa Flow.

  • How to create a Bhav (mood) for your class that weaves philosophy, mythology, and key themes into the experience.

  • Advanced asanas and sequencing with peak yoga poses and flows.

  • Practices for the subtle body include pranayamas (breathwork), kriyas (actions), mudras (gestures), mantras, and meditation.

  • How to build an online platform and presentation to grow a virtual community.

Does it cover the business aspects of teaching?

Yes! For the first time, the Art of Sequencing Training will delve into all you need to know to launch your yoga business online! This weekend training will cover how to teach yoga online, how to lead live yoga classes using different platforms such as Zoom and Uscreen, how to create on-demand yoga classes, the equipment, and software needed to launch, how to price your yoga classes,  how to accept payments from students, and much more!

How long does the training last?

The training is 20-hours in total over four days. 

What will the schedule look like?

Students will take the pre-recorded 2-hour vinyasa yoga class at their leisure before the live session with Clara and the faculty. The live session will be on Zoom for 2.5 hours. The live session consists of a 2-hour lecture on the day’s prerecorded vinyasa class, a 1-hour session of breakout rooms with your peers, and a 30-minute live Q&A with Clara to go over any final notes from that day. 

The full schedule with exact times will be posted in July, two weeks before the training. 

Can I do this certification program with a full-time job?

Yes. This program was designed for those with full-time jobs and commitments.

Is it all online?

Yes. Everything is online via pre-recorded material and live Zoom discussions. 

What hardware and software are needed to participate?

  • A webcam or smartphone with a camera

  • A decent internet connection

  • Zoom downloaded to your device

  • The Practice with Clara App downloaded to your device

Can you provide me with proof of tuition payment for my own business or tax purposes?

Yes. If you are already a yoga teacher or in a profession where yoga certification could enhance your business (aka a massage practitioner, nutritionist, or something similar), your tuition could be tax-deductible. 

Is there help in finding your voice and own personal style?

Yes! This course is tailored to help teachers discover their unique voices to create classes that resonate with students. All students in training will be encouraged to choose elements and themes they find inspiring to create class sequences. The purpose is to find what lights you up and bring it into your class to offer to your students.

Is the Art of Sequencing Training recognized by Yoga Alliance, even if it’s online?

YES! On September 25, 2020, Yoga Alliance confirmed it is now approving all online registrations until the end of 2021. This means that if if you register for the July 2021 Art of Sequencing Training, you will receive Yoga Alliance Approved Certification for the 20 CE credits. 

Yoga Alliance understands that with the changing landscape due to COVID< in-person events are no longer possible. Institutions and schools worldwide are petitioning Yoga Alliance to change their mandates to approve online programming to make courses accessible to students worldwide. 

Is this training just for teachers? 

Not in the least! Students who have been consistently practicing yoga for 3+ years who are interested in deepening their practice, understanding, and application of vinyasa yoga are welcome to take the 4-day weekend training. This course is meant for those who want to dive deep into Lila Flow Yoga Wave Theory and weave unique themes and elements into their classes. Students who do not teach will have the opportunity to learn about yoga asana and the subtle body and spend four days developing their practice with peak postures and vinyasa flows. 

Is this training open to beginners? 

New teachers are welcome, but this program is not recommended for beginner students.

If I am pregnant, can I take this program?

Yes. I’ve taught many classes, workshops, retreats, and training with pregnant yogis present. The biggest thing is to listen to your body, rest when necessary, and modify the poses as you need. I have a video, Modifications for Pregnancy, on Practice with Clara as a resource.

If I’m a teacher, what style of yoga will I be certified under? 

You will receive a certification in vinyasa yoga from my school, Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga. 

Will I receive a yoga teacher training certificate after completing this training?

Yes, if you pay the additional $75, you will receive a CE (Continuing Education) certificate that you can submit to Yoga Alliance.

Will my teaching certificate be recognized globally?

Yes! Our school is Yoga Alliance recognized.

Are there any live sessions in the program?

Yes, the lecture, breakout rooms, and Q&A are all live and hosted via Zoom. The 2-hour vinyasa classes are on-demand and will be hosted on my site Practice with Clara for you to get a feel for how to create on-demand content. I will go over how to host live and on-demand classes during the training. 

Do I require an internet connection while taking the program, or can I view lectures offline?

Yes, you will require a reliable internet connection as the entire program is web-based. You will also need the most up-to-date version of the Google Chrome browser. Our programming is most compatible with this browser. 

If the 2-hour vinyasa classes are on-demand, what opportunities are there for faculty support and interaction with other students?

For each of the four days of this training, students are provided with four 2-hour vinyasa yoga classes created by Clara Roberts-Oss.
The classes are hosted on Practice with Clara, and all participants receive a 3-month membership with the training.
These classes are exclusive to the training members and will be labelled by date as the lecture in the afternoon will be on the specified 2-hour class of that day. 

The day’s lecture, breakout rooms, and Q&A will all be themed for the LIVE yoga class, so students are encouraged to take the class before the lecture to get the most out of the experiences. 

  • The program has a LIVE Q&A with Clara, where students engage with one another and faculty throughout the program.

  • We also have a private FB Group for students and faculty to engage and ask questions before, during, and after the training experience.

Does my access to the digital course materials expire?

We provide all participants with a 3-month membership to Practice with Clara to access the classes and materials discussed during the training. 

Do you offer payment plans?

We understand that times may be challenging and financial resources can be limited. If you fall in this category, please email [email protected] with your request.

What are the course materials included in my fees?

  • 3-month membership to Practice with Clara.

  • Art of Sequencing Training Manuel

  • Access to 4-days of video lectures, breakout rooms, and Q&As with Clara, staff, and students.

  • 8-hours of exclusive vinyasa yoga classes created solely for this experience.

Are there any hidden fees for the program?

No. We value transparency and honesty and will communicate any changes before the program initiates should anything come up. 

If you still have questions, please get in touch with us: [email protected]

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Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

· Share your feedback

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· Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

· Cultivate a global community

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Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

· Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

· Participate in a class with Clara and the community

· Put in your request for a specific class

· Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

· Learn modifications for injuries

· Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

Check out the events page to learn more. 

Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

30-day challenge
7-day series for beginners
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✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

  • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
  • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
  • Unique events and workshops
  • Downloadable assets including:
    • Monthly Calendars
    • Journaling Booklets
    • Spotify Playlists
  • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
  • Q&A sessions with Clara
  • & much more!

Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

The 7-day programs include: 

  • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
  • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 1-week
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 30-days
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

 5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

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