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Art of Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing

Discover the science of 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). 

New In This Training:

Learn the 5 main vinyasa yoga sequencing outlines featured on Practice with Clara

  1. Wave Theory – take It’s Known We Are Born as a sample class.

  2. Mandala Flows – take Origins of Love as a sample class. 

  3. Lila Flow Yoga – take a class from the Lila Flow Yoga Playlist.

  4. Sequencing from the back of the mat – take The Anniversary as a sample class. 

  5. Classic Vinyasa – take Classic Vinyasa as a sample class. 

In its second year as a virtual offering, the Art of Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing is available for practitioners to join for the full 4-day event OR for the last 2-days. 

Weekend 1: July 15th + 16th

Participants will engage in:

  • 2 LIVE vinyasa yoga classes

  • Wave Theory Sequencing lectures, on-demand videos, and breakdowns.

  • LIVE breakout rooms and Q&A with Clara and peers. 

  • Holistic sequencing for all levels.

  • Teach advanced peak poses

  • Creative and cohesive class sequences. 

  • Learn to teach a 60-min / 75-min / 90-min class

Weekend 2: July 22nd + 23rd 

Open to people who have already taken the Art of Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing!

Participants will engage in:

  • 2 LIVE vinyasa yoga classes

  • Classic Vinyasa, Mandala Flows, Lila Flow Yoga, sequencing from back of the mat.

  • LIVE breakout rooms and Q&A with Clara and peers.

  • Creating a skeleton sequenced for class.

  • The pacing of the class and adjusting for 30-60 minute class times. 

  • Adding your voice and style to your flow.  

Tuition Includes:

  • 50-page Manual for full training OR 25-page manual for the weekend.

  • Lifetime Access to all the recordings of the lectures and classes.

  • 3 Month membership to the Practice With Clara apps.

  • Yoga Alliance CE (Continuing Education) Certificate upon completion.

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!

Training is timezone is Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Daily Itinerary:
  • PRACTICE 6-8 am | 2-hour vinyasa class (live)
  • BREAK 8-10 am | watch the on-demand tutorial of the LIVE class.
  • LEARN 10-12 pm | 2-hour lecture (live)
  • ENGAGE 12-1 pm | 1-hour breakout room (live)
  • EVOLVE 1-2 pm | 60-min Q&A + closing circle (live)
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel 3 months prior to the training, only the deposit is forfeited.
If you cancel 2 months prior to the training, half is forfeited.
If you cancel within a month of the training, 75% is forfeited.

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.

  • 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-Day Sequencing Workshop!

  • Learn Classic Vinyasa, Mandala Flows, and Sequencing from the Back of the Yoga Mat.

 

Complete this training feeling confident & empowered in your practice, and receive:

  • 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 Vinyasa Yoga 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.

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 Vinyasa Yoga 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.

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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 Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing Training is for anyone looking to deepen their vinyasa yoga practice, as well as those of you who are hope 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 Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing toward 20 CE credits with Yoga Alliance. For additional information on advancing your studies with a 200-hour or 300-hour program, you can visit my teacher training page.

What type of content will you learn in this program?

This 20-hour weekend training covers:

  • Prana Flow Vinyasa Yoga, specifically Wave Theory.

  • 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 including 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?

No. This Art of Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing Trianing does not include the Business of Yoga Tutorials that were included in the previous event. 

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 1-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 in which 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 that 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 Vinyasa Yoga 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 2022 Art of Vinyasa Yoga 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! Anyone interested in deepening their practice, understanding, and application of vinyasa yoga is welcome to take the 4-day weekend training. This course is meant for those who want to dive deep into Prana Flow Wave Theory by Shiva Rea 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? 

Absolutely. There’s no better way to learn about the practice than to dive in and experience it first-hand. This training is open to yogis of all levels. You do not need to have a previous practice or understanding of vinyasa yoga before this training to dive in!

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, specifically Wave Theory, from Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow Yoga. 

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

All those who complete this course will receive a certificate in advanced vinyasa sequencing.

Will my teaching certificate be recognized globally?

Yes! I’ve taught students from all over the world, including the U.K., Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Canada, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal!

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 labeled 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 day’s on-demand yoga class, so students are encouraged to have taken 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.

Will I be able to teach Prana Flow Yoga upon completion of this program?

Yes, by the end of this 4-day training, you will have a deeper awareness and understanding of Prana Flow Wave Theory and create unique yoga classes around a mood and theme. 

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. 

I notice that some other programs offer Lifetime Access. Why do you not provide this?

The truth is quite simple. For us to offer Lifetime Access, we would have to increase the price point on our training. 

All students will always have access to our private FB Group to engage with staff and fellow yogis. 

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer payment plans. We understand that times may be challenging and financial resources can be limited. Please email us at lilavinyasa@clararobertsoss.com for details.

What are the course materials included in my fees?

  • 3-month membership to Practice with Clara.

  • Art of Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing Training Manuel

  • Access to 4-days of video lectures, breakout rooms, and Q&A’s 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 contact us: lilavinyasa@clararobertsoss.com

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