Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of Power Yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Named "one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga" by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. He has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher-training content at esteemed conferences. He is a contributing editor for Yoga Journal, where he has published over 25 articles and created their original series of practice podcasts. Jason produced four full-length DVDs with Yoga Journal and has partnered with Yogaglo to provide online classes. Learn more at jasonyoga.com.
Slow + Deep Flow
- Course ID: M1CRAN
Saturday, April 25 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 1
You'll take your time and finish each breath, but don't be fooled--this is an intense class. Focusing on hip, spine, and shoulder openers, come release tension in your body and soothe your nervous system. You'll also strengthen your core, balance your upper body, and cultivate focus by holding postures and transitions for just a little longer. Come prepared to go deep, breathe, and melt away layers of mental and physical tension.
Anatomy + Sequencing for Arm Balances
- Course ID: M2CRAN
Saturday, April 25 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels
Many students struggle with arm balances because they don't understand their anatomy and haven't been adequately prepared in their sequence. Learn how to break down the anatomy of five key arm balances and create effective, impactful sequences to help access these postures. You'll demystify the actions of the shoulder girdle, learn the action of the hip joint, and discover what preparatory postures work best for Handstand, forearm balance, Bakasana variations, Side Plank Pose variations, and Firefly Pose. This class is equally valuable for teachers who want to become more skillful and students who want more depth of understanding. Everyone will receive one, fully illustrated sequence for each of these postures to practice and teach.
Asana and lecture.
Freedom + Release: Hip Openers, Side-Bends, and Twists
- Course ID: M5CRAN
Sunday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5
In this vinyasa-based sequence, you'll practice a wide range of hip openers, sidebends, and twists. Come experience how releasing tension in your hips allows you to create deeper, more spacious sidebends and twists. You'll also learn how to ensure that your pelvis and spine are working cohesively in your postures so that you maximize their benefits and minimize the potential of injury. You'll leave feeling clear, spacious, and refreshed.
Finding Your Voice: Teaching from your Practice, Experience, and Intuition
- Course ID: M6CRAN
Sunday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6
Continue Your Education
One of the greatest challenges of being a teacher is finding your voice. All too often we sound like an amalgamation of our teachers and have trouble separating who we are from who are teachers are. As with most things, we develop our voice and authenticity with time, patience, and practice. Come learn specific skills and practices to develop your own authenticity and to teach clearly, effectively, and honestly.
Mostly lecture and discussion. Handouts will be given to take home.
Cultivating Your Core: How to Support Arm-Balances, Backbends, Forward Bends and Twists with Your Center
- Course ID: AMCRAN
Monday, April 27 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday All-Day Workshops
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels
Moving from your core creates greater depth, range of motion, and integrity in all of your postures. In the morning, we'll explore what parts of your core need to be activated for greater depth in your arm balances and twists. In the afternoon, we'll discover what components of the core need to be activated to support forward bends and backbends. Finally, we'll use simple relaxation techniques to balance your center and help you let go of unconscious tension. Come ready to awaken, strengthen, and integrate your core.
Discussion and asana practice.