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Mat + Iron Teacher Training

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Friday 10/11/2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10/12/2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10/13/2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$395.00 Mat + Iron Teacher Training

Mat + Iron Teacher Training 

Join us for a weekend long training to get certified to teach mat + iron classes, learn how to incorporate strength training into your yoga practice, and the basics of functional strength movements combined with mindfulness.

This sixty minute practice combines the power of weight training with the grace and mindfulness of asana.  Weighted movements are woven into the flow, adding focused strength to the benefits of asana, breathwork, and savasana.  Students will build strength, endurance, and balance while moving mindfully. Recommended for students who are familiar with yoga asana.

In addition to improving flexibility, balance and muscle tone, yoga promotes relaxation, decreased anxiety, improved focus, and an overall feeling of well being.  Weight training builds stronger bones, more endurance, and long term joint health and mobility as well as improves metabolism.  The combination of yoga and weight training creates an efficient full body practice that targets specific muscle groups, increases heart rate and caloric burn, supports long term health,  and provides an opportunity for mind training and focus as students work with higher intensity movements.  

Who This Training Is For: 

  • 200 hour certified yoga teachers who want to incorporate mindful strength training into their asana classes

  • Yoga students who who would like to learn more about how to incorporate weight training in their movement 

  • Students interested in exploring how asana and strength training can complement one another 

  • Students interested in the benefits of weight lifting 

In this weekend long training you will learn: 

  • The benefits of strength training and why it’s important for health and mobility

  • The basic functional movements of strength training: pull, push, press, hip hinge, squat, and how to incorporate them into a flow

  • How the movements of Mat + Iron translate to functional daily movement 

  • The physiology of strength training 

  • Strength training safety and best practices 

  • How breath supports strength training and how to incorporate breath work into your mat +iron classes 

  • How to create a mindful flow and  experience while adding the stimulus of weights 

  • The meditative aspect of physical movement and how to encourage a flow state through high intensity movement 

  • Learn a full body mat+iron sequence

  • Learn how to create your own mat + iron sequence 

Sarah Spiegel

Sarah opened Samudra in 2016 built on her long-time love of building community, creating connections, and fostering transformation through yoga, meditation, and the sharing of the Tibetan Buddhist yoga practices that have transformed her life.  Sarah’s offerings focus on bringing students into a state of flow and encourage mindfulness both on and off the mat through breath and body awareness. In addition to owning and operating Samudra Studio, Sarah leads yoga and meditation retreats locally and internationally, offers mindfulness and meditation to groups and individuals and offers instruction in mindful and embodied strength training.  She is a mentor and lead instructor for Fluid Yoga Teacher Training programs.

She is forever grateful to the dear teachers and mentors who have supported and encouraged her and who continue to to share wisdom and teachings: Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten, Kevan Gale, and Betty Riaz. Sarah completed her 200 and 500 teacher training with Fluid Yoga school and continues her studies with Kevan Gale and Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten. 

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