Who is this course designed for?
This course is designed for anyone (minimum one year Yoga practice) who has a serious interest in exploring Partner Yoga. This includes, although is not limited to Yoga teachers, Couples or Body-centered Therapists, Bodyworkers, Midwives, couples desiring a home practice, as well as individual Yoga practitioners seeking to go deeper in thier practice. Partner Yoga is a highly creative art that can be applied in many ways. The course will empower you to share Partner Yoga with a specifically designed format and/or to creatively incorporate the ideas, skills and techniques into your particular modality.
Will I receive a certification from attending this course?
You will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’ upon completing the hours and post-training requirements. Follow-up training requirements include designing and sharing a PBPY workshop in your community and submitting Self and Student Evaluations. (additional $25 fee for certificate)
Will I be able to use the training hours as continuing education credits?
Yes, Elysabeth has accreditation through the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, Experienced- Registered Yoga Instructor.
What are the pre-requisites for taking the Level I training?
As Partner Yoga is new to all of us, Elysabeth invites a wide-range of experience into the training. It is best to have 1 year minimum Yoga practice and a general understanding of Yoga postures and philosophy. If you are new you Yoga, please email Elysabeth with your interest/experience. Required reading: ‘The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga’ which can be purchased through this site.
‘Partner Yoga Touch’, iPhone/iPad app, is available through iTunes for $3.99 www.itunes.com/apps/partneryogatouch and is highly recommended.
There are also video downloads available for those without Apple technology.
What is the schedule for the Level I training?
The training schedule may vary depending upon the needs of the Studio and/or participants. You will receive a schedule upon registering for the class.
What is the difference between private trainings and studio trainings?
Studio trainings consists of groups of 8 – 30 people. The private/semi-private training is designed for those interested in a more intimate training environment. Some participants prefer to begin with the private training to build confidence before moving on to the group experience. Private trainings are available for one, two or three participants with varying fees. Elysabeth is sometimes available to travel for additional travel and lodging costs.
What does the Level I and II Correspondence training consist of ?
This training is designed to support international participants to begin their study of the practice immediately and to provide the most focused, inclusive quality of training. Upon registering for the course, participants receive an electronic version of the Level I Training Manual as well as an outline of recommended study to complete before arrival.
Why do you recommend participating in Level I more than once?
As Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ is new for all of us, we recommend that students participate in Level I multiple times as new and different postures and practices are introduced with each training. Each training also has its own unique co-created theme and focus. It is an invaluable opportunity to immerse with others that are sincere and passionate about the practice, as shared group experience exponentially engages our personal growth.
Is it possible to enroll in the Level II component only?
Only those that have completed the Level I requirements and have received their ‘Certificate of Completion’ are eligible to take the Level II component of the training. The Level II portion of the training generally begins on Monday, following Level I and goes through the following Saturday.
Feedback from recent training participant:
- What was your overall experience in this training?
Overall, I was amazed at the depth of the training. I knew from previous Partner Yoga workshops that I would be able to physically dive deep into my body in a way that I would not if I were practicing alone. But the spiritual and psychological growth and expansion that occurred during that week was transformational.
2. What would you have liked to experience more of or less of?
I found the training to be very well balanced. In fact, at no point did I feel exhausted or burnt out on the material at all. I also appreciated the challenge posed to students to adopt a learning style that would support them to stay grounded and present in the here and now.
3. What did you find uncomfortable or unclear?
I’m sure that as I put the practice into action, there will be postures that present challenges in terms of safety and alignment cues. I appreciate that Elysabeth has made herself available as a resource when this comes up.
4. What did you most appreciate about the facilitator and/or the training experience?
Beyond the course material, the instruction was deeply intuitive and beautiful. It challenged me and helped me to grow in ways that were completely unanticipated when entering the training. Elysabeth’s intuitive spirit was invaluable to my experience.
5. Is there any thing you would like to add about your experience?
Please keep spreading this beautiful practice. I would be happy to help in any way I can from wherever I am in the world.
Experience with Partner Yoga Trainings
by Elysabeth Williamson
with love and joy,