Art of Sequencing with Molly Masaoka
Join Molly for a Free Talk "Intentional Sequencing a Key Tool for the Therapeutic Practice"
Learn how an intentional approach to sequencing can significantly enhance the therapeutic benefit of your yoga class/practice and increase the transformational potential of your teaching.
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Art of Sequencing: with Molly Masaoka, E-RYT 500
Course Dates: March 20- April 13, 2023
Live Zooms + Prerecorded Content.
Live Zoom Meetings: Mondays 4:00pm-5:30pm Pacific -OR- Thursdays 9:30am-11:00am Pacific
- Over 12 hours of prerecorded videos including yoga practices
- Short homework assignments aimed to refine your skill as a sequencer
- Two 90 minute Zoom calls a week from March 20- April 13, 2023. Mondays 4pm Pacific and Thursdays 9:30am Pacific. You may attend one or both calls, each week.
- Upon completion of all homework and practice teaching, you will earn 20 hours of CEUs for Yoga Alliance
- Deepen your knowledge of therapeutic alignment and develop the language to be able to teach it to your students and clients.
- Learn a variety of modifications and “bus stops” towards peak poses and build confidence in offering them.
- Learn and teach progressions, layering, and reverse sequencing in both therapeutic, level 1 and level 2 classes.
- Lightly explore some level 2 poses as a way to understand what to open, strengthen, soften and contract towards success in peak poses.
- Learn how to find authentic inspiration from the world around you and the world inside of you.
- Craft and narrate a practice of depth, purpose and passion that is truly transformative. You will be sequencing like a pro and have fun doing it too!
About Molly Masaoka
When I first discovered yoga in 2000, it was very hard for me. Are you kidding me? There I was in my Ross athletic pants trying to hold warrior one for what felt like five hundred breaths. Everything hurt. I was so uncomfortable inside and out. But the end of class was so profound for me. In savasana I felt connected for the first time to something beyond my small self, my emotions, and my ego. It took me years to understand what was going on but honestly it was the closest thing to bliss I’d ever experienced.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to yoga. My teaching style is both intense and focused yet infused with creativity, compassion and humor. I truly believe the balance of effort and surrender is the key to unlocking the awareness of one’s true nature.
It’s been more than 20 years since I took that first class. I am now the owner and director of Yoga Centered Studio on the Big Island of Hawaii, which is where I call home. I teach classes, retreats yoga teacher trainings, workshops and mentor students worldwide. And, drum roll please, I am still emotional. I am still messy. I am far from perfect. What has changed for me is how deeply I can go into my relationships no matter how imperfect I may be as a boss, as a mother, as a daughter, a teacher, as a friend. The same applies to any yoga pose. When you drop the need to do something perfectly or the need to do it the way everybody else is doing it, that’s when you find a deeper place of yoga. It is a place that is no longer of the body or the mind. It is the true self. While the core of my teaching is alignment-based flow, my passion for teaching restorative and therapeutic yoga continues to inspire everything I do.
It is an honor and a privilege to witness the transformation and freedom that this practice creates from within.
Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to study with some of the world’s most influential instructors including my primary teachers Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty. I’ve also completed teacher trainings with Don Stapelton from Nosara Yoga Institute, and Annie Carpenter of Smart Flow Yoga. I credit Annie for giving me the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don and Amba for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for helping me to find the unity in all things.