The teacher clinics at Functional Synergy are for yoga teachers, teacher trainees and yoga students who want to learn more. They are part of a unique process to help you understand anatomy in movement - not only the names of muscles and where they are located, and which asanas do this or that, but also to truly understand how a body moves.
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The Path to Becoming a Therapeutic Yoga Teacher
Susi's Teaching Philosophy
Easy to Learn and Simple to Apply: I like simplicity. You can find me often drawing models and diagrams to make a complex concept easy to understand and apply to someone's practice. I want you to be inspired to take these concepts into your practice, to play, to explore and discover the "ah-has" for yourself.
Come from Experience: Once you have experienced the "ah-has", you become a very powerful communicator. Communicating intellectual knowledge doesn't often land for students; however, when you communicate from what you know from actual experience, students get it. Be authentic. Preach what you Practice.
Susi's Teaching Experience
Since 1994 I have been working with students teaching them concepts of Anatomy and Physiology, first as a Physiology teaching assistant at the University of Victoria, then with clients at a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation facility and then, in 1997 with yoga students and in 2001 with yoga teachers and teacher trainees.
Anatomy is a brilliant way of exploring asanas. Through the physical structure of joints, muscles, fascia, and through physiological actions like psycho-neuro-endocrinological processes we can explore the relationship of yoga on ourselves and ourselves on our yoga practice. Essentially our bodies are the mirrors of our lives.