30 Hour Rocket Yoga Immersion
In this immersion students will develop a broad understanding of the Rocket Series, a progressive approach to the Ashtanga Yoga primary series, intermediate and advanced series. Students will engage with challenging shapes and transitions between postures in guided and creative practice. This course serves as a foundation for understanding the Rocket method for asana, pranayama and philosophy and will include history of the lineage as well as a short-form anatomy workshop to contextualize the practice. Prior experience with the Ashtanga Yoga method will be helpful in grounding this progressive approach. Every student will build their practice up to their individual level in a relaxed and friendly environment under the guidance of the Teaching Team.
This program is appropriate for both 200-hour YTT graduates who will receive 30 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and for practitioners looking to deepen their practice.
Friday, January 20th:
5pm-6:30pm – Rocket 1 Practice Introductions and Weekend Overview
6:30-6:50pm – Sequence Debrief
7:00-7:45pm – Introductions
7:45pm-9:00pm – History of Rocket Yoga, Larry, David, and Other Teachers
Saturday, January 21st:
9am-10:30am – Rocket 1 (Arms)
10:45am-12:00pm – Tristana
2pm-4:00pm – Floating and Flying Workshop w/ Inversion Opportunitie (Arm Balances)
4:30pm-6:00pm – Rocket 2 Practice and Debrief
6:05-7:55pm – Anatomy
8:00pm-9:00pm – Pranayama and Philosophy
Sunday, January 22nd:
8:00am -10am – Open Practice
10:30am-12:00pm – Cohort Dependent Backbending Workshop
2pm-4:00pm – Handstands and Drills
4:30pm-6:00pm – Rocket 3
Cost for Full Workshop: $475
– Opportunity to purchase and attend Handstands & Drills Workshop (Sunday 2pm – 4pm) for $50, see tickets on eventbrite.
Note: We accept cancellations up to 30 days prior to the workshop and you will receive full refund minus 10% of the original workshop fee. No refunds are available for cancellations within 30 days of the workshop.
About the Instructors:
Manuel Oria: Puerto Rico-based Yoga facilitator with 7+ years of experience in leading yoga classes and movement education. With an academic background in Human Biology and specialization in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method, Functional Range Conditioning, and Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing, the information shared in my classes and workshops is curated with a decentralized approach to go in and beyond tradition for high-quality instruction and reach to all sectors of the population. Since 2017, lead the 200-Hour Teacher Certification Program for Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga School in Puerto Rico and internationally. My passion is in the craft of the class and being able to connect truthfully with the students through all types of rhetoric tools. Observing the community grow with a solid foundation in body movement education is my goal as a professional in this industry.
Christiane Coste Cacho: Christiane is an activist, yoga practitioner and traveling teacher from Mexico City. With a background in Human Rights’ Studies, she was first drawn to yoga as a path for healing and empowerment, to support her work with victims of abuse throughout Latin America.
In her travels, she was able to learn and practice with diverse teachers and lineages of yoga; finding her passion in Progressive Ashtanga, and Rocket Vinyasa Yoga; styles in which she has trained for thousands of hours -and continues to learn from her mentors. Christiane’s teaching philosophy is based on approaching the practice with curiosity, creativity and openness to explore what is possible on and off the mat. Her belief in the transforming nature of the practice drives her to share it with her students, and work with non-profit organizations to create a safe space for BIPOC people, to explore yoga as a vehicle for empowerment.
Brendan Smullen: Brendan is a Seattle-based Ashtanga and Rocket Teacher. He found yoga while coping with anxiety in High School. Generally practicing Hatha, he kept a consistent practice and began to develop a curiosity for new postures and transitions. Brendan is a continuous learner and has trained with David Robson and Jelena Vesic of the Ashtanga Yoga Center of Toronto, Kino Macgregor and Tim Feldman of the Miami Life Center, Ty Landrum of the Yoga Workshop as well as David Swenson, David Garrigues and Day Christensen. Brendan received his 300 hour training in Intermediate Series Ashtanga and Hand Balance through the Roots Love Program of Washington DC in collaboration with Marie Bell Perez Rivera and Adrian McCavitt. He is a member of the Rocket Collective and is a student of both David Kyle (PR) and Steve Pyka (CA). Brendan focuses on delivering succinct cues to allow students to develop a deep connection to their practice and stay embodied in their movements.