The Davenport School of Yoga is much more than yoga classes and workshops.
TEACHER TRAINING 2022
Begins January 15 2022
Our teacher-training course offers a unique exploration into the evolution of Hatha yoga
Led by JEANI MACKENZIE and an experienced teaching faculty, our program will accelerate your journey towards becoming an exceptional teacher. We offer a successful mentorship program to refine your teaching skills during and after the training. Our experienced teachers help students understand their own physiology and how to impart this essential wisdom. Our trainees have the opportunity to evolve into accomplished, confident, and knowledgeable instructors. We are a
YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED STUDIO.
I have been practicing yoga since 1974, teaching since 1979. Practiced with BKS Iyengar in India in l977. For over 25 years , DSY has lovingly served the eclectic community of the Quad Cities. I began doing teacher training in 2003. I was a presenter at the Iowa City Yoga Festival and the Radish Yoga Fest. I have taught workshops on the west coast of Australia. Many of the teachers presently teaching in the QCA have been certified by me. My mission is to inspire people to practice and heal as individuals in all areas -mind, body, spirit, and want you to embrace a responsibility to include the diversity of students. We are ‘body positive’.
The program follows the methods outlined in “Light on Yoga” by BKS Iyengar and other important publications. There will be numerous teacher training articles by John Friend and Ester Meyers. We will study Patanjali Yoga Sutras. This training program, by exploring your potential, will open you to personal growth and transformation. You will learn more about yourself which will help to become an inspirational instructor. What you already appreciate about yoga will be enhanced.. It is a very important decision you are making in deciding to choose this program.. Our faculty will be teaching yin, therapy, pranayama, partner, props, and philosophy, energywork . chakra balancing. We will also do some aerial yoga.
TOPICS OF STUDY
Fundamentals of posture and alignment
Proper executions of asanas and their benefits
How to verbalize poses effectively
How to look for and correct common mistakes
Conducting a class, sequencing
How to assist
Basic use of props, , blocks, and straps
Understand anatomy, how body moves
Breath-work and meditation
How all yoga is therapy
The course consists of 10 training sessions It will require 5 hours of personal practice weekly, to be journaled.
The first three months, we will meet in the afternoons. The last months, attendance will be the full day. Those mornings will be assisting in three level classes, so you will learn to modify for all levels of student. Also, during those sessions, courses will be offered in CPR, as well as ‘guest’ faculty sessions. There will be required reading, exams in anatomy and reviews on reading materials as well as much discussion. We will do energy work with clearing chakras, etc. All materials are included as well as unlimited classes during the training months. In the beginning, class time can count toward 5 hours weekly. A final project and a class taught to me as final exam.
It is recommended that you have had a practice for some time prior. Sometimes exceptions. Upon completion of requirements, you will receive certification at a 200 hour level acceptable by Yoga Alliance. I am registered through Yoga Alliance at ERYT 500 hrs ,also a Continuing Education Provider.
Cost of the course is $2,500 with $1,000 down payment. Arrangements can be made for paying.
Jan 15th and 29th 12.30-4:00
Feb 12 and 29th 12:30-4:00
March 12 and 26th 12:30-4:00
April 9 and 23rd 8:00-4:00
May 7 and 21st 8:00-4:00
If you think this is something that you are looking for, contact
I would love to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Massage and Other Therapies
Recent studies have shown massage to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, increase circulation and lymph flow, relax muscles and increase endorphins (enhancing medical treatments). It is estimated that up to ninety percent of disease is stress related. Massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress and increase overall health and well being.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good, and frequent massage can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking advantage of regularly scheduled self-care, can play a huge part in how healthy and youthful you feel. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.
Reiki, a specific type of subtle energy work, is performed by the touch of the hands, allowing the flow of the energy from a limitless source (God Force) to the client via the Reiki practitioner.
Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to relax and harmonize.
Unlike other therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.
Reiki energy can have several basic effects: it can bring about deep relaxation, destroy energy blockages, detoxify the system, provide new vitality in the form of universal like energy, and increase the vibrational frequency of the body. Contact Dan David at 309-269-1746 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Reflexology treatments are based on the principal the certain parts of the body reflect the whole. Points, which correspond to all parts of the body, can be found in the feet, hands and ears. When gentle, massaging pressure is applied, the body’s own healing processes are stimulated. The body progressively clears blockages, and refines balance and energy flow. This is a subtle yet powerful technique.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching
According to Ayurveda, we are made up of the five elements (Ether,Air,Fire,Water,Earth)and those elements determine our Doshas of Vata, Pitta, Kapha or a combination of them. During our life, our lifestyle habits and other environmental influences cause our Dosha to become imbalanced. Those imbalances over time bring about dis-ease in our bodies and life. Working with the client, though a process of confidential interviews the Ayuvedic Yoga Specialist will identify the weak and strong points of your individuality. From there an individualized program combining both yoga and other lifestyle changes will be provided that will be used to apply its balancing elements to your diet, lifestyle and environments. Contact Dan David at 309-269-1746 or email@example.com for more details
Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy. Warm oil pours in a continuous stream over the forehead or ‘third eye’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. The pressure of the oil onto the forehead creates a vibration. The oil saturates the forehead and scalp and penetrates into the nervous system. The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to a deep meditative state. Shirodhara can help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue and hypertension. It relieves tension, worry, fear and headache as well as depression. It regulates mood and gives feelings of pleasure and relaxation.
Cost is $50/session, by appointment.
Contact Sarah Barten at 319-400-5973 with questions or to schedule an appointment.