Relaxation and Pranayama Advanced Teacher Training Workshop
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Relaxation and Pranayama Advanced Teacher Training Workshop

Location: The Prancing Peacock
Date: Sunday December 2, 2018 9-5pm
Cost: $220

Deepen your relationship to your breath and learn how to share the basic foundations of the Pranayama practice with your students. The fourth limb of Patanjali’s 8-limbed practice, Pranayama is considered to be more advanced than Asana and requires that the practitioner be firmly situated in the art of relaxation and awareness in order to begin.  On this training day teachers will learn how to set up simple supported relaxation poses recommended for breathing as well as how to practice and teach observation of the breath and connection to the subtle body.  Once relaxation is established, teachers will learn finer points of technique for practicing and teaching a handful of Pranayama breathing exercises and Kriyas as well as how and when they should be introduced in the classroom setting

*This is a part of the core requirements of the 300hr Teacher Training at Prancing Peacock but is also available as a stand-alone workshop for all 200RYT's with certification from any program. This qualifies as 8 CE credits with Yoga Alliance.  Space is limited for outside sign ups!

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How to Teach Levels Advanced Teacher Workshop
Dec
8
to Dec 9

How to Teach Levels Advanced Teacher Workshop

Location: Hudson Yoga Project
Date: Saturday and Sunday December 8th & 9th, 2018 2-7:30pm
Cost: $265 ($225 Early Bird by October 31st)

Take your teaching skills to the next level by learning how to walk into any classroom setting with confidence and best serve the individuals that are ready and waiting for yoga!. Whether a class is called “open”, “level 1” or “level 2”, teachers are often faced with a room full of students of varying degrees of experience, ability, and interest. This training will focus on the importance of knowing how to “read a room”, understanding the various types of ”learners”, and will provide you with a method and tools to know how to adjust your teaching choices to create a holistic yoga experience for everyone.

We will cover which poses are recommended to teach at the different stages of practice and learning and why, how to adjust your verbal cues, actions and alignment information for different class and student levels, and how to create intelligent sequences that are appropriate for beginning students and interesting and challenging for more experienced practitioners.

Note:  This is a stand alone workshop and not part of the 300 Hour Training.  All are welcome!  This workshop can be used as 10 hours of CEC with the Yoga Alliance.

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Inspired Living 2019 Full Day Women's Retreat
Jan
5
11:30 AM11:30

Inspired Living 2019 Full Day Women's Retreat

How are you going to show up for yourself in 2019?

Join me for a super special VIP (limited spaces) full day women’s retreat and set your 2019 up for SUCCESS. Create a vision for how you would like your year to unfold, set intentions for how you would like to show up, make a bold statement for what you want and declare yourself ALL IN.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gather in the company of amazing women and spend a day setting yourself up for a year of up-leveling every area of your life. Through powerful yoga, transformational coaching and experiential exercises you will begin to uncover what you would REALLY like to be experiencing in the Big 5 areas of your life - Health, Love & Relationships, Career, Money and Connection to the Universe.

Sharing this experience with other women will create the space for support, laughter, accountability, friendship and connection. Our retreat will move from classroom to nightclub as we take our inspiration and collective energy out for a night on the town in NYC!

This incredible day of vision & inspiration is limited to 15 women & includes:

  • 11:30am-1:30pm - Restorative Yoga and Big 5 Visioning

  • 1:30-2:15pm - Healthy Lunch (on site - included)

  • 2:15-4:30pm - Vision Board Workshop (Materials included)

    *During vision board workshop everyone will receive some individual coaching

  • 5:30-8:30pm - Dinner/Drinks/Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

Other:

  • Workshop is located at THE YOGA COLLECTIVE (135 West 29th Street Rm 603, New York, NY 10001). Yoga mats and props provided

  • Delicious healthy lunch is included - please let me know of any dietary restrictions

  • Vision Board materials included. Please bring additional magazines if you have them! You will need a bag to carry your vision board home in (won’t be huge)

  • Taxis to 54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019) are NOT INCLUDED.

  • Cover charge for the show is included. There is a $25 food/drink minimum at 54 Below that is NOT covered. Please bring cash and be prepared to pay for any food and drinks plus tax and 20% gratuity. You can also Venmo me what you owe if you prefer! We will arrive at 54 Below around 5:30pm and the show is at 7pm. Our day ends at 8:30pm!

Due to the nature of this event there are no refunds after December 15th, 2018

Investment: $247

Email me stacey@staceybrassrussell.com to sign up

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Restorative, Therapeutics & Pranayama Advanced Teacher Training
Jan
25
to Feb 10

Restorative, Therapeutics & Pranayama Advanced Teacher Training

Location: Hudson Yoga Project
Date: Jan 25-27, Feb 1-3 & Feb 8-10, 2019 Fri 6:30-9:30pm, Sat/Sun 2-7:30pm
Cost: TBA

Join me for a complete 30 Hour Restorative Advanced Teacher Training. This 3 weekend deep dive is part of Hudson Yoga Project’s 300 Hour Teacher Training but can be taken as a standalone course and may be used for continuing education credits with the Yoga Alliance.

In this training you will learn:

  • The science and anatomy of relaxation and the nervous system

  • A full spectrum of restorative yoga poses- experiencing them and how to teach them

  • Understanding the energetic and physical affect of the different poses

  • How to use props effectively and adjusting for the individual

  • Observing bodies and what to look for to know if your students are set up to experience a relaxation effect

  • Sequencing - How to add restorative poses into your vinyasa classes, how to teach a weekly restorative class and how to teach a workshop

  • Guiding restorative and relaxation practices - language, vibe, visualization, meditation & breathing

  • Advanced and active restorative practices including headstand and shoulderstand and seated poses

  • Relationship between Restorative, Relaxation and Pranayama

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Aligning with Your Heart's Desire
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Aligning with Your Heart's Desire

Location: The Prancing Peacock
Date: Friday March 8, 2019 7-9:30pm
Cost: $45

Join me for a special Yoga + Transformational Coaching Workshop. This powerful inward journey incorporates gentle asana practice to open up the body and create energetic flow and then progresses into relaxation, breathing and meditation as powerful tools for transformation! Interspersed throughout are coaching/journaling sections where you will be writing your responses to curated questions designed to connect you to a vision for something that you would like to bring into your life experience, help you recognize any obstacles that may be coming up and then shift your belief about what is possible.

This workshop is guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired and more aligned with your heart’s desire!

Please bring a journal and a pen. Open to all levels.
















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Advanced Asana Teacher Training Workshop
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Asana Teacher Training Workshop

Location: The Prancing Peacock
Date: Saturday March 9, 2019 9-5pm
Cost: $220

The King, The Queen, The Lotus and The Hero come together in this deep exploration of some of the most iconic yoga postures and how and why we practice them. In the 8 limbed practice, Patanjali informs the practitioner that Asana lays the groundwork for Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana & Dharana. Through experiential practice as well as detailed breakdown and study of high concept alignment and actions for learning and teaching, teachers will come away from this training with a deeper understanding of these specific (and related) poses and how they set us up physically, mentally and energetically for moving towards the subtle and desired state of yoga. You do not need to be able to do these poses! Expect a day of preparations, props, and patience.

*This is a part of the core requirements of the 300hr Teacher Training at Prancing Peacock but is also available as a stand-alone workshop for all 200RYT's with certification from any program. This qualifies as 8 CE credits with Yoga Alliance.  Space is limited for outside sign ups!

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Inspired Themes Advanced Teacher Training Workshop
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Inspired Themes Advanced Teacher Training Workshop

Location: The Prancing Peacock
Date: Sunday March 10th, 2019 9-5pm
Cost: $220

Finding your authentic voice as a teacher takes time, practice and courage. Learn how to bring what inspires you and moves you into the classroom in a way that is relatable and relevant while always staying true to the teachings of yoga. In this training day, you will be coached on how to clarify what you want to share with your students and how to express yourself when interpreting readings, poetry or simply crafting a heartfelt theme that resonates and has an impact.

 *This is a part of the core requirements of the 300hr Teacher Training at Prancing Peacock but is also available as a stand-alone workshop for all 200RYT's with certification from any program. This qualifies as 8 CE credits with Yoga Alliance.  Space is limited for outside sign ups!

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Mar
25
to Mar 29

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Location: Yogamaya
Date: Mon March 25 - Fri March 29, 2019/9am-12:15pm & 1:45-4pm each day
Cost: $600 ($550 Early Bird by March 10)

In this complete restorative yoga teacher training you will learn everything from the science of relaxation to sequencing. With plenty of time to cover the full spectrum of the practice, this week will also be gift to your nervous system as you experience everythign yourself as well as learn how to teach others.

In this training you will learn:

  • The science and anatomy of relaxation and the nervous system

  • A full spectrum of restorative yoga poses- experiencing them and how to teach them

  • Understanding the energetic and physical affect of the different poses

  • How to use props effectively and adjusting for the individual

  • Observing bodies and what to look for to know if your students are set up to experience a relaxation effect

  • Sequencing - How to add restorative poses into your vinyasa classes, how to teach a weekly restorative class and how to teach a workshop

  • Guiding restorative and relaxation practices - language, vibe, visualization, meditation & breathing

This training counts as 27.5hrs of Continuing Education with the Yoga Alliance and can be applied as 3 weekends towards Yogamaya’s 300 Hour certification with additional requirements of observing/assisting restorative classes and homework.

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How to Teach Levels Advanced Teacher Training Workshop
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

How to Teach Levels Advanced Teacher Training Workshop

Location: The Prancing Peacock
Date: Saturday May 4th, 2019 9-5pm
Cost: $220

Take your teaching skills to the next level by learning how to walk into any classroom setting with confidence and best serve the individuals that are ready and waiting for yoga!. Whether a class is called “open”, “level 1” or “level 2”, teachers are often faced with a room full of students of varying degrees of experience, ability, and interest. This training will focus on the importance of knowing how to “read a room”, understanding the various types of ”learners”, and will provide you with a method and tools to know how to adjust your teaching choices to create a holistic yoga experience for everyone.

We will cover which poses are recommended to teach at the different stages of practice and learning and why, how to adjust your verbal cues, actions and alignment information for different class and student levels, and how to create intelligent sequences that are appropriate for beginning students and interesting and challenging for more experienced practitioners.

*This is a part of the core requirements of the 300hr Teacher Training at Prancing Peacock but is also available as a stand-alone workshop for all 200RYT's with certification from any program. This qualifies as 8 CE credits with Yoga Alliance.  Space is limited for outside sign ups!

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Hands on Adjustments and Assists Advanced Teacher Training Workshop
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Hands on Adjustments and Assists Advanced Teacher Training Workshop

Location: The Prancing Peacock
Date: Sunday May 5th, 2019 9-5pm
Cost: $220

Explore the art of assisting, the delicacy of physical touch and using your hands as effective teaching tools and energetic conduits. In this training, we will discuss the importance of having clarity of action and will learn various techniques that may be used to assist or adjust your students. From correcting basic alignment to helping an experienced student into a more advanced posture, we will cover a range of levels and how to determine the best approach for the individual while maintaining the integrity of the practice.

*This is a part of the core requirements of the 300hr Teacher Training at Prancing Peacock but is also available as a stand-alone workshop for all 200RYT's with certification from any program. This qualifies as 8 CE credits with Yoga Alliance.  Space is limited for outside sign ups!

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Cultivating Gratitude:  Restorative Yoga Workshop
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Cultivating Gratitude: Restorative Yoga Workshop

Location: Yogamaya Yoga Studio
Date: Friday October 12, 2018 7-9pm
Cost: $30/$25 Members

Did you know that practicing Gratitude can significantly increase your sense of well-being and make you a happier and healthier person? It actually only takes 5 minutes a day to have an effect so imagine what a 2 Hour Restorative Workshop embedded with poetry, meditations and appreciations will do for you? Join me to kickoff your holiday season with an evening of CULTIVATING GRATITUDE.

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Sequencing and Alignment Advanced Teacher Training Weekend
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Sequencing and Alignment Advanced Teacher Training Weekend

Location: The Prancing Peacock
Date: Saturday and Sunday September 22 & 23, 2018 9-5pm
Cost: $425

Over the course of this dynamic and empowering weekend, teachers can expect a total shift in the way they think about preparing to teach a Vinyasa class.  Rooted in the tradition of Krishnamacarya’s Vinyasa Krama and supported by Iyengar influenced alignment, teachers will learn a specific and clear methodology that can be applied to any foundational knowledge of asana and sequencing.  In her signature method of “Dissecting the Pose” and “Creating the Master List”, Stacey Brass-Russell provides a layered approach that allows for total creativity and infinite choices while also providing structure and tools for putting classes together that are intelligent, meaningful and physically on point.  This method enables even the most brand new teacher to thoughtfully prepare a class of their own creation with confidence and clear intention, while more experienced teachers will discover a template for teaching more advanced concepts and poses by understanding the preparations, actions and subtle body components on a higher level which is then supported by a more focused approach for giving instructions and cues.  Teachers will find this weekend illuminating and compatible with any training background.

*This is a part of the core requirements of the 300hr Teacher Training at Prancing Peacock but is also available as a stand-alone workshop for all 200RYT's with certification from any program. This qualifies as 16 CE credits with Yoga Alliance.  Space is limited for outside sign ups!

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Falling Into Place (Just Like the Sun): An Equinox Celebration
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Falling Into Place (Just Like the Sun): An Equinox Celebration

Location: The Prancing Peacock
Date: Friday September 21, 2018 7-9pm
Cost: $35

Join special NYC guest teacher Stacey Brass-Russell (Certified Health + Life Coach, E-RYT 500) for an Autumnal Equinox workshop on this day when the sun comes into perfect alignment with the equator. We will explore the many ways that alignment is experienced in the yoga practice and how it ultimately sets us up for the greatest experience of balance and the feeling that we have “fallen into place”. 

This workshop will include vinyasa, restorative, and guided meditation to help you move forward into this season of abundance and creativity with clarity and enthusiasm. 

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Relaxation and Pranayama Advanced Teacher Training
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Relaxation and Pranayama Advanced Teacher Training

Location: Yogamaya
Date: Saturday September 15 12:30-7:30pm & Sunday September 16 12:30-5:30pm
Cost: $300 Early Bird/$350

Deepen your relationship to your breath and learn how to share the basic foundations of the Pranayama practice with your students. The fourth limb of Patanjali’s 8-limbed practice, Pranayama is considered to be more advanced than Asana and requires that the practitioner be firmly situated in the art of relaxation and awareness in order to begin.  Over the course of this weekend teachers will learn how to set up supported relaxation poses as well as how to practice and teach observation of the breath and connection to the subtle body.  Once relaxation is established, teachers will learn finer points of technique for practicing and teaching a handful of Pranayama breathing exercises and Kriyas as well as how and when they should be introduced in the classroom setting.

Note:  This training is open to all teachers even if not enrolled in the 300 Hour Training and may be used towards 12 hours of CEC with the Yoga Alliance.

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Aligning with Your Heart’s Desire: A Yoga and Transformational Coaching Workshop
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Aligning with Your Heart’s Desire: A Yoga and Transformational Coaching Workshop

  • Gaiam Wellness Studio by Rodney Yee (map)
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Location: Gaiam Wellness Studio by Rodney Yee
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018 2-4:30pm
Cost: $25

Join me for a special Yoga & Transformational Coaching Workshop.  We will begin with asana practice to open up the body and create energetic flow and then progress into relaxation, breathing and meditation as powerful tools for transformation!  Interspersed throughout will be coaching/journaling sections where students will write down responses to curated questions as they become more connected to their breath, their truth and having their minds untangle and become more relaxed and clear.

This  workshop is about letting oneself connect to a vision for something that you would like to bring into your life experience, recognize any obstacles of the mind that often come up and then uncover a path towards empowered action. Students will leave having had a deep experience of body/mind connection, feeling inspired and more aligned with their heart’s desire!  Expect to move, breathe, relax, brainstorm and shift your beliefs about what is possible.

Please bring a journal and a pen! This workshop is ideal for individuals with a level 2 or higher experience with yoga as the focus is not as much about learning the postures as it is about the experience of practice.

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How to Teach Levels and Privates Advanced Teacher Training
Jun
2
to Jun 3

How to Teach Levels and Privates Advanced Teacher Training

Location: Yogamaya
Date: Saturday & Sunday June 2 & 3, 12:30-6:30pm each day
Cost: $325 Early Bird/$375

Take your teaching skills to the next level by learning how to walk into any classroom and be an effective teacher for every student in the room.  Many classes these days are simply called “open”, and even when they are called Level 1 or Level 2 teachers are often faced with a room full of individuals of varying degrees of experience, ability and interest.  This training will focus on the importance of knowing how to “read a room” as well as an individual and provide you with tools to adjust your teaching choices to create a holistic yoga experience for any type of student.  We will cover which poses are recommended to teach at different stages of practice and learning and why, how to change your verbal cues and information for different levels and how to adjust your sequencing from simple to complex by using actions and transitions.

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Aligning with Your Heart’s Desire: A Yoga and Transformational Coaching Workshop
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Aligning with Your Heart’s Desire: A Yoga and Transformational Coaching Workshop

Location: Yogamaya
Date: Saturday May 12, 2-5pm
Cost: $45

Experience Asana, Pranayama and Meditation as powerful tools for transformation as you clarify a vision for what you want, remove obstacles and uncover a path towards empowered action. Expect to move, breathe, relax, brainstorm and shift your beliefs about what is possible. Please bring a journal and a pen!  Open to all levels but some yoga experience is recommended.

Cost: $45

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Quint-Essential Habits of Healthy Happy People!
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Quint-Essential Habits of Healthy Happy People!

Location: Gaiam Wellness Studio by Rodney Yee
Date: Sunday May 6, 2018 2-4:30pm
Cost: $25

Join me for a fun and informative afternoon diving into what I consider the 5 pillars of holistic well-being.  Often people focus primarily (or only) on nutrition and diet – 2 of the most common health issues that people are concerned with are weight loss and energy.  In this workshop we will explore the assertion that feeling your best requires a healthy relationship between how you eat, how you sleep, how you move, how you relax, and how you connect. An imbalance in any of these essential areas of health & life can cause a total disruption to your system, showing up in the most unexpected ways! Did you know that poor sleep can make you resistant to weight loss? Or that eating while stressed can prevent digestion? Or that lack of connection in life can drain your energy?  This workshop is about the importance of having healthy habits and balance in ALL of these areas in order to have a holistic sense of health and well-being.

Expect a fun interactive “play-shop” that will include lively discussion about overall health and well-being, common issues and challenges that we all face,  experiential exercises and most importantly some easy and small actions step that you can take away for big results!  This is a great workshop for anyone and everyone who that wants to lose weight, increase their energy and/or feel more balanced.

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Restorative Advanced Teacher Training
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Restorative Advanced Teacher Training

Location: Yogamaya
Date: Friday April 27 6:45-9:45pm & Saturday April 28 12:30-7:30pm
Cost: $325 Early Bird/$375

Designed to take you “behind the scenes” of the restorative practice, this training will transition you from being a teacher that knows how to set up a few basic supported poses to understanding why we practice and teach them.  By gaining a deeper understanding of how the nervous system works and the alignment of resting, teachers will become more skilled at observing student’s bodies and making individual propping choices accordingly.  Learn the many applications for restorative yoga and how the poses affect the physical, emotional and energetic bodies as well as how to use this knowledge in your sequencing for workshops, classes and working with individuals.

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