Events and Retreats

October Workshops

Yoga for A Happy Back
2 offerings in October!
Saturday October 12th 1-3pm Artemis Yoga, Watertown MA

In this two-hour workshop, Alex will discuss his anatomically-informed approach to spinal health and lower back care through Yoga. He will lead you through a carefully constructed sequence of yoga poses and modified yoga techniques to keep your spine feeling great, and to help alleviate minor lower back pain and discomfort. He will also help you to modify a yoga practice if you suffer from lower back injuries such as disk issues and facet joint irritation.

Alex specializes in back care in his private yoga practice and used yoga many years ago to find lasting relief from his own lower back issues. He has been training yoga teachers since 2009 in anatomy and physiology and proper modification for injury in yoga practice.

This is also a wonderful workshop for teachers to learn some of the many ways to address lower back issues with students and clients.

Intuition- An Innate Tool for Living
Saturday October 19th 12-2pm
Shanti Yoga, Hopkinton MA

Join Alex Amorosi, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Teacher, and energy healer, for a fun and informative workshop on all things intuition. We’ll talk about what intuition is and what intuition is not, why it is essential that we develop our intuition especially in our modern-day, practical applications of intuitive skills in everyday life, the differences, and crossovers between reading energy and using intuition, and how intuition is a skill that everyone has and everyone can develop.

We’ll also do a series of informative and fun exercises to help boost your confidence in using your own intuition. No prior experience with energy work or reiki necessary.

Reiki Level 1 Certification
Saturday October 26th 12:30-5:30pm
Shanti Yoga, Hopkinton MA

Reiki is a powerful, safe, and effective hands-on energy healing technique that can be used in a variety of settings and situations. This traditional Usui Reiki Level 1 Certification will tune your energy system to conduct Reiki through your body and give you the basic understandings of Reiki to use in healing self and others. You will learn the history and principles of Reiki, the traditional Reiki hand positions for self-healing, the traditional Reiki hand positions for healing others, how to engage and disengage with the Reiki energy, basic chakra anatomy and using Reiki in the chakras, “byosen” or “scanning” techniques, and much more. Many people find Reiki of great benefit in their personal and professional lives including parents and caretakers, yoga and movement teachers, nurses, physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists, and mental health professionals.

Completion of full day is required for certification.

Restorative Yoga with Reiki
Sunday October 27th 1-3pm
Artemis Yoga, Watertown MA

This class will introduce you to both restorative yoga and reiki for a uniquely balanced experience of body stretching and energy healing. After some brief explanation of these techniques you will be guided into relaxing restorative postures with props and then the Reiki Master Teacher will work with specific parts of the body to deliver the tranquil, healing Reiki energy. The combined experience will calm your mind, stretch your body and open your spirit in a special 2 hour workshop which includes hands-on restorative assists with Reiki.

Jointly led by Alex Amorosi, a Reiki Master Teacher and yoga instructor and JoAnne Kazis, a yoga teacher and mindfulness instructor, this class is a wonderful opportunity for self-care and inward reflection.

No previous yoga experience is necessary.

 

Heart of a Yoga Teacher – Essential Skills to Advance Your Teaching

Led by Alex Amorosi

Hosted by Artemis Yoga, Watertown Massachusetts

Starts January 2020 – 7 Weekends – 12:30pm – 6:30pm
Dates: Jan 11-12, Feb 8-9, Feb 29-March 1, March 14-15, April 4-5, May 2-3, June 6-7
No more than 15 participants
Deposit: $500 (non-refundable) required to reserve a spot.
Early Bird: $1,800 (paid in full by August 31, 2019)
Regular Price: $2,200 (paid in full by January 1, 2020)
Payment Plan: Deposit of $500, then 5 payments of $375

Sign up here!

Join sought-after senior yoga teacher Alex Amorosi for an inspiring journey into the heart of what it means to be a yoga teacher in the modern world. We will explore yoga from the perspective of balance and healing, spiritual growth and development, and dive deeply into the tangible and intangible aspects of creating a powerful, safe, and inclusive yoga class space. This training will invigorate your role as a yoga teacher.

Building on your own teaching experience, you will have the opportunity to learn, practice and advance your teaching techniques supported by like-minded peers and under the guidance of a senior mentor. You will have the opportunity to delve deeply into the traditional spiritual ideas that form the foundation of modern yoga and learn how to incorporate these ideas into your classes in an accessible way. You will also learn about the elusive concept of “energetics” and how to use energetics (reading the room, intuition, seasonality, time of day etc.), in systematic ways to greatly enhance the effectiveness and healing power of your classes. This course will include significant opportunities for peer and mentor feedback so you can practice teaching techniques and expand your essential teaching skills.

Who should take this training?

Yoga teachers with 200 or 500 hours of training.
Teachers who want to revitalize their love and appreciation of yoga teaching.
Teachers who are looking to add more spiritual depth to their classes.
Teachers who are looking to revisit their teaching technique with feedback from peers and a senior mentor.
Teachers who want to learn more about the vital role of energetic balancing in yoga classes.
Teachers who want to establish their own authenticity and identity within the competitive market of yoga teaching.
Teachers who want to feel a sense of creative freedom in sequencing their classes.

 

This training will include:

Teachings from classical Indian texts and how to incorporate them accessibly into group yoga classes.
How to be yourself as a yoga teacher and cultivate your own authenticity and voice.
Systems for reading the energy of a room and how the balance the energy of any class.
Laws and rules of energetics and how to use them with classes and clients.
Advanced work with chakras, nadis, and energy centers in the body.
How to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment in class with words, body language, and well executed assists.
The “Five Levels of Boundaries” and how to maintain them with students and clients.
How to incorporate Buddhist based concepts in classes and with private clients such as mindfulness, the Noble Eightfold Path, and The Four Noble Truths.
Advanced Pranayama techniques for classes and personal practice.
Developing a steady and daily spiritual practice to enhance your teaching and your personal wellbeing.

 

About Alex Amorosi

Alex Amorosi is a sought-after yoga and spiritual teacher who has been studying and teaching Buddhist meditation, yoga asana, yoga teaching, Usui Reiki, and various methods of energy healing for over 20 years. His deepest passion is leading yoga and spiritual teachers in their quest to discover their own unique path in the ever growing and competitive field of yoga and holistic wellness instruction. Alex has many years of experience in training yoga teachers and he has seen time and again the power of spiritual community formed by a group of teachers in common purpose. He is privileged to lead groups of teachers to bring an accessible spiritual practice to as many people as possible.

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"Alex has played an essential role in my yoga
practice from the very beginning and continues to
inspire my journey. As an instructor he blends precise
anatomical alignment with a deep understanding of
yogic philosophy. Alex has also served as a mentor
since completing my RYT200. His ability to hold
space while encouraging personal reflection has
empowered greater authenticity in my teaching." – AD