06 Sep Oct. 14-16th: Great Yoga Wall Level 2 Training
Great Yoga Wall™ Training (Level 2) with Letitia Walker
October 14-16th, 2022 at Purna Yoga 828 • see full schedule below
Recorded Hybrid workshop: Join us in-person or online!
12 in-studio spaces available • Access recordings until December 20th
1 year of asana experience recommended • Tiered pricing options available
Register by September 1st and get a bonus 30-minute private with Letitia
For yoga teachers and home practitioners alike, learn more about this fun, multi-faceted, powerful prop to help yourself – and your students – go deeper in yoga practice with our Level Two Training.
Join us in-studio or online. A home Great Wall system required for online participation. Live attendance is not necessary but recommended. Pre-Requisite: participation in the Level One Training.
Since the beginning of yoga, it has been understood that the human body is constantly under the stress of gravity. Compression of the spine, the joints, and the nervous system, leads to pain, loss of mobility, and aging of the body. The effects of gravity can be reversed, though, by using traction to create space and alignment in the body.
Ancient yogis used vines, tree branches, and whatever was at hand to add traction to their practice. In the late 1960s and early 70s, B. K. S. Iyengar started working with ropes attached to the wall. In the 1980s, Kedric Wolfe, Aadil Palkhivala, and Bryan Legere created The Great Yoga Wall™, an infinitely adjustable version of the Iyengar rope wall that took traction to the next level.
In this weekend workshop, Letitia – directly trained by Aadil and Bryan – will help teachers and home practitioners alike discover how to use this fun, multi-faceted, powerful prop to help students and themselves go deeper into their yoga practice. Learn a new way to make asana accessible to a wider variety of students with this unique tool.
The Level Two training will apply the initial principles of Wall-use introduced in Level One to more intermediate and advanced poses (like Headstand, Shoulderstand, and Handstand) as well as focusing more attention on therapeutic applications of the Wall, specifically Low Back health and other spinal issues, though other topics like shoulder strengthening, adrenal fatique, and thyroid support will be touched on. Approximately 50% of the work of this training will require a partner, either to help manage the wall belts during the pose or to provide another mode of support or tension to either push into or pull away from. In-studio students will be working together as partners and at-home participants will benefit from having a fellow practitioner to work with.
I am so enjoying the wall classes, and having the recordings is so amazing as I can pause and replay, take notes. It's my favourite thing all week!!!! – Online Student from England
Due to the time change and a family commitment I wasn't able to attend the training live, but I found the recordings and the demos of each pose as shown during the training combined with the detailed presentation of the manual to be so thorough and clear that I didn't miss anything by not being able to join live. – Online Student from Germany
- Hip and Low Back Therapeutics
- Standing Poses
- Upper Back and Shoulder applications
- Twists, Backbends, and Forward Folds
- how to assess variations for efficacy and tailor each pose for you or your students
- how to sequence Wall-oriented classes
The Great Yoga Wall Level 2 Weekend Training has two pricing tiers to choose from.
- Tier One: Recording Only, with two month’s access to the recordings from the weekend for $350
- Tier Two: Manual + More Package which includes the Level Two manual, 2-month access to the recordings, and access to 8 pre-recorded, 90-minute classes for $500.
- PY828 Monthly Members receive 10% off either tier.
- Register by September 1st for the Manual + More Package to get a bonus 30-minute private with Letitia.
- Virtual students (especially international ones) are recommended to register by September 12th to ensure receipt of the manual in time for the training.
Register below or call Purna Yoga 828
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
Standing Poses & Inversions
9 am – 12 pm EDT
Start up right-side up and then go upside-down with the Level 2 training Standing Poses and Inversions, including Shirsasana, Sarvangasana, and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Headstand, Shoulderstand, and Handstand).
Twists & Forward Folds
2 pm – 5 pm EDT
Build on the Twists from the Level 1 training and explore the central principles for using the Wall to deepen forward bends.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
Upper Body and Backbends
9 am – 12 pm EDT
Learn more bungee applications for upper body strengthening, explore the Level 2 poses for developing greater flexibility in the thoracic spine, and discover the effects on your Backbend practice.
Sequencing and Q & A
1:30 – 2:30 pm EDT
Letitia shares how to think about sequencing Wall-oriented classes and answers questions from the training.