Akron Yoga and Wellness offers a variety of workshops and special events to help you explore different aspects of yourself and your practice. We also have a Yoga Institute for practitioners and teachers to learn more about the basics of yoga, anatomy, therapeutic applications of yoga, working one on one and more! We offer continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance to teachers of all levels. Below are the topics of current trainings offered; clicking the topic will bring you to a list of scheduled trainings. If you have any questions about our trainings or want more info about obtaining CECs please email Tracie!
TRACIE M ZAMISKA
ERYT500, REIKI MASTER & YOGA MEDICINE INSTRUCTOR
Tracie has over 500 hours of training completed and over 1,500 hours of teaching. She has experience working with all levels of students and students with chronic conditions and/or injuries. Her extensive training through Yoga Medicine has provided a comprehensive level of understanding the body from an anatomical and functional movement perspective. Her favorite thing about the practice of yoga is the transformation that she see in her students; the empowerment that comes from truly knowing deeply how your body works.
ERYT200, YACEP, FOUNDER OF BALANCE & BREWS
Melissa Klimo-Major has over 500 hours of study in her career. Her first training was a 300 hour program in Mentor, Ohio at Awaken Yoga. In 2014, she was accepted into Tiffany Cruikshank’s Yoga Medicine advanced training program, where she is currently pursuing a 1000 hour level certification. In 2017, MKM also completed a 300 hour course in Advanced Yoga Psychology with Ashley Turner. Her intention in teaching is to empower all to claim their freedom, peace, and strength through practice. Melissa is on a mission to make the practice of yoga accessible to anyone. She creates a safe, grounded space in which to grow a strong breath and intention. Her flow sequences offer variations and freedom to explore in a practice that is welcome to brand new practitioners, seasoned yogis, and everyone in between.
REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING
(1 DAY TRAINING)
Become a certified Level I Reiki Practitioner. After this training you will be able to perform Reiki on yourself and others to help relax the mind and body to promote stress relief and healing.
Reiki Level I Course Includes:
-History of the Usui System of Natural Healing for Reiki
-Reiki Level I Ethics and Protocol
-Grounding Techniques and Methods
-Reiki Level I Attunement
-Hand Positions for Self Reiki
-Experience a Self ReikI Treatment
-Hand Positions for Treatment of Others
-Practice Receiving and Giving a Mini Reiki Treatment
-You will receive a Reiki Level I Manual
-Certificate of Completion
After the completion of this course you will be able to administer Reiki treatments to yourself and others.
Accessibility x Inclusivity Continuing Education
As a yoga teacher, you cue movement and breath through careful sequencing, allowing your students to find strength, empowerment, peace, and balance.
As a leader, it is an important responsibility to fully welcome and serve the needs of those who show up in the space you’ve created. Do you know what to do if a new student shows up, or if someone shows up with an injury? Do you know which words empower, or how to effectively ask permission to share space? Do you know how to modify a practice?
This accessibility and inclusivity training will tap you into the skills to be the educated, intention filled, respected teacher that yogis will seek out (and tell all their friends about).
Content for this training will be broken into four clear modules: the purpose of accessibility, connection via communication, asana modifications, and application in practice. All 6 hours of the program count as contact hours for Yoga Alliance teacher registrations. (Did you know you need 10 contact hours every three years to keep your registration valid?) This training was specifically created for yoga teachers seeking continuing education. The skill sets learned in the accessibility x inclusivity training are soft skills that can be learned and adapted by teachers of any tenure- there are no minimum training or teaching hour requirements to enroll in this session.
In this program, you’ll learn how to:
> prepare yourself to teach in any space
> effectively hold space for a group of mixed levels yogis
> empower through language - including what words to exclude from your teaching vocabulary!
> effectively 'view' bodies to see alignments
> connect to the root, to build anything from the ground up
> create variations for the main asana families
> be a progressive teacher who grows with the industry