Our intensives are designed to share and breakdown the world famous Rocket Routines. They are physically awakening and mind soothing with enhanced drills, core routines and modifications to support students in deepening their experience with the advanced poses of the Ashtanga system. The Purpose of this training is to invite students into the mechanical brainwork of the Rocket Series. Appropriately dubbed the “feel-good” routine, the sequence and philosophy are well thought out, and proven to be effective over years of experience practicing in this system. These ground-breaking routines approach the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in an open, fun and challenging way.

 

IYI Rocket 301 – Rocket Foundations

is 100 Hr. 10 day Course offered to graduates of other 200 Hr. Yoga Alliance registered courses.

Starting in 2016, it is required for all non IYI 200 Hr graduates prior to any 50/100 Hr.  Rocket Trainings.

This program is for practitioners and instructors who are interested in becoming an It’s Yoga International Certified “Rocket Instructor.”

These hours are counted towards the It’s Yoga International 300 Hr Advanced Program, also registered with the Yoga Alliance.  200 Hr. certification is required.

 

Please explore this link for detailed info:

http://itsyoga.com/iyi-community/its-yoga-international-certifications/

 

The next dates in Florence are:

April 16th - 27th, 2018

September 17th - 28th, 2018

 

 

301 Rocket Foundations - Learning to fly on and off the mat

"Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the science of sequencing poses using breath bandhas and drishti to create transformation. The Rocket gets you there faster"   Larry Schultz

 

 

FIRST WEEK - FOUNDATIONS

 

Course topics:

  • Alignment and how to move on your mat

  • Sun Salutes

  • How to modify the Ashtanga poses to make them accessible to everybody

  • An introduction to IY philosophy and RYT 500h certification (Yoga Alliance)

  • Chanting

 

 

SECOND WEEK - The Rocket 1, How to fly on and off the mat

Flying is made possible by combining multiple aspects of yoga that when put together allow you to move and maintain a sense of flight in your practice. Key points you will learn include:

 

  • The use of the breath in movements (Vinyasa)

  • Scripting techniques with tristana integration

  • The first chapter of the Sutras of Patanjali

  • Adjustments in inverted postures

  • Practice drills for developing strength

  • 140+ Ashtanga postures in the Rocket system sequenced by days of the week

  • Abdominal strength and control

  • Full body strengthening including hand, wrist, shoulder, and back development

  • Learning the "Mechanics of Flight"

 

Flying is the ability to move fluidly through your practice in sections that require balancing on your hands while your feet are off the ground. Areas covered include:

 

  • Weight Transfer into the hands

  • Floating back and forth in the Sun Salutations

  • Jump backs from seated postures

  • Inversions and handstands from standing postures

  • Arm balances and inversions from seated positions

  • Creating fluid movement throughout your practice

  • Floating with control vs. ballistics

  • Arm Balancing and Inversions

 

Balancing on your hands has many invigorating benefits. Some of the arm balancing and inversion techniques taught include:

 

  • Headstand - Salamba Sirsasana

  • Forearm stand - Pincha Mayurasana

  • handstands (multiple variations) - Adho Mukha Vrksasana

  • crow posture - Bakasana

  • one legged crow - Eka Pada Bakasana

  • tripod headstand - Salamba Sirsasana II

 

 

These are the Routines you will practice in the 300 Hr. Training Sessions:

  • Sun Salutations

  • Full Primary Series

  • Modified Primary Series

  • Modified and Full: Rocket 1

 

Daily Schedule:

Monday to Friday

9:00 Self Practice

9:30 Modified Rocket class

10:45 Breakfast

11:15 Asana Clinic

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Classes

17:00 Self Practice/Study

18:00 or 19:30 Rocket Class

 

 

 

IYI Rocket 302 –  Learning How to Fly

is a 100 Hr. Course, or 100 hours of Approved IYI Rocket Training/Electives (before 2016).

IYI 200 Hr. graduates who complete 100 additional hours in Rocket Training can register at the IYI 300 Hr. Level and begin assisting/co-facilitating IYI Trainings as an It’s Yoga International Certified “Rocket Instructor.”

Please explore this link for detailed info:

http://itsyoga.com/iyi-community/its-yoga-international-certifications/

 

The next dates in Florence are:

October 30th - November 10th, 2017

June 18th - 29th, 2018

 

 

302 - Rocket Take Off

"Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the science of sequencing poses using breath bandhas and drishti to create transformation. The Rocket gets you there faster"   Larry Schultz

 

Course Topics:

Flying is made possible by combining multiple aspects of yoga that when put together allow you to move and maintain a sense of flight in your practice. Key points you will learn include:

 

  • The use of the breath in movements (Vinyasa)

  • Scripting techniques with tristana integration

  • The first chapter of the Sutras of Patanjali

  • Adjustments in inverted postures

  • Practice drills for developing strength

  • 140+ Ashtanga postures in the Rocket system sequenced by days of the week

  • Abdominal strength and control

  • Full body strengthening including hand, wrist, shoulder, and back development

  • Learning the "Mechanics of Flight"

 

Flying is the ability to move fluidly through your practice in sections that require balancing on your hands while your feet are off the ground. Areas covered include:

 

  • Weight Transfer into the hands

  • Floating back and forth in the Sun Salutations

  • Jump backs from seated postures

  • Inversions and handstands from standing postures

  • Arm balances and inversions from seated positions

  • Creating fluid movement throughout your practice

  • Floating with control vs. ballistics

 

 

Arm Balancing and Inversions

 

Balancing on your hands has many invigorating benefits. Some of the arm balancing and inversion techniques taught include:

 

  • Headstand- Salamba Sirsasana

  • Forearm stand - Pincha Mayurasana

  • Scorpion - Vrschikasana

  • handstands (multiple variations) - Adho Mukha Vrksasana

  • crow posture - Bakasana

  • side crow - Parsva Bakasana

  • one legged crow - Eka Pada Bakasana

  • "crazy eight" posture - Astavakrasana

  • tripod headstand - Salamba Sirsasana II

  • peacock posture - Mayurasana

     

    and much more

 

 

Yin and Restorative Yoga Training

You will learn the basic Yin and Restorative Yoga postures in order to facilitate classes

 

 

Daily Schedule:

Monday to Friday

9:00 Self Practice

9:30 Modified Rocket class

10:45 Breakfast

11:15 Asana Clinic

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Classes

17:00 Self Practice/Study

18:00 or 19:30 Rocket Class