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.

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 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/

Next dates in Florence for IYI 3o1 to be confirmed. 

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

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

IYI Rocket 302 –  Learning 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:

June 20th - 29th

September 19th - 28th

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