Schedule & Curriculum 

The GOODBODYFEEL Method blends Pilates, yoga, empowerment and community. Inspired by founder Robin Lamarr’s 11+ teacher trainings and social advocacy, GBFTT explores the intersection between an embodied practice and community engagement.

GBFTT looks at yoga through a decolonized and modern lens while teaching Pilates and mobility work with conscious sequencing and language. The aim is to deliver you to a place where you can courageously dive deeper and find joy in movement - find joy in your body.

The GOODBODYFEEL 200-Hour Teacher Training Program provides the foundation necessary to not only develop a fulfilling self-practice but to guide others to do the same. It unpacks the topics of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, ritual, rhythm and community and looks at the roles they play in creating a meaningful movement experience. On a more intuitive level, you’ll learn to open up space so you can listen to your higher self; tune in to what your body needs rather than fixating on what it looks like; and be kind to and compassionate toward yourself, understanding that your needs and abilities are in a constant state of flux. You’ll experience the transformative effects that come from making mindful movement your embodied ritual.

 

S C H E D U L E 2 0 1 9

ORIENTATION
June 7 // 7-9pm

  • Introductions

  • Course Overview + Requirements

BE CENTRED
June 8+9 // June 22+23

  • Foundation : Our Breath. Our Spine. Our Core

  • Intro to Anatomy

  • Decolonizing Wellness : Accessibility + Diversity
     

BE GROUNDED
July 27+28 // August 10+11

  • Happy Hips

  • Foot Activation

  • Standing Postures

  • Intro to Mindfulness Meditation
     

BE LIFTED
September 14+15 // September 28+29

  • Intro to Upper Body

  • Deconstructed Sun Salutations

  • Intro to Sequencing

  • Practice Teach
     

BE FLUID
November 2+3 // November 16+17

  • Sequencing & Musicality

  • Working with Props to Modify + Amplify

  • Modifications / Special Populations

  • Intro to Perinatal
     

BEYOND MOVEMENT
December 14+15

  • “Business” : A New and Compassionate Wave

  • Ritual + Empowerment

  • Our Role as Teachers

  • What’s Next?

 

C U R R I C U L U M

BE CENTRED

Get centred. Find your breath. Move your spine. Fire up your core. Let your centre support you in all of your movements, your actions, your experience.

 

BE GROUNDED

Get grounded. Tune into your lower body. Connect to earth through the awareness of your feet on the ground and power of your legs. Stay rooted in your embodied experience.

 

BE LIFTED

Discover your upper body strength and mobility. So much strength can be cultivated using your body weight and simple props.

 

BE FLUID

Find your flow. Find your voice. Get synch'd with breath, rhythm and language. Learn how to create intelligent sequences and how to adjust them to suit whoever shows up in your room.

 

BEYOND MOVEMENT

Because it's not just about the moves. It's so much more than that. The moves are the gateway. Beyond them lies depth, transformation, connection, empowerment.

Let's go T H E R E.

 

R E A D I N G & R E S O U R C E S

Here are some books to consider to supplement your learning during this program :

Anatomy of Movement (required)
New Rules of Posture
Getting Our Bodies Back (highly recommended)
Eastern Body Western Mind

Here are some of our favourite teachers, blogs & podcasts :

Awake in the World Podcast by Michael Stone
Tara Brach
Yoga Detour
Mindful Strength Podcast by Kathryn Bruni-Young
MISFITSTUDIO
Liberated Body Podcast
Nutritious Movement by Katy Bowman
Dianne Bondy