Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa Flow is a contemporary approach to the ancient discipline of yoga. It involves intelligent, thoughtful sequencing and mindful breathing that in time can become not only a way to better understand our bodies but a way to better understand our lives. Soon the lessons we learn on the mat begin to follow us off the mat and not only do we become stronger, more in tune and connected to our bodies, we become happier, more in tune and connected to ourselves and the world around us.

Positive Psychology is a science based branch of psychology where the primary focus is on what’s already strong versus what’s going on. Different from the disease model typical of modern psychology, Positive Psychology is more concerned about building on what is already innately strong or going well for an individual in where the aim is to shift from functioning to flourishing.

I’m an ERYT500 Yoga Alliance US and lululemon Legacy Ambassador. My weekly classes cater to the more regular practitioner however all levels are more than welcomed if you enjoy a challenge.  Drawing on my studies of Coaching and Coaching Psychology, my classes are infused with Positive Psychology concepts and practices specifically, how to identify and use various core character strengths. This alongside working on cultivating a  Growth Mindset and the power of ‘Not yet’, will help inspire you to explore your practice in a more self-aware, sustainable and relevant manner.

Current London 2020 Schedule:

I currently divide my time between London and my Health Retreat Yeotown in Devon hence my abbreviated London teaching scheulde at the moment. 

Sunday 10:15 am Triyoga Chelsea Level 2

Tuesday 11:30am Triyoga Camden Level 2/3 (for experienced practitioners + teachers)

Classes are all drop-in however they do get busy so online booking ahead of time suggested.

Devon Schedule:


For those of you interested in joining a 5 day healthy lifestyle and fitness escape at my award winning retreat Yeotown, I am there most weeks and teach the vinyasa flow yoga on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays alongside the meditation session on some of the afternoons. See the Yeotown page for full details.

200hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga & Positive Psychology Teacher Training DUBAI
March 2020 – September 2020
Nikki Beach
Pearl Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

The first teacher training of its kind in the UAE, this unique Yoga Alliance US registered course combines Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Positive Psychology. This unique programme is the first 200hr YTT of to combine both Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Positive Psychology, and utilises a strengths based approach to both teaching and practising Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This includes learning how to enhance and use key character strengths such as resilience, courage, curiosity and perspective to inspire both the student’s practice and the teacher’s teachings. Working hard to identify the teacher’s own inherent strengths and unique teaching voice , there will be a strong focus on intelligent and creative sequencing that takes into account the students and their needs and not a teacher’s pre-planned class or agenda.

This 7 month 200hr training will cover aspects such as key postures, alignment, sequencing, simple mantras, anatomy, props and a plethora of effective enhancements and adjustments. There will be discussions and discourse around the roots of yoga, taking into account the hotly debated more recent discoveries and theories around yoga and its history put forth by respected scholars and historians alike. You will learn about the many life enhancing facets of the science of Positive Psychology including easy to apply yet effective tools and exercises. This course will also provide space for coaching one another using various positive psychology approaches and how to use them with your students. It will explore the seminal work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi including his findings around “Flow” (a highly focused mental state) and its connection to authentic happiness and a life of flourishing. Topics also explored will be the Growth Mindset and the work of Carol Dweck, alongside the concept of Curiosity as a key character strength beneficial in helping to create a life of meaning and purpose.

UK based expert Vinyasa Flow Teacher Mercedes Sieff is excited to join forces with Dionne James, one of the UAE’s most popular Vinyasa Flow Yoga teachers, to present this unique and inspiring programme which at its heart is focused on encouraging flourishing as both a teacher and student. For Full Course Prospectus and Applicaiton form, please click on the links below.

2020 COURSE DATES 
March 13 – 14th
March 20th – 21st
April 17th – 18th
May 29th – 30th
June 26th – 27th
July 10th – 11th
September 4th – 5th
September 11th – 12th

COURSE FEES
10,800AED Early Bird Price  (Paid in Full by January 20th, 2020)
12,000AED Course Price (Paid in full after January 21st, 2020 but before the start of the course)
14,400AED Payment plan option of 4 instalments  A 3600AED non-refundable deposit upon registration and remaining 3 instalments of 3600AED every two months paid by end of course in September 2020.

200hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga & Positive Psychology Teacher Training: NEXT LONDON COURSE DATES TBA

My 2020 London YTT course is currently underway and I am unsure of when the next YTT will take place or what it will look like. Many are requesting I do a 300hr YTT and I may very well do this however with my running my Yeotown retreat business in Devon and restaurant site in London, family life and teaching etc, finding the time is proving difficult! Please watch this space for upcoming announcements for later in 2020. 

Absolutely. Positively. Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Yeotown Founder Mercedes Sieff is a 200hr Yoga Alliance (US) registered course that takes place over a 6 month period in London. This unique programme is the first YTT of its kind to combine both Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Positive Psychology, and utilises a strengths based approach to both teaching and practising Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This includes learning how to enhance and use key character strengths such as resilience, courage, curiosity and perspective to inspire both the student’s practice and the teacher’s teachings. Working hard to identify the teacher’s own inherent strengths and unique teaching voice , there will be a strong focus on intelligent and creative sequencing that takes into account the students and their needs and not a teacher’s pre-planned class or agenda.

This 6 month 200hr training will cover aspects such as key postures, alignment, sequencing, simple mantras, anatomy, props and a plethora of effective enhancements and adjustments. There will be discussions and discourse around the roots of yoga, taking into account the hotly debated more recent discoveries and theories around yoga and its history put forth by respected scholars and historians alike. You will learn about the many life enhancing facets of the science of Positive Psychology including easy to apply yet effective tools and exercises. This course will also provide space for coaching one another using various positive psychology approaches and how to use them with your students. It will explore the seminal work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi including his findings around “Flow” (a highly focused mental state) and its connection to authentic happiness and a life of flourishing. Topics also explored will be the Growth Mindset and the work of Carol Dweck, alongside the concept of Curiosity as a key character strength beneficial in helping to create a life of meaning and purpose.

 

For full programme details, please download and review the Course Prospectus below: