FAQs

 

FAQs

 

What is yoga?
What is Christian yoga?
How long are the meetings within each workshop?
What does the 200 hour and 500 RYT consist of?
What is the 9 week course?
How often do you hold week long intensives?
How many people do I need to get together for you to do a workshop in my town?
Do I get a discount for prepaying for a series of workshops?
I am busy – can I use your workouts at home?
Do I have to have a heated room to practice Flame?
Where else can I find information about Twist yoga?
Do I have to want to be a yoga teacher to participate in Twist’s workshops?
Are correspondence course completions an option for Twist’s workshops?

 

What is yoga?
The word yoga means union, to yoke.  There are 8 different disciplines of yoga called the 8 limbs of yoga, with practice they help us to gain total control of our bodies and mind. The intent for a student is to become more aware of the Holy Spirit within each of us. With practice we gain control over flesh and can surrender to spirit.

What is Christian Yoga?
At Twist, yoga is the tool we use to develop our self control. Through asana (postures) you will learn about your body, your temple lent to you by God. Through conscious breathing you will gain insight to movement in your consciousness and your nervous system. Learning to focus on God mentally (by repeating Father, Son and Holy Spirit) you will fill your mind with the intent to be with, and live for, God with every breath and every thought. Praying with repetitive statements makes it easier to notice when your mind starts to wander. Father, Son and Holy Spirit is a constant reminder of our yearning for God. As Christians, the Bible tells us to control our flesh, to be more like Jesus, and to surrender in faith to the Holy Spirit. Meditating on Jesus is safe for Christians, filling our bodies and minds with his presence is his wish for us, and also the goal of this Christian yoga endeavor I call Twist.

How long are the meetings within each workshop?
Each at your own pace workshop meeting is 2 hours in length (on average). Before each meeting you will need to complete the preparation assignments written in your syllabus.

What does the 200 and 500 hour RYT programs consist of?

To qualify for Yoga Alliance 200 hour credits: Complete the 9-week course. You may do this in Wasilla Alaska at Twist Yoga studio or at any 5 week long intensive workshops by attending all 5-weeks of training. Also, complete both Flame and Breeze workshops either at your own pace, or at any week-long intensive Flame or Breeze workshop. At any point you may complete the home-study portion of this training by joining and turning in your comparison of Book 2 of the Yoga Sutra’s and the Bible. You can apply here.

To qualify for Yoga Alliance 500 hour credits: Complete everything required in the 200 hour workshop series, as well as the Props and Adjustment, Bamboo and Stone workshops. All can be done at your own pace here at Twist Yoga or at a week-long intensive workshop.

What is the Divine in 9 course?
The Divine in 9 program is a 9 week course you offer your students. It is designed to teach each yoga student to understand your unique anatomical structure in asana. It incorporates all 8-limbs of yoga to help you understand how to deepen your relationship with Source through a Christ centered yoga practice. You will also develop confidence in your own ability for a personal home practice. In the course there is a conscious eating plan that detoxes and cleanses your body and palate over the 9-week course. When followed students lose weight, increase muscle tone and have a lighter, over all-feeling. The 9-week course is goal focused, so begin thinking of 3 goals, one physical, one mental or behavioral change you would like to see and one worldly/service goal to incorporate into your full body prayer sessions.

How often do you hold week-long intensives?
The frequency varies year to year. Currently I am focusing on my mission with Your Own University and doing AYOP workshops. I prefer to travel outside Alaska when I hold an intensive. However I will teach an intensive for any group of 7 or more. If you are interested in hosting a Twist Yoga intensive contact me 585-70-TWIST and I will tell you about the great intensives for my hosts.

How many people do I need to get together for you to host a week long intensive in my town?
I would love to come and spend some quality yoga time with you. My normal minimum is 7 people if there is travel, space and accommodations provided. If you are interested in being a host or own a yoga studio and what to share Twist’s style with your students there are some great incentives set up for your generous heart. Please contact me to explore our possibilities, 585-70-TWIST (89478)

Do I get a discount for prepaying for a series of workshops?
Yes, there is a discount for pre-paying for the 200 or 500-hour AYOP program. Once you are accepted into Twist’s AYOP, program please ask for more details.

I am busy, can I use your workouts at home?
Yes, you can go through the entire 9-week course plus get to know how I, Antiqua, have transformed it to spread my mission of joy at Divinely YOU FHC. Twist yoga is designed for our busy lifestyles to increase health and help us look and feel our best. You will be giving yourself an internal massage and chiropractic adjustment while working with a personal trainer by your side, gently guiding you to relax and focus on more breath. Making yoga safe and accessible is a goal of Twist yoga.

Do I have to have a heated room to practice Flame?
No, but if you can warm up a room or even your bathroom with a space heater there are many benefits to having extra heat in the room. One reason is to help the body detox with more ease, by opening the skin and allowing the sweat to purify our bodies.  The skin is the largest organ in the body and is continuously creating more skin, so it is the simplest way to rid the body of unnecessary toxins which make us stiff and tired.  The heat also helps the muscles to relax which creates better oxygen flow within the muscles and organs of the body, by increasing circulation.  Heat helps the beginner focus better. It may sound odd but you will not be thinking about how you may not be balancing if you have a bead of sweat running down your nose. Lastly, the founder of Hot Yoga in America stated he heats up the room because it is 100 degrees in Calcutta, and that is where HOT yoga comes from.

Where else can I find information about Twist yoga?

Find more information about the Twist program on our YouTube Channel – twistyoga – or become a fan on Facebook and Twitter and follow our posts! I will keep the inspirational information flowing to keep you motivated and excited about your goals.

Do I have to want to be a yoga teacher to participate in Twist’s workshops?

No.  Both yoga teachers, wanna-be’s and yoga students can take all of Twist continuing education courses to further and deepen their understanding in yoga. The only exception to this is the STONE workshop, which has all the other courses being completed as a per-requisite to taking the course.

Are correspondence course completions an option for Twist’s workshops?

This is possible only for the Bible and yoga sutra comparison course and the 9-week course portions of each training.

To qualify for continuing education hours for the Bible and Sutra comparison, you must compare Book 2 of the yoga Sutras directly to the Bible and pay your tuition in full. Once all are completed, your certificate will be issued.

After your acceptance to the training, you may go through the Divinely in 9 course from home via Divinely YOU www.fithappychristians.com.

For all other courses you must be present either in Alaska or at a week intensive retreat for class hours with Antiqua to complete each course. There is homework assigned within each workshop that must be turned in before your certificate of completion is given. To qualify for a 200-hour program with Yoga Alliance the FLAME, BREEZE/WAVE and 9 week (or 5- week intensive) must be completed, as well as, Book 2 of the Bible Sutra comparison. For a 500-hour program with Yoga Alliance the 200-hour program must be completed in addition to Props and Adjustments, BAMBOO and STONE workshops as well as the Sutra and Bible study comparison of Book 1.

 

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