Zenith Yoga Centre opened the first ever 20-hour Teacher Training Course at Hanoi AD Centre on 8 April 2017. The course was designed following a request from the AD centre to further develop their teachers and introduce knowledge regarding alignment and anatomy with regards to traditional yoga postures (Ananda Marga) in order to ensure a safe and highly effective yoga practice for everyone. The lead teacher of this course was Marzena Kierepa, the director of Hanoi Zenith Yoga Centre with over 10 years of experience teaching yoga workshops and courses.

Ms. Doan My, director of AD Yoga, shared with us why she chose to partner with Zenith Yoga for this Teacher Training:

“For 3-4 years now, yoga in Hanoi in particular and over the country in general, has exploded. There are many schools of yoga that have been introduced to Vietnam. Some schools focus on developing the body while other schools are inclined toward therapy and meditation. More and more people of all ages join yoga classes. To respond to the increased demand, many yoga centres have opened, which has led to the fact that the quality of schools is difficult to control. Recently, there have been some students who have been injured. In addition, some coaches are not trained professionally. Even some of the coaches have been injured and then they bring about injuries to their students, which is a pity. Understanding the value of practicing Yoga, AD Yoga Centre for 10 years has invited a variety of well-qualified teachers to train and ỉmprove the skills of our coaches. This time, we invited Ms. Marzena, director of Zenith Yoga Centre, in order to cooperate and train teachers at the AD Yoga Centre. Marzena is an experienced teacher and she has learned a lot from famous teachers all over the world. We hope there will be further cooperation between AD and Zenith in the future so that we can bring about true value for the community.”

These are some of the remarks from various students who took this particular course:

Ms. Luu Thanh Ha: “Thanks to the director of AD centre, the director of Zenith Yoga, and the cooperation between the two centres, we gained so much from this course. It helped teachers to understand more about their body, to be able to connect 3 parts of the body together and to show teachers how to practice in the safest way, so they can help their students a lot.”

Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong Lan: “Thanks to the cooperation between Zenith Yoga Centre and AD Yoga Centre for creating this course. As young teachers, we had the opportunity to improve our knowledge of yoga. Through this course, I gained a deep understanding of anatomy as well as a methodology for designing better lessons to avoid injuring myself, firstly, and our students, secondly.”

Here&;s our introduction video for the course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0glnawk2F8&t=7s

Click here to see some pictures from our partnership with AD Yoga:

https://www.facebook.com/876857432411215/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1452821328148153

Would you like to design a course like this for teachers at your centre? Please contact us via manager@zenithyogahanoi.com (Ms. Vân)

 

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2. Chair Yoga Workshop for UN staff

On November 22 2017, Zenith had the honor of organizing a Chair Yoga Workshop exclusively for UN staff who have to spend hours using computers and don&;t have much time for yoga at studios. The workshop attracted members from many different UN organizations including WHO, FAO, UNFA, UNICEF,  and others.

 

Willie Cohen Vroege, one of our experienced yoga teachers, led this workshop. She provided workshop participants with the fundamental knowledge regarding health issues related to the neck, shoulder and spine.  At the same time, she taught yoga poses that can be done immediately when a person feels tired or needs to alleviate pain that can be caused by the above health issues related to sitting at a desk for extended periods of time. This was a special gift from Zenith for those who are up to their ears in work and deadlines but have virtually no time for yoga classes.

 

In addition to Chair Yoga Workshops, Zenith also conducts workshops on many other topics exclusively for office workers such as improving concentration or how to avoid insomnia. 

 

Zenith Yoga has long been known as one of the leading yoga studios in Vietnam that offers workshops for special groups of customers including professional athletes, people with spinal issues or office workers.

 

If you&;re interested in our Yoga Workshops, please contact us via manager@zenithyohanoi.com (Ms. Vân)