Join Two Birds Yoga Training for your yoga teacher training experience.
Two Birds Yoga Training offers programs in various locations throughout the United States and abroad. 200-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher training based in Eugene, Oregon, with arms extending nationally.
Two Birds Yoga Training’s mission is to provide you with a well-rounded base line of understanding that you’ll be able to apply to your own comprehensive yoga practice and teaching. This is why, as you review the biographies of the faculty, you will discover that they do not all teach the same style of yoga, nor do they practice in the same meditative lineage. Yet, they all come together as a means to deepen the conversation about safe and effective yoga practice and teaching.
Each faculty member has spent years coming to her own hard-won research, thoughts, practices and points-of-view by pursuing myriad styles and ideas. They will introduce you to common yogic principles founded upon documented historical accounts of yoga practice, in a scholarly and unbiased setting, for your consideration.
Textual reference will include The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, The Vedas, Puranas and Upanisads. And, Two Birds will introduce you to a body of knowledge based on modern scientific exploration of the benefits of longterm yoga practice.
Two Birds Yoga Training believes that ultimately, it is through your own reflection and through your personal vision and practice of these teachings that you will teach — and not through one set of rules laid down as dogma, as the “right” way.
TWO BIRDS YOGA TRAINING FACULTY:
LIBBY COX – Program Director. After years of continued service and contributions to teacher trainings such as Yoga Yoga, EveryOne Yoga School and Global Yoga Shala, Libby Cox is now the director of Two Birds Yoga Training, a 200-hour and 500-hour Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.
The curriculum for Two Birds Yoga Training draws from many different yogic disciplines and philosophies, as the faculty roster is populated with a diverse and erudite group of educators and yoginis. Of particular note are Libby’s studies with Patty Townsend, Judith Lasater, and Douglas Brooks, which will shape much of the philosophy behind the curriculum. Townsend developed ‘Embodyoga’, an approach to movement steeped in anatomy-driven, developmental movement principles of Body Mind Centering (BMC). Libby uses these principles to help students discover and release underlying causes of dysfunctional movement patterns.
Libby’s studies with Judith Lasater, certified Iyengar teacher and physical therapist, have given her the skills to work individually with students on shoulder, hip and lower back health. Dr. Douglas Brooks, PhD, introduced her to Rajanaka Tantra, a body of ideas that emphasize the invaluable education of everyday human experience. Libby works with students, using the vision of yoga philosophy, to help them gain perspective, presence and resilience through life’s joys and challenges.
RACHEL HECTOR has been in pursuit of her PhD in Applied Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin, and is driven to teach anatomy for Yoga, with a passion for injury prevention and personalized practice.
ANA PILAR CRUZ will bring her years of study with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute to bear upon posture and breath practice, in conjunction with her interests in Tantric meditation and Indian mythology.
DELORA FREDERICKSON will give you in-depth perspectives and practices that will fortify your understanding of anatomy, yoga for women’s health and Kundalini yoga.
For further reference, here is a list of teachers with whom Two Birds Yoga Training faculty members have studied extensively:
Nischala Joy Devi
You may find it helpful in your consideration of this program, to familiarize yourself with these teachers, as well as their lineage- and research-based approaches to yoga as a way of life.
MEET LIBBY COX:
Libby Cox is an ERYT 500, a mother of twin boys, an educator and a dedicated student of the body. With degrees in art, dance and education, a 17-year yoga practice, and a penchant for storytelling, Libby’s teaching approach is passionate, compassionate, and witty.
Teaching yoga since 2004, Libby has served on faculty in yoga teacher training programs in the US and abroad since 2010, drawing upon her studies from numerous styles of yoga and teaching approaches in order to meet the needs of yoga students and aspiring teachers alike. Most notable are Libby’s studies with Patty Townsend, Judith Lasater, and Douglas Brooks.
Townsend developed ‘Embodyoga’, an approach to movement steeped in anatomy-driven, developmental movement principles of Body Mind Centering (BMC). Libby uses these principles to help students discover and release underlying causes of dysfunctional movement patterns.
Libby’s studies with Judith Lasater have given her the skills to work individually with students on shoulder, hip and lower back health. Dr. Douglas Brooks introduced her to Rajanaka Tantra, a body of ideas that emphasize the invaluable education of everyday human experience. Libby works with students, using the vision of yoga philosophy, to help them gain perspective, presence and resilience through life’s joys and challenges. Libby recognizes that to be a knowledgeable instructor one has to understand the world of yoga as a whole and not be closed off to any yoga experience, knowledge or practice. It is through this knowledge, Libby discovered, she stays grounded in her personal practice.
This combination of studies has sustained Libby’s long time love of connecting the exploration of body-mind and breath to invigorating, well-informed creative movement. She also loves the support and inspiration that grows out of being part of a yoga community, and seeks to share her love of yoga as a philosophy that nourishes the capacity for creativity and resilience on life’s paths.
A recent transplant in Eugene, OR, Libby teaches for Balanced Hot Yoga. She lived in Austin, TX, for the better part of 15 years, and is a teacher trainer and national presenter for Yoga Yoga. Libby also leads retreats and travels with One Yoga Global.
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