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Integrative Somatic Yoga

Level 1 - Foundations  

35 Hour Certification

A 6- week online training empowering teachers with new integrative skills to better support their clients healing, health and whole person wellness.  

As we evolve and grow as teachers we need new tools to integrate with traditional yoga to help heal and have whole person wellness for ourselves and our clients. 

Lynne Jacobs, Founder of Integrative Somatic Yoga

Hello Passionate Teacher and Student of Life!

If you are reading this I know you are among those that CARE deeply for how you can positively impact the lives of others. Maybe you have delved into yoga or another movement arts practice out of great care for your life and have a passion for helping your clients be and feel their best. I'm with you and share the love of helping others and having a practice that nourishes me daily. Yoga has profoundly changed my life for the better.  For the past 20 years I have practiced, studied and taught yoga, becoming an Experienced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500 ) and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). 

 

It wasn’t until I experienced a traumatic life event about 10 years ago that I discovered I needed new tools within my yoga practice to meet me where I was and help put the pieces back together again physically and emotionally.   

Aided by the resources I had cultivated along my path and doing further study in somatics, trauma informed yoga, and functional diaphragmatic breath work, I shifted my focus toward slower, gentler yoga and embodied somatic practices that were deeply infused with awareness.  Along with this, I combined conscious diaphragmatic breath work and somatic meditations to help regulate my nervous system. This new integrative approach opened up a much deeper level of healing for me physically and emotionally than I had ever experienced in the past. 

 

I found there was freedom, stability, and healing on the other side of physical pain, grief, disorientation and struggle.

 

Integrative Somatic Yoga (ISY)  is born out of my own personal transformation and life's work of two decades of study in mind/body practices and helping hundreds of students as a yoga therapist. 

Life presents us and our clients with injuries, illnesses, life challenges, stress related tension, aging, burnout, and disconnect that often require a unique set of tools to help navigate back to well-being.  

I've seen first hand how this unique approach has profoundly helped my clients in ways that traditional yoga alone hadn’t. After almost a decade of teaching this unique method to my students, it is time to share this with other teachers and therapists.  

Is this you?

 

Do you want to add to your toolbox of skills to help your clients reduce pain and tension, increase mobility, and access deeper sensory awareness to help relieve anxiety and tap into their innate intelligence to self regulate and heal?

If this training has found you at the right time on your path, I am fully committed to empowering you with the skills to effectively practice and teach this integrative method of yoga.  If you are interested in this training and have no background in teaching, but you are passionate about learning this method, I encourage you to enroll as this practice is accessible to all students.

Together may this endeavor not only empower you with the skills to better serve your clients, but also may our efforts collectively create a kinder, more compassionate and healthy world.  

With Deep Respect,

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THIS TRAINING IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
You want to learn a highly effectively way to help your students who suffer from chronic neck, lower back and shoulder pain, tension, and stress related conditions.
You need additional skills to safely work with and help the aging
population and clients with injuries.
You are looking for a practice that is slower and more nourishing that honors everyones unique mind/body and moves away from "doing it right" and emphasizes cultivating the wise inner teacher.

You like engaging in a learning process that empowers you to take care of yourself and your clients through compassionate embodied movement and breath work. 

 

IT IS A PERFECT FIT FOR:

YOGA TEACHERS/THERAPISTS

YOGA STUDENTS

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

MIND/BODY THERAPISTS

HEALTH & MOVEMENT PROFESSIONALS 

This was a fantastic course, highly recommend. Lynne was fantastic and such a supportive guide through somatic yoga training. She provides a well balanced, informative course with a foundation in experience, love, and grace. I really loved learning and being within her space and l look forward to continuing my education with her and this style of yoga.  ~ Shyann Perry Hibbs, RYT-200

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

ISY is a compassionate and therapeutic approach that integrates gentle yoga, somatics, functional diaphragmatic breath work, mindful meditation and trauma informed healing practices.  

  • How to teach a series of foundational ISY postures and sequences for daily self-care and wellbeing.

  • The theory and principles of somatic pandiculation for neuromuscular re-education to effectively relieve tension and improve posture.

  • How to build sensory motor awareness and increase proprioceptive awareness.

  • How to sequence postures for a group class or private session to address specific needs.

  • How to teach the art of letting go and the importance of "not doing" and "being" with the emphasis on cultivating  the connection to their wise inner teacher.

  • How to teach and inspire your students to practice in ways that cultivates an inner dialogue that develops a compassionate and trusting relationship with their body.    

  • Tips and modifications that allow you to adapt this practice to each clients specific needs in group classes and private sessions. 

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"I cannot say enough how Lynne's approach has helped me! I have scoliosis and was struggling with bad posture and had tried a lot of things over the years that hadn't really helped me.  After a few sessions with Lynne I was hooked!  Her method not only relieved my back issues, but also improved my posture, my balance and my overall well-being.  Her unique approach has helped me in so many ways.  The emphasis on how your breathing and moving with awareness has been crucial to my health and well-being.  I couldn't believe the difference it made after only a couple of months of incorporating this into my life.  I only wish I had started this practice long ago.  Lynne tailors my sessions to address my specific needs and is knowledgeable, compassionate, and patient and I feel so lucky and blessed to know and have her as a teacher".  ~ Connie Williams

When you join the training, here is what you will receive......

1) 6 Training Modules - Taught by Lynne Jacobs

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These  6 modules are the foundation of the training to help you learn, practice and successfully teach ISY.  You will receive a recorded module each week during the training that you can access at anytime on the private member portal.  Each module is between 3-4 hours of content divided into short videos to easily digest and reference each topic. 

2) 6 Live Teaching and Q & A Sessions 
with Lynne Jacobs

As part of the training you will have access to 6 LIVE online sessions with Lynne.  These  90 minute Zoom sessions provide live support for the material you have received in the recorded modules and offers time for questions and answers.

3) ISY Level 1- Training Manual 

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Each module has its own downloadable and printable PDF manual to reinforce the teachings in the course and keep you organized. There is also a downloadable 150 page combined training manual with all the modules combined into one document for easy access and referencing after you complete the course. 

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4) Private Member Portal

All of the course material is neatly organized and held in a private member portal for easy access either on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone. There is an option to download a mobile app so that you can access all of the training material on your phone so that this information travels with you wherever you go. Inside this membership portal is where you will also find your onboarding videos, manuals and the live Zoom session recordings.

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5) 3 Months Access to Private Online Community

Our Private Online Community Group will connect you with other teachers in the training, discuss the course material, share experiences of integrating ISY into your teaching, as well as receive support from Lynne.

6) Private Alumni Online Community Group

After the training, you will then have access to the ISY Teacher Training Alumni Private Online Community Group. This will allow you to connect and network with previous students even once the program is complete while still maintaining community support and feedback.

Plus You''ll Receive These Special Bonuses

Bonus 1
Two Individual Teaching Evaluations

For teachers and therapists that will be teaching and sharing ISY with their clients there is an option to receive two separate individual teaching evaluations from Lynne.  This is optional and is not a requirement to complete the course and become certified at Level 1.  If you want to take advantage of this bonus you will: Submit one or two separate 30 minute to 90 minute teaching videos that integrates ISY at Level 1 in the video.  The teaching videos can be either a private session or group class and can be taught either online or in person.  Lynne will evaluate your teaching video and provide a detailed form with valuable feedback that will be emailed back to you. Students have up to one year from the start of the course to submit their teaching evaluation videos. This is truly a great resource for teachers/therapists that will be incorporating the ISY tools into their teaching.  

Bonus 2
Three Additional ISY Guided Meditations

Along with the foundational ISY meditations that you will receive in the course , Lynne will share three additional guided meditations for you to incorporate into your own personal practice and share with your clients.  These are meditations that Lynne has shared with her clients over the past 10 years that provide guidance for students  on grounding their energy, connecting to the heart and tuning into the vast gift of life.  

I would encourage students of all lineages and ages to experience this practice - there is learning here that is relevant to everyone. This type of practice gently escorts you from the 'doing' world that we live in to the 'being' world that we seek for soulful, mindful sustenance. It is truly a holistic approach comprised of gentle yoga with somatic movement therapy, compassion, and mindfulness meditation and conveyed that it also relates to our individual ethics, our interactions with others, and the world. Lynne’s supportive guidance facilitates slow and smooth engagement and release in the exercises which supported me to tune in and work at a level that felt nourishing to my muscles and joints without attachment to an outcome but instead a focus on the process and being with my body moment to moment. ~ Dana Mangraviti, RYT- 200

An Overview of the Training

Here is everything you will receive:

  1. 35-Hour Level 1 ISY Training

  2. 6 Recorded Training Modules  with 24- Hours of Training Material

  3. 6 LIVE 90- Minute Training and Q & A Sessions with Lynne Jacobs

  4. ISY Downloadable Training Manual

  5. Private Member Portal

  6. 3-Months Access to Private Online Community Group

  7. Alumni ISY Training Online Community Group Access

  8. Level 1 ISY Instructor Certification of Completion

  9. Bonus 1- Individual Teaching Evaluation and Feedback (optional)

  10. Bonus 2- Three Additional Guided Integrative Somatic Yoga Healing Meditations

  11. Eligible for 35 CEU's with Yoga Alliance

  12. Eligible for 35 CEU's with the International Association of Yoga Therapists

  13. Upon completion of the ISY- Level 1 training, you will be eligible for the Level 2- ISY Training. 

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WHATS INSIDE THE CURRICULUM 
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Module 1:
Opening Up the Pathways to Well-Being

Here's what we will explore:

  • Methodology and ISY Principles

  • Sensory Motor Amnesia & Pandiculation 

  • 3 Somatic Reflexes

  • Trauma Informed Yoga - Creating Safe Spaces for Transformation 

  • Tips, Guidelines and Benefits

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Module 2:
Finding Peace in the Pause

Here's what we will explore:

  • Developing Sensory Awareness

  • Inviting Compassionate Observation 

  • Exploring Proprioception

  • Practices to Prepare for ISY

  • Foundations of Functional Diaphragmatic Breathing for Well-Being

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Module 3:
Freeing The Spine

Here's what we will explore:

  • ISY postures for Upper, Middle and Lower Back

  • Foundational Sequences for Everyday Back Care

  • How to modify the Poses for Specific Needs

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Module 4:
Stability & Ease From the Ground Up

Here's what we will explore:

  • ISY postures for Hips, Legs, Ankles, and Feet

  • Foundational Sequences for Hips, Legs, Ankles and Feet

  • How to Modify the Poses for Specific Needs 

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Module 5:
Essential Care for the Upper Body

Here's what we will explore:

  • ISY postures for Neck, Face, and Shoulders

  • Foundational Sequences for Neck, Face, and Shoulders

  • How to Modify the Poses for Specific Needs 

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Module 6:
Being in the Field of Magnificent Ease

Here's what we will explore:

  • How to Integrate ISY into a Traditional Yoga Practice

  • Foundational Sequences for Overall Well-Being

  • Foundational ISY Meditations

  • Teaching From a Place of Compassion and Understanding

  • Healing the Healer: The Importance of Self-Care for the Teacher

"The Integrative Somatic Yoga Level 1 Training with Lynne Jacobs was a beautiful experience that I encourage you to give yourself. I came to this course in search of continuing education through Yoga Alliance, with an interest in how I could help my students to better calm their nervous systems. Noticing the mental health crisis and wanting to help, I have become more focused on trauma informed care including somatic movement. When I saw Lynne’s course, I knew it was the one, I am so happy I took it, and look forward to the Level 2 Training in 2023. By taking this training I have intimately learned new ways to care for my body with intentional movement that stems from my center, and the importance of slowing down. I feel that what I learned in this course has helped me personally with the healing of my own body, as well as professionally as I feel I can reach my students on a deeper level with healing and helping them connect to their own bodies and hearts. Lynne provided such a lovely, safe, and calming space to learn, heal, and grow, it was an honor to take this training". ~ Amanda Humel 

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Walk away from this training empowered with these integrative tools and combined with your empathy and compassion will ensure that you are helping your students feel and be their best! 

The Fall 2022 training is currently in session.

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"I wish everyone could take a training with Lynne!  It was a life changing experience for me"! ~ Beverly Beck

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