I recently completed an at-home teacher training course with Sadie Nardini and am officially certified to teach her Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga format.
What is Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga? In Sadie's own words:
"I prefer to call Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga a “perspective” on all yoga, rather than just its own style. I created it after years of training and study where I was seeing a lack of either understanding or focus on the core of our yoga poses on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic ... To help students experience their Center, I created my Core Poses, specific movements, postures and sequences that bring the student into more core-generated alignment, improving safety and stability while causing a more efficient total body/mind transformation."
I've been a big fan of Sadie's videos for a long time. She has creative ways of approaching all kinds of postures, backed by a solid understanding of anatomy that has not only helped my own practice but has also helped me communicate the actions required to execute poses and transitions more effectively to my students.
I wanted to do this training because the primary weakness I saw in my students was a lack of integration as they transitioned through postures. I wanted to help them get stronger and move with more intention. In that way, core strength is not limited to the physical core. It's not about having six-pack abs. It's about understanding the center of your being and developing the discipline to move and expand from the truest, most rooted part of yourself.
Having completed the training and incorporating Saidie's philosophy into my own practice and teaching, I am confident that her approach is an excellent way to create a powerful, strengthening, and most of all, SAFE and FUN vinyasa practice. I'm super proud to be certified in her format and excited about offering all this new knowledge to my students.
As I mentioned, Sadie Nardini has a ton of free videos. Check her out!