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Rocket Yoga Manual Excerpt

This is Amber Gean's experience of "The Rocket" as taught by Larry Schultz

Rocket Yoga views yoga as an art ever changing, evolving and expanding to meet the needs of modern day yogis. We use Rocket Yoga as a means to stay connected to the ancient teachings of spiritual evolution and self realization where ever life may find us. Rocket Yoga from the outside looking in may appear to be a very physical practice, however from the inside looking out it is all about the healing work we all have to do when we look with in ourselves.This is a self empowering practice. Rocket Yoga shows us our strengths and our weaknesses, it serves as a vehicle for spiritual liberation.

As you learn to instruct Rocket Yoga classes you will practice and memorize specific sequences. Through your personal practice you will discover your voice and begin to create "your rocket". Every lead Rocket class should be based on your practice of the Rocket. While Rocket Yoga offers specific sequences , everyone is encouraged to explore variations of the poses, being creative and finding a way to practice in a healing therapeutic manor. By letting go of the "right" or "wrong" way to do the pose we give our self the freedom to explore, the freedom to soar and the power and strength of the rocket ship that carries us through the universe to our dreams and our goals ultimately freeing us from conditioned existence.

As you begin to lead Rocket classes you will want to be familiar with the It's Yoga/Yoga ah/Larry Schultz philosophy. It is in the philosophy that we learn to nurture each yogi that comes through the door. We learn to give them and opportunity to explore their bodies and there "self". You will learn key points and modifications for the poses your students can build a launching pad for their rocket ships. The philosophy teaches us less is more, its ok to fall and how most importantly how to keep everyone safe in your classes.

Often people walk into It’s Yoga with worry, stress and tiredness written all over their faces but when they leave, they show the effects of Ashtanga Yoga: they feel better and look better, lighter, freer, more relaxed and energized. This is why to me, teaching Ashtanga Yoga is a kind of self-realization; every time I lead class I, as a teacher, grow and express the insights of my own yoga. I see people take in the practice from various angles and develop, change and transcend their limitations, realize their possibilities.

In Memoriam: Larry Schultz, YogaDragonden (1950-2011)