100-Hour Teacher Training

Module 1 - Rocket & Patterns

An exploration of the Rocket sequences and pattern inner work journey

Certified by TYP & Yoga Alliance

Location: Dunes 13, Goa, India
Dates: 3rd - 13th March 2024
Day off: 8th March
Faculty: Jamie Clarke & Marina De Lima

£250 deposit
£1,400 Early Bird until 2nd December 2023
£1,600 full price
Balance due by 1st February 2024

Accommodation and food not included
Contact Dune 13, Goa, directly via dunes13@rediffmail.com or visit http://dunesgoa.com/

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Tuition and material included.

Upon completion of hours, students will receive a 100-hour certification, which contributes to your Yoga Alliance, registered RYT 500 accreditation.

The Yoga People are excited to open their immersion 300 Hour RYT teacher training in Goa with 100 Hours of Rocket and Pattern-work. This course is the first of a trilogy of 100 courses that are flagship courses on the Advanced Level series, of TYP Upper Level experiences.

Rocket & Pattern-work
Rocket and Pattern-work is the course that expands a student’s abilities and agilities on and off the mat. In this course there will be double-daily practices of Rocket and/or Rocket sequence vignettes, as well its theory, philosophy and savvy techniques. Students will experience the playful and inclusive essence of Rocket, going beyond limitations and expectations to new heights of practice. Expect plenty of break-through’s with inversions, transitions, techniques and fluid breath and movement riding on air vinyasa. Furthermore, expect Larry anatomy and his alternative adjusting and approaches, which were very much close to his heart and wisdom.

The Pattern-work will include transpersonal psychology’s inquiry approaches which guide us towards untangling our patterns of of feminine (mother) and masculine (father) within the body-mind field. Expect a framework to resolve inherited behaviours and unconscious feeling and thinking structures, which provide a process of healing on your transpersonal journey. And, as part of the fun and adventure, there will be a special mixture of group-work, partner mirroring and psycho-drama productions, which will all be included in this exciting recipe of transformation.

Rocket Discipline Contents

General program sections and focus areas will include the following:

  • Breathing & Drishti (Integration of attention into your practice)
  • Bandhas & Inner Line Techniques
  • Forward and backward bends
  • Intuitive/ Energetic Techniques
  • Larry’s Adjustments & Practice drills
  • Practice of the 140 Ashtanga postures in the Rocket system (Rocket 1,2, 3 Sequences)
  • Abdominal/ Core strengthening including hand, wrist, shoulder, and back energetics.
  • Stacking methods for inversions; Key Inversion Postures & Transitions
  • Drishti (the integration of focus into your practice) 


Pattern-work Contents

  • Cycle of Transformation
  • Vicious Cycles
  • Negative Love Syndrome
  • The Vindictive Unconscious
  • Patterns & their formation
  • Choices – Left/Right road
  • The Shadow; Projection/Identification
  • Personal Intervention
  • Mother & Father
  • Recycling & Pre-cycling

Your teachers

Jamie Clarke & Marina De Lima

Why The Rocket?

The ROCKET system was created by Larry Shultz of It’s Yoga, San Francisco. Is a direct revision of the traditional Ashtanga yoga series’ as pioneered by S. K. Pattabhi Jois. The Rocket routines use creative variations of traditional poses, incorporating asanas of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd series bringing accessibility to these challenging postures.

The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system with the upbeat tempo, arm inversions and fluid transitions. The sequences develop strength, openness, progression and freedom. As with traditional Ashtanga, Rocket uses the foundation of Ujjayi breath control and the engagement of bandhas as well as a steadiness of gaze and a serpentine vinyasa flow. The practice still holds the intelligence and therapeutic nature of the original format but also brings variety and an increased creativity, which lifts your practice to new next levels.

This training will be based on three Rocket routines:

Rocket I: Beginning with the traditional Surya Namaskara (sun salutations), this first Rocket sequence moves onto a different standing format. The routine includes all the full standing poses as well as the therapeutic forward bending of the traditional first series, with intervals of forearm balances and bandha focus. The floor poses are based on a modified “Primary” seated series. The closing phase concludes with the traditional inversions, mudras and relaxation. This grounding routine develops core strength, joints, lower back and legs, building a platform for higher energy sequencing and challenging asanas to follow.

Rocket II: This second sequence builds on the same standing series as Rocket I, but progresses into the back bending sequence of the Ashtanga second series. While contrasting and yet complementing the forward folding of Rocket I, the focus is an opening of the heart and inverting of the spine, in a beautiful flow of liberating arches. The energy reaches a culmination point as you transition from a variety of bows into twisting and then onto arm balances and handstands, all regularly punctuated by bandha strengthening vignettes. Lightness of form develops and a poetic grace of movement and breath emerges. The yin and yang of Rocket 1 and 2 are now complete in preparation for the final practice.

Rocket III: is designed to express the most challenging and progressive poses of the first and second Rocket routines. It is a merging of both Rocket I and Rocket II and is appropriately the last practice of the week, originally known as “The Happy Hour Practice”. It combines the deep twisting, inverting and folding components of the previous routines into a final “coming together” ensemble. This last routine is the pinnacle of all the Rocket sequences. Be prepared to be supremely challenged, and inspired.

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All TYP courses are rooted in the eastern traditions of Yoga, (Patanjali, Hatha, Vedanta & Tantra) as well as having significant influences of Shamanism and western Transpersonal Psychology. This means that a student’s lineage, background, childhood and early life parenting and conditioning can be investigated, as part of course practices and exercises.
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