schedule & curriculum

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the inaugural training is full!

Don't worry. This program will happen annually.
We also plan to host shorter workshop-intensives of each module throughout the year.


Combining the notion of ritual with a movement practice is the Ritual Movement Method, an intricate blend of Pilates and yoga that safely grounds you in your body. Inspired by founder Robin Lamarr’s 11 teacher trainings, RMM brings the spirit of yoga into a Pilates-style class that focuses on the biomechanics of movement, which develops a lifelong good-body-feel practice.

RMM looks at yoga through a decolonized and modern lens while teaching Pilates and mobility work with conscious sequencing and language, delivering you to a place where you can dive deeper. Pilates and mobility work prep your body and build awareness so that when yoga poses are taken, they’re equally balanced between containment and expansion, keeping your body healthy and injury-free.

The Ritual Movement Method 200-Hour Teacher Training Program provides the foundation necessary to not only develop a fulfilling self-practice but to guide others to do the same too. It unpacks the topics of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, ritual, rhythm and community and looks at the roles they play in creating a meaningful movement experience. On a more intuitive level, you’ll learn to open up space so you can listen to your higher self; tune in to what your body needs rather than fixating on what it looks like; and be kind to and compassionate toward yourself, understanding that your needs and abilities are in a constant state of flux. You’ll experience the transformative effects that come from making mindful movement your daily ritual.

Feel Strong. Feel Open. Feel Good.


S C H E D U L E

MAY 5 & 6 // BE CENTRED

  • Foundation : Our Breath. Our Spine. Our Core
     

JUNE 9 & 10 // BE GROUNDED

  • Intro to Lower Body
     

JULY 7 & 8 // BE LIFTED 

  • Intro to Upper Body
     

AUGUST 11 & 12 // BE FLUID

  • Intro to Sequencing & Musicality

  • Deconstructed Sun Salutations
     

SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 // BE CENTRED

  • Integrating Core Awareness into Global Movement Patterns
     

OCTOBER 13 & 14 // BE GROUNDED

  • Standing Postures
     

NOVEMBER 3 & 4 // BE LIFTED

  • Plank Flows

  • Inversions & Back Bends
     

DECEMBER 1 & 2 // BE FLUID

  • Sequencing + Musicality
     

JANUARY 5 & 6 // BEYOND MOVEMENT

  • Intro to Mindfulness & Ritual

  • Ethics & Ritual Island Philosophy
     

FEBRUARY 2 & 3 // BE FLUID

  • Working with Props to Modify + Amplify

  • Modifications / Special Populations

  • Intro to Perinatal
     

MARCH 2 & 3 // BEYOND MOVEMENT

  • Business

  • Accessibility & Diversity

  • Empowerment

C U R R I C U L U M

BE CENTRED

Get centred. Find your breath. Move your spine. Fire up your core. Let your centre support you in all of your movements, your actions, your experience.

 

BE GROUNDED

Get grounded. Tune into your lower body. Connect to earth through the awareness of your feet on the ground and power of your legs. Stay rooted in your embodied experience.

 

BE LIFTED

Do you even lift, bro? You don't need to. Discover your upper body strength and mobility. So much strength can be cultivated using your body weight, alone.

 

BE FLUID

Find your flow. Find your voice. Get synch'd with breath, rhythm and language. Learn how to create intelligent sequences and how to adjust them to suit whoever shows up in your room.

 

BEYOND MOVEMENT

Because it's not just about the moves. It's so much more than that. The moves are the gateway. Beyond them lies depth, transformation, connection, empowerment.

Let's go T H E R E.

 

R E A D I N G & R E S O U R C E S

Here are some books to consider to supplement your learning during this program :

Anatomy of Movement (required)
New Rules of Posture
Eastern Body Western Mind

Here are some of our favourite teachers, blogs & podcasts :

Awake in the World Podcast by Michael Stone
Yoga Detour
Mindful Strength Podcast by Kathryn Bruni-Young
MISFITSTUDIO
Liberated Body Podcast