Offering assists and adjustments to students is one of the most intimate aspects of teaching yoga. It is an art that requires highly developed observation skills, awareness of body mechanics and movement, intimate familiarity of the poses, and strong communications skills.
This workshop is specifically designed for teachers or aspiring teachers to take you through a process of understanding the factors that go into doing yoga assists and adjustments. Through hands-on practice you will learn how to assist with confidence, sensitivity, and presence. We will practice adjustments and assists for standing, seated and reclined postures so you can refine your eye and use of touch.
We will also learn the difference between adjusting a student’s structural alignment and giving “enlivening” adjustments or assists on the energetic level. This training will help build your confidence and expand your teaching skills to assist and adjust your students in a way that will help them deepen their poses and advance their yoga practice.