Alignment, Adaptation & Adjustment of key poses

by | Aug 20, 2018 | workshops

Sunday 16th September 2018 – 9.30am to 4.30pm £75 – Book here

Six hours Yoga CPD workshop on Alignment, Adaptation & Adjustment of key poses in Yoga.

A Yoga CPD Workshop on with Course Director Jasmin. Open to teachers from different teaching backgrounds and teaching styles. A minimum of six months teaching experience required to attend.

Alignment

This session helps teachers focus on key body parts, learning to guide students as best they can in key Yoga poses. For example what is a good supportive alignment of the shoulders in plank pose?  What works for one person may not work for another person. So what alignments tips should you offer? We look at bringing awareness for mindful knee placement in Setu Bandhasana, or Ūrdhva Dhanurasana. Wrist and spinal alignment that feels supportive and beneficial for Adho Mukha Śvānāsana. We will explore the reasons for and against ‘correct’ alignment, and how one cue may not fit all.

Adaptation

Skilfully adapting, and teaching a variety of Yoga poses for a pregnant student to a beginner student can be tricky. By understanding the ‘purpose and function’ of standard poses and set sequences you will gain more confidence to teach mixed level classes. You will learn ‘how and when’ to introduce well-informed adaptations within the class environment. And when to build in modifications for some of the challenging poses. Whether you are leading an entire class of older students. Or, trying to integrate a handful of 60-plus students into a younger class dynamic, learn some essentials pointers to enhance your teaching.

Adjustment

We will review the significance of hands-on adjustments in Yoga classes, and which students might benefit the most. Discussions follow on re-thinking the use of hands-on adjustments in public yoga classes. And reasons behind the movement to change how teachers offer adjustments. Gaining this new knowledge and practical advice will help teachers to offer safer, kinder and relevant adjustments.

Please keep an eye out for monthly Yoga CPD workshops that will be running at the studio from autumn 2018.