Want to take your teaching skills to the next level? The Yoga Adjustment Workshop will teach you both why and how to apply effective hands-on adjustments. Gain confidence with more tools to help your students evolve their practice.
In the Practical Yoga Adjustments Workshop, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the purpose and use of hands-on adjustments for yoga postures. Hands-on adjustments and assists can be a very powerful tool for yoga teachers. When done well, hands-on adjustments are an opportunity to retrain physical patterns or ways of moving that we see in our yoga students. You will understand the big picture of why, when, and how to apply hands-on adjustments while learning skills that can be applied to all styles of yoga asana practice.
David’s intention in the Yoga Adjustments Workshop is to have you understand how to take the concepts taught in this workshop and apply them to the unique situations that come up in your own classes. You’ll practice the foundational concepts behind every good hands-on adjustment on many different types of postures. This workshop will help you understand how to adapt hands-on adjustments to “real-world” bodies, including differences in height, flexibility, strength, and level of practice.
The Yoga Adjustments Workshop is built around many different exploration exercises and lots of practice that will help you build confidence in applying hands-on adjustments. These skills go a long way in building the relationship that you have with your students and in instilling trust in your skills and knowledge. The yoga adjustments workshop is all about you gaining the confidence to make the right decisions in the moment. After all, your students are unique. They present unique challenges and you need skills to apply yoga adjustments that are tailored to each individual’s situation.
Yoga Adjustments Workshop Outline:
- Observing first
- Becoming aware of your own bias
- Having a clear intention
- Feeling and Sensing
- Adapting to what you feel and sense
- Playing with the balance between the student working and you working
- Learning to use the variety of tools that you have available: your body, student’s body, verbal cues, breathing, etc.
- Anatomical understanding and adjusting
- Applying the principles of grounding and length
- Moving into the adjustment slowly
- Being aware of your own body mechanics
- Supporting students breathing
- Adjusting one intention at a time—don’t fuss or over-adjust