Hands-on assisting has been under the spotlight recently and many yoga teachers are now afraid to touch students. This is NOT a workshop to convince you that hands-on assisting is necessary when teaching yoga. Our aim in this workshop is to clarify the true intention of hands-on assisting and inspire those yoga teachers who are afraid or fearful of touching students that intentional physical contact could be empowering, healing or inspiring.
Bring your teaching skills to the next level
• The key to healthy hands-on assisting is to connect with ourselves.
• We will be exploring:
– The meaning of touch
– Historical contexts of touch
– Ill-use of touch
– The problem in the modern-day yoga environment
• Hours of exploring what it means to offer healthy, intentional hands-on assisting by looking at basic poses often taught in most yoga classes as well as the art of vinyasa yoga assisting receiving feedback and coaching in a safe environment.
• 2 daily yoga classes
• Basic yoga anatomy
• Theories and discussions on recent and age-old incidents involving ill-use of touch and
trauma caused by such abuse
• Plenty of opportunities to explore touch in a safe environment
• How to offer and receive helpful and intentional feedback
• Feedback and coaching on hands-on assisting and teaching