For those searching for the necessary tools to teach or seasoned instructors looking for fresh new perspectives, our 5 day program is a full immersion into teaching methodology and a philosophical approach to asana and its place in the yoga system. Learn how to effectively cultivate physical and energetic awareness in your students, while reducing the level of structural comprise in postures usually present in led studio classes. Our structural alignment workshops will dissect the actions, weight distribution, and priorities in all core asanas. Beginning a dialogue of the body with correlating actions in linked postures will help in developing a new level of awareness as a yoga practitioner, creating a new vision to see the necessary cues and adjustments in your led group classes.
These structural alignment workshops will be paired with verbal cues & non-violent adjustment tutorials.
Effective and well-placed verbal cues are the most effective tool a teacher has in a led group class. Not only will an abundance of verbal cues be taught with all core postures, but the connection of actions in linked asanas will create the intellectual space to see and understand the overlapping cues used from asana to asana. Non-violent physical and visual adjustments will be taught to aid and amplify the effects of our verbal cues and avoiding injury. Many styles of yoga utilize strong and aggressive physical adjustments which have been one of the leading causes of injuries in the yoga community. They also leave students dependent on external sources to come into postures and leave them with the idea that being “deeper” in a posture is the underlining goal. With non-violent adjustments, we attempt to draw the action from the inside out, creating a level accountability in our students and their practice while working within the frame of their physical limitations.
For many instructors, creating sequences for led group classes can be a confusing process especially when incorporating a large number of postures. In our Teaching Methodology TTC we will analyze what we call the Structural Skeleton of Fluidity, utilizing positions effectively and allowing teachers when necessary to work intuitively. It is a perspective and insight on sequencing which can be applied to alternative sequencing systems and helps to promote fluidity and logical transitions for your led yoga classes along with deepening your self-practice.
You will learn to create 2-4 week yoga programs for beginners to intermediate students which will incorporate structural alignment workshops and lectures, maximizing the positive effects of your asana classes and diminishing the high level of compromise that usually is present within them.
Our Teaching Methodology Immersion course has been designed to help fill that gap between yoga practitioner and yoga instructor which many feel after their 200 hour course. Whether you are planning to teach in the future or are a current teacher considering joining a 300 hour course and do not have the time or do not feel ready, this immersion will greatly impact your perspective and insight on how to cultivate awareness in your students and instill confidence in your tools as an instructor. It is not mandatory for students joining this course to have completed a 200 hour training prior to this program, but it will be taught from a teacher’s perspective.
[All hours completed in this course will be led by an E-RYT 500 instructor and may be used towards Yoga Alliance’s Continued Education Requirements.]