Workshop series for yoga teachers – Part 2: Assisting Hands-On

Using our hands to assist our students is something most teachers don’t feel too confident with. In this workshop we will go through different postures and movements and learn (and practice) different ways to offer hands-on assists. We will explore in depth the different intentions behind each adjustment, and the different ways to make it more effective.

Please sign up in advanced since thee are limited spots available:

When: 16/2/2019 – 4pm – 7pm

Price: 30€

A decade plus of yoga practice, mixed with a few years of dedicate Vipassana meditation practice, and much experience teaching yoga to a variety of students from many different backgrounds, age groups, physical conditions and nationalities.

I practice (and teach) „Hatha-Vinyasa“ which is a breath-centered approach to yoga based on the ancient eight-limb system („the yoga sutra“) originated in India, but also uses modern knowledge of anatomy and physiology to offer the safest and most effective practice.

I teach (and practice) a combination of what I learned mainly from three teachers who I trained with extensively: Richard Freeman, AG Mohan and Leslie Kaminoff


Teaching methodology
In this workshop we will discuss and practice different aspects of teaching and holding space – how to give instructions and ques, how to control the rhythm of the class and multitask, how to interact with students and react to them in a useful way, and much more. These are very important topics for both beginner and experienced teachers, as it’s never a bad idea to refresh our mind and habits and gain confidence in our role as yoga teachers.

Modifications and Variations
In almost every class we teach we encounter students that need special attention and care, since not all bodies are created equal, and a one size fits all way of teaching isn’t doing just to many students. In this workshop we will go over different options of using props or offering modifications for different postures and movements. We will discuss different ways that we can make the practice more accessible to all students, with all physical conditions and limitations.

Incorporating Pranayama and Meditation
Yoga at it’s essence is a spiritual practice, leading us towards higher states of peace and harmony. In today’s yoga scene postures have become the most dominant form of yoga practice. As teachers we should find ways to offer the more internal aspects of yoga in our classes. In this workshop we will learn different methods and techniques that we can easily incorporate into our classes, that will give our students a deeper experience.