Workshop series for yoga teachers 2019

1. Sequencing a yoga class

Planning a sequence for our classes is an art form.
Some of us teachers tend to hold on to familiar structures because we are not sure how to change things up and still keep our classes effective and safe.

In this workshop we will learn some principles and tools that can free us up to offer a bigger range of sequences with ease and confidence, and at the same time keep the essence of our method.
We will also do different exercises in sequencing, so bring papers and something to write with.

Investment: 30 Euro

Book soon. Spots are limited.

2. Assisting Hands-On
Using our hands to assist our students is something most teachers don’t feel so 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.

WHEN: 16th of Febuary, 4pm – 7pm

3. 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.

4. Modifications
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.

5. 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.

I have been practicing yoga since 2006. I tried genuinely to be a part of traditional schools of yoga (Ashtanga, Sivananda…) but realized that yoga doesn’t need to be organized, all it really needs is the right intention.

I practice (and teach) „Hatha-Vinyasa“ which is a breath-centered and free-style approach to yoga which is based on the ancient eight-limb system („the yoga Sutras“) originated in India.

I teach (and practice) a combination of what I learned mainly from three teachers who I trained with extensively:

A.G. Mohan (of Chennai), from whom I got the traditional approach deeply connected to ancient scriptures from India.
Leslie Kaminoff (of NYC), from which I got the anatomic, therapeutic and breath-centered approach to yoga.
Richard Freeman (of Boulder), from which I got the essence-oriented, imaginative, going-deep-within and free-spirited approach to yoga. Richard is also a real yogi, one who teaches by example.
Buddhist approach is there too since I am also an avid Vipassana practitioner.