Yoga instructors regularly find themselves teaching students of vastly different experience levels, physical abilities, and body types in their classes, and this can be intimidating. This training looks at basic asanas from the ground up, focusing on how individual student’s anatomy affect the look and experience of their “perfect pose”, as well as offer strategies for addressing multiple abilities in class.
This training will break down groups of poses and teach basic theory that can be applied to almost any pose in the group, so an instructor can confidently instruct even poses they aren’t able to execute themselves. We will learn and practice clean cueing to easily guide students into these poses. We will explore the poses as they’d be taught in a multi-level class. If appropriate, we will explore hands-on adjustments for these poses.
The content will be offered in two 25 hour units.
Unit 1 will cover open-hipped and close-hipped standing poses, standing balance poses and forward folds.
Unit 2 will cover backbends, twists, inversions, and hip openers.
Note: the “multiple abilities” in this class will address different abilities in a healthy student. It will not cover special conditions or populations or injuries.