YOGA ASSISTS WORKSHOP WITH YOGAHAVEN FOUNDER ALLIE HILL &
800-HR JIVAMUKTI TEACHER AMY MCDONALD
Sunday 3rd June // 2pm-4:30pm
"Touching, feeling, aligning and adjusting puts you on the path of becoming a more effective yoga instructor." Elephant Journal
Come and join yogahaven founder Allie Hill and 800-hour Jivamukti teacher Amy McDonald in this fun practical yoga assists workshop at yogahaven Clapham.
Hands on assists and adjustments can be a very powerful tool for yoga teachers and students. A good hands on adjustment can have many benefits… preventing injury, removing blockages on all levels that students are facing during class. They can take students deeper into the pose leaving an imprint uncovering unseen potential, and offers touch which we are lacking greatly in daily life.
Being assisted in class can simply feel great but it is important that the teacher is knowledgeable and confident in what they are doing when offering assists to their students.
This fun, informative & practical workshop is for new and experienced teachers who would like to learn the principles of safe and effective hands on assists. Plus it is a great opportunity to brush-up on skills and techniques and to deepen their understanding of the asana practice.
We will be working practically together exploring how to support practitioners while improving your knowledge of the body and practice in the process.
This workshop aims to give practical and safe techniques of hands on, verbal and energetic techniques that you can apply to many different situations while teaching. You will gain confidence with tools to facilitate your students growth and evolution within the practice.
We will begin with a sequence to warm up the body before diving into practically how to safely and skilfully give hands on adjustments.
There will be opportunities to give and receive assists so you can feel the adjustment from both sides with different body types to allow you to gain confidence to make the right decisions in the moment.
We will be exploring how to help students deepen and grow through the asana practice, exploring ways to achieve balance, flexibility and freedom within the assist but always mindfully looking at safety for both teacher and student.
"Without touch, progress is very slow." - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois