2-day Assisting study with Moena
Hands on Assisting
The craft of letting the student experience their full potential
Through hands on assist we have the potential to convey information clearly and directly, without words. Touch accelerates the process. Touch can provide directional cues, help to identify with the processes in the body and release unconscious resistance or tightness, increase awareness and even help to diminish pain.
The giving of yoga assists is a craft; they’re never static; they compromise a flowing dance of body, breath and energy. The assists are based on continuous focus and awareness of the relationship between the student and the teacher in the process.
Deepen your knowledge to teach with confidence
Develop the art of using a verbal assist combined with a physical adjustment to impact the learning and retention of your students. This training is designed to empower your teaching and empower your students.
Offer teachings to guide your students into greater stability and ease in their asana
Develop potent teaching skills that can help your students experience freedom, stability, and strength in their poses. Learn modifications for hands-on assists that apply to different students' levels of experience as well as different body types.
Deepen your knowledge of alignment and anatomy to assist with safety and integrity and touch with confidence while understanding how to address common postural habits and misalignments in yoga poses. And teach your students how to retrain movements for long-term joint health.
We wil practice on more poses of each Asana group and continue to learn assisting more advanced poses.
In this new 2-day training we will practice
Assisting more poses of all Asana groups on different experience- levels of the students.
Giving hands on assists in more advanced poses like deep twists, binds and balances.
Modifications of assisting for injured students.
Recognizing and assisting on different body types.
Working with different props to give the most beneficial assist.
Step by step the principles of assisting to give each student the most suitable assist.
Assisting in a physical and energetic flow.
Philosophy of assisting, the role of awareness, presence & breath.
The ethics of touch and how to make touch safe.
Applicable Alignment knowledge for the joints, muscles and tendon functions.
“In class private”: giving assists throughout a complete class.
Practicing together to develop advanced skills for the magic touch.
Besides the doing: reflect on the exchange of giving and receiving an assist.
This study helps to make you feel confident in that whole process of the beautiful craft of assisting so you can bring the best out in your students!
This training is held in English.
Date: Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June, 2024
Time: 10.00 - 17.00
Place: De Nieuwe Yogaschool, Amsterdam