KEY OF ADJUSTMENT & ALIGNMENT - SHORT COURSE
Ever gone in to adjust a student and left them a bit more confused? This unique hands-on course is designed for new and experienced teachers to increase mastery of yoga adjustments and alignments. The Yoga Sutras describe the perfect asana as being both comfortable and stable. In addition to asana practice, learning the art of adjusting postures brings us closer to reaching Patanjali’s description of what the asana is meant to be. Knowledge of asana adjustments is beneficial for improving your personal practice and is a fundamental part of being an exceptional yoga teacher.
Skilled adjustments take place on various different levels, including the physical, energetic, and mental levels. Our Yogrishi Kulam Art of Adjustment Workshop addresses all these levels by covering a variety of techniques, including physical adjustments, verbal cues, as well as other methods. We focus on developing an awareness and intelligence that addresses individual bodies in a wide variety of asanas that will improve your teaching and deepen your own practice. Participants will learn a toolbox of adjustments for Ashtanga Primary Series asanas and more. As a hand-on course, you will gain experience and confidence in making adjustments with rare feedback from other class participants.
Safe and smart adjustments begin with having experience in the pose itself to experience and better understand the intention and quality of the posture. During our workshops we spend time learning the mechanics and energetics of each asana as well as practicing the asanas to learn what the postures feel like from the inside out.
Knowledge of the body structure is also important to the art of adjusting. As well as practicing observation of the body to cultivate body awareness, our workshops cover the anatomy and physiology of the body. This helps us further our understanding of the body within each posture, specifically where it is restricted, where there is potential for injury, and where it can continue further. Common alignment issues will also be addressed. While many yoga studios are moving away from hands-on adjustments due to liability concerns, Yogrishi Kulam believes that adjustments are integral to deepen a students practice and teaching. This intensive course covers the safest and most effective ways to adjust students in order for them to achieve the full benefits of the postures.