Do you still feel competent to provide a safe live class having trained recently?
What skills as a teacher are needed for teaching safely and effectively in a live class?
Who is this training designed for?
This training is designed for those who qualified in recent years and feel they need more technical development in their teaching methodology and personal practice. In order to teach a safe and effective posture we must be able to ‘read’ a body and provide the correct technical instruction appropriate to what we see in front of us.
What will I learn live that cannot be taught online?
How to read your students body language and adjust your instructions accordingly
When and how to use demonstration to improve communication
How to modify your instructions through verbal queues and body language
Learn to see have your instructions been implemented correctly
How to facilitate space by creating a safe yet challenging environment for personal growth and transformation
Learn to guide your transitions safely and with composure so students do not dissipate energy or focus
Notice the condition of the nervous system, the breath, the sense organs. Was the posture practiced in such a way as to maintain ahimsa
Looking around the room learn to draw instructions from what needs to be corrected
Learn to teach to what you see
Teaching Methodology & Application
Learn to apply the Principles of Practice in a live class:
The Law of Compensation: Understanding the path of least resistance – created by blockages, poor posture and muscular tension which can lead to imbalances and injury in the body. Learn how to address these imbalances and ‘see’ what needs to be aligned and activated from the 4th dimensional perspective
Bones: See from the bones – When bones are aligned there is little muscular effort. Bones are meant to support the body weight and muscles are meant to hold the bones in place. When they don’t there will be imbalances in muscular effort to compensate for misalignment, creating hardness and contraction in the muscles. This can lead to chronic pain and compensatory issues in the musculoskeletal system
Dual Action: To create and maintain stability in the joints most actions and instructions require an equal but opposing action. Observe the effect of instructions on the whole body and link your instructions with dual actions to create stability and intelligence. Learn to link your instructions around the planes of the body e.g., front-back (femurs back/sacrum in) understanding what to say and when to say it based on what you see in front of you
Modifications Versus Variations: Learn when and how to modify a pose when a student has difficulty or for therapeutic purposes – this may mean a simpler version or use of a prop. Variations should teach a particular action relevant to the classical asana and not purely for entertainment. Subtle individual adjustments or actions are required to make internal corrections necessary to restore balance and symmetry
YPT Applications for Posture Practice:
* Hands-on adjustments: Learn what level of touch and adjustment is appropriate and in what postures. A physical adjustment can have a more positive impact on the students practice than a verbal instruction however it must be appropriate to the individuals needs and applied in the right manner
* Restorative Yoga:
Incorrect use of props and bolsters can lead to serious discomfort or potential injury if the students lack the knowledge for the correct use of body position and prop support. Learn the correct use of bolsters, blankets, and props in relation to the variety of restorative postures and apply it to the various body types and abilities you will encounter in a live class
Senior Teacher David Curtis has over 13,000 hours of teaching experience and has been training yoga teachers since 2006. His teaching incorporates 25 years of training and research from multiple disciplines including yoga, chi kung, martial arts, somatic movement and consciousness research.
Location: Yoga Dublin Studios Dundrum
Dates: May 7-8
Times: 1pm -6pm
Investment: €450.00 (A deposit of €225 secures your space – 2nd payment of €225 by June 4)
A Certificate of Completion for 30 contact hours accredited through Yoga Alliance (YACEP) will be awarded on completion of this training