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Assisting and Adjusting with Allison Rissel

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2-Day Training (16 Contact Hours/CECs for Yoga Alliance)
Date:  November 19th & 20th, 2016
Price:  $230

Offering assists and adjustments to yoga students is an art that requires highly developed observation skills, awareness of body mechanics and movement, intimate familiarity of the poses, and strong communications skills. The balance is to assist and adjust in such a way that students find their ultimate shapes without becoming teacher-dependent. In this carefully designed immersion into the art of assisting and adjusting you will deepen your teaching skills and bring to your students an openness and mind/body connection that advances their practice. What's more, you will get one-on-one attention and interaction. Teachers successfully completing this coursework will have earned 16 contact hours for the Yoga Alliance. A certificate will be issued so that participating teachers can submit their hours to Yoga Alliance. This training will differentiate you as a teacher.

The foundation of the training rests on proper alignment. From there we develop:

  • The understanding that more is less when it comes to safe hands-on adjustments.
  • How to use the various forms of assisting and adjusting from verbal cues to directional signals to physical manipulation.
  • The role of props as tools in adjusting and assisting.
  • How to empower students to find personal levels of self-adjusting.
  • Assisting safely without developing dependency.

We will cover the basic poses in the following families of poses in this training:

  • Sun Salutations
  • Standing Poses
  • Backbends
  • Twists
  • Forward Folds
  • Core Connection
  • Inversions
  • Surrender to Gravity

Unique Approach to Assisting and Adjusting Training

Hands-on Practice: Allison's 16-hour assisting and adjusting teacher training and advanced yoga studies is offered in an intensive weekend of total immersion. You will study assisting and adjusting not only by reading and engaging lecture and discussion, but also by practicing the adjustments over and over again.

Boundaries and Ethics:   Allison's training includes a segment on ethics and boundaries so we as teachers can better understand our roles and impact and also to develop awareness of the different emotions that can be observed in the classroom - such as anxiety - and how assisting and adjusting can affect those emotions and feelings.

Real Students as Models: Best of all, you will be given the opportunity to practice assisting and adjusting on each other.  This will give teacher-trainers first-hand experience in learning assists and adjustments with actual bodies that represent a wide range of skills and needs.

Allison Rissel: Allison believes one good yoga teacher can change a life and create a community. Her passion is training yoga teachers to be knowledgeable, safe, ethical & authentic leaders allowing them to build mindful communities. Allison holds her master's degree in Exercise Science, has her RYT 500, and has been teaching yoga since 2006. Her extensive anatomy & biomechanics training have given her the tools to work with a variety of clients including seniors, athletes, teens, and those suffering from chronic pain.

Refund Policy - one month prior to event FULL refund less $150 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS

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