Adapting and Adjusting Asana
20 hours | Lifetime access | £397 or £39.70 over 10 months
Adapting and Adjusting Asana
Be able to read what's happening in your students' bodies and offer hands on adjustments that can transform their experience of postures.
- Confidently and sensitively offer adjustments that help students find ease or depth within postures
- Learn to adjust in a way that empowers the student and increases their own awareness of their mind-body
- Understand cues and discover creative use of props for a more inclusive asana experience
- Learn to read different movement patterns and how we can find a pose that feels right for everyone
This online course covers the content through a mix of talks, practices and classes, along with detailed demonstrations and breakdowns, all available to study in your own time.
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Can you adjust with confidence?
Do you lack confidence with how to approach hands on adjustments in a trauma sensitive way, and how to cue students to self-adjust?
Receiving adjustments can transform the students' experience of a pose and practice, bringing a quality of nurture and helping them connect to the felt experience in a new way..
This course helps you to read what is going on in the body that might be making things hard. You will discover creative use of props or the wall to help students find stability and ease and be able to adapt postures according to what you see going on for different students.
Transform your teaching and confidence with a range of options of how to simplify a posture if a student is struggling, or to deepen the pose when that is the best approach, all taught from a trauma sensitive approach. We cover strategic development of postures within each family of poses so that you can teach a class that accommodates different movement needs.
What the course covers:
Effective prop supported poses
We show you how to teach with the use of props, with a full exploration of supported poses and how to direct students to adapt their own poses.
How to make verbal adjustments
Discover how to describe poses accurately so that everyone in the class has the best chance to come into the pose well, and how to cue students to make mind-body connections and adjust the pose to their bodies.
Successful class management
Go through how you can read what is going on in your students’ bodies so you can recognise the student most in need of adjustment. Be able to plan poses to be most useful to the whole class.
Understanding the body
We cover anatomy giving you the knowledge to understand underlying restrictions in the body and how to support students to release these.
Using a trauma sensitive approach
We cover why, when and how to give an adjustment, and when not to, teaching you suitable touch and trauma sensitive teaching so you can judge whether an adjustment is suitable on both the physical and emotional level.
Using a movement positive approach
The course covers an evidence-based movement positive approach to show you how different alignment of poses is not necessarily injurious and can allow the body to strengthen.
Complete course syllabus:
Module 1 - Why, when and how to adjust
Module 2 - Adjusting standing and seated poses
Module 3 - Adjusting & working with backbends, inversions and arm balances
Why take this course:
- Offer eye-opening adjustments that can transform a students' experience of a pose
- Be able to adjust students with sensitivity
- Help students gain awareness of their restrictions, hypermobility or existing movement patterns
- Know why and when to adjust - and when not to
- Offer hands-on skills that support physical and mental health through novel input to the nervous system
- Teach classes that accommodate different movement needs.
- Understand a movement positive approach which encourages movement as essentially health giving, with no fear-mongering about “dangerous” alignment.
About your teacher
A long time yoga practitioner, I have enjoyed 20+ years of Iyengar and its innovative use of props and simultaneously 15 years of ashtanga and its enthusiastic adjustments. Alongside my own studies into trauma sensitive yoga and my work in teaching diverse students, I combine all my years of study and practice into this in depth course.
There are ways to adapt poses for each body, to understand what we are looking at and wha the essentials of each pose is. As well as ways to guide a student deeper into a pose or to adjust the pose for more ease. All shared with characteristic warmth, humour and trauma aware teaching.
What our students say:
"Laura brings so much knowledge of yoga, asana, the body, and how we, as teachers, can support our students to learn more about themselves. Fun, informative, and highly recommended."
Kate, on The Art of Adapting & Adjusting Asana Live Yoga Intensive
"Absolutely inspirational place to learn and grow! Laura has such a depth of knowledge. Life changing experience here!"
Kerry, on The Art of Adapting & Adjusting Asana Live Yoga Intensive
Over 30 years
of teaching transformative yoga and yoga teacher training courses
Over 15 years
of training teachers at the longest running yoga studio in Bristol
Over 1000 teachers trained
through my 200 hour and 300 hour advanced teacher training courses and intensives
14-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
If you aren’t completely satisfied with the course, let us know within the first 14-days for a full refund. No questions asked.