Advanced Training For Teachers
The Art of Hands-On Assists
A Workshop Series for Teachers with Cassandra Ferland
Want to take your teaching skills to the next level? Differentiate yourself as a teacher with our upcoming hands-on assisting workshops! Just need to brush up on your skills? Join us for the workshop that interests you in particular. Or, take all 5 to deep dive into the world of hands-on adjustments, so you gain the confidence and tools to help your students evolve their practice.
Join us February 10th to kick off the series with Standing Poses and Sun Salutations. Learn and practice hands-on assists for a variety of all the most common standing poses, as well as the postures within the sun salutation series. We will end each workshop with various hands-on assists for savasana.
Hands-on assists can be a profound way to communicate with your students on the mat. Skillful adjustments keep students safe and productive in their practice, offer them insights into their physical and energetic alignment, and go a long way in building the relationships that you have with your students. When trust is there, a teacher’s touch can be powerful. It can give students the boost needed to play towards challenging poses like inversions and arm balances, or support them to fully surrender in poses like savasana.
In each workshop in this series, you can expect to :
Further develop your observation skills, so you can feel confident in making informed decisions about appropriate adjustments in the moment
Review variations and modifications of key foundational poses in the yoga practice, and who they’re appropriate for
Learn adjustments for all types of poses, that can be applied to all styles of yoga asana practice, from restorative to vinyasa flow
Enhance alignment and energy flow for your students
Get plenty of practice giving and receiving safe asana adjustments: first, in focused moments with a break down of each pose, and also within a flow
Practice protecting your own alignment and safety while giving hands-on
Fine tune the energetics of your adjustments - the way you approach, are present to, and retreat from a student’s personal space for years to come!
Dates of our Series for 2024 are:
Saturday, February 10th | 1-4pm | Standing Poses + Sun Salutations
Saturday, March 9th | 1-4pm | Twists: Standing, Seated, Reclined
Saturday, April 13th | 1-4pm | Backbends
Saturday, May 11th | 1-4pm | Inversions + Arm Balances
Saturday, June 8th | 1-4pm | Forward Folds + Seated Hip Opening