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Art of Asana: Technical Alignment and Principles of Teaching (50 Hours)

With Adela Serrano

To be a teacher, be a learner first. In this module, we will work on developing a deeper understanding of the mechanical alignment of the asanas to create a coherent and safe way of practicing and teaching, able to adapt to the different levels and needs in a class.

You will be given tools to teach asana by integrating your knowledge of the asana and self-study on your teachings, so that the teaching can come from the heart and from your best understanding of the asana. This knowledge will help you to express yourself with confidence and courage.

Program outline

  • Practice of advanced asana, focusing on more subtle alignment principles
  • Alignment actions applied to the actions of engagement and/or release of the specific muscles needed to perform an asana well
  • Develop good demonstration skills, verbal instructions and precision in teaching. Synchronizing words with actions
  • Therapeutic alignment/Injury Management: Tools for dealing with the most common injuries and limitations in the bio-mechanical body when performing an asana, to enable the students to safely participate in the class and use yoga as a practice of revalidation and healing

Each day will include an asana practice, theory and training practice (such as adjustments, practice teaching, observing, etc) partner work and Q&A.

Extra hours

Students are required to meet at least 3 times in groups (1x month) to develop asana sequence, practice and review. You will also be asked to assist 2 classes with the teacher to develop assessment and assisting skills.

These 50 hours are part of the Delight Yoga Advanced Studies, however this is not in itself a teacher training program.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of steady Yoga Practice
  • Basic knowledge of Sanskrit (i.e. Sanskrit names of the asanas)
  • Willingness to practice teaching skills
  • To have successfully completed the module Fundamentals of Alignment with Adela Serrano & Sandra Carson (if you haven't completed this module but still like to participate, you will have to attend 5 classes with Sandra and discuss any further requirements personally with Sandra

Reading

Before the program starts, you will send preparatory homework, which includes studying the poses which will be covered during this module and reviewing the material from the Foundation module. Selected readings from “Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar”, “Light on the Yoga Sutras, by B.K.S. Iyengar “, “Hatha Yoga illustrated, by Martin Kirk” and “Refining the breath, by Doug Keller” will also be required.

 

NB: Please note registration for this courses closes on the 7th of May 2016. In case of any questions, please contact us directly. 


Date / Time

Location

Teacher

Price

13 May 2017, 09:30 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Adela Serrano

14 May 2017, 09:30 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Adela Serrano

10 June 2017, 09:30 - 18:00

Prinseneiland

Adela Serrano

11 June 2017, 09:30 - 18:00

Prinseneiland

Adela Serrano

24 June 2017, 09:30 - 18:00

Prinseneiland

Adela Serrano

25 June 2017, 09:30 - 18:00

Prinseneiland

Adela Serrano

08 July 2017, 09:30 - 18:00

Weteringschans

Adela Serrano

This workshop is only available as a full course, total price:

€675

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Registration

You can register for this workshop by paying with iDeal using the 'Book' link. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.

Cancellation policy

Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.

About Adela Serrano

A former economist and banker, Adela discovered the power of Yoga in 2006 when she was living in New York City. She obtained the 500 hrs (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification by the Yoga Alliance through the Yoga Works Teacher Training program in New York.