Beyond SevaAdvanced Yoga Teacher Training
Teaching Brand New Students, Modifications, and Assisting Students to Recover from Injury.
When we just start teaching we tend to believe that teaching beginners will be easier that teaching advanced classes. Then comes the day we prepare a rocking sequence filled with poses that are easy to us. Once we start teaching the class we recognize that our new to yoga students seem to even struggle in adho mukha svanasana (dog pose). Now what?
Teaching brand new students can be very rewarding; you may be the very first teacher who gets to introduce new students to this complex yet fulfilling and fun practice.
Being a teacher to new students requires you to be very inspiring, precise, clear, and even more important, compassionate and up-lifting.
Advanced students have probably already discovered their love for this practice while raw beginners are on the brink of changing their minds.
Over the course of this weekend’s training, you will learn effective strategies to inspire your new students to discover yoga in a way that leaves them curious to learn more.
You will be able to break down this complex practice to make it accessible for students with no or very little yoga experience as well as students with limitations who may need more than the usual modifications.
We all want yoga to be accessible to every body. What do you do when a student comes to class who has had a hip replacement? cannot bear weight on his or her wrists? has a prosthetic limb? With proper application of alignment principles and creative modifications, we will learn to empower each and every individual.
During this Beyond Seva weekend, we will address some of these common concerns in a way that will help each student to feel empowered and eager to continue on his or her yoga journey.
Let’s turn those previous limitations into potential for growth!
The more we can embody these fundamental teachings, the more authentic our words become. Do you struggle using thematic language in your classes and therefore avoid it? Sometimes it takes more than just telling your student how to engage his/her hamstrings to move through current limitations, but really understanding the yoga philosophy can help you relate on a much deeper level.
As experienced teachers, we all know how rewarding it is to see a student achieve something for the first time. Let us help!
We are going to utilize our Virtual School of Yoga for this training, no worries access will be free for the duration of this training.
- Study of text Pratyabhijna-hrdayam (use the book Splendor of Recognition)
- Modifications and recovery from injury
- Teaching raw beginners
You will receive homework assignments 1 week prior to prepare for this weekend. (Pre-registration is necessary!)
You will receive free access to our virtual school of yoga for the duration of our training.
With Ashley Fiala and Doreen Madison
- Please register at least 8 days before the weekend in order to receive required homework assignments so that you will be fully prepared.
Eligible to all Shraddhaa School of Yoga Seva graduates.
Virtual School of Yoga
Our Virtual School of Yoga offers a wide variety of yoga classes, tools, and inspiration for yoga teachers.