15-hr Hands on Adjustments & The Art of Looking at Bodies Teacher Training with Joan Hyman
April 10 @ 12:00 pm - April 12 @ 7:00 pm
A teacher continuing education workshop
For teachers and practitioners wanting to increase their knowledge of asana. This workshop is designed for the yogis looking to understand the alignment in the postures, and for the yoga teacher looking to improve their knowledge on how to read bodies and give adjustments that meet student’s individual needs.
This workshop will help you improve your confidence as a teacher by refining your touch skills. For students, understanding the alignment in the postures will optimize your experience in the poses. Learn how to better read and assess body language by using the basic techniques of applying safe and practical hands-on adjustments as well as verbal and energetic adjustments. By focusing on how the poses work on different body types and you will explore several asanas in the opening practices and partner work. Learning how to assist and support others improves your own practice in the process.
Date and Time:
- Feet and Legs: 10th April 2020 Friday @12-5pm
- Arms and Shoulders: 11th April 2020 Saturday @1:30-6:30pm
- The Spine: 12th April 2020 Sunday @2-7pm
Location: The Yoga Room 4/F Studio
Whole Training: HKD 2900 (Early Bird); HKD 3300 (Regular Price)
Individual Class: HKD 1200/Day (Early Bird); HKD 1500/Day (Regular Price)
*Early Bird discounts until 10 March 2020
Friday April 10th 12noon-5pm
Feet and Legs – Standing Postures
This day we will focus on foundations and break down the standing postures. Learn what the feet are doing, how to track the knees properly, and engage the hip muscles in a way that helps to protect the lower back. We will open with a two hour asana practice that will include workshoping standing postures, using the wall and use of props to make these poses accessible for everyone! After a short break, we will discuss hands on adjustments, how to read lines of energy in the postures, and begin the adjustment clinic looking at the feet and legs first.
Saturday April 11th 1:30pm-6:30pm
Arms and Shoulders – Inversions and their preps, and breaking down sun salutations.
The sun salutations are an important part of any vinyasa flow class today. What is the correct way to teach vinyasa and how can you break it down so students can approach it in a safe and effective way. We will open with a practice breaking down Surya Namaskra including postures like Downward Dog, Upward Dog, Plank and Chatarunga before moving into inversion preps and understanding what the arms and shoulders are doing. We will end the day continuing to look at who is ready for inversions and reviewing the alignment and foundations in each inversion pose.
Sunday April 12th 2pm-7pm
The spine – Backbends and Twists.
Before students are able to approach deeper backbends and twists, it is required to have an understanding on how the appendicular body (the arms, shoulders, legs, and hips) work first. We will open with a backbend and twisting practice, looking at different bodies and how different body types respond to these challenging postures. We will learn how to make them accessible for everyone, through the use of props and adjustments. In the afternoon, we will continue to look at bodies and review hands on adjustments that meet the individual’s needs closing with a discussion on hands on adjustments and how to integrate what you learned this weekend into your practice and teaching!
About Joan Hyman:
Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style seamlessly supports her students as they emerge from their practice with the rich and bright energy that yoga has to offer. It is here that the space is created for her students to deepen their personal journey while aligning with the teachings of true yogic traditions.
Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the combination Ayurveda, meditation, as well as the studies of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. An authentic modern day yogi, Joan’s love and devotion show up in her practice and through her teachings.
With over twenty years of experience leading retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide – fifteen of which as a distinguished YogaWorks senior teacher – Joan recently brought her expertise to Wanderlust. As Director of Teacher Trainings, Joan collaborates with teachers who are experts in their field of study with the goal to create an eclectic training program for students at any level. As a leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan also contributes to popular blogs such as The Daily Love, Elephant Journal, and Wanderlust. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, ORIGIN Magazine and Women’s Health for her advice and expertise on health and wellness. Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.
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Please note that once paid, no refund will be offered on training and workshops.
All the training hours can be counted as Yoga Alliance Continuing education hours.
Full participation of training hours is required to obtain certification.