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The Magic & Art of Yoga Assists
Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 2, 2023

The Magic and Art of Hands on Assists

With Trish Washburn & Kate Yanke

Investment : $225 for 21 hours

The Magic and Art of Yoga Assisting will teach you both why and how to apply effective hands-on assists. Gain confidence with more tools to help your students enhance and deepen their practice. In this seminar you will learn about the energetics of assisting, types of assisting, principles of assisting, and the mechanics of assisting. You will also learn how to assess an appropriate duration for your assistance. You will be given the opportunity to practice foundational hands-on adjustment concepts on common postures.

The goals of this Continuing Education Course is to provide you hands-on, exploratory learning so you can feel confident within your teaching to adapt hands-on assists to bodies of varying heights, degrees of flexibility, strength, and level of practice. When a teacher assists with sensitivity and awareness, responding to the receiver’s physical and metal states, the teacher and the receiver become one. There is no longer boundary between the asana and the assist. The is union. This is yoga.

The Magic & Art of Yoga Assisting Workshop Outline

  • Learning Energetics of Connection

  • Types of Assisting

  • Principles of Assisting

  • Mechanics of Assisting and using your body weight instead muscular effort

  • Becoming aware of your own bias, past experience, and ego

  • Being grounded with clear intention

  • The Art of Observing, Feeling and Sensing

  • Adapting to what you physically and intuitively see

  • Learning to step into and out of another person’s energy and practice

  • Make sure you have adequate stability and your partner is properly supported.

  • Playing with the balance between the push/pull

  • Learning to apply pressure in the correction direction

  • Learning to use the variety of tools that you have available: your body, student’s body, verbal cues, breathing, etc.

  • Applying the principles of grounding, lengthening, and breathing

  • Assess an Appropriate Duration for your Assistance

  • Assisting one intention at a time—don’t fuss or over-adjust


Postures covered in this course:

  • Sun Salutations // Learning to adjust during movement

  • Adho Muka Svanasana // Downward Facing Dog

  • Balasana // Child's Pose

  • Tadasana // Mountain

  • Uttanasana // Forward Fold

  • Ardha Uttansasana // Half Forward Fold

  • Plank

  • Chaturanga Dandasana // 4 Limbed Staff Pose

  • Bhujangasana // Cobra

  • Urdvha Muka Svanasana // Upward Facing Dog

  • Virabhadrasana 1/2/3 // Warrior 1/2/3

  • Parsvakonasana // Side Angle

  • Trikonasana //Triangle

  • Pasrvotanasana // Pyramid

  • Parivrtta Trikonasana // Revolved Triangle

  • Prasarita Padottanasana A/B/C/D // Wide Legged Forward Fold A/B/C/D

  • Utthitha Hasta Padangusthasana A/B/C //Extended Hand to Foot A/B/C

  • Garudasana // Eagle

  • Paschimottanasana // Seated Forward Fold

  • Supta Kapotasana // Reclined Pigeon

  • Supta Padangusthasana // Reclined Hand to Foot

  • Supta Matsyendrasana // Reclined Twist


Weekend Schedule

  • Friday 5-9pm

  • Saturday 9-5pm

  • Sunday 8-5pm

  • Lunch breaks given 12-1pm


CEC Breakout of Hours

  • Techniques, Training & Practice (TTP): 8 hours

  • Teaching Methodology (TM): 6 hours

  • Anatomy & Physiology (AP): 4 hours
    Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics (YPLE): 3 hours

  • TOTAL HOURS: 21.00


Investment Self: $225

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Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 2, 2023
Sat, Sun
8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
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