Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London

For teachers + teacher trainees

£85

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher

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Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Thaxted
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop, Thaxted

For teachers + teacher trainees

£85

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:

  1. Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research
  2. Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers
  3. Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class
  4. Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing
  5. Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of Glutes in backbends
  6. What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

The day will run from 10.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Weekend Immersion, London
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Weekend Immersion, London

  • 11 Pember Road London, NW10 5LN UK (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£250

LIMITED TO 20 SPACES

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on healthy alignment and practising safely. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about their body, go deeper in their yoga practice and prevent injury on and off the yoga mat.

By the end of the weekend you will feel confident to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of all the key joint movements and muscle actions, the key alignment principles of the posture and how to practise/teach the posture safely and inclusively.

Areas covered in the immersion include:

• An introduction to muscle, bone and fascia looking at the structure and function of these tissues and how we can relate this to yoga

• A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the foot, ankle, knee, hip and pelvis

• A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the shoulder girdle, shoulder joint, elbow, wrist and hand

• A detailed exploration of the sacrum, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, cervical spine, abdomen and chest

• Detailed exploration of the nervous and respiratory systems: the science behind why yoga is so good for us!

The event runs from 11.00am – 5.00pm each day

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for all Yoga Alliance US members.

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Supporting Injured Students: A Daylong Workshop for Yoga Teachers, London

For teachers + teacher trainees

£95

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries.

In this six hour workshop we will:

1) discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with

2) look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury

3) review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

4) address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries

5) discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body

This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.

The day will run from 10.00am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 5.30pm.

"I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher

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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Two Part Immersion, London
Sep
14
to Sep 24

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Two Part Immersion, London

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£200

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on healthy alignment and practising safely. A detailed manual is included and there will be homework to ensure personal integration.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about their body, go deeper in their yoga practice and prevent injury on and off the yoga mat.

By the end of the immersion you will feel confident to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of all the key joint movements and muscle actions, the key alignment principles of the posture and how to practise/teach the posture safely and inclusively.

Day 1: An Overview of Anatomy Applied to Yoga + A Detailed Exploration of the Lower Limbs

Areas covered in day 1 include: 
• An introduction to muscle looking at its structure and function and how we can apply the knowledge of stretch reflexes to deepen our practice
• The structure and function of bone and joints looking at why alignment is important and what limits our movement
• How a knowledge of fascia can impact our movement on and off the mat
• Anatomical language and how this can help us to remember the names of some of our muscles
• An exploration of our feet and ankles looking at their structure and function and how we can apply this knowledge on and off the mat
• Why our knee joints may be vulnerable to injury and how to support them
• A detailed look at the hip joints focusing on what makes each of us so unique

Day 2: A Detailed Exploration of the Upper Limbs and Spine + Why Yoga Makes Us Feel So Good

Areas covered in day 2 include: 

• The importance of shoulder girdle mobility and stability in our yoga practice
• Shoulder impingement and hyperextension of the elbow joint
• An exploration of our pelvis and sacro-iliac joints and how to keep this pivotal part of our body supported during asana
• The lumbar spine and intervertebral discs
• The anatomy of our core musculature
• Our thoracic spine and tips to increase mobility here
• Keeping our cervical spine supported during inversions
• How yoga impacts our neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory system
 

Friday 14th September, 10.00am – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 6.00pm

Monday 24th September, 10.00am – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 6.00pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members (14 contact hours plus 1 non-contact hour).

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Weekend Immersion, London NOW SOLD OUT
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Anatomy + Physiology for Yoga Teachers: A Weekend Immersion, London NOW SOLD OUT

For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year of consistent practice

£200

In this immersion we will explore in detail the anatomy and physiology of our body applied to practising and teaching yoga. All the areas covered are related directly back to the asana practice. The sessions are interactive and experiential with lots of group work and there is strong focus on healthy alignment and practising safely. A detailed manual is included.

The immersion is ideal for those with an established practice, who want to learn more about their body, go deeper in their yoga practice and prevent injury on and off the yoga mat.

By the end of the weekend you will feel confident to analyse any yoga asana with a clear understanding of all the key joint movements and muscle actions, the key alignment principles of the posture and how to practise/teach the posture safely and inclusively.

Areas covered in the immersion include:

• An introduction to muscle, bone and fascia looking at the structure and function of these tissues and how we can relate this to yoga

• A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the foot, ankle, knee, hip and pelvis

• A detailed exploration of the anatomy of the shoulder girdle, shoulder joint, elbow, wrist and hand

• A detailed exploration of the sacrum, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, cervical spine, abdomen and chest

• Detailed exploration of the nervous and respiratory systems: the science behind why yoga is so good for us!

Saturday 9.30am – 1.00pm + 2.00pm – 5.30pm

Sunday 9.30am – 1.00pm + 2.00pm – 5.30pm

This immersion counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US members.

"The workshops with Andrew were fantastic. I really got so much from them. My own practice and teaching has become so much more informed." Kylie P

"For anyone practising or teaching yoga who is keen to increase their practical understanding of anatomy within yoga I can't recommend Andrew's training enough. Really accessible, inspiring and enjoyable." Anna T

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