Yoga Weekend Intensive
Two Day Course for Instructors
Yoga instructors invited! The first weekend of May, Coralville, Iowa will host a two day clinic designed to meet the teaching needs of yoga instructors. Body Moves Fitness and Wellness studio is pleased to welcome Shira Charis, visiting yoga trainer from the Minneapolis and St. Paul area to facilitate this exclusive clinic designed to enhance your personal and yoga teaching practices.
* These workshops are open to yoga instructors of any studio*
Clinics for both days are directed by Shira Charis, E-RYT, Minneapolis area instructor at One Yoga Nonprofit, Yoga Fresh and CorePower Yoga.
WHAT & WHEN
This yoga instructor’s intensive weekend includes a 3 hour clinic Saturday of “next level” skills addressing teaching challenges while Sunday’s clinic will focus on adjustments. Shira has trained 40 hours on adjustments with David Swenson. Register for either workshop, or enjoy a discounted fee if participating in both.
SPECIAL Discounted fee for both workshops $108
SATURDAY WORKSHOP Next Level Skills for the Yoga Teacher
May 4th ~ 1:00pm – 4:00pm $50
The great majority of the learning a yoga teacher does happens after our initial training, once we start teaching. This workshop addresses all the ‘next level’ skills for any yoga teacher and will give you the confidence to work with any number of challenges.
- Teaching a multi-level class, accommodating beginners and those with physical restrictions
- Teaching through verbal instruction and demonstration
- Using yoga props
- Renewing Inspiration – Keeping your classes fresh
- Q&A for any Yoga Teaching topics
SUNDAY WORKSHOP Tried and True Adjustments All Yoga Teachers Should Know ( + The Posture Right In Front of You)
May 5th ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm $75
Adjustments are physical interactions between yoga teacher and practitioner. Adjustments can teach about the asana, the practitioner’s physiological habits, and how to refine the asana to create stability and open space in the body. Learning to make safe, suitable and valuable adjustments requires knowledge of postural anatomy and presence to observe and connect with your students. This workshop will cover the basic principles of adjustments, discuss examples and suggestions for how to overcome their challenges and offer a chance for all participants to practice giving, receiving and offering feedback on adjustments.
Learn and/or review basic adjustments for warrior poses, forward folds, backward bends and twists. Guide your students safely into balances and inversions. There will be plenty of practice time.
Once comfortable with the basics of physical adjustments, we can approach the subtleties of tailoring our adjustments to the specific student and the present moment through observation and physical conversation. The best adjustments work with existing and intended qualities of each posture. During the final hour, we will spend time looking at asanas from different angles to create many possible physical adjustments for the same posture!
HOW TO REGISTER
Register HERE or call the studio at 319.337.4777. Space is limited. Register early!