Mindful Yoga Adjustments Training
Saturday 2nd July 2022, 9am – 4pm
Stillpoint Yoga, West Wing, Guys Campus, St Thomas St, London Bridge, SE1 9TL
‘I thought you struck an excellent balance between group work, demonstrating, and working with specific ‘case studies’ such as Maureen’s shoulder injury and my challenge with binds etc. I also learned a very valuable lesson about my aging body, that certain positions are no longer useful for me such as any of the lotuses due to the arthritis in my knees. You have a very deep understanding of experiential anatomy that clearly opened people’s eyes to practicing in a different way.’
About the workshop
As a teacher of yoga the art of yoga assists is one of deep understanding: understanding of your own motivations and biases, and asking ourselves what we are here to actually do.
When we are assisting in yoga there are many elements to look out for in someone; their consent, their reasons to practice, their energy, and their own unique anatomical patterns. We can then assist someone in a posture based on what is actually needed, placing the students needs at the heart of the assist, helping them to uncover their own personal process and internal understanding.
These ongoing one-day workshops will look at the delicate components that come up when assisting someone. We will look at how to meet someone in relationship to yoga, and the communication between two people when an assist is taking place.
We will look at a number of postures and compare how to assist different physiologies, emphasising the skill of teaching to a unique individual.
The yoga adjustment workshop will include:
- Understanding patterns
- Movement theory
- Discussion on consent and meeting a student in this way.
- How to begin to see a body
- Hands-on assists, or yoga adjustments, to a number of different postures.
What you will gain from the workshop
You will begin to notice students in a new way, observing the unique patterns that a student is presenting and being able to help them with that. You will be able to see a number of ways that yoga adjustments can be applied.
Scott Johnson has been teaching at Stillpoint Yoga London since its inception in 2009. In that time he has supported and helped many people discover deeper ways to access their own unique patterns of movement and personal healing from pain. He now teaches national and internationally promoting therapeutic ways of practicing Ashtanga Yoga.
This workshop includes:
1 x Mysore Self Practice , 1 x 4hr workshop