Immersion for Yoga Teachers
October 22 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm4850DKK
Teaching Alignment & Body Awareness
22-23 Oct & 12-13 Nov 2022
This 4-day module is primarily targeted yoga teachers, but teachers “in-the-making,” movement facilitators and advanced yoga practitioners are also welcome.
Alignment in yoga describes techniques, bio-mechanics and postural adjustments that help the practitioner build strength and stretch in a safe and efficient way, while increasing their general body awareness.
Teaching alignment properly not only requires that the teacher knows about the techniques inside and out, but also that they create curiosity among students and empower them to trust their somatic experience.
This module is for you if you wish to review, learn or deepen your knowledge of yoga alignment techniques both intellectually and at a deep physical level so you can share it with others. This module is an immersion, i.e. an in-depth journey into alignment material, practice and the associated teaching skills which will hopefully leave you with a wholesome learning experience. The intention is for you to be able to share alignment as both a technique and a “felt-sense” experience to empower and uplift your students or clients.
Besides knowledge about alignment and bio-mechanics, this module will cover some essential yoga and movement anatomy.
We will also spend time practicing teaching techniques and, at a subtler level, we will touch upon how to refine our sensitivity to the bodies in the room so we as teachers can deliver the optimal cues.
What you can expect to learn:
- Key alignment principles
- Postural guidelines and adjustment in most basic and some intermediary poses
- Teaching skills for alignment in classes and in workshop-like settings
- Prioritize alignment and postural cues while teaching
- How to deliver verbal cues and hands-on adjustments in a gentle, safe and efficient way
- Learn or review some basic yoga anatomy
- Introduction to a more intuitive, complementary approach to alignment
- How to create a safe physical space for your students or clients
- Introduction to therapeutics yoga, helpful for common injuries
- Practice-teach sessions with individual feedback
- Experience a safe, non-competitive learning space
Your guide, Cédric
Cédric is a full-time, Copenhagen-based yoga teacher. He has taught alignment-based yoga classes, retreats and trainings over the last ten years and has studied with internationally recognized teachers in yoga techniques, alignment, anatomy, eastern philosophy, meditation, and body-based psychotherapy.
His teaching is informed by his passion for the interconnectedness of body, mind and heart. In Cédric’s classes, you can expect to find (or find again) a good and healthy posture, build strength and flexibility in your body as well as increase your body awareness and a sense of empowerment. He strongly believes in the wisdom of the body which knows the path to healing, personal and spiritual growth. Our work is then to align ourselves to this path and reconnect our body, mind and heart together.
(Read more about Cédric on heartwiseyoga.com.)
Schedule: 2 weekends 30 hours total (Saturday and Sunday 9-18 & 9-16)
22-23 Oct & 12-13 Nov 2022
Price: 4850 kr. including a module manual