Yoga Alliance Hrs: 23 (approximate)
As devoted Yoga Teachers we are always looking for profound ways to support our students to deepen their practice. One of the most valuable tools we can utilize is the essence of relationship through the art of assisting. Assisting is creating a space where the student can feel safe to explore their individual expression of yoga with your skilled guidance.
Would you like to feel more confident in assisting your students or have you felt intimidated trying to support students who struggle with a posture? Perhaps you simply want to learn new and innovative ways to adjust your students? Come join us for this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and awareness and let’s dive into the beauty of assisting together.
Bring your teaching skills to the next level in this fun and informative weekend. Explore a variety of hands-on assisting techniques and discover new ways to facilitate healthy alignment with Priti Robyn Ross, a Kripalu Yoga teacher for more than twenty years with a gift for connecting others with the heart of yoga.
In this powerful workshop, you will:
- Work with partners to explore a variety of assists and modifications for common misalignments
- Explore the power of touch to transform your teaching
- Learn the correct biomechanics for your own body while giving and receiving adjustments
- Hone your observational skills of anatomical alignment principles.
- Develop your awareness to skillfully enter the sacred space of your students
- Observe asana as a three-dimensional sculpture and discover ways to mold the form to release the healing flow of prana.
Assisting students is not about correction or perfection. It is a loving act that brings students safely into each posture and ultimately deepens their practice.
—Past workshop participants say:
“Priti is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject of assisting.I walked away with sound practical applications to bring back to my students.” (note: Same person)
I walked away with sound practical applications to bring back to my students.”
“Aside from developing clear hands-on techniques, Priti guided me to reach inside my heart and supported me to establish a deeper and more profound connection with my students. This course was more than I expected…I am so grateful.”
“Priti herself is an inspiration, she enabled us to go to a place of deep confidence because of her confidence in our dharma to teach. Her wisdom and experience is so vast and her humor, playfulness and authenticity puts us all at ease. My personal life and my teaching have been transformed by this workshop.”
“Both theory and practice were very well balanced, with very rich content and highly applicable for teachers at any level. I walked away with so much more confidence and ready to apply these techniques right away in my classes”.
Priti Robyn Ross, E-RYT-500, holds professional-level certifications in Kripalu Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy, teaching for almost twenty years and leading yoga teacher trainings for over fifteen. She is currently co-director of the 200 & 500 hour Kripalu Yoga teacher certification trainings at the Kripalu Center in MA along with the Prana Yoga teacher training at the New York Open Center in NYC. In addition she also served as co-director for the Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher training for ten years. Priti pioneered a Cardiac Yoga program at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center with Dr. Mehmet Oz and has developed various yoga programs for a number of top NYC hospitals and corporations. She has been published in two major medical textbooks on yoga therapy and has been featured on network television and in leading magazines. Priti is known for her big open heart, tender authenticity and passion about the art and science of yoga, delivering yoga and health presentations, clinical and corporate wellness programs, group and private yoga therapy sessions along with exciting worldwide yoga retreats. www.LifeAsYoga.com