Absolute Beginners: Τeaching yoga to beginner students

This seminar is addressed to teachers who have already had their first 200hr education, along with some experience in teaching yoga, and who wish to advance their teaching skills by learning a whole set of techniques that make the teaching of beginner yoga more efficient for the students and less difficult for the teacher.

You will learn:

- To insert in the asana practice a sheer variety of strengthening and stabilizing exercises to avoid common strains and injuries. Focus: preparation for placing weight on arms, spine and joints preparation for sun salutations and other
- To recognise the needs of beginner yoga students and design / sequence classes accordingly.
-  Simple and effective techniques to introduce in the beginning of the class in order to enhance students basic awareness of their breath and body, in order to help them move mindfully and with care instead of force throughout the whole class
- Helpful alignment strategies and therapeutics for beginners.
- Modifications and progressive sequences for beginners
- Use of voice, pace, timing and segmenting the class for beginners.
- Basic pranayama and their stages appropriate for the beginner students.
- How much yoga philosophy and how to present it in a comprehensive way applicable in their modern life.
- How to explain and include the basics of the energy-body.
- How, and how much to use manual/energetic assists

Maja’s note:

In these seminars with teachers there are always new discoveries and realisations that arise out of our verbal sharing around the challenges we face as teachers, the talents we have, our limitations and our aspirations. We get many new ideas around how to use the work of teaching in order to learn and grow ourselves, how to take better care of ourselves on the way, how to avoid exhaustion, and how to teach with sensitivity, focus, intuition and confidence.

Dates:

09.02.17 Friday: 9:00 -12.00 & 14.00-17.30
10.02.17 Saturday: 8:00 -11.00 & 12.30-16.00
11.02.17 Sunday: 9:00 -12.00 & 14.00-17.30

Cost:
298 Euros