A workshop for teachers of yoga asana led by Nicolette David.
So...you know the name of the pose, you know how to get your students into it, but what should be instructed first? Where do you begin setting up the body safely/sustainably/ spiritually? Does the order of what you say matter? Are some cues unnecessary? Are some more meaningful than others?
In this 3-hour continuing education workshop, we will refine our cues, gain an improved understanding of anatomy as it relates to the whole body, and learn how best to organize what we DO say; to eliminate what we DON’T need to say. Like... should the tailbone be here, there, or anywhere? Do the ribs go in, down, up, back? Did you mean “shoulders”or shoulder blades?
Within each pose, there is a priority. Let’s breakdown the nuts and bolts of several groups of poses (backbends, standing poses, “hip openers,” twists, arm balances, and more), in order to deeply get to know the poses, to better serve our students, and to further our yogic commitment to self-study.