David Keil: Adjustments Workshop
Adjustments to yoga poses come in a variety of forms including physical, verbal, and even energetic. This basic workshop and the observation workshop support effective, intelligent adjustments that address and meet the individual student where they are in their practice.
Type of Event
Saturday, March 7 from 10:30a to 6:00p and
Sunday from March 8, 10:30a to 4:00p.
Early bird enrollment if paid in full by February 7: $197.
We will cover:
+ why do we do an adjustment in the first place?
+ what makes a good adjustment?
+ how to see what to adjust first—where does the student need length or space in their body or breath
+ how to use the variety of tools (body parts) that you have available
+ how to use your own weight and good body mechanics to keep your own body safe while making adjustments
+ building confidence through different exercises and practice
+ playing with the balance between the student working and you working
Knowing anatomy and how joints function helps us to understand more clearly how a person’s body is allowing or restricting their ability to do a pose. Observation allows us to see more clearly the physical aspect of a pose and what, in a given student’s body, could change. A successful adjustment then delivers the feedback of what we observe, so that the student can further explore the pose and its physical, energetic, mental or psycho-spiritual aspects.