Hands-On Assisting with Gerald Disse & Linda Munro

Developing the eye and the intuition to determine how to assess whether to give a verbal or hands on assist to your yoga student is a life-long work in progress. In this week, we will work on our observation skills and learn how to give appropriate assistance that is adapted to the individual to have the best effects possible.

Website

Where

40 avenue de la République, Paris FR 75011

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles

When

Mar 2 to
Mar 6
2020
09:00 amto17:00 pm

Price

370 €

Full Description

Developing the eye and the intuition to determine how to assess whether to give a verbal or hands on assist to your yoga student is a life-long work in progress. In this week, we will work on our observation skills and learn how to give appropriate assistance that is adapted to the individual to have the best effects possible. We will look at key movements from the Ashtanga series that give us skills that can be transferred to a wide range of poses. Exploring different benefits of using our hands to help students in yoga asana, as well as, deeming when it may preferable to use props or verbal cues.

PROGRAM
The morning will be dedicated to Mysore Self-Practice where you will be on the receiving end of hands on adjustments so that you can feel as many adjustments for yourself. This is an imperative part of learning to give adjustments! You must feel what it is like on the receiving end over and over to really understand the subtle effects and to respect that the person you are touching is another human being that deserves to have a voice and be

In the afternoon, we’ll have some group discussions and then delve into analyzing the way to approach different types of yoga poses. This will entail a lot of partner work – observing, deciding how to help the partner, practicing and receiving immediate feedback.

SCHEDULE:

9:30 – 12:00 Self-Adjusting Guided Class or Mysore Practice or Practicum Testing
First day, long slow practice with Self-Adjusting. Next days, Mysore practice. Last day, divide the group in 2, so they adjust each other within the practice.

12:45 – 13:45 Lecture/Discussion
Injury, #metoo & more

14:00 – 16:00 Adjusting Key Movements
– elongating the spine before bending
– forward bending
– twisting
– back bending
– inversions