Modifications for Hatha Yoga Asana
A Workshop for Teachers and Serious Students of Yoga
Sandra Carden, ERYT 500
May 2, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Shanti School of Yoga, Traverse City
Modifications in hatha yoga asana practice are of great benefit to students who may require special support, alternatives to a posture, a deeper experience, or less intensity based on their own edges of exploration vs. discomfort. All practitioners are unique, each with their own body, energy, medical and emotional history, mindset, and needs. What works for one may be injurious to the next.
Modifications in hatha yoga asana practice may be offered as self-support, or may be offered by the instructor. They may be instructed verbally or by touch. Modifications may be categorized as either assisting or adjusting. Assisting is not the same as partnering. Adjusting is not the same as conforming.
Offering modifications marks the more attuned instructor, aware and conscious of every student in every class, in the spirit of service (seva) rather than self-aggrandizement.
Sandra Carden, ERYT 500 will grant Yoga Alliance registered teachers 3 hours CEU (Yoga Alliance continuing education units) for those completing this workshop. Yoga Alliance requires 30 CEUs every 3 years.
$55. This workshop, although of great benefit to teachers, is open to all experienced practitioners.
Namaste! I look forward to serving you.