Yoga Teacher Toolbox: Corrections & Adjustments

Learn techniques to enhance your students' class experience and deepen your own practice.
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Yoga Teacher Toolbox: Corrections & Adjustments will give yoga teachers the information and confidence needed to provide effective aid to students during their classes. Teachers will learn how to determine if a correction is appropriate and how to provide that correction. Giving corrections and adjustments to students will allow them to deepen their yoga practice and experience yoga in a new way. This course will also deepen its students' (the yoga teachers) practice by demonstrating self-correction techniques and sharing insight into several poses.

The course is divided into several sections. After the course introduction, it will address the overriding principles of giving corrections and adjustments. Topics covered in this section will address areas such as getting to know the students and their backgrounds, using verbal and physical cues, finding a unique style of corrections, and developing the yoga teacher’s confidence in this area. Then, the course will provide several demonstrations for providing corrections and adjustments for standing, kneeling, seated, supine and prone yoga poses. Finally, the lessons help the yoga teachers experience the topic as yoga students. Verbal instruction will help the course students get into the pose and experience the corrections themselves.

Nearly all lectures will be in a video format with accompanying slides. Demonstrations will be filmed with the teacher and a model so the students can see how the body can be adjusted during a yoga pose. Finally, verbal instructions for self-correction will appear with a photo of the pose.

While this course is designed for yoga teachers, yoga students will also benefit from the content. Anyone with basic yoga experience will find that they can deepen their practice by going into poses and making corrections to increase the effectiveness of those poses. The course contains 26 lessons, and each one is 5-10 minutes. There are also 3 downloadable resources with information to supplement the course.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have a basic knowledge of yoga.
  • A yoga mat and loose clothing will be appropriate for doing poses.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to determine when it is appropriate to give corrections and adjustments to your yoga students.
  • You will gain confidence and develop your own teaching style .
  • You will learn the purposes of several poses and how to self-correct in those poses, thereby deepening your own practice.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for yoga teachers, but anyone who wants to deepen their yoga practice would benefit from it. This course would not be appropriate for students with no yoga experience.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
09:06

Find out what you will learn in this course and what to expect during each section.

09:20

Why am I so passionate about yoga and helping your students to deepen their passion? Find out here.

10:23

Learn the big picture and look forward to the things we will accomplish together.

Section 2: Corrections & Adjustments: An Overview
10:13

When providing assistance in class, knowing your students is very important. You'll learn how to read your students and how to approach them about providing assistance to them during class.

07:50

There are many ways to communicate with your students, especially when you are correcting a posture. We will explore those options so you can find the style or styles that ifits your teaching personality.

05:09

Some teachers like to demonstrate poses and some like to only use voice cues. Here, we discuss showing the students how to correct or adjust themselves if they are uncomfortable receiving physical assistance from you.

06:04

Most of your assistance will be with physical touch. Learn the many different ways to use touch while providing assistance during your classes.

03:47

If you have not done so already, you will develop your individual teaching style. Here we discuss using the information in this course as an element in that process.

Section 3: Correcting & Adjusting Standing Poses
06:34

The first standing pose we all learn: Mountain Pose. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this amazing grounding pose.

06:31

Warrior I is a very complex pose. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this challenging pose included in most classes.

05:32

This empowering pose is very common in yoga classes of all levels. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this strengthening pose.

05:25

Standing Forward Fold is an inversion that nearly all students can perform. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this staple of sun saluattions.

05:21

Triangle pose is difficult for many beginners. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this challenging heart opener.

Section 4: Correcting & Adjusting Kneeling Poses
05:25

Even if they have never done yoga before, most people have heard of Downward Facing Dog pose. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this wonderful pose used in sequences as an inversion, a rest pose and a great hamstring stretch.

04:28

Cat and Cow poses together are often called "the Happy Pose," because it can help lighten our moods. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this staple of most Hatha sequences.

04:14

The pose of many names, Runner's Lunge is a great hip stretch. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this great pose that prepares students for the Warrior poses.

Section 5: Correcting & Adjusting Seated Poses
04:10

Bound Angle Butterfly is not only a favorite among kids, adults love its hip-opening qualities. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this common pose.

05:59

Seated Twist pose is a great beginner twist. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this detoxifying pose.

Section 6: Correcting & Adjusting Prone Poses
04:38

The pose most students love to hate: Plank Pose. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this challenging but oh-so-rewarding pose.

04:13

Sphinx pose is a great beginner backbend. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this gentle and relaxing pose.

04:31

Child's pose is a great restorative pose that can be made better with an adjustment. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this great resting pose.

Section 7: Correcting & Adjusting Supine Poses
04:34

There are so many elements to Bridge pose. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this great backbend.

05:48

The grand finale of poses and the one everyone looks forward to: Corpse Pose. Learn the basics, how to correct and adjust and how to self-correct in this great ending pose.

Section 8: Course Wrap-UP
02:19

It's been a pleasure teaching you all about corrections and adjustments for your yoga classes. Please review this course so I know what works and what to improve upon.

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Instructor Biography

Kristen Porter, Experienced Yoga Teacher & Studio Owner

Kristen Porter is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT 200), corporate attorney, wife and mom. She is also Reiki I & II certified. Her passion is helping people realize their true strength and inner light by sharing wisdom learned through yoga, meditation and incorporating positive changes in her own life. Kristen has been on and off the mat since she was 16 years old and has been dedicated to her own practice for the last several years. She loves cooking, hiking, painting, writing and music and is passionate about animal rescue. She loves spending time with her talented and beautiful daughter (and co-teacher of the kids classes) Ella, her loving and supportive husband Greg and the other (four-legged) members of her family. Kristen believes that yoga can be transformative for anyone by increasing body awareness which leads to body appreciation.

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