Leap Art of Assisting Workshop
Session 1: Saturday March 2nd 2024 1-4PM
Session 2: Sunday March 3rd 2024 1-3:45PM
Session 3: Saturday March 9th 2024 1-4PM
Session 4: Sunday March 10th 2024 1-3:45PM
Register before February 24th – $200 // After February 24th – $225
ASSIST WITH SKILL, SAFETY & CONFIDENCE
Have you thought about deepening your knowledge of yoga poses or finding answers to some questions about your personal yoga practice? How is your spine aligned? Are your feet and knees aligned in poses? Are your shoulders protected through proper alignment? Are your muscles engaged?
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basic principles of how anatomy and alignment work together in each pose, and you will get a chance to be the giver and receiver of gentle pose alignment. You will have the opportunity to learn corrective, supportive, deepening, and directional assists for a wide range of poses. You will learn foundational skills that will advance your personal practice and develop the art of “reading” bodies and assisting students with confidence.
You will learn about:
• Basic elements of skeletal anatomy
• How to evaluate a pose and assist
• The lines of energy in the body and how to access them in any pose
• How to effectively & safely assist and support students
• What makes a pleasant assist experience
13 hours of hands on workshop in a small group setting. Leap Art of Assisting manual. Leap certificate for the hands-on assisting workshop upon attendance of all sessions, competition of peer assists, and passing the assisting test. Upon workshop completion, graduation and four shadow assists, the student may be able to assist during Leap Flow Yoga classes. Leap Assistants may receive a discounted Monthly UNLIMITED Membership in exchange for a weekly regular hands on assistance in class.
“The guidance of a good assistant can be profound and students often express great appreciation for the steady presence of an assistant in yoga practices week after week. It is a deeply rewarding role, a form of seva (sacred service).”