Effective Hands-On Adjustments
with Paula Munroe
Mondays, November 25 + December 9, 2019
Join Paula and learn to incorporate effective hands-on adjustments into your teaching!
This two-part course will give you the confidence to use your hands to deliver an enriched experience for your students. This will be a very interactive workshop where you will get to learn the art of adjusting, to not only correct, but deepen a student’s posture.
The first part of the course will be going through some of the most common asanas and various adjustments to enhance them. You will get to watch me do my favourite adjustments, and then have time to practice them on a partner yourself (and some time to get creative with your own adjustments!)
The second part will be learning to adjust in a more fast paced vinyasa style class where you need to learn to get in and out quickly!
Dates and Timings
Part 1: Monday, November 25, 6 pm to 9 pm
Learning the fundamentals of hands on adjustments as a tool in your teaching:
- The difference between adjusting to ‘correct’ a posture and an adjustment to deepen a students experience of a posture
- Adjusting more static postures
- Going through some of the more common asanas one at a time and learning different adjustments for each one
- Lots of time to practice and get feedback from your partner about what worked and what didn’t
Part 2: Monday, December 9, 6 pm to 9 pm
- Learning to adjust in a faster paced vinyasa style class
- Incorporating some more advanced deepening style of adjustments
- Time to practice more with a partner
Cost and Registration
$195.00 per person before October 15, 2019, $225.00 per person thereafter.
About Your Teacher – Paula Munroe
I teach an athletic style of yoga that will challenge you to meet your edge with grace and ease. I like to teach a mix of traditional asana with strength and mobility exercises borrowed from other modalities. I think the greatest gift I can offer my students is how to meet challenging moments with softness, how to tune inwards for guidance, and to feel more at home in their bodies. For me, yoga is about realizing that so much of our struggle in life comes from our reactivity and resistance to things as they are. My classes will encourage you to breathe into what you are feeling without judgement, without reacting, and to simply witness your experience without trying to change it.
When it came to thinking about why we work out, my friend used to always say, ‘what are you training for?’ Most of us aren’t training for any Olympic event, what most of us are training for is life. We are doing yoga so we can get out of bed in the morning and feel good in our bodies. We want to be able to run with our kids, enjoy a hike with friends, and feel we can call upon our bodies to do whatever activity that we want. We are training (or doing yoga) so our bodies don’t hold us back from living the life we want.
When I go to teach, I think about what yoga asana or movement patterns could be of greatest service to the average person walking into my class. While we are unique in our own way, we are mostly quite similar in our lifestyles. My classes look to counter all the ‘sitting’ we do in order to re-balance where we are typically tight, and to strengthen where we tend to be weak. Greater range of motion in the body isn’t just from ‘stretching.’ Often our bodies are tight because they lack strength, and it is the body’s way of protecting that weakness. Learning to strengthen the body through movement, can actually give you access to greater ranges of motion, and ultimately, more freedom in your body to live life.