Yoga Adjusts & Assists | Teacher Training | IN STUDIO
Gingi Lee | 4-12 May 2024 | 40 hours | Price: £550
The majority of practitioners come to the mat for the undisputed therapeutic benefits yoga offers. If they are in the hands of a skilled adjuster these benefits will often be greatly enhanced. A good adjustment can help a student safely access a deeper posture, set good alignment and explore energetic movement and intention. It may also release deep physical restrictions, as well as emotional blockages in a safe environment.
This 4-day Yoga Adjusts & Assists course will give you the fundamentals of applying adjustments in a safe way following the biomechanics of not only the body but also the breath.
The course is designed to give you the tools and confidence to offer your students some hands-on help in a safe, inclusive and
purposeful way. It can be attended as a stand-alone YACEP-registered CPD course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme.
Yoga Adjusts & Assists | Course Overview
Learning the art of giving adjustments is an important journey as a teacher and should not be underestimated. The simple act of sharing human touch has tremendous power to heal both physically and emotionally. We are social creatures and touch is a fundamental part of development from the first moment of life when we have skin-on-skin contact with a parent.
Gingi has witnessed remarkable benefits during his twenty-five years of working in this way in his yoga classes and he believes it is an integral part of being a yoga teacher. “A skilled assist can be a transmission of knowledge, energy and healing that can be extremely profound.”
Students may sometimes be tentative or resistant to being physically assisted, but invariably with space, time, and a building of trust, those students will usually open up to the gifts this dimension of yoga can give. Yoga is about evolution after all.
At the same time, in our modern world, teachers may feel unsure about how best to adjust if at all. This course is designed to give you as a teacher, confidence in how to work hands-on with bodies, giving the gift of fine-tuning or refining the student’s personal experience of the pose in order the deepen the expression.
Read more about Gingi’s experience with adjustments on our Blog.
Yoga Adjusts & Assists Course Content
This Yoga Adjusts & Assists course will explore adjustments for sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures, backbends and inversions in addition to covering the following:
- why and when to offer adjustments
- biomechanics and energetics of adjustments
- using the breath
- sensitivity of touch
- building relationships/consent
- timing and working the room efficiently
- handling difficult scenarios
- working with different body types
- working with injuries
- overview of teaching in a self-practice environment
More about Gingi Lee
Leading this teacher training course is Senior Yoga Alliance Registered teacher Gingi Lee, co-director of the Shala, who founded the studio in 1997 and founded the Shala School of Yoga teacher training programme in 2016. He has been teaching yoga full time for over 25 years and is one of the country’s most experienced ashtanga vinyasa yoga teachers. As a teacher who has primarily focused on teaching self practice ashtanga – where hands-on adjustments are central to the style of teaching – he has almost unrivalled experience in this field in the UK.
Gingi began studying and teaching martial arts in the 1980s with his father, Sensei Richard Taibong Lee. During an early trip to India, Gingi came into contact with yoga and spent many years returning to India to study and devote himself to the discipline. For two years in the mid 90s, he apprenticed with the late Derek Ireland after completing a teacher training course in Goa. He subsequently went to Mysore to continue his studies with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and then attended a two-year teacher training course with Graeme Northfield of Australia around 2001. Additionally, Gingi has trained more recently with Yamuna Zake and become certified in Yamuna Bodyrolling, a form of remedial bodywork which has interested him for many years and which he now incorporates into some of his teachings.
For 25 years, Gingi has focused his energy on teaching at his centre in South London, alongside hosting yoga holidays and workshops internationally. In 2016 he established the Shala School of Yoga teacher training programme with a hand picked team of senior teachers including Kath Roberts, Mark Kan and Norman Blair and he is focus now is primarily on passing on his knowledge to the next generation of teachers.
Gingi has played a key role in popularising ashtanga yoga in the UK and has taught, trained and inspired many British yoga teachers. He is a well-respected teacher who has remained at the forefront of the yoga community. His teaching is characterised by sensitivity, warmth, openness and a deep commitment to the practices.
Read Gingi’s own personal story here.
The course has the following modules scheduled:
Saturday 4 May 2024 DAY 1 | IN STUDIO
Sunday 5 May 2023 Day 2 | IN STUDIO
Saturday 11 May 2024 DAY 3 | IN STUDIO
Sunday 12 May 2024 DAY 4 | IN STUDIO
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