January 28th, 1-6pm $65
In this 5-hour intensive on cueing for yoga teachers, we will work to refine our teaching language to offer clear and specific alignment instructions to get students into and out of each pose efficiently and safely. It’s not uncommon for yoga teachers to give vague alignment instructions, or the alignment instructions are simply missing. Clear articulation of alignment is a practice in and of itself. What we say as yoga teachers, and how we say it, matters.
Teaching with clear and specific alignment instructions in a flow class is a difficult task. After all, how much alignment instruction can be given in just 15 to 30 seconds? As it turns out, more than one might think.
In this module, we will use language called "sutra-like vernacular" to efficiently convey information as teachers. A sutra is a concentrated teaching presented in the most succinct statement possible. Sutras are often so concise that they are written as phrases instead of sentences. And yet, like a seed, each sutra contains vast amounts of information.
We will also discuss the three kinds of alignment cues that are critical in every pose - shape, safety, and refinement. These cues help students to know what to do with their bodies so that they can get the most out of their practice both in terms of strength and stretch while remaining safe.
Teagan Schweitzer (RYT 500) is an arm balance lover and renaissance woman. She has been a passionately dedicated yoga teacher in Philadelphia for over 10 years. She has taken teacher trainings in a number of different styles of yoga and combines her knowledge from these studies to offer expertly taught yoga classes. She also has a Ph.D. in Anthropology and researches food in Philadelphia in the 19th century. She attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. And she is a lifelong dancer. Teagan has also become an avid runner and loves how yoga compliments running. She teaches yoga teacher trainings, workshops, and classes around the city.