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Yoga Teacher Toolbox: Corrections & Adjustments

Learn techniques to enhance your students' class experience and deepen your own practice.
Instructor:
Kristen Porter
484 students enrolled
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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.

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.

Course Introduction

1
Welcome to the Course!

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

2
Meet your Instructor

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

3
Goals for this Course

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

Corrections & Adjustments: An Overview

1
Know Your Students

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.

2
Communicate with your Students

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.

3
Show by Example

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.

4
Using Physical Touch

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

5
Find Your Style

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.

Correcting & Adjusting Standing Poses

1
Mountain Pose

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.

2
Warrior I

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.

3
Warrior II

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.

4
Standing Forward Fold

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.

5
Triangle

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.

Correcting & Adjusting Kneeling Poses

1
Downward Dog

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.

2
Cat & Cow

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.

3
Runner's Lunge

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.

Correcting & Adjusting Seated Poses

1
Bound Angle Butterfly

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.

2
Seated Twist

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.

Correcting & Adjusting Prone Poses

1
Plank

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.

2
Sphinx

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.

3
Child's Pose

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.

Correcting & Adjusting Supine Poses

1
Bridge

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.

2
Savasana (Corpse Pose)

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.

Course Wrap-UP

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Wrap Up and What's Next!!

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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