teaching techniques: adjustments, alignment + supporting transformational practice
Dates: 15-17 + 22 - 24 september
Booking: online booking
for teachers + dedicated yoga students
33 hours of training
This course is a unique opportunity to further develop key skills that will enable you to work with Ashtanga Yoga students in an inspiring, skilful and authentic way. Become a confident, hands-on teacher by learning the fundamental principles behind safe, confident and beneficial adjustments. Learn to hold and maintain a safe space for transformational practice to thrive and flourish.
The course will cover:
- the alignment principles behind safe and effective adjustments
- the traditional Sanskrit count to the correct rhythm
- how to give hands-on adjustments
- how to modify practice for common injuries and contra-indications
- how to establish a safe " holding space" that facilitates and supports a transformational practice
- how to integrate the practices of pratyahara to quiet the senses during dynamic practice • how to guide students toward deep stillness and peace
Joey began daily yoga practice as a teenager in 1998. Whilst at Goldsmiths University he directed the Yoga Society for 3 years, took up Aikido and sat regularly with the FWBO (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order). After completing his degree in Drama he became an assistant to Hamish Hendry at Ashtanga Yoga London - during this time he studied annually with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore and in 2004 was authorised to teach the Primary Series.
From 2005-8 he taught the Mysore program at Triyoga in Primrose Hill and he has been on the TriYoga Teacher Training faculty for over 10 years.
In 2006 Joey began practicing Iyengar Yoga with Alaric Newcombe - the attention to alignment, precision and subtle detail has greatly influenced his practice, teaching and perception and he regularly gets scolded now in Mysore by Sharath Jois for doing standing poses ‘too wide'!
In 2009 Joey moved to Leeds where he set up and continues to run Yorkshire's first Mysore program: Ashtanga Yoga Leeds. Joey returns to Mysore regularly to further his practice and studies under Sharath's guidance, he has completed the Advanced A series and is authorised to teach the Intermediate Series.
Joey's intention is to bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among different schools of yoga.
British Wheel CPD Hours
All our teacher training intensives are eligible for British Wheel CPD points on the basis of 1 point = 1 hour. For information on BWY CPD requirements visit their website.