The Art of Adjustments: Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Learn the Hands-On Skills You Need to Deliver Safe, Affective Adjustments That Transform and InspireWatch Promo
The Art of Adjustments online course presents the essential skills of connecting with students through hands-on adjustments. Whether it be to deepen a posture, modify it for a beginner or address a specific issue, you learn what is required to deliver adjustments that allow you to profoundly connect with students on a variety of levels.
This module features interactive testing and assignments that allow you to work with our esteemed mentors as you hone and refine your skills. Throughout the module, you are asked to upload video and written assignments that demonstrate your learning and development in these areas, while giving you an opportunity to receive helpful feedback from our mentors to promote growth. Upon successful completion, you receive a certificate saying you have demonstrated proficiency in the skills learned throughout this module.
In this module, you learn:
- The essential techniques and application of extraordinary hands-on adjustments
- Ethical guidelines of hands-on adjustments that keep you and your students safe
- The power of connecting with students and transforming their practice through effective assists
- Basic adjustment techniques to utilize in a wide variety of postures
- How to adjust someone throughout a vinyasa practice, including a sun salutation
- Transformational adjustments for all groups of postures including:
- Standing Pose Adjustments
- Balance Pose Adjustments
- Twisting Pose Adjustments
- Forward Bend Adjustments
- Back Bend Adjustments
- Inversions Adjustments
- Shavasana Adjustments
This comprehensive continuing education course features video and written content covering all aspects of how to deliver exceptional, safe, caring, and dynamic hands-on adjustments to students.
Upon successful completion, you receive a certificate saying you have demonstrated proficiency in the skills learned throughout this module. This course counts as 30 continuing education credits for The Kaivalya Yoga Method.
This course is for continuing education purposes only. To be eligible for certification in The Kaivalya Yoga Method at the 500+ hour level and be entered in our online registry of approved teachers, you must enroll in the full program.
Often referred to as the "Yoga Doctor," Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D., helps yoga teachers embody their knowledge, up-level their skills and create more impact in the world. She gives you clear pathways to earning a living with your spiritual practice and help others with your gift.
On this principle she founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method®, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. Teaching students since 2001 and teachers since 2003, Alanna has written and developed teacher trainings worldwide for top studios and independently. In 2015, she debuted a comprehensive 500hr-online teacher training.
She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has authored numerous articles and three books: Myths of the Asanas, an accessible practitioner’s guide to stories behind beloved poses, and Sacred Sound, a yoga “hymnal,” illustrating the role of chant and mantra in modern practice. Her third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, teaches modern day people how to build a personal spiritual practice through yoga.
She lives in New York City with Roxy the Wonderdog. Find out more at alannak.com.
StartIntroduction to Hands On Adjustments (24:21)
StartIntention and Focus
StartThe Fundamentals of a Good Adjustment
StartDiscussion of "Bad" Adjustments: Petting (2:57)
StartDiscussion of "Bad" Adjustments: Backbends (1:47)
StartDiscussion of "Bad" Adjustments: Twists (2:14)
StartDiscussion of "Bad" Adjustments: Warrior One (1:34)
StartBreath & Adjustments
StartLearning Adjustments by Understanding Body Movement (1:32)
StartHand Positions for Adjustments (3:13)
StartDiscussion of Basic Adjusting Protocol Within Class (6:26)
StartBasic Adjustments: Faucet Shoulders (2:49)
StartBasic Adjustments: Tail Swipe (1:05)
StartBasic Adjustments: Head Lift (1:55)
StartBasic Adjustment: Reaching Arms Up (2:56)
StartLearning Adjustments: Combining Adjustments (Forward Folds) (1:52)
StartLearning Adjustments: Combining Poses (Warrior 2 & Triangle) (4:44)
StartLearning Adjustments: Back Foot in Standing Poses (0:53)
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