March 23, 2017
Host: Matthew Sanford
The principles of yoga do not discriminate. Yoga poses do. This interactive webinar explores how to teach asana to ANY body regardless of his or her level of ability. A universal approach to asana is very different than learning to adapt yoga poses to an individual’s particular needs. (This will not be a webinar on yoga therapy.) It requires the teachers to know what they know but from a different perspective. For example, how does physical asana reveal the subtle body without simply defaulting to emphasizing breath? How can one reveal the subtle body in movement without utilizing overt muscular action. The reality is that the yoga student demographic is changing to include more and more elderly and more and more people with disabilities and various conditions. Every yoga teacher needs to offer value to such students without simply treating them as “special” or “different.” Finally, a universal approach to teaching asana will deepen your ability to teach more “traditional” students.