Teaching Skills 1: Observation & Language

A hands-on weekend to cultivate the seat of the teacher


September 6-8, 2019

Fri 5-8PM • Sat 9-4:30PM • Sun 9-4:30PM

Location: Journey Yoga, Calgary AB

The art of observation and language invites you to refine your ability, to see and speak so that your classes are taught with clarity and intention. Communication is the most important tool you have as a yoga teacher. First, we must be able to see everything from the small details to the big picture in order to meet our students where they are at. Then we explore how to use our voice and words to emit a powerful field of energy that affects how your students experience their practice. Together, our skilled and loving attention can offer students insightful support and inspiration.

Key Concepts

Teaching Skills 1: Observation & Language will empower you to command the room with clarity, convey your passion, broaden your language and inspire your students. You will also learn how to:
• Establish the seat of the teacher
• Observe your students and teach to what you see
• Teach poses systematically from the foundation up
• Develop cues that are directive, clear and potent
• Cue energetically from the focal point of the pose
• Instruct poses with breath cues
• Identify common misalignment in poses
• Modify poses for common injuries
• Best offer and receive feedback
• Use the 4 Gates of Speech: Truth, Necessity, Timing, Kindness
• Use your voice; tone, diction, projection
• Cultivate presence in your voice by using vocal exercises

What Will You Gain From This Workshop

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With this Teaching Skills 2: Adjustments & Demonstrations workshop, you will receive and offer adjustments and demonstrations, get feedback, and best of all, you will leave the weekend having experienced what feels good in your body so you can offer this gift to your students with confidence. We know hands-on touch can be intimidating! Never fear! This weekend will provide you with plenty of practice time with your peers. You will also accumulate:
• 18 classroom hours, including daily asana practice
• Course notes
• Continued Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance
Knowledge of how to weave adjustments and demonstrations into your classes
• Hands-on practice to develop your adjusting and demonstration skills
• Peer and teacher feedback to refine your skills
• A community of like-minded seekers to share your path with
• Access to a shared drive with literature and multimedia for further studies
• Peer teaching and practice

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Course Information

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Location: Journey Yoga, Calgary, AB
Dates: September 6-8, 2019
Class Times: Friday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Faculty: Alice Hong, Nora Maskey
Payment: $365 per weekend or all 5 weekends for $1799
*This program is a part of our 200HR Yoga Teacher Training and can be taken on its own or towards a certification.

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Tuition includes printed handouts and access to online resources.

  • $365

    Registration & Payment

    You will be redirected to our on-line store where you can select your workshop(s).
  • Your payment secures your space. Register up to and including the first day of the program as long as space is available.
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