Teaching Skills 3: Sequencing Classes

A weekend of creativity and innovation


October 18-20, 2019

Fri 5-8PM • Sat & Sun 9-4:30PM


Have you ever taken a class and wondered how you got into a pose? Do you wonder how a flowing sequence can bring you into the bliss of savasana? Like a wave of energy that starts off quiet and rises to its climax before sloping quietly downward to a still ending, the arc of a class takes students on a journey of self-exploration, inspiration and integration.
A great yoga class allows students to feel connected to themselves and lends an overall sense of accomplishment. Sequencing a class is as much about knowing your audience, as it is about the strategy, planning and delivery. Learn how to sequence safely and creatively while expanding your repertoire with purposeful sequences that have powerful effects.

Key Concepts

Teaching Skills 3: Sequencing Classes brings cohesion to a yoga class from the beginning to the end. Engage your students along their journey and reveal all the hidden gems along the way. You will also learn how to:
• Select from class planning styles: Gradual arc, peak, double peak, twin peaks, potpourri
• Sequence safely and effectively
• Incorporate key alignment principles of asanas along with modifications and actions
• Teach and pace beginner and mixed level classes
• Identify similar yoga poses, the muscle groups they use, the flexibility required and poses with similar foundation
• Integrate twists, neutral poses and counterposes
• Utilize the general arc of a class; centering, warm-ups, progressively deeper and complex poses, apex pose, cooling poses, meditation and Savasana
• Teach to general themes, postural sequence, and biomechanical principles of alignment
• Help students improve stamina to hold a pose, perform a vinyasa, increase muscular strength, and perform a variety of postures and the ability to connect to the inner self
• Effectively allocate time within a class
• Create a toolbelt: Breath, foundation, root to rise, compensation, movement versus action, posture and position, counter actions, complementary actions, component parts, preparatory postures, pose/counter pose and transitions

What You Will Gain From This Workshop

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With this Teaching Skills 2: Sequencing Classes workshop, you will gain the knowledge of how to build a class so that your students may experience the subtlety and fullness of each pose and their practice. The traverse no matter how steep will take your students along the promenade of their practice. You will also accumulate:
• 18 classroom hours, including daily asana practice
• Course notes
• Continued Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance
Knowledge of central concepts of sequencing
• Practical sequencing exercises
• 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: October 18 – 20, 2019
Class Times: Friday 5:00-8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-4:30 pm
Faculty: Alice Hong and 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

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