By utilizing carefully placed hands-on adjustments and creative verbal cues, you can help create a seemingly individualized asana practice tailored to each student's specific needs. Physical adjustments must be given with care and awareness by any instructor, and when properly executed, can enhance the comfort and safety of students during yoga practice.
In this DVD, you'll explore basic biomechanical principles of foundational asanas, and learn sophisticated yet subtle physical and verbal techniques for guiding students into their ideal physical alignment based on their unique physical structure. These methods are ideal for decreasing the potential of physical injury of students during their yoga practice.
This is a live recorded session from the 2008 IDEA World Fitness Convention™.
By Diane Ambrosini, MA, Kathy Lee Kappmeier, PT
Diane Ambrosini, MA, ERYT500 holds a master’s degree in exercise science. Diane co-authored "Instructing Hatha Yoga" and writes yoga related articles for Examiner.com. She teaches through A Gentle Way Yoga Center in La Mesa, CA and is available to teach private and semi-private yoga classes, and contributes her expertise to numerous Yoga Teacher Training Programs. ... read more.
Kathy Lee Kappmeier, PT, holds degrees in physical therapy and psychology. She is a licensed holistic health practitioner and a registered yoga teacher. With 25 years in the industry, she has traveled and studied in India and Thailand.