Adjustment Frameworks: Yoga and the Art of Touch
Sunday, June 3
Illume Pittsburgh
222 Boulevard of the Allies, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15222
11am – 5:30pm
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For yoga teachers and professionals: Many teachers are only taught one type of adjustment, but there are several which provide a dynamic and thoughtful yoga experience. In this fun and informative workshop, we’ll explore four different types of adjustments, each based on a different intention. We will practice with these adjustments in mind, and you’ll get plenty of opportunity to practice adjusting others. We will also review ways to align adjustments with the class subject.

In addition to the four types of adjustment, the Frameworks method uses three types of teacher contact and three types of student contact. These provide a meaningful repertoire of touch. It is every teacher’s duty to help students develop shraddha (trust) in themselves, the practice, and the teacher in order to cultivate virya (strength). We will discuss how to go about this in a class setting.

Establishing consent and rapport with students prior to contact is essential. We’ll discuss preserving student’s autonomy and their right not to be touched. You’ll learn how to make an adjustment without touching at all.

You’ll receive handouts for further study.  This workshop is a Frameworks 300 teacher training module and provides 6 Yoga Alliance CE hours.