Fluid Assisting – A Workshop for Yoga Teachers

with Jen Frey
Will be offered in 2017

As teachers, we influence the way our students learn through the space we create and the directives we give, but our teaching can be much more powerful through the physical contact we make with assists and adjustments. Touch is an essential channel of communication and can transform a student’s experience in class as well as in life. Understanding how to share the gift of touch with your students will bring better safety, clarity and comfort to their practice.

This Workshop Will:

  • teach the difference between adjusting and assisting
  • how to approach hands-on to work safely for practitioner and adjuster
  • help attendees understand how to communicate with students non-verbally.

We’ll break down assists for various postures and examine the pressure, direction and intention behind our contact. By exploring the subtleties of touch, we’ll consider how adjustments and assists can foster deeper, more meaningful connections with our students and the practice itself.

You will learn assists for standing yoga and restorative postures. Additionally, you will experience a vinyasa yoga class led by Jen that will include fluid assists to give each participant an experience of how the assists can be integrated into class

Plan on partnering up and doing hands on work! This will give an overview for both teachers and non-teachers alike to help assist and grow as a teacher.

Join Jen Frey E-RYT 200 RYT 500 for a fun afternoon of learning and hands on experience.

3 CEUs for Yoga Alliance.

About Jen Frey:
jen-freyJen’s core philosophy is that yoga should be available and accessible to all. She creates a comfortable, relatable and relaxed atmosphere in which a challenging flow is punctuated with warmth and giggles. Her goal is always to get you to try something new with a sense of humor. She embraces a versatile Vinyasa flow and modifies to suit all levels. Mindfulness, breath work and inspiration from buddhist philosophy are fundamental ingredients in her approach.

Jen began practicing yoga in 1998. What started out as a purely physical endeavor evolved into a pathway for life. Jen is a E-RYT 200 and RYT 500, she studied Fluid Yoga with Kevan Gale at Stil Studio, Boston. She is the owner of Village Yoga in Newfane where the primary goal is to spread the love and build community.

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