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How to Design and Teach an Intro to Yoga Series with Beth Award
April 19| $160 – $200
An intro series is a great way to break down the basics of yoga and help cultivate a person’s confidence to attend public classes or to simply create a home practice. As teachers, we have the opportunity to impart the basics of yoga in a careful, sequential way so that a person’s ongoing yoga practice—of any style—is informed and enhanced.
So how would one break down the basics of this vast body of practice in 6 weeks to inspire and inform someone who may have never stepped foot inside a yoga studio? This interactive workshop will spark your creativity for teaching an intro series. With lecture and discussion we’ll cover:
- What elements to consider in designing and teaching an intro series
- How to inspire students without overwhelming them
- How to add value to the student’s experience by including informative pre- and post-class communication
- How to draw on your own values and strengths as a teacher in order to offer a multifaceted, practical, and empowering series
- How to offer variations to make movements and postures more accessible
- Easy-to-teach alignment concepts that apply to all categories of poses
You’ll come away with the building blocks to create your own 6-week intro series.
Add 5.0 hours of practicum on Sunday to workshop the content learned during Fri & Sat. Please note registration for practicum is separate.
Friday, April 19, 6:00-8:00p
Saturday, April 20, 1:00-7:00p
$160 Early bird pricing through Apr 14
$200 Full price April 15 & after
This workshop is open to anyone, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. If you are taking this workshop toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program online in advance.
Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the class start; after which, no refunds are given.
About the instructor: Beth Award
In 1991, Beth took two summer classes: DOS Programming and Yoga. The computer information didn’t stick, but yoga captured her attention from the very first class: she felt taller and quieter (miraculous!). Since 1994, Beth has been a student at Seattle Yoga Arts, and how she evolved to wear a leotard to work is still a bit of a joyful mystery to her. Inspired by Denise and her own “unfolding”, Beth left her corporate job to teach yoga in 2003. She achieved Anusara-Inspired licensing in 2007 and is an E-RYT 200 Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Beth offers a warm and compassionate instruction style that stems from her love and enthusiasm for the practice. She continues to be inspired, pulled, and prodded by life in all sorts of directions.
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