with Simon Park and Noelle Connolly
Hands-on assisting is perhaps one of the most important, yet least mastered aspects of teaching Yoga asana. The primary skill one must develop is a keen understanding of the dynamic, inner actions that make each posture come vibrantly to life. Through a combination of demonstration, visual assessment, effective verbal cues, and precise hands-on assists, the teacher can completely redirect the energy of the asana. Learn an approach towards transformational hands-on-assists that is informed by physical/energetic alignment, yet open to the uniqueness of each individual's body.
This requires excellent vision, precision, sensitivity, multiple points of awareness and an ego-free approach. A skillful touch has the power to transport your students to a whole new level of awareness. What could take years for a student to understand a particular action or movement, could be done with one precise, effective, supportive assist from a well-trained teacher.
Simon and Noelle have honed the craft of hands-on assisting through years of study and teaching with master teachers Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman, Shiva Rea, and Dharma Mittra.