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The 'Art' of Adjusting
CPD Yoga Workshop Series, with Chris Croft

£60.00/£195.00

ONLY 12 Places Available




Learn how to safely and intelligently adjust yoga poses using applied dynamic alignment principles

An effective yoga adjustment communicates the dynamic energetic component of a pose through intuitive touch, helping awareness travel through the body and allowing the student to overcome mental and physical ‘knots’.

Giving good yoga adjustments is an ‘art’ which requires confidence, subtlety and an understanding of the mechanics of the body. Receiving an adjustment is just as important, as it teaches us trust, develops bodily awareness and requires both surrender and the confidence to say “NO”.

This special 4-part modular training course blends hands-on exploration with theory, demonstration and anatomy to cultivate a deeper experience and understanding of foundation poses, hip-openers, forward bends, backbends, twists, arm balances and inversions.

Each in-depth and fun-filled day can be attended as a stand-alone 1-day workshop or as part of the 4-day 'Art of Adjusting' CPD training course, which also includes a 60-page training manual.

These workshops are perfect for yoga teachers, teachers-in-training & regular students seeking to deepen their experience and understanding.

Limited Spaces ~ Booking Essential


Foundation Poses (module 1)

April 1, 2017

This workshop will cover:

  • Dynamic Alignment principles for all foundation poses
  • How to know when, and when not to, adjust
  • Passive vs. active adjustments
  • How to spot and fix ‘release valves’ in poses
  • When to use verbal cuing vs. physical touch
  • The ethics of touch
  • Using safe body mechanics to adjust
  • How to balance your work and the receiver’s work

Learn how to adjust these poses:

  • Samasthiti / Tadasana (mountain pose)
  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (updog)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (downdog)
  • Plank
  • Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Uttitha Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Uttitha Parshvakonasana (side angle pose)
  • Utthita Hasta Padangushtasana (balancing)
  • Balasana (child’s pose)
  • Shavasana (corpse pose)
  • Dandasana (staff pose)
  • Virabhadrasana (warrior)
  • Sukhasana (easy pose)
  • and more...

Hips Openers & Forward Bending (module 2)

May 6, 2017

This workshop will cover:

  • Dynamic Alignment principles for hip openers and forward bends
  • How to know when, and when not to, adjust
  • Passive vs. active adjustments
  • How to spot and fix ‘release valves’ in poses
  • When to use verbal cuing vs. physical touch
  • The ethics of touch
  • Using safe body mechanics to adjust
  • How to balance your work and the receiver’s work

Learn how to adjust these poses:

  • Janu Sirshasana
  • Baddha Konasana (butterfly pose)
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Marichyasana A & B
  • Kurmasana (tortoise pose)
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Tiriang Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana
  • Padmasana/Sukhasana (easy pose)
  • Uttitha Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Padangushtasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana
  • Dandasana (staff pose)
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Parshvottanasana
  • Krounchasana
  • and more...

Backbends & Twists (module 3)

June 3, 2017

This workshop will cover:

  • Dynamic Alignment principles for backbends and twists
  • How to know when, and when not to, adjust
  • Passive vs. active adjustments
  • How to spot and fix ‘release valves’ in poses
  • When to use verbal cuing vs. physical touch
  • The ethics of touch
  • Using safe body mechanics to adjust
  • How to balance your work and the receiver’s work

Learn how to adjust these poses:

  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (updog)
  • Purvottanasana
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge pose)
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (wheel pose)
  • Matsyasana (fish pose)
  • Dhanurasana (bow pose)
  • Shalabasana (locust pose)
  • Parivritta Trikonasana (revolved triangle)
  • Marichyasana C
  • Parivritta Parshvakonasana (revolved side-angle)
  • Pasasana
  • Bharadvajasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Marichyasana D
  • and more...

Arm Balances & Inversions (module 4)

July 15, 2017

This workshop will cover:

  • Dynamic Alignment principles for arm balances and inversions
  • How to know when, and when not to, adjust
  • Passive vs. active adjustments
  • How to spot and fix ‘release valves’ in poses
  • When to use verbal cuing vs. physical touch
  • The ethics of touch
  • Using safe body mechanics to adjust
  • How to balance your work and the receiver’s work

Learn how to adjust these poses:

  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (updog)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (downdog)
  • Plank
  • Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Pincha Mayurasana (peacock feather)
  • Bhuja Pidasana
  • Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand)
  • Bakasasana (crane/crow poses)
  • Tittibasana (firefly pose)
  • Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
  • Halasana (plough pose)
  • Sirsasana (headstand)
  • Supta Konasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • and more...

Cost

£60 (Each Day) / £195 (Full 4-Day Course)

2017 Dates - Exeter, UK

April 1, 2017 - Foundation Poses (module 1)
May 6, 2017 - Hips Openers & Forward Bending (module 2)
June 3, 2017 - Backbends & Twists (module 3)
July 15, 2017 - Arm Balances & Inversions (module 4)
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Location

The Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
King St Business Centre, 7-9 King St, Exeter, EX1 1BQ


Daily Schedule

SATURDAY
[11:00 - 14:00] - Intro, Dynamic Alignment Principles & Adjusting Technique
[14:00 - 15:00] - Lunch Break
[15:00 - 18:00] - Further Adjusting Technique





Testimonials for 'The Art of Adjusting'


"I particularly enjoyed exploring the poses from an individual perspective rather than just that of participants with a view to adjusting them. You gave a whole new dimension to pretty much every pose that we looked at and I've come away with a completely new attitude to my own practise that I'm excited to explore. Having been traditionally Ashtanga trained in India I was definitely stuck within the rigidity of the "rules" and it's incredibly refreshing to look beyond the rules, its completely changed Yoga for me - in the most delicious way!! You're a truly inspiring instructor"

Kelly

"The perfect workshop! Chris explained everything really well, im pleased to be able to go to another one of these modules. Chris knows what he's talking about and answered every question well with both facts and his own personal opinion. Well spent money!"

Ulrica

"The workshop was fantastic, I enjoy having my conditioning challenged and exploring how it affects my practice and my teaching. It was also very interesting to hear you talk about holding someone in a space they don't want to be in. Thank you again, I will be back for more whenever I can"

Lucy Barlow

"The workshop was fantastic, I enjoy having my conditioning challenged and exploring how it affects my practice and my teaching. It was also very interesting to hear you talk about holding someone in a space they don't want to be in. Thank you again, I will be back for more whenever I can"

Lucy Barlow

"Have just spent a really stimulating weekend at Chris Croft's adjustment workshop. Although I don't teach I have practiced yoga for many years and found many of his suggestions and adjustments really useful to continue deepening my own practice.
Thank you Chris for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend"

Piedy Somerville

"Thanks for such a great workshop! I thought it was very well structured, professional, clearly taught, and your knowledge & experience were very apparent throughout - I'm sure everyone felt they were in very good hands. I'm sure I'll come to more in future - it was excellent!"

Tanja B

"One of the many magical moments I will take away with me from the weekend is how you become an extension of someone else's posture by helping them with adjustment. It was an incredible experience shared with truly incredible people."

Hayley Dyer

"Like all the most brilliant teachers, Chris gently throws a hand grenade into your long-standing practice and helps you reconstruct the pieces into something excitingly new. All done with humour, insight and compassion. More please!"

Janet Kipling (yoga teacher)

"This dynamic and worthwhile course reinforced and delivered what I have come to recognise as excellent teaching on all levels of communication, especially the subtle ones... 'top banana' Chris!"

Julie Jennings

"Thank you so much for opening my eyes and body to the world of spirals over the past weekend. My practice has grown and changed so much from last weekend. I am so much more aware of what my body is doing and how it feels, which has allowed me to move in and out of postures with ease that previously I have struggled with. 'Mindful' is a word that you used and after last weekend I feel like I am practicing the Primary Series for the first time, with a very open heart and head"

Hayley Dyer

"One is never too old to have a life-changing experience; Chris Croft is an inspiring teacher and supportive guide! Brilliant workshop"

Julie Jennings