Teachers: Annie Carlin, RYT-200 and Julie Eisenberg, RYT-500/ERYT-200

Have you ever had a student with a larger body show up to your class, and didn’t know what to do with them? Or maybe you just aren’t sure how to offer modifications to them in a supportive way that doesn’t single them out. Perhaps you’d just like to see more body diversity in your classes.

This workshop will offer practical tools, modifications, and detailed instruction on using various yoga props to help your larger bodied students get the most out of their asana practice. We will talk about assumptions, triggering language, and how to reduce harm done to larger bodied students in yoga settings. Annie will speak from her experience as both a larger bodied student and teacher to help you make your classes a more welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. Bring any and all questions that you might hesitate to ask your students about how to make the practice work for them – we’ll figure them out together!

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Topics covered will include:

* Common issues for larger-bodied students and how to handle them (emotional and physical)
* Using language that empowers and avoiding triggers
* Poses and sequences – using props and the wall, working transitions, other modification ideas and how to introduce modifications in a positive way

annie triangleThis workshop is perfect for you if you are a yoga teacher, teacher in training, or you work in a fitness or healing field. If you aren’t a yoga teacher but would like to help a friend or family-member with some movement exercises or fitness goals, please contact us–we welcome everybody, but since this training is based on an asana practice, we just want to touch base with you before you sign up!

Date: Saturday March 5
Time: 2-5 pm
Cost: $80 early bird registration; $90 at the door
This course will count for 3 CEU Contact Hours with Yoga Alliance.

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