Practicum with Beth Award
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 and inspire and inform someone who may have never stepped foot inside a yoga studio? This is your opportunity to practice doing just that!
As preparation for this practicum, create a basic outline of a 6-week “Intro to Yoga” series, including the primary focus of each week. Come prepared to teach JUST ONE 60-minute “Intro to Yoga” class to your practicum cohort.
The 60-minute class you choose to teach should be fully fleshed out, including:
Warm ups, movements/postures, cool down
Simple alignment concepts that apply to the poses you teach (tip: avoid yoga jargon or lingo)
Suggestions for alternative actions / accessible movements for brand new practitioners (tip: assume that among the students you will have someone with “bad” knees, wrist sensitivity, “tight” hamstrings…)
This practicum will include peer teaching, and receiving and giving feedback.
Schedule: Sunday, April 21, 11:00a - 4:00p
Hours: Participation in this practicum will earn you 1.0 hour of "active teaching" (you need 5.0 total for YA certification) and 4.0 hours of Contact Hours with a Non-lead Trainer.
Please note: This workshop is open to yoga teachers only. It is also 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 in advance.