Teacher Training Level I - Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga to People of Size
Buddha Body Yoga
1133 Broadway, Suite 245, New York, NY 10010
Taught by Michael Hayes
February 7 - 9, 2020
Friday • 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday • 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Buddha Body Yoga’s teacher training will change your perspective and address your concerns about teaching Yoga to people of size. You will learn about the challenges facing people of size in traditional Yoga classes. You will begin to understand how to work with larger bodies and think creatively about modifications of traditional asana for people of size.
Buddha Body Yoga erases the myth that big bodies don’t do Yoga. Plus-size bodies can be strong and flexible, with a different base of weight distribution. Come discover how to assist larger-bodied students to develop and empower their Yoga practice.
Participants will learn how to:
- Adjust, modify, and adapt Yoga poses for students of all sizes and shapes.
- Experiment with supportive gear—including bolsters, chairs, pillows, oversize blocks, and Yoga straps—to improve alignment, balance, and flexibility gradually.
- Think outside the box so that you can give your students a whole new experience of their bodies, a deeper connection with themselves, and a stronger Yoga practice.
Contact us to enroll, for more information, or with questions: email@example.com
Certification and Continuing Education Credits
Yoga Alliance 20 CEUs will be available.
Teacher Training Level I
Yoga increases flexibility, creates a feeling of well-being, changes movement and thought patterns, develops better proprioception, but is frankly often beyond the ability of most physically large, overweight or rotund people, or people with injuries. That’s where Buddha Body Yoga comes in.
In Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that larger, overweight or injured people are able to successfully practice. By using supportive yoga gear (chairs, bolsters, pillows, blocks, belts, yoga ropes, and physioballs) we allow people to gradually improve their alignment, tone, balance, and flexibility.