Teaching yoga with intention : the essential guide to skillful hands-on assists and verbal communication

2021, Book , 136 pages
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Summary/Review: "Drawing from her nearly fifty years of yoga experience, and her background in Non-Violent Communication (NVC), a compassion-based practice, Lasater t more...
Summary/Review: "Drawing from her nearly fifty years of yoga experience, and her background in Non-Violent Communication (NVC), a compassion-based practice, Lasater trains yoga teachers to effectively communicate not only technique, but also the more subtle lessons of respect, empathy, and compassion toward individuals, and to the group as a whole. She also shines an unflinching light on the use of touch in yoga. Teachers often use touch to stimulate understanding and awareness in the poses--but this is a subtle art: How often to touch? Where to touch? Where not to touch the student? Is a strong touch ever indicated? Lasater gives clear guidance on this important and timely subject. Lasater also empowers students, encouraging them to take ownership of, and responsibility for their practice. She covers myriad topics that can be difficult for students at any level to navigate, such as how and when to say "no" to an adjustment; keeping boundaries; when to leave a class; helping your teacher understand your needs; how to communicate your appreciation and/or thanks to your yoga teacher; and if and when to report a teacher's behavior to the yoga studio staff. The skills that Lasater offers in this book help create a safe environment for students to "own" their learning process, and to progress technically at their own speed"--
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