Toronto, Canada Assisting School
July 15 - August 3
This is a course for those interested in the Ashtanga Yoga system, and who want to learn more about the tradition of Ashtanga and the Mysore-style of practice. This is NOT a teacher training course. This course will NOT provide any credentials or certificates that state you are a teacher. If you want to be Authorized to teach Ashtanga Yoga, you need to go and study with Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore, India.
The goal of this program is to communicate a thorough knowledge of the Ashtanga Yoga technique, a keen eye for anatomy, and safe assisting practices. The focus of this course will be hands-on adjusting techniques and working in the mysore room. The course will also offer training in functional anatomy with Arielle Nash, and a section on learning how to actively listen to and help students with Sandra Pribanic.
To ensure a high quality of personal attention for participants, we limit attendance to 16 students. Registration is first come, first serve.
The pre-requisite for this course is AYCT’s Ashtanga Primary Series Intensive.
Enrolment in Assisting School includes an Unlimited Membership to practice at AYCT for the duration of the course.
Adjustment Techniques –
This section is the focus of Assisting School: gaining the tools to assist and adjust students. These workshops, taught by David Robson and Jelena Vesić will cover different techniques and options for assisting. The teaching will also focus on how to assist and support students with back, knee, shoulder and hip injuries and spotting issues that might lead to discomfort or pain.
Practicum; Assisting in the Mysore room –
Under the guidance of David & Jelena, you will have the opportunity to use what you have learned in Assisting School in the Mysore room. Learning in the busy AYCT studio is excellent training in helping a variety of levels of practitioner, establishing trust, and problem solving adjustments.
Proper knowledge of movement mechanics and integrated anatomy will help you to give safe and effective individual adjustments with confidence. This portion of the course goes beyond basic muscle and bone anatomy, covering all the body’s systems and introduces the fascial lines. This segment provides a holistic understanding of how the body functions and responds to specific adjustments. This portion of the course will be taught by Arielle Nash.
Additional Skills in Listening and Helping –
A unique part of Mysore style practice is the dialogue that opens up between teacher and student. Psychotherapist and Ashtangi Sandra Pribanic will lead series of classes on creating a safe space for practitioners and using listening techniques to create awareness of student’s needs.
Mon Jul 15– Sat Aug 3, 2019
Mon Jul 15: AM Mysore/1 – 4p: Workshop
Tue Jul 16: moon day/1 – 4p: Workshop
Wed Jul 17: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop
Thu Jul 18: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop
Fri Jul 19: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop /6 – 9p: Workshop
Sat Jul 20: 8-9.30: Led Primary /1 – 5p: Workshop
Mon Jul 22: AM Mysore/1 – 4p: Workshop
Tue Jul 23: AM Mysore/1 – 4p: Workshop
Wed Jul 24: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop
Thu Jul 25: AM Mysore /6 – 9p: Workshop
Fri Jul 26: Moon Day /11 – 5p: Workshop
Sat Jul 27: 8-9.30: Led Primary /11 – 5p: Workshop
Mon Jul 29: AM Mysore
Tue Jul 30: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop
Wed Jul 31: moon day /1 – 4p: Workshop
Thu Aug 1: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop
Fri Aug 2: AM Mysore /1 – 4p: Workshop
Sat Aug 3: 8-9.30: Led Primary /11 – 5p: Workshop
Practicum hours will be scheduled on the day of the first workshop and will consist of 5 x 1.5 hour shifts during morning and evening Mysore classes.