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Online Hands-on Adjustments Yoga Teacher Training [50 Hours]

Practice the art of deepening postures, achieving the right alignment, becoming more flexible and functional with this highly technical hands-on-adjustments yoga teacher training course.
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Transformative Online Hands-on Adjustments Yoga Teacher Training

One of the most critical skills in becoming an outstanding yoga teacher is in adjusting students’ postures so they may benefit more fully from the pose, and from the overall class. This art (and skill) of “manipulating” the postures of yoga practitioners is referred to as hands-on adjustments. Using highly skilled hands-on techniques may help practitioners achieve one or more of the following:• Correct aesthetic alignment.• Deepen a particular posture, which may have been compromised due to tight muscles, tight connective tissues (fascial), scar tissues and/or nervous system (mechanisms of protection/mental barriers).• Experience “Time collapse”: becoming more flexible, mobile and/or functional at a faster rate.• Explore broader ranges of movement by creating new muscle memories.• Retrain the nervous system to unlearn unhealthy movement patterns and establish new ones.• Experience postures in ways they may have not felt before.• Learn the proper alignment of postures, thereby, reducing the risk of injuries.• Improve their awareness of their own body.• Reduce muscle tension, joint tension, and connective tissue by releasing emotional blockages.This module provides the most practical hands-on correction techniques for most of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series poses.

Regardless of which style of yoga you practice or teach, you will benefit greatly from this course since the asanas covered here are common to other styles of yoga.

Standing, sitting, supine, and inverted poses are some key classifications of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. The other key classifications include forward folds, backbends, twists, and balancing positions- and are covered in this course, making it a very comprehensive and complete curriculum. The hands-on adjustment techniques for these postures will teach you practically everything you need to know about adjusting simple to intermediate poses.

Since the theory of hands-on adjustments is such a vast subject, you will have plenty of time to study and apply the techniques taught in the course.

What will you learn?

  • The art of hands-on adjustments
  • The science of flexibility and stretching
  • The principles of hands-on adjustments
  • The mechanics of hands-on adjustments
  • Types of hands-on adjustments

Two to six different adjustment techniques for up to 60 asanas.

We explain the foundational alignment, the aim and the key alignment of each posture. You can execute the appropriate adjustment correctly only when you understand these aspects about a particular posture.

Adjustments can be given very gently as well as strongly. We will demonstrate both types of adjustments for each posture.

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Get Certified

To receive the 50-hour hands-on adjustments certification, you must complete a multiple-choice exam available in the online platform.

This online course follows the updated regulations of Yoga Alliance, therefore, upon completion of all lessons and final assessments, you will receive a 50-hour certification eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance USA, as Continuing Education(CE) hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am a complete beginner. Can I still take this course?

    There are NO PREREQUISITES needed for this course. However, we recommend that

    • You are an advanced practitioner/ Certified Yoga Teacher
    • You aim to learn how to safely and confidently adjust your students
    • You want to gain the skills to provide more value to your students in their yoga journey
    • You want to learn how to support your students achieving their spiritual and physical goals sooner
    • You want to learn how to help them to change and improve their yoga practice positively
  • Will this course certify me to be a yoga instructor?

    This is not a 200-hour teacher training; it is a 50-hour training for continuing education. Although there are no legal requirements, it is strongly recommended that students complete a 200-hour training program prior to teaching.

  • When does the course begin and end?

    The course does not have a specific start date. You may enroll whenever you are ready and study at your own pace!

    Although you have lifetime access to the course, you must complete the examination(s) within 1-year from the date of enrolment to receive your Certificate of Completion.

  • Are the lessons available for download?

    You will be able to download printable resources like the course manual, PDF, workbooks, cheatsheets and even some audio files.

    However, the course videos can only be watched within the course itself. This is to prevent the content from being re-uploaded or illegally distributed.

  • For how long will I have access to the course?

    Once you enroll, you will have lifetime access to the content of the course, including all new content added in the future.

  • Are exams required to receive my certificate?

    Yes, this is mandatory. There will be one online, multiple-choice exam which you will get access to at the end of your course. You will receive upto 3 attempts to score a passing grade. Once you have completed all the lectures of the course and cleared this exams, you are eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion (as a printable file).

  • Is this Yoga Alliance certified?

    Yes, you may submit this course and certificate to Yoga Alliance for 50 hours of continuing education hours.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Since this is an online course and we cannot take back any of the knowledge/resources shared by our teachers, there will be no refunds for this course, under any circumstance. Please make sure you are ready to commit to this training before enrolling.

  • If I have any questions, who can I contact?

    For any support required before you enrol in the course- you can email our admissions team at [email protected] 

    Once you’ve signed up for the course, you’ll also be able to clarify your doubts with a dedicated course support team.

  • What is the enrollment process?

    You can enroll into the program by simply clicking on the Enroll button and choosing the best payment plan for you. Once the payment has been made, you will have instant access to the course material.

  • How is the course delivered online?
    • The entire course is uploaded in one of the best online educational platforms in the world and highly recommended by Yoga Alliance.
    • In the first section of the course, you will find all the details such as timetable of the live sessions via Zoom and Facebook, links to the Zoom meetings, link to join the private Facebook group if you want, study plan, TTC manual.
    • In the following sections, you will find the detailed course lectures and content in the form of pre-recorded videos, PPTs, audios.
    • Do note that the manual, PDFs, live session timetable, zoom links are downloadable but the videos are not.
    • Questions and answers: You are bound to have many questions during your training. Please maintain a thorough note of these. We believe that your teachers are treasure troves of knowledge- it is important that you tap into their decades of experience and clarify all doubts during the live Q&A sessions.
  • Who are your teachers for this course?
    Deepak Sharma

    Founder, Sampoorna Yoga, Goa, India || E-RYT 500, SYT

    Deepak is the founder of Sampoorna Yoga, Goa and Costa Rica. He founded Sampoorna in 2008 after taking part in a 10-days Vipassana meditation retreat in Sri Goenka Tradition. He has been practicing yoga for 30 years and has been teaching actively for the last 25 years. He has graduated more than 11,000 international yoga teachers till date.

    Yoga has been part of his family for many generations. Be it his grandfather, father or his mother, they all have been spiritual seekers. Yoga started to become part of his life when he was merely 12 years old. It started when his father asked him to assist him in his yoga workshops. His role was to merely organise the yoga mats and supply ‘warm & salted’ water to the participants during yogic cleansing techniques. It was through the keen observation of his father’s teaching style and people’s gratitude towards his father’s efforts that inspired him to learn more about yoga.

    His father was a renowned yoga teacher in his home town in central India. Although he was in a job, he used to conduct free yoga workshops for the locals quite often. His father was so passionate about helping people through yoga that he used to literally take loans to conduct his workshops. His both parents have been spiritual seekers and have been visiting their Guru’s ashram for decades. His mother follows the path of bhakti yoga.

    Deepak’s journey as a yoga student started by assisting his father in the yoga workshops his father used to conduct for the local people in the town when he was merely 12 year old. He became truly inspired with the power of yoga when he saw the value his father was adding to people’s lives through yoga.

    Although he had been reading various yogic texts on yoga and spirituality since the age of 15, his journey of real yoga had not begun yet. He went on to become an engineer and worked various jobs just like many others. It was, when he was 24, when his real journey of yoga began. It was when he was in Mumbai railway station waiting for his train with four hours in hand to kill. He decided to go out to look for a movie theatre but ended up buying the most respected book on yoga ever, the Bhagavad Gita. In a non-stop reading spree of the next 26 hours he had finished the 850-page book. The book and its teachings had a profound impact on him and he was not the same person anymore.

    While still in his 9 to 5 job he started to study more and more spiritual texts, visiting spiritual ashrams, attending satsangs, practicing more yoga and meditation. At the same time he also started to teach yoga to his colleagues for free to help them. When he was 30 he left his job and went to an ashram for two years to study with his guru. It was in the ashram where it was revealed to him that yoga was his path.

    Apart from his father, Deepak has studied with various Gurus like Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda, Swami Niranjanananda, Osho, Eknaath Eswaran and J Krishnamurty and has studied hundreds of spiritual texts.