New Course For 2022!

Healing Touch: Yoga Assists & Relaxation Techniques CPD Course

Certified by the Yoga Alliance

For yoga teachers, teachers-in-training, therapists and those who want to learn about the art of healing touch. This weekend workshop explores how hands-on yoga assists and adjustments can help yoga students deepen their practice, as well as creating a safe and empowering space to let go. 

Learn how to make restorative yoga postures even more relaxing, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage techniques, and pressure points to take your clients’ experience to the next level. You’ll gain confidence in giving hands-on assists and guided relaxation sessions, as well as enhancing your knowledge of teaching and adjusting restorative yoga postures. This course is especially important for those who may have completed their teacher training online. 

All course students receive playlists to use the power of sound for relaxation, guided meditations and visualisations, a yoga flow and restore sequence, and goodie bags to support your personal and professional development. 

  • Date: 12th & 13th March 2022 (10am-5pm)
  • Location: The Barn, Tilgate Park, Crawley
  • Price: £200 
  • To Book: email
  • Limited spaces
  • Eligible for 20 hours CPD points

Pre-course work: Develop a practice of Abhyanga or ‘self massage’. Abhyanga involves using a specific oil depending upon your mind-body ‘type’ according to Ayurveda, and massaging the body in a slow and mindful way. Course students are asked to practice this at least three times per week before the course starts, as a way to build confidence in giving hands-on massage, to develop intuitive touch, and enhance their relationship and respect for their own body. Your mind-body type and the specific oil to use can be discussed upon booking.

Post-Course work: Design a yoga and relaxation session, outlining the postures, adjustments, props, sounds, massage techniques and any guided meditations you’d use. Describe why you chose each posture and technique, and what affect this would have on the mind and body of the person practicing. Present the course either in essay form (800-1000 words), with photos and accompanying notes, or a video and accompanying notes. To be completed within 1 month of the course date. 

Topics covered:

  • Touch Therapy
  • Yoga Posture Hands-On Assists & Adjustments
  • Marma Points & Practice
  • Marma Meditation
  • Therapeutic Use of Essential oils in class
  • The Nervous System 
  • Restorative Yoga Postures and assists
  • Savasana and Savasana adjustments 
  • Deep Relaxation techniques: Guided meditation and pranayama
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic Massage Techniques 

Included in the price:

  • Course materials
  • Yoga flow & restore sequence
  • Tea and seasonal snacks
  • Certificate
  • Urban Veda goodie bag
  • Guided relaxation scripts
  • Guided Visualisation scripts
  • Links to private Spotify relaxation playlists 

Students will need to bring:

  • Yoga mat
  • 1 bolster
  • 1 cushion
  • 5 blankets / throws / shawls
  • 2 yoga blocks / bricks
  • 1 yoga strap
  • 1 tennis ball or similar
  • Lunch for each day
  • Water bottle
  • Notepad and pen

£50 deposit required upon booking. 

Email to book

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