Second Series Training with Ron Reid & Marla Meenakshi Joy

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Second Series Practices and Assists
with Ron Reid & Marla Meenakshi Joy
October 26 – 28, 2020

*** Compatible with our 300-hour flexible Teacher Training ***


See also: Weekend Workshop for all levels with Ron & Marla.

Hands-on assists have the potential to give students a clear, tactile sensation of what a pose should feel like in their bodies. Intelligent adjustments involve correct alignment, precise intention and an appropriate level of intensity. When combined with effective modifications for individual needs, hands-on assists help students find versions of each pose that can take their practice to the next level.

Learn the main principles in giving correct, alignment-based adjustments to your students. An adjustment needs to be effective, safe and enhance the quality of breath, alignment and experience of the asana.

We will cover how to train your eye to read bodies and “see” misalignments that can ultimately lead to injury. Learn how to support a grounded, stable approach to each pose by balancing energy and recognizing when key actions are missing. Understand the instructor’s role in helping students sustain a pose on their own, bringing a sense of trust and safety to the art of the hands-on approach. We will also discuss strategies for working with different body and personality types to allow maximum benefit for each student.

Observing Bodies – By watching our students as they move through their practice, we may begin to notice certain common themes, like tight hips and hamstrings and also specific limitations unique to that student that may affect them in their practice. The ability to keenly observe different bodies is a very specific skill necessary for yoga teachers to be effective in applying the appropriate assist, modification and/or prop.

Injury Assessment and Management – We will be exploring common injuries in the yoga practice that come up over time such as hamstring pulls or tears, sacroiliac joint issues, herniated discs, scoliosis, and other structural or functional issues. We will identify tools in both recognizing the challenge the student has, as well as working with adjustments, props and alternate exercises that might benefit them to overcome the injury or limitation.

Often the source of limitation is based on acute injuries and/or long-term pre-existing conditions. Being aware of common injuries and their causes will help us to guide our students toward an injury free practice.


October 26 – 28, 2020.
9:00 am – 3:30 pm (with a lunch break)

Monday, Oct. 26 Hip Openers & Twists of Second Series

Tuesday, Oct. 27 Backbends of Second Series

Wednesday, Oct. 28 Arm Balances of Second Series


Early Registration (before August 1, 2020): €240
Normal Registration (after August 1st): €280


Regular registration: Fill and sign the registration form & join your payment.
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* Please note: Early Bird discount is applied at check-out.



Payments of 25 euros or less are non-refundable.
An admin fee of 25 euros will be deducted for cancellations made more than 21 days before the workshop.
Only half of the sum paid will be returned for cancellations made 8 to 20 days before the workshop.
Sum paid is non-refundable 7 days before the workshop.
We don’t accept transferring of a paid reservation to another person after 2 weeks before the workshop.
We advise to those coming from out of Paris to purchase travel insurance as travel issues will not change this policy. Medical issues will also not change this policy.
As the teacher is confirming their presence and is guaranteed the amount of people who are attending 21 days before, we ask for your understanding of this policy.


Ashtanga Yoga Paris
Room: Patanjali (downstairs)
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