Art of Teaching: Yoga Assists

Karl Straub

Art of Teaching: Yoga Assists

Yoga Training and Continuing Education (Weiterbildung)

Learn hands-on assists for a variety of yoga asanas and variations. For each pose Karl gives clear instructions and demos, then you practice and exchange with various partners in the group to gain experience with different body types, abilities, and restrictions. Safety always comes first. Each session begins with a 45 minute asana flow which provides a basis for practicing the assists throughout the training. Three sessions build upon each other to reach deeper levels and more advanced practices (no drop-ins for single sessions). Teachers and serious students are welcome to join us for this fun and practical training that will enlighten your own practice as well as your ability to assist others.

Learn how to:

– safely give hands-on assists, silently, using just the power of touch
– know when & how to offer verbal cues instead
– prioritize safety
– understand issues of consent
– deepen awareness of your own alignment and expression
– develop greater confidence in your self-practice and teaching


Karl Straub

Karl Straub

Karl Straub is an American-born certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, graduate of Duke University, former competitive swimmer, IT consultant, and dolphin communication researcher. In 2004 he left his apartment and IT job in New York City and began an odyssey of 8 years in which he studied, traveled only with what he could carry, and kept no apartment anywhere. He met some wonderful yoga and meditation teachers, and eventually began teaching too. He is known for his voice, down-to-earth clarity, humor, and hands-on assists. He leads workshops/retreats/festivals around the world. He is currently based in Zürich, Switzerland and teaches regulary classes at ATHAYOGA zollikon.

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The number of participants is limited to a minimum of 3 and to a maximum of 35 people. We recommend you to reserve your slot on time.

The workshop will be held in English.

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