Power of Posture: Asana and Assisting

About us

Power of Posture: Asana and Assisting is a 10-day residential course at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India. It qualifies as one of our three modules toward the 500-hour RYT designation. In this very practical course you will learn a number of postures to add to your teaching repertoire including options and full variations. The program will also focus on hands on adjustments and assists to help teachers become more confident in working with physical assists in class to take students to a deeper or more supported place in the pose. We will explore further cleansing techniques from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika to help detoxify the body in preparation for deeper asana work. And, you will hone your knowledge of structural anatomy as it informs your practice. An important part of teaching is the art of sequencing – Vishva-ji will share important features of advanced sequence design for flow classes. Participants will design and teach a full-length upper-intermediate Akhanda class. This course will enable graduates to more confidently move into workshop teaching and facilitation.

Program Outline

  • Asana ~ the technique, benefits and contraindication of a myriad of intermediate/advanced asana
  • Assisting and Adjusting ~ Detailed workshops on hands-on techniques
  • Cleansing Kriyas ~ Sutra neti, kunjan kriya and shankprakshalan kriya
  • Anatomy ~ Delve into structural anatomy and how it informs our teaching
  • Art of Sequencing ~ Learn dynamic sequences for upper-intermediate Akhanda classes
  • Facilitation ~ Become more confident as a workshop facilitator
  • Practicum ~ Design and teach a dynamic Akhanda 2/3 class

Pre-Course Reading

Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses by Yogrishi Vishvketu

Included Materials

Power of Posture manual

Course Requirement

Certified 200 hours Yoga Teacher or permission from our Head Trainer

Daily Schedule


5:15 – 5:45       Meditation

6:00 – 7:45       Yoga Class

8:00 – 8:30       Puja

8:30 – 9:00       Breakfast

9:15 – 12:15     Program Session

12:00 – 2:30     Lunch Break

2:30 – 5:45       Practical Topic

6:00 – 6:45       Dinner

7:00 – 8:00       Satsang and Kirtan



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Power of Posture: Asana and Assisting

at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram & Retreats

  • Mar 5, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 (11 days)


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