Advance Your Teaching Skills Workshops

February 15th and 16th 2019

Hot Yoga Dublin and Yoga Next Door, Malahide


Teaching and Practicing Yoga for Real Bodies-

Know Your Shoulders

Naomi has a keen interest and passion in helping Yoga teachers move forwards in their understanding, experience and creativity for movement and teaching.

Naomi will draw from her anatomical studies, her experience in Yoga and teaching along with strength training through climbing and other modalities.


Delve deeper and explore your teaching, refresh, renew & discover....... These workshops can be attended as a series or individually:

Full attendance - 8 Hours CPD certifies with YA

Friday February 15th 6pm-8pm Masterclass Practice

Saturday February 16th 10am - 5pm Applied Anatomy, Sequencing and Teaching Practice

Following some discussion and feedback we have upgraded and refined the content of these CPD teachers workshops.

Naomi will now lead the workshop sessions to focus on evolving your practice and teaching, with a focus on Shoulders.

We will look at:
-Evolving our experience of our bodies
-A full rounded practice that moves beyond asana and shapes
-Anatomy of the Shoulders, exploration of ranges of movement, strengthening and stability.
-Concepts of foundational and functional movements vs performance and progressions
-Sequencing Yoga classes that take into account the bodies in the room, the lifestyles and habits they have, common injuries and areas that can be developed in a healthy way to reduce occurrence of injuries.
-Looking at poses such as arm balances, shoulderstand or headstand and assessing where issues can arise for modern day bodies and in mixed ability classes.
-Discussing Hypermobility, strengthening and conditioning principles, progressive loading.
-Psychology, atmosphere and energy reading in rooms when exploring how to sequence, cue and introduce more challenges to those in your class.


Past CPD Workshops in 2018

Friday 19th January 6pm - 9pm

‘Yoga for Real Life’
Using Yoga Philosophy and Psychology effectively in your teaching

The ancient texts and the ideas, concepts and themes proposed can be enlivened through your teaching.
What is important is how you as a teacher in your current life can make these texts and philosophies relevant, understandable and useful to yourself and your students.

This workshop will focus on teaching modern Yoga that matters and is evolving, while keeping the light of traditional Yoga shining bright. We will dive into the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, two of the foundational texts of Yoga. We will look at specific sections, varying translations and your own experienced learning in your life. We will construct lesson themes shaped around our explorations.
Saturday 20th January 10am - 1.30pm

‘Yoga Sequencing for Real Bodies’
Using Movement and Anatomy to help students find freedom beyond ‘poses’

This workshop is addressing a need in Yoga to look at bodies and movements rather than poses and ‘ideals’. So many of the bodies that come to Yoga require opening up, freedom, space and connection to potential and possibilities.  

Through honing in on the fundamentals of joint movement, structural potential, and common limitations, we will create a map of how bodies can move and what can be accessed. We will look at how to sequence movements based on bodies and not poses how how poses can be enjoyed through an understanding and integration of a solid foundation. 

Saturday 2.30pm - 6pm

‘Being a Real Teacher’
Using Self Awareness and Reflection to teach from your Heart

This workshop will be an opportunity to connect to your centre and hone in on why and how you teach. We will look at the demands on teachers psychologically and how to navigate common issues, pitfalls and responsibilities. We will hone in on what is needed of a teacher in today’s Yoga landscape and how you can flourish and thrive, giving yourself and your students the best you can.