Monica has authored a manual on how to make Ashtanga Yoga safe and accessible to beginner students.
A step-by-step guide with a word-for-word detailed script on how to safely and effectively teach Ashtanga Yoga to beginner. This manual came into creation as a resource and aid to help Yoga teachers-to-be to find the words to describe some of the techniques and asanas when teaching yoga. It is a modification of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, which deletes or modifies any postures which are not accessible to the average beginner student. This present method has been distilled from many years of observing students practice and the influence certain ways of demonstrating and delivering instructions achieves. You will find that this method will achieve a high level of proficiency and quality in your student’s performance while adhering to the highest safety standards. With this comes the highest level of benefit for the student. Foreword by Gregor Maehle.
Monica’s ‘Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Course Manual for Teachers’ provides a detailed dissection and description of how to teach all aspects of a beginners Ashtanga yoga course. She has incorporated, and shares, a wealth of knowledge accumulated over many years of her own teaching, teacher training and chiropractic practice. During my own yoga teacher training I referred to this manual constantly, and can recommend it as an invaluable resource for both new and experienced yoga teachers.
Gail. Perth, Australia