Teaching Privates and Teaching Yourself: 10 Hr. Immersion with David Regelin
Training will take place February 10th & 11th from 1-6pm at GoYoga Powell. Early registration ends 12/31 click here to sign up!
Teaching people individually as private clients is often a very different job than teaching group classes. With group teaching, teachers typically average the abilities of the group and do their best to go along with what they had planned. With one-on-one teaching, the teacher must first learn their client’s unique needs, address their goals, and craft an ongoing program specifically for them.
David has taught private clients for many years and it has forced him to broaden his skill set, think creatively, and pay close attention to his client’s ongoing progress while working with their specific interests, injuries, long term goals, and temperament.
Teachers with a consistent self-practice stand apart from those who do not because they have an intimate relationship with their bodies. There are many benefits of having a self practice: sequences become more constructive, there is no one to perform for, one has first hand experience of one’s own methodology, and one is not simply experimenting on their students. This is important both for teaching group classes and privates.
In this immersion we will practice and discuss various ways of teaching individuals and ourselves, including:
● Exercise selection
● Weekly and long-term programming
David is a traveling yoga teacher based in New York City. Sought after for his workshops and teacher’s intensives, his unique talent for simple yet precise articulation of form and technique, echo in the bodies and minds of his students.
As a young teacher, David was at the forefront of what became a popular trend of choreographed vinyasa classes to the sound of live music. He created the “Multi-Intenso” experience, a class that garnered a cult following in New York City. “Multi-Intenso” is a technique based, athletic and dynamic style of yoga centered around handstands. Over time, David’s reflective nature and incessant personal investigation into the potential transformative powers that a yoga practice can give, has led him to a more comprehensive approach to how physical form relates to psychological and emotional states. Inclined toward the mystical and timeless, greatly influenced by intensive study with Nevine Michaan, David’s practice and teaching has evolved into a more refined adaptation of how an asana (postural) practice can instigate profound mind-body awareness.