Online Workshop: Cues to Keep Your Students Safe and Why We Use Them

Course Description

As teachers, we have probably learned safety cues and precautions as standard protocols in our teacher training programs. But understanding the whys and what-ifs from an anatomical and physiological perspective will allow us to articulate and demonstrate these safety precautions with confidence.

After this workshop you’ll understand:

  • The “whys” behind common Yoga cues that you probably say in every class
  • How to modify common Yoga poses to keep them safe for everyone
  • How to change your cues and select words that empower your students to personalize their practice
  • and more…

Course Outline

Module 1 Teaching Cues and Associated Yoga Poses to Keep Your Students Safe
Unit 1 Cues to Keep Your Students Safe and Why We Use Them with Marjorie Old and Justine Shelton  
Unit 2 Videos: Samples of Marjorie and Justine's Gentle Yoga Teaching Styles  

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Sneak Preview

Students with lumbar disc damage and/or SI joint displacement, keeping them safe in forward bending and twisting is all about caution. Justine Shelton, Certified AVI-Viniyoga Therapist demonstrates a few adapted approaches to keep students safe, while allowing them to still benefit from the affects of these powerful Yoga poses.


What a great duo! The pairing of Marjorie’s very clear and informative cues-well delivered and complete-with Justine’s expert explaining the reasons why, demonstrations and engaging us in being cued in poses – was brilliant, and extremely applicable. Very important!” “Really loved it! A lot of questions that I always wanted to ask and finally get some answers.” “This was an excellent segment of the workshop to remind us of how important it is to provide good and safe instruction.

Workshop Attendee

Yoga Teacher