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

Course Description

As educators, we are well-versed in safety cues and standard protocols from our teacher training programs. However, truly understanding the anatomical and physiological foundations behind these safety measures will enhance your ability to convey and apply them with confidence and clarity.

Join us for an insightful online workshop where we delve into the reasons behind common yoga safety cues, empowering you to articulate and demonstrate these precautions effectively. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge to not only keep your students safe but also to inspire them to personalize their practice.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Uncover the “Whys” Behind Common Yoga Cues: Gain a deeper understanding of the anatomical and physiological reasons for the cues you use in every class, helping you explain and justify these safety measures to your students.
  • Learn How to Modify Common Yoga Poses: Discover practical modifications for common yoga poses to ensure they are safe and accessible for all students, regardless of their physical condition or experience level.
  • Enhance Your Cueing Techniques: Develop your ability to select empowering words and adapt your cues to encourage students to tailor their practice to their individual needs and limitations.
  • And More: Explore additional strategies and insights to further enhance the safety and effectiveness of your teaching practice.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is ideal for Yoga instructors of all levels who are committed to deepening their understanding of safety protocols and improving their cueing techniques. Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or new to the field, this workshop will provide valuable insights to enhance your teaching practice.

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  

More Information

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.

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