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Effective Assists:

The Fundamentals of Safely & Successfully Adjusting Inversions and Arm-Balances

Learn how to guide students into certain inverted and hand balancing postures using clear and concise verbal cues, plus how to offer hands-on assists and spotting when necessary. Join Daniel Rama for a Teacher Development course that will teach you when and how to properly assist your students safely and effectively.

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7 Modules

This course is designed for yoga teachers who are ready to begin teaching challenging inversions and hand balancing postures with the ability to assist when needed.

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This course was specially designed by Daniel Rama exclusively for Omstars.com.

Learn how to guide students into certain inverted and hand balancing postures using clear and concise verbal cues, plus how to offer hands-on assists and spotting when necessary. Join Daniel Rama for a Teacher Development course that will teach you when and how to properly assist your students safely and effectively.

7 Modules

This course is designed for yoga teachers who are ready to begin teaching challenging inversions and hand balancing postures with the ability to assist when needed.

100% Exclusive

This course was specially designed by Daniel Rama exclusively for Omstars.com.

Learn Knowledge for Yourself and Your Students

As a teacher, you will learn when and when not to use hands-on assists in a classroom setting, plus, how to effectively provide hands-on adjustments that offer students a better experience in a specific set of challenging postures from traditional yoga practice.

Daniel Rama

Life for me began in the same way as many. A quiet country-side town, overly protective parents, catholic school, church and more than just a pinch of mischief. I was a typical boy, beginning my typical life. Stubbornness came quite naturally to me. On December 16, 2013, I would suffer an injury that would change my life forever. During a powerlifting accident I managed to drop a 175-pound barbell directly onto my left foot. The impact crushed seven structurally-significant bones and tore through most connective tissues. Surgery was not an option. I still remember being told by doctors, “You will never run again”, at the time, I – a 19-year-old Health, Wellness & Fitness student – felt completely devastated. After months spent in a dark place, I eventually found a new light - Yoga. With regular meditation, pranayama, self-reflection and basic asanas, as well as a burning desire to better my current conditions, I soon made remarkable progress. Within six months I was able to walk without external assistance; and in less than a year, I could regularly be seen running long distances, training advanced functional movements and even dabbling in backyard gymnastics. “Richness is found in those who are simple and humble.” - Sri Swami Sivananda. My recovery has been a hard journey, made easier by the practice of meditation and yoga asana. I owe my mobility, and my life, to these practices. My deepest desire is to share this with others. Present day, my primary focus is on continuing to develop my personal practice and enhance the quality of my offerings. I have a number of online programs and regularly organize specialized workshops, retreats and Yoga Teacher Training courses around the world.

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Learn Effective Assists

This series will help you gain the knowledge and the know-how you need to begin teaching classes and workshops that involve arm inverted and arm balancing postures that may require spotting and hands-on adjustment. Learning with Rama, you will be inspired by the respectful environment he creates for students and the practice of yoga. Plus, you’ll see just how important it is to consider the safety and comfort of your students when teaching with hands-on assists. By the end of this course. You will have a strong foundation of knowledge for how to offer effective assists for the students who want them.

Your Lesson Plan

  • thumbnail image for Introduction to Assists

    Duration: 8 minutes, 24 seconds

    Introduction to Assists

    In this brief intro video, Rama goes over the foundations of making hands-on adjustments and covers everything you ne... More

  • thumbnail image for Sirsasana - Headstand

    Duration: 12 minutes, 34 seconds

    Sirsasana - Headstand

    This class offers step-by-step directions for helping your students come into a strong headstand posture using clear ... More

  • thumbnail image for Sarvangasana - Shoulder Stand

    Duration: 14 minutes, 43 seconds

    Sarvangasana - Shoulder Stand

    Learn how to guide your students into shoulder stand using effective vocabulary to verbally cue your students into th... More

  • thumbnail image for Crow & Peacock Pose

    Duration: 8 minutes, 17 seconds

    Crow & Peacock Pose

    Join Rama for a lesson on how to guide students into Peacock pose and Crow pose. The adjustments you might need to ma... More

  • thumbnail image for Split Leg Entry to Handstand

    Duration: 7 minutes, 57 seconds

    Split Leg Entry to Handstand

    Rama, Daniel Rama, Teacher Development, Hands on, hands on assists, effective assists, How to assist, handstand, how ... More

  • thumbnail image for Spotting for the Seven

    Duration: 4 minutes, 11 seconds

    Spotting for the Seven

    Learn how to spot students for this advanced handstand skill in less than 5 minutes. More

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  • thumbnail image for Creating a Safe Space

    Duration: 7 minutes, 20 seconds

    Creating a Safe Space

    The final video in this series is all about the importance of creating a safe space in order to make effective adjust... More