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Advanced Art of Assisting

September 05, 2014 – September 07, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Kiersten Mooney
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Transform your yoga teaching, assisting, and even your own practice through the advanced art of yoga assisting. In this weekend intensive, you are given concrete tools to teach and deliver powerful assists, from basic to the most advanced asanas in Baron Baptiste’s book, Journey Into Power.  

Join Baptiste yoga teacher, Kiersten Mooney, who shares her wisdom from years of teaching Baptiste Yoga internationally. Utilizing the Baptiste Yoga methodology as the blueprint, learn how to use your intuition and your entire body to provide effective assists in any pose. 

These tools allow you to empower your students to achieve poses they never considered possible. Effectively take students into handstands, generate more freedom in half pigeon, and everything in between. Gain the confidence to assist anyone, anywhere, anytime—all while having fun! 

This workshop begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and is done in a heated classroom. This program is open to all teachers with a minimum 200-hour certification through Yoga Alliance, who are looking to deepen their knowledge and experience of delivering hands-on assists. Learn to work with the biomechanical principles of the body to explore how it can move to bring a student right up to their growing edge in a pose, and where to place your hands to effectively and safely assist anyone in any pose. Hone your listening by exploring how the central nervous system and the energy systems of the body respond to movement. Through the power of touch and play, distinguish, discover, and experience a new awareness of when to push and pull, and when to back off an assist to land it powerfully in the student’s own experience.

Continuing Education
  • NATABOC - Fitness/Athletic Trainers +$35
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$35
More Information

NATABOC Level: Advanced

There are two waivers that you must complete and return to us prior to the beginning of the workshop. Please read them carefully, sign, and return them by:

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
Attn: Registration Dept
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Or scan and email:

Things to Bring:

Your yoga mat, strap and block as well as a journal, water bottle and towels.

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Kiersten Mooney

Kiersten Mooney, E-RYT, owns Bala Vinyasa Yoga, a Baptiste affiliate studio and registered yoga school in Naples, Florida. She is a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, and leads an accredited 200-hour yoga teacher training program annually. Mooney has been practicing yoga since 1996 and uses her strong background in physiology to help students exceed their physical expectations.