Structuring Your Beginning Class: Yoga Sequences for Beginners

Course Info

Class Length:
Two One Hour Sessions
All Levels
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Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater The practice of yoga is fundamentally an act of kindness toward oneself. This idea is often forgotten, but not by Judith, whose approach is warm, non-judgmental and responsive to individual differences and needs. Judith Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West...
beginning yoga

With the growing popularity of yoga, more and more people with little yoga experience are flocking to studios. Many are middle-aged boomers with varying levels of physical fitness and greater degree of limitations, further adding to the challenge.

Beginning students often share common challenges. These include a lack of body awareness, and the typical physical limitations of the American body, such as tight hamstrings, tight hips, a weak back, and lack of core strength. The older the student, the more pronounced these limitations. Unless yoga teachers know how to help students at all skill levels, beginning yoga students often get discouraged and may never return to class.

In this 2-part recorded online course, Judith Hanson Lasater introduces yoga sequences to use with beginning yoga students to give them the best experience when beginning a yoga practice.

What You Will Learn

  • Key alignment principles to begin with to ensure that student develop a proper foundation of alignment

  • Best poses to introduce key alignment principles, and best languaing to use

  • Techniques for helping beginning yoga students develop body awareness

  • Most common 'problem areas' beginning students bring to class how to address them

  • Best modifications for specific poses and when to use them

Teaching beginners is one of the most important and rewarding teaching experiences there is.  With a little planning, this is one area where it can be extremely rewarding to develop your teaching practice—and build an extremely loyal following of students.

This Premium Class Also Includes These Bonuses! 

  • Bonus Report: 12 Keys to Becoming An Effective Yoga Teacher with Judith Hanson Lasater.

  • Recordings of Both Sessions: Yours to keep. It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both webinar sessions, enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.

  • Transcripts of Both Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.   


This course qualifies for 2.5 non-contact hour CEUs with Yoga Alliance.