The Art of Adjusting Certificate

with Dominique Santana Salerno - AYA Principal

Students love adjustments. You know how amazing it feels to be guided on the mat by the reassuring hands of a competent teacher. A good hands on  adjustment can completely transform a student’s experience and understanding of an asana.

Unfortunately, hands on adjusting is becoming a lost art. An art that can only be communicated and conveyed by experienced hands and through lots of practice under the watchful gaze of a senior teacher.

This practical certificate course is ideal for both established teachers and teachers in training, and will equip you with the confidence to utilise safe hands on adjustments in all classifications of yogasana, as well as important alignment and cueing for posture and breath in pranayama and meditation.

Come and immerse yourself in this exploration of the subtle art of adjusting, sharpen your teaching skills and deepen your understanding of your craft.

Go back into your personal practice and teaching equipped with a variety of tools to enable you to help anyone. This course will cover:

  • Principles and benefits of hands on adjusting.
  • How to use hands on adjustments safely and effectively.
  • How to prop effectively for students of differing abilities.
  • Verbal cueing for optimal alignment.
  • How to deal with typical misalignments in commonly practiced poses.
Australian Yoga Academy’s Certificate Courses have been developed for already qualified yoga teachers and serious yoga practitioners who are seeking to deepen both their personal practice and professional skills.

Continual professional development and training is essential for yoga teachers and these programs will not only enable you to better serve your current students, but more importantly will inspire your personal practice.

AYA’s Certificate Courses are an extensive exploration into the deeper practical applications and advanced practices of Yoga.

Each of the Certificate Courses is conducted by an expert in the field.

When: Saturday & Sunday October 3 & 4
Time: 9am to 4pm both days
Investment: $395 / $350 (AYA Graduates / Members)

About Dominique

Dominique Santana Salerno, Principal of Australian Yoga Academy, is a passionate an inspired yoga practitioner and teacher.

Dominique co-founded Australian Yoga Academy in 2000 and in 2005 went on to develop AYA’s now renowned Yoga Teaching Program.

Since 2000, Dominique and AYA have opened 8 studios throughout Melbourne and have trained almost 1000 yoga teachers who are sharing the wisdom of yoga and changing people’s lives.

She is passionate about providing the highest quality professional training for Yoga Teachers at a foundation level as well as in specialist subject areas.

In addition to her many years teaching and studying in Australia, Dominique spent over 12 months in India, Thailand and Taiwan studying Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Sanskrit, Yogic Philosophy and Ayurvedic Medicine. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to work and mentor with some of the worlds’ greatest teachers.

Dominique believes that yoga is a tool for developing our human potential. She is a rare individual with the unique ability to communicate the internal benefits of practice and timeless spiritual concepts in a practical and down to earth manner.

Her open heart, indomitable energy and relaxed approach enable her to truly connect with her students, inspiring those she works with to empower all areas of their lives.