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18 Feb
Posted by Nikola Ellis

Conducting private yoga therapy assessments

Do you feel confident conducting an assessment with a private yoga student? Do you know how to figure out exactly what that student needs and then create a practice that fully supports their unique needs? 

 

If you're not 100% sure, you're not alone. Many yoga teachers and yoga therapists find it challenging to properly assess private students. If that sounds like you, you'd definitely benefit from using the 4-step assessment process used by Yoga Therapists. It's called the Vyuha Model and it comes from that authentic source of yoga wisdom, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 

In this video, I run through the 4 steps of this model and show you how to use them in your private yoga sessions. You'll find this process really helps you to:

 

  • Assess a student's needs
  • Understand their goals
  • Choose exactly the right yoga poses and techniques to support them

I've also created a free and fabulous worksheet to help you practice this process with your students. The worksheet walks you through each step of the model so you can try it out right away.

 

Watch the video to learn all about the 4 Step Model of private student assessment.

 

 

Conducting a private yoga student assessment from Nikola Ellis, Adore Yoga on Vimeo.

 

Get free Vyuha Model Worksheet

 

 

Complimentary Personal Mentoring

Would you like to be personally mentored by me as you learn to use this process to assess your private yoga students (no charge)? Just send your worksheet in to me when you've completed it. I'll review your work and send back important practical tips for working with your private students. You're going to love it!

 

Nikola Ellis

Nikola Ellis is the founder of Adore Yoga, yoga therapist, counsellor and teacher trainer. She conducts regular trainings that help people of all ages, shapes and abilities enjoy the benefits of yoga and meditation, including Meditation Facilitator Certificate Trainings; Level 1 200hr Teacher Training and Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training in Mental Health, Adaptive Asana and the Foundations of Yoga Therapy and a highly regarded professional 650hr Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy.