Saturday & Sunday, June 13th & 14th from 2pm - 6pm at Hot Yoga Club, Chico, CA





Update your assisting knowledge through this combination lecture and lab. Discover important Kinesiology principles and how they apply to asana. Understand why some assists cause pain, why certain alignments are not anatomically sound, and how you can empower yourself and your students to explore asana safely. Learn how to realistically manipulate the human body and build strong, trusting relationships with your students.


In the lecture portion of this course, lay a strong foundation of anatomy and movement principles. Then, apply this knowledge while analyzing yoga's common assisting practices, deciding whether those practices are effective or destructive. Afterwards, develop new assisting and observation techniques, filling your toolbox with a variety of safe assists and adjustments. As a teacher, you’ll gain deep knowledge of how the body actually moves and how you can safely assist it, as well as the confidence necessary to give simple, helpful hands on adjustments in your yoga class.

In this 8 hour CE course, teachers will:

  • Learn how to see bodies, their uniqueness, and their skeletal protrusions in order to map the alignment of an asana

  • Execute a variety of adjustments and assists on other workshop attendees as well as on guest students, in both stagnant poses and during the flow of sequenced poses

  • Recognize how to sense the body's edge in order to keep the student safe while playing with the balance between effort and ease in the asana

  • Discuss the ethics of touch and examine ways to use one's own body in an non-intrusive, non-sexual way to effectively assist and adjust a yoga student

  • Build confidence through the information gained and the practical hands-on experience throughout the workshop


This Continuing Education Workshop for yoga teachers is specifically designed to include both methodology and experience, both the principles and the application of yoga assists.  Develop your skills as a yoga teacher and reap the rewards as you build stronger relationships with your students.


Amanda has been teaching yoga since 2009 and has attended multiple yoga teacher training courses: 500 hour Hatha, 200 hour Kundalini, 100 hour Iyengar (IYISF), 85 hour Prenatal, 80 hour Restorative. In addition, she has completed 800 hours of continuing education coursework in various subjects, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Gentle, Yin, Yoga Nidra, and has had the privilege of studying with renowned teachers such as Judith Hanson Lasater and David Swenson. It is her love of learning that led Amanda to found Spira Yoga School. She currently holds the Yoga Alliance designations of Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and Continuing Education Provider.

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With over 4,500 hours of teaching experience, Amanda brings to the training classroom practical knowledge and a willingness to share with others. She pulls from her expansive studies and diverse background to help bridge gaps for yoga teachers with varying educational histories. Whether you teach within a specific lineage or you teach to the beat of your own drum, her courses are sure to illuminate your understandings of yoga, inspire your uniqueness in the yoga classroom and strengthen your skill set as a yoga teacher.


In addition to teaching weekly classes, Amanda also offers workshops, masterclasses, continuing education classes, and yoga teacher training courses at various studios in Northern California. Amanda is grateful for the bounty of gifts given to her by the practice and lifestyle of yoga and is awed when hearing stories of transformation from others.


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Upon completion of this course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion, which can be submitted to Yoga Alliance to receive ​8 Continuing Education Contact Hours.  For more information or if you have any questions, please email