Join Margi for two afternoons to think critically about the importance of touch in your teaching and find common language for asking for consent.

Presence in Hand Weekend Training

with Margi Young



Saturday, May 2 + Sunday, May 3, 2020

Namaste Grand Lake
3229 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

Course Description:

To touch or not to touch, that is the question: honing the skill of consent and why, when and how to use touch to inform and guide your students.

In this age of #MeToo and growing awareness, many yoga studios are implementing a “do not touch”policy. However, employed skillfully, touch can be an informative and healing component of yoga instruction.

Join Margi for two afternoons to think critically about the importance of touch in your teaching and find a common language for asking for consent.

During this course, yoga teachers can expect to:

  • Review the tenants of Patanjali’s Sutras as a guide for hands-on skills. We will remember the yamas come before the asanas.
  • Discuss the different reasons we may use touch, how to approach the student to offer maximum comfort and how to place hands to give stabilizing clarity to an asana and share valuable information.
  • Practice familiar adjustments. Learn new adjustments. Share what you have found to be effective in your own teaching.
  • Discuss all of the tools we have to make us impactful yoga teachers, and how to meld hands-on adjustments with a tool box of offerings.
  • Give honest and constructive feedback to your fellow teachers.

Bring your questions, share your secrets, and expect to have a good time deepening your own practice as we learn, play and dive deep into the miraculous world of hands-on adjustments.

This two-day continuing ed offering offers 6 hours of YA CEUs. 



*All payments are non-refundable but may be converted into Namaste account credit (minus a $20 processing fee) if cancellation is received more than 72 hours before the workshop. 


adjustment workshop for yoga teachersMargi Young, E-RYT 500, was named one of America’s 100 most influential yoga teachers by Sonima wellness site. She has been teaching yoga since she left the dance world in New York City in 2000. She was trained and spent her first 10 years of teaching at Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center where she ended up leading many teacher trainings and heading the restorative department of this prestigious studio. Early in her career she also studied prenatal yoga at Integral, and restorative yoga from Judith Lasater.