Course Overview

The first step in learning to teach yoga is teaching position; after position, we teach action. Actions are the essential muscular engagements that bring the pose to life. In this course, you will learn practical and clear cueing techniques for teaching action that will enable you to deeply transform the experience of the pose and elevate your students' practice.  

Note for CE Credits: If you are a current teacher taking this course for Yoga Alliance CE credits, you may submit for 4 hours of credit in Teaching Methodology.

Course Curriculum

206: Cueing 2 - Actions

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: UNIVERSAL ACTIONS
    • REVIEW OF CUEING 1
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • PAIRED AND SIMPLE ACTIONS AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • UNIVERSAL ACTIONS & ACTIVITY #1
    • LINKING LANGUAGE AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #2
    • INTEGRATING THE UNIVERSAL ACTIONS IN OTHER POSES AND ACTIVITY #2
    • COMPLEMENTARY ACTIONS
    • DIAGONAL PAIRED ACTIONS AND ACTIVITY #3
    • DIAGAONAL PAIRED ACTIONS - EXEMPLAR
    • SPLITTING THE ACTIONS AND ACTIVITY #4
    • QUIZ
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: STABILIZING ACTIONS
    • INTRODUCTION TO STABILIZING CUES
    • WHAT'S A STABILIZING ACTION?
    • ACTIVITY #5: IDENTIFY RISKS IN TRANSITIONS
    • IDENTIFY RISKS IN TRANSITIONS - DEBRIEF AND ACTIVITY #6
    • STABILIZING ACTIONS IN TRANSITIONS - DEBRIEF
    • STABILIZING CUES IN SURYA NAMASKAR
    • ACTIVITY #7: PRACTICE TEACH STABILIZING CUES AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #3
    • ACTIVITY #7 DEBRIEF
    • QUIZ: LESSON TWO
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: ROOT-REBOUND
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE
    • ROOT-REBOUND ACTIONS AND ACTIVITY #8
    • ACTIVITY #8 DEBRIEF
    • WHEN TO USE ROOT-REBOUND
    • SUN SALUTATION WITH ROOT-REBOUND
    • QUIZ: LESSON THREE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: PUTTING IT TOGETHER
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FOUR
    • CHOOSING WHAT TO CUE
    • ACTIVITY #9: PUTTING IT TOGETHER
    • ACTIVITY DEBRIEF
  • 6
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Teach the universal paired and simple actions in every pose that will bring the pose to life.

  • Cue a pose effectively based on the pose's purpose, risks, and unique benefits.

  • Confidently and safely teach a pose by using the first two steps of cueing: position and action.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Rachel Scott

    Senior Instructor

    Rachel Scott

    Rachel is a teacher trainer, mentor, and author based in Vancouver, BC. Meticulous and funny, she loves sharing her love and knowledge of yoga with others. Also an instructional designer, she helps develop yoga curriculum for yoga schools globally. Her favorite place to be is the yoga teacher training room.