Supporting Students with Common Injuries: A Weekend Immersion

with Doctor Yogi

Held at our Yoga Centre in Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm both days.

This weekend immersion aims to give you the tools that you need to be able to approach, support and empower all students so that the practice is truly accessible.

As a teacher it can often be challenging to know how best to support students who come to class with an injury. This weekend immersion aims to give you the tools that you need to be able to approach, support and empower all students so that the practice is truly accessible.

The weekend will include:

1) Discussing the research on yoga-related injuries

2) Looking at basic guidelines for the most appropriate and effective way to communicate with a student who has an injury

3) Exploring the most common injuries that students present to class with

4) Reviewing the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured

5) Addressing how specific asanas can be modified, adapted or supported with props in order to make them accessible to a wide range of students

6) Discussing ways in which we can work to improve the health of key areas of the body

About The Teacher

Doctor Yogi – Andrew Mcgonigle

Teaching is in my blood and is something that has always come naturally to me. My parents were both keen teachers during their working lives and I remember early on in my life setting up an after school homework club, where I helped younger students with their studies. My love of interacting with people in a meaningful way combined with a passion for science drew me towards a career in Medicine. I was honoured to attend Medical School at The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne but I struggled with the non-holistic approach often adopted by western medicine. I graduated in 2005 at the young age of 23 and worked for a brief period as a junior doctor in Sunderland Royal Infirmary. However, for many reasons I knew that this career was not suited to me and I finally made the decision to leave the medical world. This was not an easy feat as I had been on that trajectory since the age of 15. I drew my attention to all the transferable skills that I had developed and focused on what I was most passionate about at the time.

I began a new life in Sydney in 2006 where I regularly attended hatha yoga classes and after a few years of dedicated practice I decided to embark on an Ashtanga Yoga teacher training course at Yoga Thailand with Paul Dallaghan. Having moved to London in 2009 I started working at the triyoga headquarters where I remained in a Managerial role for almost 9 years. I began to set up my own small yoga classes in a local church hall and completed a holistic massage diploma with Quantum Metta in London.

It is a privilege to combine all of my skills and passion to teach anatomy and physiology on many Yoga Teacher Training courses and lead my own workshops and trainings across the UK and internationally. My goal is to make anatomy applied to yoga fun, practical and inclusive. In 2020 I finally launched my Yoga Anatomy Online Course.

What’s Included:

  • There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration.
  • There will be a detailed handout provided including images of asana variations. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of my book, Supporting Yoga Students with Common Injuries and Conditions, at the end of the workshop.
  • This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance US, Yoga Alliance Professionals and British Wheel of Yoga (10 hours).

Who is This course For:

  • The course is designed for Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainees but also to those students who have a keen interest in anatomy and injury related issued.

By The End Of This Course You Will Have:

  • Have the necessary tools that you need to be able to communicate with, support and empower all students so that the practice is truly accessible.
  • Be able to modify your own practice to accommodate injuries or mobility issues.

The Cost & Booking Info

Weekend Price £200

If you have any form of injury or serious illness, or if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby please do inform us before booking.