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Progression of Teaching: Junior Intermediate Teacher Education

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“It is the duty of the teacher to know what to teach,

why to teach and how much to teach.” – BKS Iyengar

We warmly welcome you to join our ongoing teacher education program at Adeline Yoga. “Progression of Teaching” is intended to help Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers prepare their practice and teaching for the next levels. We offer support to CIYT at any phase of their teaching and career exploration through mentorship and group programming.

“Progression of Teaching” is a cornerstone of our teacher support offerings.  It is an ongoing series of weekend gathers for Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers wish to study the Jr 1 and 2 syllabi.

The 2018 program is divided into two-day sessions focusing on:

1) Practice of the asana and pranayama on the Junior Intermediate 1 and 2 syllabus
2) Teaching Tool Kit – Focus on observation, instruction, correction and developing your student base with maturity. Includes the art of adjustments and modifications, addressing structural issues and beginning to incorporate yoga philosophy within a class context.
3) Theory – in-depth focus on asana, sequencing, pranayama, anatomy and yoga philosophy
4) Self-study – practice sequences and homework assignments will connect you to the source material, your colleagues and teachers in between our meeting sessions

Our gatherings are devoted to the practice of Iyengar Yoga in all its facets. We will focus on our personal practice and developing our core Intermediate teaching skills including linkages between pose, moving deeper in our understanding and teaching, and evolving our students’ practice within a greater range of bodies and situations. Participants will get feedback on their teaching and gain confidence working with their students in a variety of situations.

“Progression of Teaching” is a forum from which to build enduring relationships with peers and teachers to support our personal growth within the Iyengar lineage. Participants who recently passed Intro II and long-time teachers are encouraged to join us.

Adeline Yoga offers five specific forums of deep study for teachers who wish to round out their studies.  In addition to these gathers, you might consider:

  1. Attending our teacher’s practice sessions to learn about working with specific conditions
  2. Joining our monthly study group
  3. Attending Level 4 classes on Monday afternoons
  4. Engaging in mentorship with Heather Haxo Phillips or another qualified teacher on our faculty.

For more details, contact Heather directly at info@adelineyoga.com

Have further questions?  Please email us at info@adelineyoga.com



Progression of Teaching 2018:

March 17 & 18

May 12 & 13

July 7 & 8 (tentative)

Saturday sessions are 1 – 6 pm. Sunday sessions are 9 – 2:45 which includes a 2-hour brunch break.

Every gather will include asana, theory and practice teaching.  Other subjects will be rotated in according to the calendar.


$165 for the weekend

Can only come for one day?
$110 Saturday only

Please pre-register – class size is limited and all registrants receive a homework assignment in the weeks prior to our meeting.





Heather Haxo Phillips is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Junior Intermediate III level, among the highest certified Iyengar teachers in the East Bay. She is Director of Adeline Yoga and has been teaching for nearly 15 years.  Her additional certifications include:  Certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT), Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance E-500 level instructor. She has specialized yoga therapy training which includes scoliosis, musculoskeletal injuries, pain management and women’s health including pre-natal yoga and menses. In addition to the being the director and lead instructor of the Adeline Sadhana Studies program, Heather assists senior teacher Carolyn Belko in her teacher education program in San Diego.  Heather deepens her own practice by studying regularly with senior teachers including Carolyn Belko, Lois Steinberg and the Iyengar family in Pune. Heather is past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California and an active volunteer for the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States. She is currently President of the Lorin Merchants Association (LBA). For more information, go to haxoyoga.com or read about her on Yelp!



March 17
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm