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Creating Safe Yoga through language and touch.

with Lisa McQuade

20 CEUs

August 6-8, 2021

Friday: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


$300 if paid in full one month before the start date.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.
There is no refund after the training starts.

email her at glowinglotus189@gmail.com
or go to her website: https://sites.google.com/site/glowinglotuswellnessllc/home

This workshop will focus on returning to the roots of Kripalu Yoga. Spotlighting the yoga teacher’s ability to guide class experiences that help to cultivate inner wisdom and self-trust, rather than command performances. We will explore the potential for yoga to
nurture body and soul, as well as to cause harm if one ignores the body’s messages. Basic anatomy will explore strengths and weaknesses and address ways to modify postures based on multi-level, multi-body-type class participation. Emphasis will
be on guiding individuals into their best alignment using language, mirroring and gentle touch. We’ll spend time assessing alignment and practicing assists that offer mindful awareness to both the facilitator and the participant. Verbal and body language will be explored as gateways to opening to receive experience. We’ll break apart the shapes of asana and explore their different dimensions! It will be a movement blast!


  • 5:30-6:30 pm- Opening Night ~ Meet & Greet (1 hour)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm (30 min) Safe Yoga methodology focusing on Discovery and Kripalu Yoga roots
  • 7:00-8:00 pm Evening Yoga (Sadhana) to unfurl the travel (1-hour)

  • 8:00- 9:30 am- Morning Yoga (Sadhana) (1.5 hours)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm (2.5 hours)
              Research- Issues of safety and movement
              Review Safe Yoga methodology 
              Offering Modifications
  • 12:30-2:00-LUNCH
  • 2:00-6:00 p.m. (4-hours)
              Verbiage for alignment and movement
              Mirroring alignment
              Press Points
Practice alignment, assists, and language by looking at poses  and playing with alignment language and assists. (THIS is MOVEMENT.)
Drawing attention to potential injuries that might create challenges within a pose.
             Relaxation...a healing point!

HOMEWORK- one pose will be given to each participant to create a 15-minute sequence that will be led on Sunday.


  • 8:00-9:30 am (1.5- hours):
             Sadhana- gentle warmups, layering with kindness
  • 10:00 am-12:30 pm (2.5 hours)
Practice teach layering poses in groups. Pose will be given and a  minimum of 3 layers created for each. This will be done on the spot in small groups.
  • 12:30-2:00-LUNCH
  • 2:00- 4:30 pm (2.5 hours) 
Practice Teach in groups. (using your assigned homework posture)
  • 4:30-5:30 pm (1-hour) 
Rest and Digest- Yoga Nidra followed by sharing what we’ve learned about ourselves as yoga students, and teachers. How can we take the tools we’ve learned and use them to better our own practice and to assist others?
  • 5:30-6:00 pm Closing- certificates will be distributed.

Lisa McQuade,
MA- PHED, ACE-PT, E-RYT-500. Training Mind~Body~Spirt
since 1981. 

I began my journey through Shotokan Karate at age 18. For my 35th birthday I asked my family to join me for my first yoga class at the YMCA. I felt so relaxed! I found Yoga sustained my other practices, especially karate. Having had a torn ACL since age 15, yoga strengthened my knee. The focus on alignment coincided with that of my martial arts practice, the advantage being I didn't have kicks and punches coming at me!

My interest in fitness sparked my desire to go for my MA at SDSU in Physical Education. Because of my interest in the mind~body connection I studied Sport Psychology and now use these tools to help cultivate the practice of living in the zone of life. After several years of yoga practice, I dove into the Summer Intensive Discovery Yoga teacher training and my love of Kripalu Yoga soared!

I’m currently a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. My dissertation research focuses on yoga to assist college students with improving mood, quality of life and mindfulness. As a teacher I hope to cultivate a feeling of safety and understanding, while leading
participants to the core of their being. I hope to Nurture self-wisdom and acceptance. One of my favorite expressions is to look for the “GURU” in you...Gee..U...R...U, learn to
stand on your own two feet….rather than your head.

Wife, Mother and servant for the better good!

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