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Adjustment Clinic for Teachers

November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMvaries, see details
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Adjustment Clinic for Teachers


Kim Johnson

Adjustments from a teacher are a traditional way to positively affect students’ Pancha kosha (the five energy bodies of physical, mental, energy, wisdom, and bliss) that cover the Atman or Soul. Our knowledge and awareness of adjustments and ourselves, however, can either positively or negatively effect students.

The intention of this workshop is to increase your sattvic or pure state of being as you interact with students, thereby opening a door for the student to access a more sattvic or pure state of being for themselves.

This two-part adjustment clinic will aid you to deliver needed adjustments in a way your students can receive them. You will learn and refine alignment techniques in verbal cueing and hands on adjustments. Your students will benefit tremendously as these techniques will help them with openings, and increase their strength and stability in all aspects of their being.

This clinic is perfect for yoga teachers of all styles of yoga and experience levels.

Part 1: Moving Alignment Cueing

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Learn to refine your eye and use your voice to align your students’ movements while they maintain an engaged and stable foundation. Doing so, they will create a proper and strong foundation for all asanas.  We will cover Surya Namaskars and basic Ashtanga Vinyasas (transitions).

Part 2: Hands on Adjustments

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Increase the skill and efficacy of your use of touch. We will explore:

  • Considerations of who, when, and how to touch.
  • Different types of physical adjustments.
  • Proper stance or position of adjuster.
  • Permission and boundaries.
  • Different types of touch adjustments (stabilizing, indicative, and directional).


About Kim Johnson


Kim began practicing yoga in 1997 and began teaching yoga in 2005. In 2008 she found the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. After rigorous study, Kim holds the knowledge and experience of 1000 hours of training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary and Intermediate series. She’s worked as an assistant to her teachers Tim Miller and Rolf and Marci Naujokat.

Kim has completed teacher training with Gretchen Robinson, Kathleen and Wade Mortensen, and Tim Miller, as well as spending extended time in India practicing and assisting in the shala of senior

teachers Rolf and Marci Naujokat, in Anjuna, Goa, India. Here, she completed over 785 hours of training exclusively with Rolf & Marci. Kim’s knowledge includes in-depth study of yoga history, philosophy, yoga lifestyle, asana adjustments in Primary & Intermediate series, full Ashtanga Pranayama, as well as many hours sitting in satsang with Mataji Puri of the Santosh Puri Ashram.

In 2012, Kim began teaching Ashtanga both in Honduras at Yoga Utila and in India at Rolf and Marci’s shala, Yoga Bones.

Kim’s path with Ashtanga has led her to specialize in using the Ashtanga method for healing injuries. From starting Third series with Rolf, to sustaining a bicycling injury, she lost all of her physical practice except for the single asana, Samasitihi. Working with her teachers Tim and Marci she learned how to use Ashtanga for healing physical injuries related to mid and low back, hips, shoulders, and knees. Proof that good things come from injuries too!

She takes a non-aggressive approach to teaching, believing all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa method should be practiced to support the whole mind-body organism to give health and steadiness of self.


Pricing Information

$70 Full Clinic
$40 Single Session
Full payment is required to reserve a spot.

*Refund Policy

All sales are considered final. Refunds are not available for this workshop.



Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: varies, see details
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Venue Name: Maya Yoga
Address: 215 W. 18th Street, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Phone: 816-283-8985