The Art of Body Reading and Assists
Weekend Immersion
Friday-Sunday, August 16-18
with Marti Yura and Lorien Neargarder
Friday, August 16, 2:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, August 17, 9:30am-6:00pm
Sunday, August 18, 9:30am-6:00pm
Vista Yoga 300-hour Teacher Training

Mandatory Module, 20 hours of Yoga Alliance CE Credits


Knowing how to see, read and assess (right view) what a student may need to experience the satvic state of a pose is an important tool to cultivate as a yoga teacher.

Right view is a skill to be developed over time. Seeing your students and their bodies through an anatomical lens, informs your teaching to create safe, effective practices and impart a more transformative experience.

In this workshop you will:

• Learn to view the body through the lens of the Triguna system of yoga and the anatomical lens of the myo-fascial system.

• Learn strategies to interpret a student’s body structure and then put them into practice.

• Learn to use that information to create a more wholistic approach to opening, releasing, strengthening and healing the body.



The art of touch is the second tool used to inform the teacher and the practitioner as to what is present in the student’s body. Referred to in Sanskrit as Yoga Sparshana.

Learning the right use of manual adjustment, along with effective cueing and use of props, can offer insight to the somatic body and create a deeper yogic experience.

To be effective it must take into consideration not just the body, but the whole person.What is required is to listen deeply.

Everything from permission to release, to alignment, to right engagement can be communicated through voice and touch.

In this workshop you will:

• Learn to establish appropriate boundaries and positioning of the body.

• Learn how to inform your students in direct and understandable ways using a variety of techniques as well as cultivating an understanding for when and if adjustment is to practice.

• Learn to cultivate the the “right touch” and what that means.

• Explore with a partner various types of assists and be able to give immediate feedback.

• Learn a variety of self assists with the help of props.

* This workshop is for teachers and serious students who want to immerse themselves totally in an inspiring community and with invigorating practices.


You will leave this weekend with practical resources to strengthen your confidence in alignment and technical skills, as well as be able to trust your intuition in “reading” body energy.


Investment – $325
Early Bird (Before August 3rd) – $295
Friday Session 2:30-8:30 only – $110