We tend to think of groups of students in classes when we talk about teaching yoga. Working out a practice for an individual is quite a different skill but can be very satisfying as we match the practice to the person, rather than a one size fits all, that we often have to go with in the class. The day will cover carrying out an assessment, using the skills of observation, case notes and directed movement as well as working out a practice for a first session.
Yvonne Austen has been a student of yoga throughout her life and probably couldn't say what first drew her to the practice at 9 years old. It was with a deep interest in Pranayama from the first and an instinctual awareness that this held the key to managing life's vicissitudes. She has continued with a daily practice and it is this committed practice that has fed both her growing understanding and teaching.