Kunga Yoga Hands on Assisting Teacher Training with Noelle Cavenuagh, ERYT500 – December 2015

Safely support your students in deepening their understanding of alignment

You will also learn:

  • how to approach assisting as an art
  • safety issues and guidelines
  • dynamics of the student-teacher relationship
  • how to step out of your “comfort zone” and into the student’s practice space
  • the “core 4” secrets of confident assisting
  • specific tricks for assisting quickly and efficiently within flow based practices
  • thai yoga massage as applied to assisting theory and techniques

The Kunga Yoga Hands-On Assists teacher training will provide you with concrete skills for effective, safe and intelligent hands-on assisting for your students.  The Kunga Yoga approach to assisting safely supports the student in deepening their understanding of alignment within the postures; rather than using assists to “correct” or seek perfection.

This workshop is open to students and teachers of all levels. Teachers will receive specific tools for offering safe, and powerful assists with confidence and ease. Students and teachers-to-be will learn advanced alignment and gain a deeper understanding of the practice through touch. All participants will give and receive assists through partnering and with the program leaders. All participants will receive a manual including a photo glossary of over 50+ assists and thai yoga massage techniques.

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About Noelle Cavenaugh, ERTY500

noelle-cavenaughNoelle Cavenaugh, ERYT500 is the Co-Director of the Kunga Yoga School at the Wilmington Yoga Center, leading 200 and 500 hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Teacher Trainings and Kunga Journeys Service Retreats nationally and internationally. Noelle is also a Professional Level Kunga Yoga Leader, completing a 350 hour advanced apprenticeship certification with Kristin Cooper-Gulak; and is currently pursuing her 1000hour Kunga Yoga certification. She is a seasoned international teacher and retreat leader, and is deeply committed to the Kunga Yoga mission of service, spending much of her time in India and in the U.S. working with and for the girls of the Homes of Hope Orphanages in Kerala, India.

Noelle has been teaching since 2006, beginning her yoga studies at the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica, and studying Thai Yoga Massage in Chaing Mai, Thailand, completing advanced-level certifications in the Lek Chaiya tradition. She is a certified Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer teacher, completing over 250 hours in advanced anatomy and pilates technique training and is also a certified 5Elements Flow Yoga Teacher Trainer and certified Kunga Vinyasa Trainer. Her additional certifications include Interdisciplinary Yoga, Fluid Power Yoga, and Thai Yoga Therapy.

Noelle’s primary teachers include Ashley Ludman, Kristin Cooper-Gulak, and Larry Hobbs. She has also completed trainings with Hilary Garivaltis in Ayurveda, Marlysa Sullivan in Anatomy of Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga, David Emerson in Yoga for Trauma and PTSD, and Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Heather Till.
Noelle has assisted Anusara-based Seaside Yoga Teacher Trainings and Transformation Retreats with Ashley Ludman and hasled Blissfully Belizean Yoga retreats to Ambergris Caye, Belize, with Elizabeth Cramond RYT. Due to her dynamic classes and community following, Noelle has been chosen as an ambassador of both Manduka and Lululemon. Yoga, music, dance, service work, and travel are her passions, and she enjoys incorporating these experiences into her teachings to create a safe, fun, and effective experience appropriate for all ages and levels. Noelle enjoys empowering the student to connect with their inner teacher.

Date & Time

Thursday – Sunday, Dec 3-6, 2015
9:00am – Noon: Open Public Practice & Lecture

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Lecture/Presentation

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Practice Training Clinics


$600.00 after November 19
$550.00 before November 19

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  • 32 of CEU Hours toward 300 YA or CEUs
  • $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
  • Participation in full workshop required to receive 300YA credit.
  • This certification counts as one required module/counts as elective hours towards 500Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center program

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given for workshops. 10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for WYC account credit only (minus a $25 administrative fee). 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.