Art of Hands on Assists

9-16 July 2022 (60 CEUs) 

Our “Art of Hands on Assist” Teacher Training is part of the 300 HRS Advanced Teacher Training course with Prema Vinyasa Yoga.

Ameriga, the lead teacher of this course, is a functional anatomy expert with almost 10 years of hands-on-assist experience. She has learned the art and techniques by personally assisting Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci, and also studying with several other renowned Ashtanga Vinyasa teachers and, for Vinyasa flow, under the guidance of Shiva Rea.

This course is suited for Yoga teachers who want to understand how to offer safe and effective assists to their students, understanding their anatomy and skeletal variations.
The course includes around 10 hrs of anatomy classes that can be taken online prior to coming over to the residential event.
If you have trained fully online for your 200 hrs, in this course you will learn practical skills for in-person teaching.


This module covers

  • Ethics of hands-on adjustments.

  • Intentions and Functions of hands-on assisting.

  • Stages to offer assists that are safe and effective.

  • Skeletal variations and how they apply to families of asanas and yoga poses.

  • Understanding the difference between compression and tension and applying it when “correcting” students.

  • Asana Labs: in-depth study of postures, that address their functions, and hence ways to modify, offer hands-on adjustments, prop use and kramas by level.

  • Learn to assist over 40 postures from simpler to complex ones. This course covers most Primary Series adjustments and many second and third series assists, as well as vinyasa flow poses.

  • Daily level-2 Vinyasa class.

  • Part of the theory will be covered online prior to the course

200 hours teacher training italia

Schedule (might vary slightly)


8.30-10.30 Prema Vinyasa Class
with embedded workshop for advanced hands-on adjustments.

11.20- 12.30 Asana Lab

12.30 Lunch

17.00-18.00 Teaching Lab

18.00- 19.30 Workshop

Please note: on arrival day there is an opening circle, and on leaving day there is a closing circle. Please plan to reach the location of the training by 3 pm on the first day, and leave after 11 am on the last day.

There will be one day off during the training.


The location will be at “La Portazza Resort” at the Stagnone Lagoon, in the province of Trapani.

The holiday farm, immersed in the amazing scenery of the Stagnone Natural Reservation in Marsala, is hosted inside an eighteenth century “baglio”, that is a typical Sicilian structure belonging to a noble family and recently refurbished.

The name of the farm (portazza is door) comes from an ancient gate leading to the Lilybeum harbour, the largest in Sicily, which later the Arabs called Marzakalla, God’s Harbour, whence the present name of Marsala town.

In 1800 the land was purchased by a noble family, the Montaltos, who built there a “baglio”, a typical rural building characterized by a large internal court, as well as several lodgings, stables, stores for the harvest, surrounded by farmed lands. The “baglio” was inhabited by the landowners themselves during the summertime, but also by the farmers who worked there all the year round or for the season. The structure had remained unchanged till the recent refurbishing which permitted a restoration respectful of the existing building and, at the same time, its transformation into a comfortable farm based on rural tourism activities.

The lagoon, the largest in Sicily, characterized by shallow waters (1–2 m and often no more than 50 cm). Following the movements of the sand of the lagoon due to the underwater currents, the Isola Grande was formed, around two original islets. The birth of the island closed a part of the sea that was originally open and here, since there are no currents necessary for the exchange, the water has become stagnant, with a temperature above normal.

The Stagnone is a well-known spot at European level for the practice of kitesurfing and other water sports such as windsurfing and SUP.  In fact, there are many schools that welcome thousands of tourists from all over the world every year so you’ll also have the opportunity to practice one of these water sport!

Yoga teacher

Ameriga Giannone

Ameriga (ERYT500, Master Yoga Studies, Master NLP, Life Coach) is often described as an “unconventional” yoga teacher capable of taking students to the next level of practice, and inspiring deep reflections on their own life.



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