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Interested in Becoming an Assistant?

Down Under School of Yoga’s three part Assistant Training Program is the most comprehensive of its kind on the East Coast. Read the outline of steps below to learn the art of yoga assisting or deepening your training and adjusting skills at Down Under. 

PHASE 1: THE ART OF ASSISTING IMMERSION WEEKEND

  • In the Art of Assisting Immersion Weekend, you will have the opportunity to learn corrective, supportive deepening and directional assists for a diverse range of poses. You will learn the foundational skills of "reading" bodies and assisting students with confidence. The Art of Assisting Immersion weekend is offered five times annually: February, April, June, October and November. Visit the workshops page to register. 

PHASE 2: REFINING YOUR SKILLS

  • In Phase 2 of the Assisting Program, you will work with the assisting faculty during four Friday night sessions to build upon and refine the assisting skills learned in the Art of Assisting Immersion Weekend. 
  • In addition to the four Friday nights, assisting trainees attend weekly partner practice sessions, working with fellow trainees to hone their skills during public classes. 

PHASE 3: PREPARING FOR THE FLOOR

  • After completing a successful audition, you will be paired with a senior assistant to serve as your mentor. The mentor will offer you guidance and feedback during weekly classes to further refine your assisting skills. When you are ready, you will be placed as an assistant in a weekly class.