Advanced Art of Assisting

The Advanced Art of Assisting program is the first of its kind and is an intensive weekend of powerful learning. You will learn concrete tools to assist and empower your students to achieve never before breakthroughs in their practice and access postures they never considered possible. 

Learn to work with the biomechanical principles of the body to explore how it can move to bring a student right up to their growing edge in a pose, and where to place your hands to effectively and safely assist anyone in any pose. Hone your listening by exploring how the central nervous system and the energy systems of the body respond to movement. Through the power of touch and play, distinguish, discover and experience a new awareness of when to push and pull, and when to back off an assist to land it powerfully in the student’s own experience. Discover for yourself new ways to use your body and props as tools to access possibility and cause breakthroughs with every student and in every class, and learn how to assist advanced and restorative adaptations of the Journey Into Power sequence.

Join Senior Baptiste Teacher, Kiersten Mooney, to expand your contribution and transform the lives of others – one pose at a time – through the Advanced Art of Assisting program. Register today!*

*Prerequisite: his program is open to ALL yoga teachers with a minimum 200hr RYT cert. through Yoga Alliance. 

There are two waivers that you must complete and return to us prior to the beginning of the workshop. Please read them carefully, sign, and return them by:

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
Attn: Registration Dept
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Or scan and email:

Click here to register!


Join Kiersten Mooney for an advanced training in the art of powerful assisting.


*Tuition for this program does not include travel, lodging or meals.

NOTE FOR OUT OF TOWN PARTICIPANTS: The training starts at 7pm on Friday and will end on Sunday afternoon. Please keep this in mind as you book flights.

Dates | Schedule

4:00 pm–6:30 pm Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 pm–10:00 pm

9:00 am–10:00pm

9:00 am–12:00pm

Location & Accommodations

Omega Institute
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

We recommend Christopherson Business Travel should you wish to book your flights

Baptiste dedicated phone line: 888-399-3429
Baptiste dedicated email:


You are responsible for maintaining a healthy level of hydration throughout the training. Because you will be continuously sweating and losing fluids throughout asana practices, you should balance this by consistently taking in fluids. In addition to your normal water intake, we strongly suggest that you also drink electrolyte replenishment fluid throughout each day. The amount you will need will vary depending on your size and your activity level. Please note that we do NOT provide Ultima or other powder; you are responsible for bringing a sufficient amount of electrolyte powder for the duration of the program.

What to Bring | Required

  • Journal and pen
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga strap
  • Yoga block
  • Towels for asana practice
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Ultima, Gatorade or other electrolyte replenishment powder
  • Minimum of two pairs of yoga clothes per day
  • Lunch and/or snacks