Art of Assisting is a hands on training that will transform your practice, your assisting and your teaching. As a student, you will experience a new perspective on your personal practice and a deeper understanding of energetic flow. It is an opportunity to make a contribution to others and can be a powerful access to teaching. As a teacher, you will gain confidence and tools in delivering assists that are direct, clear and powerful by mastering the principles of alignment. Art of Assisting is a training for all levels of practitioner and teacher. Join world class Baptiste Institute teaching teams for a fun and interactive 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 12pm on Friday and will end on Sunday at 2 pm. Please keep this in mind as you book flights.
Dates | Schedule
Friday Sept 26 | 12pm – 9pm
Saturday Sept 27 | 8am – 8pm
Sunday Sept 28 | 8am – 2pm
Bala Vinyasa Yoga Studio is only about 10 miles away from the Miami International Airport or a 20 minute taxi ride. You can also fly into Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, which is about 35 miles or 45 minutes away by car.
The Baptiste Institute does not have a group rate set up at a specific hotel.
We recommend Christopherson Business Travel should you wish to book your flights, lodging, or ground transport for your training.
There is ample parking in the garage directly across the street from the venue. Rates have yet to be determined.
Eateries | Groceries
There are a number of hotels, eateries and grocery stores conveniently located near Bala Vinyasa. Participants are responsible for their own meals throughout the weekend. Click here to view a google map that highlights a number of grocery stores, hotels and eateries that Bala Vinyasa recommends.
Weather | Clothing
Warm temperatures makes September a popular month to visit Miami. High temperatures average in the upper 80s with low temperatures in the 70s. With the sunny skies and fresh ocean breeze, summer clothing, layers and a bathing suit are in order. Chance of light showers, so packing a light rain jacket is a good idea.
During program, plan to wear sportswear acceptable for practicing yoga (wicking material, no cotton) and bring layers to cover up during seated discussion or partner work. There are often 2-3 yoga asana practices throughout the day, so we recommend bringing at least two changes of yoga clothes per day.
Travel Guard offers affordable trip protection plans that guard against an extensive list of reasons for cancelation. Specifically, we recommend The Gold plan from Travel Guard which offers you protection against trip cancelation, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses and other issues that could occur while you are away from home. Call us for more details or visit Travel Guard online.
This offer is available to those who are US and Canadian residents only, however if you reside outside of those countries we do recommend that you make arrangements for travel protection elsewhere.
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