Physically Guiding Alignment with Erica Bornstein and Catie Macken

Yogaworks Back Bay (map)

Saturday April 20 || 10am-6pm

$225 || $200 before April 13

Align means to give support, and as teachers of yoga and we have the gift of offering our students energetic and physical support. When the body is physically and energetically aligned it has the capacity to communicate within.

In this one day workshop you will learn the most safe and supportive ways to physically align the body through verbal cues as well as adjustments that will energetically support and align students. This is a wonderful opportunity to build confidence in your hands, precision in your words and learn new ways to Physically Guide Alignment.

  • Learn how to touch in a compassionate and safe way

  • Learn physical assists for seated poses, back bends, twists, standing poses and Savasana

  • Learn energetic cues and assists

  • Explore cueing with clarity

  • Refine your assists by receiving first-hand feedback as you partner up for every pose

  • Learn how to offer VERBAL physical and energetic assists to support students who prefer not to be touched.


Whether you are a brand new teacher or have been at it for years, you will leave with many new tools to incorporate into your group and private classes. This workshop is open to teachers of all styles and levels. Also open to students currently enrolled in a teacher training course.

About Erica

Erica teaches an athletic vinyasa flow and encourages students to personalize their practice for their own needs. She teaches yoga with a sense of fun and creativity, always has a killer playlist, and her humor and playful spirit is ever present in her classes. Overall, Erica believes that yoga is an accommodating practice, accessible to all people, that requires only loving care for the body and the willingness to keep an open mind and heart.

About Catie

Catie Macken is a fitness professional, mindfulness and wellness expert, travel junkie, mystic, healer, and lover of life. She has traveled all over the world training, teaching, leading retreats and sharing the practices of Yoga, AcroYoga, and mindfulness. Catie has over 1,000 hours of training and more than 3,000 hours of teaching. Her classes are infused with gratitude, devotion, and laughter. Her raw authenticity and vibrant personality instantly connects her with her students and peers.

Workshop Return Policy
Full payment is required to reserve a space in workshops. All workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to workshop start date will be issued store credit. No store credit will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop start date. YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event