Advancing Your Asana with Joan Hyman

A Ten Hour Online Module from The School of Yoga

Creating a practice that is sustainable and effective.
The School of Yoga
August 5-7, 2022

A weekend of practice and theory

What does it mean to advanced in your practice? Why is asana so important and emphasized in yoga classes today? Is there an end result of continuous daily practice?Have you ever asked yourself these questions?In this ten hour module, hosted by The School of Yoga, we will explore the tools needed to stay dedicated to these yogic disciplines that can elevate your consciousness and ultimately lead to more awareness and self exploration.The practice of yoga is taught in a progressive way for a reason. As we progress in our practice, we need more challenging postures to show us where we hold resistance that is blocking us from expanding our consciousness. To be able to advanced in your practice, one needs a teacher and a strong sense of discernment to know which practice is right for them. As we advanced in our practice, we increase the ability to study ourself. and discern what type of practice and postures work for us. Our practice can become our daily medicine that can help us stay grounded and rooted as we move through life.This weekend will inspire you to deepen in your practice and understand how to make challenging postures accessible. I believe it is important to practice postures that might feel unattainable. A good teacher can take you to places you thought you couldn’t reach which will help you move through blocks mentally and energetically and ultimate reach your highest potential.Through advancing in my asana practice, I have found more strength, resilience, and patience, ultimately guiding me to more self awareness.As we stay the course in our yoga practice, we can tap into an unlimited potential that has always been there, which can help to strengthen our own self esteem and understanding of Self.I encourage you to take the whole weekend, and if you can’t be live, recordings will be sent out and housed on The School of Yoga site.

August 5-7, 2022



Theory and Practice

  • Theory - What is an advanced asana vs. an advanced practitioner?

  • Yoga in the modern world today.

  • What does it mean to advance and go deeper in your practice and why should we advanced in our practice?

  • Practice - We will end with a slow flow before moving into a quiet and still meditation and pranayama practice.




  • Advanced Asana Practice including arm balances, inversions, and other core strengthening postures. We will explore moving with breath and working with bandhas and the energetic body.

11:30AM-1:30PM PDT


Discussion & Theory

  • Advancing in your practice. What are advanced postures?

  • How can you tell if someone is ready to advanced in their practice?

  • What are key postures to observe when someone is ready to advance.

  • The art of progression

  • Discuss higher limbs and first part of Pada 3.

  • End with Meditation




  • Advancing in your practice with backbends and inversions leading to dropping back. Pranayama will be threaded into this practice. This practice will also teach HOW to make these challenging postures accessible to all types of bodies.

11:30AM-1:30pM PDT


Discussion & Theory

  • Discussion on Abhyasa and Vairagya

  • The Importance of Tapas.

  • How to move through stagnation and blocks in your practice?

  • Ishvara Pranidhana, the practice of devotion.

  • Cultivating stillness and discernment in your practice.

  • What type of practice is right for you?

  • We will end with a meditation practice


If you can't make it to class, don't worry, the sessions will be recorded so you can experience them on your own time.

$140 USD

SOY STUDENTS • Email Joan for discount code.



Director of The School of Yoga and Senior Teacher

Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style seamlessly supports her students as they emerge from their practice with the rich and bright energy that yoga has to offer.
Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the combined studies of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga as well as Ayurveda and meditation. An authentic modern-day yogi, Joan's love and devotion show up in her practice and throughout her teaching. You will leave her class feeling transformed and deeply aligned.
Joan spent fifteen years as a distinguished YogaWorks Senior Teacher before bringing her expertise to Wanderlust as the Director of Teacher Trainings in 2016. Now, with over twenty years experience leading retreats, trainings, and international workshops, Joan continues to travel the globe leading her own signature trainings. Joan created The School of Yoga, which is a professional program that offers continuing education, including a team of teachers who are experts in their field of study. Joan continues to partner with yoga schools world wide to help develop high quality teacher training programs and make the practice of yoga accessible to everyone!As a leader in the yoga and wellness community, Joan also contributes to popular blogs such as International Yoga, Yoga Journal, and Wanderlust. She has been featured in conferences and festivals around the world, and offers her teaching online and live in person helping to accommodate an international community of yogis.
Joan’s open-hearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.

“Joan is a legend. She drives you right into your goals, all you have to do is SHOW UP. She has a wonderful way of easing you into things you never thought you could do, without forcing you there – making you believe you can do them, and haven’t you heard the yoga is mostly mental? Flexibility helps, but it’s how you approach the poses and your attitude towards them that makes the difference. She is a fairly famous yogi, but has not succumbed to the celebrity attitude. Her teaching is pure and loving, and she will take care of you! It only took one class with her for me to get hooked – I try to make her classes whenever I possibly can because they are a treat!”