Welcome to The Foundations of Mastery

Hi and welcome to the exclusive resource page for students of my (Matt Giordano) 200hr Teacher Training, The Foundations of Mastery. This page is meant to support you in your journey to becoming a teacher. Use the tools below as a reference for practice teaching Assists, and Verbal Cues.

If you are looking to go deeper into your study of the body, anatomy, and are looking for full length practices, you will be interested in The Elements of Mastery, which is an online resource for yoga teachers, that provides 9 Mp3's of full length workshops recorded live at the 2018 Elements of Mastery training in Germany, as well as video accompaniment. In addition you will get the Art of Adjustments 1 & 2, and my Anatomy overview videos to support your understanding of the body. The Elements of Mastery is updated on a regular basis with new materials to support your growth.

Practice Teaching

Surya Namaskar A

Sun B - Modified

w/ Warrior 2, reverse warrior


Warm Up Sequence with Sun A and B

Modified Sun A


Click Here to download or stream "The Elements of Voice"

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Sensetivity, Stability, Adjustment

Be sure to always Observe and connect to the student before touching them. Stabilize their body and help them feel safe. You may not need to adjust the student - they may find the freedom simply from your stability. Last is the adjustment and is only meant to support an increased awareness of their body.

Adjustments Part 1

  1. Down Dog
  2. Warrior 1 and 2
  3. Parsvakonasana
  4. Trikonasana
  5. Ardhachandrasana
  6. Upward Dog
  7. Uttanasana
  8. three Legged Dog
  9. Standing Splits
  10. reverse warrior
  11. lunge

Adjustments Part 2

Adjustments Part 3


The Actions at the Ankles, Knees, and Hips

Want to learn about the shoulders? get The Elements of Mastery Here