EMBODYING YOGA AS A YOGA TEACHER
Exploring embodiment in Yoga Teaching and practice through Yoga practice with Embodied Yoga Principles
A Continuing Professional Development Workshop
for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Teacher Trainees
An opportunity to explore how you practice and teach yoga - as a way to help people create qualities and skills for life.
This will be a facilitated exploration to include you and your practical experience, whether you are a new teacher or have been teaching for many years, whichever style of yoga you practice and teach.
Explore who we are, and how we are in relationship to teaching in our life.
We will practice, reflect and share together.
• Body listening/body sensing helping students know / trust their body sense
• Intention and attention through mindfulness based yoga practice
• Reflective self enquiry in self practice and teaching practice
• Different qualities and ways of being as a teacher and facilitator
• Freedom and form - where do they meet / inform each other?
• Giving as a teacher - What practices do you share, how and why, what else?
• Skilful use of language - what language creates confidence and clarity?
• Being an Authority - who is the authority? you, or your students? how & why?
• Ethics and Consent in touch - asking before touching, exploring quality of touch and how it can lead to deeper trust and confidence in practice.
This workshop is for you if you’d like to
Refresh or refine your teaching skills
Make your yoga teaching more effective in developing skills for life
Learn more about Embodiment practice and theory
Develop a broader range of practice experience
Be involved in creating a community of continued learning
About Embodied Yoga Principles
Includes some regular hatha yoga postures (which you may be familiar with if you practice Yoga) practiced with different emphasis, and specific Embodied Yoga Principles postures, and will include a short meditation.
Embodied Yoga Principles is a way of practicing yoga which emphasises self-awareness to create qualities and skills for the whole of your life. It adds psychological depth to our practice of yoga, through methods of enquiry and reflection, body sensing and body listening.
The aim of Embodied Yoga Principles is to make yoga more relevant for what matters in your life. It can help you create change in your life. It is less about general health and wellbeing, and more about how can Yoga help you lead a meaningful engaged life.
Explore what it is, discover its practices
An Embodied yoga workshop often includes a combination of elements
‘inner’ practice - deep, reflective and absorbing aspects of practice
‘outer’ practice - social, ethical, engaging, playful, connecting and fun
It can be emotionally intense as it’s a powerful tool for looking at your personal patterns. It includes sharing of personal experience - in pairs, small groups or the whole group, all of which is by invitation, optional and with your consent, (at the beginning of a session we make an agreement to maintain confidentiality). The element of sharing is an important aspect of Embodied Yoga Principles as it allows the insights you experience to be known, communicated and shared, (which can also help others as well), it can also help you focus setting and declaration of actions you wish to take in your life.
Note: Your personal practice of postures/movements and Asanas or teaching asanas will not be ‘judged’, it is not about that, this is an open opportunity to practice, reflect and develop areas of our practice including communicating with your students and to help them gain more out of yoga for all of their life.
Give to yourself, to give more to your students
See more about Embodied Yoga Principles including videos of postures www.eypyoga.com
“Embodied Yoga offers a much needed fresh authentic perspective on yoga.Its not offering an opportunity to float off into spiritual la-la and distance oneself from life’s suffering, on the contrary it encourages the participant to become fully aware and to take responsibility for what is going on in their body and mind, becoming aware of patterns and shadows in a safe supported environment.”
Jane D, Yoga Teacher, Sussex, UK
Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher, Embodiment Facilitator, Hatha Yoga Teacher and Buddhist.
Vidyadasa has been practicing Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism for 25+ yrs, and teaching for 11+years, teaches Hatha Yoga classes, Yoga mornings, co-trains Embodied Yoga Principles teachers, leads retreats (Inspiring Yoga). Trained Embodiment Facilitator, and Ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has a Dance and Visual Art Honours Degree, Shiatsu Professional Training Certificate, and is a web designer. Born in Inverness, 1972 lived locally until family relocated abroad, parents recently returned to live in Inverness, so he is returning to his roots regularly to connect with family, homeland and with a wish to connect and contribute to a community of yogis in Scotland.
Yoga and TaiJiQuan teacher.
Russell has taught in and around Inverness under the Highland Body Mechanic name for 17 years. His current passion is natural movement and also leads mindfulness walks in nature once a month. https://www.facebook.com/HighlandBodyMechanic/
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FINDHORN Eco Village:
Sunday 19th November 2017
2pm - 5pm
(please arrive early and be ready to start at2pm)
£25 / Payment by Donation possible
Contact us to discuss
Sunshine Room, Findhorn Eco Village,
505 East Whins, The Park, Findhorn IV36 3TH
Please bring a yoga mat, & blanket ;
(or contact us if you don’t have one).
Teacher : Vidyadasa
07870 696942 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Organiser: Russell Deacon
Please book in advance