Teaching An Evolving Practice
17th - 19th April 2018
YogaRise, London, UK
In this 3 day workshop for yoga teachers, we will build a solid practical and theoretical foundation so we can confidently practice, embody and teach this new evolution of yoga and remain open to the changes to come.
Yoga is an evolving practice and now more than ever it is changing and being challenged on all levels including anatomical and philosophical. There are a lot of questions out there to explore and we need to examine how and why we continue to call ourselves yoga teachers. What gives us permission to do that and how do we present that to our students.
"we need to examine how and why we continue to call ourselves yoga teachers"
Through time, yoga has been constantly transitioning and evolving. There has been no evidence of any period of time where yoga had a constant and unchanging definition or modality. It fluctuated, moved, flowed with the rhythm of the people and culture.
Loosening a rigid structure
The modern yoga practice that has come from India seems to have adopted a rigid or linear structure with defined rules and sequences. This makes sense. Indian culture is rich with chaos and a linear structure encourages discipline. In the west, we live in a more linear society so we need something that allows us more freedom! We need to allow this practice to evolve. We need to include more tantric practices - tuning into sensation and observing the body, embracing what our bodies have to offer us.
In this 3 day workshop for yoga teachers, we will build a solid practical and theoretical foundation so we can confidently practice, embody and teach this new evolution of yoga and remain open to the changes to come. We will explore the cultural, historical and anatomical facts that show us the evolution of yoga is completely natural and essential.
17th - 19th April, from12.30 - 16.30 each day
Teaching Evolving Practice Part One
About Your Teacher
Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.