Teaching an Embodied Practice
For Yoga Teachers
Learn how to introduce new ways of moving and explore why it is important to educate our students. Change what we offer students with clarity.
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 it to our students? The emergence of words such as Somatic, Embodied, Awareness Practices shows that the yoga world is bringing a deeper connection of body and mind beyond the athletic shape making that has dominated.
For many, the first teacher training involved a set of alignment cues, certain anatomical rules and a structure given as verbatim. As we come to learn these rules and guidelines are no longer useful teachers may feel a bit lost in how to integrate the new information and movement into their classes. As the practices move away from rigid formality and structure into more somatic, intuitive based work it can feel overwhelming. Often the response can be “I feel like I don’t know what to teach now!” In this 3 day workshop for yoga teachers and trainees and we’ll tackle these issues and build a solid practical and theoretical foundation to confidently practice, embody and teach this new evolution of yoga and remain open to the changes to come.
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. 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 where the lineage of Hatha is derived from.
Tuning into sensation and observing the body, embracing what our bodies have to offer us. Embodying the practice.
09:00 - 11:30 Morning Masterclass Session
11:30 - 13:00 Free time/ Lunch
13:00 - 16:30 Learning to teach an embodied practice - theory and practical
"How To Teach An Embodied Practice Workshop" & 3 x Morning masterclass sessions
Why not join Julie in all of her masterclass sessions .. and her other workshop too?
"Pause and Presence Workshop" & 2 x morning masterclass sessions
(August 11 -12)
Both workshops and all masterclass sessions
Date: 8 - 10 August 2018
Location: Yogayama, Stockholm, Sweden
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Teacher: Julie Martin
Price: starting from 3,300 SEK
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.