Teaching An Evolving Practice
Julie will give you useful tools to discover and nurture your own voice and learn a new language that gives clarity to your students while helping them to explore freedom of movement.
Finding A New Language For An Evolving Practice
Yoga is evolving and in order to facilitate this evolution, we need to teach differently. The language and cues that we give our students need to reflect our own evolved practice. Many teachers now understand that most of our alignment cues and rules used in an average yoga class has been inherited from a limited resource mostly via young Indian men. In the current backlash many teachers are re-defining what the asana practice is and what movement means in terms of Yoga.
"The language and cues that we give our students need to reflect our own evolved practice."
For many, teacher training asked us to stick to a certain set of rules that no longer apply. So how do we find a new language and what is it? If we are going to offer students a different way of looking at their practice we need the skill to guide them without appearing uncertain ourselves.
During these two afternoons, Julie will give you useful tools to discover and nurture your own voice and learn a new language that gives clarity to your students while helping them to explore freedom of movement.
30 April - 1 May: 12.30 - 16.30 each day
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.