Teaching an Evolving Practice
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.
What to Expect
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
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.
15 years ago Julie set up Brahmani Yoga in Goa, India after teaching in Brighton, UK for over 8 years. The largest motivation for the yoga centre was to create a community that could join together each winter season and practice without judgment, learn to let everything evolve and be totally inclusive to all yogis. What grew out of that is an international reputation especially in training teachers to challenge the “norms” of the yoga world when they no longer work for us..... read more
Gary Carter has over 30 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and bodywork practices. With a background in athletics, competition cycling, bodybuilding, martial arts, yoga and manual therapies, he himself has studied with many inspiring teachers. trainers and masters in their fields including the training in ‘elasticity of the spine and stretching’ at age 14 by a professional cycling coach.
He started the Natural Bodies Centre in 1991 to teach, train and encourage kinesthetic awareness. Fascial Movement practises ease of movement, efficient body use in exercise, sport and many movement disciplines which can bring a renewed sense of health and vitality into everyday life through revolutionised personal training techniques, Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, Martial Arts and Fascial Movement practices.
Over the past 15 years he has lectured in Movement Anatomy and Fascial Anatomy for Yoga, Yoga teacher trainings, Pilates teacher trainings and massage schools, Hospital Physiotherapists, Dance Trainings and Martial Arts trainings all over the UK and Ireland.
He has also run several Yoga teacher trainings and continues to run his highly acclaimed Anatomy & Myofascial yoga and Pilates courses in England, Scotland, Ireland and Europe.
Please note: If you do not meet all the requirnments please don't rule yourself out. These are just a guideline. Reach out and ask!
From the very beginning, Brahmani yoga teacher training programmes have gone beyond the industry standards and created courses that make a difference. Yoga practices are in evolution, life is in evolution, and understanding how yoga meets the modern world has been the driving force behind refining and developing the structures and content of each programme.