(for teachers and teacher trainees only) with Mark Stevens Saturday 16th June 2.30 - 5.00pm £30
The emphasis will be on providing teachers with meaningful pranayama and meditation techniques which are linked to the asana practice. Techniques which are not a token gesture, but the start of a progressive journey towards the higher limbs for students and teachers alike.
“ I feel there is a need for more understanding and an ability to teach Yogic Pranayama and Meditation in everyday open yoga classes. I will present theory, practice and teaching skills, suitable for use in yoga classes of all traditions. .”
Many otherwise excellent teacher training's do not seem to equip teachers with the necessary tools to practice and teach yogic meditation and pranayama with confidence, this often results in un-linked techniques being taught in yoga classes, which I believe is a missed opportunity. lt is so important to expose students to the higher limbs early on in their practice life so they are not stuck in the physical body and have the possibility of realising the full potential.
The emphasis will be on developing your own practical teaching skills and explaining the theory simply to students.
You will learn to teach classical sitting postures, therapeutic sitting postures, kapalabhati, uddiyana bandha kriya, digital counting with mantra, nadi shodhana, japamala meditation, sushumna nadi meditation, stage 1 of chakra meditation and tratak etc, all of which can be used in a open class format. I hope that together we can help to raise awareness among our students of these beautiful, powerful and underused techniques.