- Jul 15, 2023
The healing power of physical touch can be measured; Doctors have found, through tests such as MRIs, that there are evident changes in the patterns of brain activity during touch. Certain types of endorphins are released, which combat stress hormones, resulting in a sense of relaxation and peace. Many students wish to be adjusted, to know they are 'doing it right'. Its a skilled method we use as teachers & needs to be taught.
When you receive a confident, safe adjustment from a teacher you know to be experienced & knowledgable, their hands & breathing help us to visit poses in greater depth with more profound understanding of the the energetic dierection & purpose of the pose.
If you are unlucky enough to receive an unwanted, inexpertly applied adjustment, possibly where boundaries are crossed, it can put you off yoga for life & even be construed as physical abuse.
In this workshop we'll look at the more accessible & common adjusts that are useful to us as teachers & discuss the pros & cons of touch after covid & the me too movement.
The following topics will be covered:
Observing first, why would we adjust?
The intended energy of the pose - having a clear intention
Length & stability
Rules of adjusting for the teacher & the student - boundaries & lawsuits
Supporting students breathing
Whole class adjustments
Downward Facing Dog, Corpse, Triangle, Side-Angle, Half-Moon, Child's, Warrior 1,2,3, Cobra, Plank, Upward facing Dog, Shoulder Stand.
- Oct 05 & 06, 2023
Sussex Yoga Training’s 30 Hour Restorative & Yin Yoga CPD course, registered with the Yoga Alliance UK & is for established teachers or those working towards a level three diploma or 200 hours certificate. It is a two day training that will enable you to deliver two entirely useful methods of yoga to your students.
This two-day training will consist of practical explorations, presentations & discussions with senior teacher, Lucy Leslie.
Restorative: The anatomy & physiology of Restorative Yoga, nervous system regulation & the relationship with other body systems. The physiology of stress & relaxation, vagal tone & how to elicit the relaxation response. You’ll practice teaching, whilst considering environment, postures, props, modifications, progressions, intention, sequencing, theming, class planning, breath & language.
Combining Yin and Restorative Postures in a class: Guidance on sequencing, planning, delivery & Yin Yoga versus Restorative Yoga – what makes them different & why they work well together.
Yin Yoga: Purpose & benefits. The anatomy of Yin Yoga – “Yin tissues”, flexibility, fascia & the heart-mind connection. You’ll work on practical delivery of Yin Yoga postures whilst looking at intention & attention, the energetic body, duration, breathing, use of props, sequencing and themes.
- Nov 27, 2023
Vinyasa Flow is a popular yoga method & is often the first form of yoga found by those who came to yoga through the gym. Like all yogas, it is practiced with the breath as the guide, an oft forgotten but necessary component if it is to be called yoga at all.
Sequences of poses are linked together, generating heat, flexibility, strength, coordination & stamina. Many students want to enjoy the rhythm & fluidity of the Vinyasa Flow classes abut are excluded because of low levels of strength, fitness, stamina & flexibility. Being able to teach flow to a wide variety of bodies, ages & abilities is an excellent addition to a teacher’s skillset.
We'll look at warm-up, Surya Namaskar variations, peak poses, themes & using the warmth we build, for the best outcome.
Important areas such as the method's accessibility to the many or the few will be carefully thought about. We will breakdown the classical transitions & consider modified transitions for increased accessibility & what to do with knees & shoulders, as well as how to language a class that moves on the breath, whilst demoing & observing the students.
This training immersion will be an opportunity for you to find your own style of teaching for the clients who trust you already. As with all our trainings you will receive the support of your lead teacher whilst on the course & beyond.