Teaching yoga with inspiring themes from philosophy and mythology of yoga

with Maja Zilih

16-18 November 2018

The focus of this module is on bringing inspirational themes from yoga philosophy and mythology into your every-day yoga classes. The aim is to learn how to keep your classes rich and inspiring, but also to practice enfolding themes in a down-to-earth way, with both harmony and efficacy.

Every day program:

Practice:

-Daily 2hr yoga practice inspired by the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras and the Tantras.

Philosophy:

-Some of the most significant empirical-philosophical teachings of the aforementioned texts.
-The myths and symbolism behind yoga poses.
-Using nature metaphors to inspire students who don’t relate easily to spiritual/religious teachings.

Methodology:

-Understanding the main messages from the yogic texts, making them contemporary and relevant and threading them throughout the class.
-Making the connections between the philosophical inspiration and physical practice.
-Using clear, articulate, effective, and timely language.
-Engaging in an exploration and in a creative process that will help you find your own unique voice and enable it to flourish in its own genuine expression.

Teaching:

-Exercises in creating a theme plan, as well as verbalizing and effectively summarizing a theme.
-Exercises in using metaphors in a way that inspires you and your students.
-Practicing making connections between philosophical teachings and body-breath based practice.
-On the spot teaching exercises in small groups.

Dates & Hours

16.11.18 Friday: 8:00 -11.00 & 13.00-16.00

17.11.18 Saturday: 8:00 -11.00 & 13.00-16.00

18.11.18 Sunday: 9:00 -12.00 & 14.00-17.00

Cost

347 euros (280 euros + VAT)

 

THE HOURS OF STUDY COUNT TOWARDS THE CONTINUING ATHENS YOGA - ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 300HRS, LEADING TO RYT-500 YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL.