169,00 € +toimituskulut
Total length: 4h 40min.
Opening of the topics of the course. Anne & Amie talking about their beginnings in the profession of yoga teacher. The work itself revealed what’s important and what’s necessary: Clarity, boundaries, growth, openness and responsibility. Helping others needs clarity. This profession is about growth. (15:51)
Teaching yoga requires maturity. Maturity equals openness, boundaries and responsibility. Understanding the basic principles of teaching yoga: Awareness of who you are. Honest communication and interaction. Teacher’s task to communicate feelings, emotions and to listen to other. About being a pleaser vs requiring respect. Depth in feelings, emotions, energy. Teacher brings presence. (34:15)
Opening the chapter Yoga.
To teach yoga you need to know what yoga is.
Quest to know who I am and who I am not.
Deep experiences of life in us.
Pain and suffering, pleasure and joy.
1. Yoga in nutshell
What is yoga in practice? What do we teach when we teach yoga? Yoga touches everything in us. We learn through our body, because body is truthful. Body brings us to reality. Emotions, sensations come up from the body. It takes time to get into the body, to really get rooted.(14:21)
2. Growing in sensitivity
Sensitivity grows through practice.
Opening to opportunities.
Having boundaries means you can be more sensitive.
Sensing others’ real feelings and different layers in them.
New sensitivity can sometimes be scary.
More you grow in sensitivity more you face your real feelings.
3. New awareness
Awareness of how mental images affect the body and how emotions find a place in the body. The body shows us the pain we carry. Everything is connected. The asana practice is about feeling the connections between the sensations in the body and to understand how we treat them, i.e. ourselves. Beliefs also find a place in the body. How to go to the physical and emotional pain? How to release these tensions? The body is nothing outside of oneself. (21:36)
4. Yoga experience
The yoga experience changes through years. People live yoga differently. Share your own experience as a teacher, but be aware how much you want to share of your personal life. A safe space gives the possibility for students to make deep research. Down to Earth work on oneself. Teacher needs a practice. Getting out of one’s head to the body. Transmitting the work. Facing fears and other difficult feelings. (29:53)
5. From doing to being
Delicate change from doing to being. Doing with the body like it was just happening. Space where there’s less control. Letting go of comparison and competition. Importance of self-confidence and self-value. Self-love as a natural state. Love for life expressing itself through us.
6. Cleanliness leads to Purity
Importance of cleanliness. Clean spaces, neutral spaces for the practice. Thoughts, patterns, attitudes and behaviors that burden us. Respecting others through cleanliness. Organizing spaces and things. Yoga studio represents yoga. Procrastination. Leaving things behind – or not.(20:39)
7. Importance of regular practice
In the heart of yoga, there’s always one’s practice. We can understand yoga only by practicing it. To be centered and sensitive, we need a practice. Everybody’s practice is different. You grow to practice. Practice is about self-study. Practice needs to be regular. Otherwise it can have also bad effect.
8. Sense of discipline
Different disciplines. Discipline is a free choice. Discipline of freedom. Freedom of discipline. Discipline is about patience. Can you be disciplined also without any goal? Do you choose not to face the truth or do you face it not to carry a burden? Discipline shows you where you need to grow. Discipline makes you aware of what’s going on in you and outside.
9. Facing the Unknown
Deep states of relaxation open the doors to the Unknown. The real yoga starts here. The control is fear. Practice leads us also the places which are scary and we get used to this. First you work on the obstacle to be able to embrace life. Yoga is hard work. It takes a long time to arrive to unknown safe place.(7:28)
10. Emotional freedom
Practicing yoga doesn’t mean not having emotions. Being honest with ourselves. You don’t need separate lives. You can be authentic. Students may have expectations of how a yoga teacher should be. When the teacher is free to feel, it encourages the students to this freedom too.
11. Sacredness of Life
Ahimsa. Respect for different expressions of life. Love for life. Judging anybody including oneself is violence. Yoga teachers work with this principle of life’s sacredness. What is sacredness in a yoga studio? What is sacredness on the mat? No hypocrisy of ”love”, but looking always solutions in love. Cleanliness is necessary to create a sacred space. When the teacher practice daily, (s)he brings the openness to the classes. Openness of Heart is sacred. When teacher loves her/himself, (s)he can love the students. When we know we are lovable, we can love.
Annen esittely tähän.
Amien esittely tähän.