Part 1 – Yoga

Collection of empowering and supportive videos for those seeking an
insighteous view to the art of teaching yoga.

You will learn and understand what it is to be a yoga teacher. You’ll
get a solid basis for your work with two
dedicated and seasoned yoginis and yoga teachers, Anne and Amie.

This is unique in the world! This is a very down to Earth work, solid,
true, open, spontaneous. This program will certainly ignite the yoga
teacher in you!

These videos were recorded between Paris, France
and Victoria, Canada via Skype.
Please note that the sound quality varies a little
in Part 1 and Part 2.

Total length: 4h 40min.

Price: 169€

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FOREWORD (Watch the video above)

Opening the course and its topics.
Anne & Amie talk about their beginnings as professional yoga teachers.
Through teaching they learned what’s important and necessary:
Clarity, openness, boundaries, responsibility and growth.

INTRODUCTION (Watch the video above)

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 interactions.
Teacher’s task to communicate feelings, emotions and listen to others.
Being a people pleaser vs. honesty and self-respect.
Depth in feelings, emotions, energy.
Teacher brings presence.

VIDEO DESCRIPTIONS

PART ONE: YOGA

Opening the first chapter of the course: Yoga.
To teach yoga you need to understand what yoga is.
Quest to know who I am. Deep questions about life.
In yoga there is pain and suffering as well as pleasure and joy.

1. Yoga in a 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 the body is truthful. It brings us back to reality.
Emotions, sensations come from the body.
It may take years to get into the body, to get rooted.

2. Growing in sensitivity

Sensitivity grows through practice.
A new opening to opportunities.
Having boundaries means you can be more sensitive.
Sensing others’ real feelings and different layers in them.
New sensitivity can be scary.
The more you grow in sensitivity the 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 understanding how we treat our body and ourselves.
Beliefs also find a place in the body.
How do we welcome the physical and emotional pain? How do we release these tensions?

4. Yoga experience

The way we experience yoga changes over the years.
People live yoga differently.
Share your own experience as a teacher but be aware of how much you share about your personal life.
A safe space gives students the possibility of deep self-research.
Down-to-earth work on oneself.
Teacher needs a practice.
Getting out of one’s head and into the body.
Transmitting the work.
Facing fears and other difficult feelings.

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-worth.
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.

7. Importance of practicing

In the heart of yoga, there’s always one’s practice.
We can only understand yoga by practicing it.
To be centered and sensitive, we need a practice.
Everybody’s practice is different.
Practice is about self-study.
Practice needs to be regular otherwise it can have a bad effect.

8. Sense of discipline

Different disciplines.
Discipline is a free choice.
Discipline is about patience.
Can you be disciplined also without any goal?
Do you avoid the truth or do you face it to be free of burdens?
Discipline shows you where you need to grow.
Discipline makes you aware of what’s going on inside you and outside.

9. Facing the Unknown

Deep states of relaxation open doors to the Unknown.
The real yoga starts here.
Control is fear.
Practice may lead us to emotionally scary places 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 an unknown safe place.

10. Emotional freedom

Practicing yoga doesn’t mean not having emotions.
Being honest with ourselves.
You don’t need separate lives: life of yoga teacher and separate life as a human. They can be one and the same. 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 feel this freedom too.

11. Sacred life

Ahimsa. Respect for different expressions of life. Love for life.
Judging anybody including oneself is violence.
Yoga teachers work with the principle of life’s sacredness.
What is sacredness in a yoga studio?
What is sacredness on the mat?
No hypocrisy of ”love”, but always looking for solutions founded in love.
Cleanliness is necessary to create a sacred space.
When teacher has a daily practice, (s)he brings openness and freshness 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.