Article Tag - "Advanced Yoga Practice"
Are you already 200hr trained, wish to learn more but without the commitment of a year long training? Our 300hr series of advanced Yoga teacher training modules offer the perfect solution. Choose short 2 or 4 day individual modules, perhaps it’s the teachers you are most inspired by or finding a dept of knowledge in one area.
Places may be limited so please contact Moya at The elbowroom if you are interested in attending or use the above booking link.… Read more
Lisa: Hi Josh, is there a certain book that comes to mind that has inspired or motivated you to become a better teacher?
I’d have to say Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor. Batchelor’s writing has inspired me to embrace inquiry, scepticism and exploration on the spiritual path. His approach resonates with the secular humanist in me, as well as the sensibility that spiritual practice is, in a very rich way, an artistic process.… Read more
Lisa: Hi Susan, is there a certain book that has inspired or motivated you to become a better teacher?
There’s so many, but the current one is Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers. I’m always in search of evidence-based information, so for me, this book presents burgeoning proof of what many eastern movements and healing practitioners have been saying anecdotally for centuries.
For now, the information Thomas Myers presents on fascia may just allow us to understand why Yoga asana ( Acupuncture, Tai Chi, Pilates) makes us feel good.… Read more
As movement practitioners and teachers when we can often ask our students to perform gross bodily movements in order to achieve a posture or finish an exercise. What many people don’t realise is that a different approach may be far more useful for our bodies.
Studies have shown that the best results can often be achieved by a total rethink of how we initiate a movement in the first place.
For example, fascial research has proved that the more subtle soft touch therapies have a greater effect on our systems rather than deeper or stronger therapies.… Read more
Sophia has been involved with meditation for the last 10 years. While practicing various forms of meditation, she discovered the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation and its direct connection to the body.
Yoga and its endless benefits were the next steps on her path. She has a particular interest in anatomy and its relationship with the mind and sees Yoga as a wonderful transformational process both on and off the mat. Her teaching style is open and friendly.… Read more
Yoga concentrates on strengthening the whole body rather than isolating specific muscles, like you would do in a gym.
This allows the muscles in the body to work in tandem. We recruit other muscle groups to act as stabilisers as well as the muscles that are in action.
For example in Chaturanga Danasna (four limbed staff/plank pose) we feel it first in the upper body, then abs, back, inner thighs and even the muscles in the feet are working.… Read more