Want to know more about the philosophy of yoga and how you can implement it into your practice? Look no further!
Alexandria Crow will be running a 3 day intensive on Yoga Philosophy in action, detailing how you take the traditions and teachings and apply them to your own practice.
You can book individuals classes, or you can book all three for just €75!
YOGA PHILOSOPHY IN ACTION WORKSHOP WEEKEND with Alexandria Crow – 7 days Access
Teaching Yoga’s Richness On The Mat
What are you trying to teach as a yoga teacher, under the surface of and through the poses in class? What text(s) did those philosophical concepts come from historically? How do you as a teacher clearly articulate those concepts and engage student’s understanding in a way that isn’t superimposed or doesn’t feel preachy and is instead directly experienced? These three sessions dive into two important classical yoga texts to refining your understand and clarifying the meaning and purpose of the concepts and how to teach them in your classes today. With the traditional teachings as a guide we’ll compare them to your current class structures and methods unearthing areas of confusion or omission. The information gained will then be used to develop interactive activities that communicate these concepts to students in a direct, personal, and transformative way resulting in classes where the message that yoga is more than just the poses is understood and embodied.
Day One – The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali has become the most commonly utilized classical text about yoga used in Western yoga teacher trainings. We will start by investigating the historical use and the intentions behind the teachings contained within this text, followed by an engaging and interactive philosophy lecture and group discussion. Based on the understanding gained, we will spend the afternoon breaking down current class structures such as sequencing and cuing to look for opportunities to educate students about their relationship to the philosophical themes. You will be offered activities and interactive classroom techniques that ask you to interact with the key concepts yourself after which you will be offered tools that help you to learn how to develop techniques and educational tools of your own for your classes and students.
Day Two – The Bhagavad GĪtā We will begin by historically contextualizing the use and the intentions behind the teachings contained in the rich and beautiful text, The Bhagavad Gītā, followed by a philosophy lecture and group discussion about the concepts contained within this text. Based on the understanding gained, we will spend the afternoon breaking down current class structures such as sequencing and cuing to look for opportunities to educate students about their relationship to the philosophical themes. You will be offered activities and interactive classroom techniques that ask you to interact with the key concepts yourself after which you will be offered tools that help you to learn how to develop techniques and educational tools of your own for your classes and students.
Day Three – Application This session will focus on the concepts discussed in the prior sessions and how to engage the students in your classes in a direct and personal way. You will learn how to morph your teaching technique so that the philosophy is built into the techniques instead of being layered on top.
Meet Alexandria Crow
Alexandria is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher training and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable for everyone, of every level and of every walk of life. She shares this knowledge with her students and other teachers so they can practice and teach wisely, sustainably and mindfully. As a former competitive gymnast, the physical challenges of a rigorous and highly technical yoga practice initially provided Alex with a natural familiarity, but it was yoga’s philosophical concepts and their application to one’s life that were and still remain her driving interest beyond the physical technique of asana. Through a series of significant and unforeseen injuries her practice and teaching has dramatically evolved towards sustainability and accessibility. Alex has spent years researching the reasons that yoga classes and poses are often unsustainable and carry risks for the population who can perform them while also being inaccessible to a large portion of the population. In order to move forwards from the current Western paradigm, Alex’s courses add techniques that retain the qualities students love about yoga classes but allow students to engage in personal inquiry with agency at a much greater depth. The class formats and teaching tools that Alex offers are sustainable and accessible for anyone that wants to take class regardless of circumstance and that teach yoga’s philosophy in real time in an experiential way. Alex’s emphasis on paying attention and her insistence on each individual respecting their own uniqueness encourages them to love and celebrate who they are. It’s this love of their own unique perfection that creates true change in her students so they can connect with more grace to themselves, to others and to the world.
Note: All workshops will be recorded with 7 days access to the recording.