APPLICATION

Whatever you may have embodied in your own self praxis, it is of no good to anyone if you do not understand the dynamics of learning upon which all teaching depends.

Teaching is something you can do or you cannot. If you do not have a natural gift for it, which always includes an even if only unconscious understanding of the art of progressive sequentiality (vinyasakrama), then you must learn it. When teaching through the body the skills required are even more specific, focussed and limited than when teaching academic subjects. When inviting self enquiry through the body, or somatically, the skills become even more specific, focussed and limited. Their limitation is determined by the nature of the body, and also what makes it so potent.

You can not simply provide information, instead you must invite experience. Experience is based on action and perception: on both body and mind. Teaching yoga posture praxis then requires first and foremost a clear understanding of body, mind and their 'relationship. This will be provided both in the Depth Intensive, and in the morning classes of the Teaching Skills Intensive.

This basic 'scientific' understanding, gained only from your own guided experience, must then be coupled with a clear, workable understanding of the biomechanical principles of somatic integrity, and the techniques of psychosomatic recalibration: the methodology of yoga posture praxis. This understanding will be provided during the afternoon sessions, which will clarify the specific uses and relationships between the dynamic and static techniques of the Dynamic Yoga Training Method.

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