The 170 hour Windfire Yoga Teaching Skills Intensive provides a deep and thorough traning in the art of teaching yoga dynamically.
You will learn how to use the mobile nature of the body to prepare your students for the sustained and genuine
stillness upon which yoga depends. This learning will involve the exploration of over 150 somatic yoga techniques,
through which you will be shown how to teach yoga posture praxis as a spiritual praxis,
or somatic self enquiry, based on the inherent integrity and intelligence of the body.
You will be shown how to progressively recalibrate the neuromuscular habits of your students’ bodies so that they become habituated to acting with integrity, while releasing tension and developing deep functional and structural strength. You will also be shown how to simultaneously use this neuromuscular process to release the mind from distorted and destructive habits within the context of yoga posture praxis.
This will take place within a detailed exploration of the art of progressive instruction (Vinyasakrama), upon which all learning, and therefore teaching, depends. The vinyasakrama of the Dynamic Yoga Training Method invites and allows your students to transform body and mind safely, gradually and effortlessly.
This course is primarily pragmatic, based on action and experience, and all theory will relate to and be derived directly from the practical techniques required to teach yoga dynamically: ullola, xandranamaskar and a wide range of classical and adapted yoga postures, including standing postures, forward bends, backbends, rotations, extensions, balances, supine, prone and inverted postures. This means that whatever your style of praxis, and whatever you want to teach, you will be shown how to do so more effectively and satisfyingly on the basis of the actual nature of the human bodimind and its relationship to consciousess.
The Teaching Skills Intensive is only open to those who have completed the Depth Intensive or all four Immersion Modules, or those who are already experienced yoga teachers.