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    Fundamentals of Yoga Outreach

  • When
    23 September 09:00 - 11:00
  • Join us for our two day interactive workshop run by Edinburgh Community Yoga Outreach which offers yoga teachers and facilitators a deeper understanding of the principles of teaching yoga to underserved communities/groups.

    Here’s how the weekend shapes up…

    Saturday 23 September
    9-11am / 1-5pm

    You’ll begin with a gentle yoga practice before moving on to focus on what’s meant by yoga outreach, the ethics of teaching yoga outreach and the benefits and challenges of this work. You’ll also cover the practicalities of teaching outreach, giving consideration to teaching cues and some of the needs of the clients ECYO work with and what they’ve found to be helpful.

    Sunday 24 September
    9.30am-12.30pm / 2-5pm

    After practicing together you’ll delve into the neuroscience and physiology of the stress response, what happens to the body when under stress and why this is important for yoga teachers working in outreach. You’ll link this to yoga philosophy and the wider traditional teachings of yoga. You’ll learn the reasons why yoga practices can help. You’ll also have lots of time to experience the practices for yourself and consider how they impact on us and our students.

    Edinburgh Community Yoga are changing the yoga landscape, reaching people living with long term physical conditions as well as mental health or addiction issues. They are equipping them with the skills to better deal with stress, improving their health and mental well-being and providing a learning environment that is safe, supportive and enjoyable.

    This workshop is open to yoga teachers interested in this work and also to people who have not completed a yoga teacher training but who are keen to further their learning or are looking to facilitate a yoga group as a part of their work.

    Please note this workshop will not be focussed on teaching specific asana or on training yoga teachers in a particular style of yoga. Our aim is that you can apply the principles you learn to your individual teaching style and have the confidence to reach out to groups of people who might not turn up to a general yoga class.

    Workshop Cost £120 (for two days)