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Friday, January 24 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
How to Clearly Teach and Practice Yoga Philosophy in Asana Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will look at what we are trying to teach and learn in asana-based yoga classes
today, tying those concepts back to classical texts such as The Gita, The Yoga Sutras, and The
Upanishads. We’ll discuss what blocks people from accessing yoga and how can we help them make
their way through those blocks in a way that preserves the agency of each individual student and is
accessible to all. The discussion will end with clarity around what we are trying to teach and how so
that teachers and students can articulate their intentions to anyone with that same clarity.
Teaching philosophy via a physical asana-based technique can be a challenge and can often feel like
an afterthought or something layered on top. We will spend time devising ways to teach the
philosophical concepts by both using physicality as a tool and without using physicality at all.
Teachers will begin to learn how to create classes where the class plans are rooted in real time
philosophical exploration. The poses and activities presented will ask students to inquire into where the
present moment is, what blocks them from making choices out of that place, and how to explore
removing those blocks through making alternative choices from the present moment..
This session will include lecture and discussion plus a set of examples presented through a few mini
practices. Students will also have a the chance to brainstorm their own ways to begin to apply these
concepts.

Discussion Time: 2 hours
Practice Time: 120 minutes
Physical Exertion: N/A
Recommended Props:Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
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Alexandria Crow

Yoga Physics
Alexandria is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings 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... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
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