Somatics and Mindfulness, standalone workshop and/or 300hr Teacher Training
With experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer Dyana Wells.
Two long weekends to explore Somatics and Mindfulness.
This may be taken as a standalone workshop, or as a module as part of a 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Two 4-Day “weekends”, Thursday to Sunday: 16-19 June and 28-31 July 2018.
Lunch Breaks are from 1-2pm
In this course we will be exploring the principles of somatic movement, diving deep to see how adaption to life circumstances creates difficult movement patterns, difficult emotional patterns and unhealthy organ function. We will learn how to work with the body to restore natural movement in a safe effective way.
We will be studying musclo-skeletal anatomy and function in depth to understand how and why we do what we do, and why somatic exercises are so effective. We will be learning the principles of neuro-muscular reprogramming to understanding the interaction between the brain and the muscles.
The course incorporates Buddhist principles and practice, in particular the foundation practices of mindfulness, Tibetan Kum Nye yoga exercises and the four Brahma Viharas; loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.
We heal through the mind, the energy body and the physical body, and in this course we will be exploring the different ways these bodies work and interact to restore health.
Teaching practice is a key part of the training and students will have plenty of opportunity to practice their teaching in front of the small group and receive constructive feedback from the teacher and the other students.
ABOUT DYANA WELLS
The focus of all Dyana’s investigating and avid questioning has been to understand life and how to live well.
On the training she introduces students into the core principles that underlie any spiritual enquiry and takes them on fascinating journeys of discovery into their minds and bodies.
Her focus is always on the practical application of any investigation to a personal yoga practice and to ordinary living.
Her particular talent lies in this ability to introduce subtle concepts and philosophy in a practical down to earth way without sacrificing the detail or the ineffable heart.