YOGA’S SO HEALING, RIGHT?

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Well, not always.

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Over the twenty years I’ve been doing yoga I’ve had, or worsened, many injuries through yoga practice.

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While many times I left yoga classes feeling better than when I walked in… occasionally I left feeling worse.

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Wheel is an example of a pose that injured my back several times, leaving me with back pain for days or weeks afterwards.

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I was encouraged to do it by more than one senior teacher whilst I was training as a yoga teacher.

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That wasn’t a great idea.

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Now I can do a version of Wheel now, but only after at least several hours warm up – actually make that a few days of specific warm up – leading up to it.

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There are some poses I will only teach to experienced yoga practitioners, in a longer workshop, teacher training, or sometimes my weekly intermediate class (that’s Wednesdays 6pm).

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Poses on my “maybe but with specific warmup” list: Handstand, Hero, Crow, Shoulderstand, Plough, Splits.

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There are some poses I never teach because the risks outweigh the benefits, and the benefits can be found in places less likely to cause injury.

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Poses on my “never” list: Headstand, Tortoise, Lotus, Fish, and Wild Thing. This is because there is a risk to more vulnerable parts of the body like the neck or knees.

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I’m often working with middle-aged people with little history of sitting on the floor, squatting or extensive yoga practice.

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Safety – and not getting injured – is paramount.

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Creating an experience where people leave classes feeling better than when they walked in.

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Teaching people to listen to their bodies, and to learn about their bodies.

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It is fascinating work, and good work.

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That’s what you get to learn in the Inspiratrix Yoga Teacher training.

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Where confident, authentic and inclusive yoga teachers are born in under 8 months (both in-person and online).

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The next chance to join a training is September 2021.

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This course is for you if you want to:

  • Teach yoga in a safe and inclusive way
  • Build confidence through developing skills from day one of the course
  • Share more yoga in your community (you could even start teaching before the course ends)
  • Have the flexibility of attending either in-person or online, or a mixture of both
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This course isn’t suitable if:

  • You just want to do punishingly hard yoga and handstands
  • You have no interest in teaching, but just want to develop your yoga practice (book in for private lessons with me instead)
  • You don’t know if you’ll be able to make the sessions because of life/work/childcare. This is a live course, not just a bunch of recordings and you DO need to show up
  • You are not regularly attending yoga classes or doing self-practice
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I am only taking on 12 people for my 2021 Yoga training programme.

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I’m choosing to limit the number of participants because I don’t want this to be an impersonal online course with hundreds of other participants, where no one cares if you pass or fail.

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In this programme you get individual support from me and my co-teachers.

All the details for you:https://training.inspiratrix.co.uk/

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Book in for an informal chat about it here:https://inspiratrix.as.me/ytt