Sthira & Sukha:
Teaching with a Balance of Stretch and Stability
A 5 hour CPD day for yoga teachers keen to find a balance in their teaching between stretch and stability.
Patanjali (II,46) states that "asana is a steady, comfortable posture"suggesting both strength and openness. How do we find this for ourselves and embed it in our teaching?
With a combination of anatomy and breathing theory, analysis of asanas/sequences, and group work we will explore this balance through our own practice and plan your strategies for implementing what you learn:
A deeper understanding of the importance of both stretch and strength for safe and effective teaching and practice
Developing lesson plans honouring Patanjali’s “Sthira Sukham Asanam”
Teaching tips to encourage your students to build awareness of their own body mechanics, and the difference between challenge and overworking
Communication and adjustments to activate good grounding, core stability and use of the breath
Anthea has practised yoga for 25 years. She qualified with the BWY in 2006, completed the Yoga and Anatomy Series with Gary Carter two years later, and now teaches classes, workshops, retreats, 1:1 yoga and teacher training. Graduating with the Institute of Yoga Sports Science® (YSS) in 2011, she is an Advanced Yoga Sports Coach™ and Director of Academic Faculty for YSS on their teacher training and yoga for athletes courses. She combines these yoga skills with sports/remedial massage therapy and myofascial release, helping students and clients from all walks of life and sport. She specialises in postural analysis and structural fitness, and has a strong belief in the potential of yoga for effective performance of the mind and body, injury prevention and lifestyle management. You can find out more about her at www.bodysenseyoga.co.uk.