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Refining your Teaching: Themes and Cues – One-day Training as part of the Advanced Learning Labs for Teachers
November 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm$150
Bend and Bloom Yoga has created a robust and potent series of Advanced Learning Labs for yoga teachers to tighten up teaching skills, learn new techniques and methods, and fulfill Continuing Education hours.
As yoga teachers, speaking is our primary tool. We speak the practice on a daily basis and face an enormous amount of options when choosing what to say in class. We can speak about the poses, anatomy, actions, essence, subtlety, spirituality, theory, even lineage and history of the practice, so knowing what to say and when to say it is exactly what translates into effective teaching.
Cues offer teachers the path to reach students and students into their physical experience. Themes, sometimes known as “dharma talks”, offer inspiration and context for the deeper meaning of yoga to unfold in the student and throughout the class. Weaving the two together is a skill that can create a more complete experience for students, and honors the tradition of yoga as a mind-body-spirit practice.
This one-day training is intended for yoga teachers who want to teach more meaningful, precise, inspiring, and effective classes. Through lecture and experiential exercises, Julie will lead participants toward refining language of cues and instructions, develop creativity, choose accessible yet meaningful themes, and weave themes to teach more potent and inspirational classes.
Through this one-day training you will:
- Practice using concise and clear language for more effective teaching
- Understand the difference between cues and instructions and when to use them
- Begin to replace common jargon, cliches, and filler-words with accessible teaching cues + practical instructions
- Develop the art of the “theme bomb” and weave it effectively into class
- Craft two to three fresh class themes and outlines for immediate use!
Bring a journal + pen. Come prepared to practice, practice teach, and learn from each other.
DATE: Sunday November 5, 1 – 8PM
Cost: $150 (early-bird $125 if paid by November 11)
Register with Bend and Bloom Yoga | 708 Sackett Street, between 4/5th Ave, Park Slope Brooklyn | 347-987-3162