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CPD--Online-One-in-Six: exploring communication challenges in a yoga class

17th April 2021
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CPD--Online-One-in-Six: exploring communication challenges in a yoga class

Tutor: Bram Willaims

Date: 17th April 2021

Time: 10:00 - 15:45

Location: Online

Type of Event: Open Day

Places Available: 2

How does someone hard of hearing, or with other hidden disabilities or a student where English is a second language get the maximum benefit from being in your yoga class?

Bram invites you to join this online  workshop exploring a number of communication methods & techniques, exemplifying how yoga classes can be adapted to meet these students’ needs within your teaching environment. Through a variety of activities including role play, quizzes, group discussion and examining technical resources you will become more empathetic of and better equipped to assist students challenged by hearing impairments.

This day is highly recommended for teachers, student teachers and anyone working with people with sensory impairments.

Bram is a DCT with the BWY and a qualified Lip Reading Tutor. He has studied with the Mahasiddha Yoga School, the Samye Ling Buddhist Centre, the Kashmir Style of Yoga, Tai Chi and Kum Nye. He has a subtle, meditative approach to asana with a large emphasis on pranayama as a lead into seated meditation.

Session 1 10.00-12.30

Session 2 13.30-15.30

For further details contact event organiser Krisztina, Kis

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About Bram Willaims

My name is Bram Williams. My principle current teacher is from the Mahasiddha Yoga School in Oxford, with whom I undertook my British Wheel of Yoga Diploma. Most of the practical, ethical and philosophical study was held at the Samye Ling Buddhist Centre in London, while also attending regular classes in the Kashmir Style of Yoga, in Tai Chi and in Kum Nye (Tibetan Healing Practices). My own daily yoga practice has evolved over the years into a subtle, meditative approach to asana (yoga posture) with a large emphasis on pranayama (breath control) as a lead into seated meditation. Studying in mindfulness, and both Shamatha and Vipassana meditation at SRSG (a respected yoga college) in Northern India means I am fortunate to have contact with my teacher there, as well as studying with teachers from the Himalayan Institute in America. I also undertook the BWY Meditation Modules with BWY Diploma Course Tutor Maarten Vermasse. I also studied Mindfulness, Meditation and Lojong with Michael Stone. Having trained in many styles and forms of yoga over more than 15 years, my own teaching approach is flexible and adaptable to the needs of a particular group (or individual). The emphasis of my teaching vocabulary stresses breath release, so awareness is directed to the sensation of the posture, rather than on a body aesthetic or idealised end result. Im a Foundation Course Tutor and Trainee Diploma Course Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga and a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK.