CPD 21/50 Exploring Forward Bends with Zoe Knott
Tutor: Zoe Knott
Date: 17th April 2021
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Exploring Forward Bends
Aims of the Morning
Kinesiology (body movement, agonists, antagonists)
How to approach in the safest way
Why we teach Forward Bends
Study the kinesiology
Develop a knowledge as to why, when and how to use resources
Appreciate the principles of Forward Bending
Learn how to approach Forward Bending in the safest way
Practice specific stages to enable them to teach these to their students
Understand why we work in Forward Bends (physical and esoteric)
Aims of the Afternoon
To teach as above focusing on a specific Forward Bending asana
Students will gain skill, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the principles and practice involved in the asana taught
Teaching Material Used On The Day
Handouts issued electroncially after the day
Methods of presenting the subject
Demonstration, Discussion, Pairs, Group Work, Class Work, Self Discovery, Experiential, Short Lecture
About the Tutor
Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor and also the DCT Training Officer.
Over 30 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in an eclectic style of teaching that has been influenced by all those she has worked with. Her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible. Asana are broken down and analysed. Zoe looks at the muscles that need to be strong or flexible and works in detail gradually building up the components of a pose.
Zoe has taken the additional BWY modules in Pranayama and Pregnancy. As well as running regular yoga classes, the Foundation Course, Teacher Training and travelling round the country giving
Outline plan for the day
10.30am Preparatory work including hamstring stretches
11.30am Detailed work on forward bending
2.30pm Detailed work on specific forward bending asana
Do be sure to bring belts and blocks to the Workshop
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