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CPD 21/50 Exploring Forward Bends with Zoe Knott

17th April 2021
at Zoom

CPD 21/50 Exploring Forward Bends with Zoe Knott

Tutor: Zoe Knott

Date: 17th April 2021

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Zoom

Type of Event: Other

Places Available: 2

Exploring Forward Bends

with Zoe Knott


Aims of the Morning

To teach:
Kinesiology (body movement, agonists, antagonists)
How to approach in the safest way
Specific stages
Why we teach Forward Bends


Students will:
Study the kinesiology
Revise precautions
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 preparations
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

10.00am Introduction
10.30am Preparatory work including hamstring stretches
11.30am Detailed work on forward bending

1.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm Q&A/Discussion
2.30pm Detailed work on specific forward bending asana
3.30pm Relaxation

Other information

Do be sure to bring belts and blocks to the Workshop


Maggs Lane


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