The History Of Yoga In Practice
Tutor: Wendy Teasdill
Date: 20th July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
The morning aims to introduce the various strands which contribute to the historical sources of Yoga; and to embody through practice some of the underpinning elements of Yoga practice.
By the end of the session, students should be able to: debate the evidence of the origins of Yoga; consider the influence of ancient mysteries on present practice; perform asanas (or their modifications) which recall the roots of Yoga (Mulabandhasana, Bhujangasana etc.); engage in the more subtle aspects of Yoga practice with awareness; describe how they feel about chanting mantras from the Vedas; and report how they feel about the importance of the origins of Yoga.
The afternoon aims to increase understanding of the trends and philosophies which influence the development of Yoga throughout history; and to develop confidence when teaching the subtler aspects of Yoga practice.
By the end of the session, students should be able to, if asked: outline the main philosophies which underpin Yoga history; place the main philosophies of Yoga in chronological order; describe how they could integrate awareness of a posture’s pedigree into their own practice and teaching; consider timeless aspects of Yoga philosophy and how they might make it relevant to their practice and teaching; debate, if asked, how they feel about developing a more textured understanding of the origins of Yoga; and relate how they feel about making it their own.
Chacewater Village Hall
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About Wendy Teasdill
Wendy Teasdill breathed her way into Yoga in the late seventies, following an overland trip to India ... She has studied in Pune, India, with Mr. Iyengar and his family on several occasions since 1989, and their influence underpins her practice to this day. Wendy integrates Pranayama, Philosophy,Mudras, Bandhas, chanting and humour into her teaching. She does two BWY distance learning courses on the pelvic floor and is forever, is a DCT, teaches the Pregnancy Yoga Module and is starting the Mudras and Bandhas module.