The Original Body: Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers
-Teachers will be reminded of our embryological roots and their relevance to deepening practice.
-You will have confirmation of the power of subjective experience in relation to physiological systems and how this influences the guidance of students and their own inner exploration.
-You will learn how gravity, breath, sensory refinement and functional anatomy conspire to take you beyond and beneath habitual patterning and in so doing enrich and deepen your teaching skills.
-The Original Body brings together a variety of sources for yoga teachers to draw from. These include Reich, Lowen, Rolf, Conrad, Feldenkrais, Shwenck, and some of the essential principles of classical and cranial osteopathy.
-Above all, the teacher is continually invited to acknowledge the power, subtlety and the wealth of information residing within their own physiology.
Introducing a way of moving that provides a powerful foundation for the practice of Yoga and acts as a practice in itself. It starts from the premise that ‘depth work’ underpins all styles of Yoga and Movement. The Original Body: Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers invites its reader to delve deeply into their body-mind and shows how bringing our original body to the foreground of awareness provides a powerful approach to personal growth and can be used as a springboard from which all practice and teaching can proceed.
The Original Body introduces a primal movement experience and explains the rationale behind it. It focuses on physical exploration but its scope touches us on other levels, enhancing the quality of our behaviour and our way of relating to ourselves and others, as we discover that we can operate from a place of deep strength and soft power. The physiological focus of The Original Body is on ancient rhythms that are revealed by direct entry into the body-mind.
Author: John Stirk