Tuesday, April 16th, 1-5 pm: Immersion for Teachers
The mystical and the scientific: The mystical paths of yoga included chanting, trance, and communion. Learn the neuroscience behind these practices. Learn why “it" works. And, learn what yoga teachers need to know about why it works (so they can integrate in classes).
The historical and the contemporary: Lineage matters. So, too, does innovation + collaboration. We'll take a wide angle lens on the tradition of yoga which included periods of massive shift in access and innovation: such as when the Gita included karma yoga as a path to God and enabled householders to practice a yoga suited to their life. And when Kirtan took to the streets what was limited to the temples. And when the Buddha spoke in Pali, not Sanskrit, to reach the masses, not the elite.
Compassion and Contribution (service): Learn about stimulating the anterior cingulate, nourishing the vagus nerve, navigating the relationship between precuneus and amygdala, moving a “room” between the medial and lateral regions, from the "Me-View" to the "Panoramic-View".
Teaching Techniques for teachers: Weaving recursion and improvisation - left brain anticipations + repetitions, right brain vaultings of awe, through kirtan with Dave. Learn Sarahjoy's recommendations for language woven through the left and right brain structures to promote a whole brain integration process - whereby students can safely lessen the conditioning of “its all about me, self-reliance, independence", (etc) and open up to innate instincts for seva, dana, karuna, + awe.
Build confidence and prevent burn out: What is confidence? What is burn out? Defined by chakras, neuroscience, and the mystical view. What if confidence and burn out aren’t actually what you think they are?
What you'll get: