Yoga teaching and CPD

Yoga teaching and CPD for organisations

 

Having worked as a teacher(to Senior level) in schools for 30 years, I get the pressures and stresses on compex organisations with a myriad of agenda's to be answered. I worked at all levels of the profession and it continues to be a very rewarding job, I now work for the Open University. My own yoga practice has evolved over 20 years and culminated in qualifying as  yoga teacher in 2018 ( https://www.svastha.net/ ). If  I could summarise the benefits of a yoga practice on me it would be the ability to control the runaway mind, a greater focus on breath, physical and mental balance. Increased agility and mobility, note not flexibility. A more open attitude and willingness to adapt. Yoga is a huge subject but my view is it needs to be kept simple and something you can do immediately from any workshop or session. 'Brush your teeth, do yor yoga'.

Yoga CPD for organisations is designed to introduce staff to the benefits of a yoga practice in it's widest sense. The physical practice helps us become more aware of who we are whilst the breathing and meditation remind us being present moment by moment. This is a hugely beneficial approach in the busy environment of any organisation. There is no ideal body shape for yoga, you think there was when you check out yoga on Instagram. My philosophy and my teachers philosophy is that 'the yoga should fit the person, not the person should fit the yoga', it needs to be adaptable, staff should feel a sense of ownership and not a desire to stress and strain. 

A typical session(between 1h 30 mins and 2h) would follow:-

  • introduction to breathing and movement
  • a range of gentle asana (movement) practices that staff can practice to increase mobility and move your body out of stress and tension
  • Pranayama (focus on breath, breathing and the control and direction of the bodies energy) followed by relaxation (Savasana)

Ideally I would work with the staff on a regular basis but it may be that the session is enough to guide staff to seek yoga teachers out in their local area. If you are local to the NE of England my yoga teaching practice is centred at the Yoga Station Whitley Bay, I am also one of Directors of the yoga studio, it is charitable organisation designed to support the local community and has been a real positive force in the local area. 

I also have a regular teaching practice at the Yoga Station, Whitley Bay with classes on Tuesday evening (6.30pm to 7.45pm), Wednesday 5-6pm and also Sunday classes from 10.15 to 11.15am.

If you are interested then please contact me via 07941703767  or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.