COMMUNICATION, CONSENT & CONTACT
YOGA CPD COURSE
EXPLORE RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN YOGA TEACHING
An immersion into today’s essential conversation around the teacher/student relationship and professional ethics in an unregulated profession. Examine the scope of practice we are trained for and the safeguards we can expect from defining clear professional boundaries. Required study for all participants on our 300H Yoga Teacher Training & Enrichment Programme.
3-DAY CPD COURSE FOR TEACHERS | APRIL 2020 in LONDON | £440
Engage in practices around consent dialogues, and exercises to refresh the perception and evaluation of our own body states in relation to others
Develop attunement, conscious feedback, and touch skills that draw from the field of Somatic Psychology
Feel more confident in defining, communicating and teaching within your own professional code of ethics, as well as applying critical thinking to conversations around relational abuse in the yoga world
Acquire or refresh the sensitivities and skills needed to exercise respect and trauma-sensitivity towards everyone who enters your teaching scenarios
This course is designed for teachers with an existing 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate or equivalent and have gained practical experience in facilitating yoga classes.
DAY 1 CONSENT & CHOICE
Tutor: Theo Wildcroft
Seeking consensus on the scope of practice for yoga teachers; what are we trained/not trained to do or be?
Defining the framework of teacher/student relationships and primary considerations for how we as teachers 'contract' with our students
Understanding inclusivity and consent as a practice rather than a preliminary to teaching
Exploring how to make more informed choices about our relationships to commercial entities, yoga-related bureaucracies, and marginalised populations
DAY 2 EMBODIED RELATIONAL DYNAMICS
Tutor: Fabiano Culora
Exploring the concept of embodiment as a process of perceiving and evaluating our own physical sensations
Discovering ways to remain connected to our own embodied experience in relation to others in teacher/student settings
Unpicking the experiences of transference and counter-transference
Uncovering our privileges to better participate in non-violent communication and creative collaboration
DAY 3 THE LITERACY OF TOUCH
Tutors: Ashley MacDonald & Beverley Nolan
Exploring the concept of boundaries and communication through the somatic experience of our own cellular anatomy
Making time for witnessing consciousness and the skills of “holding space” whilst managing judgement and bias
Defining touch not only through touch but also through presence, observation, voice and language
Practicing and evaluating consent scenarios and dialogues
DATES & VENUE
The training will be held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2020 between 10.30am and 5.30pm at The ARC Centre in London.
The centre is easily accessible with good transport routes as well as accommodation options for those that need them. Mats and props are provided.
Free tea is included on all training days!
STUDY & ASSESSMENT
6 hours of pre-course study including reading and self-reflection assignments. This ensures everyone arrives primed and well prepared
6 hours of post-course study to complete assessed assignments
- Self-reflective diary/journal of practices arising from the course
8 weeks prior to the start date, you'll received the course documentation and a Reading/Viewing list of relevant articles and video clips
Comprehensive course handouts will be provided
You'll need access to a computer and the internet to submit your assignments
Mats and props are provided on trainings days
Don't hesitate to contact us about any/all of your queries. Get in touch here.
Theo is a writer and yoga scholar specialises in inclusivity and community, as well as the concept of "post-lineage yoga".
Fabiano is a Somatic Movement Therapist and Integrative Bodyworker. His expertise lies in somatics and pedagogy.
Ashley is a Senior Tutor on the Barefoot Body faculty with expertise in trauma sensitivity, somatics and pedagogy.
Founder of Barefoot Body, Beverley specialises in embodied anatomy, somatic psychology and professional practice.
FEES & PAYMENT
Full course fees are £440 with payment plans to help spread the cost. If you are registered on our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Enrichment Programme, this forms part of your required study within the Core Modules. Bursary applications welcome.
3 days of face-to-face tuition
Feedback on course assignments
Unlimited tea on training days!
We're committed to minimising financial barriers, which is why we offer a variety of payment options. Deposit payments are a guide and can be adapted to suit individual financial circumstances.
Flexible, multiple installments can be made so long as full payment is made 8 weeks prior to the course start date. Please contact us to discuss a plan that works for you. We're here to help.
Books from the required reading list (although we do our best to locate free online resources; £40 fee for installment payment plans; travel, accommodation, and catering/subsistence costs; costs associated with access to a computer, internet connectivity, email account, printer, stationery, and camera for video assignment (contact us for Learning Support).
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Your deposit is non-refundable in all circumstances. We will only refund a whole training fee for fees paid in full prior to the date 8 weeks before your course start date, minus your deposit. No refunds will be offered on training fees on cancellations after this date. Fees are non-transferable to another training or course
As part of our commitment to accessibility, we're proud to offer a bursary and scholarship scheme for this yoga teacher training course.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate their need for financial support, their dedication to the practice of yoga, as well as present their vision for taking the practice off the mat and out into community/outreach settings.
To make an application, please complete our short, confidential form.
QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH
We're sure you have plenty of questions and we warmly welcome them. We'd love to advise and support you on your continuing professional development as a yoga teacher. Send us an email or simply fill out the form below.