Two groundbreaking new courses for yoga teachers with highly expert tutors exploring the theme of embryology through an embodied approach. Coming in 2020.
As a yoga practitioner, given the chance to reflect on the notion that I, in some way, created my own body, was profoundly moving at a personal level and enormously revealing of my own adult physicality in terms of postural and movement patterns.
Embryology brought me to a potential intersection of my body and philosophy and I am overjoyed that my colleagues are able to bring this amazing new content to Barefoot Body.
I feel these are ground breaking offerings from hugely experienced tutors in their fields that I hope you’ll be eager to learn with. Keep an eye out for more information.
1. Embryology, Movement & Enquiry with Aki Omori
Aki Omori, Senior Yoga Teacher and BodyMind Centering Teacher, will facilitate the movement journey in February 2020 on our Embryology, Movement & Enquiry short course.
2. Embryology, Sanskrit & Philosophy with Tiffany Thorne
Tiffany Thorne, Senior Yoga Teacher and Sankritist, will facilitate a unique insight into the relationship between Embryology, Sanskrit and Philosophy in March 2020 on our short course.
What does the study of embryology offer us?
an understanding of the origins of the body and of movement (how it all comes together and in which order, how certain tissues arise and dissolve)
a philosophical enquiry into the sense of self and how our in utero experience may shed tantalising light on some difficult to grasp yogic concepts of 'self'
a personal insight into our earliest moments and experiences
Who would enjoy exploring embryology?
At first glance, you might think this is a course for pregnancy yoga teachers. But no. Exploring embryology certainly is at heart about uncovering the origins of our body, movement and self. This means it has special relevance to all yoga practitioners involved in unpicking the web of meaning in their practice.
If you’re curious, then the opportunity to make mindful enquiry into your time in utero can be a profoundly fascinating, personal and moving experience offering clues and insights about the physicality of being alive.
As poet David Whyte says in his piece, What To Remember When Walking: “To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others. To remember the other world in this world is to live in your true inheritance.”