After I graduated from my first Yoga Teacher Training, I needed to have resting and meditation time to process everything that I have learned and really embody it, practice it before teaching it. I took that time and then when I felt confident I started to teach and it took me a time to get confidence.
In today yoga teaching world, I see people taking, and giving yoga teacher training one after the other, not taking this incubation time, where questions like “Why I am teaching this way”, “Why this or that” could arise.
We complain about education and the way it is transmitted but in many yoga teacher training - the majority- this form of patriarchal teaching is replicated in ranks and hierarchies, in repetition, formulas and sequence recipes as if everyone were the same.
I don’t want to be a perpetrator of the same patriarchal system we have and are living in, i started to change the way I share my yoga and teaching because of this, and from the place where I am standing now, I can do my part to spread a message and a different way of relating and sharing the knowledge in the yoga and movement communities, where we as yoga or movement teachers know that we are here to guide and give tools to empower people to make their own decisions related to their bodies and not to imposed certain “rules of alignment” or “don’t do this because you are going to get hurt” or “you need to protect your body from”, just a few examples of how we as yoga or movement teachers can disempower the student ability to sense from within and make choices and explore, and maybe all this unawareness in the teaching comes from our own ignorance of not having the science, knowledge, and experience to offer more movement possibilities for different bodies.
I love what I have found and the like mind people and teachers I am having conversations with and learning from, some of them from the movement world, others from the yoga world that are bridging the gap between movement science and yoga, like Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour and Kathryn Bruni-Young which happen to be my teachers and are doing an amazing movement around the integration of strength and mobility into yoga.
My teaching offering is inclusive, it doesn´t discriminate any yoga style. I think if we want to be a bridge we need to welcome everybody no matter the school they are coming from. We may have our differences, but from those differences, we can learn so much and keep growing and redefine yoga and movement practices.
People wants to move better, to have a better life quality, and at the end we all are getting old, and this just reminds me a conversation that I had with my dad the other day – “To be healthy, have quality of life and have the tools to cope with stress is my main purpose in life now, the rest will come by itself”. – he told me; then I realized that the main purpose of my teachings is to support people to reach this goal, to better know their body and recognize its positive and bad habits, to move smarter to remain injury-free and feel good.
So no matter if you are an Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Dharma yoga, any movement modality practitioner or teacher or you have never been involved in the movement community, you can benefit from the teachings I am offering, because they go beyond telling you what to do, how to teach, or recruit you into another yoga style.
My group classes, private classes, workshops, and training are a continuing education to rethink yoga and movement, to evolve in your practice and teaching from a movement logic and science-based approach so you can better move and take your body to those places, or poses, where you want to take it but in a more conscious, sustainable and functional way and if you are just starting or are thinking to start exploring your body in movement you will get a solid foundation and education to improve and stay injury-free.
If you are a yoga or movement teacher you will benefit from having a deep understanding of the purpose behind every movement or posture to bring more awareness and confidence to your teaching and have the tools to guide your students into a place of body-mind movement education and empower them to find freedom in movement.
As a teacher I am always looking to challenge myself, to take myself out of my comfort zone, because is when we reach that place where the true transformation occurs and this is what I offer you, to take you to a place where you can become a critical thinker, a creator, an innovator in your practice and teachings.
So, now you have a glimpse of why I do what I do and if you have a similar vision or want to evolve in your teaching and practice, let´s talk and have a smart movement conversation that has the potential to uplift and make significant changes in your life and your student´s life.
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