FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING ~ Enhancing the wellbeing of yoga teachers & their students

CPD Points: 7

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday, 14 Aug 2022

Where: Location to be advised

Member's Price: A$180 / Non-members: A$220
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Availability: Good

Yoga offers many practices which can help alleviate suffering. You do not need to be a yoga therapist to help folk manage psychological distress and a general yoga class can incorporate many such practices.

Join Marg Riley, in the ACT (location TBA) for this one-day, face-to-face workshop! 

What can you expect?

  • Specific yoga techniques will include asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation.
  • Enhance your confidence and skill in running classes which can help students regulate their nervous systems.
  • Some information about how people experience anxiety, stress, and depression.
  • Learn about the importance of the language we use.
  • Practical yoga applications for working with these issues.
  • Opportunities to teach in small groups.
  • Time for self-reflection – before we can be fully present for others, we need to befriend our own nervous system.
  • Using Steven Porges’ Polyvagal theory we will learn how to connect with others whilst at the same time taking care of ourselves in this work.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Insight into your own nervous system functioning
  2. Knowledge of recommendations for working with anxiety and depression in yoga.
  3. Understanding the purpose of brahmana and langhana techniques.
  4. Knowing how to work safely in this area.

Benefits of attending this workshop:

  1. Knowing how to adapt to what you are already doing.
  2. An opportunity to explore ways to care for yourself.
  3. You will develop a short “take-away” sequence to use with your own students.

Lecturer: Marg Riley

Meet Marg Riley, no stranger to us, completing her YTT with IYTA in 2012/13, Marg has been teaching regularly ever since. Marg has completed several pieces of training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Marg has also completed courses in Yoga for Pain Care, Chair Yoga, and a number of somatic workshops with IYTA, assisting in the development of her own practice and expanding her knowledge & experience. Marg currently teaches yoga for arthritis, general classes, frontline yoga, and private classes for folk with chronic conditions and disabilities.

A school psychologist for almost 30 years prior to retiring a couple of years ago, Marg was also a senior psychologist with the ACT department of education for a number of these years.

Her work ranged from various mental health conditions, learning difficulties, family issues, critical incident responses in schools, etc. to educating teachers about the impact of mental ill-health on learning and working with staff to organize reasonable accommodations and provide accessible learning options.

Prerequisites:
To attend this online workshop you will need:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • the ability to join a zoom meeting
  • this workshop is open to yoga teachers

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