An Embodied Slow Flow: From Practice to Teaching
CPD Points: 2.5
When: 9.30am - 12.15pm, Sunday, 20 Jun 2021
Where: Solaris Care, Conference Hall, 80 Railway Street, Cottesloe, Perth, WA
Let’s talk about a Slow Flow Practice. We’ll delve in to the beauty and benefits of this style of practice, and share some key ideas about how to structure and teach a Slow Flow class. Including practice and theory for you to both embody and understand what is being taught.
This is a fluid practice combining pranayama, asana, and meditation. Sitting somewhere between a Hatha and a Vinyasa class, a Slow Flow brings a beautiful element of connecting breath to movement, yet still with time allowed to explore each shape. Slowing down your flow allows the movements to be progressively built up, and lots of options given. Allowing the practice to be very accessible to a wide range of practitioners from different yoga backgrounds and levels of experience.
Please bring: your mat, a water bottle, and a notepad and pen if you’d like to take notes.
Lecturers: Yara & Yemaya
Yara: When I write about my experience with yoga, I feel like writing a love story…
Witnessing how it has allowed me to accept the full spectrum of being human motivates me to inspire others to follow the path of yoga. There is so much to say and share that I have experienced, how yoga has helped me overcome so many fears, insecurities and anxiety, how it has led me to grow more resilient, calm and present… I could go on, but I hope that what I am saying in just a few words is enough to inspire you to try one class so that you can write your own love story, experience it and know yours rather than just to believe in mine.
My mission is to share what I have learned over the past 10 years of practicing and teaching yoga, to simply share the tools that I have learned to come home to the present moment more often. I love teaching and guiding, but mostly I like reminding, reminding you that all is already within you. Every class is an invitation to align with your needs, resulting in a dance between movement and breath, never feeling the same. Coming from a background of dance and music, you will find a space opened up for exploration beyond just postures.
Yemaya: Yoga has given me the amazing gift of bringing me out of my head and in to my body. Coming from a first career as an Environmental Scientist, yoga has been the much-needed key to find balance between head and the heart, mind and body. This has helped me to meet and heal health challenges, and perhaps most importantly, find an equanimity with which to meet life’s various challenges.
My passion for yoga has very naturally progressed in to sharing this with others. It was an ‘ah-hah’ moment for me when I realised that I was exactly enough to share myself with others through yoga, something I hadn’t felt previously in my career. This has progressed over the past 6 years through holding classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and now The Yoga Room studios, which Yara and I lovingly share with our yoga community. I am motivated to share the magic of yoga with as many people as possible!
I see yoga primarily as a way to experience more deeply what it’s like to be in a human body, and to explore what it’s like to be deeply present within your body, and self. With my teaching I place a lot of emphasis on connecting with your own inner wisdom, and learning to listen to how your body needs and wants to move from moment to moment. Encouraging you to feel at home in your own skin, and safe to explore and meet your own needs. Through deepening this relationship with self, it has been my observation that this then naturally begins to outflow in to changing the way we relate to others, and to the world around us.