Myth, Mantra & Mudra ~ Skills for Inspired Teaching

This workshop will consist in part of led practices as well as an introduction to deities and their mythology. We will look at how to skillfully weave in the theme of the story or symbology into the asana practice.

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Mythology, archetypes and storytelling are all great human connectors. In the universal myths we recognise ourselves, our stories and our patterns. As a teacher using yogic mythology is a great way to weave in philosophy as well as personal connection into teaching. Archetypes and mythopoetic awareness provides a great backdrop for creative sequencing and naturally extends to include mantra and mudra. This gives an opportunity to take students on a deeper journey with a more comprehensive practice.

We will look at the most commonly familiar deities such as Ganesh, Shiva and Hanuman as well as the goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. We will also look dynamics of relationships; lovers and soul friendships within the mythology. There will be an overview of a number of mudras, including specific deity mudras, and their energetics. We will explore how mudras can be incorporated into sequencing.

This workshop will consist in part of led practices as well as an introduction to deities and their mythology. We will look at how to skillfully weave in the theme of the story or symbology into the asana practice. There will also be very practical elements with group work and teaching practices which will provide opportunity for feedback and discussion. You will be given handouts and suggested resources so you can start incorporating what you have learnt into your teaching straight away.

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