FREE DISCUSSION: Collective Sense-Making: Deepening Yoga Education

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What is the aim of the event?

In this moderated panel discussion on Zoom, we are inviting panelists to share their perspective on creating trainings that support depth of practice as well as increasing skills to increase opportunities for yoga teachers. We will be addressing these questions:

How can we deepen yoga teaching skills in a practical way that could segue with other professional bodies or frameworks and thus widen teaching opportunities/income?

What distinguishes yoga as a career path distinctive from other physical disciplines? Is it a calling or a profession?

What is needed to help yoga teachers deepen practice, enhance teaching skills and improve their ability to make a living?

Our intention is to stimulate group discussion around the landscape of yoga teaching as a valued profession, the associated educational standards, and what graduates from teacher training courses need to be equipped with in order to teach in the current market. The discussion will also include an invitation for participants on the call to share their own experience and perspective.

Why take part?

We believe that the collective wisdom of our community will help guide us as together we try to make sense of what it means to be a yoga teacher today, to learn more what is needed and how we can fulfil a purpose.

With Selected Panelists

We are delighted to announce that our panel will include: Anna Ashby, Helen Roscoe, and Jess Glenny (additional panelists to be announced shortly).

Anna Ashby has been studying and practicing yoga for over 30 years and teaching for over 20. As a senior teacher and trainer in the UK, she holds the highest level of certification with Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK (SYT) and the Yoga Alliance in the U.S. (E-RYT-500 + YACEP). She also holds a B.A. (hons) in Modern Dance from Mills College in California (1991).

Helen Roscoe is a Board Member of the Yogacampus Teacher Training Diploma course in Manchester. Helen has been practising and studying yoga since the early 2000’s and has worked extensively with yoga therapist Zoë Martin in Leicester. She has studied with Paul Harvey in the Krishnamacharya tradition, Erich Schiffman’s Freedom Style Yoga and therapeutically with Svastha Yoga and the Mohan Family. She has also trained in therapeutic yoga for pregnancy with Zoë Martin and more recently became a graduate of the Accessible Yoga Teacher Training under the supervision of Jivana Heyman. She her 200 hr TT diploma with Yogacampus.

Jess Glenny is a YTT-registered Elder Yoga Teacher and an IAYT-registered Yoga Therapist. She has been practising yoga since 1981 and teaching since 2003, and is a Mysore-style ashtanga vinyasa teacher and a still yoga teacher, as well as a mentor to yoga teachers and therapists. She is the author of The Yoga Teacher Mentor: A Reflective Guide to Holding Spaces, Maintaining Boundaries, and Creating Inclusive Classes, Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat: A Guide to Hypermobility-Aware Teaching and Practice, and Ravelled Up: A Journey Into Embodiment. She is Autistic and welcomes neurodivergent students and clients.

This event will be moderated by Dr. Kristen MacPherson (Head of Training Programmes at Yogacampus). As moderator, Kristen will be putting select questions to the panel members. Having spent the first half of her career working in academic research, Kristen has more than 15 years of experience as a yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She established and directed two yoga studios, has also taught over 5000 hours of classes, and is a lead teacher trainer for 2 trainings. Her role within Yogacampus is fuelled by a deep appreciation for yoga education and the role of community within yoga.