Self-Care, Compassion and Mentoring: Tools for Sustainability

Yogacampus Finsbury Park, London

Many foundational teacher training courses equip us to teach others, but do not prepare us to look after ourselves within the demands of teaching. This two day workshop will explore what self-care and self-compassion are for teachers, and how to apply it in to your own life.

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Workshop Description

Many of us come into yoga teaching because we have felt its transformative impact on our mental and physical wellbeing and wish to share these tools with others. However, the realities of teaching make it challenging to maintain our own wellness. It can feel an isolating profession and we might wonder who we can turn to for support.

Burnout can feel close to the surface if we give out more than we are able to draw back in. It is essential that we make sure as teachers we are being fed.

This two day workshop will explore what self-care and self-compassion are in their broadest senses (not just bubble baths and bolsters). It will create a space for sharing and support and provide practical tools that as teachers we can use to stay well within the wellness industry.

Each day will include a restoring practice to nourish and nurture ourselves and remind us to practice what we feel so passionately about teaching.

What Will We Explore?

Participants will be invited to consider their own barriers and needs in relation to sustainability of energy, finances, health and happiness, and compile an action plan for moving forward.

We will explore the importance of ongoing support and avenues for this on both a peer and mentor level.

Each day will also include a restoring practice to nourish and nurture ourselves and remind us to practice what we feel so passionately about preaching.

Participants will receive

  • A manual
  • Jess Glenny's The Yoga Teacher Mentor Book
  • Plenty of practical tips

Safety precautions related to COVID-19

With regard to Covid safety precautions we are reducing capacity for this course to 18 participants to allow 1.5 metres between mats. We will be ensuring that the room is ventilated during sessions so please do come with adequately warm clothing.

Certification

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Attendance detailing the course hours eligible for Yoga Alliance CPD credits.

Meet the Teachers

Anna Taylor believes passionately that yoga and meditation are for everyone and holds a space with warmth and care to ensure that people can access these powerful practices at their own pace regardless of their level of experience. Anna is based in London and offers both classes, courses and one-to-one sessions to clients, as well as workplace wellbeing sessions to companies. https://www.mindbodybalance.co...

Anna Taylor headshot 2020

Norman Blair Norman Blair has been practising yoga since the early 1990s and started teaching in 2001. He believes that yoga is accessible to all of us and that through regular practice we can experience profound changes in our mind and body. He is one of the most experienced yin yoga teachers in the UK and weaves this wonderful practice with his own background of ashtanga and meditation to create a potent mix. He has been a long-term student with teachers such as Sarah Powers, Hamish Hendry, Judith Lasater and Alaric Newcombe. http://www.yogawithnorman.co.u...

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