Embodied Yoga uses asana practice for personal insight and to build skills for life. It helps with these questions:
– What can yoga teach me about myself and how I live?
– What matters most to me and how can yoga benefit this?
– What personal qualities would I like to develop through my yoga practice?
Embodied yoga emphasises discovering more about ourselves and improving our lives– rather than athleticism – and incorporates elements of life coaching, body therapy, meditation, dance and martial arts. Embodied yoga is politically aware and avoids both new-age superstition and Western body materialism. Embodied yoga can be emotionally intense as it’s a powerful tool for looking at your personal patterns and changing your life for the better, it’s also more social than most yoga and a lot of fun. In some ways it’s a very novel approach to yoga including things you won’t find anywhere else, though it’s also aligned with traditional yoga’s emphasis on developing the practitioner.
– you’d like to learn more about yourself and develop as a person
– you think the body has wisdom
– you’re a yogi wishing to practice with a fresh perspective and see what can learnt from other arts
– you’d like to shift skills from yoga into your life
– you’re a yoga teacher looking to get new techniques for helping clients and add depth to your classes
Date: 28 February, 10am to 1.30pm
To Register: Click here
Contact: Vidyadasa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Angel House
Embodied Yoga Principles Website: http://www.embodiedyogaprinciples.com/
NB – if you have current mental health issues, are suffering intense life stress or in some other emotionally vulnerable position please talk with us before signing up to see if the day is suitable
Nice things people have said about Embodied Yoga:
“Yoga offers us the potential to change but it can be a long and haphazard process, particularly when we lead busy lives. EYP makes the most of opportunities to engage with the psychogeography of the internal landscape and has given me many creative tools to engage more dynamically with what I am expressing through my body and how that manifests in my relationship with myself and others. Mark Walsh has used his extensive experience to develop an intelligent, focused, safe and effective framework in which to challenge, deepen and nurture our experiences on and off the mat.” – Amanda Brown, yoga teacher of 25 years, Cornwall
‘I’d been questioning a lot about the yoga scene in general, as well as what I’m teaching. The EYP weekend has left me inspired and thoughtful. I suspect it could lead to a whole new direction!’ – Catherine O’Mahony, Vinyassa yoga teacher, London
“Mark has pressed the refresh button on the yoga world to see the practice of yoga through the eyes of embodiment brings a welcome new view .The methods of embodiment link the practice on the yoga mat and brings it firmly out into the world of our relationships,work and all aspects of life…and extends our range of practices as yoga teachers …” – hatha yoga teacher, Brighton, UK
“Embodied Yoga offers a much needed fresh authentic perspective on yoga. Its not offering an opportunity to float off into spiritual la-la and distance oneself from life’s suffering, on the contrary it encourages the participant to become fully aware and to take responsibility for what is going on in their body and mind, becoming aware of patterns and shadows in a safe supported environment.” – Jane D, Sussex UK
“Embodied Yoga is a refreshing take on yoga as a method of self-enquiry and transformation. Highly effective for transforming your patterns of behaviour.” – Sindre, Oslo, Norway
“Being encouraged to notice how I approached practice, and how I related to others during the class reflected unhelpful patterns and stories that I recognised play out in my in my life outside the studio, and are limiting me. Powerfully insightful.” – Holly, hot yoga practitioner, Brighton, UK
“I was impressed and inspired by the way which Mark conducted the day, he was like an orchestra conductor, leading people through the structure of the day with enough freedom in the form for people to explore and express themselves in meaningful ways. It was a wonderful workshop with a great mixture of learning,laughter and play, but related to the context in a serious way. He successfully steered us through experiences which gave people insights and understanding into embodiment and integrative methods of personal and collective practices, sharing how helpful it is to be aware and present, responsive to internal and external stimuli in creative ways…Mark is an exceptional trainer and I would thoroughly recommend him for his perceptive skill and responsiveness to the issues arising in the moment,he has a tool-bag of techniques and methods which are accessible and useable in a variety of contexts, work,relationships and day to day life – Vidyassa, Buddhist yoga teacher, Brighton, UK
“Mark is a jerk and can’t even get his foot behind his head and he barely has any Instagram followers” – Mr Bicram, LA, USA (…OK, we made this one up, but the rest are real)
About Mark Walsh (Founder Embodied Yoga)
Mark has been a practitioner of movements arts for twenty years, including several years as a full-time aikido student. His main yoga influences are Scaraveli, Yin and Buddhist inspired teachers. He founded and runs several organisations which bring embodiment into business, to aid workers in war zones, and trains yoga instructors and facilitators in twenty countries annually. His YouTube channel has 8 Million hits and he’s now getting self conscious about boasting and talking about himself in the third person so will leave it there.
What people have said:
“It was wonderful to see more holistic approach to yoga being presented during EYP course. I was enjoying the possibility to inquire about the patterns and limitations within oneslef when doing asanas. I think Mark is bringing back some very essential elements of yoga within EYP, which are internal growth, body-mind connection and service for the World.” “Ilze Jēče, Latvia”
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