“Live your dharma on and off the mat and let your inner teacher inspire you”
Vinyasa yoga teacher Daphne Koken is offering this advanced module for yoga teachers and intermediate yoga students.
To create meaningful classes means to touch upon subjects that are relevant for students in their daily lives. Connect to the flow of daily life and learn how to put whatever happens in the external world into a yogic context. This is the real yoga, inspiring people to apply yoga practice off the mat through practice on the mat. Allow yourself to contribute to global healing and transformation.
Living vinyasa – teaching in rhythm
To ‘live’ vinyasa means to live in flow and to be connected with nature, from the flow of the seasons to the balanced rhythm of our breath. ‘Teaching in rhythm’ means that you allow your inspiration to guide you and to create magical classes that arise from your connection with the vinyasa of life.
During this module Daphne will invite you to dive in and honour your own dharma, your inspiration and what moves you. You will learn how to transform this inspiration into meaningful and embodied vinyasa yoga classes. Daphne will offer tools and techniques for you to create authentic sequences that will leave your students with a deep feeling of connection.
Urban yoga nature
Although we are urban yogis living in the city, we are part of nature. Learn how to teach in sync with the rhythm of the day, the week and the flow of the seasons. Create a deeper understanding of the influences of the cycles of nature on our daily practice. Allow this knowledge to inspire you to create harmonizing and energizing vinyasa classes.
Connect with the energetics of the seasons and learn more about the relevance of specific moments of transformation (solstice/equinox). Translate the benefits of these moments into sequences that offer students a deeper connection on and off their mats. Daphne will help you to create solar (yang) and lunar (yin) vinyasa classes that are relevant to the moment of the day and the week. She will inspire you to be aware of how even the weather influences our daily practice and how you can play with these daily aspects in a natural and authentic way.
The nature of yoga: philosophy as inspiration
Learn how to bring yoga philosophy to life and transform these teachings into embodied experiences for your students. Honour the sacred space of practice through working with imagery, altars, images, deities and sound. Let the chakra system inspire you to create sequences that balance your students’ energy. Integrate philosophical concepts like the yama’s & niyama’s or purusha & prakriti into the flow and create meaningful experiences that leave your students with a feeling of fulfillment. Use the transformative stories of Ganesha, Hanuman, Shiva and Shakti to create a deeper understanding of what yoga is about.
This training includes:
Tools for transforming inspiration into magical vinyasa sequences
Reference to the yoga scriptures: keeping your inspiration connected and real
Daily master practices for your own inspiration and embodiment
DIY-lab: time to create, share and practice with fellow teachers
Satsangs - dharma talks
Teaching skills: use of voice, vocabulary, playlists, mantras, mudras, pranayamas and more to create a multi-dimensional experience
This module is a wonderful opportunity to experience a deeper embodiment and integration of the Vinyasa of life.