Hi folks its Deirdre here,
I just wanted to keep you updated on my continued studies, training and assisting on trainings.. for those of you that continue to come to our retreats, have been with us before or who are thinking about it I hope it gives you a little insight as to where I am coming from as a teacher..my lineage and the importance of passing this knowledge from teacher to teacher ...
In London a few weeks ago I did a 2 day workshop on Sacroiliac Stability with Donna Fahri in the beautiful TriYoga building which really helped me to integrate her book. Pathways to a Centred Body. I had also previously done a 3 day workshop 3 years ago with Lelia Stuart who co wrote the book with Donna. So this is something I have been studying and working personally with for a long time and which has allowed me to find ease and stability within my own body, accepting my limitations and working within my own range of movement. It has also helped me understand the need for each student to learn to listen and identity themselves any habits that may be causing joint pain issues and to consolidate a practice that is kind and suitable to their own changing needs.
I am also at present assisting Lisa Peterson on her advanced teacher training progamme, I am very grateful for this opportunity and learning again what you have already learnt in detail gives the work an even deeper meaning.
Yoga is an embodied practice. Embodiment is a big word for a simple concept. In practice it means that we bring our attention back into our bodies in order to fully experience our selves. In the words of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, embodiment is ‘the act of awakening and enlivening the consciousness of our whole being’. In this philosophy, development is not a linear process but a series of waves, each one planting the seed for the next to take root and flourish. We offer you an extensive, accessible and embodied tool-kit for transformation that will sustain you for a life-time of learning. Lisa Peterson
And last year I assisted on her Somatic Education Coach training
Somatic Movement Education (SME) offers a safe, fast and profound way to release and recalibrate tight muscles by retraining the nervous system and re-patterning the soma
(body-mind). This training unites modern neuroscience and ancient yogic wisdom within the
practice of somatics. Learn how to make the unconscious conscious and feel how everything becomes easier and pain free from your head to your toes. For many movement teachers and students, it is quite simply love at first sight!
Later this month, June'19 I will be assisting on the following workshop which I am really excited about.. It is such an honour to be assisting a teacher that I have admired from the very beginning of my yogic journey..
I look forward to sharing what I learn with you all on our retreats..see you in October '19..!!!
Beyond Methods: Yoga as Self-Inquiry.Donna Fahri
In 2018, I launched a new intensive: “Coming to Our Senses” intended to deepen people’s connection to their own inner perception. People come to my intensives with backgrounds in a multiplicity of traditions, methods, and styles of Yoga practice. In the context of this work, we allow these teachings to become latent resources that can rise to serve the moment when needed, or retreat into the background when not. For many people, the set structures and constraints of idealized forms impedes the process of listening to the “breaking news” of the body. This breaking news tells us what is happening at all levels of embodiment, that is, physically, energetically, emotionally, mentally and even spiritually and what might be necessary for restoring balance. Over the course of several days, I try to provide inquiries and practices that increase kinesthetic and interoceptive awareness, moving from structured offerings to where the practice is guided from within.