3 Perspectives #2 Derek LeDayn

A talk by Derek LeDayn

06 November 2021, 10:10 PM

Have you secured your place?

By submitting your email you agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Statement
Book my place

Categories covered by this talk

About this talk

We see popular expectations of yoga in media photographs of practitioners — young, lithe, hyper-flexible women, in demanding asanas. Against these expectations I am an outlier — not young or thin, not a particularly flexible man, quiet asanas. As practitioners and teachers how are we affected by these popular representations? As teachers, how do we work with and against these popular expectations: deciding what we offer and do not offer as teachers, promoting ourselves to attract students, working with students, and determining our scope of practice? Using as a case study some of my story, this presentation will discuss my teaching practice of Yin yoga with mindfulness, as an example of slowly getting clearer about what I teach, and the collaborative exploration between teacher and students, of what they want and what I can offer. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own circumstances as a practitioner and as a teacher, and to consider what they want to do as a teacher.

Have you got yours yet?

Our All-Access Passes are a must if you want to get the most out of this event.

Check them out