COMMUNITY ~ CONNECTION ~ COLLABORATION
ABOUT GATHER & GROW
Gather & Grow is a circle for Yoga teachers to connect, share, collaborate and thrive alongside one another. Open to teachers of all levels of experience, I started Gather & Grow in the hope that it would foster deeper connection amongst teachers and develop into a community of support and inspiration.
From meet ups to get to know and check in with one another, to small group workshops with senior teachers, Gather & Grow is a space to hone skill and nurture peer-to-peer connection.
If you'd like to join the G&G mailing list to receive information about upcoming events email email@example.com. To join the closed FB group search 'Gather & Grow' on FB and request to join.
GATHERINGS ~ WORKSHOPS
January's Theme: Filling the well
Thursday 18th January
My place in Clerkenwell
As artists, we must learn to be self-nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them - to restock the trout pond, so to speak. I call this process filling the well.
- Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way
Teaching is a creative pursuit and we as teachers are instruments of art. However, the well from which we draw from doesn't automatically replenish, it needs to be tended to mindfully to avoid it running dry.
Teaching from an empty tank is exhausting and can lead to burn out or at the very least a feeling of being stuck in autopilot. January's meet up will be an opportunity to gather around together, share our go-to 'well filing' practices and leave with new ones to try.
Please bring a few of your top tried and tested creative replenishing practices (the things that makes you feel excited about teaching, in flow, brimming with ideas, out of a dull uninspired state) ideally written down so I can write them all up and send them out afterwards.
email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join.
INTUITIVE MOVEMENT LAB
with Mollie McClelland Morris ~ Sadhaka Sessions
2 Part Workshop Series
PART ONE ~ 26 JANUARY
~ Improvisation and movement exploration
for self care and self practice ~
Part 1 of this workshop focuses on finding new ways to practice that avoids the 5 sun salutation A & B paradigm. We will look at ways to increase flexibility, strength and heat in the body using dynamic asana (like in kundalini yoga), playful explorations, dancelike flows and imagery. We will look at ways to free your movement, but still keep a structure to your practice, with specific work on personal injuries or goals. Re-inspire your practice, make it feel nourishing and responsive to your body’s needs alongside your teaching.
PART TWO ~ 9 FEBRUARY
~ Meditative movement and embodiment
for more creative teaching
Part 2 focuses on the qualities of intelligent asana choreography and meditative movement within your vinyasa flow yoga classes. We will explore new ways to transition into and between yoga poses using non-linear patterns, guided anatomical imagery and free movement. Discussion and exploration of the types of language and instruction that help students of all levels successfully navigate these moments of space will help you feel confident to incorporate these new possibilities into your teaching.
Arch 265, Urlwin Street,
London, SE5 0NG
Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo & Northern Lines)
Denmark Hill (London Overground)
12, 35, 40, 42, 45, 68, 148, 171, 176, 468
DATES AND TIMES
Part 1 ~ 26 January 2018
Part 2 ~ 9 February 2018
1-4 Workshop / 4-5 Tea and Chat
£35 each / £60 for 2
For booking please email
Sādhaka sessions are workshops designed around the ethos of dialog, questioning, embodiment and being a lifelong student of yoga practice. These workshops are intended for yoga teachers, but are open to dedicated practitioners as well.
Creative Vinyasa Flow: A Fascia Friendly Approach
with Caroline Tautz
Thursday 29th March, 2.30-5.30pm
Yotopia, Covent Garden
Senior teacher Caroline Tautz will be sharing her knowledge of fascia and the anatomy trains approach in the context of teaching creative vinyasa flow. The workshop will touch on how to connect sequences and incorporate a logical progression of opening the whole body, how to structure a class by starting from the ground, the benefits of mixing things up; including both variety and repetition, how to play with shapes and bring in your own creativity as a teacher and the importance of pace and flow; finding a balance of slow deep and quick efficient.
Caroline’s last workshop for teachers ‘A Teacher’s Guide to Artful Assisting’ sold out several weeks before the workshop took place. Here’s what an attendee had to say about the session:
“Caroline taught the assists workshop with a humble and calm approach. The three-hour class was full of insightful ways that teachers can assist with sensitivity and intelligence, passing on her wealth of expert knowledge in this area. I'd highly advise any wellness teacher to attend one of Caroline's sessions as I learned so much in such a short space of time. I can already see a difference in the way I approach assists with my students, and I'll take on this invaluable knowledge into all my future classes.” (Lara, November 2017)
Caroline Tautz is a yoga teacher and body worker with over 20 years of teaching experience. Originally a student of John Scott and in India, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Caroline first came to the practice with a background in dance and Fine Art.
Training in diverse techniques over the years, her teaching and approach is inter-disciplinary, integrating Feldenkrais and somatic movement with playful, creative flowing sequences, to open the body and bring in awareness of sensation. Caroline is also a meditation teacher (through Swami Saradananda), and weaves the language of mindfulness into the physical experience.
Caroline has studied in Finland at 'conscious living' ashtanga centre with Stefan Engstrom and attributes a big paradigm shift in her teaching approach to his work on 'anatomy of wholeness', which focuses on finding freedom and effortlessness in asana by understanding the gravity line in every pose.