IYN YOGA FESTIVAL

1st – 4th June 2017, West Lexham Estate, Norfolk

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Regulation: The Facts

 

hugh_order_chaos-thumbnailThere is much confusion in the British Yoga world about regulation and the certificates required for working teachers. Here are the facts and a “WHO’S WHO” of the main players.

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Standards or Quality? Debbie Farrar

squaring_the_circleAs the question of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for UK yoga teachers raises its head after a 12 year absence, the question I find myself asking is; will setting standards improve the quality of yoga teaching?

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What are your views on the proposed NOS?

vitruvian_manDear Ms Larissey...

Yoga Elders share their views and the letters they will be sending to Caroline Larrissey of Skills Active in the wake of the BWY funded move to introduce National Occupational Standards into Yoga.

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Yoga is NOT sport or exercise: June Skeggs

omtat1NOS: SKILLSACTIVE'S AIM TO STANDARDISE YOGA TEACHING

SKILLS ACTIVE: works with 7 sections namely sport, fitness, hair, beauty, play work, outdoor and caravanning to develop standards and qualifications and frameworks.

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Yoga is Yoga: Peter Yates

 

tarot-foolYoga points towards the infinity that we contain and are contained by. Because it is ultimately fed by this well-spring, Yogic culture is vast, the array of practices employed by yogis is vast and the potentiality for future creative development in the field of Yoga is vast.

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The Yoga of Listening: Gordon Smith

flowerhandslandscapeNada Yoga is listening for the subtle background of sound that underlies creation. To listen to sacred music or sit in quiet woodland aware of the subtle sounds of nature against a background of stillness is a help in becoming aware of the first movements toward manifestation. 

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Yoga Tantra Kundalini: Godfrey Devereux

foothandSex is perhaps the most problematic of all human activities. The sex drive is a powerful, natural and necessary force of nature: it creates sexual appetite as a matter of course. It cannot be healthily denied. Rather, it must be embraced and navigated consciously. Yet so deep is it in us that it is not easy to recognise and express its simple, natural place in the overwhelming complexity of our modern lives.

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Pranayam: Godfrey Devereux

godfreyheadshotPranayama, it seems, once had a more central place in the practice of yoga than it does these days. While the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are often cited as the core yoga text, what is practiced in the name of yoga nowadays, whether on mat or on cushion, bears a more direct resemblance and relationship to more recent Medieval texts: such as the Hathayoga Pradipika.

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Samadhi: Godfrey Devereux

 

wp8e1613c6_05_06Samadhi is a technical term that has become a part of the everyday language of yoga practitioners. Samadhi is a technical term that relates to an aspect of consciousness. Just as ‘quark’ is a technical term that relates to an aspect of matter. 

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