As humans we are basically social animals, we live together, work together and play together! But why is it then that these relationships are often problematic? Communication is the way we relate to each other in all these domains and others therefore HOW we communicate is important. How can I be clear in my communications and how can I be sure I have HEARD the other person? During this day we will look at how we can use the tools of yoga to improve our ability to both HEAR and be HEARD, we will look at what it means to listen and how to communicate in a way we can be heard.
I believe these skills are essential to a yoga teacher and an asset to everybody and of particular value to those working with yoga therapeutically. The day will include practice, discussion, reflection and fun, we will use asana and other tools of yoga to explore these important ideas and improve how we hear and how we can be heard. The use of sound will be an integral part of the day but prior knowledge or experience of such techniques is not necessary, just an open heart and a yearning to learn.
Andy Curtis-Payne has been teaching yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar for over twenty years and believes passionately in using the breadth and depth of yoga tools for healing and transformation- whether that be physical, physiological, emotional or psychological. He holds a BWY Diploma and is registered with the British Council for Yoga Therapy. Andy is the current Chair of The Society of Yoga Practitioners.
He has taught at BWY Congress and Yoga Scotland Congress, Zinal in Switzerland and Holland at the Dutch Yoga Federation Congress.
Andy runs in-service training days all around the UK and is currently leading two Yoga Teacher Training Courses. He divides his time between one to one tuition/yoga therapy, training, weekly classes and workshops.
Andy has travelled to India many times where he has studied with TKV Desikachar and in 2009 was certificated by him as a Teacher Trainer. He continues to study with his teacher Gill Llloyd and at the KYM in Chennai.