We welcome you to join Contemporary School of Yoga on this exciting 12-month online journey.
This is your 12-month initiation into the circle and connects you to the CSY way of thinking and learning through self-inquiry. We believe this helps you feel confident about asking questions and inquiring into what you believe to know about the body and yoga.
The goal of this first module is to attain an understanding and ownership of the wisdoms of the body and bring you up to date. Use this time to undergo your own transformation, inspire your teaching methods and bring creativity to your asana sequences. Ultimately by undergoing this journey you will share and inspire change in your students and colleagues.
The year exists of 12 modules – One released each month on the following topics:
- The Hero’s Journey
- Nerves and Restoration
- Thoughts, Belief’s and Brain Washing
- Tribal Breath
- Resistance, Load and Biomechanics
- Neuroception, Proprioception and Interoception
- Fascia and the Web of Relationship
- To Stretch or not to Stretch?
- The Hollow Bone
- Invisible Self/ Concept of Soul
- Pain Science
- Nature as Teacher
This is a highly interactive online course consisting of a combination of:
- Physical Practice
- Reading/ Podcasts
- Live Q&A session (recorded and available to re-watch)
You will be facilitated and guided through these 12 modules by Richard George the founder of CSY. Richard has over 15 years of experience in teaching classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings and is delighted to be sharing some of the concepts he has found the most useful in understanding the process he calls – facilitated learning through movement. His personal journey started with yoga postures but then led him into further inquiry into contemporary anatomical views of the body, both physical and subtle. He has studied yoga therapy, fascia, somatics, improvised dance and shamanic practices of which he weaves into his exploration of movement and philosophy.
“The more I delve into the complexities of the body, the more I realise we have no idea what we are capable of. There is a whole universe of magic and mystery within each one of us and it excites me when I witness that realisation in others.“
Intake to this course is only once a year.
The next intake will be in September. To sign up for the next gathering – please click sign up below.
Upon completion of THE BRIDGE, you will have a deeper understanding of:
- Neurology and the nervous system
- How to teach your students to breathe efficiently
- When and why to teach pranayama
- Injury management
- Restorative Yoga
- Human Anatomy and movement
- Creating safe space for transformation
- The Fascia Matrix
- Creative Sequencing
- Teaching variations and offering choices to students
- Give efficient cues for various body types
- Concept of alignment
- Breath and the Concept of Core
- Shamanic concepts of empowerment
- Muscle tissue response
- Tissue adaptation
- Yoga on and off the mat
- Techniques to Surrender
- Opposites and paradoxes
- Listening to nature for inspiration
- The Brain, awareness and co-ordination
- Meditation and prayer
As part of your membership you are encouraged to provide us with information and graphics to share and promote your classes/ workshops and events via CSY Social media. CSY aims to create a non-competitive platform in which we can grow, share and support each member. Details of where and who to send this to will be provided when registering.
There will also be a Facebook group to encourage online social community learning and sharing.