Have you ever been in a yoga class and felt like the teacher was being harsh or shaming, or maybe just teaching in a way that excluded you or others in the room?
This unfortunately common and usually unintentional style can relate to how teachers dismissively describe modifications or alternate poses, talk about “negative” emotions or overlook having empathy for folks with injuries, different body types or abilities.
In this short video clip, Hala Khouri discusses a key value in the Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind yoga teacher training: Inclusivity.
“Inspiring our trainees to teach in a compassionate inclusive way is something we really value….
We asked ourselves —How do we encourage our students to have a practice that is about healing their bodies and getting stronger —not about some ideal of how a yoga pose is supposed to look?”
We want our trainees to understand how hard people can be on themselves on the mat, and that using language that is not oppressive or hierarchical, supports each person in finding what their body needs.
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