The Connected Practice
A Nervous System Informed teacher training Immersion
led by Naomi Sturdy
Are you a dedicated practitioner or teacher who wants to have a deeper understanding of your own practice and the role your nervous system plays in enabling you to receive and implement the intrinsic benefits available?
Bridging the connection between modern science, the ancient teachings of Yoga and your own felt experience, this training will support you to develop clarity and insight into how your nervous system influences your physicality, your energetics, and your sense of presence.
We will dive into the theory while using asana, meditation and pranayama to explore the specific tools and practices in Yoga to help regulate, ground, empower and create resilience in your own system and for those you teach.
This training is about understanding the person behind the pose, exploring the inner experiences at play and enriching the why of your offerings.
If you wish...
- to truly feel grounded and connected to your practice and your students as you teach,
- to integrate and implement appropriate and informed practices, poses or sequences
- to offer and share experiences in your classes that are welcoming, accessible and inclusive
....then this training immersion is for you.
This training will include an immersive Yoga practice for you each day, theoretical learning and practical teaching experience and feedback. You will receive a certificate of completion and hours towards your continuous education with Yoga Alliance.
Dates and Times:
Oct 21st & 22nd / Nov 18th & 19th
Sat & Sun 12.30pm - 6.30pm
Early bird rate: €650 (until Friday Sept 22nd)
€200 non-refundable deposit secures place with an option to pay by installments.
For more info, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In person training hour
5 class pack to continue your practice & training with Naomi
Naomi has created this immersive experience to fill a gap between the what and how of your teaching or practice and understand your why. Looking at your practice through the lens of your nervous system will give you insight into the affects of various methods and modalities.
No one practice works for everyone all of the time, but by learning more about your nervous system, you will develop a greater understanding for what serves your needs and what can help others.
This training offers an opportunity to develop awareness, sensitivity, and ultimately compassion for how you show up on your mat both as a practitioner and a teacher.
The Connected Practice Masterclasses
As part of the Connected Practice Approach, Naomi will lead two masterclasses on September 9th. These will dive into an exploration of the relationship between your nervous system and your Yoga practice and offer an insight into the 30hr Connected Practice CPD immersion.
More details here
What kind of level of practitioner do I need to be?
This immersive experience is open to you…..If you are interested in and love the practice and concepts of Yoga. If you love learning new perspectives. If you are open and curious about your inner experience. In terms of physical needs and/or learning requirements, do get in touch with the studio if there is anything specific you would like to highlight so that your needs can be accommodated and served to the best of our abilities in facilitating the training.
Do I need to be a Yoga teacher to do this training?
No. you do not need to be currently teaching to enjoy and gain a lot from this training. There will be ideas that are offered for those teaching, and equally there will be perspectives shared as a student and practitioner of Yoga. The benefit of doing this type of training is that it may also give you an insight to whether Yoga is a practice you would like to teach or share with others in the future, so if you are considering a 200 hour training in the future this would be a great experience to immerse yourself in. Throughout the training you will gain experience as to how a teacher’s role may feel, and if you are currently teaching you will gain that extra time and practice to hone your craft and deepen your skills.
What kind of time commitment outside the training is required?
There will be an opportunity and invitation for supportive reading, reflection and processing. There will also be an assessment to complete the four days which you will prepare for both over the course of the days together and in your own time. Overall the time dedication outside of in person hours will not be rigid or structured, and more of processing and integrating what we covered together as a group. Mostly the reading or preparation you might undertake would be something you do if you find it enjoyable and rewarding.
Is attendance on both weekends necessary?
Are the CPD hours accredited?
Yes, there will be 30 hours CPD accreditation for anyone who is currently teaching.
Reflections from our Spring ’23 “The Connected Practice’ Immersion
‘I chose to attend the immersion because I wanted to connect more deeply to my own personal experience in yoga. I found that when teaching I became somewhat disembodied and more 'in my head'. The course turned out to be much more useful than I imagined.
This is a course that everyone could do – even people who have very little knowledge of yoga. I feel really blessed to have signed up to it but I didn't fully know what I was signing up to until I experienced it. The course has helped me both on and off my mat and I am very grateful for these insights to living.’
Tanya, Yoga Teacher and Studio Owner
‘I really have learned so much on this immersion and am continuing to learn. I’m looking into more Somatic movements, after doing some exercises on the course I really felt the benefit of. I had not explored that type of movement before. I noticed a shift after these practices sometimes subtle and other times more significant.
During yoga classes I endeavor to approach in a playful way. Especially with more
challenging poses and doing what I need to do to feel safe. I am trying to bring softness to these poses and have fun. Sometimes when trying new or challenging poses I get frustrated and in my head. I was so relaxed and having fun when we practiced Crow pose on the immersion I held it for longer than I ever have before. I’m moving in and out of poses as well which feels really good in my body.
I have learned so many skills, to feel the good that is real. These words really resonated with me, thank you Naomi.’
Claire, Yoga Practitioner
‘Thanks so much for The Connected Practice, I loved the immersion and the practices you shared with us. It was also lovely to share the space and practices with friends who don’t want to do YTT but to deepen their practice and there are so few opportunities to do that so I loved the format and the inclusive and invitational nature of the training. Thank you.’
Lisa, Yoga Teacher and Coach
‘It was great to be reminded about: how our nervous system works and how lifestyle choices including moving our bodies & paying attention to our breath in yoga can be the anchor to bring us into the present moment which can help calm our nervous system, help regulate our stress, so that we can learn to slow down, recognise our needs, give our busy thinking minds a break, get out of our head & into our body, observe ourselves and choose to respond rather than react. It’s not happens to us in life that’s important, it’s how we choose to deal with it’
Louise, Yoga Teacher