This episode is inspired by a one-of-a-kind 5 day hands on adjustments and accelerated skills training that Byron and Michael facilitate in Ubud.
They not only break down the outline of this training as they designed it, but also elaborate on the themes that are covered in the training — ones that apply not only to yoga, but also generally as skills you should utilize in your day-to-day life.
Byron and Michael go into depth on feedback and the importance of hearing feedback, especially when giving physical touch in a yoga class. Both through verbal and nonverbal feedback, you can learn how your adjustments feel and are being received in the bodies of your students.
Michael and Byron also talk about themes of expression and intention when understanding how you are connecting with others. They dive into a conversation about receptivity – active and present listening where you take in that which you are hearing as though it is true. They discuss how these themes are crucial skills when teaching yoga and especially when giving physical hands-on adjustments in class. They also elaborate on flow state, the fundamentals of flow, and what “in flow” means both on and off the mat.
This special episode is filled with golden nuggets of wisdom and is not one to miss!
- 4:33 — Michael discusses the importance of feedback — both physically in poses and in a more general sense
- 5:45 — Setting the tone for a training
- 9:10 — Receiving feedback and ego
- 9:49 — Power of receptivity. What is receptivity?
- 13:35 — Acknowledgment in receptivity
- 21:56 — The Power of Touch
- 24:18 — The Power of Flow. What is flow?
- 29:08 — The Power of Savasana
- 31:40 — Burnout and energy preservation