Creating yoga events

I will like to share with all of you this article, according my experience about creating yoga events, I´m not an expert but I can say that I have done some of them.

In one part have the same things in common with the rest of the events that you can create, for instance.;

  • Necessary time for preparation and organization.
  • Management and associated bureaucracy.
  • Meetings and transportation or infrastructure.
  • Employee loyalty.
  • Uncertainty of success.
  • Trustfulness

What it has different compared with another events not yoguis “are”:

You are working more things about.

  • Feeling
  • Energy
  • Connexion between the different parts.
  • Healing your self and the others.

So create a yoga event has more a romantic and healing part in order to help to the others, also according what you have learned (as teacher) you want to spread this knowledge with another people or student to improve their lifes and also yours.

So creating these events should be a act of conscience about how another people should be conscious.

When the event it is happenes as always it is so quickly compared with all the preparation, it is the same feeling when you prepare a long food cooking during hours and later you will eat between 10 to 20 minutes….sometimes so much preparations and works but in the most of the cases it is worthy.

In another times you see that you give like a lot of work and effort to your job and later maybe you didnt receive a reward.

Also appears sometimes your fears, it will be posible, because you think you are not able to achieve the goal or you dont feel so prepare for the activity, anyway the path only is appeared walking.

Anyway you should be focused in creating something beautiful and different  which has your own personality and utenticy is coming from you.

With the best wishes and putting your heart in the activity everything will be so great.

Here you can see some examples…

 

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Ashtanga, pain, modifications and limits…

A few months ago I received this message from whatssapp from my dear asthang yoga teacher Manu Navarro from  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, I asked him if he could share it, and he said yes for sure, well here you have it, for me it is a very deep message and impressive that deserves to be read from time to time and helps you and invites you to think over…
THANK YOU MANU FOR YOUR WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE.. ENCHANTED TO HELP WITH THE OTHER … AND SHARE …

Here you have…
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As we talked last week I leave you a series of reflections on ashtanga, pain, modifications and limits.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is reputed to induce pain. Postures cause stress patterns in our bodies, and when we force against them, we “squeeze the nerves.” The form of practice, with its linear sequence progression, leaves no escape route. The postures that made us tremble today should be practiced tomorrow. Most people soon leave the Ashtanga for this reason and look for a more “kind” way.
The postures of the Ashtanga system, when practiced with proper alignment, are not painful at all. On the contrary, they are stimulants. However, proper alignment is not the kind of thing one achieves only through the use of creative accessories or modifications or the application of a sound anatomical technique. Instead, proper alignment is the result of an internal, mental readjustment. It requires that we put down the ideas, attitudes, expectations and prejudices that interfere with our ability to settle in the postures and take deep and complete breaths.
We can not undo our tensions by force. The more we resist them, the stronger they become, and when they become strong enough, they constrict and deform us. This is a lesson we should all learn, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system makes us learn it in a rather vivid way – with pain.

Manu

THE LIMIT

Pain is an adaptive defense mechanism, whose purpose is to protect us from danger. Pain warns us of danger, and urges us to turn back. Based on this truth, many Yoga teachers remind their students to listen to their pain. Pain is “the limit,” and when we respect “the limit,” we avoid damaging our bodies.
This is a crucial and urgent lesson for those rajasic spirits who would injure themselves by ambition. Often, however, this idea is abused. Both students and teachers use it as an excuse to escape from deeper inner work. You can not progress in yoga without having to directly confront your psychic patterns. Many students avoid the postures that provoke their habitual tensions, or pass them over with supports and modifications, hoping that their tensions will be solved magically in some way.
This approach rarely takes anyone anywhere. It allows one to practice without getting hurt, but it also prevents progress. The postures that cause us pain are also the postures that expose our tensions, and invite us to resolve those tensions with our own internal intelligence. They give us the opportunity to observe our tension patterns directly, to breathe through them, and to release them into the ether. This is the simple psycho-physical cleansing process that we can perform with Ashtanga yoga.
It is not a complete article yet, but I hope to invite you to reflect …
Manu
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If you want to contact him … you can write to me privately …
Small introduction in spanish:

https://grancanariayogaconference.com/index.php/programa?id=56

NAMASTÉ, Manu

SANTORINI. The other side of a RETREATMENT … SENSATIONS OF A TEACHER

I was always on the other side, as student of what is a yoga retreat or holistic activities, from the relaxed part and from enjoyment.

I do not say that working in a retreat has its good things, but of course, although you are in the best place in the world, you are still working as well, although I enjoyed a lot about the swimming pool, the food and the amazing places for discover.
During this year in May,  I had my first yoga retreats in Santorini, thank God, I did not have to prepare them because managing and preparing an event of this kind requires a lot of extra work behind in the background, accommodation, meals, logistics of all kinds of things.

And if there is two groups between between 15 and 25 people with different needs, tastes, etc … much more work. So thank you Alejandro Estornel  @pilatesman for creating so awesome event.

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The really  truth that I have to be THANKFUL, every day I thank life for all that it offers me, that my first yoga retreat is in SANTORINI … guaauuuuuu, there is always a moment to learn and to start and above all to thank .
They were two different groups, the first of about 13 people, where I still do not know very well the dynamics of how to do it, it takes a time to addapt to the rhythms and the needs of people is to be more flexible and flow more with change.  That week I was made slower, since I am a person very outside and inside at other times, yoga gives me peace, tranquility and silence, connection with myself.  Being in a retreat you are really working more than the hours of classes, because in the end all are interactions with the student who at times becomes a friend, so but it is a funny and nice job.
These retreatesn about  yoga & pilates so it is not the same as the students who would go only to a yoga retreat that is what I am more get used to, it is also interesting to interact with different profiles and see how you are at ease with each of them.
For more information about this wonderful retreat where you can find the best professionals and the best place to stay in Gran Canaria and Santorini.

                           https://skypilatesandyoga.com/
I know that my strength is to work in short distances, that is to say by one-to-one relationship is where I find myself most comfortable and where I can create an interconnection and approach to the person.
I have moments also to include myself in the group and to be extroverted and to be on the crest of the wave but really are the few moments, and perhaps also Santorini with that light, that sea and those things inspired me more to be in connection with myself.

Being in a landscape constantly like Santorini is a constant meditation, so if you miss those moments of solitude and reflection.
In the second week I had more time for myself and maybe I also felt inside the group, maybe this group vibrated more in the world of yoga, or at least I felt that way.
On the other hand each class is different depending on how much the teacher connects with the students and the students with the teacher, so flow it.
I allowed myself to be more myself, to laugh, to make jokes during the class, and even to encourage the students to perform some more complex asanas, formed a good group and I think there was a pretty connection.
For my third retreat, as the path of yoga, as the way of life is a way of learning, I take another series of experiences with me and learnings, 3 months have passed since the previous, I know I will feel more comfortable and above all I will  be me 100% as authentic and genuine as possible. But this will be another post…!!!
                                                           I  ♥ SANTORINI.

If you want to realize an idea about the retreat you can take a look in the next video:

Sky Pilates And Yoga Retreats Santorini 2017

See you around the world, continue moving…ohhh yeahhh

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