Yoga with Fiona
Dru Yoga for Therapists Workshop
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January 10th postponed.
E-mail me if interested in future dates.
- Do you ever feel drained after supporting others?
- Do you want to recharge your batteries and give yourself a boost?
- Do you want to learn how to preserve and build your own energy reserves?
3 hours, £25
with Fiona Tasker, Dru Yoga teacher and therapist
Pre-booking essential (see below for how to book)
Who is the workshop for? Therapists, carers, teachers, counsellors and anyone intensely supporting others.
What does the workshop include?
- Time out just for you: relax and rejuvenate body and mind!
- Gentle yoga movements and relaxation, easy for everyone to join in
- Simple principles and practices to help preserve and boost your own energy levels:
- How to support others without giving away all your energy
- How to let go (known as “decanting”) after working with others
- How to recharge your batteries
Scroll down for more about Dru Yoga and my background.
How do I book?
Please complete this registration form (click on the link below to open it in MSWord) and e-mail it to me on: [email protected] confirming how and when you have paid.
1. Internet banking
Fiona Tasker HSBC bank
Account number: 51305239
2. In person
Cash or cheque
3. By post
Send a cheque payable to Fiona Tasker to: Flat 3, 4 Westbourne Villas, Hove BN3 4GQ
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of the completed registration form and payment.
Interested, but can’t come this time? Let me know, and I’ll keep you informed about any future dates.
What is Dru Yoga? Dru Yoga is a flowing form of movement, breathing and relaxation. It is rooted in ancient tradition as one of the original forms of yoga that developed in the Gujarat state of India. In its modern form it has been powerfully influenced by the life of Mahatma Gandhi: the two main teachers of Dru Yoga at that time worked with Gandhi in the satyagraha (non-violent resistance) movement. They embraced Gandhi’s teaching of compassionate action, and of kindness and love as the greatest forces of humanity. Dru Yoga’s approach reflects this: a gentle approach to expressing and living with strength, focus and power. A strength that adds to life, never takes from it.
Over the last 20 years Dru Yoga has been taken to some of the world’s conflict and post-war zones and taught in specially designed detraumatisation programmes, often in conjunction with the United Nations. These programmes are based on the principle of freeing emotional blocks in the body that have come as a result of trauma or pain. We’ve worked in the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Sudan, Nepal and Northern Ireland. And around the world Dru Yoga teachers help people to untie these knots of pain and disappointment that we all store in our bodies, helping to free our potential to be who we want to be.
What is my background? I have worked since 1993 with underprivileged children and supporting victims of abuse, and since 2002 training yoga teachers and supporting people through self-development and coaching. I have experienced stress, exhaustion, and burn out, and I believe I’ve come out the other end thanks to my yoga practice. This encouraged me to delve deeper into how yoga can help us find and maintain our individual state of optimum health and balance. For those of us in the ‘caring’ professions this is all the more vital – how many drained nurses, therapists or teachers do you know?!
For the last 7 years I worked at the Dru Yoga teacher training school in The Netherlands as a senior tutor and manager of our studio in The Hague. I returned to the UK in August 2009 to set up my own yoga business here in Brighton. I teach regular classes, workshops, and one-to-ones. I have also followed specialized training courses in pregnancy and postnatal yoga, and in yoga therapy for specific health conditions.