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"The New Normal" - How Bodhiyoga International is adapting to the crisis?

Clearly, across the board, anyone running international presencial activities is having a tough time right now! No surprises. I am based in Spain and this years tourism has been a wipe out! My wife works in the field of promoting cultural and touristic activities int he region, both locally and internationally and all her projects have been put on hold. Many bars restaurants, theatres, cinemas and hotels in Valencia and along the coast are shut and with 90% reduction in overseas visitors. All the summer festivals have been cancelled.

"la Nueva Normalidad" - ¿Como se adapta Bodhiyoga Internacional a la crises?

¡Claramente, en general, cualquiera que realice actividades presenciales internacionales está pasando un momento difícil ahora mismo! No hay sorpresas. ¡Estoy basado en España y este año el turismo ha sido un desastre! Mi esposa trabaja en el campo de la promoción de actividades culturales y turísticas en la región, tanto a nivel local como internacional, y todos sus proyectos se han suspendido. Como vemos, muchos bares, restaurantes, teatros, cines y hoteles en Valencia y a lo largo de la costa están cerrados y con una reducción del 90% en los visitantes extranjeros.

Teaching Meditation to Asana Junkies Bringing Mindfulness to Yoga Asana Classes - Article by Sara-Mai Conway, 500 hour Certified Bodhiyoga teacher

Many thanks to Sara-Mai Conway who recently qualified as a 500 hour Certified Bodhiyoga teacher having completed the presencial training Remedial Yoga & Applied Mindfulness Advanced Teacher CPD Training, 500 hour Certification in November 2019 and written and practical assignments in July 2020.
Sudaka and Sadhita

 
I personally came to yoga through the path of asana and find myself teaching others who aren’t yet aware yoga is anything other than asana. For many students, yoga and meditation are two separate things, and they haven’t signed up for the latter. This post is for yoga teachers who find themselves in a similar situation. May it be useful as a guide to those who wish to gently nudge their doing-addicted students toward being. 



Hot and sweaty yoga asana classes meet us where we are in our addiction to movement and serve a useful purpose as an introduction to the path. On a physical level yoga asana provides us with strength and resiliency, but also flexibility, spaciousness and freedom from pain. As we progress in our yoga practice we begin to see that strength, flexibility and freedom from pain are not merely attributes of the form body, but apply to the subtle body and mind as well. 

Grasping in a Time of Covid - The Yogic Kleshas and How They End - Article by Sara-Mai Conway, 500 hour Certified Bodhiyoga teacher

sara-mai-conwayMany thanks to Sara-Mai Conway who recently qualified as a 500 hour Certified Bodhiyoga teacher having completed the presencial training Remedial Yoga & Applied Mindfulness Advanced Teacher CPD Training, 500 hour Certification in November 2019 and written and practical assignments in July 2020.
Sudaka and Sadhita
 

Today marks four months since I’ve been in self-quarantine, hiding away from the global pandemic that is Covid-19. It’s actually been a really nice time. I’m privileged with the opportunity to work from home, a cabin outside of the city where I can enjoy long dog walks twice daily and the birds at my backyard feeder. I benefit from home grocery delivery and a once weekly visit to an open air farmer’s market, where of course, I wear my mask.

With yoga studios closed, I no longer drive 60-90 minutes daily to teach. I’ve found myself with extra free time that I’ve applied towards two at-home meditation retreats, online language learning classes, and sometimes thrice-weekly dharma classes on Zoom. I count my blessings daily. I have everything I need and then some.

Mindfulness Yoga and Fertility Related issues - Ann Bracken recently qualified 500 hour Certified Bodhiyoga teacher

It is estimated that 72.4 million women globally experience fertility problems and the impact in their lives is far-reaching. Fertility problems impinge on an individual’s physical health and their relationships with others while also adding pressure onto work and social situations.

Integrating Mindfulness Yoga as part of a Mind-Body Health approach to reduce Stress - Ann Bracken - recently qualified 500 hour Certified Bodhiyoga teacher

The medical definition of stress describing it in terms of cause and effect is; “a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external from the environment, psychological, or social situations or internal e.g. from illness or a medical procedure for example.” (William Shiel MD, 2018).

Meditación - Movimiento hacia lo esencial

Sudaka-meditación-Valencia La vida moderna trae consigo un cierto nivel de estrés y dispersión y, como consecuencia la superficialidad y falta de satisfacción.

Meditation - Movement towards the Essential

Sudaka-meditation Modern life entails a great deal of movement from one activity to another and often several activities at the same time!

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