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How to Teach When Shitty Things (Injuries, Illness, etc) Happen to You
You’ve chosen to make a living relying partially or entirely on teaching yoga, which means to keep up the payments on rent, food and everything else, you need to keep teaching though the harder times in your life. Sorry to be pessimistic, but if you’re going to be doing this for a long time, injuries will come, relationships will end, people will die, but you’ll probably still need to teach for financial reasons and to maintain relationships with clients/studios.
In this session, I will share my personal experience and learning:
- Of breaking my foot in January and spending thousands on ubers to get me around/ why i did that
- Of adapting teaching style when injured and how to have the conversation with studios about adapting
- Of the importance of honoring international commitments and london classes through injury and family bereavement
- Of processing emotional trauma and being able to teach through it
- Of not feeling fraudulent when you are teaching yoga but are not in a ‘perfect’ place yourself
- On seeking and accepting help
- On the learning you can take from these times
With a eclectic background including boxing, ultramarathons, a law degree and over 9 years on a yoga mat, Adam brings a unique perspective to his non-dogmatic yoga teaching . A teacher for those that want to gain understanding of their bodies, Adam’s classes feature: intelligent alignment, anatomical precision and creative sequencing that give more significance to mobility rather than flexibility. Having studied yoga asana and movement under world leaders, Jason Crandell and Cameron Shayne, amongst others, Adam has also had the privilege of studying meditation and mindfulness under the renowned Michael Stone.
Through work with brands including Adidas, Kit and Ace, Boys of Yoga, Harrods, The Hoxton and the Evening Standard, Adam has been able to build a global audience, from which to encourage more people to roll out a yoga mat for the first time and experienced practitioners to do so with more anatomical awareness.